Thursday, January 14, 2010

Grand Opening

The following Press Release about the Grand Opening worship service at Chain of Lakes
is being released to the media today. Thanks to Duane Sweep from the Synod Office for his excellent editing suggestions. This Press Release may be used by anyone interested in publicizing our Grand Opening worship service.

New Presbyterian Church conducts Grand Opening Worship Service
Chain of Lakes Church, a new Presbyterian church forming in the Blaine and Lino Lakes area, plans to conduct its Grand Opening worship service Sunday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lino Lakes Senior Center, 1189 Main St., in Lino Lakes.

The Rev. Paul Moore, who began as the pastor of Chain of Lakes Church in February 2009, is inviting the community to attend the worship service.

“We are tremendously excited at sharing our Grand Opening service with the community,” Moore said. “Ever since I started at Chain of Lakes, the people in our faith community have wanted to share our congregation with the community. I want to invite personally the wider community to this Grand Opening worship service”

Chain of Lakes Church is a new church development of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sponsored by the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area.

“We have developed a purpose statement that we believe will connect with the people of the north metro,” Moore said. The statement reads, “We are called to be an authentic, Christian community where strangers become friends, friends become disciples and disciples impact the world.”

During the past year the new congregation has organized a number of events in the community, including a blessing of animals event, vacation Bible school, the Alpha Course – an introduction to the Christian faith, and host to a concert by the Cedar Lake 7 at the Senior Center. The congregataion also collected backpacks for low-income children, and distributed Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts for low-income families through the Community Emergency Assistance Program.

“We want to be a congregation where people can grow in their faith and have their faith connect to the needs of the world. At this service people should get a sense of our excitement of starting a new church in the north metro,” Moore said.

A Minnesota native, Moore served 16 years at the pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview before coming to Chain of Lakes. During that time the congregation grew in membership and worship attendance.
Moore is a graduate of Carleton College, Northfield. His wife, Amy, just started as the administrator of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lino Lakes. He and his wife have a daughter, Hannah, age 9.
Moore blogs about his faith, family and Chain of Lakes Church at
The office of Chain of Lakes Church is located in the Lovell Building in Lexington, 4175 Lovell Road, No. 115.

Additional information about Chain of Lakes Church can be found online at

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