- 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
September 21 Monday 10am Cleaning
September 21 Monday 5pm Connection
September 22 Tuesday 11am Staff
September 22 Tuesday 7pm COVID-19
September 23 Wednesday 6:30pm Pizza Party
September 24 Thursday 5:30pm Communi-
September 24 Thursday 6pm Feed My
September 25 Friday 2pm Office &
September 26 Saturday 9:05am Youth &