Losing My Religion is the title of Pastor Carolyn Hansen’s sermon this week, taken from Philippians 3:4-11.
When the Apostle Paul was confronted with a blinding light on the road to Damascus, he met Jesus Christ. This event changed him completely. He ended up renouncing everything he had once zealously fought for. In his letter to the Philippian church, Paul explains why his new faith is worth so much more than his old religion.
Please join us in person or via Facebook at Lakeside Presbyterian Church Chapala at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday or watch it later on Facebook or at lpcchapala.org. If transportation is limiting your attendance please call 332-310-5276 for a ride. Bring a friend to hear Bible based preaching and enjoy coffee and light refreshments immediately after the service. Masking and social distance protocols continue.
The women’s prayer circle has resumed at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. Women of the community should feel free to gather as their schedule permits.
You have family at Lakeside!
St. Andrew’s Anglican
On the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, August 22, St. Andrews is open for worship. All Covid-19 protocols are followed and masks must be worn. The Reverend Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
A live-stream service, accessed at standrewsriberas.org, begins 10 a.m. St. Andrew’s has resumed its after-worship coffee and cookies social time.
St. Andrew’s feeding program is again collecting non-perishable food items (beans – canned, dry, red, black, lentils, etc.) to donate to Operation Feed.
Every donation or consignment to Todo Bueno resale shop benefits St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministry, supporting various Lakeside charities. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Andrew’s volunteer phone/email tree stays in touch with all members personally every week.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is now offering in-person services at the fellowship hall located on the carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar and via Zoom. Covid-19 protocols are followed and masks are required. Services begin Sunday, August 22, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are available at lakechapalauu.org.
This week’s topic by Rev. Matt Alspaugh is “Opening Our Eyes, Finding Our Vision.” Do we have visions for the coming phases of our lives? What do we yearn for, what do we work for? The world has changed a lot in the recent past, maybe it’s time to re-examine, even to change our visions. How do we do this? Carl Jung said, “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” Together we’ll explore how we might look within to find our individual and collective visions for the coming days. Heidi MacLennan will be the service leader
Little Chapel by the Lake
Pastor Pete Campbell has invited his friend, Pastor Keith Bethel to speak Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m., at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake.
To contribute to our monthly food distribution in San Juan Tecomatlan, drop off donations in the big purple box in front of the Chapel (non-perishable items only). A big thank you for those who help and make this possible.
The women’s bible study continues at the Little Chapel, Tuesday, 10 a.m. in the book of Galatians.
Conversational Spanish is still Fridays at 1:00 in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, August 28, join a celebration sing-along, Make A Joyful Noise, 5 p.m. If you like to sing praises to the Lord, come and join us. All are welcome.
Little Chapel by the Lake is on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. 376-766-2538.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, August 22, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, in person and via Zoom, 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church Lakeside’s location, two doors east of, and on the same side as the La Huerta Eventos Center. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and Rev. Jim Sheets will give a message “Bread, Bread, Bread … and more Bread” based on John 6:56-59. Masks are required.
At noon, those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at Mariscos Peter Restaurant, Carretera Pointe #460, Ajijic, 387-766-4450.
The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held oTuesday August 24. The next one is scheduled for August 31.
Lake Chapala Baptist
Continuing in his series “A Lion Roars out of Zion,” Pastor John Linton delivered a powerful sermon this week drawing parallels between the epic battles described in the book of Amos and the polarized good-versus-evil environment across the world today. “What’s important is to know which side you’re on,” he says. God is speaking to the Church today, just as He warned the violent nations Amos wrote about so vividly. “The time is now. May we not be caught by surprise when the Lion roars.”
Share thoughtful weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom at Lake Chapala Baptist Church every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Adult Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m., and separate men’s and women’s Bible study groups meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Santa Margarita #147, Riberas del Pilar. Information: 376-765-2925; lakechapalabaptistchurch.com or the LCBC Facebook page. Covid protocols are observed.
Abundant Life Church
God loves to give us gifts and bless our lives but there are times when He seems to take away what we thought we had. How do you react when you feel like you are losing something? Believers all around the world are under intense persecution. Afghanistan as a country is suffering and the believers there are faced with the real possibility of losing everything including their lives. We don´t need to get upset about losing something that God has asked for. Come Sunday, August 22, to understand how God can use even our losses for His glory.
English Sunday service is at 10 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Bible study is Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in English. Carretera Chapala-Joco 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake market.
St. Mark’s Anglican,Guadalajara
Iglesia Cristiana Agape