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Weekly Worship - January 08, 2022

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 after Epiphany, the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ, January 9, 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. Jim Powers is celebrating and giving a message “Visible Signs,” based on Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.

Masks are required. Finger food will be provided in the Church after the service, followed by the annual general meeting.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, January 11. 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 12, 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 Pastor Wayne will continue talking about the different men in the Bible.

How firm is your faith? Is it rock solid or is it sometimes spongy? There is a man in the Bible whose faith was so strong that Jesus called him “The Rock.” The new given name Cephas, comes from Aramaic, literally meaning “rock” or “stone.” This was the language of Jews in Jesus’ day. In Greek the meaning is the same. The man is called Cephas 9 times in the New Testament, and 156 times he is called Peter. Let’s look at the character called Simon Peter.

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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

On the first Sunday after Christmas, January 9, 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.

This Sunday, St. Andrew’s will give the Angel Tree donations to Mama Cleo’s House for Boys, and La Ola, for girls.

Rev. Michael Schirmacher will lead a discussion group based on the delightful, insightful documentary “The Happy Movie,” which deals with happiness and spirituality.  The three sessions will be held at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, January 8, 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, and also will be available on Zoom.

Rev. Michael asks participants to watch the film prior to the first session, which can be rented at: wadirum.vhx.tv/checkout/happy/purchase. Questions: contact Rev. Michael 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..

Save the dates: On each Saturday in February St. Andrew’s will offer “Future Planning Seminars.” Speakers will include an end-of-life specialist, an attorney and a Cruz Roja representative, as well as a session on planning for the end to help your family prepare for the details of death, your memorial service, and other such issues.

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’s first sermon of the year – a communion Sunday – was entitled “The Last Supper,” with the text from Luke 22:7-20. He began: “Every time we participate at the Lord’s table we are reminded of this simple fact: God. Saved. Me.”

“During Jesus’ time on earth, the Jews saw Him as their liberator from Roman rule. But when He didn’t free them, they began to hate Him. During the last supper, the people in power were planning His death.

“Are you in covenant with Jesus Christ? You can’t see it on paper, but if the covenant were written, it would be written in the blood of Jesus. If you answered yes, then your heart is packed with the Lord, filled with scripture, and longing for His coming.

“Jesus is our deliverer and our mediator. All we need is Christ. So simple, so profound.”

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.

Little Chapel by the Lake

January 9, 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 Faith,” by Lee Strobel will be screened Wednesday, January 12, 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.

Donations for Little Chapel’s food mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel. Donations can be anything non-perishable. Clothes, household items, canned goods, etc.

Unitarians

January 9, the theme of the service is: “A Heritage of Tolerance.”

This Sunday the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (LCUUF) will visit the question of tolerance. As a liberal religious congregation, we have a tendency to ignore the familiar and reject our Judeo-Christian roots. We will read the sermon by retired UU minister, Rev. Tony Larsen, “Why You Should Not be a Unitarian Universalist,” and ask ourselves whether we are tolerant enough to include Christianity as a spiritual path. Kathleen Pharis, reader and Cathrine Luria service leader.

The theme for the January 16 service is: “Finding UU”, Carol Powell speaker, Lorna Dean Service Leader.

The LCUUF meets each Sunday, 10:30 a.m. on the Carretera at Hidalgo 261, in Riberas del Pilar. We offer in-person services for those who are fully vaccinated as well as the service on Zoom. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/233941792. Masks are required.

Jewish Congregation

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

Abundant Life Church

How do you identify? This has become a question perceived to be correct in our day but, as believers, we understand it is not how we identify that matters but rather to learn to identify ourselves with the reality of what God has said and how He created us. The way we identify will affect our actions and our actions must bring glory to God.  Sunday, January 9, learn who you are intended to be in God.

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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