Chain of Lakes
Weekly Announcements
Welcome to Chain of Lakes Church
Sunday, August18, 10:30am
Welcome to worship at Chain of Lakes Church.Today Rev. David Peters will lead worship.
He will preach on serenity. David is a retired Presbyterian pastor living  in Blaine.  
The Deacons at Chain of Lakes will have a Deacons corner set up after worship. 
If you would like to talk about something that is going on in your life, please come to that place. 
All conversations are confidential.

Please stay after worship for a time of fellowship.

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Youth and Family
Sunday Circles Children are welcome to go with Stacy Foreman to Sunday Circles after Children’s Time in worship. Sunday Circles is the educational ministry offered by Chain of Lakes. Younger children and babies will be welcomed by Nancy Clunis,  nterim Chain of Lakes Childcare Coordinator.
Picnic at the Beach Come join the Youth & Family Team and the Grilling Small Group at Lakeside Commons Pavilion on Sunday September 8, 4-7pm! This is rescheduled from the original date of July 28, cancelled  due to thunderstorms. Enjoy swimming, yummy grilled dinner, lawn games, blowing bubbles – open to all ages. Free parking is available at the church property with a shuttle available to get you to the park. Parking at The Lakes Pavilion is an option with a $5 charge for non-Blaine residents. Let’s play together, and celebrate school starting!
Kid Space Donations Bethany Bourgoin is looking for gently used pillows, blankets, kids books, and puzzles to help create a “Cuddle Corner” for the Kid Space! Please contact her if you have any items to donate – it is very much appreciated. Thank you!
ConfirmationThe next Confirmation session is Sunday, August 25 – join Bethany Bourgoin and Carol High after worship to discuss prayer in the “Confirm Not Conform” program.

             Chain of Lakes Instagram Page

If you use Instagram, consider following the Chain of Lakes Instagram page that was recently set up. The page name is chain_of_lakes_blaine.
     Celebrate Nationalities at Chain of Lakes
On Sunday, October 6, Chain of Lakes will celebrate World Communion Sunday by celebrating the many different nationalities that make up Chain of Lakes and make up the wider community. This celebration is intended for many in the community. Would you join Karen Bakia and Pastor Paul in the planning for this event? Sign up on the Communication card.                            
                              Fall Small Groups  
Sign Up for Bowling Chain of Lakes Fall League is forming now.. This is a low key way to have fun and meet people.
Mondays, Sept. 8 – Nov. 11, 7pm at Bowlero in Blaine 
Save your Wednesday evenings in late September & October! The small group team is planning a Wednesday night ministry for all ages starting Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30pm. The evening will start with a meal at 6:30. Two small groups will then be offered along with activities for youth and children
To sign up, email
or call the church office at 763.208.804
                             Team Meetings
  • Monday, August 19    9am Cleaning
  • Tuesday, August 20  10am    Staff
  • Wed., August 21           2pm Personnel at Edgett home
  • Thursday, August 22   7pm Additional Service Task Force

                               Upcoming Worship   
  • Sunday, August 25    Pastor Paul will conclude the sermon series by looking at the serenity prayer. Sandra Dunigan will share a faith story regarding her recent trip to Africa.
  • Sunday, September 1   Chain of Lakes will enjoy a Praise service. The Praise Band will lead the congregation in praise music and  Pastor Paul will preach about praise. Communion will be celebrated.
  • Sunday, September 8    Pastor Paul will be preaching on forgiveness. How do we receive forgiveness, share it with others, and extend it to ourselves.

                                Sermon Series    
    Pastor Paul will soon be planning future sermon series.  You can help by filling out a survey. The survey will help him immensely as he plans future sermon series.  The series can be found on the homepage of the Chain of Lakes website at Click on the Worship Survey banner, or the Worship Survey square to go to the survey. The survey will take about fifteen minutes to complete.

                        Summer Small Groups               
  • Pickleball:  Monday, 7pm, July 15 – August 26 . Lexington Athletic Complex in Blaine. Led by Pastor Paul. All skill levels welcome.  
  •  Grilling:  Sundays after church. Grill variety of foods for lunch at various host locations. Led by Richard Garcia and Chris Audet. 
  • Walking: Monday, 11:30am, July 22 – August 12, Tuesday August 20, last group Monday August 26. Pioneer Park, 2491 125th Ave NE, Blaine. Led by Doreen Sampson. All fitness levels welcome.
To sign up, email
or call the church office at 763.208.804
Fall Fun Fair                       

Fall Fun Fair is an annual fall event on the Chain of Lakes property. Fall Fun Fair starts with worship at 10:30 followed with games, food, and music!  Fall Fun Fair is Sunday, September 15. Save the date!            

                      Help out with Fall Fun Fair by:
  • Putting up yard signs at selected locations on the two weekends before Fall Fun Fair. You will receive a listing of locations to put your yard signs. Put them up on Friday; take them down on Sunday.
  • Pass out door hangers. 1,500 door hangers are being distributed to the neighborhoods near the church property. Come help on Wednesday, August 28. Meet at the church property at 6:30. Receive a package of door hangers and a piece of chocolate, pass out door hangers for about an hour; come back to the church property and be treated with ice cream! 


Building Love Inside Out Campaign

Thanks to everyone who made a pledge to the Building Love Inside Out campaign.  People from Chain of Lakes have pledged $273,410 so far.  Chain of Lakes is over two-thirds of the way to the goal for the campaign.  The average pledge given so far is $10,000.  This is an outstanding initial response. Every gift, no matter what the amount, is important.  Every gift makes the future breaking of ground more possible. Thank you!

The congregation will be updated as more pledges are received.


                  Future Building at Chain of Lakes 
The people of Chain of Lakes are working hard at creating a building on the church property, located just east of Malmborg’s Garden Center on 125th Ave NE in Blaine. A building plan has been approved by the Session, the governing body of the church. The building plan includes a high school size gym, a worship space, space for children’s ministry, and offices. Plans are to break ground in March 2020.