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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 August 1, 2021

Welcome to Drive-In worship at Chain of Lakes Church. One purpose of having Drive-In worship on the church property is to help the people of Chain of Lakes connect to people in the nearby neighborhoods. This space is a holy space that is meant to be used by the community.

Listen to the service through your car radio at 90.3.
Walk around and make yourself at home on the church property. Sit in a lawn chair or your car.  A porta potty is available.

Today Pastor Paul is beginning a sermon series called, “Imagine.” We will imagine together what Chain of Lakes Church will be like when we start ministry in a new building. Communion is being celebrated. Make sure you receive the Communion elements from the greeters who are at each entrance of the property. The musical style today is Secular. Jolene Altrichter is sharing a talk about the groundbreaking.

After the sermon everyone will have the opportunity to fill out the insert in the bulletin. Bring that forward during the offering with Communication cards and place them in the basket at the bottom of the berm.

The Communication Card and financial contributions can also be filled out on the Chain of Lakes website, colpres.org. 

After Communion, children and youth may to go to the Youth area with Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries Denton Nissley. 

 

Exciting news! Chain of Lakes is hosting a free one-day Vacation Bible School on Saturday, August 21, 9am – 2:30pm, for kids from preschool through 8th grade. Go to the Youth and Family page for more information about VBS Mission Deep Sea, and links to sign up.

Participate in the eighth annual Chain of Lakes Golf tournament on Sunday, August 22 at 2pm  at Centerbrook Golf Course in Brooklyn Center. The format will be a best ball. The first 36 players to register will play. Check the Communication card on this website.

August 8    Pastor Paul will continue a sermon series called, “Imagine!” He will be preaching about service. Pastor Paul will encourage people to imagine what service will look like at Chain of Lakes in the new building.  This is the last Drive-In worship service.

August 15    Groundbreaking ceremony under the tent on the church property.

August 22  Worship will take place back at 10130 Davenport St NE, Blaine at 10:30am. Pastor Paul will begin a three week sermon series on 1 Corinthians. 

The Worship Team is  making music “shakers” for the groundbreaking celebration.  It would be greatly appreciated if you can donate the following items:
~ Ribbon of any color 1/16  or ⅛ inch in width
~ Jingle bells ¼ inch or smaller in diameter
~ Wooden dowels ¼ or ⅜ inch in diameter. 
Please bring to Davenport location, or give to Music Director Jan Boehm next Sunday.  

If you play the trumpet above the beginner level, Jan Boehm would love to visit with you.  Feel free to contact her at Jan.b@colpres.org .

 

This summer Chain of Lakes is going to experience a variety of music styles.  Enjoy our offerings on the following Sundays:

August 8 – Hymn Sunday
August 15 – Current contemporary songs
August 22 – Secular Music
August 29 – Contemporary songs of the 1970s

 

 

A special shout out to the 16 volunteers who braved the elements to raise funds for Chain of Lakes Church last week at the 3M Open in Blaine. Over 110 volunteer hours and over $900 raised (exact amount yet to be calculated by Par Catering).

Thank you, John & Jolene Altrichter, Nancy & Kevin Amundsen, Laurie Arbes, Jan Boehm, John Ivers, Jim Langford, Noel Lutsey, Paul & Amy Moore, Dave Nyberg, Carter Perteet, Doreen Sampson, Julie Vandenbrook, and Pam Van Meter for your time, enthusiasm, and hard work. You are amazing and appreciated. Let’s give them a well-deserved round of applause!

 

The date for breaking ground on the church property has been set for Sunday, August 15 at 10:30am . On that day worship will be held under a tent where the new building will be. It will be the first worship service at the new worship space! Everyone is encouraged to bring your own shovel so all can take part in the ceremony. BYOS!  Special activities including having snack food will take place after worship. This will be a memorable day in the life of Chain of Lakes Church!

Have you ever thought, “I really should invite ____ to Chain of Lakes.”  The Groundbreaking on Sunday, August 15 is THE opportunity for you to invite someone to Chain of Lakes.  As you reflect on who to invite, please keep your personal invitations in your daily prayers.  Pray something as simple as, “Lord, let me know who to invite to the Sunday, August 15 Groundbreaking.” Use one of the following for your personal invitation:

  • Mail the enclosed invitation. If you need more invitations, or if you weren’t at the worship service but would like invitations for friends, call the office at 763.208.8049
  • Phone calls.  Call your friend or family member and personally extend an invitation
  • Emails. Every person at Chain of Lakes will receive an email on the next two Tuesdays about the Groundbreaking. Forward that email with a message.
  • Facebook Event page. Click the “Invite” Tab on the Facebook Event page and then click on the Facebook friends you would like to invite.

Research has consistently shown that personal invitation is the most effective way for new people to come to a congregation. Now is the time to invite!

People from Chain of Lakes have often driven to Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, for their excellent Leadership Institute. If you would like to join Pastor Paul and others this fall, see what’s offered at leadership.sharechurch.com/ Registration for the in person Institute ends on August 4.  This year there is also an online option. Talk to Pastor Paul, Val Owens, Kathy Brevig and Pam Van Meter, who have attended in past years, about the trip.

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

August 2  Monday       5pm  Stewardship/Finance Team

August 3  Tuesday      11am  Staff
                                       
August 3  Tuesday       7pm  Breaking Ground Task Force
                                  
August 4  Wednesday  3pm  Local Impact Team

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

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 Sue Schultz, that a procedure to lessen the pain in her back will be successful
  • For Heather Butterfield’s uncle Stash to be healed of pancreatic cancer. Strength for him and his family
  • For Amanda Serfling’s friend Chelsa Jacobson and her son. Chelsa has been on a ventilator with COVID for more than a month – healing prayers
  • For Kathy Brevig’s friends Elaine and Al Miller as they both go through chemo treatments for cancer. Healing
  • For harmony and acceptance at the upcoming  city meeting concerning Chain of Lakes building plans
  • For Kevin Kirchner’s motorcycle accident injuries of a broken pelvis and wrist to heal
  • For Heather Butterfield’s friend Charity, to move forward with a lung transplant
  • For Laurie Arbes’ sister Bobbi, who has lung cancer, and asks for light and peace
  • For Heather Clinton’s friend Keith, who has advanced lung cancer, a healing miracle
  • For Sherri Varsho, who is living with cancer, going through treatments: strength, healing
  • 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
 
Is your team creating an event for the church? Please fill out this form to help the Communications Team promote it!
Communications
Chris Audet (chair), Kathy Brevig (staff), Brad Olson, Pastor Paul Moore (staff), Amanda & Jordan Serfling
 
Connection
Jolene Altrichter (chair),  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, Kayla Flanagan, Val Owens, 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, Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, John Ivers, Dave Nyberg,  Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

Stewardship/Finance
John Ivers (chair), John Altrichter, Noel Lutsey, Dave Nyberg, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

Worship
Jan Boehm (staff), Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
Youth & Family
Carol High (chair), Nancy Clunis, Stacy Foreman, Justin Leitch, Lena Truong, Denton Nissley (staff)