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Weekly Worship - April 27, 2024

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A HU chant is a natural and easy way to connect with spirit. HU is sung around the world by people of many faiths and beliefs. 

It brings inner peace and calm, inner guidance, and expanded awareness. A 20-minute HU chant and open spiritual discussion are held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 2:15 to 4 p.m. at the Garden of Dreams Hotel, Constitucion 105 in Ajijic. Information: (52)669-431-8484.

Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers the opportunity to meditate in a supportive environment at its 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, April 28, 9 to 10 a.m.: one hour of sitting and walking meditation.

NOTE: the Practice Center will be closed immediately after this session for building maintenance and a mini split-system installation. The closure lasts Monday, April 29 through Saturday, May 4. Below are our offerings during this time:

Monday, April 29: The Monday Dharma Movie Matinee (3-5 pm) has been canceled. May’s movie will be on Monday, May 27.

Wednesday, May 1, 4-6:30 pm, ZOOM ONLY: This week we will meet online for one hour of sitting and walking meditation (4 to 5 p.m.). Senior teacher, Marty Janowitz will give a dharma talk on May’s Theme: “Walking the Path of Compassion”: Discussion to follow (5 to 6:30 p.m.).

 Join online via Zoom at heartofawareness .org.

Thursday, May 2: The Meditation Practice and the Book Practice/Study Group are canceled. Both will resume on May 9.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church  

Sunday, April 21, The Rev. James Francis Twyman will 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.

To become part of the parish, contact Rev. James 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.. His office hours are Monday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Heritage Baptist Church

Writing to Hebrew believers spread across the Roman empire, Hebrews 2 teaches primarily about the death of the Son of God and how that relates to the Old Covenant. Firstly the sacrificial rites of the Old Covenant were shadows and inadequate until the law was fulfilled through the death of Jesus Christ. Secondly, they had a certainty in a shared hope, knowing that their hope in Jesus Christ alone was secure. The writer quoting from Isaiah 8:18, emphasizes the prophet’s certainty of that assurance. This despite Israel falling into idolatry and the hand of God’s mercy being removed. This was obvious during 400 years of silence before the advent of Christ. Both in 1st Peter (2:8) and Paul (Romans 9:33) confirmed this shame. Thirdly however, in trusting Jesus Christ, they that are given to Christ are assured of salvation and the glory to come. Thus in like manner we are encouraged, comforted and assured if we will remain in the faith and be obedient to Christ’s call, we will walk in victory also.

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

Christ Church Lakeside

Sunday, April 28, the church will observe the fifth Sunday of Easter, in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. at our normal location. Rev. Danny Borkowski or the Reverend Jim Powers will be the celebrant and the Reverend Jerry Stiles, our Deacon, will give the message. Those wishing to gather for brunch following the service will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Viva Mexico Restaurant, Porfiro Diaz 92 in San Juan Cosala. 333-156-2245.

The next Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. If you would like to help be sure the food we are donating is properly sorted and delivered to the families we support, please come by.

To help our food program with a monetary donation, or if you need more information, contact Al Ramos at 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, May 1, the Bible Study, hosted by Reverend Danny Borkowski will be held on Zoom starting at 1:30 p.m.  All are invited to attend as we learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share our insights with each other.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 322-356-0382 for the ID and password.

Lake ChapalaBaptist Church

English worship service is Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Spanish worship service follows at 12:30 p.m. English-language Bible study is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 10 .am. A praise and prayer service is Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Lake Chapala Baptist Church, Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Information: (52)331-608-0856, +1-512-422-1285.

St. Mark’s Anglican Church GDL

An international worship community offering the only English-language worship in metro Guadalajara.

Sundays at 1:30 p.m. In English with some Spanish readings/music. Rev. James Twyman officiates.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, diagonally across the street from the UAG medical campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara. Website: stmarksgdl.com/en; Facebook: stmark44670.

Little Chapel by the Lake

During April the Little Chapel celebrates 64 years of service to the expat and English speaking population at Lakeside and will feature guest speakers while Pastor Thomas is in Canada. Focus will be on personal testimony and where and how God is leading us.

Sunday, April 21, our  guest speaker is Dr. Wayne Cook, who will give testimony about his 15 years of ministry in the prison system in Rayburn Correctional Facility in Louisiana. 

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 accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel.

Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., a small group meets for Bible study in the book of Colosians at the Chapel.

Thursday at 10 a.m. is a Bible Study in the Book of Revelation at the Chapel.

Friday, the conversational Spanish class starts at 1 p.m., beginners welcome.

Saturday’s carwash fund-raiser is from 9-1:00 in front of the Chapel by the boys from Mama Cleo’s boys home, to meet their many financial needs.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday, April 28, Loretta Downes will present “Preparing for the Unexpected.”

Downes will speak with us about the preparations, documents and other materials one should gather and have available in a designated place prior to the occurrence of an emergency or death. We will review resources available to assist with accomplishing these tasks.  DeeDee Camhi is the Service Associate. The May 5 service will feature Rev. Matt Aslpaugh, who will speak on “A Sense of Place.”

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 ChapalaJewish 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 LCJCAC @gmail.com. Website is LakeChapalaJewish Conregation.com.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Pastor Ted Rogers, will give the sermon this week.

Paul has dealt with the individual’s relationship to self, or the human condition, then the individual’s relationship to sin, followed by the individual’s relationship to the law. Now in Romans eight, he turns to the individual’s relationship with God. The central focus, of course is love...

The Paloma Café in the nártex of the Church is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We invite you to taste our delicious blends, and cakes. Free internet.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yizkor service is Tuesday, April 30, in Ajijic or Guadalajara. Email email rabbiaarron @gmail.com for more information.

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.

San AndresCatholic 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.

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

Abundant Life Church

Children are a gift from God. This week we turn our attention on the kids as we celebrate the Day of the Child. The adults will be challenged to see the blessing of having the children around as well as challenged to be the role model they need. We all want our children to grow up to love Jesus with all their heart. Come Sunday, April 28, to be both encouraged as well as challenged to be an important part in the family of God!

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.

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.LakeChapalaJewishConregation.com.

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