Announcements for the Week of January 23, 2022
Welcome to in-person and online worship at Chain of Lakes Church. Today Pastor Paul is continuing a sermon series called, “Y.” Each Sunday he is exploring questions about God and faith that start with the word, “why.” Today’s question is “Why are there so many different churches?” Jim Weckwerth and Jana Swenson will share their findings about Chain of Lakes during worship.
Thanks to Amy Moore for leading the Praise Band today. Music Director Jan Boehm is spending time with her grandchildren today.
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.
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.
We are looking for volunteers. There are more opportunities than you may know. Wish to find out what? Contact me: email@example.com. Please don’t hesitate. I would love to get to know you and your gifts! Denton Nissley, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries.
I am so impressed with this group of kids, whether it’s their knowledge of Scripture, or their invitational spirit. We love seeing new faces, and invite more to come to Youth Group at Chain of Lakes Wednesday, January 26, as we talk about how each of us is Distinct! It is our calling to be the best version of ourselves. First we need to understand who we are as individuals. Denton Nissley, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries
Sunday Funday is on February 6. During Sunday Circles the kids are going to have an indoor snowball fight. Yes this can happen! For the Y series Pastor Paul is addressing the question, “Y Pray?” Communion will be celebrated. This is an excellent day to invite someone to worship.
Calling all guitar players (ukulele too)! On Sunday, March 13, the praise team will be a guitar band. We will be playing songs that contain only 3 chords, so players of any skill level will be able to participate. This would be a great opportunity to invite friends who play guitar and would enjoy playing with us! If you are interested or have more questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
January 30 As part of the Y series Pastor Paul will address the question, “Why are there so many different religions?” The Annual Meeting will take place after worship.
February 6 Sunday Funday! Kids will make indoor snowballs and have a snowball fight during Sunday Circles. Pastor Paul will preach on “Y pray?” Communion will be celebrated.
Pastor Paul is leading a Y small group. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 26 at 7pm. The group will go deeper in discussing the content of each Y question. This Wednesday the group will talk about the question, “Why are there so many different churches?” The group will be hybrid meaning that people can choose to meet in person in the Conference Room or connect to the group through Zoom. If you’d like to participate, sign the Communication card.
Starting Saturday, February 5, Fabrice Fru will be leading a small group on the book of Galatians. The group will meet at Davenport at 11am. Galatians is a powerful book that explains Christian freedom. Sign up on the Communication card.
Join Bill Chadwick for a night of stand-up comedy. Bill is a stand-up comedian, author and Presbyterian pastor who has performed at several Twin Cities area comedy clubs. He will have people laughing away the cold January evening Bill is author of the book, “Still Laughing. Still Learning (Still Looking for a Good Title)”. Special treats will be served. Tickets are FREE. Bill will be selling his book after his performance.
Consider bringing a friend or family member to Comedy Night. If you’d like to distribute tickets, sign the Communication card. This is a great opportunity for a friend or family member to have a wonderful time on a Saturday evening.
The Annual Meeting of the congregation will be after worship on Sunday, January 30. At the meeting, a report will be shared about construction, an updated timeline for construction, a report about the upcoming Capital Campaign, and goals for 2022. Worship will last approximately 45 minutes on January 30th.
Maybe this week’s Ministry Team is the team for your gifts and talents. Is your Spiritual Gift Faith or Message of Knowledge? Do you have experience with audio/visual technology, sanctuary design, or different worship styles? The Worship Team might be a great place for you to serve! This team focuses on Chain of Lakes Core Values God’s Church and Relevance and is dedicated to creating dynamic worship services that touch people’s hearts. Contact either Pastor Paul at email@example.com or Jan Boehm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This past week more interior walls were put up on the church building. Updates about the building with pictures are shared on the Chain of Lakes Facebook page and on the Chain of Lakes website, colpres.org.
January 23 Sunday noon Roof truss signing
January 25 Tuesday 11am Staff
January 25 Tuesday 7pm Disciple Session
January 26 Wednesday 5:30pm Youth Group
January 26 Wednesday 7pm Y small group
January 29 Saturday 7pm Comedy Night