Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the the Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 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. Jim Powers will celebrate and give the message “Peace and Understanding” based on Luke 24:36b-48.
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 Armando’s Hideaway Restaurant, located at Privado Ocampo #18, Ajijic, between Ocampo and Zaragoza. Tel. (376) 766-2229.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
Lake Chapala Baptist
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will be open Sunday, April 18, 10:45 a.m., for an in-person service. Protocol for Covid, including masks, sanitizing and social distancing will be followed.
What would be your last words to your loved ones before you leave this earth? Pastor John Linton, teaching from Matthew 28:19-20, reads the last words that Jesus gave to His disciples before he ascended into heaven, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Basically, Jesus is saying, “Preach the Gospel, make a difference in the lives of others!” And indeed they did. They turned the world upside down! The Gospel is simple: Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, (punishment we deserved), was buried, and on the third day was resurrected, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven. We need only to receive this truth, repent of our sins, believe by God’s grace in what Christ did for us, and our eternal destiny is heaven; peace, joy, no tears, death, or sickness. The choice is yours; to receive, believe, and repent or face a Christless eternity in utter darkness and torment in a place called Hell. If you have a personal relationship with Jesus then, “Go out into this sin-sick and dying world and tell them the Good News of Jesus Christ!” This is the Great Commission. May your last words be; “Now Go! Be a Difference-Maker.”
Men’s Bible Study Tuesdays, 10:30 am; Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Santa Margarita 147 in Riberas del Pilar, tel. 376-765-2925.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, April 18, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
Loretta Downs will present “Ageing Gracefully.” Downs is a Lakeside resident with a masters degree in gerontology. She is a past president of the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition and a certified senior advisor. She will speak about adjusting to the health challenges, vulnerabilities and loss of independence that many people experience as they age.
Sunday, April 18, 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 continue with the Sermon of the Mount series. Jesus’ teaching on prayer. He gives His disciples a beautifully simple model to use when praying. Like everything else in His sermon, Jesus completely embodies His teachings. In our Sermon this week, we will talk about how each invisible petition points to Jesus Himself.
LPC Prison Ministry. After several months of prison closure, it has started up again. As a rule, we bring hygiene products, clothes, cleaning materials, and always fresh vegetables, fruits, and a meal to share.
Concerning Prison Doll making, not many dolls have been sold during Covid, but they are still being made, just at a lower rate.
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, “What’s next after Success and Stability?,” Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m., at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake.
Saturday April 17, 4 p.m. a prayer and healing service led by Dennis Templeman and team, from Alberta, Canada, will be based on the book of James.
Wednesday, April 21, 4 p.m., we will continue Bible studies in the book of Hebrews at Calle Santa Isabel 29 in Riberas de Pilar, tel. 376-766-2538.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the monthly food distribution in San Juan Tecomatlan may drop off staple goods in the big purple box in front of the Little Chapel. Little Chapel is also collecting children’s items for Dia del Niño (which occurs on April 30) and will be distributed at the regular distribution time on the first Tuesday afternoon of the month, May 4.
Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. Questions: 376-766-2538.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
The third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 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. and remaining on the website until Saturday, April 24.
Rev. Robbin 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.
If you’re decluttering or clearing out your closet, don’t forget our Todo Bueno resale shop. 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., Monday through Saturday.
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.
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.
There are certain circumstances or things that can make you happy, for a time. But when circumstances change or you lose those possessions you’ll find happiness disappearing. Not so with Christian joy because it’s not based on circumstances or the things you possess. Jesus was a “man of sorrows and acquainted with grief,” yet He possessed a deep joy that was beyond anything the world could offer. As He was facing death on a cross, Jesus said to His followers, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11). If you’re a believer you have the privilege of experiencing “fullness of joy.” Yet, few of us take advantage of this privilege, we live under clouds of disappointment rather than walking in the sunshine of joy. True joy is found in the way a believer thinks. Don’t let circumstances, people, things or worry rob you of the joy that is yours in Christ. Our citizenship is in heaven so don’t focus on the things of earth, set your mind on heavenly things, the things of Christ and let your heart be filled with joy.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
Abundant Life Church
Have you noticed that very quickly what you were raised to believe to be a sin is now considered acceptable? This is no surprise as the world system moves further and further from God´s law to establishing one of their own. Evil is called good and good evil. People celebrate the fall of the righteous and think that everything is going according to plan. In spite of all this there is good news. Sunday, April 18, we are compelled to remember that all this is prelude to our God reigning forever. The church may look down but she is not out!
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.
St. Mark’s Anglican,
Iglesia Cristiana Agape