Chain of Lakes
Weekly Announcements
Welcome to Worship
Sunday, December 1, 10:30am

Welcome to worship at Chain of Lakes.


Today Pastor Paul is completing a sermon series called, “Fringe Faith.” Faith does not have to be scary! The title of his sermon today is “Centered in Reality.” Communion will be celebrated. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this celebration. 


Please stay after worship for a time of fellowship held in the Community Life Center. Today, the Personnel Team of Chain of Lakes is sponsoring a reception for Bethany and Travis Bourgoin Markfort. They were married on November 17. Bethany is the Director of Youth & Family Ministries.

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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, December 8 Pastor Paul will share a new sermon series called, “Getting Ready for the Kingdom.” Just as we would prepare ourselves for a special visitor, we’re preparing ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus. In this sermon Pastor Paul will preach about getting ready for God. The baptism of Majikee Tse and Nde Tse will be celebrated.
  • Sunday, December 15    Pastor Paul will continue his sermon series called, “Getting Ready for the Kingdom.” In the sermon he will preach about what we can do to get ready for those closest to us–family and close friends.
  • Sunday, December 22 Pastor Paul will continue a sermon series called, “Getting Ready for the Kingdom.” In this sermon he’ll preach about what we can do to help the wider community get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Eve worship Christmas Eve worship will take place on Tuesday, December 24 at 5 and 7pm. Enjoy special music, a special sermon, Communion, and singing by candlelight. Santa Claus is invited to attend. Everyone will have the opportunity to have a special Christmas Eve picture taken.                

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. Younger children and babies will be welcomed by Sherri Varsho, Chain of Lakes Childcare Coordinator

Students 5th-8th grade are welcome to come to the kid’s area during Sunday Circle time.  These kids will go deeper into the teachings of Jesus in a program called Deep Blue.

The next Confirmation session is Sunday, December 15, after worship from noon-1pm. Confirmation students are invited to join Carol High & Bethany Bourgoin to continue talking about truly helping others.

Parent’s Day Out Event Calling all parents who need an afternoon to themselves before the holidays! The Youth & Family Team is hosting an afternoon of fun for your kids: with games, a holiday movie, crafts and snacks! Saturday Dec 14 from 2-5pm, the cost is $5 per child. Sign up on the Communication card or register with Bethany at Fall Small Groups        

Book small group started Thursday November 7

Pam Grave is leading a group that is reading and discussing the book On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old  by Parker Palmer.  The group will meet at the church at 7pm for 5 weeks. The last meeting is December 5. Talk to Pam or email
Team and Small Group Meetings
  • Monday, December 2              9am Cleaning
  • Monday, December 2            10am Facilities
  • Monday, December 2             11am Deacons
  • Monday, December 2              5pm Stewardship Tuesday, December 3       12pm Staff lunch
  • Tuesday, December 3        6:30pm Session Wednesday, December 4        1pm Local Impact
  • Wednesday, December 4  6:30pm Small Group Planning Thursday, December 5               7pm Building 2.0
  • Thursday, December 5           7pm Pam Graves Small Group Friday, December 6                     2pm Office help

Bag Groceries for Homeless Adults & Youth, Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sign up to bag groceries to support HOPE 4 Youth and Stepping Stone Emergency Housing at Cub Foods at 125th Ave NE & Central. Volunteer 10am – noon or   noon – 2pm. Do you have a friend who wants to have fun volunteering and getting to know people at Chain of Lakes? Volunteer together. Two people at each register is the best and so much fun!

Calling all Men A new Men’s Ministry is being started at Chain of Lakes.  If you’d like to learn more, come to a planning meeting on Tuesday, December 10 at 6pm. Burgers will be shared.

Baptism Picture Do you have a picture of your own baptism or a picture of you celebrating another person’s baptism? On Sunday, December 8, these pictures will be shared in a video presentation during worship. If you have a picture that you would like to go in the presentation, send it to 
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. 

Hiring Committee for new Music Director

Chain of Lakes is hiring a new Music Director.  People serving on the Music Director Hiring Team are Chris Audet, Karen Bakia, Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, Sally Leitch, and Pastor Paul (staff). The Team is scheduled to interview candidates this Saturday, December 7. Please pray for discernment for the Team. 

Extending invitations to Christmas Eve worship Everyone at Chain of Lakes is encouraged to extend an invitation to Christmas Eve worship. Bags of cookies with a Christmas Eve card will be available next week to take and share as invitations to Christmas Eve at Chain of Lakes. Please pray about who you can invite!


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.