Lake Chapala Baptist
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will be open Sunday, March 21, 11 a.m., for an in-person service. Protocol for Covid, including masks, sanitizing and social distancing will be followed.
In Ephesians 5:1-21, the apostle Paul doesn’t beat around the bush but goes straight to the heart of an important truth.
Verse 3 begins “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you...” We must keep ourselves separated from these three integrated sins. Beware of a covetous heart, such as coveting someone else’s wife, material possessions, or even another’s life. The heart that wants what it does not have or what God has not given, and the devastating and often very controlling sin that leads to it. Such sin seeks more and more intensity, spiraling downward into the darkness and despair that sin delivers. As unbelievers we used to walk in darkness, but now in Christ Jesus we are “light” so then we ought to live like children of light. We are to bring the evil works of darkness out of the dark places where they lurk and into the light where they can be seen for what they are. Be the light of Christ and shine your light to expose evil. Are we living to please God, seeking to be filled with and under the control of the Holy Spirit? Or are we living to please ourselves? Ask God to search your heart. He will reveal His perfect will to you. Live to please God; you will be blessed!
See Pastor John Linton’s service at youtube.com/watch?v=QxG4q91GHTE. Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. English-language worship service, 11 a.m. Men’s Bible study is Thursday, 10 a.m. Women’s Bible study starts Tuesday, April 6, 10 a.m.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fifth Sunday in Lent March 21, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 10 a.m., in their new location, two doors east, and on the same side of the highway as La Huerta Eventos Center. Look for the building with a red door and windows next to the Smoke House. Rev. Christine Wysock will celebrate and give the message “Isn’t Lent over yet?!?!” based on John 12:20-33.
Covid-19 Jalisco state ordinances and diocesan mandates will be observed. Masks are required.
At 11:30 a.m., those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at Min Wah Restaurant, Tepalo 96, Ajijic, 376-766-0686.
Sunday, March 21, the 10 a.m. Lakeside Presbyterian Church (LPC), worship services are at facebook/lpcchapala or www.lpcchapala.org. Devotionals are on the same sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Pastor Carolyn will talk about “To be Perfect.”
People know right from wrong, but doing the right thing can be very difficult when being good means a loss of status or loss of money. Sometimes doing the right things means letting someone get away with taking advantage of us — and that offends our sense of justice. In the Sermon of the Mount, Jesus explains that being good comes from a changed heart and calls us to “be perfect.”
LPC supports feeding programs at Niños de San Antonio, A.C., and in the pueblos of Mezcala, La Cuesta and La Zapotera. Thirty three despensas were delivered the second week of March for a total of 314 so far this year.
To donate call Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057 or Dean Hanson 376-766-2660.
Pastor Pete Campbell continues his sermon series on the book of Daniel, “Survival Kit for the Final Days,” Sunday, March 21, 11 a.m., at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake.
In Daniel Chapter four, we will learn from King Nebuchadnezzar who is really in control, even if you are the richest, most powerful person in the entire world.
Wednesday, March 24, 4 p.m., we will continue Bible studies in the book of Hebrews, with Chuck Missler, at Calle Santa Isabel 29 in Riberas de Pilar, a long green house on the south side of the street.
Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. Questions: 376-766-2538.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
”In Celebration of Spring” — During this time of uncertainty and differences, some things do not change. On March 20, the Spring Equinox will come and bring a balance of night and day. Esther Jones, Fred Koesling, Fred Harland, and Bob Koches will provide us insight into the celebration of spring. Kaya Reed will be service leader
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, March 21, the fifth Sunday of Lent, with our church once again open, you are invited to join the in-person service and see the new mural of the “Dancing Saints,” painted by Ajijic artist Javier Zargoza. St. Andrew’s will continue to live-stream services, accessed online through standrewsriberas.org, beginning at 10 a.m. It will remain on the website until Saturday, March 27.
Rev. Tom VandenBosch will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
St. Andrew’s feeding program is collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed. Boxed milk and empty cardboard egg cartons are especially welcome, in addition to rice, beans, pasta, lentils, garbanzos, oats, oil and salt. Operation Feed distributes these foodstuffs to Lakeside’s neediest families.
St. 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 our parish to support a number of Lakeside charities.
Todo Bueno is located on the highway, just west of S&S Auto in Riberas del Pilar, and is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday.
Rev. Robbin’s office hours are Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. until noon. She is also happy to schedule visits to your home, if you wish.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
Abundant Life Church
A disciple´s obedience is crucial for the Church to be who she needs to be. We live in a day where personal freedoms are constantly being challenged and exercised and as such we may think it should be that way in the church. As disciples we communicate to the Lord as well as the world that we love Jesus through our obedience. Sunday, March 21, Pastor Gary helps us discover just how important it is for the church to obey the Lord´s every command.
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone.
Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m. for English and is also available at abundantlifechapala.com. Bible study is Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in English. Spanish-language services are Sunday, noon also at www.vidaabundantechapala.com, and Bible studies in Spanish are Fridays, 6:45 p.m.
Carretera Chapala-Joco 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake market.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
St. Mark’s Anglican,
Iglesia Cristiana Agape