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Weekly Worship - September 16, 2023

Christian Science Group

You are invited to attend our Testimony Meetings every first and third Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. at Cinco de Mayo 3, Ajijic.

The one hour meeting begins with readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook “Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, followed by testimonies of spiritual healing that have resulted from the study and practice of Christian Science. For more information visit www.christianscienceajijic. org or call 331-155-4733. All are welcome.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Episcopal Church

Listen for the next iteration of our continuing Lectionary Study to be held both in-person and on-line. In addition, Pastor Michelle can also lead themed video studies on a variety of religious/spiritual topics for modern-day applications. Please let her know your interests.

St. Andrew’s live streams Sunday services and sermon highlights and also publishes daily inspiration, parish news and events on its Facebook page: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.

To become part of the parish, contact Rev. Michelle at: standrewsparishlakeside @gmail.com. Office hours are Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers opportunities to meditate at the Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) on Sundays and Wednesdays. Chairs and cushions are provided and there are written instructions for sitting and walking meditation for beginners. All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation.  Donations are accepted with gratitude.

Sunday, September 17, the Center is open from 9 to 10 a.m. for sitting and walking meditation. The format for the hour is 30 minutes of sitting, 15 minutes of walking and 15 minutes of sitting.

Wednesday, September 20, there will be a practice period from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by the first of two talks by senior teacher Marty Janowitz, offering more support for our exploration into living the Five Precepts: the basic code of ethics for lay followers of Buddhism.

Thursday, September 21, a Practice/Book Study group, open to all, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  

The Wednesday practice and program is also offered on Zoom, for those who cannot attend in person. The Zoom link can be found at heartofawareness.org. 

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Sunday, September 17, Our sermon series continues on the Gospel of John with Pastor Carolyn Hansen’s sermon based on John 2: 13 – 25. This week we move from a wedding in Cana near Jesus’ hometown in Galilee—to a festival in Jerusalem in the south of Israel in Judea centered on the Temple as the Jewish place of worship. In one place, Jesus quietly saves a young couple from social disaster. In the other, he braids a whip of cords and drives animals and merchants out of the Temple courtyard. Totally different scenes . . . but they are related. Find out more about these stories and about Jesus this Sunday morning.

English-language service begins Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and also streams each live at facebook.com/LPCChapala. Spanish service starts at 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to Wednesday drop-in Bible study at 10 a.m.

New LIT (Lakeside Institute of Theology) courses will be scheduled for November. A chance to earn various levels of divinity certification.

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

Coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar.

Lake Chapala Baptist Church

On the Island of Misfit Toys, everyone is different than what is typically accepted, including a bird that swims, a boat that won’t float, a bear with wings, a cowboy on an ostrich, and a Charlie-in-the-Box. This menagerie of misfit toys bands together and save Christmas for the children of the world. The moral of the story is that no matter how atypical you are, you are valuable and together we can accomplish what seems impossible. I often think of myself as atypical, a little offbeat, definitely flawed, but with a kind heart, a good head on my shoulders, and the willingness to take on the world if I need to. I think most of us have those qualities. We all share attributes, and yes, some attributes are more “desirable” than others, but not one of us is perfect. Not one of us is typical. God so loved the world…(John 3:16), all the people in it, regardless of how different or flawed.

Worship service Sundays, 10:45 a.m.; Spanish language worship at 12:30 p.m.

Sta. Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Contact: 331-608-0856.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 17, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in person, and via Zoom, 10:30 a.m., in our normal location with the red door and windows next to the Smokehouse Restaurant. Restaurant.  Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and give the message. Those wishing to gather for brunch after the service will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the new restaurant at Pancho’s West, Carretera 688, Int. 5, 331-868-6476.

The Loaves and Fishes food distribution will not be held Tuesday, September 19. If you wish to help our food program by giving a much-needed monetary donation, or need more information, contact Al Ramos, 332-3134-1282, 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..

A Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 20, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend, learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share their insights with each other. If you haven’t attended a Bible Study with Rev. Danny you should, as you will find it extremely interesting and educational.

Lakeside Singers, an outreach of Christ Church Lakeside hosted by musician Deborah Inkster-Bain and Rev. Christine Wysock, will meet at the church Thursday, September 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your own drink and join in the fun trying new songs.

Zoom sign-in information for joining the Holy Eucharist Service and/or the Bible Studies: contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and 376-766-2495.

Heritage Baptist Church

What exactly is involved in the art of Christian service? Serving can sometimes take some smart thinking. We must learn to be both servants and soldiers, both counselors and custodians for our brothers’ trials. We the Church body are in a spiritual battle, make no mistake. Will we be faithful or will we compromise?

The Lord’s believers are linked by spiritual armor. We need not be ever-vigilant if we look out for each other! We need only a discerning mind, a godly walk, and—most importantly—a teachable spirit. Then, as one, we can handle any trial, with the trowel of service in one hand and the sword of Truth in the other.

Nehemiah 4 teaches us much about unity. During the historic rebuilding of Jerusalem, everyone

participated. Staying in the company of the Lord’s people helps us to overcome. Stand together. God is with us, saints and believers!

