Announcements for the week of September 19, 2021
Welcome to worship at Chain of Lakes Church. A special welcome to Rev. Denise Dunbar-Perkins who is preaching. Rev. Dunbar-Perkins is a former Moderator of the Twin Cities Area Presbytery. Thanks to Chris Audet for being the worship leader.
Worship is taking place today in person and online at colpres.online.church.
Please fill out the Communication Card that is in the bulletin and share it during the offering. Financial contributions can also be shared during the offering. If you are worshiping online, share your Communication Card and financial contributions at colpres.org.
The Session has voted to follow the guidelines of Center of Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask. No one will be excluded from worship because they do not wear a mask.
Children and youth are invited to go to Sunday Circles after the announcement about the Youth Launch Party.
Let’s get this upcoming year of youth ministry started off on the right foot. All middle through high school youth and their friends are invited to join the launch of Youth Group on Wednesday, September 22. Here is the schedule, so you know where to come if you are running late:
5:30pm: Gathering at Chain of Lakes
5:45pm: Drive to Lilliput
7-7:15pm: Drive to Culvers
8pm: Return to church
If your family is participating, let Denton know before Wednesday, September 22 to make sure that a seat is available for everyone! Check the Communication Card, or email him at email@example.com .
Remember the definition from last Sunday’s Sermon? It’s inspired by 1 Corinthians 12:7. A congregation is a collection of spiritual gifts working together for the common good. Be connected and united by knowing your spiritual gifts and the spiritual gifts of others. If you completed your spiritual gifts inventory and submitted your top gifts, thanks! If you need a copy of the inventory or are ready to submit your results, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Jolene Altrichter will follow up with you.
September 26 Richard Bahr will lead worship. He is the Executive Director of Threshold to New Life, an organization that helps the homeless in the Twin Cities. He is author of “Those People, The True Character of the Homeless.”
October 3 On World Communion Sunday, we will have a special emphasis on Communion.
Save the date – Worship on Sunday, October 10 will take place at Tom Ryan Park in Blaine. The park is located at Blaine City Hall, 10802 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine
Chain of Lakes has traditionally celebrated the many different cultures in the congregation during worship in October. This year the celebration will be on Sunday, October 31. If you would like to help plan that celebration, mark the Communication Card.
If you enjoy daily devotions, consider participating in the Expressions of Faith Facebook group page. Every day the devotion is posted. Almost every day people comment on the devotion and conversations break out. To join, search Facebook for Expressions of Faith and join. All are welcome to participate.
Pastor Paul and his wife, Amy, are celebrating their twenty years (now twenty-one years) of marriage by going on a longboat on the Rhine River from September 13-22. Their trip was postponed from last year because of COVID. He will be in the office this Thursday, September 23. You can follow their trip on his personal Facebook page.
The Session, Ministry Team Leaders, and Staff are invited to the Session meeting on Tuesday, September 28 at 7pm. The group will meet with Theresa Zikmund who is leading the congregation in a strategic planning process.
Every spring and fall, Chain of Lakes is responsible for picking up and bagging trash along a two mile stretch of 125th Ave in Blaine. A team of 10 to 20 Chain of Lakes Disciples will meet at Perkins at 9am. By 10am this group will move to the church property and join the rest of the group. It will take about 2 hours to complete. Safety vests and garbage bags are provided by Anoka County.
Meet for breakfast at 9am at Perkins, 12545 Ulysses St NE, Blaine
If you choose to skip the breakfast, meet at 10am on the church property at 2708 125th Ave NE, Blaine.
Sign up on the Communication Card, on the sign-up sheet in the Community Life Center, or talk
to Dick Pederson.
If the way is clear, construction will start on the new building in September. Construction will take approximately eight months to complete.
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 email@example.com
September 21 Tuesday 11am Staff
September 22 Wednesday 5:30pm Youth Launch Party