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Weekly Worship - October 28, 2023

Heritage Baptist Church

In this fallen world every victory seems hollow. The joy of victory slips away quickly because Christians have not yet reached “home.” Ultimately, the Christian’s expectations should focus on heaven.

The book of Nehemiah warns of the dangers of lies, which can distort our expectations. Sanballat, for example, sent a false message to deter the Jews from rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah responded: “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.”

In Nehemiah, the city of Jerusalem is a picture of the church. We are to be different from the world, but this does not mean we physically separate from the world. The Christian’s heart must be devoted to Christ.

Christians need to understand the true narrative of the Bible, which is Christ’s salvation for

mankind and their duty to be Christlike toward others. The latter is one of the purposes of

the local church.

Heritage is a fledgling Baptist Church seeking out our eternal family. Join us  in the “Upper Room” at the Presbyterian Church in Riberas del Pilar. Sundays at 11:15 a.m.: Open prayer, then wisdom direct from the Word. Wednesdays: Bible study at 4:30 p.m. Info: HeritageBaptistChurchMexico@ gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, October 29, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in person, 10:30 a.m., in our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse Restaurant Rev. Jim Powers will be the celebrant and give the message “Two Great Commandments” based on Matthew 22:34-46. The flowers this Sunday are given for the memory of John Wysock.  Those wishing to gather for brunch after the service will meet at Viva Mexico, Porfirio Diaz Pte. 92, San Juan Cosala, 387-761-1058.

The Loaves and Fishes food distribution will not be held Tuesday, October 31. If you wish to help our food program by giving a monetary donation, contact Al Ramos, 332-3134-1282, 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, November 1. When held on November 8, all are invited to attend, learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share their insights with each other. If you haven’t attended a Bible Study with Rev. Danny you should as you will find it extremely interesting and educational.

The Lakeside Singers will not meet at the church Thursday, November 2. The next event will be held on November 9. At that time, bring your own beverage and enjoy singing with Rev. Christine Wysock and our musician Deborah Inkster-Bain.

Lake Chapala Baptist I acknowledge my sin to Thee, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”; And Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin…. Thou art my hiding place; Thou dost preserve me from trouble; Thou dost surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32: 5 &7)

All of us sin, it is the nature of man. All God asks is that we confess those sins to Him and are truly sorry for them. He will forgive those sins through His grace. We didn’t earn it, nor do we deserve it, but He gives it to us with love. We are pressed down with our guilt, but He reaches down and lifts that guilt from our shoulders so that we may live our lives with joy. If we walk with Him and talk with Him, He will fill our lives with joy. What more could we want?

Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language worship service is at 10:45am. The Spanish-language worship service is at 12:30pm.  Phone 331-608-0856.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, October 29, at the 11 a.m. service, Pastor Thomas ‘ sermon title is “You Also are being Built Together.” Little Chapel is located on the Ajijic-Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista. A Grace meal is held after the service, with the main dish provided, accompanying dishes of whatever you bring.

Little Chapel information: 376-766-2538.

Donations for our mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute via your donations. The next food distribution day will be on Tuesday, November 7. 

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., a small group will meet  for a Bible study in the book by Paul written to the Thessalonians. We’re in the second letter he wrote to them, looking at the relevancy to the news in the world today.

Beginners Spanish class at 1 p.m., Friday; call Beatriz 376-108-9755 or 331-912-6430 for more information or simply show up on Friday.

Car Wash by Mama Cleo’s Boys home Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (fundraiser for their needs).

Christian Science Group

You are invited to attend our Testimony Meetings every first and third Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. at Cinco de Mayo 3, Ajijic. The one hour meeting begins with readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook “Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, followed by testimonies of spiritual healing that have resulted from the study and practice of Christian Science. For more information visit www.christianscienceajijic. org or call 331-155-4733. All are welcome.

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

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).

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

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, October 29, Rev. Michelle McKinnon Young will preach and Reverend James Twyman will celebrate.  The service begins at 10 a.m.

Watch for the next iteration of a continuing Lectionary Study.  The study will be held both in-person and on-line.  In addition, Pastor Michelle can also lead themed video studies on a variety of religious/spiritual topics for modern-day applications.

St. Andrew’s live streams Sunday services and sermon highlights and also publishes daily inspiration, parish news and events on its Facebook page: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.

