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Weekly Worship - March 25 2023

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Brother Jonathan Wheat will preach and Reverend James Twyman will celebrate Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m.

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.

It’s Spring Grant time at St. Andrews Anglican Church. If you are a local charity serving the health and human service needs of our lakeside community and are interested in receiving a grant in April, email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application. The deadline for receiving your completed application is Wednesday April 12, 2023. Grants will be awarded at the St. Andrews worship service on Sunday April 30.  Due to Mexican government regulations, organizations must be a registered AC to apply.  

You’re invited to attend a two-part journey covering the history of Anglican music, led by Brother Jonathan Wheat.  Wednesday, April 19 he’ll cover “Anglican Music History; How we got here.”  April 26, the theme is “Anglican Music and Liturgy; what makes our music unique and beautiful.” Both sessions will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s.

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.

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

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.

Lake Chapala Baptists

“Christians are running a race, a race we want to finish well,” our Pastor told us last Sunday. “How do we finish well, you ask? We need to know one thing: the will of God. God must reveal His plan for your life. It will not be a frail or human plan, it will be His plan, custom-created for your life, character, and gifts.

“Do you have worldly expectations, worldly goals? Ask God to reveal His plan for you. It will be clear, and it will be perfect. We are called to serve Him as He reveals Himself to us, His nature and His purposes for us.

“And friends, let us do the will of God from the heart, not from duty! Look to God, the author and finisher of your faith journey! God’s word and spirit urge us forward, and He will protect us and keep us as we follow His perfect direction, all the way to the finish line.”

Love Easter and Passover? Join us to celebrate the resurrection of Christ Sunday, April 9 at 10:45 a.m. The LCBC choir will present inspiring music of the season and Pastor John will deliver a special sermonette. Let’s make the day unforgettable this year by coming together to praise 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.

Contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; visit our website or Facebook page for more info or call: 333-016-3743, office 376-765-2925.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside will celebrate the fifth Sunday in Lent, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist together, and via Zoom, March 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 gather for brunch after the service will meet in the Cocinart Restaurant, 16 de Septiembre 4K, Ajijic, 331-395-3810.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, March 28, 1 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. If you wish to help our food program by giving 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..

Wednesday, March 29, the sixth and last session of a six-week Lenten series “Surprised by Hope,” led by the Rev. Michael Schirmacher, with the help of Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held at 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the home of Dave and Carol Van Gorp, Calle Durango 12, Chula Vista Norte, San Antonio, 331-276-8659. To save a seat for this series or to participate via Zoom, email Fr. Michael at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday April 2, Palm Sunday, there will not be the monthly potluck in the church following the Holy Eucharist Service.

Easter Sunday April 9, the monthly potluck will be held at 3 p.m. at the home of Elizabeth Carroll. You must sign up in advance with Elizabeth to attend. A sign-up sheet will be available at church the next two Sundays.

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.

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.

Lakeside Presbyterian

When people do better than we expected, do we encourage them? That is what Paul did in 1 Thessalonians. This week’s sermon by Pastor Carolyn Hansen will indicate how important that was to the church at that time and how important it is today.

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.

In the weeks ahead as we near Easter, a service of silence (Tenabrae) Will be held at noon on Good Friday and a guest speaker will be in the pulpit on Palm Sunday.

Wednesday drop-in Bible study is at 10 am. It is just as titled, drop in so no long term commitment is required.

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

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

Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation

Join us the first and third Saturday at 10 a.m., LIVE and zoom for services.
Join us LIVE the second and fourth Friday for service and potluck at 6 p.m.
Contact us 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.. Website is LakeChapalaJewishConregation.com

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, March 26, the topic is “Teaching English: A New Experience.”

Teaching for the first time! Ron Avalon has taken on the challenge of teaching English at an elementary school in the Lakeside area, and he will share with us what it has been like to undergo this opportunity. Dee Dee Camhi, who has worked in the field of English as a Second Language since the mid 1970’s will be his service associate.

Sunday, April 2, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will discuss “Getting Out of Our Heads.” Gary Young will be the guest musician and June Wilson will be the service associate.

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

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.

Beginning Friday, March 24th at 4 pm and ending Sunday, March 26th at noon we are offering a non-residential retreat at Heart of Awareness, Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic, with senior teacher Marty Janowitz on the topic of “Equanimity Amidst Uncertainty”.  The retreat will include dharma talks, meditation practice, discussion, and the opportunity to have private sessions with senior teachers.  The cost is 500 pesos.

On Monday, March 27th, we will offer a film matinee from 3-5 pm.  This month’s selection is:  “Becoming Nobody” by Ram Dass.

Wednesday, March 29, the meditation period is from 4 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 6 p.m. two dharma videos by Jon Aaron, teacher at New York Insight Meditation Center, will be screened. At 6 p.m. there will be an opportunity to have dinner and socialize at a nearby restaurant.

The Wednesday program is also offered via Zoom. You’ll find the link on the website, heartofawareness.org.

Thursday, March 30, a weekly practice and book study group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. It begins with a twenty-minute meditation period and then reading and discussion of the 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 p.m.

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, March 26, John Whitener from “Fire from Heaven” ministry will be preaching.  

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.

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

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 chapter 3.

Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays, 1 p.m. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming events: Movie afternoon,Wednesday April 5, 4 p.m., “The Gospel of John” (with Christopher Plummer).

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. Please contact Don Spangler, +1-970-219-5983 (Whatsapp or message only) for more information.

Little Chapel telephone: 376-766-2538.

Abundant Life Church

It is the time of year where the fine dust settles everywhere. Have you noticed how much easier it is to slip on the tile floor that you always walk on without a problem? Just as the conditions around us affect the stability we previously enjoyed, often without even noticing until it is too late, we can be affected by the spiritual environment around us that we didn’t even know had changed. We need to be careful to keep our stability firmly on the trusted Rock of Jesus and the reliable scriptures that He has given us. Come this Sunday, March 26, as we try to clear the fine dust off our spiritual walkways so that we won’t fall.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. English-language services are Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Spanish-Language services are Sunday, 9 a.m. and noon. 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.

Mezcala Christian Church

Pastor Lionel Sanchez and other area Christian pastors share and teach the love of Jesus every Saturday, 10 a.m. A delicious Grace meal is provided after every service. Mezcala Christian Church provides approximately 250 early breakfast meals weekly to Mezcala children and 50 to 100 large bottles (garafones) of clean safe drinking water weekly to Mezcala area families. Food and financial donations are always needed and accepted. Transportation or carpooling at 9:15 a.m. from Walmart, Little Chapel by the Lake or Soriano parking lots available. Contact 970 219-5983 in advance via Whatsapp FaceTime or messenger. One- to two-hour guided Mezcala island boat and hiking tours are also available following the bilingual church service and grace meal.

Calle Hidalgo 251-B Mezcala (green building with burgundy cross).

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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