Here is what a person can expect at in-person worship
- Everyone must wear a mask.
- Chairs will be set up so families can sit together
- People must distance from each other
- Music will be led by a music leader. People will not sing, but can participate through movement or other ways during the songs
- The use of paper will be minimized. People can pick up a bulletin when they enter the Community Life Center. People can follow the service on the screen.
- People will be dismissed individually when worship is over.
- Fellowship will not happen in the Community Life Center after worship.
- People can leave their offering in a basket in the Community Life Center. Financial giving can also be shared on the Chain of Lakes web site—colpres.org.
The Holy Spirit will be present in amazing ways!
If you choose not to worship in-person at Davenport, you can worship online. You can worship online at 10:30am by clicking the Online Sunday Worship Service link at colpres.org. If it doesn’t work for you to worship online at 10:30am on Sunday, you can worship anytime during the week by going to the Sermon Videos at colpres.org.
Due to the added cleaning regime to comply with recommendations for Covid safe worship, we will need at least 3 more cleaning volunteers. Regular cleaning has been done for years by a faithful group of 4 to 5 persons but additional time will be required to assure both the worship time cleanliness and post worship cleanliness per CDC guidelines. It’s an opportunity to enjoy fellowship with the crew as you serve the Lord!
Mark the Communication card for more information or email email@example.com.
The new ministry for Middle School and High School youth is called Rocket Fire. Youth will meet Wednesday, November 4 between 6:30 and 8pm for games, mixers, a lesson, and a lot of energy. Youth in the wider community are encouraged to participate.
The Session voted to have a soft launch of Sunday Circles, the educational ministry for children. To start, children will be given activity bags during worship. After this soft launch Sunday Circles can start again. Teachers are being recruited and families are being asked if they would send their children to Sunday Circles.
Two small groups will connect to the “What Do You Believe?” sermon series. Each group will meet weekly for 60 – 90 minutes, for 6 weeks. People in the group will have a chance to get to know each other better and talk about their own values during these tumultuous times. This is an opportunity to connect to people during this very disconnecting time!
Tuesdays, starting October 13, Kathy Brevig will lead a small group at Chain of Lakes, with COVID precautions, starting at 6:30pm.
Thursdays, starting October 15, Pastor Paul will lead a small group over Zoom starting at 7pm.
Sign up on the Communication Card, email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Pastor Paul or Kathy. Call the church office, 763.208.8049
Bring your dog to a special festival called Halloweenie on the Chain of Lakes property Saturday, October 31 at 11am. Imagine a trick-or-treat gathering for dogs. Treats for dogs and their owners will be shared. A costume contest among dogs will be held. A special speaker will talk about preparing your dog for winter. Each dog will be blessed at the cross, pictures will be taken. Humans must wear masks. Check the Communication card.
If you can help distribute door hangers for Halloweenie, sign up on the Communication Card or talk to Pastor Paul. Door hangers will be distributed to residences near the church property.
Sunday, November 1 As part of the “What do you believe?” series Pastor Paul will talk about beliefs regarding humanity. Communion will be celebrated.
The Great and Powerful Oz says, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” but Chris Audet—team lead for the Communications Team—says, “Wait, please pay attention to the men behind the Chain of Lakes website curtain.” Brad Olson and Paul Edgett shared their combined expertise on the back-end process of getting our website up and running, and their experience in troubleshooting website hosting, backup, and other issues along the way. They have blessed us with their time and talents. Thank you both so much!
Chain of Lakes is going to celebrate its third birthday on Sunday, November 15. If you’d like to be part of a group who makes plans for a birthday celebration, mark the Communication card. This would probably involve two meetings.
Julie Carr’s husband got a full-time job in Maine, so he and Julie will be moving to Maine. Julie won’t leave for Maine until their home is sold. At a minimum she will be sharing her gifts in worship through Sunday, November 8.
Everyone is encouraged to do their best to keep current on financial giving. Consider:
- Using the enclosed envelope to make a contribution. Greeters will receive envelopes as you leave the church property.
- Mail a contribution by check to the church office
- Make a contribution on the church website at colpres.org
- Make a contribution via automatic withdrawal. This is a convenient way to give. If you need a form, email email@example.com
October 26 Monday 10am Cleaning
October 26 Monday 5pm Connection
October 27 Tuesday 11am Staff
October 27 Tuesday 6:30pm “What Do You Believe?” small group
October 29 Thursday 5:3pm Communications
October 29 Thursday 7:30pm “What Do You Believe?” on Zoom
October 30 Friday 2pm Office & cleaning help
October 31 Saturday 9:05am Youth and Family Ministry Team on Zoom
October 31 Saturday 11am Halloweenie
- For Noel Lutsey’s co-worker, who has an undiagnosed heart rhythm that will take a year to get normalized
- For Don Genereux, who had cataract surgery. Successful healing
For Ali Johnson, who asks to get her own place, and that “God continues to work on me and through me”
- For teachers, students and parents as they navigate through classes in school and at home in this time of COVID-19
For Aimee Sahlsteen’s brother, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease. Strength for him and his family
- Heather Butterfield asks for continued healing for Joanie, Staci and Becky
- That a vaccination for COVID-19 will soon become available
- For Julie Carr’s stepdaughter Jackie, who is experiencing encouraging results from her cancer treatment. Please continue prayers
- For Sherri Varsho, who is living with cancer, going through treatments. Healing and strength
- For Dave Brady, Nancy Amundsen’s brother, who has Lewi Body dementia. Strength for him and his whole family
- For unity and healing in our personal relationships as we navigate the political divides