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Announcements for the Week of May 19, 2024

Happy Pentecost! Pentecost is the day when the Holy Spirit moved dramatically fifty days after the resurrection. Thanks to Sally Narr for leading worship today. Sally is a retired Christian Educator and has a Masters in Religious Leadership from United Theological Seminary. She served on staff at Chain of Lakes and many other Presbyterian churches. 

Stay after worship for a time of Fellowship.

With the increase of attendance, every seat in the Worship Center is important. Please do your best not to use an adjacent seat to put your coat. The seats in the back are intended for people who arrive a bit later. 

Children are invited to participate in the Kid’s Church and Nursery programs during Sunday service. Children aged 5 and under can be checked in at the nursery before service, and elementary aged children will be dismissed during the service. Please fill out the check-in form in the nursery with your cell phone and child info. Parents will be contacted via text if your child needs assistance during the worship  service.  At the end of the service, please pick up your kids from the Nursery and Kids’ Church areas.

Plans are being made to celebrate and recognize graduates at Chain of Lakes. If you have a student graduating high school this year, email amanda.s@colpres.org for more details.

Children ages 4 years old – 6th grade are invited to SCUBA VBS, July 29 – 31. Pre-registration is now open. Please register and share this fun event with all the kids in your neighborhood and community.  You can register online here. Contact amanda.s@colpres.org for more information.

VBS is going to be fin-tastic this year as we “Dive into friendship with God!” Volunteers of all ages are needed to serve in many areas including crafts, kitchen, first aid, games, small group leaders, and decorating. Older students are also encouraged to come and serve as leaders, there is a place for everyone to join the fun. Sign up on the Communication Card to be contacted with more information about volunteer opportunities. You don’t want to miss this underwater adventure!

Youth Group meets regularly on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. All youth 5th Grade – 12th grade are invited to attend, friends are welcome! June 5th will be the last meeting for the summer. 

Efforts are being made  to coordinate students to attend camp at Clearwater Forest together this summer. Contact Amanda at amanda.s@colpres.org if your student is interested in going to camp. Scholarship opportunities are available through the Chain of Lakes Student Scholarship Fund and through Clearwater Forest. 

A New Grief series called “How We Learn From Loss” will meet today at Chain of Lakes right after worship. Led by Sally Narr, this will touch briefly on the stages of grief with a focus on what happens to our brain as it grieves. We will use the book, The Grieving Brain authored by Mary-Frances O’Connor, Phd. All are welcome to this safe space.

Mental Health & Wellness Support Group will gather after worship today. This will be a confidential and affirming space for participants to share how they are navigating their mental health as well as wellness strategies. All are welcome.

Come to the Stepping up 4 HOPE fundraising walk today. Stepping up 4 HOPE is a fundraising walk for HOPE 4 Youth and Stepping Stone Emergency Housing  on May 19. It will start at Chain of Lakes at 2pm. The walk is about 1.5 miles through the Lakes neighborhood. After the walk enjoy refreshments, music and give-away drawings. You can register at colpres.org or when you arrive today. 

Sunday, May 26  As part of the “Women of Faith” series Pastor Paul will look at the story of Huldah. Consider reading some of her story at 2 Kings 22:11-14

Sunday, June 2  As part of the “Women of Faith” series Pastor Paul will look at the story of Miriam. Communion will be celebrated.

A Disciples at Chain of Lakes gathering will take place this Thursday, May 23 at 6:30pm. This is the second step of a two-step joining process. Child care will be available.

May 29, Wednesday, 6:30pm at Chain of Lakes, Ivy Cavegn will supplement the “Women of Faith” series with a program focusing on Eve and Jezebel. Come and hear how women in scripture impact society.

A group from Chain of Lakes is going to participate in the Anoka Pride Event on Saturday June 8th. If you would like to participate with the group representing Chain of Lakes as an affirming faith community at the event, please mark the Communication Card and you will be contacted with more information. A special order of Chain of Lakes Pride t-shirts is being ordered. Contact Amanda Serfling at amanda.s@colpres.org if you would like to order a “God Loves Everyone” shirt. 

Serving on Sundays during worship service can be a simple fun way to help while meeting new people. Volunteer opportunities include being a greeter, welcome table assistant, lay reader, usher, coffee attendant, and/or fellowship host. You can volunteer often or just occasionally, and instruction/guidance is provided. To learn more, contact Jan Boehm or Jolene Altrichter, or email info@colpres.org.

The Chain of Lakes Community Garden opens April 20 at 9:30am. Two large tillers will be available. The fence will be repaired, trees will be trimmed, and the water supply will be fixed. The annual fee is $50. Payment can be mailed or dropped off at the church office. Go to the Community Garden section on this website to learn more.

Chain of Lakes has a memorial garden/reflecting area at the cross near Edison Street. Customized bricks surround the cross. You can add to the bricks that were installed last year, and support this project and Chain of Lakes by purchasing customized bricks. More information and an order blank are on the sign-up table in the Commons area.

3M Open at TCP July 23-28. Click here to sign up. Volunteers needed to staff concession stands. Free shuttle from Blaine Airport (off Radison Road), free admission to the tournament and food voucher. Our team will help feed the general public at this historical men’s golf event. Volunteers will help with serving beverages, selling snacks and some limited menu items as well run the point-of-sale system. As a thank you for all your hard work, Par Caterers will provide a donation back to Chain of Lakes. Closing time is typically by 6:30pm.

