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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 September 20 – September 26, 2020

Welcome to Drive-In worship at Chain of Lakes Church.

Today Pastor Paul is continuing a sermon series  called “Psalm 23: The Antidote for Anxiety.”

The radio frequency for today’s service is 90.3 FM.

A special blessing to everyone, in particular to guests, who worship today. Everyone is encouraged to fill out the Communication Card and share it with the Greeter when you leave worship. The Communication Card is in the bulletin. You also have the option of filling out the Communication Card on the website, under What to Expect Sunday Morning. All guests who fill out the Communication Card will receive a gift.  

Kids are encouraged to enjoy the Kids’ Bags that are distributed to every family with children. Inside the Kids’ Bag is information that relates to today’s worship services. Kids are encouraged to look at the questions and talk about them with the adults in their life.

  • Everyone is welcome to sit outside of your car in a chair. If you sit in a chair, please social distance from others who didn’t ride with you.
  • Please be conscientious and respectful of other people’s space. Wear a mask if you will be within six feet of another person.
  • Water and masks are available from the Greeters
  • After worship as you leave in your car, please share your Communication Card and offering with the Greeters. Please do not hand in any other materials. Each Greeter will have a basket. Just reach through your car window and share.
  • If you want to park backwards and tailgate you will be directed to a space near the cross
  • No organized activities will take place after worship
  • A porta-potty is available
  • Jumper cables are available for those who need them

If youth and kids have trouble sitting in their car during worship they are welcome to walk around on the property north of the Drive-In parking area. They are asked to distance and wear a mask.

The Session voted this week to resume worship at the Davenport St. location on Sunday, October 25 at 10:30am. Seating will be arranged for social distancing and everyone attending must wear a mask. A video of worship (either live or recorded) will also be shared, time to be determined.  If the seating capacity is too small it’s possible that an additional service could be added in the future.  Many more details will be worked out and communicated by the COVID-19 Safety Task Force. That Task Force is committed to the principle that everyone who attends worship will be safe and will feel safe.

Heather Butterfield is leading a Serve 2020 ministry at Feed My Starving Children this Thursday, September 24 from 6 to 8pm. Serve 2020 is a ministry led by the Local Impact Team where everyone connected to Chain of Lakes is asked to serve at least once in 2020. Feed My Starving Children is an organization that packs healthy food for people in poverty in other countries. The address is 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN. To sign up, sign the Communication card or send an email to info@colpres.org

All Middle School and High School Youth are invited to a Pizza Party at Davenport this Wednesday, September 23, at 6:30pm. Bring $5 for pizza. Also bring a friend. Wear a mask and be ready for some fun. Plans will be made for Wednesday evenings with youth that will start in early October. If you can attend, contact Carol High at info@colpres.org.

Sunday, September 27   Pastor Paul will close this sermon series by sharing how goodness and mercy will always prevail.

Sunday, October 4   Come celebrate cultures at Drive-In worship. During worship the many different cultures at Chain of Lakes will be celebrated. The Cameroonian choir has been asked to sing. After worship Jordan and Amanda Serfling are offering their food truck for food. Invite a friend!

Disciples at Chain of Lakes are blessed to have four loving, compassionate individuals that provide care and encouragement to each of us. No doubt you are familiar with your Deacon, but you might not be aware of the other elected individuals: Dick Pederson (Team Lead), Kathy Brevig, Chris Audet, and Pam Graves. Each are skillful listeners who care about your physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness. Please pray for them and take a moment to personally say thanks.

The Local Impact Team is asking everyone at Chain of Lakes to read the critically acclaimed and award winning memoir by Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. He founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor and the wrongly condemned. The book illustrates the racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Books can be purchased at Amazon or any local bookstore. A conversation about the book will take place in early October.

Interested in event preparation? Like to work outdoors with a team? Willing to lift or carry equipment and materials? The Facility Ministry Team is looking for a few individuals willing to assist with set up/tear down at Drive-In Worship and other large events on the church property. If you have questions, need more information, or are ready to sign up, email info@colpres.org. Pam Graves or Jolene Altrichter will contact you.

Drive-In worship will not take place in inclement weather. If Drive-In worship is cancelled, notification will be through email. Contact info@colpres.org to be added to the Chain of Lakes email list. Also, watch for current Drive-In worship updates on the Chain of Lakes website at colpres.org and Facebook page.



You can watch a video of Chain of Lakes sermons and announcements on the Chain of Lakes Facebook page and Vimeo page. They will be posted at noon on Sundays. On Facebook the video is posted as a Premiere video.

Every person who is connected to Chain of Lakes is encouraged to pay their Per Capita. This is the amount that Chain of Lakes pays to the wider governing bodies of the church for each disciple/member of Chain of Lakes. This year Per Capita is $36.50 per member. To pay for Per Capita, please  make a check out to Chain of Lakes and mark that the check is for Per Capita. Per Capita giving at Chain of Lakes is like all financial giving at Chain of Lakes. It is voluntary and confidential and no one is treated any differently based on financial giving.

 

Everyone is encouraged to do their best to keep current on financial giving. Consider:

  • Using the enclosed envelope to make a contribution. Greeters will receive envelopes as you leave the church property.
  • 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

September 21   Monday           10am  Cleaning
September 21   Monday             5pm  Connection
September 22  Tuesday            11am  Staff
September 22  Tuesday             7pm  COVID-19
                                                                  Safety
September 23  Wednesday 6:30pm  Pizza Party
September 24  Thursday     5:30pm  Communi-
                                                                   cation
September 24  Thursday           6pm  Feed My
                                                        Starving Children
September 25   Friday                 2pm  Office &
                                                        cleaning help
September 26   Saturday      9:05am  Youth &
                                                          Family Ministry

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

Coordinator:  Alice Nyberg
Mondays, 7pm September 14 – November 16
Bowlero Bowl, 11351 Ulysses St NE, Blaine
Cost is $10 per person per week
Enjoy bowling, and old and new friendships. For COVID precautions everyone must wear a mask while inside the bowling alley except when on the lanes bowling.  Bowlero will have partitions between the lanes so people aren’t sitting back to back. They also will do in-depth cleaning. Email info@colpres.org if you are interested. You do not have to be in the Chain of Lakes congregation to be in the bowling league.

Prayer Group

Members of the Chain of Lakes Prayer Group pray over the requests that are received at Chain of Lakes each week. 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

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 above team members: 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org
Communications
Chris Audet (chair), Kathy Brevig (staff), Brad Olson, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
Connection
Jolene Altrichter (chair), Nancy Amundsen, 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
Pam Graves, Val Owens, Dick and Sharon Pederson, Cathy Smith, Pastor Paul Moore (chair)(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, Karen Bakia, Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, John Ivers, Dave Nyberg, Julie Carr (staff), Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

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

Worship
Karen Bakia (chair), Becky Booker, Paul Edgett, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
Youth & Family
Lena Truong (chair), Nancy Clunis, Stacy Foreman, Justin Leitch