April 23, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday
" Stay With Us "
Third Sunday in Easter
Passing of the Peace From...
Ashley P.
Thankful Thursdays!
Join us on our YouTube channel at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday for a brief devotional by Pastor Reggie! We will be offering this devotional every Thursday during this time of social distancing. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Reggie or Pastor Laura !
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service
Join us each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a livestream evening worship. Join via our website at  www.crownofglory.org  and click on the YouTube icon. Be sure to download the worship outline found  here .
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and Turn on Notifications
If you would like to be notified of when we are “live” or when we post a new video on our YouTube page, make sure you click on the “Subscribe” button on the Crown of Glory Chaska MN YouTube homepage, as well as clicking on the “bell” icon and select “All” to receive notifications whenever we publish a new video! If you have any questions, contact Pastor Laura !
Offering and Electronic Giving
Please consider continuing your weekly offering during these times when we are not gathering, as our congregation will still have our regular financial obligations. Thank you for considering one of the following ways:
  • Mailing your offering to our address at 1141 Cardinal Street Chaska, MN 55318.
  • Getting signed up for Simply Giving, an automated giving option, by filling out this form and sending it to our Director of Finance, Ashley Pederson.
  • Trying “Text to Give” by sending a text to our secure account at 833-497-3991.

Please scan our QR code to be taken to our giving page or click here to learn more. Thank you.
Food Shelf
Crown of Glory Kitchen Pantry Food Donated
A member of the Crown of Glory Kitchen Team cleared out the pantry of food and donated 347 pounds of food to the Chaska Bountiful Basket Food Shelf! 

Food donations were also given to “His House”, a local homeless outreach ministry. We give thanks to Jeni Stifter for organizing and distributing these donations!
Notes from Tom Paulson
Imagine living in Vienna in 1827, and attending the first performance of Beethoven’s 9 th Symphony. Beethoven is the greatest composer, past or present; a celebrity on par with Tom Cruise and Lady Gaga today, and his amazing hymn to humanity, Ode to Joy, does NOT yet exist. You are about to hear its first ever performance. Today is quite different, the entire western world knows, sings, and plays the Ode to Joy. Google it and you get 26 million results.
I fell in love with this text below, singing it at a previous church. The link is to a performance at a huge congregation in Lincoln, NE.
Christ is risen shout Hosanna, celebrate this day of days.
Christ is risen hush in wonder, All creation is amazed.
In the desert all-surrounding, See a spreading tree has grown.
Healing leaves of grace abounding, Bring a taste of love unknown.

Christ is risen raise your spirits, From the caverns of despair.
Walk with gladness in the morning, See what love can do and dare.
Drink the wine of resurrection, Not a servant but a friend.
Jesus is our strong companion, Joy and peace shall never end.

Christ is risen earth and heaven, Nevermore shall be the same.
Break the bread of new creation, Where the world is still in pain.
Tell its grim demonic chorus, “Christ is risen, get you gone!”
God the First and Last is with us, Sing Hosanna everyone.  
(CCLI Song # 5787887)

Imagine my excitement when I realized this text was in our ELW, #383! Imagine my dismay when I realized it was a totally different tune. Pity the guy who wrote it. How do you compete with Beethoven? The text is so joyful and full of good news, you can see why I prefer Beethoven’s tune. When were back together, that day will be a resurrection and we will sing this song together.

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
Children's Ministry
Living Liturgy: Part 5
In our gospel reading for this week, some friends were walking together sharing their troubles. As Jesus walked them, their hearts were warmed by his presence. This Easter experience is possible for us today as well. Take a walk, share your troubles and be open to ways Jesus may show up. Mary Oliver says that prayer for her is noticing. What do you notice on your walk? Another poet spent a year looking for delight in each day and found it! Blessings to you as you walk with Jesus each day!  
SPARK lesson this week is The Road to Emmaus from Luke 24:13-35. Friends walking together in grief encounter Jesus and rejoice as they discover God is with them! 
Connect News
Connect lesson this week is on The Body of Christ! The pandemic is teaching us new ways of understanding this ancient teaching from the apostle Paul about the church. The church is like a body; each part is connected to one another. In our homes and communities our health and well-being are interconnected. When one part suffers the whole body suffers! We are in this together, and God is with us through it all!
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for a Classic Patty Melt!
Confirmation Continues: Distance Learning Class Sessions!
Confirmation Students and Parents
Even though we are not able to gather together for the remainder of our calendar year, we invite you to logon to our website at www.crownofglory.org and click on the YouTube icon for our final 3 class sessions. Each session will be pre-recorded and can be watched anytime you choose. The class sessions will be led by Pastor Reggie and Pastor Laura and will include a downloadable PDF outline. Once you finished the session, each student is asked to complete an online “worship note”, with the TITLE of the class in the heading. Confirmation class sessions will be available starting Wednesday, April 22 nd  at 3:00 p.m. and each Wednesday following at 3:00 p.m . Our last class session will be Wednesday May 6 th . Please log on with your family and enjoy your final 3 Confirmation class sessions of the year!
Beacon Housing Interfaith Collaborative
Here are a couple ways you can support families experiencing homelessness in Scott and Carver county through Beacon’s Families Moving Forward program:
  • Health and hygiene supplies for families: We’re running low on things like diapers and personal care items. We’ve created a registry so that those who are able to can purchase items that will be delivered to our program center. Please share this link with others who might be interested.
  • Masks: For sewers able to make cloth masks, our shelter guests, staff and residents need them. The CDC has information about masks and a couple tutorials for making them. Masks can be shipped to or dropped off at our program centers on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Crown of Glory Updates
Building Use: 
  • In response to the Governor’s most recent extension of the “Shelter in Place” order, Crown of Glory is extending the closure of our church building, and all in-person worship and ministries until May 4 or until further notice. Thank you for your support during these times. 

Carver County Resources:
  1. COVID-19 Website: www.co.carver.mn.us/covid-19
  2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@CarverCounty) for daily updates 
  3. County’s Community Resource Response - Link to resources such as employment, business support, child care, transportation, food access, domestic violence, housing, mental health and more:

  • Pastors will be available by phone in case of an emergency or for any other pastoral care needs. To reach one of our pastors directly please call the church office at 952-448-3230 and select the appropriate extension. The office phone system will forward the call directly to the pastor’s personal cell phone every time you call.
Looking Ahead
The Fare for All program has arrived at the difficult decision to cancel regular operations through May 1. The FFA team would like to thank all of the volunteers for their time and dedication. They wish everyone health and safety during this time and deeply appreciate your patience, flexibility and understanding.
Live Streamed Worship
In Our Prayers
April 19, 2020
9:30 a.m.: 102 Live Views
Next Day Totals: 176 Views

April 22, 2020
6:30 p.m.: 20 Live Views
Next Day Totals: 42 Views
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