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Weekly Worship - December 05, 2020

HU - the Sound of Soul

Join us Saturday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. for this online event. Like a beautiful walk in nature, the sound of HU can help uplift you and find relief, guidance, and peace in turbulent times. 

Singing or chanting HU has been used by many different cultures throughout ancient and current times. Anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances, can benefit from the HU. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom meeting link. Sponsored by Eckankar, Mexico. www.thesoundofsoul.org

Christ Church

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 6, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist, 11 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos Facility. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message “Repentance and Forgiveness” based on Mark 1:1-8. Covid-19 ordinances and Diocesan mandates will be observed.  Masks are required.

There will not be a Zoom service. Minimal sealed refreshments will be available following the service. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at the Smoke House Restaurant, 12:15 p.m.

Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, December 8, 12:30 p.m., at Calle Sta. Margarita 313A (cross corners from the Baptist Church). Help will be needed to fill the buckets with food for distribution to the very needy. Wearing your protective gear is mandatory. 

Contact Phil Reitano, 376-106-1094, 331-340-8115, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you’d like to make a monetary donation, or need more information.

The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, meets via Zoom on Wednesday, December 9, at 1:30 p.m., to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.

For those who would like to virtually join the Bible Study, and need information to log into Zoom, contact Rev. Jim Powers at 322-356-0382, or by email 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 Presbyterian

Sunday, December 6, at the 10 a.m. service of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church (LPC), worship services are at facebook/lpcchapala or www.lpcchapala.org. Devotionals are on the same sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This Sunday, Pastor Wayne will preach about Isaiah 9;6-7.

Handel’s “Messiah” was based on the text we are using as our preparation for Advent. The word Advent means coming. Advent referred to the first coming of Christ into the world when he was born in Bethlehem.

The second Advent refers to the time when Jesus is coming back again. On Sunday, we are looking at two of the four versicles: Jesus is “The Mighty God.”

LPC supports some feeding programs at San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mezcala, La Cuesta, and La Zapotera Villages. At each location, an average of 70 children receive meals three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The week of November 23 to 29 LPC delivered 34 despensas (pantry supplies). We insert some Bible verses in every despensa and one Daily Bread to share the Gospel, since it is the primary goal of the church’s mission. You can donate by check, Paypal, or cash; call Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057 or Dean Hanson 376-766-2660.

Christmas Is for kids! Due to COVID, we will not see each other on Christmas Day and are therefore unable to fulfill LPC’s Christmas tradition of bringing gifts to place under the tree for the children. However, LPC will be collecting financial contributions for gifts to be given to the approximately 400 children we minister here at Lakeside, and we plan to put an illustrated Christmas story in each bag. Funds for this wonderful project can be donated via PayPal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or dropped off at the church on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, December 6, 11 a.m., Little Chapel welcomes Pastor Pete Campbell, from Grace and Truth ministries, who will speak on “Wrestling with Fear and Winning.” We all experience fear at times but God wants us to focus on His character and promises in order to have peace.  Text from Genesis 46.

Thank you to all the people who contribute for our food distribution program in San Juan Tecomatlan, and helped out with the clothing giveaway this past Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 9, 5:30 p.m. the video “Mrs. Miracle” will be screened.

Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. 376-766-2538.

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, December 6, St. Andrew’s congregation will worship in-person at church at 10 a.m. with the allowed 25-percent capacity – 40 people. There also will be seats available outside for more worshipers. The service will also be live-streamed.

The Rev. Robbin Moore will preach on December 6, the second Sunday of Advent.

Each Tuesday in Advent, we offer a meditation, prayer and sharing group on Zoom, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Please contact the office for details.

St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee has re-created its traditional “Angel Tree” Christmas gift program. From now until Christmas Day, Angel Tree cash donations will be accepted at our church, with donors receiving a lovely “Angel Card” to sign and hang on our Christmas tree.

After Christmas, Outreach members will use the funds to buy gifts from wish lists from two Chapala charities: Mama Cleo’s House for teenage boys, and Casa de Ancianos, a home for needy elderly and the mentally challenged. Gifts will be presented to representatives of the charities on Three Kings Sunday, January 10, during our service. Reverend Robbin will dedicate the gifts and bless the Christmas Angels. All are welcome to join us.

Because the October Harvest Comida was cancelled, St. Andrew’s has rescheduled it as a “Holiday Event,” on Monday, December 7. The cost is 275 pesos for a full turkey dinner, including dessert and Social and Hospitality’s special cranberry sauce. Those who paid earlier for the cancelled October comida are considered paid-up for the December take-away dinner  You may sign up at church later in the month.

