Weekly Announcements

                        Welcome to
            Chain of Lakes Church     
Chain of Lakes is a new Presbyterian church in Blaine. 
            Sunday, February 11, 2018                                              10:30am 

Chain of Lakes is a Presbyterian church serving the north Metro.  Today Pastor Paul is beginning a new sermon series called, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow.”  This series will focus on the gospel of Mark during the season of Lent.  Today Pastor Paul will talk about basics on Mark. Enjoy the Q & A section on Mark at the start of the sermon.  How many answers did you get correct? Everyone is welcome to stay after worship for a time of fellowship.  

Each time you come to worship, please consider “checking in” on Facebook.  Consider taking a picture to share when you “check in.”  Consider posting a picture on Instagram and/or Twitter.  Let others know of the ministry of Chain of Lakes Church!

      Children, Tween and Teen News

Kids Worship, Kids Choir  Kids will Sing at the Palm Parade on Palm Sunday!  Be sure to mark your calendars as children become a part of worship with the Palm Parade on March 25th.

Penguin and Polar Bear Party A special thank you to all the kids and parents who attended the Penguin and Polar Bear Party at Edgewood!  A fun time was had by all!

Young Adults Begin Small Group for Lent  Sign up today to join the young adult group that will study the book of Mark during Lent.  The group joins the entire congregation for this holy and sacred time to study. The first group meets today after worship.

Would You Like to Host the Young Adults?  The Young Adult Group loves meeting in different homes/places.  If you would like to host the group, please contact Sally Narr.  Openings for meetings will be in the month of March as we study the book of Mark for Lent.

Parenting Tip of the Week! Family Lent Ideas The season of Lent is a wonderful time to intensify our walk with Christ, but a bit difficult to explain to children.  Begin with the idea that the church has special seasons of the year, sort of like the seasons  such as winter and fall.  The Church seasons are Lent, Easter, Eastertide, Pentecost, Grow Season, Advent, Christmas and Christmastide which includes Epiphany.  Explain how each season has a special color–purple for Lent, white for Easter and Eastertide, red for Pentecost and green for growth.  Advent is purple or blue and Christmas is white.  Epiphany, the season of Light is typically a light blue.  Create a game with construction paper using the colors listed above.  Cut into squares, hearts, circles or rectangles.  Mix up the pieces and ask your child about the color, shape, and what season it might be for church.  Creating church seasons as a part of family life integrates the holy into daily living.  Choose the color purple for candles, placemats, towels, etc., so that your child knows it is Lent!

Parents, please note that the parenting tip of the week can be seen on the Chain of Lakes website under Parent’s News.  Go to www.colpres.org, click on Youth and Family in the center of the home page, click Parent’s News and then scroll down to Parenting Tip for the Week.









          Upcoming Worship Celebrations

Sunday, February 25  As part of the “On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow” series Pastor Paul will look at how Mark looks at the question, “who is Jesus?”

Sunday, March 4  As part of the “On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow” series Pastor Paul will look at the theme of “The Kingdom of God” in Mark.  Communion will be celebrated.

                          Small Groups

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!  Sign up for a small group on Mark during Lent. Leaders and locations at http://www.colpres.org/on-your-mark-get-set-grow/

Quilting Basics  The Quilting Basics small group has been postponed until Tuesday,  April 3,  7pm at Chain of Lakes, with each person starting to make a quilt. Let Kathy Brevig know if you would like to join the group.
       HOPE 4 Youth Spaghetti Dinner                                   Fundraiser
Join Chain of Lakes for the annual HOPE 4 Youth Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, March 4, 4:30pm, Coon Rapids VFW, $10 per person,  $5 kids (10 years old and under) when ordered online: https://www.hope4youthmn.org/sdinner/

            Next steps with Building

On February 8, the Session voted to set as the policy of Chain of Lakes that:

  1. The goal for Chain of Lakes to break ground on a first-phase building is March 2020.
  2. A first-phase building will be approximately 8,000 square feet.

                      Be an usher!

The Worship Team is recruiting people to be ushers. Greet people as they come into the worship space, hand out bulletins, help with other items.  A full position description can be found at colpres.org.  Click on Worship, then Worship Leadership. Could you sign up? Contact info@colpres.org

                Financial Information

Complete financial information for Chain of Lakes Church is available in the Community Life Center.  Pick up a copy. This is the last week copies will be available in the Community Life Center.

                      Team Meetings

Tuesday, February 20       10:15am  Staff

Wednesday, February 21    1:30pm  Personnel Team at                                                 the Edgett home