Welcome to Chain of Lakes Church
Chain of Lakes is a Presbyterian church
serving the north metro of the twin cities
Weekly Announcements

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 10:30am on the church property in The Lakes

Welcome to Fall Fun Fair! Worship in the tent today will focus on the theme of hope. Stay after worship for all sorts of games, food, entertainment, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall and more. Check out the presentation by the Building Committee of Chain of Lakes. Try to dunk Pastor Paul and others in the dunk tank. After the Time for Children in worship, children can go with Sherri Varsho, Childcare Coordinator at Chain of Lakes.

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Enjoy Fall Fun Fair!
Youth & Family Director The Youth & Family Ministry Team will interview candidates this week for the Youth & Family Ministry Director position. Please keep their discernment in your prayers.  

A special thanks to the Fall Fun Fair Task Force. People who served on the Task Force are Becky Booker, Kathy Brevig, Nancy Clunis, Paul Edgett, John Ivers, Sharon Pederson & Pastor Paul (staff).


Large Gift Allocation Earlier in the year Chain of Lakes received an unsolicited, anonymous donation of $50,000. The Session spent two meeting prayerfully discerning how to allocate this gift.  The following information was shared earlier about their decisions to allocate this very generous gift:

Publicity/Marketing 13,000 (up to)
Hardware/Software 8,000 (up to)
2018 Budget Relief 7,000
Cash Flow Reserve 10,000
Staff Bonuses 2,500
Undesignated Future Growth Initiatives 9,500
Road Trip!
Consider attending Leadership Institute in Kansas City on September 25-28.  Go to licor.org to see all of the workshops, special events, and to register. Kathy Brevig, Val Owens and Pastor Paul have already signed up.
Team Meetings 
September 18  Tuesday  11:00am    Staff  
September 18  Tuesday    7:00pm    Worship
September 19  Wednesday 5:30pm   Deacons
September 19  Wednesday 6:30pm   Connection
September 19  Wednesday 8:00pm   Gym
September 20 Thursday      1:00pm  Volunteer Cycle
September 20 Thursday      7:30pm  Building team  
Lion’s Pride Food Shelf Chain of Lakes is partnering with Anoka Regional High School for a second year. With school back in session, there is a need to restock the food shelf. The Local Mission Team will have a Lion’s Pride food shelf booth at Fall Fun Fair on September 16. You are encouraged to bring food items, or to donate money and a team member will do the shopping. The most needed items are Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes or Pouches, Individual Ready to Eat Meals, Canned Pasta Sauce and Pasta, Jam and Jelly, Cheez-Its or Gold Fish Crackers, Granola Bars, and Canned Chicken or Beef.   The Local Mission Team looks forward to seeing you at Fall Fun Fair. Thank you!

Tiger Take Out, Blaine High School Food Shelf Volunteers are needed to packs backpack and sort donations for the Blaine High School food shelf, Tiger Take Out.  Sign up on the Communication Card. See Pam Van Meter or email info@colpres.org with questions.  Thank you!

Upcoming Worship Celebrations:
September 23
Why Pray As part of the “Lord, Teach me to pray,” sermon series, Pastor Paul will respond to the question, “why pray.”
September 30
The Lord’s Prayer As part of the “Lord, Teach me to pray,” sermon series Pastor Paul will share a sermon on the Lord’s Prayer
Save the Date!
The Worship Team is sponsoring a special day on World Communion Sunday, October 7.  A pot-luck meal will be shared after worship. Please bring food from your native country or state. Pastor Paul will share over ten simple methods or ways to pray during the sermon
Small Groups

The bowling small group started Monday, September 10, 6:45pm at Bowlero in Blaine. Sign up in the Community Life Center, talk to Jeri Sanderson or Dave Nyberg, or contact the Chain of Lakes office – 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org.

Building Team The Building Team at Chain of Lakes has been working hard since being commissioned earlier in 2018. The Building Team is meeting twice a month on Monday evenings. They are getting close to being able share with the Session and the congregation a basic concept of a first phase building. Please keep the Building Team in your prayers as they discern God’s direction for these important decisions.  Don’t hesitate to contact any of the following who are on the Building Team. They are: John Altrichter (chair), Kevin Amundsen, Kathy Brevig, Lori Brouillette, Nancy Clunis, Paul Edgett, John Ivers, Gary Long, Betty Martin and Pastor Paul (staff).