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Weekly Worship - October 30, 2021

Unitarians

The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is now offering in-person services for those who are fully vaccinated at the fellowship hall located on the Carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar (and also on Zoom). Covid 19 protocols are followed and masks are required.

Sunday, October 31, 10:30 a.m., Rev. Matt Alspaugh, will talk about The Mexican holiday “Día de los Muertos.” This celebration invites us to explore the meaning of death, life, afterlife, and our connections with people living and dead. As part of our service, a virtual ofrenda slideshow of loved ones and friends who have passed on will be featured. Dee Dee Cahmi will be the service leader.

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

On the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, October 31, St. Andrew’s Anglican is open for worship. All Covid protocols are followed, and masks must be worn.

The Reverend Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Holy Communion, and Brother James Twyman will preach. A live-stream service, accessed online through standrewsriberas.org, begins at 10 a.m.

St. Andrew’s Book Club meets Mondays, 10:30 a.m., in the parish garden. The current book is “The Whip,” by Karen Kondazian.

St. Andrew’s feeding program is collecting rice and other non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed. Cash allows us to buy bulk rice at the lowest prices to help feed even more families; see pledge envelopes marked “RICE” available every Sunday.

Flower ministry: If you’d like to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one, please sign up with name, date and information on the sign-up sheet on the wooden stand near the garden pathway. The cost is 600 pesos. Questions: 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..

After our service, please join us for coffee and cookies in the garden.  If you’d like to make a contribution or provide cookies for a future coffee hour, you can sign up on the sheet on the wooden stand near the garden pathway.

Every donation or consignment to our Todo Bueno resale shop benefits St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministry and enables our parish to support a number of Lakeside charities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

St. Andrews volunteer phone/email tree stays in touch with all members personally every week.

To be part of our parish family, contact Rev. Robbin 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.. Information: 332-267-6643, standrewsriberas.org.

Lakeside Presbyterian

This Sunday, October 31, Pastor Wayne will give the sermon “The Law Giver,” based on Genesis 3:1-6. Certainly one of the most important characters in the Bible was Moses. He led the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt, and to the very edge of the Promised Land. He gave God’s chosen people the law of God that reflected the will of God. He was another imperfect man that was used by God in a mighty way. While God may not speak to us through a burning bush, there are some important lessons to be learned from this man of God.

LPC has returned to in-church services at 9:30 a.m. for the English language service and 11 a.m. for the Spanish language service.

All masking and social distancing protocols are in place.

If you need someone to pick you up to come to church, contact the church at 376-106-0853.

You can donate by check, Pay pal, or cash; Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057; facebook/or www.lpc-chapala. Org.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a Parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, October 31, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Service in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location two doors east, and on the same side of the La Huerta Eventos Center.

Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message “Love God and Neighbor” based on Mark 12:28-34. Masks are required.

At noon, those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet in La Nueva Posada, Donato Guerra #9, Ajijic, 376-766-1444.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held on Tuesday, November 2. Information/monetary donation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 332-493-2138.

The Bible study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be via Zoom November 3, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.  

Those who don’t have the Zoom sign-in information for joining the Holy Eucharist service and/or the Bible study, contact Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 387-761-0017 or 322-356-0382.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, October 31, Pastor Pete Campbell will speak on his new series “Quality Leadership and Lifestyle” from the book of Titus at the 11 a.m. praise and worship service of the Little Chapel by the Lake, located on the Ajijic-Chapala Highway #10 in Chula Vista.

Paul wrote this to his Spiritual son, Timothy “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses.  Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” II Timothy 2:2

To  contribute to our monthly food distribution in San Juan Tecomatlan, drop off donations in the big purple box in front of the Chapel. The next distribution is Wednesday, November 3, a change of day due to the celebrations going on with Dia de los Muertos on Tuesday. Carpool from the Chapel at 3 p.m.

Women’s Bible study continues at the Little Chapel Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Conversational Spanish is Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, open to all who are interested in improving their spoken Spanish.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“The weight of our text this morning lies heavily on worship.” That is how Pastor John Linton began his sermon last Sunday. “Israel, as described in the Book of Amos, was prosperous and successful, with impressive worship. But Israel — like so many countries, cultures, and churches today — had descended into deep corruption, and their worship had become a charade, a smoke screen which hid the darkness and wickedness of their hearts.”

Do we even understand what true worship is these days? It’s a valid question. 

“True worship,” Pastor John said, “produces love and justice. The opposite of ritualism is love for God. ‘Let justice roll down like living waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream!’” (Amos 5:24) 

“True worship is a manifestation of a correct inward posture. Before even expressing worship, the love for God must apply. It is a matter of the heart. If there is a lack of love, no ceremony, no feast day, no sacrifice, and no singing will ever suffice.

“And when we love God, we will have a right relationship with our neighbor. Our love for God will influence the way we treat others. Is this not the greatest commandment that Jesus has taught us, to love our neighbor as ourselves?”

Share thoughtful weekly sermons, uplifting music, God-driven fellowship, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom at Lake Chapala Baptist Church every Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Adult Sunday school 9:45 a.m., and Bible study groups Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Covid protocols are observed.

Information: 376-765-2925; lakechapalabaptistchurch.com or LCBC Facebook page.

St. Mark’s Anglican

Until Rev. Tom Vanderboch’s return to Mexico, Rev. John Burk, from Green Valley, Arizona, will officiate at the English language 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, which is held inside the church with a choir directed by Debra Rodriguez, with Ana Silvia Guerrero on organ.

Write down the names of deceased loved ones and bring to Mass November 7. Spanish services are at 12:30 p.m. Virtual services are on Facebook/SaintMarksAngicanGDL and YouTube. Chichimecas 836, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara.

Abundant Life Church

What is needed to share the gospel in a foreign land? Some may answer: You better know the language. Language is definitely a key when sharing the gospel as many English speakers know living in Mexico, but raw communication skills are not the first priority in God´s sight. Every believer can learn a language but it is first important that we have something to say before we know how to say it. Come this Sunday, October 31, as Pastor Gary shares with us the all too often missing key in sharing the Gospel.

English Sunday service is at 10 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Return to Bible studies in person Wednesday, October 20, 11 a.m. Carretera Chapala-Joco 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from SuperLake market.

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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