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Weekly Worship - March 28, 2020

St. Andrew’s Anglican

St. Andrew’s Anglican has cancelled all its devotional services, social gatherings, meetings, etc., until further notice, due to Covid-19.

The parish will provide, via YouTube, daily devotions, including spiritual meditations, readings and music. On each of the remaining Sundays in Lent, the Penitential Order will be read on YouTube. And, each Sunday, while the church is closed, a video-cast of the Homily will air on YouTube.

For anyone who wishes to listen to the Sunday sermon via YouTube, please follow these instructions:  On Sunday morning, go to YouTube.com, and in the YouTube search bar, enter kimshellyprochannel to access that day’s sermon.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, March 29, Little Chapel will celebrate and worship through scripture and music at the 11 a.m. service. John Whitener will be preaching on “Jesus and the Human Drama,” taken from the text of Mark chapter 5.

If you are at “high risk” please take care of yourself and stay home. Give us a call if you would like someone to come and visit. After the service join us for a friendly meal in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.

Bible studies are on hold until further notice. Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Information: 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.. Saturdays, 4 p.m., all are welcome to a “Sweet Hour of Prayer.” Open to anyone at Lakeside who wants to pray for our nations, world, friends and family.  Information: 376-766-2538.

Christ Church

For the safety of our parishioners, Christ Church Lakeside deeply regrets continuing the suspension at church services and bible study until further notice.

The GAM food distributions will be held about 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 31 and April 14, at the last soccer field on Calle Revolucion (the street where Ajijic’s Wednesday market is held).  Help is always needed to fill the buckets with food for needy families.

Our prayers go out to those who are afflicted, not only in Mexico but in the entire world.

Lakeside Presbyterian

The Lakeside Presbyterian building remains closed during the coronavirus outbreak, with regularly scheduled events and meetings cancelled.

Worship, however, continues uninterrupted, thanks to live-streaming technology. LPC services are conducted each Sunday at 10 a.m. via facebook/lpcchapala or at lpccchapala.org.

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This Sunday, Dr. Wayne Cook reminisces about earlier years: “My dad used to have a huge garden. One time I watched him using a wooden hand-held tiller being pulled by a horse. The horse was pulling really fast, and my dad seemed to be holding on for dear life while running behind the horse. He did not look to either side or behind. His eyes were straight ahead to keep the rows straight.” We now approach the most important time of the Christian year, Jesus’ Resurrection. But before looking at how he was raised, we are first challenged by the circumstances of his death. When the time was right, Jesus “turned his face toward Jerusalem.”

If you have a question or concern, you may call the LPC office and leave a message. Please indicate if the matter is routine or urgent.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  (Hebrews 12:2)

Jesus endured the cross, scorned its shame, and sat at the right hand of the throne of God. What was the joy that was set before him? It was his glorious expectation that into the lives of men and women who were being tormented and ruined, torn apart and destroyed by sin and rebellion, his healing resurrection would bring eternal life. He would integrate all of life and bring focus and perspective. He would call men back to all the expected fruitfulness of the Christian life. Anticipating what his life would accomplish, and knowing he would be reunited with his father, he endured the cross. He poured out his blood though we have not earned it, and is now seated victorious on the throne on high. Through His grace we are saved and it is our responsibility to use that life to glorify Him. We are in perilous times.  We need to reach out to others in need and give them aid. We need to protect and support those around us and we need to pray for those who are in harm’s way or already ill from the virus that is attacking our world. Vaya con Dios.

Pastor John Linton will bring the message Sunday, March 29.

Lake Chapala Baptist Church, 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 at 12:30 p.m.  Parsonage: 376-765-2925.

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation is closed until further notice. This includes the annual Passover Seder, which would have been held Wednesday, April 8, at Manix restaurant.  See facebook/Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation for updates.


The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be meeting online for the foreseeable future each Sunday, 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. We suggest you look for the set-up instructions on our website, lakechapalauu.org, long before the meeting. More information: 376-766-2299.

Lakeside Community


Lakeside Community Fellowship meets every Sunday, 10 a.m., at Hidalgo 441, in the new Bravo Theatre directly adjacent to the Carretera. 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.

Abundant Life Church

Don’t let fear rob you of your freedom. Even in our homes we have freedom in Christ. The name of Jesus is bigger and stronger than the name of coronavirus.

We will not hold face-to-face services until further notice. Our service will be streamed via internet each Sunday until we can resume meeting in our sanctuary. Tune in each Sunday at 10 a.m. for English and 11 a.m. for Spanish to https://abundantlifechapala.com or our facebook page, as well as our YouTube channel.

Riberas Meditation

Satsang will now be presented online, using Zoom April 1, 3 to 4:30 p.m.  If you are interested, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for how to connect and watch from your computer using zoom.us.

This week’s Satsang will start a series based on Ramana Maharshi’s “Who am I.” It starts with Paragraph 1: “Every living being longs always to be happy.” Ramana Maharshi taught Self-inquiry as the most direct way for Self-realization, to look within yourself and see what is always present, what never comes and goes.

We listen to videos of contemporary teachers. Then we meditate as a group with a guided Self-inquiry.

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San Juan Bautista

Father Jose Louis Gonsalves will preside at English-language Mass held at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in San Juan Cosala, each Sunday, 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.

San Andrés Mass

Padre Everardo Sánchez will officiate for the English-speaking congregation, each Sunday, 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.

St. Mark’s Anglican, Guadalajara

Public services at St. Mark’s are suspended until further notice. Fr. Manuel and Priest-in-Charge Michael G. Schirmacher will offer streaming services on Sunday by means of Facebook/Saint Marks Anglican Gdl.

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