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Weekly Worship - June 18, 2022

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Reverend Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate June 19, the second Sunday after Pentecost.

Rev. Robbin will teach a class on the Gospel of St. John, Wednesdays, June 15, to August 31, 3 to 4:30 p.m., via Zoom. To register, call or email the church office, or email Rev. Robbin directly, so she can tell you about the reading material required. For the sessions, please also have your Bible on hand.

Please sign up for flowers to be given in honor of a loved one: 600 pesos.

We’re active on Facebook. Our “page” is: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala. Please “like” and “follow” us for daily inspiration, parish news and events. We also live stream Sunday services and sermon highlights on our FB page. Join us online!

Our feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to “Operation Feed,” which feeds about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. At present, we’re eager for donations of rice, beans or especially cash. Cash allows us to buy at bulk for the lowest prices to help feed even more families. If you opt for a cash donation, envelopes marked “Rice” or “Beans” are available every Sunday. If you sign your name to the envelope, your offering will be recorded as a church donation.

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.

If you would like to donate to St. Andrew’s, checks can be made out to Andrew’s Fund U.S., or Andrew’s Fund Canada, both of which are tax-deductible.

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Unitarians

Sunday, June 19, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will give the presentation “Original Blessing.”

Richard Rohr, a Christian theologian, calls out conventional Christianity on its attachment to “original sin” versus an alternative concept of “original blessing.” He notes that “the words “original sin” are not in the New Testament. Yet the Church became so preoccupied with the fly in the ointment, the flaw in the beauty, that we forgot and even missed out on any original blessing. How did this happen? What might religion based on “original blessing” look like? Rohr points to Celtic and Native spiritualties as examples. “Original blessing” might be a core concept of our Unitarian Universalist values, a guide star to a better world. Let’s explore what “original blessing” might offer us. Colleen Berry will be the service leader.

Next week the service theme will be “The Value and Meaning of Friendship.” Ted Rogers will give the presentation and D’Vorah Kelley will be the service leader.

Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In person services are now available. Masks will be required and safe spacing of chairs will be practiced. The Carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.

Lake Chapala Baptist

From the apostle Paul, in Philippians: “In humility, count others more important than yourself.” That statement is at the core of Pastor Linton’s recent trek through Philippians. In fact, he went so far as to tell us that we are actually called to make others not equal, but first! (“Consider others better than yourself.” – Phil. 2:3)

“Unity in the church requires that Christians consider their conduct,” he continued. “Does the Bible tell us to love ourselves? To improve our self-image? No. Love others, love God. That’s what the Bible tells us, over and over.

“Living for self is the banner of the world. Living for others, living for Christ, this is the dual stanchion of the church.”

In today’s self-centered, grasping world, Paul’s demands might seem almost impossible to apply. But as our pastor said, “Christ gave his life for me, that I might serve others.” And you?

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. Santa Margarita #147, Riberas del Pilar. Information: 376-765-2925, 333-016-3743 or the LCBC Facebook page.

LCBC’s new bilingual outreach service meets Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Please see LCBC’s ad under Weekly Worship Listings for more information.

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 Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next to the Smokehouse restaurant. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give the message “The Demons Within,” based on Luke 8:26-39. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch after the service will meet in the Casa Linda Restaurant, Rio Bravo 7, Ajijic, Tel. 376-766-0686.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, June 21, 12:30 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.  If you wish to help in the distribution of food, give a much-needed monetary donation, or need more information, contact Al Ramos, 332-384-2343, or 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, June 22, 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 for the Sunday service or the Bible study, contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 376-766-2495 or Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 322-356-0382.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Wayne, will talk about the book of Esther; “When God is Silent,” (Esther 4:14) Sunday, June 19. 

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Most of us have had occasions in life when we would have liked to speak with God. After all God spoke with Moses through a burning bush and to the boy Samuel in the tabernacle. He even talked to the witch Baalam using a donkey. Yet there are times of great trials in our lives that God is silent—times when we desperately want to hear from him but no answer comes. Esther, a Jewish girl in Babylon, faced such a crisis. There are important lessons to be learned from her situation.

Lakeside Institute of Theology, a part of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, is offering the second of a series of classes Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.,  June 21 through August 9. 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..  

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Service starting time is  9:30 a.m. for the English-language service and 11 am. for the Spanish-language service.

The live English service streams each Sunday on Facebook at Lakeside Presbyterian Church-Chapala or at lpc-chapala.org.

If you need a ride, call 376-106-0853 before 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

Little Chapel

Sunday, June 19, Pastor Pete Campbell will speak and share from the Word of God in the book of Matthew Chapter 9. Feasting at the King’s Table is the sermon title for this series. Join us at the 11 a.m. praise and worship service of the Little Chapel by the Lake, located on the Ajijic Chapala highway #10 in Chula Vista. 

Donations for our food mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via our big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute to this worthy cause.

Fathers’ Day, June 19, an after service luncheon will be held at the El Dorado clubhouse.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small fellowship group meets at the Chapel for prayer, games and Bible study. Newcomers welcome.

Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays, 1 p.m. 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..

Friday, June 24, 4 p.m. the video, “Furious Love,” a documentary about how God is still working in the midst of evil through his unconditional Love. will be shown. “Sometimes you must go into the darkness to show the light.

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 6 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL.

Abundant Life Church

Can you tell a starving person to not eat too much when they are offered food? What about a dehydrated person—should their water intake be limited? The answer may seem obvious but not in God´s perspective. God expects us to trust him in the middle of our difficult times. Our faith must conquer our recent and even painful past memories. Come this Sunday, June 19, as we celebrate Father’s Day together. Dads who learn to live by faith, trusting God for their future, are the fathers who leave a lasting heritage for their children.

Abundant Life Church is a place where good friends are a part of spiritual life. English Sunday service is at 11 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. English Bible studies are in person Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Grace Church Chapala

We meet at the Bravo Theater, 441 Hidalgo, in Riberas, every Sunday at 10 a.m. for worship. Combined men’s and women’s Bible Study, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at the Bravo. Information: 333-399-1501; Facebook/Grace Church Chapala; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; gracechapalamx.church. Looking forward to seeing you there. 

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.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Guadalajara

Rev. Tom VandenBosch has been called back to the U.S. and we look forward to his return when possible. Meanwhile, we are pleased to welcome Rev. John Burk, who will be with us through July.

Father’s Day, July 19, is celebrated with the raffle of an abstract painting to fund a new sound system and organ.

Mass in English Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass at 12:30 p.m. MChichimecas 836 at Aztecas, Col. Monraz. www.stmarksanglican.org.

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