Welcome to Chain of Lakes Church
Chain of Lakes is a Presbyterian church
serving the north metro of the twin cities
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10:30am

Today Pastor Paul is starting a sermon series called, “Half Truths.” The Half Truth he is exploring is “Everything happens for a reason.”  A special thanks to Hannah Moore for singing. She will be accompanied by her parents. Please stay after worship to enjoy a catered meal from Acapulco in the Community Life Center.  A free will offering will be taken for the meal.

Amy Moore is substituting as the Music Leader for Jonathan Smith, who is off today.

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Children, Tween and Teen News

Children are welcome to attend Sunday Circles with Bethany Bourgoin and Rochelle Carrick after Time for Children. 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.  

Small Groups                                       

Next Sunday, January 20 at 9am, Pastor Paul will lead a small group called, “Half Truths” to coincide with his sermon series by the same name. This is a video series that will go deeper into the half truth explored in worship that same day.

Starting Thursday, January 17, 6:45pm and going through Thursday February 14, Amy Moore will lead a book study on Braving the Wilderness by Brene’ Brown. Brown is a research professor focusing on courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy and how these affect a person’s day-to-day behavior
To sign up for small groups, contact the Chain of Lakes office, 763.208.8049, or talk to the leaders during Fellowship after worship.  Invite friends & neighbors!
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Clearwater Chrysalis February 20-24
Keynote speaker Rev. Mary Koon will talk about Leaning into Shalom at the Clearwater Chrysalis 2019 Winter Women’s Retreat. This is not a retreat specific to Chain of Lakes—it’s a faith based retreat open to all women age 18 and older. Mary Koon is the dynamic associate pastor at Oak Grove Presbyterian, Chain of Lakes sister church. Besides Mary’s talks, there will be small group discussions, singing, workshops, book discussion of Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway, and a live animal program presented by Creature Encounters, as well as exercise and free time activities. The retreat is at Clearwater Forest in Deerwood, MN.  See the full brochure and register online at: clearwaterforest.org.  See Kathy Brevig for a printed copy of the brochure, and for more information.

Upcoming Worship Celebrations    
January 20 The Half Truth that will be explored is “Hate the sin, Love the sinner”
January 27 The Half Truth that will be explored is “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”                          
Annual Meeting                                                                   The Session has set the date for the Annual Meeting of Chain of Lakes for after worship on Sunday, January 27. A significant part of the meeting will be input from the congregation about the first-phase building of Chain of Lakes. Presentations on the goal of the church and the two strategies to achieve that goal will be shared by the Session.              
Many Gift Cards Donated                                     

Over $900 in gift cards were shared at the two worship services on Christmas Eve.  Seven additional gift cards with unknown amounts were shared. Chain of Lakes will match the first $1,000 in gift cards meaning that approximately $2,000 in gift cards will be given to Anoka Regional High School and Anoka Technical High School.  Thank you for supporting youth in need in Anoka County.                                      

Josiah’s Fire
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 4 – 5:30pm come hear speaker Tahni Cullen’s inspiring message of hope. Tahni Cullen, the author of Josiah’s Fire, is the mother of a non-verbal son with autism who miraculously began to communicate mind-blowing thoughts typing on an iPad. Tahni was forced out of her comfort zone and predictable theology to dream again. Refreshments and discussion will follow Tahni’s talk.
Team Meetings                                      

January  14, Monday   5:00pm   Deacons                January  15, Tuesday 10:00am   Staff                       January  17, Thursda  7:00pm   Capital Fundraising Interview                                                                         January 19, Saturday  11:30am  Capital Fundraising Interviews