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Weekly Worship - March 09, 2024

Lake Chapala Baptist Church

Guest Pastor Dan Klassen shared his sermon, “Jesus and the Samaritan Woman” (John 4:1-26), asking us “Who are our Samaritans?

Who are those we avoid? Who are those we hate without knowing why we do?” The woman at the well knew little of Jesus or of worshipping God, but Jesus used the opportunity of her questions to share with her that He is the Messiah and He offers Living Water of salvation to her.  If you are curious about this Living Water from Jesus, visit us at Lake Chapala Baptist Church, Calle Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar, Sunday, March 3, at 10:45 a.m. for the English worship service.  The Spanish worship service follows at 12:30 p.m.

St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal Church GDL

Morning prayers are given Sunday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m. with elements in both English and Spanish,.

St. Mark’s Anglican offers the only English-language Anglican worship in the Guadalajara area. We are an international community of worship. A coffee get-together is held in the fellowship hall after each service.

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

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday’s Worship will center around praising our Lord in Worship and song, followed by the sermon by Pastor Thomas.

Little Chapel is located on the Ajijic-Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista. Sunday service begins at 11 a.m. A Grace meal is held after the service. All are invited to say and fellowship.

Little Chapel information: 331-307-0669.

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 outreach is Tuesday, April 2, where we invite the village of San Juan Tecomatlan to a Bazaar to help the food program in their town.

Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., a small group will be meeting for a Bible study in the book of Hebrews, chapter ten.

Thursday at 10 a.m., a Bible Study on the book of Revelation in the fellowship hall will be led by Pastor Thomas. Anyone is welcome to drop in for the Study.

Friday, the conversational Spanish class meets at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. (Beginners welcome.)

Car Wash/Bazaar by Mama Cleo’s boys home is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Chapel to meet their many financial needs).

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday, March 10, noon, Richard Clarke explores the transformative power of gratitude to enrich our lives through simple joys and cherished memories.

Research underscores the physical and mental benefits of gratitude for older adults, from bolstering immune function to enhancing cognitive well-being. But beyond the science lies a deeper truth: gratitude fosters connection and purpose, guiding us through life’s transitions with grace.

Practical tips for infusing gratitude into daily life offer a roadmap to joy and fulfillment. From morning reflections to evening gratitude practices, each moment becomes an opportunity to embrace abundance and inspire others.

Carol Johnson is the service associate.

Sunday, service is  at  noon, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s new location at San Luis 19 in Riberas del Pilar (one block south of the previous address).

Lake Chapala

Jewish Congregation

A community Passover Seder will be held Monday, April 22, 5 p.m. at Manix Restaurant (new location at Carretera poniente 111, across from Strom White, in Ajijic. Cost to members is 900 pesos, non-member guests 1,150 pesos. Contact Maureen Daivs at medavis5208@gmail. com for more information.

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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Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community

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

Sunday, March 10, the  Center is open from 9 to 10 a.m. for one hour of sitting and walking meditation that includes 30 minutes sitting, 15 minutes walking and 15 minutes sitting.

Wednesday, March 13, from 4 to 6 p.m., the program is one hour of sitting and walking meditation (4 to 5 p.m.) March’s theme: “Escape and Imprisonment” is continued with two videos featuring Tenzin Palmo. “Wheel of Life, Samsara in the Raw, parts 2 and 3 will be shown.  Discussion to follow. (5 to 6 p.m.).

Join online via Zoom at heartofawareness.org.

Afterward, all are invited to enjoy “Social Time” for dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Thursday March 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., one hour of sitting and walking meditation is offered. The same day, from 1-2:30 p.m. the practice/study group is currently reading: Shunyru Suzuki’s “Not Always So.” Owning the book isn’t required to participate.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

Sunday, March 10, The Rev. Robbin Moore returns to St. Andrew’s to preach and celebrate. The service begins at 10 a.m.

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.

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Christian Science Group

You are invited to attend our Testimony Meetings every first and third Wednesday of the month at noon 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 christianscienceajijic.org or call 331-155-4733. All are welcome.

Heritage Baptist Church

Hebrews 1:14: Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation? One night more than 100 years ago, the Scottish missionary, John Paton and his wife were surrounded by cannibals. Filled with terror they prayed. As daylight dawned, they discovered that the tribesmen had retreated back into the forest. A year later the chief of that tribe was converted and the missionary asked him about that particular night. He wanted to know why they had not been killed. The Chief replied, “There were hundreds of tall men in shining garments with drawn swords, so we could not attack.”

These must have been the ministering angels of God. Angels are servants to those privileged to receive salvation. They are unseen and unheard. They are at the call of God and never the focus of the Christian and however marvelous they are, they pale into significance when compared to Christ.

Heritage Baptist Church meets at La Estacion above Pancho’s Deli, 2nd floor, Hidalgo 75, Riberas del Pilar. Sundays service is at 11 a.m. Information: 331-437-7281 or 333-016-3743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., hbcmx.org and Facebook: HeritageBaptistChurch Mexico.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the fourth Sunday in Lent, March 10, Laetare Sunday, in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and Lay Reader Lani Zeigler will give the message.  Those wishing to gather for brunch following the Service will meet in the El Sombrero Restaurant.

The Loaves and Fishes food distribution will not be held Tuesday, March 12. The next event will be held March 26. To help the food program with a much-needed monetary donation, or need more information, 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..

The Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 13, 1:30 p.m. 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.

For Zoom sign-in information, 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 jimminap@ gmail.com, 322-356-0382 for the ID and password.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Dr. Wayne Cooks’s sermon this Sunday addresses “To believe, or not to believe, that is the question.” The book of John 12:37-41 is the source of the generation of this question.

Jesus had revealed in many different ways that he was the promised Messiah. He performed miracles and spoke with a wisdom greater than Solomon. His actions were the same for all, but the reactions varied greatly.

Some witnesses believed clay softened under the rays of the sun. Some were indifferent like a rock that remains unchanged by such exposure. And some became filled with hate, like clay that becomes hard and unyielding.

The difference was not in the Son, but in the makeup of the heart.

Join us on Sunday as we explore the verses in John.

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

Everyone is welcome to Wednesday drop-in Bible study.

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

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

Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, just south of Mom’s Restaurant, toward the lake.

Judea de Jalisco

Judea de Jalisco is an alternative, Mexican and expat/immigrant, LBGTQA+ welcoming, faith-based community for spiritual and social events, where Jewish ethics/values, music, laughter and food are highlighted.
Havdallah service Saturday, March 9, a.m. to 6 p.m. in the home of Gabino and Jacqueline, located at Casa Fuerte 285, Coto La Guarnacion, Casa 147, San Agustin, Tlajomulco de Zuñiga. In Google Maps: 20°31’53.0”N 103°29’33.3”W. Parking is available on the terrace around the green area.

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Purim Party, Monday, March 18, at the Clubhouse of Puerta Arroyo in West Ajijic. Catered by The Taco Ladies. Cost is 250 pesos.

Lakeside Community

Fellowship

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 Bautista

Catholic Church

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

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

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. Information: unitynamaste.org.

Abundant Life Church

How does your relationship with Jesus impact the way you live your daily life? Most believers hope for a great impact when they die as they go to heaven rather than hell, but our life now is also to be impacted in just as powerfully.

Come Sunday, March 10, as we look at what the Word of God teaches us. It may teach different things to us at different times in our lives and in different cultures but has the same goal for everyone still breathing.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Weekly Sunday worship services in English 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.

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.

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 Soriana parking lots available. Contact 970-219-5983 in advance via WhatsApp FaceTime or messenger.

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.

Help with transportation; 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.

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