Announcements for the week of May 9, 2021
Welcome to worship at Chain of Lakes Church. Happy Mother’s Day! Today Pastor Paul is completing a sermon series called “Messy Families.” Each week he has shared specific qualities that can help our families through our messes. Today he is preaching about celebrating the love of our mothers. A special Power Point presentation celebrating mothers will be shared. All women will receive a flower and everyone is welcome to have a picture taken in the photo booth. A special offering called “Stimulate” will be launched. Childcare coordinator Sherri Varsho will be available to care 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.
Three new Confirmation students will be publicly welcomed to Chain of Lakes Church on Sunday, May 16. Those young people are JP Foreman, Jacob High, and Chara Sommerfeld.
Sunday, May 30, Chain of Lakes will honor loved ones who have passed by having a candle lit in honor of them during worship. During this time of remembrance, you can either write the names of your loved ones on a card and have someone read their names or come forward to read their names. For those worshiping on-line, send your name(s) thru the Chat option and someone will read those names for you.
Through the end of May a Stimulate Special Offering will be taken. The purpose of the offering is to continue to stimulate the ministry of Chain of Lakes. Each week someone will speak about an important ministry at Chain of Lakes. Your offering will help stimulate this ministry. This is an over-and-above offering meaning that gifts are separate from Estimates of Giving. The offering is part of the 2021 budget. The goal for the offering is $4,000. There will be a year when special offerings are not taken, but it is not this year. Thanks in advance for everyone who gives to the Stimulate Special Offering. At Chain of Lakes all financial giving is voluntary, confidential, and no one will be treated any differently based on financial giving.
Chain of Lakes is hiring a Director of Youth Ministry. The person will work up to 15 hours a week and will partner with the Youth and Family Ministry Team to grow the ministry with children and youth. This person will have the unique opportunity of leading this ministry as Chain of Lakes enters a new building on the church property. If you know of someone who might be interested in applying for this position, encourage them to look at the Job Description which is on the Chain of Lakes web site – colpres.org/youth-ministry-director/
If you have attended Chain of Lakes worship online, then you know about the hosts who welcome you, chat with you, and pray with you. Maybe you’ve thought you might enjoy being an online host. This volunteer position requires serving once a month from home as well as computer, social media, and multitasking skills. Training by an experienced host is provided. To learn more about being a “host with the most,” contact Jolene Altrichter or email email@example.com.
Do you miss those old hymns? Do you have your favorites? Good news! We’re going to be singing some of your favorites on select Sundays this summer. Do you have a favorite praise song? This is going to be a “song suggestion summer.” Send your titles (and artists names, if possible) to Jan.firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try our best to include it this summer. If you have questions, please contact Jan Boehm, Music Director.
This Tuesday, May 11, the Presbytery of Twin Cities Area will vote to guarantee the Building Loan of Chain of Lakes Church. If all goes as expected this vote will go well for Chain of Lakes. A special thanks to the Loan Team of Chain of Lakes who helped guide the loan through this process. The Loan Team is made up of John Altrichter, John Ivers, Dave Nyberg, and Pastor Paul (staff).
If you would like to receive a copy of the Floor Plan for the future building, send an email to email@example.com
A copy of the floor plan is also on the wall of the Community Life Center along with a thermometer that shares how Chain of Lakes is doing on receiving Building Fund gifts.
Pick up a copy of Prepare to Care, a planning guide for families with elderly adults. Copies are in the Community Life Center of Chain of Lakes Church.
Chain of Lakes has a Community Garden on the church property in The Lakes.
Eighteen plots have been rented, and there are still some plots available. The annual rent is $25 if you help with garden chores, or $50 if you prefer to not volunteer. Water for the garden is available at central faucets/hoses in the gardens. The gardens are open to the public. Go to colpres.org/Ministries#communitygardens to learn more and for an application.
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
May 10 Monday 10am Cleaning Crew
May 10 Monday 7pm Bowling League at Bowlero
May 11 Tuesday 2:30pm Staff meeting
May 11 Tuesday 4pm Presbytery Meeting
May 12 Wednesday 7:30pm Hiring Committee
May 13 Thursday 1pm Volunteer Management
May 14 Friday 2pm Office Help/cleaning