St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, May 19, the Rev. Robbin Moore will preside and preach.
St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist begins Sunday, 10 a.m., and bilingual Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. Coffee hour and a time of fellowship and welcome follow the service.
Every Sunday, Operation Feed, the program supported by St. Andrew’s, welcomes donations of non-perishable food items. Boxed milk and empty cardboard egg cartons are especially welcome, in addition to rice, beans, pasta, lentils, garbanzos, oats, oil and salt. The parish distributes the donations to Lakeside’s neediest families.
Every donation or consignment made to St. Andrew’s resale shop, Todo Bueno, benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s. Todo Bueno is located on the Carretera, just west of S&S Auto in Riberas del Pilar. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
St. Andrew’s is at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.
Jesus explained that the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, soul and mind. The dilemma for us, however, is: “How do we know if we are doing that?” After Peter denied Jesus, not once, but three times, Jesus asked him a question, not once, but three times. That question was, “Do you love me?” Dr. Wayne Cook believes this simple question can reveal the most profound revelation about our relation with God.
This is a Communion Sunday. Please note Communion is also offered immediately after services on non-communion Sundays (2nd and 4th).
Saturday morning classes for Spanish speakers continue: computer, sewing and English as a Second Language (ESL). The LPC nurse is on-site Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., and Tuesday mornings. Blood glucose checks Sunday, May 19, after the service at the name tag board.
Social Drop-In is Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Light snacks are served. June 4, 1 p.m. LPC will introduce “Sixties Singalong” to Tuesday’s get-together, led by Cindy Paul and Freedom Chorale with live guitar. All are welcome.
Lakesiders with generous hearts greatly improve life for those who can barely afford food and clothing. Education, health services and many other initiatives also speed the process of giving people a “hand-up,” not just a “hand-out.” You can help: just call (376) 106-0853. It’s time joyfully spent.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar. English services, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Spanish services, 9 a.m.; Sunday School for adults, 8:30 a.m. in the library; Bible Study, Fridays, 9:45 a.m. in the library.
Sunday, May 19, Richard Clarke speaks on “Silence Isn’t Empty; It’s Full of Answers” at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Silence heals the brain, relieves stress and helps us sleep better. There is also a kind of spiritual silence where answers to your questions just come to you. We all can find this silence within ourselves, if we look for it, and take time for it. Clarke will give a talk about silence, and give you some easy suggestions about how to find this silence in your everyday life.
Carol Johnson will lead the service.
The Unitarians meet Sundays, 10:30 a.m., at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church. Information: (376) 766-1119.
Shabbat Torah services are held the first and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. and Shabbat evening services and potluck every second and fourth Friday, 6 p.m., at the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation.
The synagogue is at Santa Margarita 113, Riberas del Pilar. Information: lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.
Lake Chapala Baptist
”All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast” (Proverbs 15:15).
We take situations and replay them in our minds. We have conversations in our heads with people, and build a case against them, though we don’t really know what they are thinking. We tend to “nurse, curse, and rehearse” those things that happen to us. When we do this, we tend to make ourselves miserable and this reflects in our lives. It is important that we lead our lives in a positive manner and mirror God’s word. What are you meditating on? Get rid of the “oppressed and wretched” forecasts and share God’s love with others around you.
Brother John Whitner will bring the message on May 19 and 26.
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. and Spanish-language worship service is 12:30 p.m.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fifth Sunday of Easter, May 19, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give the message, “Glory and Love.”
All are welcome to come and worship. Coffee and refreshments are available before and after the service and we will honor mothers this Sunday.
Following worship, everyone is invited to CCL’s monthly potluck. If you are able, bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert item to share. Beverages and place settings are provided.
The Bible Study meets Thursday, May 23, 3 p.m., in the home of Elizabeth Carroll, Galeana 35 in Ajijic. All are welcome to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
The Vestry of CCL meets on Friday, May 17, 1 p.m. in the home of Elizabeth Carroll (see address above).