5/19     Sunday          12:00pm    Grief Support Group
5/19     Sunday          12:00pm    Mental Health and Wellness Group
5/19     Sunday           2:00pm     Stepping Up 4 Hope Walk 
5/20     Monday           2:00pm    Additional Service Task Force
5/20     Monday           3:00pm    Interior Design Task Force
5/21     Tuesday        11:00am     Staff
5/21     Tuesday          6:30pm     Session  
5/22     Wednesday     4:30pm    Stream Team (Zoom)
5/22     Wednesday     6:00pm     Youth Group
5/23     Thursday         6:30pm     Building Ground & Technology 
5/23     Thursday         6:30pm     Disciples at Chain of Lakes

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

Small Groups – Why join? To connect with others, grow in faith, learn and have fun!  
Sign up at info@colpres.org   Small groups meet at Chain of Lakes Church unless otherwise specified
 
Wonderful Wednesdays, from 6 – 8pm, features dinner for adults and Youth Group, then speakers or small group ministries for adults, and ministries for youth and children. Childcare is available. All are welcome!
The spring  Wonderful Wednesday series concluded May 8, but Youth Group will continue on Wednesdays.

Small Groups and Workshops not on Wonderful Wednesdays

The Seven Stages of Grief

Grief Group Series  Sally Narr and Sonia Larson are offering a grief group series The Seven Stages of Grief on Monday afternoons at 1:30pm for 90 minutes at Edgewood Senior Living Facility 12450 Cloud Dr. NE, just west of Malmborg’s. If you would like to participate, come to the group. All are welcome from the community. 

A New Grief series called How We Learn From Loss”   Will meet at Chain of Lakes right after the worship service May 19.  Led by Sally Narr, this will touch briefly on the stages of grief with a focus on what happens to our brain as it grieves. We will use the book, The Grieving Brain authored by Mary-Frances O’Connor, Phd. All are welcome to this safe space. 

Mental Health Support Group

Mental Health & Wellness Support Group

The next meeting will take place after worship on May 19. 

This will be a confidential and affirming space for participants to share how they are navigating their mental health as well as wellness strategies. Colleen Gramling and Whitney Berre will lead the group. All are welcome.  

Eve and Jezebel! – May 29

May 29, Wednesday, 6:30pm at Chain of Lakes, Ivy Cavegn will supplement the “Women of Faith” series with a program focusing on Eve and Jezebel. Come and hear how women in scripture impact society.

Prayer Group & Prayer Requests

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 pray for you! Fill out the Communication Card on the About page to send a prayer request, or email the church office: info@colpres.org  or call 763.465.8585. Also contact the church office for more information or to be a part of the Prayer Group. 

Chain of Lakes first season of Wonderful Wednesdays has concluded. Please take part in the various summer events and small groups, and then Wonderful Wednesdays will start a new season in September.

What happens at Chain of Lakes’ Wonderful Wednesdays?  Dinner, Youth Group, Speakers and Small Groups

  • 6:00pm A meal and fellowship will be shared by youth and adults in the Chain of Lakes worship space
  • 6:30pm Youth Group will go to the Youth area with representatives of the Youth Council
  • 6:30pm Adults hear a presentation or attend a small group.

Wonderful Wednesdays are open for anyone to attend – all are welcome. 

Ministry Teams

More information about each team can be provided by each team’s respective team lead. Contact the church office to reach any of the team members: 763.465.8585 or info@colpres.org
 
Is your team creating an event for the church? Please fill out this Communications Form to help the Communications Team promote the event! Ideally the form will be filled out two months before the event. Contact Amanda Serfling at info@colpres.org if you have questions about the form.
Communications
Chris Audet, Kathy Brevig,  Kate Lawrence, Chris Krebsbach (Lead), Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
Connection
Heather Butterfield (Lead), Gloria Ivers, Kate Lawrence, Mary Neese, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
Building, Grounds & Technology
 Kevin Amundsen, Bob Bushard, Kevin Clunis, Amy Cory, Steve Cory, Paul Edgett (Lead), John Ivers, Pastor Paul Moore (staff), Dick Pederson
 
Local Impact
Janice Aanenson (Lead), Jeff and Maria Douglas, Sarah Green, Pastor Paul Moore (staff), Dick Pederson, Ann Raschka, Ann Turner
 

Personnel
Jolene Altrichter, Greta Clark (Lead), Val Owens,  Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

Small Groups Planning
Kathy Brevig, Ivy Cavegn (Lead), Charlie Clark, Pastor Paul Moore (staff) 
 
Volunteer Empowerment
Jolene Altrichter, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
 

Stewardship/Finance
John Altrichter (Lead), Gina Bloomfield, John Ivers, Sara Lord, Dave Nyberg, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)

Worship
Jan Boehm (staff), Lois Bushard, Paul Edgett, Pastor Paul Moore (staff)
 
Family Ministries Team
 Amy Cory, Kayla Flanagan, Val Owens, Isaiah Sanchez, Liza Socolova, Jordan Serfling, Amanda Serfling (staff)
 
Youth Council
Chris Audet, Bob Bushard, Heather Butterfield, Amanda Serfling (staff)