April 30, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Laura
Preaching This Sunday
"Listening for the Voice of God"
Fourth Sunday in Easter
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.
Stay Connected
We are working to keep all of our Crown of Glory guests and members connected to our worship life, communications and happenings. Do you know of anyone who isn’t connected? Do you know of anyone who doesn’t have internet access at home? We are seeking your help in identifying anyone who is missing essential information from Crown of Glory. Please contact Kellie Bokusky to let us know how we can help everyone stay connected.
Celebration of Ministries: May 13, 6:30 p.m.
There will be a special “Celebration of Ministries” event during our Wednesday Evening Prayer service starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 13! We invite you to share the highlights of your ministry at Crown of Glory this year. What were your milestones? Please email your reflections to Pastor Laura by May 10. We are seeking your feedback to share your thoughts with the congregation. Were you a part of the Creation Care Team, Faithful Knotters, Faith Knitters, Chancel Choir, Chancel Chimers, SPARK Sunday school teacher, Connect Guide, Confirmation Small Group Guide, or High School Ministry leader? Did you serve on the Fare For All Team or the Loaves and Fishes Team? Whatever outreach, ministry or education team you served on or participated in, send us your appreciation highlights to be shared during this special worship on Wednesday, May 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. We want to share our thanks and appreciation with all Crown of Glory ministries! 
New CoG Staff Member
Welcome to Devon Rain who joined our Crown of Glory staff this week! Devon will be doing lawn maintenance at the church this spring and summer. Please extend a warm welcome when you have the opportunity.
Music Notes from Tom Paulson
When Chancel Choir last rehearsed, we were 2-3 weeks away from beginning work on this song:
O day of peace that dimly shines, through all our hopes and prayers and dreams;
Guide us to justice, truth and love, delivered from our selfish schemes.
May swords of hate fall from our hands, our hearts from envy find release,
Till by God’s grace our warring world shall see Christ’s promised reign of peace.
Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb, nor shall the fierce devour the small;
As beasts and cattle graze, a little child shall lead them all.
Then enemies shall learn to love, all creatures find their true accord;
The hope of peace shall be fulfilled, for all the earth shall know the Lord.
Take a listen. It is an amazing call to hope for a better world, a world free from war and divisions, a world when not only the wolf and the lamb live peacefully side by side, but even our politicians can work together for the benefit of all people. In this time of social distancing, especially between the sick and the healthy, I find hope in these words from the prophet Isaiah, and I see God’s promise of resurrection and new life.

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
Children's Ministry
Living Liturgy: Part 6
How might we experience the gospel text in our daily life? How might we enter the gate who is Jesus to find safe pasture and rest for our weary bodies? Perhaps we could join our hearts in prayer each night with these words from the Evening Prayer in the New Zealand Prayer Book:

Lord it is night.
The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.
It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been done has not been done.
Let it be.
The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness
of the world and of our own lives
rest in you.
The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us, and all who have no peace.
The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
new joys, new possibilities.
In your name we pray.
SPARK lesson for this week is about Early Believers in the resurrection! Acts 2:42-47 and 4:32-37. They were great at sharing food, clothing, money, their homes, and their faith! Generosity was contagious and the church family grew! 
VBS 2020 Postponed
VBS is a wonderful tradition at Crown of Glory that we have been looking forward to sharing with all of you. Our leadership has been in prayerful conversation and have decided that out of concern for our children and all who will participate in VBS, we will postpone VBS until a later date. We may need to find or create new ways to share VBS with you this year. We will update you to unfolding plans, and hope that you will contact Gretchen with concerns and prayer needs so that we might stay in contact with you. We will get through this. We look forward to the time when we can gather together to celebrate VBS! God keep you in good health and good spirits!  
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for Garlic Toast Pizzas !
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!
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.
Live Streamed Worship
In Our Prayers
April 26, 2020
9:30 a.m.: 94 Live Views
Next Day Totals: 162 Views

April 29, 2020
6:30 p.m.: 26 Live Views
Next Day Totals: 44 Views

FFA has been cancelled this evening. Updates for May coming soon.
Prayer Requests
Please E-mail
May 19
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
St. John's Lutheran Church, Shakopee
Thank you to those who served on April 21!

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