Weekly Announcements

                       WELCOME TO
          CHAIN OF LAKES CHURCH    
Chain of Lakes is a new Presbyterian church in Blaine. 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Chain of Lakes is a Presbyterian church serving the north Metro. Today Chain of Lakes is completing a three week celebration of our transition from a new church development to an established Presbyterian congregation.  The theme today is celebrating the future.  Everyone is encouraged to share an Estimate of Giving card in worship.  Volunteers who help out at Tiger Take-Out will be commissioned.  Tiger Take-Out is the Food Shelf at Blaine High School.  Please stay after worship for a time of fellowship.  

Thank you to everyone who brought something for the time capsule.  The time capsule will be buried at a future date on the church property.  

Each time you come to worship, please consider “checking in” on Facebook.  Let others know of the ministry of Chain of Lakes Church!

          DISCIPLES AT CHAIN OF LAKES
The Connection Team is inviting all who are interested to a “Disciples at Chain of Lakes” gathering today after worship.   The gathering will begin with lunch.  Participants will share their faith stories, learn what it means to say Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and learn more about Chain of Lakes Church.
 

              LETTERS OF TRANSFER

If you are a member of another church and would like a letter of transfer of membership from that church, please sign the box on the Communication card.   Note the name and city of the church.  

 

CHILDREN, TWEEN AND TEEN NEWS

Parents- Have you registered your child or tween for the WOW! Christmas Pop-up Musical planned for December 1-3, 2017?  Would you like to help by volunteering?  See Sally Narr for more details about volunteer needs. Check out the video for WOW! On the Chain of Lakes Facebook page.

Kids will have fun rehearsing the show, parents can have date night on Friday and a Christmas shopping day on Saturday.  The performance will be on Dec. 3, at 7pm. It’s a win-win WOW weekend!  Register at:  http://www.colpres.org/events-for-youth/

Sunday Circles for Children: Today children will celebrate “church!”  As Chain of Lakes celebrates becoming a chartered church, kids will learn how a church is about the people and God coming together.  A bit of “What it means to be Presbyterian” will be noted as well.  Kids will have fun learning about the next step in the history of Chain of Lakes!  Leaders today are:  Sherri Varsho, Heather Butterfield, and Sally Narr.

Teen and Young Adult Group:  Sunday, November. 26, the group will create a conversation about what it means to live out Matthew 25 and Acts 2 every day–not just once a year.  A concrete way to live out faith and do good.  Contemplate meaningful ways to stay true to God and act on faith.

                      TIGER TAKE OUT                

Tiger Take Outthe food shelf at Blaine High School, needs backpacks!  Thank you!  Food is packed into backpacks so that students can transport food donations through the school without bringing attention to their personal circumstances.
 

TEAM MEETINGS

Monday       November 20      5:00 pm     Stewardship                                                                  Finance

Tuesday       November 21       11:00am    Staff

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

FOOD DRIVE FOR ANOKA REGIONAL H.S.

During November a food drive is taking place at Chain of Lakes for the Food Shelf at Anoka Regional High School.  Please bring to Davenport the items on the insert in the bulletin.  The people of Chain of Lakes have been asked to name the Food Shelf.  If you have an idea for a name, call the Chain of Lakes office – 763.208.8049.
 

         HOLIDAY DINNER AT HOPE PLACE

Holiday Dinner at HOPE Place Tuesday, December 19: Please sign up on the Communication Card to help prepare food or serve this special dinner on Tuesday, December 19, at HOPE Place.  The menu and simple dishes needed are listed at the table in the Community Life Center.  You can also donate $5 to help fund the cost of  the entre to be served. Thank you!  See Pam Van Meter for more information.

 
     SERVE DINNER AT STEPPING STONE

Serve at Stepping Stone Homeless Shelter in Anoka Wednesday, December 20:  Please sign up on the Communication Card to help prepare food or serve on Wednesday, December 20, at Stepping Stone, 3300 N 4th Ave #14, Anoka  

Chain of Lakes needs volunteers for shopping the day before, cooking in the morning to afternoon on the 20th at the Fire Station, #3 (11920 Ulysses street), and delivering/serving to Stepping Stone with a dinner time of 5:30pm.

                     SPECIAL NOTES

Chain of Lakes has 99 “charter disciples.”  If you are a charter disciple, please sign the display in the Community Life Center.  These 99 charter disciples come from 65 families.  

 
       UPCOMING WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS

Sunday, November 26    Chain of Lakes & Oak Grove Presbyterian Church will celebrate our sister-church relationship by participating in a preacher exchange.  Pastor Paul will preach at Oak Grove.  Nathan Hirsh will preach at Chain of Lakes.  Nathan is the Youth Director at Oak Grove.  He is passionate about engaging people’s mind, body, and spirit in the ministry of Jesus Christ.  

Sunday, December 3        Pastor Paul is beginning an Advent sermon series called “Preparing for the (fill in the blank) day of the year.”  The purpose of the series is to help everyone prepare so that Christmas is the best day of the year.  Communion will be shared.  A Special Offering will be launched for the ministry of Chain of Lakes.

   
  ADVENT SMALL GROUP STARTS DEC. 3
Pastor Paul and Kathy Brevig will lead a video series – 
Down to Earth: The Hopes & Fears of All the Years Are Met in Thee Tonight – “God’s great surprise changes everything. When heaven comes down to earth, greatness gets redefined.” Sundays, 9am at Chain of Lakes, through December 24. Call the church office, 763.208.8049, to sign up.
 

           AUTUMN SMALL GROUPS

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Wednesday evenings “The Spirituality of Simplicity” will be explored through the writing of Richard Rohr & Shauna Niequist, combined with hands-on practices of centering prayer, art, play and perhaps a dessert. 6:30pm, led by Amy Moore at her residence in Blaine. Last session is November 29.

Thursday evenings    Grief Support—learn how to cope with the help of videos, recommended books and compassionate discussion, through Dec. 14 at Chain of Lakes, 6:30pm. Facilitated by Jennifer Gilbertson and Becca Larkin.