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Weekly Worship - November 26, 2022

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, November 27, We welcome our guest speaker, Mark Chambers, who will speak from John, chapter 10, “Never Perish.”

Please stay afterwards for a potluck and fellowship.

We are located on the Ajijic Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista. Sunday service begins at 11 a.m.

Donations for our food mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via our big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute to this worthy cause. Our next distribution, on December 6, will include our Christmastime cookies, blankets, jackets, and holiday treats for the children. Any blankets, jackets, and other warm clothing items are greatly appreciated at this time of year.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer. We will share our thoughts, insights and prayers.

Mama Cleo’s Boys are offering car washes on Saturday mornings from 10-2 in the church parking lot—fundraising for their many needs.

Little Chapel telephone: 376-766-2538.

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 6 p.m. via Zoom. See lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 10:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Christine Wysock will be the celebrant and give the message. Those wishing to have brunch after the Service will meet at noon in the Nueva Posada, Donato Guerra #9,  Ajijic, 376-766-1444.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, November 29. If you wish to help our food program by giving a much-needed monetary donation, or need more information, contact Al Ramos, 332-384-2343, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Bible study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski will be held via Zoon Wednesday, November 30, 1:30 p.m.. All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.

To receive the Zoom sign-in information for joining the Holy Eucharist service and/or the Bible study, contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 376-766-2495, or Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 322-356-0382.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Last Sunday, Interim Pastor Blair Smith returned to deliver a sermon titled, “God Is Not Served by Human Hands.”

“The apostle Paul was at his missionary best in Athens, where he told some of the finest philosophers on the planet that they had lost their knowledge of the one true God who created them. This of course did not sit well with Paul’s listeners, and began the downward slide to his beheading. Nevertheless, while he had breath, Paul tried to reason with them in the synagogue, markets, and even from prison to prove that Jesus was indeed the Messiah.

“God gives life and breath to everything; He is the great benefactor of all mankind. Every obedient step we take is dependent on grace from God. ‘Call on Me,’ He said, ‘I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me!’”

Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom Sundays at 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Baptist Church. Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. LCBC’s bilingual service continue Sundays, 5:30 p.m. ¡Todos bienvenidos!

Rediscover the nativity this December! The LCBC choir offers three chances to attend “Advent of Peace: Breath of Heaven,” a hand-picked collection of nativity readings and beautiful music of the season, including your favorite carols: 1) December 12, 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church: FREE! 2) December 16, Sol y Luna Hotel,  5 p.m.: Dinner and show: 400 pesos. 50 percent of proceeds go to Mama Cleo’s Boys Home. 3) December 23, 4 p.m. at LCBC, with a bring-and-share Agape Feast after the program: FREE! Write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Unitarians

Sunday, November 27, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak on “The Only Lasting Truth is Change.”

The title is a quote from Octavia E. Butler’s seminal work, “The Parable of the Sower” This line points to the theological wisdom found in many religious traditions, and perhaps more importantly, in the lived experience of many of us. We’ll explore how we can befriend, even embrace change in our lives and the world around us. This is also the end of our pledge campaign. We’ll celebrate and ponder what changes may be ahead of us at LCUUF in the months and years ahead. 

Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In-person services are now available at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Wayne Cook draws interesting parallels between our own younger years, and the experiences of long-ago peoples from the time of Haggai. Dr. Cook’s text is from Haggai 1:1-4.

“When I was growing up, my parents and grandparents gave a lot of advice, and sometimes warnings. If I was arguing with a sibling while we were driving, they would say, “Don’t make me stop this car.” I decided I would never say that to my kids. But after hearing them yelling in the back seat, my mind suddenly dredged up those old recordings and I would blurt out, ‘Don’t make me stop this car.’

“As a kid, I had not lived long enough to realize adults acquired their wisdom through the years by making mistakes. Often bits of wisdom or warning were expressed by common truths. My parents were perhaps hoping I would listen and avoid the mistakes they made, but I usually had to find out the hard way they were right all along.

“That same kind of advice is given from God by Haggai to the Jews returned from captivity in Babylon. After 15 years, they had made no progress in rebuilding the Temple to worship God. Let us look at the lessons from God.”

English-language service begins at 9:30 a.m., Spanish-language service at 11 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday, 10 a.m.

