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Weekly Worship - September 17, 2022

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Wayne will talk this week about “Day of the Lord.”

What is the Day of the Lord?  The prophet Joel refers to the Day five times (1:15, 2:1, 11, 31; 3:14;) The “Day of the Lord” is not a one-time occurrence. Days of the Lord, while often represented in the Bible as in the future, are not limited to the future. There have been days of the Lord in the past. The catastrophe of the fall of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. was described as a “Day of the Lord” ( Lam 2:21 ). Isaiah says that the day of the Lord will involve the fall of Babylon. So a Day of the Lord can bring overwhelming judgment.

On ordinary days it seems that we control our own destiny. We decide whether to do good or evil. A person can act with freedom: to blaspheme God, take advantage of others, hurt others, be selfish, build up unlimited wealth. And there seemingly are no consequences. On the other hand, believers can be persecuted, losing life and honor and property. Why does God not act? Is there no justice. The Bible promises that there will be days when God is vindicated and all things are set right.

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 18, the topic is Mexican Independence Day. Local author and historian David Ellison will speak on the history of Mexican Independence day and the heroes of the revolution. Lynn Cleek will be the service leader.

Next week, September 25, will be a combined UU/Jewish Chavurah celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 18, 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 be the celebrant and give a message based on Luke 16:1-13. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch after the Service will meet at 12 Noon in the Casa Linda Restaurant, Rio Bravo #7, Ajijic, 376-108-0887.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, September 20. 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 21, 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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“Seek Christ in everything!” was Pastor John Linton’s message laced throughout last week’s galvanizing sermon. “He is the Alpha and the Omega! Let us surrender ourselves in service His purposes.”

Have you said to the Lord something like this: “I give up, Lord. I will serve you in any way you like.” This is a nearly universal experience for all newly converted Christians.

“We are to cultivate a servant’s heart, overriding our natural tendencies toward self-interest. And our servant’s life must be constantly captivated by Christ.

“Being a servant of Christ is not an option for true Christians, it’s a calling. Brothers and sisters, let us all erect a sign above the door to our minds and hearts, and on it will be two simple words: Servant’s Entrance.”

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.

Jewish Congregation

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

Little Chapel

Sunday September 18, Pastor Pete will be continuing in his Sermon series titled “Feasting at the King’s Table” in the book of Matthew.

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. The next distribution date is Tuesday, October 4.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer. This week’s topic is Gratitude, being grateful, presented via zoom by Terry MacDonald.

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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Reverend Robbin Moore will preach, and Reverend James Francis Twyman will celebrate September 18. Services begin 10 a.m.

Until Wednesday Oct. 12, St. Andrew’s is offering classes on what it means to be an Anglican. In this  class, 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.

Clearing out your closet?  If you are, please don’t forget our own resale shop, Todo Bueno.  Every donation or consignment you make benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s.  Be it clothing, books, kitchenware, electronics, bric-a-brac, furniture, appliances, collectables, etc., bringing it to Todo Bueno enables our parish to financially support a number of charities around Lakeside.  Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Todo Bueno is desperately in need of workers. Each shift is only 2.5 hours. Todo Bueno is in Riberas del Pilar, just west of S&S Auto. For more information call Barbara Friesen, 331-016-0619.

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.

Abundant Life Church

There are some things that are worth more than even the best of friends. Following Jesus is one of them. There are times when our family and friends will not understand but that does not give us an excuse to not listen to and obey Jesus. Come this Sunday, September 18, to discover why courage alone is not enough to follow Jesus. We need conviction! Conviction comes from hearing the voice of Jesus call us and Jesus IS calling.  

English Sunday service is at the church 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

Saint Mark’s Anglican church in Guadalajara celebrates a gala 16th of September fiesta, which is open to the entire community. After a bilingual service at noon we’ll gather in the garden and the fun begins. Wear your best guayabera shirt, sombrero or rebozo for the Mexican costume contest — there’ll be prizes and surprises. New garden games include croquet, giant jenga and a flamingo ring toss.

Your donation of $150 pesos includes delicious homemade pozole with all the trimmings and agua fresca. A bake sale will feature homemade cookies. Please RSVP on our Facebook page:stmarksgdl. 

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, 44670 Guadalajara.

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