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Weekly Worship - April 02, 2022

Lake Chapala Baptist

On Sunday, in keeping with the heart-centered core of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, our pastor brought us a message overflowing with love and gratitude.

“Thank you Lord, for what you’re doing in our midst,” he said in his opening prayer. “Thank you for your service-hearted people, for your people who are faithful, who have abilities in this church, thank you God for this lovely expression of your body of Christ.”

He continued, “Paul loved every single member of his church and spoke straight into their hearts, demonstrating to us clearly how to love one another by expressing kindness and compassion, by praying and by speaking truth, by loving, and by service. This is what is important and meaningful in the kingdom of God.

“I love God’s church, I love His people,” he told us. “If you are in Christ, then you are a saint! Let us all remember to hold our brothers and sisters in our hearts… where they can never escape.”

Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom at Lake Chapala Baptist Church every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Bible study meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Located at Santa Margarita #147, Riberas del Pilar. Call 376-765-2925 or visit the LCBC Facebook page for more information. Covid protocols are observed.

A new bilingual service which includes sermon translations and songs in Spanish and English meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

This Good Friday, April 15, join with the congregation at 3 p.m for “The Twelve Cups of Passover,” a program of sacred music and Bible readings to honor the resurrection of our Lord. It’s free, and all are welcome. Bring a dish to share in our Agape Feast after the program!

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, April 3, Pastor Wayne, will give the sermon “Better than seven sons.”

In Chapter 3 the Book of Ecclesiastes says that there’s a season for everything. We look back on our lives and notice the many important landmarks: births, deaths, marriages, jobs.

The Book of Ruth pinpoints some significant times. It is a love story—not a romantic one, but one between two unrelated women who adopt each other as mother and daughter. The key word is hope. When life appears hopeless, there will always be hope and God.

Bible study is Wednesday, 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. (English) and 11 a.m. (Spanish). The live English service streams each Sunday on Facebook at Lakeside Presbyterian Church-Chapala or at lpc-chapala.org. All masking and social distancing protocols are in place.

If you need a ride to come to church, contact LPC at  376-106-0853 before 4 p.m. on Friday.

There are coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fifth Sunday in Lent, April 3, 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. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give a message “The Costs of Being a Servant,” based on John 12:1-8. Masks are required.  At noon, those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet in the Min Wah Restaurant, Tepalo 96, Ajijic, 376-766-0686.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, April 5. 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 Wednesday, April 6, 1:30 p.m. To receive the Zoom sign-in information for the Sunday service or the Bible study, contact Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 322-356-0382 or Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 376-766-2495.

Little Chapel

Sunday, April 3, 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. Feasting at the King’s Table is the sermon title for this series.

Little Chapel by the Lake is located on the Ajijic-Chapala Highway #10 in Chula Vista.

Women’s Bible study, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. in the book of Philippians.

Friday, April 8, 4 p.m., the video will be ““The Passion” by Mel Gibson. The next film presentation will be Friday, April 22, 4 p.m.

Conversational Spanish is offered Fridays, 1 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Beginning class will start in April.

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. We are able to also contribute to local boys home, Mama Cleo’s, via the contributions to the purple box. Tuesday April 5, join the monthly food distribution to San Juan Tecoman and meet at the Chapel, 3 p.mto carpool.

Saturday, April 2, the boys from Mama Cleo’s will be manning a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Little Chapel to raise funds for their many expenses. 

St. Andrew’s Anglican

On the fourth Sunday of Lent, April 3, St. Andrew’s Anglican is open for worship. All Covid protocols are followed, and masks must be worn.

Rev. Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate.

Facebook: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church – Riberas del Pilar, with daily inspiration, parish news and events and live-streamed Sunday services and sermon highlights.

Coffee and cookies: A wonderful time for meeting friends and greeting newcomers. Please join us. We’d be grateful for volunteers to provide cookies. Those interested can sign up via the sign-up sheet near the garden pathway.

Interfaith Lenten study will continue Wednesday, April 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the multi-purpose room with speakers from various faith traditions.

Father James will lead a Contemplative Eucharist and healing service, Wednesday, April 6, noon.

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.. Her office hours are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 6 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL. The congregation will hold a community Passover Seder Friday, April 15, 5 p.m. at Manix Restaurant, including a full Seder meal. Information: Maureen Davis, 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..

Unitarians

Sunday, April 3, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak on “Leaving it All up to Chance”

How much of the course of our lives is the result of the luck of the draw? Is it all purely chance, or pre-ordained, or maybe somewhere in between? How about the development of our species, or for that matter, all life on earth? We’ll look at the life of Charles Darwin, among others, as we consider these questions.

Deb Gang is the service leader.

April 10, Jaco Roets will speak on “Finding Civic Space in Community.” Kriss Gang will be service leader.

Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In person services are now available. No reservations will be required and there will no longer be a limit to the number of people who can attend. ˛Masks will be required and we will continue to maintain safe distance spacing of chairs.  

The location of services is on the Carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.

Abundant Life Church

How does God view sin? Most will freely proclaim that God hates sin. As believers we are to live free of sin, but how? We live in an environment that not only accepts sin, we are actually encouraged to sin. God has given us all we need to live the victorious life that He want us to live. Come Sunday, April 3, to discover some of the ways we can live sin-free in the middle of a sinful world. You will also have an opportunity on Sunday to witness some who are growing as they obey the Lord’s command to be baptized. 

You may also enjoy our services both on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.  

English Sunday service is at 10 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Bible studies are in person Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

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.

Gringo Men’s Bible study

Gringo Men’s Bible study group continues to meet every Thursday at 9 a.m., but its meeting place has moved to Min Wah Chinese Restaurant, three blocks north of Donas Donuts. The Bible study is nondenominational and open to all faiths. Coffee fellowship starts at 8:45 a.m. and the message and American-style breakfast start at 9 a.m.

The Woman’s Bible study group meets at the same time and place.

Masking and social distancing protocols are in place.

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