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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!

Announcements

Announcements for the week of November 1 – 7, 2020

Welcome to worship at Chain of Lakes Church.

Today Pastor Paul is continuing a sermon series called, “What do you believe?”  This is a teaching series where Pastor Paul is communicating essential information about different parts of faith. Today he will preach on “Who are humans?” Communion is being celebrated.

The Stewardship Drive is being launched today with a video and a speaker.

A special blessing to all, in particular to guests, who worship today. Everyone is asked to fill out the Communication Card that is in the bulletin and or online at colpres.org.  All guests who fill out the Communication Card will receive a gift.

Kids are encouraged to enjoy the Kids’ Bags that are distributed to every family with children.

  • Here is what a person can expect at in-person worship

    •       Everyone must wear a mask.
    •       Chairs will be set up for individuals and for families
    •       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.
    •       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.

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.

Pastor Paul and Pastor Don Genereux will be leading a prayer service over Facebook Live this Monday, November 2 at 7pm. Join the service to prepare your heart for the election.

Pastor Paul is organizing a prayer vigil for election day, this Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to ask that God lead our nation as people vote and as votes are counted. The prayer vigil will take place when polls are open in Minnesota. Would you take a half hour or hour slot to pray this Tuesday? You can participate in the prayer vigil wherever you want–in your home, at your work site, or while taking a walk. Just select a time slot on the Communication card. Pastor Paul will email you materials to help you as you pray.

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 info@colpres.org or talk to Pastor Paul or Kathy. Call the church office, 763.208.8049

Sunday, November 8   As part of the “What do you believe?” series Pastor Paul will preach about beliefs regarding the church.

Sunday, November 15   As part of the “What do you believe?” series Pastor Paul will preach about Chain of Lakes Church. Everyone will be encouraged to hand in their Estimate of Giving cards

Enjoy some excellent fellowship while keeping Chain of Lakes safe! The amazing, hardworking cleaning crew is looking for 2 more volunteers to assist with the demands of meeting COVID-19 safety requirements for in-person worship service. Join Kathy Brevig (Team Lead), Pam Graves, John Ivers, Dick Pederson, and Doreen Sampson as you volunteer for 2 hours, 3 times a month on Friday and/or Monday. Please consider using your spiritual gift of serving to not only prepare the building for safe worship but to pray and celebrate together as a team.

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 info@colpres.org

November 2     Monday           3pm   Cleaning

November 2     Monday         12pm   Prayer Service on Facebook Live

November 2     Monday           5pm   Stewardship/Finance

November 3     Tuesday    11:30am   Staff lunch
                                                           
November 3     Tuesday     6:30pm   What Do You Believe small group

November 4     Wednesday      1pm   Local Impact 
                                       
November 4     Wednesday 6:30pm Rocket Fire

November 5     Thursday     6:30pm Breaking Ground Task Force
                                             
November 5     Thursday      7:30pm “What Do You Believe?” small group over Zoom 
              
November 6     Friday                 2pm  Office & cleaning help

    • For the Watsons as baby John (John & Gloria Ivers’ 15th great-grandchild) is the 6th member of the family. For their health and family cohesiveness, abundance and love

    • For the family of Mark Anthony as they mourn his passing

    • For Sarah Womack and her family, as she recovers from COVID-19

    • For Orlin Knudson, healing of his cancer

    • 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 unity and healing of this country

    • 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 continued healing for Heather Butterfield’s friends Joanie, Staci and Becky

    • 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

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

Two small groups will connect to Pastor Paul’s  “What Do You Believe?” sermon series that starts October 11. Each week he will talk about beliefs and values that can keep us rooted during these very uncertain times. The first three weeks will be about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

Each small 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 info@colpres.org or talk to Pastor Paul or Kathy by calling the church office at 763.208.8049.

Coordinator:  Alice Nyberg Mondays, 7pm September 14 – November 16 Bowlero Bowl, 11351 Ulysses St NE, Blaine Cost is $10 per person per week Enjoy bowling, and old and new friendships. For COVID precautions everyone must wear a mask while inside the bowling alley except when on the lanes bowling.  Bowlero will have partitions between the lanes so people aren’t sitting back to back. They also will do in-depth cleaning. Email info@colpres.org if you are interested. You do not have to be in the Chain of Lakes congregation to be in the bowling league.

Prayer Group

Members of the Chain of Lakes Prayer Group pray over the requests that are received at Chain of Lakes each week. 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 above 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
Pam Graves, Val Owens, Dick and Sharon Pederson, Cathy Smith, Pastor Paul Moore (chair)(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