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Weekly Worship - September 03, 2022

Jewish Congregation

The Jewish High Holidays are approaching. This is a time for Jews everywhere to reconnect, or “Re-Jew-Venate.” Come share a Sundae on a Sunday with us at Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation, September 4, 2 p.m.

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

Lake Chapala Baptist

Last Sunday, Pastor Linton continued to mine the great book of Philippians for treasure in a sermon titled “Working out What God Is Working In.”

“The apostle Paul reminds believers of seminal facts,” he told us. What could be a pithier yet harder-hitting reminder than the fact that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit?

“Christians, God resides in you!” he said. “Through His spirit, now indwelling the believer, we become the tabernacles of the living God!

“His work within us is constant, unstoppable. And what He begins, He completes. This is what lies behind the secret providences of God which seem to us so mysterious.

“As secret His ways, I know this: He makes no mistakes in His work unfolding perfection.

Therefore, our own work must be a life of continual obedience to Christ. There is nothing else we can contribute to our own salvation.”

Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom at 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Baptist Church. Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar.

LCBC’s bilingual service meets Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Please see our ad under Worship Listings for more information. ¡Todos bienvenidos!  

Visit our website or Facebook page for more info or call: 333-016-3743, office 376-765-2925.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 4, 10:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Danny Borkowski will be celebrating and giving a message “How NOT to become a disciple”, based on Luke 14:25-33. The once-a-month Simple “Supper” Sunday Potluck will be held in the Church after the Service.  Those planning on attending in person are requested to bring beans and/or rice, in bags or cans, for our Loaves and Fishes Program.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, September 6. To help the food distribution program with a monetary donation, 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, September 7, 1:30 p.m.

A Fiesta fundraiser will be held to benefit Corazon a Corazon A.C. Saturday, September 19, 5 to 8 p.m. at Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. An authentic Mexican meal with beverage and dessert, music piñatas, door prizes and more. Beer will be available for sale or you can bring your own wine if you wish. Tickets, 300 pesos are available from John, 331-758-0676 or Veronica, 331-190-3265.

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, September 4 is Communion Sunday at the 11 a.m. service of the Little Chapel by the Lake. We will welcome back Pastor Pete and his family after his month long hiatus visiting churches and family up north.

We are located at 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. Tuesday, September 6, we will distribute food and clothing for the month in San Juan Tecomatlan, carpooling from the Little Chapel at 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer. This week’s topic, “Hope and how is the word used differently in our culture than in the Bible.”

Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays, 1 pm.. For more information 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..

Mama Cleo’s Boys have a car wash at the Chapel Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a fundraiser for their many needs.

The after service potluck has been moved to Sunday, September 11. 

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Reverend Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate September 4. Services begin 10 a.m.

Wednesdays, from September 7 to October 12, St. Andrew’s will offer classes on what it means to be an Anglican. Newcomers will learn more about our Book of Common Prayer, how we pray, the sacraments we celebrate, the creeds, and much more. Rev. Michael Schirmacher and Rev. Moore will conduct the classes. Classes begin at 1 p.m. and a light lunch will be served. If you’re interested in attending, let us know the time of day you prefer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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..

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

Our feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to “Operation Feed,” which helps about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. Donations of rice, beans or cash, which allows us to buy at bulk for the lowest prices to help feed even more families, is especially welcome. 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 Ministry: 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.

We’re active on Facebook/S. 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!

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’s topic for this Sunday is about Dominion: “God is Still in Control.”

Deists believe that God made the universe like a gigantic clock and has left it to run its course. So for them, God is hands-off, and praying to Him is useless. So prayer only gives a person a false sense of comfort. The Bible, however, does not show God as a detached. It portrays Him wanting an ongoing relationship of love, and revealing Himself supremely in his Son, Jesus of Nazareth.

Some of the most familiar stories in the Bible are found in Daniel—Shadrach; Meshach; and, Abednego thrown into the fiery furnace, and Daniel put in the lions’ den. But there are other parts that are not so familiar. Daniel was one of the Jewish captives taken to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. Most conservative scholars agree that Daniel was taken captive when he was about seventeen years old. He was made a eunuch, and so you can understand why Daniel never married or had any children. 

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

The live English service at Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, also 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.

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

Unitarians

Sunday, September 4, “The Old Woman and the Mexican Palm”—A mini, one act play written in the style of magical realism by Janice Kimball, will be presented. Introduction by Ted Shaw, life coach and author of “The Magic of Wonder,” and starring Bob Koches and Janice Kimball. Kathy Koches will be the service leader.

Next week, Rev Matt Alspaugh will talk on “Belonging.”

Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In-person services are now available at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar. No reservation or masks are required.

Abundant Life Church

There are some things that are just worth it no matter what they cost. A parent will sell everything so that their child could receive the life-saving operation. Olympic athletes give up much of their life for the dream of a gold medal. What is the most important thing to you that you would be willing to give up everything for? Come this Sunday, September 4, as we discover what it is for God. We will also be faced with the realization of what God expects of us. 

English Sunday service is at 11 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. Bible study in English is held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday with Spanish language Bible studies on Friday at 6:45 p.m.

Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Grace Church Chapala

Join us at Bravo Theater, 441 Hidalgo, in Riberas del Pilar, every Sunday, 10 a.m. for worship. Combined men’s and women’s Bible Study Tuesdays, 10 a.m. at 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 EpiscopalGuadalajara

Parishioners at Saint Mark’s Anglican church in Guadalajara are hard at work planning a gala 16th of September celebration. “We’re proud of our traditions and want to share them with the entire community,” Oscar Gil explains. “That’s why the event is open to everyone who wants to attend.

After a bilingual service at 12 noon on Sunday, September 18, the congregation will adjourn to the garden at 1 p.m. A flag ceremony, a Mexican costume contest, new garden games and many more surprises are planned. Your donation of 150 pesos includes delicious homemade pozole with all the trimmings and agua fresca. A bake sale will feature homemade cookies. RSVP on Facebook/stmarksgdl.

September 4, Father Manuel Sonora will officiate 10:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. Coffee Hour follows and everyone is welcome.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara.

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