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Connect & grow at Chain of Lakes Church​

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, March 7    Pastor Paul will continue a sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount.  Communion will be celebrated.

Elementary age students are invited to join virtually for our Sunday Circle lesson.  We will meet over Zoom from 9:45 – 10:15am on Sunday,  February 28.  Look for your lesson packets in the mail.  Zoom instructions will be sent via email.  Contact Carol High at kidsministry@colpres.org with any questions.

Let’s Build Love on Chain of Lakes’ property and let’s build it with your help! Volunteer to be on the overall building team or on a smaller team working specific issues such as lighting, sound, interior design, or exterior construct. Teams will provide design inputs, suggest creative ideas, work with contractors, and influence final decisions. Share your talents, experience, and interest in this exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by signing up on the Communication Card or by emailing info@colpres.org.

The following small groups will be offered. All small groups will start the week of February 28      

  • Mondays at 2pm John and Gloria Ivers will lead a small group over Zoom on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Tuesdays at 10am Kathy Brevig will lead a group at Chain of Lakes (observing COVID precautions) on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Wednesdays at 7pm Pastor Paul will lead a small group over Zoom on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Alternate Wednesdays at 7pm Heather Butterfield will lead a small group over Zoom on the book Discovering How to Pray, by Hope MacDonald
  • Alternate Wednesdays at 7pm Heather Butterfield will lead a small 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 online Communication card.

The team who oversees worship is very interested to learn more about your online worship experience. You can help immensely by filling out a survey. If you have attended online worship, fill out the survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NF8BXYR. If you have not attended online worship, fill out the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVG9BYX. The survey will take ten minutes or less to complete. By filling out the survey you are helping Chain of Lakes create an even better worship experience. The deadline to fill it out is Sunday, February 28.

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.

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.

February 28     Sunday         11:30am  Congregational Forum on Zoom
March 1            Monday              10am   Cleaning
March 2            Tuesday         3:30pm   Staff
March 2            Tuesday         5:30pm   Communications
March 3            Wednesday         3pm   Local Impact
March 6            Saturday             9am  Youth & Family Ministry Team

  • For the family of Curt Oakes, Jolene Altrichter’s brother, who passed away Saturday, February 20. Prayers of comfort
  • For Natalie Renee Burfield to have a safe and healthy last month of pregnancy
  • For all those in Texas and other places affected by the winter storm last week
  • For John Ivers’ sister Margaret, who is recovering from COVID. Ease her anxieties
  • 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

Announcements

Announcements for February 28 – March 6, 2021

Welcome to simulcast online worship at Chain of Lakes Church.

Today is a BIG Day! Chain of Lakes is simulcasting worship for the first time since October.
Welcome to Jan Boehm who is a candidate for the Music Director Position at Chain of Lakes. Jan moved to the Lakes Neighborhood this past March.
She served for many years as the Music Director at First Methodist Church in Ankeny, Iowa.

Pastor Paul is continuing a sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount.
Today he will preach on the “antithesis” or “extension” section of the Sermon on the Mount.

 Please stay after worship for a congregational forum over Zoom regarding the future building of Chain of Lakes Church.
A Zoom link was emailed to the congregation this past Thursday, February 25.

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

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

  • Mondays at 2pm John and Gloria Ivers will lead a small group over Zoom on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Tuesdays at 10am Kathy Brevig will lead a group at Chain of Lakes (observing COVID precautions) on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Wednesdays at 7pm Pastor Paul will lead a small group over Zoom on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Alternate Wednesdays at 7pm Heather Butterfield will lead a small group over Zoom on “The Sermon on the Mount”
  • Alternate Wednesdays at 7pm Heather Butterfield will lead a small group over Zoom on the book Discovering How to Pray, by Hope MacDonald,
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 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)