Chain of Lakes
Weekly Announcements
Welcome to Chain of Lakes Church!
Sunday, June 23, 10:30am

Today Pastor Paul is beginning a new sermon series called, “You’ve got a friend in me.”  He is looking at the themes of friendship in the Toy Story movies.  He’ll share how they are similar to the teachings of Scripture on friendship and how they can help each person grow in friendships.  Today he is looking at the themes in Toy Story 1.  

Summer small group opportunities will be shared today.


Children are welcome to participate in Sunday Circles after the Time for Children.  

Sunday Circles takes place in the Youth & Family space in the back of this facility.  

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Youth and Family
Sunday Circles
Children are welcome to go with Bethany Bourgoin 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 Lena Truong, one of our Youth & Family Team Members.

Tween Bible Study

This summer from June until the beginning of September, there will be no Tween Bible Study. Instead, we are exploring Sunday Circles as one large group – elementary through middle school – in playtime, scripture and friendship!

Confirmation:  The next confirmation session will be on Sunday, July 14, following worship. Join Bethany Bourgoin and Carol High to discuss our fifth session in the “Confirm Not Conform” curriculum.

Young Adult Ministry: Young adults in college and beyond are welcome to join Bethany after church today for a devotion. Get ready to chat about “Making Room for your Neighbor” in our She Reads Truth devotion series.

Vacation Church Camp: Moms, dads and kiddos – save the date for Chain of Lakes Vacation Church Camp on Saturday Aug 10 and Sunday Aug 11 from 9am-2pm. Head to to register for “To Mars and Beyond” to explore as space voyagers, where God’s love can take us!


Building Love Inside Out Campaign

Thanks to everyone who made a pledge to the Building Love Inside Out campaign.  People from Chain of Lakes have pledged  $242,310 so far.  Chain of Lakes is over two-thirds of the way to the goal for the campaign.  The average pledge given so far is $10,000.  This is an outstanding initial response. Every gift, no matter what the amount, is important.  Every gift makes the future breaking of ground more possible. Thank you!

The congregation will be updated as more pledges are received.

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                             Team Meetin
  • Monday, June 24    7pm   Fall Fun Fair Task Force
  • Tuesday, June 25  10am  Staff
  • Wednesday, June 26  3:45pm Communications
  • Saturday, June 29   9am – 1pm  Session Retreat at First Presbyterian Church in White Bear Lake
                          Upcoming Worship   
Sunday, June 30    As part of the “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” series Pastor Paul will look at the themes of friendship in Toy Story 2.  Beau Field will share part of his faith story during worship                                  Sunday, July 7    Rev. Gene Orr will lead worship Sunday, July 14    As part of the “You’ve God a Friend in Me” series Pastor Paul will look at the themes of friendship in Toy Story 3.          
                               Summer Small Groups                Pickleball:  Monday, 7pm, July 15 – August 26 . Lexington Athletic Complex in Blaine. Led by Pastor Paul. All skill levels welcome.                                Grilling:  Sundays after church. Grill variety of foods for lunch. Organizing meeting TODAY at Chain of Lakes. Following Sundays will be at various host locations. Led by Richard Garcia and Chris Audet.               Walking: Monday, 11:30am, July 22 – August 12, Tuesday August 20, last group Monday August 26. Pioneer Park, 2491 125th Ave NE, Blaine. Led by Doreen Sampson. All fitness levels welcome.

Sign up on the Communication Card, talk to the small group leaders, or call the church office, 763.208.8049

                                Community Garden

Chain of Lakes Church has a Community Garden on the church property in The Lakes. Garden hoses and water are provided.  Go to or call the church office, 763.208.8049 to reserve a 20’ x 15’ tilled plot.



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Future Building at Chain of Lakes

The people of Chain of Lakes are working hard at creating a building on the church property, which is located just east of Malmborg’s Garden Center on 125th Ave NE in Blaine. A building plan has been approved by the Session, the governing body of the church. The building plan includes a high school sized gym, a worship space, space for children’s ministry, and offices. A capital fundraising group is meeting weekly to raise money for the building. Plans are to break ground in March 2020.