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Weekly Worship - October 01, 2022

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Reverend Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Sunday, October 2. Services begin 10 a.m.

“Blessing of the Animals” will be held this Sunday, 3 p.m. in the Church garden.

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 are available every Sunday. If you sign your name to the envelope, your offering will be recorded as a church donation.

Every donation or consignment you make to our resale shop, Todo Bueno, benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s.  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, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

Unitarians

Sunday, October 2, Rev. Matt Alspaugh and Board President Kriss Gang will talk about “The Great Leap of Faith.”

“Leap like a lunatic. Over the chasm below Erupting as you go. Your true self awaits you and you will know.” These words by Minneapolis poet and artist Jane Evershed will set the tone for our annual service focusing on stewardship and giving. It is said a congregation’s morality is reflected in its annual budget. This is true, but in addition to morality, a congregation’s dreams and aspirations are equally present. This service will challenge you to think of what could be possible when we step out of the box of traditional budget planning and evaluate what we value most and whether we are willing to dedicate our “collective” financial resources to turning values and beliefs into actionable services and programming...a process that may just require a “Great Leap Of Faith.

The service for October 9 features Rev. Matt Alspaugh speaking about “Grace Under Pressure” with D’Vorah Kelly as service leader.

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.

Little Chapel

Sunday October 2, Pastor Pete will speak on the book of Matthew for his sermon series titled “Feasting at the King’s Table.”

Little Chapel by the Lake is 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.

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.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 2, 10:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Christine Wysock will be the celebrant and give a message titled “Francis and Clare.” Those wishing to have brunch after the service will meet in the Cocinart Restaurant, 16 de Septiembre 4D, Ajijic, 331-395-3810.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, October 4. 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, October 5, 1:30 p.m.  All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.

Saturday, October 8, Christ Church Lakeside’s annual Blessing of the Animals will be held at Yves Restaurant, 2 p.m. All are welcome to bring their animals to be blessed and stay for lunch.

To receive the Zoom sign-in information for the Sunday service or the Bible study, contact Rev. 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., 322-356-0382.

Jewish Congregation

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

Lakeside Presbyterian

This week Pastor Carolyn will talk about “Let Justice Roll Down.”

It’s not always easy to identify our own shortcomings. Human beings are experts at self-justification. That’s why prophets are needed. Amos was a prophet who was very specific about the sins of the people of Israel—and we can learn from Amos what God desires from us so that we can be in a better relationship with Him.

Key verse: Amos 5:24

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

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.

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

Lake Chapala Baptist

Interim Pastor David App accomplished the seemingly impossible with his sermon last weekend: He spoke almost exclusively about suffering for Christ, and ended up making his listeners feel buoyantly hopeful.

“Scripture shows that man is born into suffering. That’s the situation we’re in. It demands a clear eye to see reality as it truly is, and it demands that Christians suffer for Christ’s sake, not our own.

“As believers, we’ve crossed over a line; we’re in God’s territory now. We must see that the godless influence is on the rise, so we need to be ready and devoted to meet the challenge of persecution, the inevitable reaction of evil to truth.

“God will comfort us in all our afflictions,” Pastor David continued. “Friends, taking part in the suffering of Christ is a high and holy privilege.

“So which side are you on? What world do you live in? Are you a genuine citizen of heaven on earth? I say, with the apostle Paul, ‘If this is the last day of my life, then Hallelujah!’”

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.

Abundant Life Church

Trust is an incredible thing. When you absolutely trust someone you can even ignore the glaring facts believing that they are not true. While this may not be a good thing when dealing with people, it is a good thing concerning God. Even when it seems that trusting God is unadvisable and that things are going bad: Those who know Jesus trust him. Come this Sunday, October 2, to learn the lesson David understood when facing an impossible giant. God is worthy of all our confidence and nothing can separate us from His love!

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m. and is available on Facebook/AbundantLifeChurchAsembleasdeDiosMexico and on YouTube as well as at www.abunantlifechapala.com Bible study in English is held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday. Abundant Life Church is a place where good friends are a part of spiritual life.

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

Sunday, October 2, St. Mark’s will pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. During her 70-year reign, she was Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith. The bilingual service will be held at noon. Please join us and stay for Coffee Hour when we’ll serve tea, scones and cookies.

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

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