What to Expect in Worship
You will be greeted at the front door, then you will enter the Community Life Center. You will probably be greeted again, either by the pastor or an usher. Hang your coat in the coat rack, then get a nametag, available for all, whether this is your first visit or you’ve been here hundreds of times. Coffee and water are on a cart, and you are welcome to take beverages into the worship space.
The usher will give offer you a bulletin packet, which includes a pen, offering envelope, Communication Card, and Devotion.
Children are welcome to be with their parents throughout worship, or they may go to the Kids’ Space after the second song, or after Communion on Communion Sunday. To get to the Kids’ Space, walk through the Worship Space, past the kitchenette, offices and restrooms. Denton Nissley, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry, or Sherri Varsho, Childcare Coordinator, will lead the way.
The worship service starts at 10:30am, lasts approximately one hour. Song lyrics, Scripture readings, and other items are on the overhead screen. Pastor Paul Moore and Music Director Jan Boehm lead worship. The Praise Team leads the congregation in a mix of contemporary and traditional songs. Please be sure to fill out the Communication Card and put it in the offering basket.
After worship everyone is welcome to stay a while, have a cup of coffee, and just visit if you wish. Your presence is appreciated.
We all have questions about God, but we might not have asked them. Perhaps we haven’t felt safe to ask or have wondered if God is okay with us asking these questions. For whatever reason, we’ve never received a satisfying response.
Pastor Paul is sharing a sermon series called “Y.” He and a team developed the hardest questions they could think of that start with the word, “Y.” He’ll share some responses to the questions. But even more importantly each person will be given the opportunity to develop their own responses in a safe environment.
Worship in person Sundays at 10:30am or online at colpres.org
January 9 Y should I believe?
January 16 Y can’t I feel God?
January 23 Y are there so many different churches?
January 30 Y are there so many different religions?
February 6 Y should I pray?
February 13 Y do bad things happen to good people?
February 20 Y church?
February 27 Y God?
Everyone is invited to meet at the church property at noon to sign the last roof truss that will go on the new building. To get to the property drive east on 105th to Radisson Road; take Radisson Road to 125th Ave or Main; turn right and the property is about a mile down the road.
Signing the truss will be like sharing a blessing that will be literally over all the people who will gather in the future in the building. Sharpie markers will be shared for signing, along with a memento from the day. Sign whatever you like on the truss–your name, a short prayer, or a message for the future – these messages will stay on the roof truss for a very long time.
Real-time, online worship is livestreamed Sundays at 10:30am. If you miss it, a video will be posted on this website later in the afternoon.
Click on Announcements to see what’s happening this week at Chain of Lakes, and for the list of prayer requests.
Click on Devotions for Pastor Paul’s Daily Devotions.
The Session has voted to follow the guidelines of the 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.
10130 Davenport St NE #160,
Blaine, MN 55449
Future building property unofficial address:
2708 125th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449