Weekly Announcements

                          Welcome to
           Chain of Lakes Church     
                Sunday, July 15, 2018

Chain of Lakes is a Presbyterian church serving the north Metro. 

A special welcome to worship on the Chain of Lakes property. Pastor Paul is beginning a summer sermon series called, “Need 2 Know.” He will look at what is important to know with our head, heart, and feet about certain topics. Today’s topic is creation. A special thanks to Tyler Larson, grandson of Val Owens, who will speak about his work with water filtration systems in Cuba. Please stay after worship for a time of Fellowship.  

 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

Sunday Circles: Sunday Circles will resume next week. Today Pastor Paul will share a Time for Children talk. Afterwards children may sit with their family, while babies and toddlers will be welcomed by Sherri Varsho, Chain of Lakes Childcare Coordinator.

Music Lesson Scholarship! Have you always wanted to learn an instrument but were unsure of the right time or opportunity? Jonathan Smith is offering 6 months of 30-minute private music lessons for electric bass, electric guitar, or synthesizer (piano). Incoming high school freshmen through adults of all ages are eligible. Scholarship recipients will participate with Praise Band two times a month during worship and attend Praise Band rehearsals on Sundays. Visit colpres.org for more information and to apply.

Chain of Lakes Rummage Sale

Wow, Chain of Lakes! Thanks so much for all you did to contribute to the first Chain of Lakes Rummage Sale. The church was overflowing with donations, the baked goods made the sale stand out, and the many volunteers were incredibly dedicated to making the sale look sharp and go great. Special thanks to the Rummage Sale Planning Team: Dave Nyberg, Val Owens, Betty Long, Jeri Sanderson, and Jolene Altrichter; their hours, dedication and effort is much appreciated.

Team Meetings

Monday, July 16         1:00pm Personnel at the Edgett residence

Monday, July 16         6:45pm Small Group Planning

Tuesday, July 17       10:30am Staff   

Wednesday, July 18   1:00pm  Volunteer Cycle

Thursday, July 19       2:00pm Communication











Upcoming Worship Celebrations

Sunday, July 22  As part of the Need 2 Know series, Pastor Paul will look at what we need to know with our head, heart and feet about Jesus.

Disciples at Chain of Lakes Are you interested in joining Chain of Lakes Church? Pastor Paul & the Connection Team will lead a “Disciples at Chain of Lakes” gathering after worship on Sunday, July 22. This is what some congregations call a membership class. Lunch will be served. To participate sign up on the Communication card.

Small Groups  Chain of Lakes is offering a variety of small groups this summer – something for everyone! Check the Summer Small Groups brochure or colpres.org for full descriptions.Sign up on the Communication Card or call the office, 763.208.8049
  • Photography small group will meet after worship next on Sunday, July 29
  • Book Group with people from Oak Grove. The group will start an online discussion this week of the book, “Everything happens for a reason and other lies I’ve loved.”
  • “Let’s Go!”  Field trips to fun places in the Twin Cities. The next field trip is to Minnehaha Falls, Saturday, July 21, 11am, meeting at Chain of Lakes,
  • Pickleball  will meet on Wednesday, July 18, 6:30pm at the Pickleball courts at the Blaine Athletic Complex
  • Grief Support will meet at Jennifer Gilbertson’s house Thursday, July 26 at 6:45 pm

Director of Youth & Family Ministry

Chain of Lakes is hiring a staff person for Youth and Family Ministry. The position is 15 hours a week. The person will develop the children and youth ministry at Chain of Lakes in partnership with the Youth & Family Ministry Team. A complete job description is at colpres.org. If you are interested in applying or know of someone interested, send a resume to Pastor Paul at pastor@colpres.org.  Deadline for applying is August 15.

Presbytery Office Administrator
The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area is looking for an office administrator to replace the retiring incumbent. Full time, full benefits. Office located in Eagan, MN. For more information and receive a job description (or to apply), please contact Jeff Japinga, executive presbyter, at ep@ptcaweb.org. Application deadline is August 6.

Summer Worship on the church property 

The next two outdoor worship services are Sunday, August 5, and Fall Fun Fair Sunday, September 16.