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

Heart of Awareness

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers opportunities to meditate together at the Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Chairs and cushions are provided.  All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation.  Donations are appreciated.

Sunday, October 29, the Center is open from 9 to 10 a.m. for sitting and walking meditation. The practice period includes 30 minutes of sitting meditation practice, 15 minutes of walking, and 15 minutes sitting.

Monday, October 30, 3 to 5 p.m, The monthly film will be “The Tibetan Book of the Dead.” Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening movie explores how this ancient text remains a source of strength and guidance. Free admission, donations welcome.

Wednesday, November 1, 4 to 5 p.m., Marty Janowitz will offer support for meditation practice with guided meditation as well as Q & A. Wednesday sessions are also streamed on Zoom.  Find the Zoom link at heartofawareness.org.

Thursday November 2, the Practice/Book Study group, open to all, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Current book is “Welcoming the Unwelcomed” by Pema Chrödron.You do not need the book to participate.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, October 29, we’ll hear Rebecca Roth give her testimony about how she spent four years in a federal prison in Guadalajara after being falsely accused—and now dedicates herself to improving the lives of women in prison. She will explain the church’s involvement in prison ministry that’s been ongoing for almost as long as Lakeside Presbyterian has existed. We intend to follow Jesus words in Matthew 25:35-36: For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

The English language service is at 9:30 a.m., which also streams live at facebook.com/LPCChapala. Spanish service starts at 11 a.m.

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 before 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, just down the street from Mom’s Restaurant.

Unitarian Universalist

Sunday, October 29, Bob Koches and Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak on “Loss and Loneliness.”

Who are we, as Unitarian Universalists? What do you say when someone says “You are a Unitarian Universalist? What is that?” Some folks assume we’re some new-age religion, founded in the 1960’s. Others think we’re really some kind of leftist political party disguised as a church. We’ll explore what Unitarian Universalism is really about, including a bit of our long history, and our core (and evolving) values.

Jane Castleman and Christy Caldwell will be the service associates.

Sunday, November 5, features Al Castleman as speaker with Lynn Cleek as service associate for our Pledge Kickoff.

LCUUF services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar, next to Doppio Café, across the road from the Catholic Church.

Abundant Life Church

God is love. We have all heard this before but why do we say it? The fact that God is loved is enjoyed by some while others just repeat it because they have heard it before even if in their experience they may have not discovered this truth. Come Sunday, October 29, to find out for yourself that God is love. You don’t have to depend on others. You can know it for yourself!

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone.  Weekly Sunday worship services start at 10:30 a.m.

Services are on the Facebook page as well as the YouTube channel. The 10:30 a.m. English services schedule is at abuntandtlifechapala.com. Bible study in English is held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday. Carretera 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

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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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. 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).

Grace Church Chapala

Grace Church Chapala is a Christian Church located in the Bravo Theatre building at 441 Hidalgo in Riberas del Pilar. We welcome you to worship Jesus Christ with us on Sunday’s at 10 a.m. Our praise music is a contemporary style. We host an open Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  

Led by the teaching of Pastor Alan Pohl we strive to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Grace supports an outreach ministry to the children of Mezcala. You will find a friendly welcome here with opportunities to connect with other believers and to serve God. Information: GraceChapalamx.church.  

Unity Namaste of Ajijic 

All are welcome every Sunday, noon, at Namaste Village, Angel Flores 5, Ajijic, or via Zoom through unitynamaste.org, and “meet and greet” hospitality starting at 11:30 a.m. A potluck supper is served after the service on the last Sunday of every month. 

Unity Namaste of Ajijic is an official Unity ministry chartered by Unity Worldwide Ministries and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Information: unitynamaste. org.

Lakeside CommunityFellowship

Independencia 159, (next to Fenix Realty), San Antonio, Tlayacapan.

Sunday service, 10 a.m.; Ladies Bible study, Tuesday, 10 a.m.; Men’s Bible study, Thursday, 10 a.m. Information: 332-208-9263.

San Andres Catholic Church 

Marcos Castellanos 14, Centro, Ajijic. English Mass Sundays 9 a.m. Information: Rose, +423-312-7468.

San Juan BautistaCatholic Church

English Mass- Sundays 9 a.m. Del Cardenal 25 Raquet Club, San Juan Cosala.

St. Mark’s Anglican

Regular bilingual Sunday Services with communion are now held at 10: a.m.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara. Website: stmarksgdl.com/en.

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