Weekly Announcements

                          Welcome to
           Chain of Lakes Church     
                Sunday, May 27, 2018

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

Today Pastor Paul is finishing a sermon series called, “Being Authentic in a State of Minnesota Nice.”  As part of the series five questions about Minnesota summers will be shared. Anyone who gets all five questions right will win a $50 gift card to the restaurant of your choice.  Please stay after worship for a time of fellowship in the Community Life Center. 

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:  After Time With Children, all children and tweens (4-9th grade) are invited to Sunday Circles. Sunday Circles is where kids gather to study the Bible and learn how to live with God. Today both circles will meet together!

What happened after Pentecost?  Kids will explore how the early Christians shared everything and worked together. Kids will learn that we continue to work together for God’s greater good!  Older kids will lead younger kids as they explore!  Babies and toddlers are welcomed by Sherri Varsho, Chain of Lakes Childcare Coordinator. 

Young Adults, Teens & Teens: It’s here!  The TWEEN LOCK-IN is scheduled for June 1st and 2nd.  The night starts out with a progressive fast-food dinner.  Next, we will play games, gather for small groups, have candletime devotions, and then a movie.  Sleep happens at 1 am.  Parents will pick tweens up Saturday morning.  All activities are planned and will be led by the Young Adult Group.  RSVP on the communication card! Cost is $10.

Graduation Sunday June 10th: Do you have a 2018 graduate in your house?  Whether graduating from high school, college, or trade school, Chain of Lakes wants to honor and celebrate this wonderful milestone.  Please let the office know if you have a graduate in your house! 

Getting Ready for Rolling River Vacation Church Camp, 2018! Registration is open!  Camp will be held on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 from 9am-3:30pm.  A special “Rolling River” water event and picnic field trip is scheduled for June 24 at the pavilion at Lakeside Commons Park following Sunday worship.  A fun weekend filled with kids, water, God, and FUN!! 

There are many ways you can volunteer to make this the most successful Vacation Church Camp ever!

Check out the Rolling River table in the Community Life Center.  You can help immediately by passing out the s’more invitations to Rolling River camp–just grab an invitation, go, and share!  Thank you for your help and support.

A training event will be after church on Sunday, June 10th, for all volunteers and leaders of workshops. It will last an hour and go over the schedule and volunteer expectations.  More volunteers are needed to lead groups from station to station!  Come and have fun rolling out VCC!

The next YFMT meeting will be Sunday, June 3rd at 8:30 am.












Your Ideas Matter

Chain of Lakes will worship on the church property on Sunday, June 3 at 10:30am. After worship the Building Team will lead an event called, “Your Ideas Matter.” The Building Team will have a conversation around ideas regarding a first-phase building. A survey will be conducted. Everyone from Chain of Lakes is encouraged to attend and to invite a friend. You can spread the word about the event in the following ways:

  1. Extend an invitation using the Facebook event page.
  2. Offer to give a ride to the event of someone you know
  3. Forward the email that everyone will receive this week
  4. Talk to your neighbors and extend an invitation
  5. Pray for opportunities!
Passing out door hangers for worship Sunday, June 3 and “Your Ideas Matter”!

Thank you for volunteering to distribute door hangers. There are just a couple of packages of door hangers remaining – please take them.  These door hangers will be distributed to homes near the church property communicating information about the worship service/event on Sunday, June 3.  

Summer Worship on the church property

Chain of Lakes will be worshiping on the church property this summer on Sunday, June 3; Sunday, July 15; Sunday, August 5 and the Fall Fun Fair on Sunday, September 16.
Planning a special day at Chain of Lakes on Father’s Day  If any women would be interested in planning a celebration on Father’s Day at Chain of Lakes, contact Pastor Paul at pastor@colpres.org.  
Going to the Holy Land  Pastor Paul is looking for two people who would be interested in working with a group from Oak Grove Presbyterian Church to go to the Holy Land in 2019 or 2020.  If you are interested in being part of this group, please email pastor@colpres.org.

Get-To-Know-You  The Connection Team and Pastor Paul are hosting a Get-To-Know-You gathering at Pastor Paul’s residence, 2138 129th Court NE in Blaine  on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm. This gathering is intended for people who are new to Chain of Lakes. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know other people at Chain of Lakes and learn more about Chain of Lakes Church.

      Upcoming Worship Celebrations

Sunday, June 3

Chain of Lakes will worship on the church property at 10:30am. The property is located east of Radisson Rd on 125th Ave NE, just east of Malmborg’s Garden Center.  The theme of worship is hope for the future. After worship the Building Team from Chain of Lakes will share a forum about the future church building. Invite a friend!

Sunday, June 10

The theme of worship is personal healing. Pastor Paul will preach about healing. After the sermon two stations will be set up where people can be anointed with oil. High School graduates will be honored.

                      Small Groups

Quilting Basics  

The Quilting Basics small group is meeting on Tuesday, May 29, at 7pm at Chain of Lakes, with each person working on a quilting project. This will be the last meeting until next fall.


                   Team Meetings

Tuesday, May 29    11:15am    Staff

Wednesday, May 30 1:00pm    Volunteer Management Work Group

Thursday, May 31     5:30pm    Live streaming work group