Weekly Announcements

WELCOME TO CHAIN OF LAKES CHURCH    
Chain of Lakes is a new Presbyterian church in Blaine. 
 
SUNDAY, May 28, 10:30 am 

Today Pastor Paul is sharing a sermon on prayer.  Paul Edgett will speak about the Joyful Love Special Offering.  We are welcoming new people as “Disciples at Chain of Lakes.”  Please stay afterwards for a time of fellowship.

JOYFUL LOVE SPECIAL OFFERING

Consider giving to the Special Offering today called, “Joyful Love.”  Think to yourself of the many ways you have experienced joy and love at Chain of Lakes Church.  The Special Offering goes to the ministry of Chain of Lakes Church.  This is a very important offering for Chain of Lakes.  $3,859 has already been given/pledged.  The goal for the offering is $6,000.  Every dollar given to the offering over $6,000 will go to the “Cross upgrade” project on the church property.  Details about this project are in the Community Life Center. Gifts to the Special Offering can be put in the envelope in the bulletin.

NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR
The Steering Committee has hired Jonathan Smith as the Music Director at Chain of Lakes.  His first Sunday in worship will be Sunday, June 4.  Jonathan has many skills and experience in working with Praise Bands.   Read more about him on Chain of Lakes’ Facebook page.
 
CHILDREN, TWEEN AND TEEN NEWS!

Summer Sunday Circles begins today!  The summer theme will be focused on planting seeds, gardening, and becoming good stewards of God’s good earth.  The children will be planting seeds, making seed tape and planting in our community garden.  Summer worship on our property once a month will allow children to check in on the garden.  Parents should see to having kids bring an ice cream bucket or other can or plastic container with a lid for next Sunday, June 4th.  Kids will be learning about composting!  Teachers are Sally Narr and Sherri Varsho.

TWEENS GOING TO HACIENDA LA PAZ

Tween Outing Planned to Hacienda La Paz on June 3rd, 10 am – 1 pm.  Tweens will learn about caring for horses, how to ride a horse and how horses and animals can be your friend.  Cost is $10 per tween and adult. Scholarships are available. Families will meet at the church by 10 am so that we can be at Hacienda La Paz by 11 am.  Bring a lunch as there will be a picnic after the lessons. Please RSVP to kidsministry@colpres.org.
TEEN & YOUNG ADULTS
The Young Adult group will meet next week for lunch right after worship on June 4th.  A “Talk Back to the Sermon” component will be built into the gathering.  Please bring $10 for lunch.  Due to the holiday, we will not meet today.
IT’S HERO CENTRAL TIME! Aug. 5-6th

Vacation Church Camp is just around the corner!  Do you love science?  Are you good at designing spaces?  Do you like to prepare meals?  Do you love to be around kids having fun?  Sign up to be a Hero Helper!  

A Hero Central team meeting will be coming soon!  Please join the team today!

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

Chain of Lakes is holding a Blessing of the Animals gathering on the Chain of Lakes property on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm.  This could be potentially a very large event.  Would you help by:

  1. Attending the event with your pet
  2. Inviting a neighbor to the event with their pet
  3. Put up door hangers the week of May 28 in the Lakes neighborhood
  4. Put up and/or take down yard signs the three weekends prior to the event

Sign up on the Communication Card to help out!

 

TEAM MEETINGS

Tuesday, May 30      7:30 am    Blessing of Animals at Pam Van Meter’s residence

Tuesday, May 30      3:30 pm    Staff

Tuesday, May 30      7:00 pm    Worship

Wednesday, May 31 8:45 am    Side Door Task Force

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
SMALL GROUPS
Low Impact, Walk Off the Pounds Exercise group
Jeri Sanderson and Val Owens are leading a women’s exercise group that meets at the church every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6 pm. 
Pray Like Jesus
Every Sunday at 9:00 am through June 11,  Pastor Paul is leading a six week small group called, “Pray Like Jesus.” The group is going deep into learning how the Lord’s prayer can help everyone grow in their understanding of how to pray.   This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Share Your Interests
Summer is the time for Chain of Lakes to share Affinity or Friends small groups with the wider community.  If you had more time, what would you do with your time? Would you be interested in organizing a group of people who share that interest?  Pastor Paul and the small group team is willing to provide training to you as you organize and lead the group.  If you would like to participate, mark the Communication Card.

CONGREGATIONAL FORUM

On Sunday, June 4 Chain of Lakes will have a 45 minute worship service.  After worship the Steering Committee will lead a congregational forum.  The purpose of the forum is to share exciting news and developments of this new congregation.
 

UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, June 4 Chain of Lakes will have a 45 minute worship service with Communion.  Welcome Jonathan Smith,  Music Director at Chain of Lakes! This is Jonathan’s first Sunday leading music.  Please be here to meet and welcome Jonathan!

Sunday, June 11 We will remember our baptisms and how important baptism is to our faith.  We will celebrate the baptism of Beau Field.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a picture of themselves of their own baptism and/or bring a story of your baptism.  These will be posted.  We will commission Jonathan Smith in worship as the new Music Director at Chain of Lakes.  

Sunday, June 18 Chain of Lakes will worship on the church property at 10:30 am.  Bring a lawn chair and a friend!

Did you Know? Chain of Lakes will worship on the church property on the third Sunday of each month in June, July & August.  Come worship & enjoy God outdoors on Sunday, June 18, July 16, and August 20 at 10:30 am.  Directions at colpres.org

OUTREACH

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!

SEE YOURSELF AS A CHARTER DISCIPLE!
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, 89 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.  
 
COMMUNITY GARDENS READY FOR PLANTING
Rent a garden plot in the Chain of Lakes Community Gardens. Go to 
for an application.