Chain of Lakes
Weekly Announcements
Welcome to Worship
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 10:30am

Welcome to worship at Chain of Lakes


Today Pastor Paul is continuing a sermon series called, “Faith Seeking Understanding.” Today he is looking at Agnosticism. Ruling Elders and Deacons serving new terms will be ordained/installed.


Please stay after worship for fellowship and the Annual Meeting which will be held in the worship space.   

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Restrooms are located past the worship space.
Walk past the pulpit and kitchen, and the restrooms are on the left.


Upcoming Worship
  • Sunday, February 2            As part of the “Faith Seeking Understanding” series the basics of Christianity will be shared. Rev. Gary Hansen will give the sermon.  
  • Sunday, February 9            Toni Schutta will launch a new sermon series called, “Parenting for life.” Toni is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. She will speak on “EQ: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”. Toni has helped people for 25 years with issues around anxiety, depression, parenting, anger management and grief and loss. Stay after the service for a Question and Answer time with Toni.
Youth and Family
Sunday Circles  

Children are welcome to go to Sunday Circles after Time for Children. Sunday Circles is the educational ministry offered by Chain of Lakes. For the next few weeks, winter storybooks that might not mention God will be featured. This is a wonderful way for the children to search for the Spirit in their own lives and make connections to the storybook. Younger children and babies will be welcomed by Nancy Clunis, Chain of Lakes Childcare Assistant.


Resignation of Bethany Bourgoin 

Bethany Bourgoin resigned this past week as the Director of Youth & Family Ministries.  Chain of Lakes is appreciative of the work that Bethany shared in the sixteen months she was here. Until a new person is hired, Pastor Paul and the Youth & Family Team will work hard to continue the strong ministry to all youth and families at Chain of Lakes.

Small Groups 
New Small Group Starting in February
Love Lessons: Learning to Love God, Ourselves and Others
Receive, explore and discuss 6 Lessons or “Tools” to Learn More About God’s Love 
Thursdays, 6:45pm  February 20 – March 26
Group Leaders Gloria Ivers and Nancy Clunis
Continuing small groups
Christianity and World Religions                                Most of us know someone who practices another religion. They are our neighbors, friends, and co-workers. What do they believe and why? Where do we agree and disagree? Learn about the basics of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity in this video series. This series will correspond with a sermon series that Pastor Paul is sharing during January on different religions called, “Faith Seeking Understanding.”                                                   Wednesdays, 7pm, January 15 – February 19, 2020  
Group Leader: Pastor Paul Moore
Writing to God                                                                     From the Psalms to Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, explore different ways of writing to God, and the power of writing thoughts, requests, questions and praise. Writing from the heart is more important than knowing how to spell or use proper grammar. Writing to God will make a difference in your life.                                                                  Tuesdays, 6:30pm, January 14 – February 18, 2020   Group Leader: Kathy Brevig 
What’s Your Social Style?
The Golden Rule is wrong! Don’t treat others the way YOU want to be treated, treat them the way THEY want to be treated. This is the Platinum Rule and its impact is profound. Your Social Style is your preferred way of acting and interacting. Some people work quickly, others more slowly. Some respond better to data and others to stories or personal experiences. This small group will help you understand your own preferences and those of others. Most importantly, it teaches you how to recognize the behavior of others and create strong, productive relationships with anyone.  Mondays, 6:45pm, January 20 – February 17, 2020
Group Leader: Jolene Altrichter
Each group meets at Chain of Lakes
Talk to the leaders, contact, or mark the Communication Card to sign up

Valentine Party

Gloria Ivers is looking for a group of people who will help plan the Valentine Party. If you can help be part of a planning team, sign up on the Communication card.

Serve 2020

The Local Impact Team is recruiting Project Coordinators for Serve 2020. A Project Coordinator would coordinate one service opportunity in 2020 at Stepping Stone, HOPE 4 Youth, or Feed My Starving Children. This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a group in service. If you are interested, check the Communication Card.

Share your gifts in the Praise Band

Julie Carr has hit the ground running in her leadership of the Praise Band. She is looking to add singers and additional musicians to the group. If you’d like to help, sign up on the Communication Card.  
Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Opportunity With one extra day this leap year, use that day to give back in kindness! Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children to pack meals for families all over the world, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 2-4pm at the Coon Rapids location. There are limited spots available – please sign your family up on the Communication Card. Minimum age is 5 years old.

Glimpses of Heaven group

Pastor Paul is continuing the “Glimpses of Heaven” Facebook group because it has been so inspirational. Participants share on the Facebook page glimpses of heaven they have had. This is a marvelous way to be encouraged in our faith journey. Encourage your friends–especially your friends not connected to God or the church–to participate.


Arrive to worship at least five minutes before worship begins

The worship team wants to encourage everyone to come to worship at least five minutes before worship begins. Arriving early is an excellent way to be prepared to worship the Almighty!

Worship Surveys

Worship surveys are put in random bulletins each Sunday. If you have a worship survey in your bulletin, would you fill it out today? The surveys are read by the worship team and help Chain of Lakes improve the worship experience at Chain of Lakes.
Team Meetings
  • Monday, January 27          9am  Cleaning
  • Monday, January 27      6:45pm  Social Styles small group
  • Tuesday, January 28       6:45pm  Writing to God small group
  • Wednesday, January 29        7pm   Christianity & World Religions small group
  • Friday, January  31               2pm   Office help