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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 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 info@colpres.org.

Contact Pastor Paul, pastor@colpres.org 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 info@colpres.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

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

Pastor Paul Moore’s Lent sermon series is called, The Sermon on the Mount – An Introduction to the Kingdom of Heaven. These small groups go even deeper into The Sermon on the Mount. There will be 6 sessions, going through the week following Easter. Heather Butterfield also has a group that will discuss the book Discovering How to Pray, by Hope MacDonald.

  • Mondays at 2pm John and Gloria Ivers  lead a group over Zoom on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Tuesdays at 10am Kathy Brevig leads a group at Chain of Lakes (observing COVID precautions) on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Wednesdays at 7pm Pastor Paul leads a group over Zoom on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • One Wednesday a month at 7pm Heather Butterfield leads a group over Zoom on the book Discovering How to Pray, by Hope MacDonald,with the first group March 10
  • Other Wednesdays at 7pm Heather Butterfield leads a group over Zoom on The Sermon on the Mount
Sign up by contacting info@colpres.org, calling 763.208.8049, or marking the Communication Card on this website.

The Chain of Lakes Church Spring Bowling League starts March 1 at Bowlero in Blaine, and runs through May 3. Bowling starts at 7pm. COVID-19 precautions are observed. If you would like to bowl, contact Alice Nyberg through the church office email info@colpres.org, or mark the  Communication card at colpres.org under the About tab, “What to expect”.

Prayer 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 of current prayer requests below. 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

  • 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

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)