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Purpose Statement

We are called to be an authentic Christian community;
where strangers become friends, friends become disciples, disciples impact the world

Core Values

  • Hospitality We will go out of our way to welcome people as Jesus welcomed them, with an open heart and open arms.
  • God’s Church In every decision we seek to discern God’s desire. No leader, person, or ministry is more important than what God wants.
  • Relevance  Jesus successfully communicated his message by using examples and symbols of first century culture. We will be open to using examples and symbols of our culture to communicate Jesus’ message.
  • Acceptance We accept people without judgment, regardless of what has happened in their lives or where they are on their faith journeys.
  • Outward Focus We will keep the needs of the broader world before us and won’t only focus on our own congregation’s needs.
  • Investing in Future Generations Our priority is to create an atmosphere where children, youth, and young adults grow in faith.
  • Healthy Disagreement When we disagree we will encourage discussion while valuing all opinions. We will speak truth in love, treat others respectfully with dignity, and seek to remain in community.
  • Joyful Love We are released to love each other with joy because of what God has done for us. We are a community who enjoys spending time together and supporting each others’ journey.

What to expect on Sunday mornings

Welcome to Drive-In Worship!
Tune in to radio frequency 90.3 FM when you are at the church property.
Song lyrics, Scripture and Order of Worship are included in the paper bulletins handed out by the greeters, or you can click on the Online version below.
Chain of Lakes Church Property is located just east of Malmborg’s Garden Center in The Lakes in Blaine, MN on 125th Ave NE, Blaine, MN

.8 miles east of Radisson Rd on 125th Ave NE, property is on the south side of 125th Ave NE

or on the north side of Edison St NE, between Zumbrota St NE and Alamo St in The Lakes

Click here for an interactive map
  • People will enter the property in their vehicles through either the north or south property entrance
  • Information for the service will be distributed to each vehicle at each property entrance
  • Families will receive an Activity Bag for children
  • Parking lines will be marked for rows. Parking attendants will direct drivers to their parking location
  • People can get out of their cars to enjoy worship while social distancing from one another and from those in their cars
  • Worship leaders will be under a pop-up tent on the south berm facing north
  • People will listen to the worship service from their car radio at 90.3 FM
  • When the service is finished, vehicles will be dismissed by row
  • Volunteers will collect communication cards and offerings as vehicles exit the service
  • No organized activities will take place after worship
  • The worship service will last approximately 50 minutes

SONG

Our God

Water You turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind.
There’s no one like You.

Into the darkness You shine, out of the ashes we rise.
There’s no one like You. None like You.

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is healer, awesome in power, our God, our God.

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
(Then) what could stand against ?

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is healer, awesome in power, our God, our God.

CCLI Song # 5677416 Chris Tomlin | Jesse Reeves | Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman © 2010 Atlas Mountain Songs

CHAIN OF LAKES PURPOSE STATEMENT

We are called to be an authentic Christian Community
Where strangers become friends,
Friends become disciples,
And disciples impact the world


SONG

You Never Let Go

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
Your perfect love is casting out fear.
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life,
I won’t turn back, I know You are near.

And I will fear no evil for my God is with me.
And if my God is with me, whom then shall I fear? Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go, through the calm and through the storm.
Oh no, You never let go, in ev’ry high and ev’ry low.
Oh no, You never let go. Lord, You never let go of me.

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on,
a glorious light beyond all compare.
And there will be an end to these troubles,
but until that day comes, we’ll live to know You here on the earth.

And I will fear no evil for my God is with me.
And if my God is with me, whom then shall I fear? Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go, through the calm and through the storm.
Oh no, You never let go, in ev’ry high and ev’ry low.
Oh no, You never let go. Lord, You never let go of me.

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on.
And there will be an end to these troubles, but until that day comes,
still I will praise You, still I will praise You
(repeat verse)

Oh no, You never let go, through the calm and through the storm.
Oh no, You never let go, in ev’ry high and ev’ry low.
Oh no, You never let go. Lord, You never let go of me.
(repeat verse)

CCLI Song # 4674166Beth Redman | Matt Redman
© 2005 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

CHILDREN’S TIME

Pastor Paul

SCRIPTURE
Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil.
For you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

READER: This is the Word of the Lord
ALL:    Thanks be to God

SERMON

Psalm 23: The Antidote to Anxiety
What does it mean to say we fear no evil?

Pastor Paul Moore

Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.

Amen

SONG 

Shepherd

In the process, in the waiting, You’re making melodies over me,
And Your presence is the promise, for I am a pilgrim on a journey.

You will lift my head above the mighty waves.
You are able to keep me from stumb’ling, and in my weakness
You are the strength that comes from within.
Good Shepherd of my soul, take my hand and lead me on.

You make my footsteps and my path secure, so walking on water is just the beginning.
Cause my faith to arise, stand at attention, for You are calling me to greater things.

 You will lift my head above the mighty waves
You are able to keep me from stumb’ling, and in my weakness
You are the strength that comes from within
Good Shepherd of my soul, take my hand and lead me on.

Oh how I love You, how I love You, You have not forsaken me.
Oh how I love You, how I love You. With You is where I want to be.

