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Weekly Worship - July 16, 2022

Lake Chapala Baptist

Do you have plenty of time? How about those you love? Full bodies and empty souls make for a very precarious situation, when you consider eternity.

Our pastor’s sermon title last week was “Procrastination and Presumption,” and you can imagine what it was about. There was no Bible-thumping, but plenty of Bible-quoting, and it all added up to a galvanizing Sunday morning.

“Without Christ,” he told us, “we are drowning in the sea and there is no lifeboat and no lifeguard. It is only by the grace of a merciful and loving God that we may be saved. And everyday that goes by makes it harder to know Christ; our hearts grow calloused until no word is goodenough to awaken us from our false security.

“Do you share the common belief that you can make peace with God on your deathbed? God may have other plans. Our lives are like vapor that fades into obscurity and disappears. But this life will determine where you stand in eternity. Do you stand on solid ground or shifting sands?

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 at 5:30 p.m. Please see ad under Worship Listings for more information. ¡Todos bienvenidos!

Jewish Congregation

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

Unitarians

Sunday, July 17, D’Vorah Kelley will speak on “Here There Be Dragons.”

”Here there be dragons” means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a medieval practice of putting illustrations of dragons, sea-monsters and other mythological creatures on uncharted areas of a map. Rev. Kelley will share her story—through song, readings, and a fairy tale in three parts—of being confronted with one particular Dragon that showed up on her path and changed her life. Cate Howell is the service leader.

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

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17, 10:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give the message based on Luke 10:38-42. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch after the service will meet at noon in the Restaurant Membrillo, Marcos Castellanos 21A, Ajijic.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, July 19, 1 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Information, contact Al Ramos, 332-384-2343, 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, July 20, 1:30 p.m. 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.

Little Chapel

Sunday, July 17, Pastor Pete Campbell will speak and share from the Word of God. 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. Next distribution date: July 5.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer.

Friday, July 22, 4 p.m. the documentary “Father of Lights,” by film maker Darren Wilson will be shown. “If God could be filmed, what would he look like?”

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Rev. Robbin Moore will celebrate and Rev. Johannys Hartog will preach July 17, the sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

Susan Margaret Powell will be ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Ricardo at St. Andrew’s Friday, July 22, noon. Please bring finger food to share following the service.

Our feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to “Operation Feed,” which feeds about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá.

Clearing out your closet? Don’t forget our own resale shop, Todo Bueno. Every donation or consignment you make benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Coffee and cookies: A wonderful time for meeting friends and greeting newcomers.

We’re active on Facebook. Our “page” is: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala. We also live stream Sunday services and sermon highlights on our FB page. Join us online!

To become 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.. Facebook/St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Wayne will talk this week about “Meaninglessness: Finding Purpose in Life.”

Most of us have asked ourselves the questions, “Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?” I remember thinking this as a kid, and then later when I left home to attend university. Are we just a chance happening of cells coming together or is there a much bigger plan for us?

Solomon is credited with writing the book of Ecclesiastes, and it appears more depressing than Proverbs. In Proverbs we see the wisdom of Solomon; here we shall see the foolishness of Solomon.

Like Solomon, the mass of humanity looks at different ways to find meaning and happiness apart from God. The result of this search ends in emptiness.

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.

Abundant Life Church

It is summer time and many go on vacation. Families look for a time to recharge and refresh for the coming school year. Although a vacation is a great idea to recharge physically, how can we be refreshed in our spirit? God wants to refresh us, and as the Psalmist desires, we can have the joy of our salvation renewed or restored (Psalm 51:12). If you feel like the joy is gone or it has been a long time since you have felt the move of God on your life, you won’t want to miss this Sunday, July 17. Come desiring and expecting a refreshing of His Spirit!

English Sunday service is at 11 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. English Bible studies are in person Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Grace Church Chapala

Join us 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. 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Guadalajara

Join us for worship and song at Saint Mark’s Anglican-Episcopal Church. Our choir director, Debbie Rodriguez, would love to welcome new voices to the Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass in English. (12:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish.) Coffee hour follows each service. Everyone is welcome. Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz in Guadalajara.

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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