Lake Chapala Baptist
Pastor John’s sermon last Sunday touched on the past, the present, and the future for his flock of conscious Christians.
He asked us all, “How can we go about assessing the past year – shattering for so many – and looking forward to the next? God wants a holy you! His divine power grants to us blessings that pertain to life and godliness. Every move God makes is for our ultimate victory. What was 2021 about for you? Consider your blessings that show God’s divine power at work in your life over the last year.
“Are you presently aware of the indwelling Holy Spirit in your life? Have you set a spiritual goal for 2022? If you want to be in the arms of God, to ‘love one another sincerely, from a pure heart,’ to ‘be imitators of Christ,’ then you need a plan to attain a spiritual goal.
“There’s no such thing as instant Christianity. A godly life comes with time and diligence and a conscious connection with your perpetual guide, the Holy Spirit.”
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 16, 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 a Creator,” by Lee Strobel will be screened Wednesday, January 19, 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.
January 16, the theme of the service is: “Finding UU.”
Long time LCUUF member Carol Powell will tell of her journey from being a Catholic nun to becoming a Unitarian Universalist. The service leader is Lorna Dean.
The theme for the January 23 service is: “State of the Congregation;” Rev. Matt Alspaugh is the speaker and Lynn Cleek is service leader.
The LCUUF meets each Sunday, 10:30 a.m., on the Carretera at Hidalgo 261, in Riberas del Pilar. Due to the outbreak of Covid at Lakeside, this Sunday the service will only be via Zoom. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/233941792. Masks are required.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL.
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 the Epiphany, January 16, 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. Christine Wysock is celebrating and giving a message “For the Common Good”, based on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. Masks are required.
Those wishing to have brunch/lunch following the Service will meet at noon at Viva Mexico Restaurant, Porfirio Diaz #92, San Juan Cosala, 387-761-1058.
The Bible study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be via Zoom January 19, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
Can you think of a couple who everyone knows, everyone respects, and everyone wants to have at their parties? That’s Priscilla and Aquila. They are a team. They are united in their goals. They do amazing things and have incredible adventures. We’ll learn about them this Sunday in our sermon on “The New Testament’s Power Couple.” Sunday, January 16, Associate Pastor Carolyn , will continue talking about these women in the bible.
Bible study has resumed on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary. The book of Matthew is the current focus of this initial, interactive, study.
In-church services are at 9:30 a.m. for the English language service, and 11 a.m. for the Spanish language service. The live English service is streaming each Sunday on Facebook at Lakeside Presbyterian Church-Chapala. 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 second Sunday after Epiphany, January 16, 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.
Rev. Michael Schirmacher will lead a discussion group based on the delightful, insightful documentary “The Happy Movie,” which deals with happiness and spirituality. The final two sessions will be held at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, January 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, and also will be available on Zoom.
Taizé service will be held Wednesday, January 19, 6 p.m.
The parish annual meeting will be held after the Sunday, January 23 service.
Brother James Twyman will be ordained to the priesthood Saturday, January 29, noon.
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.
After our service, please join us for coffee and cookies in the garden.
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.
Abundant Life Church
Do you live with pressure? Most humans do, but there are different pressures that people face ranging from financial to physical danger and everyone deals with pressure in a different way. Regardless of what the pressure is that you face, it will affect your life. Sunday, January 16, Pastor Gary will discuss some of the different pressures believers may face. You may be surprised to find out that relieving the pressure a believer is under is not always a priority to God and He just may use it to accomplish His will.
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.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape