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Chain of Lakes is passionate about helping people become who God desires for them to be.
Chain of Lakes helps people in four ways:

Chain of Lakes helps people in their faith life
Chain of Lakes wants everyone to become and grow as a disciple of Jesus. Being a disciple means that our relationship to Jesus Christ is the most important relationship in our life.

Chain of Lakes helps people in their relationship life
Relationships can be messy. They are just as hard now as when Jesus developed a following. God can help us with our relationships. Chain of Lakes is willing to address topics that prevent us from having quality relationships.

Chain of Lakes helps people heal from past wounds
Let’s face it—we’ve all been hurt. These hurts can prevent us from being who God desires for us to be. Chain of Lakes wants to help people be released from the pain of the past so we can move into the future.

Chain of Lakes helps people develop their identity in Christ— Their Inspirational Intersection
The Inspirational Intersection is the intersection between what God wants us to do and what we want to do. At this intersection is tremendous energy, imagination, and love. We want to help every person who connects to Chain of Lakes discover this place. And when people do—watch out!! The world is going to be changed!

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 pastor@colpres.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 pastor@colpres.org 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 info@colpres.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:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
  3. 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 info@colpres.org

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

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.  

Volunteer for worship

Chain of Lakes is a place where you can share the gifts and passions God has given you.
Learn about God and express praise through various volunteer activities that help this community to worship God. To sign up or learn more, please contact Chain of Lakes at 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org
Lead Music
From bluegrass, to choir, to children with their bells, Chain of Lakes is singing a new song unto the Lord!
 
The worship music team rotates between a dedicated group of volunteer musicians from Chain of Lakes weekly. 
 
If you are a musician looking to use your gifts in a ministry setting, you are welcome here. Instrumentalists and vocalists are encouraged to inquire and become a part of how God is using musicians at Chain of Lakes.
Other Leadership Roles
click on each description below for more information:

Small groups

Why join? To connect, develop friendships, have fun. Click on each title for group information; sign up at 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org

Joy is a theme at Chain of Lakes for 2021. Everyone is encouraged to take a pledge to be identified as a person of joy. Joy is a spiritual matter. Joy is intense happiness, and it is reflecting the light of Christ that is inside each one of us. During these challenging times, who doesn’t need more joy?

Join a “Joy” small group. Groups will start the week of January 24th. Sign up for one of the following groups at 763.208.8049, or info@colpres.org.

  • 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 will lead a closed group
  • Val Owens will lead a closed group

Prayer Requests

Members of the Chain of Lakes Prayer Group pray over the requests that are received at Chain of Lakes each week. See the list at the end of Announcements. Let Chain of Lakes support you! For more information and to be a part of the Prayer Group contact the church office at 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org

Ministry Teams

 

More information about each team can be provided by each team’s respective chair person. Contact the church office to reach any of the team members: 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org
Communications
Chris Audet (chair), Kathy Brevig (staff), Brad Olson, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
Connection
Jolene Altrichter (chair), Nancy Amundsen, Heather Butterfield, Ginnelle Edgett, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
Facilities
John Ivers (chair), Kevin Amundsen, Paul Edgett, Pam Graves, Dick Pederson, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
Local Impact
Ken Booker, Pam Graves,  Dick and Sharon Pederson (chair), Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 

Personnel
Val Owens (chair), Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

Small Groups
Richard Garcia, Pastor Paul Moore (chair)(staff)
 
COVID-19 Safety Task Force
Sally Leitch (chair), Jolene Altrichter, Karen Bakia, Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, John Ivers, Dave Nyberg, Julie Carr (staff), Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

Stewardship/Finance
John Ivers (chair), John Altrichter, Noel Lutsey, Dave Nyberg, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

Worship
Karen Bakia (chair), Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
Youth & Family
Lena Truong (chair), Nancy Clunis, Stacy Foreman, Justin Leitch, Carol High (staff)