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Weekly Worship - November 27, 2021

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, November 28, Pastor Wayne will give the sermon. David is perhaps the greatest of all the kings of Israel.

He built up a large kingdom; his desire was to follow the Lord. Even after he faltered, he eventually returned to the Lord with a broken spirit. There are great lessons for us in observing his spiritual journey: 1) shepherd, 2) soldier, 3) sovereign, and 4) sinner.

The LPC holds 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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

On the first Sunday of Advent, November 28, St. Andrew’s Anglican is open for worship. All Covid protocols are followed, and masks must be worn.

Brother James Twyman will preach and Reverend Michael Schirmacher will celebrate Holy Communion.

A live-stream service at standrewsriberas.org begins at 10 a.m.

Sue Powell is offering a “Quiet Day,” Thursday, December 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. She also will be offering weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesday during Advent, from 10-11 a.m. on December 1, 8, 15 and 22. These sessions will give attendees the opportunity to practice different forms of contemplative prayer and meditation, and to reflect upon images and readings for the season. To register for the Quiet Day and for the Zoom sessions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our monthly men’s and women’s luncheon will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday December 8, at Charlotte’s on the Libramiento. The sign-up sheet will be in the garden.

St. Andrew’s feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to “Operation Feed,” which feeds about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. At present, we’re eager for donations of rice or especially cash. Cash allows us to buy bulk rice at the lowest prices to help feed even more families; see pledge envelopes marked “RICE” or “BEANS” are available every Sunday. If you sign your name to the envelope, your donation will be recorded as a church donation.

After our service, please join us for coffee and cookies in the garden.

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. Andrew’s 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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

At Lake Chapala Baptist Church, there are two Sunday services back to back: one for the English-speaking congregation and one for the Spanish-speaking church. Last Sunday, we took advantage of this situation to combine both groups in a single service.

We sang hymns everyone knows well, alternating the English and Spanish verses. We had expert instantaneous translations during the announcements, readings, and sermon. And afterward, we all enjoyed a catered lunch together, along with homemade desserts and plentiful good will.

Fellowship is fundamental for a healthy Christian life, and LCBC offers abundant opportunities to be with other believers. Come share a Sunday morning with us and you’ll see why Christian companionship is so rewarding.

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.

Don’t miss LCBC’s Christmas program, “Advent of Hope, the Spirit of Christmas.” Three different dates and venues to choose from: December 11 at Mama’s Musical Bar (free), December 14 at Sol y Luna (dinner show 350 pesos); and December 15 at LCBC (free). All programs start at 3:30 pm.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, November 28, Pastor Pete Campbell will speak and share from the Word of God in the book of Mathew, chapter 4, 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.

Following on the heels of “Willing to be Called Weird” from chapter 3, in the Feasting at the King’s Table series. 

Women’s Bible study continues in the book of Ephesians, at the Little Chapel, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

The film “Transformations 2” about the power of prayer, will be shown Wednesday, December 1, 4 p.m.

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

Anyone interested in contributing to a special need for Mama Cleo’s boys’ home to have a vehicle for transportation (to school, etc.) please contact Alex Berndardo, who is heading up this fundraiser, at 331-118-8290.  To donate specifically, go to: www.paypal.com/paypalme/Alexbg912. Looking for donors for a matching fund by an anonymous donor for up to US$5,000.

The monthly food despenses in San Juan Tecomatlan will resume December 7, meeting at 3 p.m. at the Chapel for carpooling. Anyone wanting to help out with our annual blanket and jacket/coat give away, please drop off in the big purple box in front of the Chapel.

Unitarians

The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship offers 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.

Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak about “The Good Life/The Rich Life,” Sunday, November 28, 10:30 a.m.

Most of us say we want a good life, but what does that mean? This has been a question for thinkers since at least the ancient Greeks (and Stoicism has reemerged in popularity in recent times). More recently, psychology has weighed in with ideas about the good life. We’ll explore what these might mean for us. 

Liz Hill will be service leader.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the first Sunday of Advent, November 28, 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. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and Deacon Jerry Stiles will give a message “The Last Day” based on Luke 21:25-36.

Masks are required. At noon, those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at noon in the Cocinart Restaurant, 16 de Septiembre #4D, Ajijic, 331-395-3810. Parking is available in the lot across the street and by the lake.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, November 30. 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 December 1, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.

To receive the Zoom sign-in information to join 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., 322-356-0382.

Abundant Life Church

Have you ever been embarrassed? Most of us have suffered when we didn’t have the right answer and the teacher called on us, or when we did not know that toilet paper was stuck to our shoe as we walked out of the bathroom. Everyone has moments like these when things don’t go our way or we are unsure about ourselves. As believers we are not like this. We are sure. We know that Jesus is the only way and that he fulfills the righteous requirements of the justice of God. We can boldly say, ¨I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation…¨ Come this Sunday, November 28, and join with others who will never be ashamed of the testimony they have in this world. 

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. English Sunday service is at 10 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Bible studies are in person Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Guadalajara

St. Mark’s welcomes everyone to the Christmas season, beginning Sunday, December 12, 5 p.m., with the traditional Anglican mix of music and scriptural readings, Lessons and Carols. Soprano Guadalupe Blanco performs Schubert’s “Ave Maria” with an eight-member choir at that event, along with Advent music, directed by Debra Matthew with the acclaimed Ana Silvia Guerrero on organ. Rev. John Burk presides. Sunday, December 19, a traditional posada will be held in the garden after a bilingual Mass at 11:30 a.m.; please bring a dish to pass.

Mass in English Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass at 12:30 p.m. Masking and social distancing at all events. Chichimecas 836 at Aztecas, Col. Monraz, 8 blocks behind Plaza Mexico. www.stmarksanglican.org

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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