Pastor Paul will be done with quarantine this Tuesday and will be back in the office on Wednesday. He will be working at home on Monday and Tuesday. His daughter, Hannah, who had COVID is back living at Hamline. Thanks for all of the prayers!
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.
Carol High has been hired by the Session to work with youth at Chain of Lakes. Yay, God! Carol brings a wide range of experiences and gifts to the ministry of education. She has a special place in her heart for teenagers and children. For the immediate future she will partner with the Youth and Family Ministry Team to make decisions about the resumption of child care and Sunday Circles. She will continue to be a leader in Rocket Fire!, the ministry for Middle and Senior High Youth on Wednesday evenings. Hiring Carol is one way that Chain of Lakes is committed to the Core Value of Investing in Future Generations. We understand this Core Value to mean, “Our priority is to create an atmosphere where children, youth and young adults grow in their faith.” Please welcome Carol to this new position.
Rocket Fire is the new ministry for Middle School and High School. Youth will meet Wednesday, December 2 on Zoom at 6:30pm for a half-hour get-together. More information to come!
Because of COVID-19 concerns Sunday Circles is not currently being offered. All children in worship are given activity bags. If parents need some extra space with their children, consider going to the Community Life Center. Families and children are very welcome to use that space during worship.
Various people will lead the singing during worship. Their gifts will help everyone who worships in-person and online to experience God. Thanks to Scott Larson for leading music today.
Sunday, November 29 Pastor Paul will begin a new sermon series called, “The wonder of Christmas.” Given 2020 has been such a hard year, each of us needs to experience Christmas as we never have before. In this series Pastor Paul will share the wonder or beauty of Christmas. The hope is that in every service someone will be touched.
Do you enjoy shooting videos? Have a passion for photography? Want a new skill for your resume? Chain of Lakes needs a few volunteers willing to serve once or twice a month as camera operators/video producers. This position requires being in the A/V room at the Davenport location alongside other technicians on Sunday mornings to assist with the online worship experience. Training by an experienced volunteer is provided. If this sounds like a great opportunity or if you have questions, please sign up on the Communication card or email email@example.com.
Estimate of Giving cards can be:
- Put in the basket in worship
- Mailed to the church office
- Completed and submitted on Chain of Lakes website – colpres.org/Ministries/#Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
November 23 Monday 10am Cleaning
November 23 Monday 5pm Connection
November 23 Monday 7pm Financial
November 24 Tuesday 6:30pm Session
November 25 Wednesday 3:30pm Staff
- For Inga and Darren Ewing after positive COVID tests
- For Nancy Knauff, Kathy Brevig’s sister, to be healed of two compression fractures in her back, causing a lot of pain
- For James Maatman, that he remains symptom free after his positive COVID test
- For HOPE, that we can all give one another a chance and share peace in the months ahead
- Praise the Lord for the healing of many COVID cases
- For Sarah Womack and her family, as she recovers from COVID-19
- For teachers, students and parents as they cope with new ways of learning
- For Aimee Sahlsteen’s brother, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease. Strength for him and his family
- For a vaccination for COVID-19 to soon become available
- 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