If you would prefer a refund of your earlier payment, please contact Sylvia Stard at 376-766-3217 or 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..

pg19St. Andrew’s volunteer phone/email tree stays in touch with all congregation members personally every week and brings vital information to the congregation via our monthly newsletter.

If you’re decluttering or clearing out your closet, don’t forget Todo Bueno. Every donation or consignment benefits St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministry and enables the parish to support a number of Lakeside charities.

To be part of the St. Andrew’s family, and receive a Zoom invitation, contact Rev. Moore 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.. More information is at standrewsriberas.org.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Does anyone here know CPR? We have this person here in desperate need  of resuscitation. His heart needs to be revived and fast. The ambulance has just arrived and they have the paddles with that super strong electric current to start the heart beating again. Man’s efforts on CPR just couldn’t revive this person. We needed something infinitely more powerful.

This example is so like the church. Where is the passion for reviving the church for the glory of God? We are in desperate need of revival, but as Pastor John Linton said, “No one can ignite a joyful passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, unless God the Holy Spirit is pouring out the power of His grace abundantly to do so.” As mere humans we cannot do this alone. It’s like CPR for a dying person. We need that superpower to start hearts beating again. We need the power of the Holy Spirit working through us to ignite a passion for revival, renewal, and repentance. However, humble, heartfelt prayer must precede from God’s people to accomplish this very great work with passion. 

What is your spiritual passion? Pastor John summed his up as follows: “I delight in the breathtaking beauty of God’s greatness, I delight to effectively proclaim the Gospel truth of God’s Word to the nations, I delight to stir up a joyful passion for Jesus our Savior, and I delight for the supremacy and the glory of God.”

Ian Murray contrasts God-centered revival with man-centered revivalism. Man-made techniques are used to stir up emotions and manipulate people in order to produce a certain response, decision, or action. True revival is something only God can do. We need much more than CPR; we need supernatural power.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus…”  Ephesians 3:20

The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will meet for in-person services Sunday, December 6, 11 a.m.  Covid protocol will be adhered to, including masks, social distancing, sanitizing, etc.

Bible Study is held in the church on Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Unitarians

The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, December 6, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org. Monica Devine will speak on “The Tao of Pooh,” exploring the principles of the Tao through the characters of Winnie the Pooh.

San Juan Bautista

English Mass at 9 a.m. at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in in San Juan Cosala. All sanitary precautions and protocols are in place. Masks are mandatory. Calle Del Cardinal, across from the plaza.

Abundant Life Church

Worship service is held Sunday, December 6 and will also be virtually transmitted via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and at abundantlifechapala.com.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. English Bible study is Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Spanish-language services are Sundays, noon, and Spanish-language Bible study is Friday, 6:45 p.m. Abundant Life Church, Carretera Chapala-Joco 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan.

Lakeside CommunityFellowship

“Who was declared the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 1:4).  It’s during this Christmas season that we have thoughts of Jesus being born in a manger in Bethlehem. We see nativity scenes large and small and sometimes even live portrayals of the Saviour’s birth.  When we see those scenes we don’t think of Christ as the all-powerful Son of God.  But Jesus was the Son of God, before His incarnation.  In fact He was never anything but the Son of God. But He didn’t come into the world as the Son of God with power, He came as a helpless baby. Even though He was still the Son of God, He allowed Himself to be weak and helpless. He was like a king travelling incognito; no one knew His real identity.  He lived a sinless life, went to the cross and died as a sacrifice for sin. But the moment you come to the resurrection, His glory is revealed; He’s the Son of God with power. Fully God and fully man; that’s the glory of Jesus Christ.

The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.

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St. Mark’s Anglican,Guadalajara

A bilingual (primarily Spanish) service is held Sundays, 12:30 p.m. On the third Sunday of each month, the 12:30 p.m. Mass will be primarily in English. All recommended health precautions are observed and this service is brief (45 minutes).

Virtual Sunday services will continue to be provided online on St. Mark’s Facebook page SaintMarksAngicanGDL and on YouTube.

Scriptural reflection on the Sunday readings is held every Tuesday via Zoom, 1 to 2 p.m. For more information contact Father Michael Schirmacher 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..

Iglesia Cristiana Agape

Bilingual Christian Church Service Sundays at 6 p.m., with music. Calle Nudo de Cempoaltepetl 842, Col. San Marcos, Guadalajara. 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..

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