April 9, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Reggie
Preaching Easter Sunday
Message: "Leave Our Fear at the Door"

Join your Crown of Glory Family for Easter Sunday Worship!
Livestream Schedule
Maundy Thursday
April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday
April 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday
April 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Passing of the Peace From...
The Domeier Family
The Hennes Family
The Peterson Family
Bob & Rorie Chinnock
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 age of social distancing. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Reggie or Pastor Laura !
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Notes from Tom Paulson
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

My sister was also a music major at St. Olaf College, Northfield, five years before me. As I prepared to start college, she told me that Music Theory is the bane of many an aspiring music major’s existence. “You spend the first semester learning a bunch of rules, and the next three systematically breaking them all.” In my experience it wasn’t so much breaking the rules as applying them in creative ways.
           I was teaching a choir to sing a song from Africa, and the next step was to learn the Swahili. I’m a strong believer in singing music of other cultures and times. As we sing that music, we experience, if just for a moment, the lives of people in other times and places. “I hate singing in languages other than English.” I can still she her red, angry face in that rehearsal. Empathy for someone else was too much to ask today.
           God has this way of breaking ourselves out of the boxes we build around ourselves, whether we like it or not. One of my boxes was secular music in worship. I now often see a blurry distinction between “secular” and “sacred.” You Raise Me Up was probably written as a love song, but listening to it with fresh ears, it sounds a lot like God’s love.

You raise me up so I can stand on mountains, You raise me up to walk on story seas.
I am strong when I am on your shoulders, You raise me up to more than I can be.


I pray that this Easter we will all be raised up to more than we can be.

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
Children's Ministry
Living Liturgy: Part 3
As we live into the liturgy of Holy Week, here are some practices to guide us to pray with our bodies at home:
  • Create a cross from objects you find around your home, yard, or on a walk. Place the cross in a place you will look at it often. Let the cross guide you to pray in the days ahead. You might even create your own cross wall with members of your family! Share your pictures of your crosses online on Crown of Glory Facebook page or email to Kellie@crownofglory.org
  • Set a small bowl with some water on your table and light a candle at each meal. The light of Christ is with you always. Let your light shine! Be reminded of your baptism, Jesus’ washing the disciples feet, and inviting us to wash one another’s feet through service. What other Bible stories contain water and light? Where did you experience water and light in your day? At the end of the meal bless one another (or yourself). Dip your finger in the water of the blessing bowl and trace the sign of the cross on a forehead with these words: “(Name), child of God, you are washed and chosen to bear God’s light in the world.” Receiver of the blessing responds: “Amen”. (Amen means “Yes, I agree! Let it be so!” and “ I will and I ask God to help and guide me!”) 
Coloring Friends of Crown of Glory
Easter is on its way with joy and alleluia! Enjoy coloring your own Alleluia in a mosaic tile format! Printing and assembly directions are included in the attachment . Color at home to create a multi-paned   image on your wall or window!  
SPARK News
No SPARK lesson this week. Enjoy more Palm Sunday fun from our partners at Illustrated Ministries who also provided the Psalm posters and Lenten devotional! https://illstrtdm.in/PalmSunday2020
Vacation Bible School
VBS registration is available online ! Our theme this year is Generation to Generation! Gather with friends old and new as we worship, play, craft, and share faith conversations June 15-19, 2020! Staff from Green Lake Lutheran Ministries will guide us. Full and Half Day registration available. Youth volunteers, adult volunteers, and host homes are needed. Contact Gretchen to participate or to learn more.
What's for Easter Brunch?
Enjoy a recipe for home!
An Easy Breakfast Casserole! Happy Easter from everyone at Crown of Glory!
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.
Beacon Rally for Home (From Home!)
Thursday, April 16 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it is how crucial it is to have a place to call home so that we can “shelter in place”. Also, our own health and well-being is integrally tied to the health and well-being of everyone in our community. Home is a basic structure that effects health in community. We who are healthy and housed can act boldly today while building toward tomorrow to support everyone in our communities having a place to call home. 

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is a group of committed staff and volunteers working to end homelessness. The proposed development of Prairie Point in Shakopee is a way to serve families experiencing homelessness in Scott and Carver County by creating 50 homes with onsite support services for families. This online rally will be an informative and important preparation for your participation in Beacon’s newest family supportive housing. O ur elected officials want to see and hear from you! They will follow our lead in creating community that will "point the way home", for families experiencing homelessness! This rally will be groundwork for the Shakopee Planning Commission Vote scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Register here  for these events! Instructions for how to access this virtual meeting will come in your registration confirmation email.

Crown of Glory is a partner with Beacon and is forming a Beacon Leadership Team as an expression of our faith and love toward our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Contact Pastor Reggie , Pastor Laura or Gretchen Pierskalla to learn ways to be part of this movement. 
Crown of Glory Updates
Building Use: 
  • The church is closed and locked to all group activities, visitors and members until further notice.

Sustaining Fund Summary - Year through March 31, 2020:
  • Expenses: $191,621
  • Revenue: $191,343 

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:
  • 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.

Online Worship:
  • To join online worship, go to our website at www.crownofglory.org and click on the “YouTube: Watch Video” link. Invite your friends and neighbors to join the live stream as well!
  • A Worship Outline is available and is packed with songs, prayers and the full order of worship for you and your family.  You can access the “Worship Outline” by clicking the red icon on our homepage; then download it and print at home!
  • A Children’s Message will be offered during online worship on Sundays! Gather your children around the screen and tune in.
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 5, 2020
9:30 a.m.: 120 Views
Prayer Requests
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