Upcoming December events include “Advent of Peace” carols and music of the season featuring the Lakeside Baptist Choir. Monday, December 12, 4 p.m. Free admission.

LPC is at Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas, (turn lakeside at Mom’s Restaurant).

The live English service streams each Sunday on Facebook/LPCChapala or at lpc-chapala.org.

If you need a ride, call  376-106-0853 before 4 p.m. on Thursday.

There is coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Reverend Robbin Moore will celebrate and Rev. James Tyman will preach Sunday, November 27. Services begin 10 a.m.

Taco Sunday luncheon after worship services on Nov. 27.  Price of the event, by donation.

In response to the recent anti-Semitic vandalism, there will be a candle-light vigil in support of the Jewish community on the corner of Paseo del Lago and the Carretera at 4:30 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 3.  Please bring a sign or a candle, or just stand in witness at this celebration of love, life and peace.

Taize Service: Now held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m., Father James will perform his one-man show depicting St. Francis and the first Nativity. A reception will follow.

Service of Advent Lessons and Carols led by our choir, Saturday, December 10, 4 p.m., followed by a reception with appetizers and bar.  Event is free; everyone welcome.

Saint Andrew’s feeding program buys non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed, which helps feed about 150 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. Cash donation envelopes marked “Operation Feed” are available every Sunday.

Coffee and Cookies Ministry: A wonderful time for meeting friends and greeting newcomers.

If you’d like to donate to St. Andrew’s, checks can be made out to Andrew’s Fund U.S., or Andrew’s Fund Canada, each of which are tax-deductible.

Sunday services are streamed live and sermon highlights are available on Facebook/St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.

To become part of our parish family, contact Rev. Robbin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special celebration

A Celebration of Love, Light, and Peace will be held Saturday, December 3, 4:30-6 p.m. on the Carretera, in front of Pranzo Restaurant and the large modern sculpture. An opportunity to promote good feelings and actions during the holiday season with a peaceful celebration of love, light and peace. Participants may hold lit candles, show positive signs portraying the theme, waving to the passersby, etc. Everyone is invited to this event sponsored by the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Information: Colleen Beery, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abundant Life Church

There are important people in the world and many clamor to hear them, but the one who is most important is Jesus. Everyone needs to hear Him, but that is not always easy, as he speaks through His Word which is often misquoted or plainly misused. Sunday, November. 27, we analyze the importance of speaking only the truth as believers. The world is not always able to know when something is misinformation so the gospel must be presented clearly and truthfully.  

English Sunday service is at the church at 10:30 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Spanish language services are Sunday, 9 a.m. and noon.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. Bible study in English is held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday with Spanish language Bible studies on Friday at 6:45 p.m.

Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Grace Church Chapala

Join us for worship at the Bravo Theater, 441 Hidalgo, in Riberas, every Sunday, 10 a.m.  

Grace Church is a vibrant group of believers with a more contemporary style of worship with a mix of praise songs and hymns. Pastor Alan prepares an encouraging yet challenging message to help us in our Christian life.

Heart of Awareness

Heart of Awareness in Ajijic will be screening a monthly movie matinee, “Precious Guru: The Wild Heart of the Second Buddha,” Monday, November 28. The film details the life of the eighth century tantric master Padmasambhava, revered for centuries as the “second Buddha,” who is widely credited with bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet. His adventurous life and legacy has come to exemplify a powerful truth: it is the darkest times in our lives that carry the greatest potential for transformation. 
In addition, The Heart of Awareness’ online auction fundraiser continues until November 30. There are over 55 items to be “re-homed”. Auction proceeds will go towards programs and operations  expenses at the Heart of Awareness. Donated items with a Buddhist theme, many of them objects of art, will go to the highest bidder. Photos and descriptions can be viewed online at https://heartofawareness.org/special-events-and-retreats/   You may also view the items in person at Heart of Awareness 15 minutes before or after any activity on our calendar.  (Just click on “Calendar” on the Heart of Awareness home page)

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community and Practice Center is located at Guadalupe Victoria 101 in Ajijic. Activities at the center are open to all—no experience required. Chairs and cushions are provided and there are written instructions for beginners.

St. Mark’s EpiscopalGuadalajara

Sunday, November 20, Saint Mark’s Anglican-Episcopal Church in Guadalajara holds services in English at 10:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 12:30 a.m.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, 44670 Guadalajara.

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