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Weekly Worship - May 20, 2023

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.

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St. Andrew’s Anglican

pg18Sunday, May 21, Reverend Michael Schirmacher will preach and celebrate at the 10 a.m. service.

St. Andrew’s five-part program on “Future Planning,” continues with the third session, Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m., when gerontologist Loretta Downs will speak on “Old Age Ain’t No Place for Sissies!” The public is invited to attend. May 27, Casa Nostra’s Delia Villanueva will speak. June 3, Dr. Gerardo León León, a local practitioner, will be the guest speaker.

Operation Feed: Our feeding program buys non-perishable food to donate to "Operation Feed,” which feeds 150 families—about 700 people‚ 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.

St. Andrew’s live streams Sunday services and sermon highlights on its Facebook page: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.

To become part of the parish, contact Rev. Michelle 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.. Office hours are Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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. Activities at HoA are open to all. Chairs and cushions are provided and there are written meditation instructions for beginners.

Sunday, May 21, the center is open from 9 to 10 a.m. for sitting and walking meditation. Sunday mornings are a special, quieter time at Heart of Awareness.  We encourage you to join us in the silence of meditation practice while the village is slowly waking up around us.  The format for the hour is 30 minutes of sitting, 15 minutes of walking (if you wish) and 15 minutes sitting.  The meditation bell is rung at each transition.  Arrive a few minutes early to get settled in your space.

Wednesday, May 24, following the 4 to 5 p.m. meditation period, Marty Janowitz will offer a talk exploring the theme “Wisdom and Compassion in Action.” The Wednesday program is also offered via Zoom. You’ll find the link at heartofawareness.org.

A practice and book study group meets on Thursdays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. “In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying,” by Tibetan master teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, is the current title. The book is read aloud during each session with discussion. Each session begins with 20 minutes of sitting practice and ends with a ten-minute silent reflection/meditation period. This is an open group and drop ins are welcome.

Those with an interest in socializing with others who attend HoA are invited to informal gatherings for a restaurant meal following the practice and teachings every Wednesday.  No need to RSVP.

Information: heartofawareness.org.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, May 21, Brother Thomas Walker  will be traveling for the next several weeks, so we are honored to have Rev. Dr. Deborah Davis Jones who will speak Sunday, May 21, on the topic of “Job’s Wife, Dancing Backwards in High Heels.” 

Located on the Ajijic Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista.

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.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets for fellowship and prayer at the Chapel and a Bible Study from the book of Daniel, with Brother Thomas leading us via zoom from Canada.

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

Little Chapel telephone: 376-766-2538.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside will observe the seventh Sunday of Easter, May 21, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist together, and via Zoom, 10:30 a.m., at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant Rev. Linda Ramos will be the celebrant give the message. Those wishing to gather for brunch after the service will meet in the Scallion Ajijic Bistro, Boulvard De Jin XI 117, Ajijic, 376-766-2301.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, May 23, 1 p.m. at calle Jesus Garcia 11, San Antonio. 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..

A Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will not be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 24, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend, learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share their insights with each other when the study returns May 31.

For those who don’t have 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., and 376-766-2495.

Lake Chapala Baptists

Join us as we together worship the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; the Son, Jesus Christ who was, who is and who is to come and the Holy Spirit sent by the Father in the Son’s name. The Word, which is “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword” is taught so that we can grow in our faith in Christ and love for each other.

Worship service and teaching Sundays, 10:45 a.m. Bible Study Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. followed by Devotion, Prayer and Praise at 11:30.

Lake Chapala Baptist Church, Sta. Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Contact us at 331-608-0856 or +1 512-422-1285

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, May 21, Pastor Carolyn will talk about: “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

How do you persuade someone to do the right thing? How do you help people who are enemies become friends? How do you help heal relationships among those in your church, your family, your friends? The apostle Paul does this masterfully in his letter to Philemon, the book we are looking at this week.

Key word: Reconciliation.

Key verse: I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.

Philemon 1:6

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.

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

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

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).

Seventh-Day Adventists

The Lakeside Chapala Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to share a good time together.

Have you felt that your life is a struggle? Are you afraid of the constant bad news coming your way? This time is for you. It is for every kind of person, no matter your origin, beliefs or questions.

The appointment is every Saturday. 10 a.m. for fellowship and singing. 10:30 a.m. for a shared biblical study and at 11:30 a.m. the main worship service.

We believe that God is the creator (Genesis 1:1), Jesus is our savior (Acts 16:31), the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-11) the eternal Father (1 John 2:13) and that the Bible is the only source for truth and comfort for broken hearts ( Romans 15:4 cf John 17:17).

Come and discover something that could change your life forever!

If you need help with transportation, you can get in touch through whatsapp 642-161-4143 or e-mail 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.. Information: www.LakesideChapalaSDA.org.

Carretera Chapala-Ajijic No. 10, Fracc. Chula Vista, Chapala

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, May 21, Rev. Matt Alspaug will present “Creative Genius.”

In ancient Rome, genius was the deity associated with a person. A particularly strong genius could give a person great powers for achievement, hence they too, were called geniuses. We continue to think of genius as an individual trait, but it seems creative ideas often emerge from community effort. We’ll explore the complicated nature of creativity, as we wonder about the geniuses among us - or perhaps, some genius that we all share. Deb Gang 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.

Abundant Life Church

Can you afford it? The question of if you can afford something depends upon your budget but also on how badly you want it. We all know that if you want something badly enough the budget can be rearranged or we do without certain things. Some young people will go without food to get the latest Iphone! Jesus also calls us to count the cost of following Him. Some are willing to fit Jesus in if the budget allows but when His demands on their life and time increase they say it is simply not worth it. Come Sunday, May 21, as we are encouraged to practice the concept that having Jesus is worth more than everything we might have to give up.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. provided after every service.

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