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Weekly Worship - November 12, 2022

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, November 13, 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 the celebrant and give the message “Not to Worry” based on Luke 21:5-19. Those wishing to have brunch after the service will meet at noon in the El Sombrero Restaurant, Carretera Ote. 48, Col. Centro, Ajijic, 376-688-2662.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, November 15. To help the food distribution program with a monetary donation, or for more information, 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 held via Zoon Wednesday, November 16, 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 joining the Holy Eucharist service, 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., 322-356-0382.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Last Sunday, LCBC attendees enjoyed hearing the word of God interpreted by invited preacher Blair Smith, clearly a devoted student of the Bible. He brought us many interesting ideas to mull over, some of which were undoubtedly new to quite a few in the pews. We teach each other on many levels, do we not?

Were you aware, for example, that the title “Christ” is the Greek equivalent of “Messiah” and not Jesus’ last name? Did you know that Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion were predicted in great detail in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, written hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth? And that the Gospel was intended for all nations, not just for Jews?

“There is nothing we can bring to our own salvation, which comes unmerited by faith in Jesus through grace alone,” Blair told us. “No works, no charity, no sanctimony…nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Did you know that?

Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom Sundays at 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Baptist Church. Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. LCBC’s bilingual service continue Sundays, 5:30 p.m. ¡Todos bienvenidos!

Rediscover the nativity this year! The LCBC choir offers three chances to attend “Advent of Peace: Breath of Heaven,” a hand-picked collection of nativity readings and beautiful music of the season, including your favorite carols. Free performances are December 12, 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church and December 23, 3 p.m. at LCBC, with a bring-and-share Agape Feast after the program. December 16, 4 p.m. the performance is at Sol y Luna Hotel. Dinner and show are 400 pesos, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to Mama Cleo’s Boys Home. Write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

Unitarians

Sunday, November 13, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak on “We Won’t be One: Schismogenesis and Human Nature.”

One of our favorite hymns speaks to one of our deep desires as Unitarian Universalists, “We Would be One.” Our Lake Chapala congregation holds the idea one oneness as a core theological value. Yet as humans, we like to divide up in to self, in-groups and out-groups, amigo and enimigo (friend and enemy.) Schismogenesis means creation of division and it seems to be built into our human nature. How do we find a way to create unity instead of division? Is that even possible? The service leader will be Dee Camhi.

Next week, Susie Wagner will speak on “Enjoy the Journey.” Kathy Koches will be the 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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Reverend Robbin Moore will celebrate and Reverend James Twyman will preach on All Saints Sunday, November 13. Services begin 10 a.m.

Our spiritual direction group continues to meet Wednesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the church through November

23. For more information contact group leader Laurie Devine, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Service: Is now held monthly on the third Wednesday, 6 p.m.

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

The St. Andrew’s Lunch Bunch goes to different venues for lunch at noon every Sunday. The location is listed every Sunday in the bulletin.

Our resale shop, Todo Bueno, which supports Outreach donations to the community, is desperately in

need of workers in our store. Each shift is only 2.5 hours. Todo Bueno is in Riberas de Pilar, just west of S&S

Auto, is open Tuesday to Saturday. Information: Barbara Friesen, 331-016-0619.

Coffee and Cookies Ministry: A wonderful time for meeting friends and greeting newcomers. Please

join us. We’re always 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..

Lakeside Presbyterian

This Sunday Dr. Wayne Cook  speaks about When God is silent based on Habakkuk 1:1-4.

What happens when we pray for something we consider critically important, and God is silent? That is the situation for the prophet Habakkuk. The northern kingdom of Israel had already gone into captivity, and the southern kingdom of Judah was right on the verge of captivity. In frustration, the prophet cries out, “How long Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?”

We can all identify. When God is silent does that mean he does not hear? Do we have unconfessed sin that is blocking our petition? Is God powerless? Does he simply not care? Habakkuk gives us some insight into those times when God is silent.

English-language service begins at 9:30 a.m., Spanish-language service at 11 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday, 10 a.m.

LPC is at Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas, (turn lakeside at Mom’s Restaurant).

The live English service streams each Sunday on Facebook/LPCChapala 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.

Little Chapel

Saturday, November 12, all are welcome to join our “Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord” sing-a-long at 4 p.m. Refreshments afterwards.  

Sunday, November 13, We welcome our guest speaker, Clinton Howell, who will preach on a subject near and dear to his heart.

We are located on the Ajijic Chapala highway #10 in Chula Vista. Sunday service begins at 11 a.m.

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. Our next distribution date will be December 6, and will include any gifts that people have set aside for the people and children that we give food dispenses to. Any extra blankets and jackets are also most welcome at this time of the year. 

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer. We are continuing our 40 day prayer challenge from Mark Batterson’s book “Draw The Circle.”

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 are back with a car wash at the Chapel Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a fundraiser for their many needs at their care facility.

Jewish Congregation

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

Grace Church Chapala

Pastor Alan Pohl is speaking on Philippians 2:3-11, “Having the Same Attitude as Jesus.”

Join us for worship at the Bravo Theater, 441 Hidalgo, in Riberas, every Sunday, 10 a.m.  

Grace Church is a vibrant group of believers with a more contemporary style of worship with a mix of praise songs and hymns. Pastor Alan prepares an encouraging yet challenging message to help us in our Christian life.

Combined men’s and women’s Bible Study at 10 am on Tuesday 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. 

Abundant Life Church

What do you think about the world we live in? That may seem a big question but the reality is that the world we live in has lots of problems that we may not have caused but we are still affected by them. This is not the first time that the people of God have suffered while living in a sinful generation and the Bible has a lot to say to us about how we live. Come Sunday, November 13, to be encouraged to know that God has not forgotten where you are and is fully able to care for you.

English Sunday service is at the church at 10:30 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Spanish language services are Sunday, 9 a.m. and noon.

Abundant Life Church is at Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Heart of Awareness

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community and Practice Center is located at Guadalupe Victoria 101 in Ajijic. Activities at the center are open to all—no experience required. Chairs and cushions are provided and there are written instructions for beginners.

St. Mark’s EpiscopalGuadalajara

Sunday, November 13, Saint Mark’s Anglican-Episcopal Church in Guadalajara holds services in English at 10:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 12:30 a.m.

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

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