Heritage is a fledgling Baptist Church seeking out our eternal family, one precious soul at a time. Join us  in the “Upper Room” at the Presbyterian Church in Riberas del Pilar. Sundays at 11:15 a.m.: Open prayer, then wisdom direct from the Word. Wednesdays: Bible study at 4:30 p.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our Facebook page!

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, September 17, Pastor Thomas Walker will speak on “Sit, Walk, Stand” at the 11 a.m. service. Little Chapel is located on the Ajijic-Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista. A Grace meal is held after the service, with the main dish provided, accompanying dishes of whatever you bring.

Donations for our mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute via your donations.

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., a small group will meet  for a Bible study in the book by Paul written to the Thessalonians. This week we’re in Chapter 4.

Little Chapel telephone: 376-766-2538.

New beginners Spanish class beginning 1 p.m., Friday; call Beatriz 376-108-9755 or 331-912-6430 for more information or simply show up on Friday.

Car Wash by Mama Cleo’s Boys home Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (fundraiser for their needs). Thank you everyone who contributed last week.

Collecting water containers (garrafones) for the village of Mezcala. Contact Don Spangler, +1-970-219-5983 for more information.

Seventh-Day Adventist

Church

The Lakeside Chapala Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to share a good time together.

The appointment is every Saturday, 10 a.m. for fellowship and singing. 10:30 a.m. for a shared biblical study and at 11:30 a.m. the main worship service.

We believe that God is the creator (Genesis 1:1), Jesus is our savior (Acts 16:31), the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-11) the eternal Father (1 John 2:13) and that the Bible is the only source for truth and comfort for broken hearts ( Romans 15:4 cf John 17:17).

If you need help with transportation, you can get in touch through whatsapp 642-161-4143 or e-mail 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.. Information: www.LakesideChapalaSDA.org.

Carretera Chapala-Ajijic No. 10, Fracc. Chula Vista, Chapala.

Abundant Life Church

Through history it has been proven time and time again that those how have a stick-to-it nature end up having something of value in the end.  Persistence, in spite of the obstacles and problems, is a trait that the most successful people have.  Jesus was defiantly on that list but the challenge for us today is to also be on the list from start to finish.  Come Sunday, September 17,  to be encouraged to run the race and to keep going even when you get tired, are disappointed or suffer a terrible set-back.  The end reward is well worth the effort!

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico.

Services are on the Facebook page as well as the YouTube channel. The 10:30 a.m. English services schedule is at abuntandtlifechapala.com. Bible study in English is held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday.

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

Grace Church Chapala

Grace Church Chapala is a Christian Church located in the Bravo Theatre building at 441 Hidalgo in Riberas. We welcome you to worship Jesus Christ with us on Sunday’s at 10 a.m. Our praise music is a contemporary style. We host an open Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  

Led by the teaching of Pastor Alan Pohl we strive to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Grace supports an outreach ministry to the children of Mezcala. You will find a friendly welcome here with opportunities to connect with other believers and to serve God. Information: GraceChapalamx.church.  

Mezcala Christian Church

Pastor Lionel Sanchez and other area Christian pastors share and teach the love of Jesus every Saturday, 10 a.m. A delicious Grace meal is provided after every service. Mezcala Christian Church provides approximately 250 early breakfast meals weekly to Mezcala children and 50 to 100 large bottles (garafones) of clean water weekly to Mezcala area families. Food and financial donations are always needed and accepted. Transportation or carpooling at 9:15 a.m. from Walmart, Little Chapel by the Lake or Soriano parking lots available. Contact 970 219-5983 in advance via Whatsapp FaceTime or messenger.

Calle Hidalgo 251-B Mezcala (green building with burgundy cross).

Unity Namaste of Ajijic 

Through Unity’s positive, practical and inspirational approach to Christianity we serve those on all kinds of spiritual paths, or those seeking one.  All are welcome every Sunday, noon, at Namaste Village, Angel Flores 5, Ajijic, or via Zoom through unitynamaste.org, and “meet and greet” hospitality starting at 11:30 a.m. A potluck supper is served after the service on the last Sunday of every month. 

Unity Namaste of Ajijic is an official Unity ministry chartered by Unity Worldwide Ministries and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Information: unitynamaste. org.

San Juan BautistaCatholic Church

English Mass- Sundays 9 a.m. Del Cardenal 25 Raquet Club, San Juan Cosala.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak on “Minimalism” with Rena Swan as service associate at the next meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (LCUUF).

LCUUF services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar, next to Doppio Café, across the road from the Catholic Church.

San Andres Catholic Church 

Marcos Castellanos 14, Centro, Ajijic. English Mass Sundays 9 a.m. Information: Raya, 331-068-1809.

Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation

Join us the first and third Saturday at 10 a.m., live and zoom for services.
Join us live the second and fourth Friday for service and potluck at 6 p.m.
Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal, Guadalajara

Regular Sunday Services take place at 10:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. Their choir is not to be missed and there is a coffee gettogether after each service.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara. Website: stmarksgdl.com/en.

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