Announcements for April 11, 2021
Welcome to worship at Chain of Lakes Church. Today Pastor Paul is starting a new sermon series called, “Messy Families.” Each week he’ll talk about specific qualities that can help our families through our messes. Today he is preaching about Communication. Kids are welcome to participate in Sunday Circles after the Time for Children.
A special blessing to all, in particular to guests, who worship today. Everyone is asked to fill out the Communication Card in the bulletin at church
or online at colpres.org. All guests who fill out the Communication Card will receive a gift.
Chain of Lakes is committed to a safe and pleasant worship service. Please observe the following:
- Wear masks always
- Maintain a six-foot safe social distancing
- Avoid group gatherings; take your belongs to your seats
- Use hand sanitizer
Chain of Lakes is also sharing a livestream of today’s worship service. To worship online at 10:30am click the Sunday Online Worship Service button at colpres.org.
Children’s Sunday Circles and childcare in person will be available every Sunday at 10:30am.
For the eighth consecutive year Chain of Lakes is partnering with Blaine High School to present Box City. This is an event that simulates an experience of homelessness for youth at Blaine High School. The youth will sleep in boxes on the tennis courts of the High School and then go to school the next day.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the program for Box City which will be in the Auditorium of the High School this Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30pm. Kayla Flanagan and TJay Harris will be speaking at the program. Both have been homeless and have connected to Chain of Lakes Church. By attending the program you will be supporting Kayla and TJay and will be expressing support for homeless youth.
Let’s face it—families are messy. Though all of us would like to project an image of a perfect family, the reality is different. We all have our messes. How do we live in a healthy way in the midst of a messy family?
Sunday, April 18 Parenting well—even in a mess.
Love and Logic Parenting
Sunday, April 25 Staying connected to those who are cut off
Sunday, May 2 Parenting our Parents
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month? Like most non-profits, Chain of Lakes depends upon its volunteers to be the hands and feet of the organization. Just as God wanted! Over the past year, many—if not most—of you have served at Chain of Lakes. From singing and playing in the praise band to providing critical technical support to guiding and inspiring children and youth. From being dedicated church leaders and decision makers to working behind the scenes to make the church “run” to keeping Chain of Lakes looking good inside and out. From coordinating impactful local mission efforts to organizing meaningful small groups and fun events to inviting, welcoming, and including guests and friends. Your time and talents are appreciated. You have made a difference and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Thank You, VIP…Very Incredible People!
Chain of Lakes recently hired Jan Boehm as the new Music Director. Jan will be in charge of all parts of music at Chain of Lakes. Jan moved to the Lakes last March. She served for many years as the Music Director at First Methodist Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Take some time to get to know Jan
Do you love to sing, play a musical instrument or dance? Would you like to share your gifts with the congregation at Chain of Lakes? Please contact Jan Boehm, Music Director, so we can discover how best to use these gifts. Talk to Jan at church, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Pastor Paul, email@example.com to 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.
Everyone is encouraged to do their best to keep current on financial giving. Consider:
- 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
April 12 Monday 10am Cleaning
April 12 Monday 5pm Stewardship/finance
April 12 Monday 7pm Bowling League at Bowlero
April 13 Tuesday 10:30am Sermon on the Mount group at church
April 13 Tuesday 3:30pm Staff
April 13 Tuesday 5:30pm Communication
April 13 Tuesday 7:30pm Session
April 14 Wednesday 6:30pm Box City
April 14 Wednesday 7pm Heather Butterfield’s small group
April 15 Thursday 5:30pm Personnel
April 15 Thursday 7:30pm Disciples at Chain of Lakes
April 16 Friday 2pm Office Help/cleaning
- For Ken Booker’s achilles tendon to heal after the successful April 8 surgery
- For Heidi Rooney and her family as they grieve the March 27 passing of her son Jared. Strength and peace
- For the family and friends of Keith Rohde as they grieve his passing. Friend Heather Butterfield praises the Lord for eternal life in Jesus!
- For Cheryl March-Langford as she is struggling with mental health issues
- Praise God for the birth of Natalie Burfield’s baby Sophia on March 25
- For Jay Thomas, friend of Beau Field, to be healed of cancer
- For Jill Mehrkens, continued prayers for healing of her back and ankle
- For the building team to be guided by the Spirit to use their gifts for God’s purposes. A special prayer for the Walton grant committee as they review the application to provide road access to the community
- For COVID-19 vaccinations to be administered to all who want them
- 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