Weekly Announcements

Chain of Lakes is a new Presbyterian church in Blaine. 
SUNDAY, July 16, 10:30 am Outdoor Worship

Enjoy the beauty of nature during this outdoor worship service.  This is the location of the future church building for Chain of Lakes.  Pastor Paul is continuing a sermon series called,  “Fit in Faith.”  The aim of the series is to look at different forms of exercise as metaphors for growing in our own relationship with God. Today he is looking at walking.  Please stay afterwards for a time of fellowship.  

Each time  you come to worship, please consider “checking in” on Facebook.  Let others know of the ministry of Chain of Lakes Church!



Sunday Circles this week will be hosted on the church property!  Children will weed, water, and replant in the children’s garden plot.  We also will do some last minute planting of squash, pumpkins, and melons.

Teachers this week are:  Sally Narr and Sherri Varsho.


July Camping at Savannah Portage State Park is July 27-29 for Teens and Young Adults!  

What to bring:
tent (only if you have one!), sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, flashlight, fishing pole, fishing license, spending money for souvenirs, and changes of clothing for swimming, hot weather, cold weather, two pairs of shoes, bath towels and washcloth, etc.

What we’ll do:

We will tent camp, explore the region, drive on Saturday to the North Shore and do some training on peer ministry.  Make memories with your friends, be one with the Creator, and discover the wonders of God’s good creation.   Cost:  $50 per person  Please RSVP to Sally Narr or on GroupMe account.


Do you love to tent camp?  Sally is looking for a male or female chaperone who can attend the camping trip July 27-29th.  Please talk to Sally today or email  kidsministry@colpres.org


Vacation Church Camp  Aug. 5-6th

Hero Central Planning Sessions for all volunteers:  All meetings begin at 6:30 pm.

July 18th, Tuesday    Learn the Ropes

July 24th, Monday    Super Decoration

July 31st, Monday     Know Your Job

August 4, Friday       Get Ready, Get Set!  

You can help share Hero Central!  Simply take a few flyers and distribute them throughout your neighborhood.  This is a helpful way for us to “spread the love of God!”  

Register your child online for Vacation Church Camp:


Go to the Youth and Family Ministry tab and follow directions. Grandchildren are also welcome!  Registrations are starting to roll in–Yay God!  


Tuesday, July 18, 3:30 pm    Staff

Wednesday, July 19, 9:30 am    Rally Day Task Force


Come to one of these two small groups, you can join anytime!

Dog WalkingMondays at 7:00 pm, through July 31,  Pam Van Meter and Jan Dugas are leading a six week dog walking small group for dogs, their owners and anyone who wants to join in. Do you love being outside, good company, fresh air and yes, happy dogs?  Come walk with The Lakes Dog Walking Group! Pam will share “12 Very Useful Dog Training Tips” by Hilarie Erb.

Meet at the church property on Edison St NE in The Lakes.  

David Peters and Noel Lutsey are leading a pickleball small group.  Pickleball is like playing ping pong on a tennis court.  The group will meet at the Lexington Athletic Complex (LAC, 121st and Lexington Ave NE,) Monday, July 17 from 6:30 pm to 8pm through the end of August.   



Sunday, July 23   

Come enjoy a special worship service of thanks.  You will enjoy music from a Cameroonian choir.  The theme of worship is giving thanks for the Cameroonian community and for healing of Edet Afonchwi’s mother.  Be ready to make joyful noise!!  Invite a friend.  

Sunday, July 30   

Rev. Dave Peters will lead worship.  As part of the “Fit in Faith” series he will look at weightlifting.  

Save the Date!     

Chain of Lakes will worship on the church property in The Lakes on Sunday, August 20  at 10:30 am.  Directions at colpres.org

Backpacks are needed for Tiger Take Out! 

Backpacks are needed year round 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 the school without bringing attention to their personal situation. Thank you!

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 announced soon.  
Rent a garden plot in the Chain of Lakes Community Gardens. To learn more, go to:
for an application.