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, May 19, Pastor Lahry Sibley will be continuing his sermon series from Psalms Chapter 1, The blessings of a person right with God.
Non-denominational worship service is at 11 a.m. A family “comida” is held after the service. All are welcome.
Tuesday, May 21, Bible studies of Acts and Romans, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 4-5 p.m., Fun with Music heads to La Valentina assisted living care center for a sing-along, 4 to 5 p.m. Meet at the Chapel to carpool at 3:30 p.m.
Also Wednesday, the Christian Documentary film “Furious Love” by Filmmaker Darren Wilson will be shown, 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel.
The Little Chapel by the Lake is at Chapala-Ajijic Highway 10 in Chula Vista, opposite Mirasol. Information: Belva, (376) 766-2538.
Abundant Life Church
What is the most important thing that you accomplish each day? That may seem like a broad question but the answer shows the intent of our heart.
The activity that is most on the mind of Jesus is serving others. In this day of selfish desires being encouraged and their success celebrated, we need to understand the great importance of considering others before ourselves. Jesus, even in moments when his life was being threatened, was always willing and even eager to serve.
Sunday, May 19, Pastor Gary challenges us to consider our lives and invites us to invest in the lives of others rather than our own self-promotion.
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Worship service in English is held Sundays, 10 a.m., and Bible Study, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Spanish-language services are Sundays, noon. Spanish Bible studies are Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. A children’s ministry is held Saturday, noon, and bilingual youth meet Sunday, 6 p.m. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Once a month, the women meet for a time of fellowship and the study of the Word of God (time and date announced each month).
The church is at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information: 331-417-7038.
A Kirtan Gathering will be held Sunday, May 19, 2:45 to 4 p.m. at Namaste Lake Chapala, a non-dual community at Angel Flores 5, Ajijic. Experience the joy and serenity of live Kirtan music followed by a silent meditation. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Just bring yourself and an item for sitting comfort. There is no charge for this event.
Lakeside Community Fellowship is a new and vibrant evangelical Christian fellowship, meeting every Sunday, 10 a.m. at Hidalgo 441, in the new Bravo Theatre directly adjacent to the Carretera.
The sermon for Sunday, May 19 is “Humble yourself before the Lord” and the scripture passage is James 4:1-10.
All are welcome to attend. Youth and children’s Sunday school classes are available during the service. Information: Alan Pohl, 333-399-1501; Dave Powell, 332-208-9263.
Home Church Int’l
How often have we heard, “Aw, c’mon, get serious!” Some people find the idea of God as a stretch of the imagination. It would take someone much greater than a human to have His stupendous attributes. All of us are eternal beings, made in His image. We are spirit, having a soul and living in a body. The world incorrectly has it backwards.
To get serious about our life now and hereafter, ignoring inevitables is not the answer. Unbelievers and those merely playing church are missing it all. This eternal God has your answer! In the book of Isaiah in chapter 55 we find, “Incline your ear and come to Me; hear, that your soul may live ... Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.” In Jeremiah 29 we find, “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Finally, Pastors Paul and Susana Allen leave you with this from Isaiah 46, “... For I am God, and there is no one else; I am God and there is no one like Me.”
San Andrés Mass
Padre Everardo Sánchez will officiate for the foreign congregation at English-language Mass, Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m.
Sunday Masses in Spanish are scheduled at 7, 8 and 10 a.m., noon, 5, 7 and 8 p.m.
San Andrés Catholic Church is at the corner of Ramon Corona and Parroquia, one block from the Ajijic main plaza.
San Juan Bautista
Father Jose Louis Gonsalves will preside at English-language Mass held at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in San Juan Cosala, Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m. The church is located at Del Cardinal, across from the plaza.
San Antonio de Padua
An English-language Mass is held at this Catholic parish each Sunday, 10 a.m. Address: Ramon Corona 123, San Antonio Tlayacapan.