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Weekly Worship - December 18, 2021

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19, 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.

St. Andrew’s is now active on Facebook. Our “page” is: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church – Riberas del Pilar. Please “like” and “follow” us for daily inspiration, parish news and events. Sunday services and sermon highlights are live-screened on St. Andrew’s FB page. Join us online!

Flower Ministry: We’re taking orders for Christmas poinsettias. They’re $100 pesos each and can be taken home on Sunday, December 26. Envelopes are available for your donation. Please write your name on the envelope and place in the offering basket.

Sue Powell is offering her last Advent Zoom session on Wednesday December 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. This session will give attendees the opportunity to practice contemplative prayer and to reflect upon images and readings for the season. To register for this session, 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..

Christmas Eve service is at 4 p.m., with choir and instrumental accompaniment. Mulled wine and soft drinks after the service. Christmas day service is at 10 a.m., with special music.

Sunday, December 26, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be presented and sung by our choir.

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. Pledge envelopes marked “RICE” or “BEANS” are available every Sunday.

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.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, December 19, at the 11 a.m. praise and worship service, Pastor Pete Campbell will speak and share from the Word of God in the book of Matthew, Chapter 5 on the Beatitudes. How to be a Blessing, in the Feasting at the King’s Table series. Little Chapel by the Lake is located on the Ajijic-Chapala Highway #10 in Chula Vista.

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

Little Chapel is still collecting jackets and coats to give away. Please drop them off in the big purple box in front of the Chapel.

The Christmas Eve carol sing will be held Friday, December 24, 5 p.m.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Pastor John Linton’s sermon last Sunday was unusually powerful and full of love for his Lord, as well as the congregation under his care. Christmas time evidently energizes him, the way it energizes all true Christians.

Over the last ten days, our church choir had three opportunities to share the sacred nativity story in song and readings with the Lakeside community, and a memorable experience it was. There is nothing like singing with others, especially beloved carols of joy, peace, adoration and hope, worship to the Creator, and welcome to the infant King.

Whether the choir was singing a relatively new song like “Mary Did You Know” as a special presentation, or the entire group of attendees and choir members shared in singing moving pieces such as “Oh Holy Night” together, all three of our Christmas programs were deeply infused with the unity of love for God and for His precious Son, the prince of peace. This experience will remain indelibly etched in everyone’s memories who participated.

A choral group whose baseline intent is not about performance, but solely about glorifying God through song can send out a message that is focused on the lyrics, and that’s what LCBC’s choir is all about. If you’ve never had the opportunity to feel and hear the difference, we invite you to come sing with us any Wednesday at 11 a.m. or catch any Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

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.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Service with Lessons and Carols, in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse Restaurant.

Rev. Danny Borkowski is celebrating. Masks are required. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at noon  in the El Sombrero Restaurant, Carretera Ote. #49, Ajijic, Tel (376) 688-2662.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, December 21, 12:30 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Information/monetary donation: Al Ramos, 332-384-2343, 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..

The Bible study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be via Zoom December 22, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.

A Christmas Eve candlelight communion service will be held Friday, December 24, beginning 5 p.m. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give the message, “A Star Is Born.” Masks are required.  Finger food will be available following the service.

A Christmas Day service will not be held.

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.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Carolyn, will continue the  series on the men and women of the Bible. On this fourth Sunday of Advent, she  will look at Anna—a prophet and one of the very first witnesses to the Messiah Jesus after the shepherds of Bethlehem. St. Luke gives us her impressive biography. We can feel her impact to this day.

In-church services are at 9:30 a.m. for the English language service, and 11 a.m. for the Spanish language service. All masking and distancing protocols are in place.

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

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.

Sunday, December 19, we celebrate Christmas through music and readings. The children’s choir from San Juan Cosala, Musica Para Crecer, will perform and we will join together in singing some traditional Christmas carols.

Abundant Life Church

God´s timing is perfect. Jesus was born at the perfect time and in the exact way that God the father had ordered it from the beginning. Sunday, December 19, we will see this fact displayed throughout the Bible from creation to Jesus´ birth and in our own lives. Don´t be late! God never is. 

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

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. Optional pozole and fixin’s for 100 pesos.

A Christmas Eve, musical Mass will be celebrated 6 p.m. with an excellent 8-member choir, leading the congregation in carols and anthems, culminating in Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from “The Messiah.”

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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