Chain of Lakes
Weekly Announcements
Welcome to Chain of Lakes Church!
Sunday, April 21, 9 and 11am

Happy Easter!  Thanks for coming to Chain of Lakes Church to celebrate Easter.  

May your experience in worship today fill you with hope and joy!

Today in worship Pastor Paul will share a sermon called, “Remembering the words of Life.”

The Praise Band will have very special music.
A light breakfast is being served between the 9 and 11am services in the Community Life Center.


Restrooms are located just beyond the front of the worship center.

Please feel free to walk through the front of the worship center when needed.
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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 Sherri Varsho, Chain of Lakes Childcare Coordinator  

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.

Small Groups
  • Monday, April 22, 7pm        Bowling at Bowlero in Blaine
  • Tuesday, April 23, 6:30pm    Luke small group led by Becca Larkin. Meal at 6:30, video at 7 and small group discussion at approximately 7:15pm. Opportunities for youth & children will be offered.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 6:30pm    Meal at 6:30, video at 7 and small group discussion at approximately 7:15pm. Opportunities for youth & children will be offered.   

Small Groups on Luke

The last Luke small groups meeting at the church will meet this Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24. If you want to learn more about the resurrection, come to a small group this week. Whether you have participated or not, you will be welcome.   The small groups will feature a video series on the resurrection created by Pastor Paul called, “Conversations with my daughter –  Life-long lessons from Luke.” 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.
There will be two more Luke small group meetings at Heather & Frank Butterfield’s home, May 9 and 14.

Read through Luke

If you read through the gospel of Luke, please mark the Communication card. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to Caribou.

North Carolina Mission Trip  

A trip to the Holy Land is being planned in conjunction with the people of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington for November 2021. Oak Grove is a sister-church to Chain of Lakes.  An informational meeting about the trip is being planned for Thursday, May 16 at 7pm at Oak Grove.  Attending the meeting does not obligate anyone to attend the trip.  Pastor Paul and Betty Martin are representing Chain of Lakes in conversations about the trip with people from Oak Grove. Both of them are attending the meeting. Check the Communication card if you are interested in attending or carpooling.

                            Team Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 23           10:00am   Staff
  • Wednesday, April 24      3:30pm   Communication
Upcoming Worship
  • Sunday, April 28    Pastor Paul is starting a new sermon series called “Caring with heart.” This series will give practical tips for caring for others.  
  • Sunday, May 5        As part of the “Caring with heart” series, Pastor Paul will focus on “Caring with heart for those who suffer from Mental Illness.” A speaker with expertise on caring for those with Mental Illness will be invited to talk after worship.
  • Sunday, May 12        As part of the “Caring with heart” series, Pastor Paul will focus on “Caring for our Mothers–whether living or not” A special Mother’s Day brunch before worship is being planned.

 Save the Date

A community outdoor worship service on the Chain of Lakes property will take place on Sunday, June 2 at 10:30am. 
Fundraising opportunity at the Twins games,
and training sessions  

Chain of Lakes will receive $7500 or more by operating a concession stand at Target Field during ten games from May – September.  More concession volunteers are needed to sign up for some of the Friday and Saturday Twins games. Training is required to participate. The next available training event is on May 21. See John Ivers or Alice Nyberg for specific days and information. 

You can now go online and sign up for the games using this link:


Darkest Night 4K

Walk a 4K on Friday, May 3 for HOPE 4 Youth.  Chain of Lakes is working to get seventy people on their team.  The Chain of Lakes Team is starting at 8pm at Bunker Hill Golf Course.  Information about signing up is at

                                   Per Capita                                           Every person who is a Disciple at at Chain of Lakes is encouraged to pay their Per Capita.  Per Capita is $35.70 per person.  Checks can be made out to Chain of Lakes.  At the end of March a total of $1,241 had been collected. The goal is to collect $2,300.         

                     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.