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Weekly Worship - January 02, 2022

Little Chapel by the Lake

January 2, 2022, 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 Mathew.

More from the beatitudes and how we should see them in our lives. 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.

The video documentary “The Case for Christ,” by Lee Strobel will be screened Wednesday, January 5, 4 p.m. Strobel was a well known Chicago Tribune writer in the 1970’s when he set out to prove that the Bible account of Christ’s resurrection couldn’t be true.

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 in the village of San Juan Tecomatlan. Join us for our distribution January 4; carpooling from the Little Chapel at 3 p.m.

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.

One of our Unitarian Universalist ministerial colleagues has said, “I often like to think of us as the religion of ‘Why not?!’” At our theological core is a sense of openness, of making space for possibility. We have an expansive religion, easily able to hold many ideas, beliefs, values, at once, all as possible. As we close out one year, and begin another, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s possible for us. Rev. Matt Alspaugh will give the sermon and Dee Dee Camhi is 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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

On the second Sunday after Christmas, January 2, 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 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.

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

Pastor John Linton did a yeoman’s job last weekend, delivering back to back sermons on Christmas day, a Saturday, and also on Sunday. Both messages hit hard and moved the congregation deeply, even when the Sunday sermon — all typed and ready on his tablet — somehow disappeared. This last little problem, “every pastor’s worst nightmare,” never even slowed him down, so infused was he with the thoughts he wanted to communicate.

“Every Christian,” he said, “is called to be an extreme and potent intercessor. We are called not to simply worry on our knees, but to pray without resting, like the watchman atop a high city wall, guarding the city from without and within.

“God is personally and intimately involved with every nation and household, and even with the unbeliever. Even when we don’t see His hand and it’s just ‘another wonderful day in Mexico, in paradise,’ God is still with us, never forsaking us… and that means never.”

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 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 second Sunday after Christmas Day, January 2, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist service 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 and giving a message “God Made Manifest”, based on Matthew 2:1-12. Masks are required. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at noon in Casa Linda Restaurant, Rio Bravo 7, Ajijic, 376-108-0887.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, January 4, 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 January 5, 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 contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 322-356-0382.

Lakeside Presbyterian

This week Associate Pastor Carolyn Hansen’s sermon is about Martha and Mary: Among Jesus’ closest friends—other than the twelve disciples—was a small family of adult siblings: Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. If you have brothers and sisters, you know they can challenge you more than anyone else in the world. Yet they can inspire love, loyalty, and (sometimes) spiritual growth, as well. These sisters loved the same lord. We can learn from both of these sisters, as they learned from each other.

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 social distancing protocols are in place.

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

Abundant Life Church

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

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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