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Weekly Worship - December 09, 2023

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, December 10, Rev. Andrew Krumbhaar will preach and celebrate.  The service begins at 10 a.m.

St. Andrew’s Christmas Eve service will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 24.  Monday’s Christmas Day service of Morning Prayer will begin at our usual 10 a.m. time.

This month, St. Andrew’s offers two free concerts, to which the public is invited.  Both performance are at 4 p.m., at St. Andrew’s.

• December 10 : Noteworthy, a lakeside trio, will offer both seasonal and sacred and secular numbers;

• December 20 : St. Andrew’s annual music and Potluck dinner.  Please bring your favorite covered dish and join us to sing in the Yuletide.

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: 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.. Office hours are Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, December 10, Pastor Wayne will talk about “The effects of the light” when Jesus said,  “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The sun stands as an indicator of God’s immense power. It is so big, over a million Earths could fit inside. Within its fiery depths, a nuclear furnace churns endlessly, producing the energy that sustains life on Earth. The leaves of our plants are fed by its rays. Scientists are now seeking to replicate its fusion reaction on earth.

Yet an even greater light is found in another Son...the very Son of God...Jesus the Christ. He, the true Light of the World, outshines even the sun’s brilliance, illuminating not just our physical world but the depths of our souls. Jesus makes the astounding claim that he is the light of the world. It is a claim of both hope and judgement. This week we will examine the effects of that statement.

The English language service is at 9:30 a.m., which also streams live at facebook.com/LPCChapala.

Everyone is welcome to Wednesday drop-in Bible study.

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

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

Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar.

Heritage Baptist Church

History shows us that Holy Scripture is at the center of every great move of God, either setting up the move of God or restoring the word of God. B.B. Warfield said that when the Bible speaks, God speaks. A Scripture-based, Spirit-led hearing brought about an awakening in Jerusalem in the days of Nehemiah. Nehemiah 8:9b says: “For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law.”

Holy Scripture teaches us that only through Jesus Christ, sacrificed at Calvary’s cross, are we delivered from the justice due unto our sins. This is all an act of God’s grace. However, until such conviction and repentance occurs, Scripture is ever so clear over mankind’s state: “... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’ (Romans 3:23). When David realized that His sin with Bathsheba had offended a holy God, he lamented, “My sin is ever before me.” But just as for David and Jerusalem there is hope for us all.

Heritage Baptist Church meets upstairs at the Presbyterian Church in Riberas del Pilar Sundays at 11:15 a.m.: Prayer, then the Word at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible study at 3 p.m. Info: 333-016-3743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our Facebook page.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 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 door to the Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Christine Wysock will be the celebrant and give the message. Those wishing to meet together for lunch will gather after the service at 12:15 P.M. in 4to Sentido Restaurante, Chulavista 89, San Antonio Tlayacapan, 376-108-8980. The restaurant is upstairs directly across from the Chula Vista Golf Course. You may want to bring something warm to wear.

The Loaves and Fishes food distribution will not be held December 12. The next event will be held on December 19. To help the food program with 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, December 13, 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.

If you wish to attend either the Holy Eucharist and/or the Bible Study via Zoom, contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 376-766-2495 for the ID and password.

Lake Chapala Baptist

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16)

This is one of the most well-known and beloved verses in the Bible. We cannot earn this gift and we are not worthy of it. Nothing we say or do makes it possible. Our good works are not sufficient. This is God’s gift of grace to those who believe. What a magnificent gift. But God goes further in the next verse which is less well known. “For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:17). Several years ago, there was a group that said, “WWJD?”.  What would Jesus do? There are many people in this world that we consider “the others.” They may be a different race, religion, socioeconomic background or have different beliefs or opinions. If we are to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, we must not condemn those who are different from us but must reach out a hand to help them. Indeed, What would Jesus do?

Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. English-language worship service is at 11 a.m. The Spanish-language worship service is at 12:30 p.m.

