Sunday, January 24 As part of the “Everyday Joy” series Pastor Paul will talk about “Knowing Grace everyday.” An interview with Rev. Don Genereux about his experience of joy will take place.
Sunday, January 31 Pastor Paul is beginning a new sermon series called, “Impact.” For two weeks he’ll look at issues in the community where Chain of Lakes wants to make an impact. The series will be educational and give opportunities for service. This week he’ll examine the issue of homelessness.
Sunday, February 7 Pastor Paul will finish a sermon series called, “Impact.” For two weeks he’ll look at issues in the community where Chain of Lakes wants to make an impact. The series will be educational and give opportunities for service. This week he’ll examine the issue of hunger.
Sign up to participate in the People of Joy Facebook Group. Participants share stories and examples of joy in their own life. Participating in the group will help each person to be identified as a person of joy. Many people have already signed up.
How about gathering three or four friends over Zoom and leading a small group on the topic of joy? Pastor Paul is looking for eight people who would lead a four-week small group on joy starting the week of January 24.
The task is simple. Find three or four (no more than four) people who would participate in the small group with you. Set a date and time with them. Go through a training with Pastor Paul. Lead your group. Pastor Paul is writing the curriculum based on the Everyday Joy sermon series. Sign up on the Communication card or send an email to Pastor Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a “Joy” small group. Groups will start the week of January 24th. The following groups will take place.
- Mondays at 2pm John & Gloria Ivers are leading a group on Zoom
- Tuesdays from 10:30 to noon at Chain of Lakes Church Kathy Brevig will lead a group while observing COVID precautions. This is an open group with space for two more people
- Wednesday at 6:30pm over Zoom, Heather Butterfield will lead a group. This is an open group whose size is unlimited
- Wednesday at 7pm over Zoom, Pastor Paul will lead a group. This is an open group whose size is unlimited
- Amy Moore is leading a closed group that will meet on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
- More groups may be added
- Contact Pastor Paul at email@example.com to sign up
Every Thursday, Hope for the Community at Hope Church, 1264 109th Avenue NE, Blaine, provides food for approximately 700 families. The third Thursday of each month is designated as Chain of Lakes Volunteer Day. Are you available to volunteer Thursday, January 21?
Volunteer any time you are available Thursday between 10am – 5pm, or choose one of the suggested shifts: 10am – noon; noon – 2pm; 2pm – 5pm. Once you are there, ask for Jeff – he will give you instructions and get you started
Volunteers are also needed on Wednesdays, noon to 2:30 to prepare for Thursday.
Chain of Lakes is a faith partner with Stepping Stone Emergency Housing. The Chain of Lakes Local Impact Team is asking for donations of the following items, which will be collected at Chain of Lakes Church from January 18 – February 12, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. Items needed are body wash, lotion, mouth wash, wash cloths and shower shoes/flip-flops in adult sizes. Stepping Stone is grateful for all donations.
The Annual Meeting of Chain of Lakes will take place on Zoom after worship on Sunday, January 31. Plans for 2021 will be shared; a report about the building will be given; and other items concerning the congregation will be given.
For safety reasons the Session voted recently to temporarily go to online worship only. To worship online at 10:30am on Sunday click 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.
Session Members, Deacons, Ministry Team Leaders and staff are invited to a Leader’s Retreat over Zoom on Saturday, January 30 at 9:30am. People will be reading and discussing, The Post-Quarantine Church by Thom Rainer.
Do you have AV experience? Are you tech savvy? Do you play an instrument? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider learning more about being a soundboard operator at Chain of Lakes. This volunteer position requires serving once or twice a month at the Davenport location and operating a tablet socially distanced from other technicians preparing worship service. Training by an experienced volunteer is provided. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity or if you have questions, please contact Dave Nyberg or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Amazon Smile half of one percent of your purchase can go to Chain of Lakes Church. This does not increase the cost of the item you purchase. The following steps will ensure that you are signed up:
- Visit smile.amazon.com
- Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
- Choose Chain of Lakes as the charity of your choice
It’s that simple!
Everyone is encouraged to do their best to keep current on financial giving. Consider:
- Using the enclosed envelope in the bulletin at church to make a contribution
- 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
January 17 Sunday 11:30am Confirmation class
January 18 Monday 10am Cleaning
January 18 Monday 7pm Deacons
January 19 Tuesday 3:30pm Staff
January 19 Tuesday 7pm Session
January 21 Thursday 9am-5pm Hope for the Community
January 24 Sunday 11:30am Confirmation class
- For Sue Schultz, who went to the hospital by ambulance January 13, and is undergoing tests to determine cause of extremely low iron count. May she regain strength
- For the United States of America to have a peaceful and safe inauguration of incoming President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on January 20
- For Addie Thimmesch, who had an emergency appendectomy this week. Comfort and healing
- For Misty Young, who had surgery to remove kidney stones this week. Comfort and healing
- Gratitude for John Ivers who went to the hospital with some chest pain on December 30, had 4 stents inserted the next day, came home January 1, did the Scripture reading on January 2 for the January 3 Worship Service!
- For Judi Edgett, who fell and broke her hip December 12. Strength and healing
- For Rochelle Carrick and her family as they grieve the December 11 passing of her stepmother, RoAnn Carrick. Comfort, love
- For Chris, Carol and Jacob High as they grieve the December 11 passing of Chris’ brother Steve. Comfort, love
- Prayers of thanksgiving that Kathy Brevig’s sister Nancy Knauff had successful surgery on her spine December 13. Continued healing
- Gratitude that a COVID vaccine is being distributed, starting with frontline hospital workers
- For Aimee Sahlsteen’s brother, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease
- 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 family
Announcements for January 17 – 23, 2021
Welcome to online worship at Chain of Lakes Church.
Today Pastor Paul is continuing a sermon series called, “Everyday Joy.” The title of today’s sermon is “The Power of Praise.” An interview with Gloria Ivers about joy will take place. Pam Graves will share an announcement about “Chain of Lakes day at Hope for the Community.” A special thanks to Hannah Moore for being the Music Leader today.
A special blessing to all, in particular to guests, who worship today. Everyone is asked to fill out the Communication Card online at colpres.org. All guests who fill out the Communication Card will receive a gift.