Chain of Lakes
Weekly Announcements
Welcome to Chain of Lakes Church!
Sunday, March 17, 10:30am
Today Pastor Paul is beginning a new sermon series for Lent called,
“Conversations with my daughter; life lessons from Luke.”  

The theme today is “Basics from Luke”.

Please stay afterwards for a time of fellowship in the Community Life Center.

Restrooms are located just beyond the front of the worship center.
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Youth and Family
Sunday Circles  
Children are welcome to go with Bethany Bourgoin and Nancy Clunis to Sunday Circles after Children’s Time. Sunday Circles is the educational ministry offered by Chain of Lakes. Younger children and babies will be welcomed by Sherri Varsho, Chain of Lakes Childcare Cordinator.
Confirmation starts March 24
High school students ages 9th-12th grade are encouraged to participate after worship next Sunday for the first session using the program Confirm not Conform. Bethany Bourgoin and Carol High will be leading this group — The congregation is encouraged to pray and support this group as they go through this year long program together!
Tween Kickoff March 24
Come to a special day for Tweens on Sunday March 24.  All youth in grades 5th-8th are invited to attend the first bible study during Sunday Circles.  After church the Tweens are encouraged to come adventure to Blue Sun Soda Shop for a fellowship and laughter! As always, friends are encouraged and welcome to attend both Sunday Circles and the fellowship event afterwards.
Volunteer Opportunity
Come pack chicken, rice and veggies at Feed My Starving Children – Saturday, March 23 from 2-4pm! Open to adults and children over age six.  Spots are limited – please mark the communication card confirming your attendance or contact Lena Truong and Bethany Bourgoin to reserve your spot.
Small Groups
  • Monday, March 18, 7pm Bowling at Bowlero in Blaine
  • Tuesday, March 19, 6:30pm Luke small group led by Becca Larkin  Meal at 6:30, video at 7 and small group discussion at approximately 7:15pm.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 6:30pm Meal at 6:30, video at 7 and three discussion groups at approximately 7:15pm. Childcare will be offered.
  • Sunday, March 24, 9am  Demystifying Revelation Come for a study on the book of Revelation led by Pastor Paul. No knowledge of the Bible or the book of Revelation is required.  This group will meet through the end of March.
Lent Small Groups on Luke
The small group team invites everyone to participate in small groups during Lent this year. The small groups feature a video series created by Pastor Paul called, “Conversations with my daughter. Life-long lessons from Luke.” Pastor Paul has developed six 15-minute videos of  conversations he had with his daughter, Hannah, about a theme in Luke. Groups are offered on Tuesday  and Wednesday evenings, and started March 12 & 13. People will gather at 6:30pm for a meal. At 7 the video will be shared. At 7:15 everyone can participate in a small group. The groups will be done by 8:15. Child care will be available. 
Root Causes of Homelessness Forum
The Local Impact Team of Chain of Lakes is sponsoring a forum on Sunday, March 24 at 6:30pm called “Root Causes of Homelessness.” Four outstanding speakers will address the question of why people become homeless. The speakers are Robin Burge-Ross, Social Worker at Anoka Regional High School, Lisa Jacobson, Executive Director at HOPE 4 Youth, Julie Jeppson, Executive Director at Stepping Stone, and Richard Bahr, author of Those People.
Upcoming Worship
  • March 24 As part of the Luke sermon series the sermon title is, “The gospel for the outsiders.” The Scripture is Luke 10:25-37.
  • March 31 As part of the Luke sermon series the sermon title is, “Salvation in Luke—a new world order
Capital fundraising drive update
Last Sunday Jana Swenson and Jim Weckwerth shared the results of the Listening Phase of the Capital Fundraising Drive. The report was very, very positive. If you would like a copy of the report that was handed out, please talk to Pastor Paul.  

The Campaign Team for the Capital Fundraising Drive will meet after worship today.


Financial Update from the Finance Team

Estimates of Giving received through

February: $19,343

Budgeted Estimates of Giving through
February: $22,833


Special Gift

Because of an unsolicited anonymous gift of $10,000, a spring operating budget Special Offering will not take place this year.  Yay, God!

Inviting Opportunities   
  • Saturday March 23 Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Opportunity
  • Sunday, March 24 Root Causes of Homelessness event
Team Meetings
  • Monday, March 18, 5:00pm Connection 
  • Tuesday, March 19, 10:00am Staff                       
  • Tuesday, March 19, 7:30pm Worship               
  • Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm Scheduling             
Chain of Lakes Instagram page
If you use Instagram, consider following the Chain of Lakes Instagram page that was recently set up. The page name is chain_of_lakes_blaine.