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Weekly Worship - April 24, 2021

Unitarians

The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.

Instructions for accessing the online service, which are different this week, are at lakechapalauu.org.

Entitled “Más Fuertes Juntos: Stronger Together,” the service is shared with the UU Fellowship of San Miguel Allende, the other large migrant UU congregation in Mexico. We also will welcome other UUs in Mexico (and elsewhere!), as we explore how we might be stronger if we work together in growing and sharing our UU faith. Rev. Tom Rosiello & Rev. Matt Alspaugh will lead this service. Cat Barnett will be the Service Leader.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, April 25, 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 Wayne will continue with the Sermon of the Mount series. He will talk about annuity and slavery:

Eventually, every earthly warrant expires. Nothing in this world lasts forever — cars, houses, and even our bodies have an expiration date. The only eternal things are the things of God. So Jesus tells us how to invest for eternity: the permanent annuity and the permanent slavery.

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.

Little Chapel

Pastor Pete Campbell continues his sermon series on the book of Daniel, “Success and Stability Part 3,” Sunday, April 25, 11 a.m., at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake.

Wednesday, April 28, 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 fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25, 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 30.

Rev. Robbin will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.

A study of the Book of Acts, led by Reverend Robbin, will begin Wednesday, May 5, on Zoom, from 3-4:30 p.m. The ending date for the series is to be determined. To enroll, please email the parish office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before May 5.

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.

You may honor or memorialize your loved ones by contributing 500 pesos for the church’s Sunday flowers. The flowers may be returned to you after the service or if you choose, they will be taken to shut-ins to appreciate. For more information please email 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..

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.

To be part of the St. Andrew’s family, 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.

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.

Christ Church

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the  fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, in person and via Zoom starting at the new time of 10:30 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.

Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give the message “The Good Shepherd” based on John 10:11-18.

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 Scallion Ajijic Bistro Restaurant patio, located at Carretera Pte.  520, Ajijic.  Tel. (376) 108-1805.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 12:30 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.  Help will be needed to fill the buckets with food for distribution to the very needy. For your safety and others, wearing your protective gear is mandatory. If you would like to make a much needed monetary donation  to provide help provide food to needy families, contact Phil Reitano, 376-106-1094, cell: 331-340-8115, 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..

The Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights. If you wish to join the Bible Study via Zoom, and don’t have the information for joining it, please contact Rev.  Jim Powers by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 322-356-0382.

Jewish Congregation

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 25, 10:45 a.m., for an in-person service. Protocol for Covid, including masks, sanitizing and social distancing will be followed.

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.

Lakeside Community

Fellowship

“How blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver and her gain better than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; and nothing you desire compares with her.” (Proverbs 3:13-15).  

It might be hard to find anyone who doesn’t want to be rich. But the question is, “What does it mean to be rich?” These verses say that wisdom and understanding are worth more than silver, gold or jewels. Once again, it might be hard to find someone who would agree with that. You see, all of us have certain desires in our hearts. Some of those desires we share with others and some we keep deeply hidden inside. But these verses say that there isn’t a single desire that you have or that I have that can compare with the desire for wisdom and understanding. Wisdom is the outcome of applying truth to the way you live your life. Understanding is the result of that application. So, are you rich? I mean rich in the eyes of God.

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

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Abundant Life Church

What is your highest priority as a believer and disciple of Jesus? Some may answer to go to church or some other religious activity. Sunday, April 25, come to be encouraged toward our highest and most important activity. We are to be and forever will be worshipers. Everything that we do needs to be with the goal of glorifying Jesus. Worship does not come from a song book or a place. Worship comes from our heart and is directed toward God. We need to be worshipers every moment of every day. 

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,Guadalajara

St. Mark’s now has in-person English Sunday services in the garden at 10:30 a.m. and virtual Sunday services will continue to be provided online on St. Mark’s Facebook page SaintMarksAngicanGDL and on YouTube. Information: 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.. Tel. 332-590-7760.

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