Worship Times: Saturday 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Join us this weekend for
Easter Sunday!

Pastor Reggie Preaching
"Putting Away Our Doubts"

There will be no SPARK Lesson on Easter Sunday.
Connect resumes on 4/27 at 6 p.m.
Our Holy Week Schedule
Maundy Thursday, 4/18: 6:30 p.m.
Worship for all, First Communion for 14 Youth

Good Friday , 4/19: 6:30 p.m.

Easter Eve , Saturday, 4/20: 5:00 p.m.
Celebration of Holy Baptism

Easter Sunday* , 4/21: 8:00, 9:15, 10:30 a.m.
Resurrection of Our Lord
*With the extra worship service and larger attendance, we will need additional volunteers to greet, usher and assist with communion. Contact Pastor Kristie , Mikel Jones or Angie Saulsbury if your family would like to help serve during this special worship. Thank you.
Appreciation and Thanks!
We offer our sincere thanks to our hospitality volunteers, cleaning crew, and all who offered desserts in preparation for Ileen Robb's visitation and celebration of life service. Your partnership and service to our Crown of Glory family is appreciated.

Easter Story Cookies! Something fun for families!
Here is a family Activity to do on Saturday evening before Easter.
(Thank you to Marlene Lose for sharing this! )
You need:
1 cup Whole Pecans                                                      Zipper Bag
1 tsp. Vinegar                                                                 Wooden Spoon
3 Egg Whites                                                                  Tape
Pinch of Salt                                                                   Bible
1 cup Sugar
Preheat oven to 300 (this is important – don’t wait until you’re half done with the recipe)
               Place pecans in zipper bag and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested he was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.
               Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into a mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.
               Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave his life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bow. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.
               So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because he loves us. Jesus wants us to know him and belong to him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16-17.
               Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks form. Explain the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sin have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
               Gently fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. (do not oil pan). Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.
               Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.
GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were sad when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice that cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.
Music Rehearsal Schedule for Holy Week
Thursday, April 18

        5:00 p.m. Servant Song

Good Friday Worship at 6:30 p.m.

The Passion according to St. John, with meditations sung by Chancel Choir.
First Communion
The following students will celebrate First Communion during
Holy Week!

  • Drake Brandt
  • Grady Brandt
  • Kinsley Christensen
  • Eleanor Edison
  • Joe Johnson
  • Grant Jones
  • Weston Jones
  • Morgan Kramer
  • Wyatt Middendorf
  • Rebecca Ross
  • Julianna Rue
  • Oliver Rue
  • Olivia Schaefer
  • Blake Vriesen

Seeking Assistants!
We are seeking Nursery Assistants to care for our youngest during worship and program events. This is a paid position. Please contact our Nursery Coordinator, Jenni Payne for more details.
Spring Has Sprung - Join the Landscape Team!
The Landscape Team has begun its 2019 gardening and grounds work planning. We welcome anyone to join this ministry -- green thumb not required. Contact Mat Youngman if you are interested in learning more or joining this group.  
New Members: Save the Date
Dinner & Orientation: May 5, 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Weekend: May 11 & 12
Have you been visiting for a while and are ready to join? Are you new and want to learn more? Join us for a potluck dinner in a casual atmosphere and meet staff and host families. Contact Pastor Reggie to sign up or learn more.

Thursday, April 25
CoG 4-6 p.m.
Prayer Requests
Thursday, May 2
Cuzzy's, Chaska

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