Weekly Announcements

WELCOME TO
          CHAIN OF LAKES CHURCH    
Chain of Lakes is a new Presbyterian church in Blaine. 
 
SUNDAY, September 17
Today come to the church property in The Lakes, not to the Davenport St. location of Chain of Lakes. Come celebrate from 11 am – 2 pm at Fall Fun Fair! 
 
Imagine a fair on the church property!  Enjoy the famous “Teddy Bear Band,” “Rich & the Resistors,” and the Chain of Lakes Praise Band under the  big tent. Have free grilled hot dogs! Kids will enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, a kids’ art space, and a fire truck! Pastor Paul will share a short spiritual message.  There will be a  dunk tank to raise money for HOPE 4 Youth. Indulge your sweet tooth at “Sweeet Sisters” Unfried Ice Cream Truck! And the opportunity  learn more about what’s happening at Chain of Lakes. 
 
CHILDREN, TWEEN AND TEEN NEWS

Children and Tweens: Sunday Circles will resume September 24. Today come to Fall Fun Fair!

Teens and Young Adults:  This group will meet September 24. Today come to Fall Fun Fair!

Parents and Kids:  A Bible Workshop for families is coming up Saturday, Sept. 30th, at New Life Presbyterian Church in Roseville 10 am – 12 pm Gather with other Presbyterian families to learn the importance of treasuring God’s word.  Kids who attend will receive an age appropriate Bible.  After the event, Chain of Lakes families will be going to the Como Zoo for a picnic and touring the zoo.

Leading the parents will be David Peters from COL.  He will be sharing the story of grace throughout the Bible with parents.  
 
SEE YOURSELF AS A CHARTER DISCIPLE!
Sign the Charter Book in the Community Life Center today! Chain of Lakes Church is collecting signatures of people who will be “Charter Disciples.”  
 
As of last Sunday, 90 people had signed the Charter Book.  To sign means you are committing yourself to following Jesus as a charter disciple at Chain of Lakes.  Everyone who is 13 and older is welcome to sign.  It does not matter how long you’ve been a part of Chain of Lakes, you are welcome to sign.  
 
Classes about what it means to be a charter disciple at Chain of Lakes will be held throughout the year.  
 
 

 

           VOLUNTEER FOR TIGER TAKE OUT

Tiger Take Out, the food shelf for homeless students at Blaine High School needs you! It’s a new year and a new opportunity to volunteer once a month, for two hours at a time, packing backpacks of food and sorting food donations.  Are you available Monday morning or Thursday afternoon?  Sign up on the Communication Card!

Backpacks are needed for Tiger Take Out!  Used or new backpacks!  Volunteers from Chain of Lakes pack food into backpacks so that students in need can transport food through Blaine High School without bringing attention to their personal situation.
 
 

             STATEMENT DELIVERED

The Steering Committee passed a statement condemning the recent bombing of the Dar Al Farooq Center in Bloomington and the vandalism of the Al Maghfirah cemetery in Dakota County.   This statement was hand delivered with our friends at the Blaine Muslim Community Center this past week.   Read Pastor Paul’s story of sharing the statement at his blog at: http://www.colpres.org/pastor-pauls-blog/

           
UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday, September 24   Pastor Paul will be sharing a sermon called, “Why did God let that happen; God and pain.”  This sermon is especially intended for people who are not in relationship with God because of the pain they have experienced.  For many people the biggest obstacle to a relationship with God is pain.  Please invite your friends and family to worship.

SMALL GROUP

BOWLING

Join the Chain of Lakes Bowling League! Mondays, 7 pm, starting September 11, at Bowlero in Blaine, $10 per week for 10 weeks. Call the church, 763-208-8049, to sign up.

 

TEAM MEETINGS

Monday, September 18    3:00 pm Connection

Tuesday, September 19    2:30 pm Local Mission

Thursday, September 21  7:30 pm Worship