Unitarian UniversalistFellowship

Sunday, December 10, Jud Dolphin will speak on “Gratitude.”

The holiday season is upon us. It’s time for giving.

Mother Teressa reminds us, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Simple words open deeper reflections for more thoughtful kindness. It’s not what we do for holiday spirit, but more importantly how we do it.

This Sunday we’ll hear a true story of how playing Santa for needy children was turned upside down in Lafayette, Indiana. For 40 years, it’s changed the way churches help families at Christmas time.

As the Dali Lama points out, “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, And if you can’t help, at least don’t hurt them.” Actions matter and especially at this time of year, wrap giving in in compassion, dedicated to lifting up others and respecting their inherent worth and dignity.

DeeDee Camhi will be the service associate.

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

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, December 10, Pastor Thomas Walker will preach about the word 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.

Little Chapel information: 376-766-2538.

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. Thank you for continuing to contribute via your donations. A Big Thank You for the many people who went out this past week and helped out so willingly.

Tuesday at  5:30 p.m., a small group will be meeting for a Bible study in the book of Ruth, chapter four. A love story, a prophetic book, and an excellent read.

Car Wash/Bazaar by Mama Cleo’s Boys home is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (a fundraiser for their many needs.)

Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers opportunities to meditate together at the Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Chairs and cushions are provided.  All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation.  Donations are appreciated.

Sunday, December 10, the Center is open from 9-10am for sitting and walking meditation. We begin with 30 minutes of sitting meditation practice, 15 minutes of walking, and 15 minutes sitting.

Wednesday, December 13, 4 to 6 p.m. From 4 to 5 p.m., we offer an hour of meditation practice consisting of 30 minutes sitting, 15 minutes of walking, and 15 minutes sitting.

You can also join us on Zoom for the entire session and the link can be found at heartofawareness.org.

Thursday, December 14, our Practice/Book Study group, open to all, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. We are reading “Welcoming the Unwelcomed” by Pema Chrödron. You do not need the book to participate.

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.
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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.

Abundant Life Church

The birth of Jesus is more than just a pretty story about a baby being born in a manger. While the story is beautiful there is an important message that God is sending to the world and that message still needs to be heard. Come Sunday, December 10, as we see the importance of the message that everyone still desperately needs to hear. The plan of God is revealed in the message He has been proclaiming and still proclaims to this day!

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone.  Weekly Sunday worship services start at 10:30 a.m.

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

San Andres Catholic Church 

Marcos Castellanos 14, Centro, Ajijic. English Mass Sundays 9 a.m. Information: Rose, +423-312-7468.

San Juan BautistaCatholic Church

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

Unity Namaste of Ajijic 

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. Information: unitynamaste.org.

St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal Church GDL

Sunday, December 10, Father James Twyman of Saint Andrew’s Anglican Episcopal Church at Lakeside will preach at SMAC at 1:30 p.m.

Lessons and Carols on December 10 and Christmas Eve services will be at 5:30 p.m. and feature paid soloists. 

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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.

Help with transportation; 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.

Grace Church Chapala

Grace Church Chapala is a Christian Church located in the Bravo Theatre building at 441 Hidalgo in Riberas del Pilar. 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. 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).

Judea de Jalisco

Judea de Jalisco is an alternative, Mexican and expat/immigrant, LBGTQA+  welcoming, faith-based community that meets for spiritual and social events- where Jewish ethics/values, music, laughter and food are highlighted. 

Financial considerations should not stop participation to any Judea de Jalisco event. We want all who desire to participate in our events to join in. If you need assistance please contact the rabbi for a confidential conversation at 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..

Lakeside CommunityFellowship

Independencia 159, (next to Fenix Realty), San Antonio, Tlayacapan.

Sunday service, 10 a.m.; Ladies Bible study, Tuesday, 10 a.m.; Men’s Bible study, Thursday, 10 a.m. Information: 332-208-9263.

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