 You will lift my head above the mighty waves
You are able to keep me from stumb’ling, and in my weakness
You are the strength that comes from within
Good Shepherd of my soul, take my hand and lead me on.

CCLI Song # 7003305  Amanda Cook © 2013 Bethel Music Publishing

FRIENDSHIP TIME
ANNOUNCEMENTS

SONG

The Blessing

The Lord bless you, and keep you,
make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The Lord turn his Face toward you, and give you peace.

Amen, Amen, Amen.

May his favor be upon you,
and a thousand generations, and your family,
and your children, and their children, and their children.

May his presence go before you,
and behind you, and beside you,
all around you, and within you.
He is with you, He is with you.

In the morning, in the evening,
in your coming, and your going.
In your weeping, and rejoicing.
He is for you. He is for you.

Amen, Amen, Amen.

CCLI Song # 7147007 Chris Brown | Cody Carnes | Kari Jobe | Steven Furtick
© 2020 Capitol CMG Paragon

 BENEDICTION

Worship Communication Card

Who is Chain of Lakes?

Welcome!
Chain of Lakes is an active, friendly community in the north metro where people of all races, abilities, sexual orientation and ages grow and share in their faith with all God’s people to impact the world.
This church embraces female and male leadership, supports youth and family events and activities, celebrates varied music opportunities for all ages, and works to end youth homelessness in Anoka county.
If you are looking for a group of people who will accept you and a church who will do whatever is possible to help you in your faith life, come visit!
If you want to make a significant impact in the community, Chain of Lakes is your church!

Location
The offices of Chain of Lakes are located at 10130 Davenport St NE, Blaine, MN.

This location provides a comfortable gathering space known as the Community Life Center, a worship center that seats 100 people, church offices, music studio and a creative space for Youth and Family Ministry.
The planning process  for constructing a building on the 8.9 acres of church property in The Lakes of Blaine has begun.

Staff

Staff_PastorPaulMoore
Paul started his work at Chain of Lakes in March 2009 after serving for 16 years as pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview, MN. He has a BA in Political Science from Carleton College and a Master of Divinity from Union Seminar in NYC.

What Paul appreciates about his work at Chain of Lakes is leading a group of people who are so committed to being authentic, growing in personal faith, and making a significant impact in the community.

Check out his blog here to learn more of his perspectives.

Pastor Paul would enjoy having a cup of coffee with you.

Contact Paul at pastor@colpres.org or 763.257.6994.

Staff-Kathy
In March 2016, Kathy started as Church Administrator for Chain of Lakes. Her experience as a newspaper proofreader, quality editor, Co-director of Communications for a non-profit Board of Directors, and many years of working on committees as a volunteer, prepared her for the diverse responsibilities of the job.

Kathy is a talented quilter, loves reading, kaleidoscopes, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with all of the wonderful people at Chain of Lakes.

Contact Kathy at info@colpres.org or 763.208.8049.
Staff-Julie-Carr

Julie Carr started as Music Director at Chain of Lakes in January 2020. She has an extensive background in leading worship and  directing music in various styles. Julie relates to current praise music having fun learning new songs and discovering new artists while recognizing value in any authentic expression of worship to God. She loves variety and works to keep music fresh and relevant in church.

Julie and her husband Jessey live in Ramsey with their dog and cats. She teaches private and group lessons on piano, voice and instruments in her home at Carr Keys Music School.

Julie enjoys the outdoors, writing and walking dogs. Mostly, she loves Jesus and coming together with brothers and sisters in Christ to worship our Lord together, and sharing the love of Christ to all she meets in whatever way they need to see Him.

Contact Julie at music@colpres.org or 763.208.8049.
Staff-Sherri-Varsho
Sherri is the dedicated, caring Childcare Coordinator at Chain of Lakes. Her warm, engaging style quickly puts children at ease and her genuine love of God and children makes kids feel special. As Sherri provides love and patience with the children in her care, in return she is rewarded with their humor, attention and love.Sherri likes to read, fish, and visit Como Zoo. She lives with her husband Rich, their son Vincent, and dog and 2 cats.

Contact Sherri at info@colpres.org or 763.208.8049.

Session

Class of 2020: Justin Leitch, Dave Nyberg, Lena Trong
Class of 2021: Becky Booker, Richard Garcia, Sharon Pederson
Pastor Paul Moore, Moderator

Deacons

Class of 2020: Kathy Brevig, Dick Pederson
Class of 2021:  Chris Audet, Pam Graves
Reach out to the Session or Deacons by contacting the church office at 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org

Church Property & future building site

Chain of Lakes is planning to break ground for their initial church building later in 2020. The property is located just east of Malmborg’s Garden Center in The Lakes in Blaine, MN on the south side of
125th Ave NE.
The plans are the result of much research, many meetings, and prayers for discernment by the Chain of Lakes Building Team. Chain of Lakes ministry teams & staff were consulted. The Blaine community was invited to provide input through the “Your Ideas Matter” meeting on the church property in The Lakes. Surveys were posted on the Chain of Lakes website and on Facebook. The congregation had an opportunity to give opinions at a Congregational Building Forum.
The Building Team is working with Jeff Stromgren, of Rice-Stromgren Architects, to incorporate those needs into plans for a first phase building. It’s a step by step process. It’s an expression of faith.

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