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Weekly Worship - January 21, 2022

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, Thomas Walker will be in preaching on “One Shepherd, One Flock, One Sheepfold,” from Psalms 23, John 10:1-16.

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.

Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., “What does the Bible say about healing for today?”

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets for fellowship and prayer at the Chapel.

Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays, 1 p.m. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Car Wash by Mama Cleo’s Boys home is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fundraiser for their 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.

Unitarian Universalists

As this is the service just prior to our Annual General Meeting, let’s take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and in the years before that. We’ll reflect a bit on how we’ve grown. We’ll also consider what the future might hold, what big questions we might face, like “Who are we?” “Why do we matter?” Speaker – Rev. Matt Alspaugh

Next week Rev. Matt Alspaugh will discuss “Think Outside Your Culture.” Barley Donahue will be the Service Leader.

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

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside will celebrate the third Sunday after the Epiphany by celebrating the Holy Eucharist together, and via Zoom, Sunday, January 22, 10:30 a.m., at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Linda Ramos will be the celebrant and give the message. Those wishing to have brunch after the Service will meet at noon in the El Sombrero Restaurant, Carretera Ote. 48, Col. Centro, Ajijic, 376-688-2662.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, January 24. If you wish to give 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..">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 Zoom Wednesday, January 25, 1 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.

Christ Church Lakeside wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lakeside Presbyterian

This week Pastor Carolyn will encourage everyone, saying: You Have Family at Lakeside.

Lakeside has thousands of English-speaking immigrants. Those of us who have left family behind in Canada, the U.S., and other countries, can sometimes feel alone and overwhelmed here. We feel more deeply the need for our Christian brothers and sisters than we did back in “the old country.” The Book of Acts explains exactly why and how followers of Jesus have family we can count on almost everywhere in the world.

Important Notice: Lakeside Presbyterian Church will hold its Annual General Meeting after the 9:30 a.m. service February 5. There will be brief reports about what happened with our various ministries during 2022, as well as our plans for 2023. Members will vote on the 2023 budget and our slate of new deacons and elders. All are welcome!

English-language service begins at 9:30 a.m. Spanish service begins 11 a.m.. Everyone is welcome to the drop-in Bible study Wednesday, 10 a.m.

The English service also streams each Sunday at facebook.com/LPCChapala.

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

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

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

Heart of Awareness

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers times to meditate together at the Practice Center on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sunday, January 22, the schedule is from 9 to 10 a.m. The library will be open from 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, January 25, the meditation period is from 4 to 5 p.m. Following the practice period there will be a video presentation “Practicing the Four Noble Truths” by Tim Geil. The truths are understood as the realization which led to the enlightenment of the Buddha (l. c. 563 - c. 483 BCE) and were the basis of his teachings.

The Wednesday sessions are also offered via Zoom. You’ll find the link on the website, heartofawareness.org.

An open group for practice and book study meets every Thursday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. February 2, the group will begin a new book, “In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying” by Tibetan master teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Pema Chodron stated it is “one of the most inspiring books I have ever read.”

The book is available on Amazon Mexico.

Each session begins with 20 minutes of sitting practice and ends with a ten-minute silent reflection/meditation period. If you are interested in attending this group or have any questions, please email  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..

Also on Thursdays, the Heart of Awareness library is open for browsing and checking out books, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The collection contains over 300 books related to Buddhism – history, teachings, practices, and more – and is open to the public.

Activities at the Heart of Awareness are open to all. Chairs and cushions are provided and there are written meditation instructions for beginners.

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community and Practice Center is located at Guadalupe Victoria 101 in Ajijic. For more information, including a link for attending the Wednesday sessions via Zoom, visit the website heartofawareness.org.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Rev. James Twyman will preach and celebrate, Sunday, January 22. Services begin at 10 a.m.

The St. Andrew’s Lunch Bunch goes to different venues for lunch at Noon every Sunday. The location is listed every Sunday in our bulletin.

Our 2023 Education program continues Wednesday, January 25, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. If you wish to attend, email Rev. Michelle, 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.. It covers the great varieties of worship in North America: things that touch our hearts and inspire our souls.  Because the program requires a TV, it will be held in various homes, which will be announced week by week in the church bulletin.

Operation Feed: Our feeding program buys non-perishable food to donate to “Operation Feed,” which feeds about 150 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. If you opt for a cash donation, envelopes marked “Operation Feed” are available every Sunday. If you sign your name to the envelope, your offering will be recorded as a church donation.

Coffee and Cookies Ministry: A wonderful time for meeting friends and greeting newcomers. Please join us. We’re always grateful for volunteers to provide cookies. Those interested can sign up via the sign-up sheet near the garden pathway.

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.

To become part of our parish family, please contact Rev. Michelle: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. office hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon.

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

Lake Chapala Baptists

Psalm 27, of David: " “The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?”

Last Sunday in a galvanizing sermon titled “Resolve to Be Valiant and Virtuous in 2023,” Pastor Linton put out a clarion call for his congregation’s overall spiritual advancement this year.

“What does it mean to be saved?” he asked us. And later on in the sermon came the simple yet profound answer: “To be saved is to know God, through Jesus Christ.

“In all your prayers and praises, make it a priority to seek the face of God in an intense and personal way,” he told us. “You must seek Him in order to know Him. Close relationships take time, and God delights to make Himself known to people whose hearts are driven to know Him.

“Our confidence, our courage, and our joy are in knowing God. And when we know Him, we will be safe, resting in the shadow of His wings.”Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom Sundays, 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Baptist Church. Sta. Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. LCBC’s bilingual services are Sunday, 4:30 p.m.

Abundant Life Church

Do walk with joy in your heart? There is often a confusion between happiness and joy in a world where most live by their feelings and the circumstances around them. Come this Sunday, January 22, as we look into what the Bible says should be a source of joy for us. You may be surprised to discover that real joy is never found in renaming sin or pretending that a sin is no longer a sin. Real joy comes when we recognize what Jesus has done for us in forgiving our sins. The freedom that Jesus brings always ends in joy.

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 group of believers with a more contemporary style of worship with a mix of praise songs and hymns.

St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal, Guadalajara

English service is at 10:30 a.m. and Spanish service at noon.

Deacon in Charge is Rev. Pamela Hosey Long. Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, 44670 Guadalajara.

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