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Weekly Worship - October 08, 2022

Little Chapel

Sunday October 9, Pastor Pete will continue the sermon series titled “Feasting at the King’s Table” in the book of Matthew. Follow up after “Tremendous Training for Tough Times” from chapter 10.

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 generous helpers for going to San Juan Tecomatlan this past Tuesday. The sale to supplement our food distribution was a definite success.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer. This week’s topic: “Prayer, and how many different ways there are to pray.” Reference book: “Draw the Circle, the 40 day prayer challenge.”

Wednesday, 8 p.m., join us via zoom for our midweek prayer meeting.

Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays, 1 p.m. 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 hold its annual Blessing of the Animals Saturday, October 8, starting 2 p.m. on the grounds of Yves’ Restaurant. All are welcome to bring their animals to be blessed, and stay for lunch.

The church will observe the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 9, 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.  The once-a-month Simple “Supper” Sunday Potluck will be held in the Church after the Service.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, October 11, at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio. 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 12, 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. 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 Wayne will talk about “Payday.”

I am always happy when payday rolls around. I always get an email notice that says, “Congratulations, you got paid.” But in the Book of Obadiah, the shortest book in the Bible, the payday is not one of celebration; it is a notice that the Edomites must give an account to God for their actions.

The Edomites lived in what is now the city of Petra. Millions of tourists flock there every year. The marvelous city is carved into red sandstone cliffs. When the prophet Obadiah warned the people, it was not as magnificent as it later became. Still, it was a protected city, and the people were arrogant in thinking they were safe.

The Edomites were descendants of Esau, and they had abused the people of Jerusalem, descendants of Jacob. Even though they were distant cousins, they were antagonistic with each other. Let us look at what Ovarian says will be their payday.

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 LPCChapala or at lpc-chapala.org.

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

Lake Chapala Baptist

“Headline of the day: Joshua Made New Leader of Israel! Chosen by God to lead his people–some two million of them–into the promised land.” (Joshua 1)

That’s was Interim Pastor David App’s opener last Sunday. The rest of his sermon was filled with biblical references to something we all need to keep in the forefront of our minds: God is always with us.

Woven through that overriding concept were convincing citations about how to be an effective leader. “Good leaders are also good followers,” he said, “and each of us is both follower and leader. Are we stable? Approachable? Followers of the Lord? When we’re alone in that secret place of prayer, do we listen?

“The Bible exhorts us to meditate day and night, to pray without ceasing… but how? Immersed in His word, we keep it in the forefront of our minds. Learn the scriptures. Keep them near. And remember God’s words: “I will never fail you or forsake you. Do not fear.”

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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Reverend James Twyman will preach and celebrate Sunday, October 9. Services begin 10 a.m.

Group Spiritual Direction: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 19 to November 23, led by Laurie Devine, an experienced spiritual director. The series deals with the theme of gratitude.

Our Taize service will be held monthly on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m., beginning on October 19.

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

Operation Feed: Our feeding program buys non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed, which provides food to about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. We prefer cash donations. Cash enables us to buy at bulk for the lowest prices to help feed even more families. If you opt for a cash donation, envelopes marked “Operation Feed” 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/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!

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 9, the topic is “Grace Under Pressure.”

Ernest Hemingway once said, “Courage is grace under pressure.” Perhaps with this statement, he knew that courage covers more territory than the battlefield or the bullfighting ring. In this service we explore other kinds of courage, including the courage to say no. How do we make choices, how do we act, when external pressure pushes us in a different direction than that of our heart? How do we make peace with the outcome, even if it leads to pain? Rev. Matt Alspaugh will give the presentation and the service leader is D’Vorah Kelly.

Next week’s service on October 16, Barley Donahue and Sandy Wallin will present “Seeing Animals—Moving Toward Ethical Eating.”

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

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.

pg18Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Grace Church Chapala

Pastor Alan continues his series on Jesus in the Psalms. 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 9, St. Mark’s celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi at Noon, in the garden. We ask that you keep your animals with you and on a leash or in a carrier for a bilingual service. Father Manuel will offer the blessing for dogs, cats, birds and fish. Snakes, tarantulas, rats and lizards will be blessed by the seminarians.

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

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