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Weekly Worship - February 25, 2023

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside will celebrate the first Sunday in Lent by celebrating the Holy Eucharist together, and via Zoom, Sunday, February 26, 10:30 a.m., 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. Those wishing to have brunch after the Service will meet at noon in the Scallion Ajijic Bistro, Boulvard De Jin XI 117, Ajijic.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, February 28, 1 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11, San Antonio Tlayacapan. If you wish to give a much-needed monetary donation, or need more information, contact Al Ramos, 332-384-2343, or 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..

The Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski will not be held via Zoom Wednesday, March 1. In its place will be the start of a six-week Lenten series “Surprised by Hope” led by the Rev. Michael Schirmacher with the help of Rev. Danny Borkowski. If interested in the series, please contact Rev. Schirmacher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up. The Bible Study will resume after Lent. For more information, please call or email Rev. Borkowski at the information shown below.

For those who don’t have the Zoom sign-in information for joining the Holy Eucharist Service, and/or the Lenten Series, please contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and 376-766-2495, or Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and 334-301-2800.

Lake Chapala Baptists

How do I get through the pearly gates? Am I right with God if I try really hard all my life to be a good person? Pastor Linton addressed this question in his message last Sunday, intriguingly titled “Beware the Dogs.”

“Satan is a master counterfeiter, and he is adept at passing off to unsuspecting people a version of Christianity that looks pretty good but will inexorably lead them in the wrong direction. How traumatic will it be one day to stand before God and find that what you believed all your life was a sham?

“Counterfeit Christianity is a danger for us all, and can take on a myriad of forms. We must put off all confidence in human merit and trust in Christ alone for our salvation. We are saved by grace through faith, beloveds, apart from works. No human effort can commend us to God. Rituals won’t gain us His favor, nor will baptism, church attendance, charity, or even self-mutilation. Jesus said, ‘Unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.’

“To be found worthy in Christ’s worthiness alone, that we may not boast in anything but Him, should be our spiritual goal. True Christianity is marked by a soul that is driven toward Christ. Brothers and sisters, do not be deceived! Take the joy of the Lord with you always, and keep your eyes fixed on Him.”

Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom Sundays, 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Baptist Church. Sta. Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. LCBC’s bilingual services are Sunday, 4:30 p.m.

Lakeside Presbyterian

This Sunday, February 26, This week Pastor Carolyn will talk about  the book of Galatians.

The only thing people want more than freedom is rules. That is, rules for other people. Freedom for me, and rules for you. In his letter to the Galatians, the apostle Paul—like Jesus—says we’re not looking at things from the right perspective.

English-language service begins at 9:30 a.m. Spanish service begins 11 a.m.

The English service also streams each Sunday at facebook.com/LPCChapala.

Everyone is welcome to the drop-in Bible study Wednesday, 10 a.m.

If you need a ride, or more information, call 376-106-0853, Thursday, before 4 p.m.

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

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

Heart of Awareness

The Heart of Awareness (HoA) Buddhist Community offers opportunities to meditate together at the Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) on Sundays and Wednesdays. We also offer dharma talks, study groups, and films.

Sunday, February 26, the schedule is from 9 to 10 a.m. for sitting and walking meditation. The HoA library will be open from 10 to 11 a.m.

Monday, February 27, 3-5 p.m., the film “Inside Insight: The Founding Story”, will be shown. It is an interesting and informative look at the history of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, long before “mindfulness” became a household word.

Wednesday, March 1, the meditation period is from 4 to 5 p.m. Following the practice, Marty Janowitz will be giving a dharma talk on our March Theme “Compassionate Awareness: Working with What Arises”.The talk ends at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday sessions are also offered via Zoom. You’ll find the link on the website, heartofawareness.org.

Thursday, March 2, a weekly practice and book study group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. We begin with a twenty-minute meditation period and then read aloud/discuss our current book selection: “In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying” by Tibetan master teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. You do not need to own the book to attend. Afterward, our library is open for browsing from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Activities at the Heart of Awareness are open to all. Chairs and cushions are provided and there are written meditation instructions for beginners. For more information, visit the website heartofawareness.org.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, February 26, Thomas Walker will be preaching on “Worthy is the Lamb.”

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

Grace meal after the service. Main dish provided, accompanying dishes whatever you decide to bring.

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. Next visit to the village on Tuesday, March 7., Carpooling from the Chapel at 3 p.m.

Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., “What does the Bible say about healing for today?”

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets for fellowship and prayer at the Chapel. This Tuesday, the focus will be on Second Peter 1: 5-11.

Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays, 1 p.m. Information: 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..

Car Wash by Mama Cleo’s Boys home is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a fundraiser for their needs.

Collecting water containers (garrafones) for the village of Mezcala. Contact Don Spangler, +1970-219-5983 for more information.

Little Chapel telephone: 376-766-2538.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Worship services begin Sunday, February 26, 10 a.m.

If you wish to help the many victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, you can do so through the Episcopal Relief and Development: www.episcopalrelief.org/. Any gift will help, given the magnitude of the tragedy.

A fashion show will be held in the church garden, Thursday March 16, 2 p.m., featuring “Ajijic Chic” creations by Catherine Stephenson. The show will benefit the Outreach Programs of St. Andrew’s. Tickets, 200 pesos, are available Panache and the Todo Bueno resale shop.

Operation Feed: Our feeding program buys non-perishable food to donate to “Operation Feed,” which feeds about 150 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. 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.

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’d like to donate to St. Andrew’s, checks can be made out to Andrew’s Fund U.S., or Andrew’s Fund Canada, each of which are tax-deductible.

To become part of our parish family, please contact Rev. Michelle: 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.. Her office hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon.

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

Seventh-Day Adventists

Saturday service begins 10 a.m., study, 10:30 a.m., worship, 11:30 a.m. Carretera 10, San Antonio Tlayacapan. Information: www.chapalaSDA.org.

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, February 26, the topic is “Imagine: Stories from Ukraine, Macedonia and Lakeside.”

We live in an information age. If we don’t know something, we ask Google. The embedded algorithms give us more information...lots more information. But how do we avoid information bubbles reflecting more of what we already know? How do we get to know what we don’t know? Maybe, we humans can listen to our imagination and tell our stories. Jud Dolphin, ESL coach, watercolorist, and returned Peace Corps volunteer will be the speaker and Carol Johnson will be the service leader.

Sunday, March 5, we will celebrate International Day of the Woman with various speakers featuring words and music. D’Vorah Kelly and Colleen Beery will present the service.

Jewish Congregation

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

Abundant Life Church

How important is the foundation for what we build? From homes and office buildings to businesses and career choices the foundation for the project often if not always determines it’s success. There are a lot of lies circling in the world today about how to define ourselves and what we need in order to have lasting happiness. Come Sunday, February 26, to learn how to distinguish between the lies and the truth. God has a good future for everyone already planned but it requires a strong foundation otherwise our future hope will only crumble.

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

Grace Church is a group of believers with a more contemporary style of worship with a mix of praise songs and hymns.

St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal, Guadalajara

Regular Sunday Services under Rev. Dr. Pamela Hosey Long take place at 10:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish.

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

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