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Weekly Worship - November 19, 2022

Special celebration

A Celebration of Love, Light, and Peace will be held Saturday, December 3, 4:30-6 p.m. on the Carretera, in front of Pranzo Restaurant and the large modern sculpture.

An opportunity to promote good feelings and actions during the holiday season with a peaceful celebration of love, light and peace. Participants may hold lit candles, show positive signs portraying the theme, waving to the passersby, etc. Everyone is invited to this event sponsored by the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Information: Colleen Beery, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Reverend Robbin Moore will celebrate and preach Sunday, November 20. 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..

Advent educational seminar on self-reflection and the Enneagram, led by The Reverend Michelle McKinnon-Young in the multi-purpose room Wednesdays, November 30 to December 21, 10-11:30 a.m.

Saint Andrew’s feeding program buys non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed, which helps feed about 150 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. Cash donation envelopes marked “Operation Feed” are available every Sunday.

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

Sunday services are streamed live and sermon highlights are available on Facebook/St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.

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, Pastor Carolyn Hansen tackles a mighty subject: “The End of the World,” taking her text from Zephaniah 1-3.

The prophet Zephaniah wrote a short book which shares much in common with the New Testament book of Revelation. Zephaniah predicts a worldwide disaster—the Day of the Lord—in frightening detail. Yet his listeners stand by, complacent. Can they (and we) escape the coming judgment? What do we do when time is short?

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

Sunday, November 20, We welcome our guest speaker, Thomas Walker, who will be continuing his sermon from James 4:13-15 “What is your life like? What is the Lord calling you to do right now?” Missionary to India, Australia, and other places, we look forward to hearing his message.

Stay afterwards for a time of coffee and fellowship.

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 on December 6, will include our Christmastime cookies, blankets, jackets, and holiday treats for the children. Any blankets, jackets, and other warm clothing items are greatly appreciated at this time of year.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer, this time to share our thoughts, insights and prayer requests from our 40 days of prayer challenge.

Jewish Congregation

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

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King Sunday, November 20, 10:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Jim Powers will be the celebrant and give the message, “Endings and Beginnings”. Those wishing to gather for lunch will meet at the Lake Taco Restaurant, Libramiento 132, Plaza Interlago, Ajijic, 376-766-2945.

Please bring into church cans of tuna fish to provide protein to those families in the Loaves and Fishes food distribution program, which will be held Tuesday, November 22, 1 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio.

The Bible study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski will be held via Zoon Wednesday, November 23, 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, guest Pastor Blair Smith brought us love and greetings from his home church congregation in Guadalajara. How often does that happen? We were all thrilled and herewith return the sentiments.

The highlights of Pastor Blair’s recent message contained a variety of penetrating questions: “Is the Bible your ultimate authority?” he asked us. “Can you discern spiritual truth by examining the scripture? Do you regularly study it on your own? Do you sometimes read the Bible out of a sense of duty?

“It is not necessary to understand everything you read,” he said. “Sin, grace, forgiveness, and salvation are easy to understand. Scripture is its own interpreter, and studying it is one of the joys of Christian life. We are all being transformed with new hearts and new spirits through the life-changing word of almighty God. Read on!”

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. 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. A free performance will be held December 23, 3 p.m. at LCBC, with a bring-and-share Agape Feast after the program. Write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Unitarians

Sunday, November 20, Susie Wagner will speak on “Enjoy the Journey.”

A long-time UU member, Wagner will speak to us about aging without getting old. She will give us the benefit of her 86 years of wisdom and experience and challenge us to see ourselves in a new light. Kathy Koches will be the service leader.

Next week, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak on “The Only Lasting Truth is Change.”

Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In-person services are now available at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.

Grace Church Chapala

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.

Abundant Life Church

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 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.

Heart of Awareness

The Heart of Awareness (HOA) in Ajijic is holding an online auction fundraiser from now to November 30. There are over 55 items to be “re-homed”. Auction proceeds will go towards programs and operations  expenses at the HOS. Donated items with a Buddhist theme, many of them objects of art, will go to the highest bidder. Photos and descriptions can be viewed online at heartofawareness.org/special-events-and-retreats/ You may also view the items in person at HOA 15 minutes before or after any activity on our calendar.  (Just click on “Calendar” on the HOA home page)

Wednesday, November 23, HOA will hold a group meditation from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by video teachings on the “Five Hindrances” by Sharon Salzberg from 5 to 6 p.m. Salzberg is a New York Times bestselling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West and co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts. In this series of videos, she will guide us from the hindrances to their antidotes, helpful mental states that will improve our lives both in and out of meditation.

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.

Satsang

Satsang: The Inner Shamanic Path will be held at Villa del Angel, Calle Emilio Zapata 3, Ajijic Sunday, November 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

There will be time for silence, a Dharma talk, and self-Inquiry.

Awakening is a popular concept in today’s spiritual lingo, an attractive endeavor when webecome aware of this possibility… From where do we want to awaken from, or from what?

Spiritual teacher Noris Binet facilitates meditative self-awareness and self-inquiry to support spiritual awakening and self-realization . She is in the Advaita non-dual tradition under the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and her root teacher is Gangaji for the last 22 years.

St. Mark’s EpiscopalGuadalajara

Sunday, November 20, 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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