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

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:30am 

Today Chain of Lakes is celebrating “Children’s Sabbath.” This is a worship service encouraged by the Children’s Defense Fund. A special welcome to Cheri Sutch, Director of Community Engagement and Giving, at HOPE 4 Youth. Pastor Paul will interview Val Owens & Sharon Pederson about partnerships that Chain of Lakes has developed with three different schools. Bethany Bourgoin will be commissioned as the Director of Youth & Family Ministries.  

Restrooms are located just beyond the front of the worship center.  
Parents who need special help with children are welcome to walk through
the front of the worship center to the Youth & Family space.
Whenever you are on Facebook, remember to “like,”
comment on, or share postings about Chain of Lakes. 
Go to colpres.org for information on all aspects of Chain of Lakes Church! 
Children, Tween and Teen News
Children are welcome to attend Sunday Circles with Bethany Bourgoin and Stacy Foreman after Children’s Time. Sunday Circles is the Educational ministry offered by Chain of Lakes. Younger children will be welcomed by Sherri Varsho, Chain of Lakes Childcare Coordinator.    

Meeting of the congregation The Session has called a meeting of the congregation for after worship today,  Sunday, November 18. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the Nominating Committee’s selection of people to serve on the Session and the Board of Deacons. Traditionally this is a very short meeting. Visitors are welcome to stay before enjoying fellowship.

Session meeting The Session will be meeting after worship in the Conference Room with Rocky Rockenstein, Moderator of the Presbytery of Twin Cities Area. A special welcome to Rocky!
Standing on Our Own

Thanks to everyone who shared an Estimate of Giving last Sunday as part of the “Standing on Our Own” campaign. The increase among the Estimate of Giving cards that were shared was 15 percent. This is a terrific start towards “Standing on Our Own” in 2019. If you didn’t hand in an Estimate of Giving card, consider sharing it today during the offering.

Autumn Small Groups
Sign up in the Community Life Center after Sunday worship, or contact the Chain of Lakes office – 
763.208.8049. Invite friends & neighbors!
Quilting meets at 7pm Tuesdays on November 27 and December 11. Kathy Brevig will guide quilters of all skill levels, and share Bible verses and devotions. Continue a project, start a new one, or start “Stars,” a pattern Kathy will provide. 

Bunker Hills Dinner Theater Join others from Chain of Lakes Saturday, December 29 to have a 3-course dinner at 5:30pm, then see “Snowed In – a Holiday Celebration of Song”. Register at BunkerhillsEventCenter.com, and put “Chain of Lakes Church Group” in the Diet Comment field so we will be seated together. Cost is about $70 with tax & service charge. Jeri Sanderson is organizing this fellowship opportunity. Contact her through info@colpres.org if you have questions.

 Bagging Groceries December 1

Chain of Lakes is bagging groceries for HOPE 4 Youth on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Blaine Cub Foods,125th & Central!  Sign up for a morning or afternoon shift on the Communication Card or sign up in the Community Life Center today! Contact Pam Van Meter with questions at info@colpres.org  Thank you!

Audition Workshops and Auditions!

Auditions for Common Good Theater’s inaugural production, “‘TWAS THE week after CHRISTMAS” will take place December 2 from 3-5pm! Youth involved will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a 35-minute show all in one weekend. Visit colpres.org to sign up or just show up that day! Email Jonathan Smith with any questions at music@colpres.org.

Upcoming Worship Celebrations:     

 November 25 As part of the sister-church relationships between Oak Grove Presbyterian in Bloomington and Chain of Lakes, Pastor Paul will preach at Oak Grove and Bill Chadwick, pastor of Oak Grove, will preach at Chain of Lakes.                                                                    December 2 Pastor Paul will begin an Advent sermon series called, “The Ultimate Social Network The Story of the Birth of Jesus”  He will preach on how the birth of Jesus networks vulnerable people. Communion will be celebrated. “Personal Tote items” for youth at Anoka Regional High School will be received.                                December 9 As part of “The Ultimate Social Network The Story of the Birth of Jesus” Pastor Paul will preach on how the story of the birth of Jesus networks families.

Fill a Tote for Anoka Regional High School

Consider filling a tote with personal care items for a student in need at Anoka Regional High School. This is an opportunity to be creative while giving a meaningful Christmas gift to a young person in need. Sign-up in the Community Life Center or on the Communication Card. Contact Sharon Pederson at info@colpres.org with questions. Thank you!

Team Meetings

November 19 Monday     5:00pm    Stewardship/Finance November 19 Monday     7:00pm    Small Group Planning                                                                               November 20 Tuesday   11:00am    Staff            November 20 Tuesday     7:30pm    Worship