Worship times:
Saturday 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie Preaching
"A Treasure Worth Sharing"

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Children's Ministries
There will be no SPARK lesson this week.

STOCK UP FOR SPARK!
We need some school supplies to get ready for SPARK lessons. As you are out and about, please consider picking up one or more of these items for our SPARK faith formation programs. Thank you!

12 sets of Washable Markers
12 Clear Tape with Dispenser
4 Masking Tape
4 Wall Friendly Tape
1 pkg. Large Wooden Craft Sticks 

TOGETHER IN FAITH: Join us for the last of our summer Second Sundays (with ice cream!) series. Gather again on Sunday, August 11, from 10:30 a.m.-11:05 a.m. in the Sun Hall for our third and final "Together in Faith" (our Inter-generational conversation and activity we have been sharing throughout the summer).

Together, we will explore Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 on the nature of faith. We will be adding more to the mobile in the worship space. All are welcome!  

RSVP to Gretchen so we have enough ice cream and supplies!

WANTED: Someone who has experience with Mosaic or Stained Glass. We are looking to create some congregational art together for TOGETHER IN FAITH. Neither Gretchen or Pastor Reggie has this skill but would like to partner with someone to help guide us into this kind of project together. Please contact Gretchen or Pastor Reggie for more details. Thank you!

VBS RECAP: How was VBS?  
 
"Thank you for asking! It was amazing, awesome, fun, and transforming, (writes Gretchen) not only for the kids, but for me as well!"
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Tonight: Lutheran Women Gone Wild!
Our next get together will be tonight, August 1, at Dangerfield's in Shakopee.

5:00 p.m. for beverages
5:30 p.m. for dinner

All women are welcome!
Yvonne Belin Celebrating 90th Birthday!
Yvonne Belin will be celebrating 90 years of life on August 18th! We are inviting members to share your memories, stories, and experiences that you had with Yvonne at
Crown of Glory.

For example, did you serve on a ministry team with her? Did you share time together in Bible Study? Yvonne would love to hear your story as she now has moved into her new living space. Please mail your memories and stories to her new address by August 18th as her family looks to celebrate her 90th birthday party!

Yvonne Belin
4710 Cumberland Street #231
Shoreview, MN 55126

Thank you for sharing in these lasting memories!!



Associate Pastor Call Update:
Notice of Special Congregational Meeting
The Church Council has unanimously approved the Call Committee's recommendation to support Pastor Laura Laughlin as our final candidate for the Associate Pastor position.

A special congregational meeting will be held this Sunday, August 4, starting at
10:30-11:00 a.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to consider the proposal of the Call Committee and Church Council to call Pastor Laura Laughlin as the Associate Pastor of Faith Formation at Crown of Glory.

All voting members are invited to attend. We will need 50 members of the church, in good standing, to achieve a quorum.

Please note: Pastor Laura is unable to be in attendance for this special congregational meeting. A meet-and-greet with Pastor Laura will be scheduled and announced at a later date.
Sanctuary and Music Room Flooring Installation
The new flooring is scheduled to be installed into the Sanctuary and Music Room in TWO PHASES, starting August 19 – 22 and August 26-28.

Seeking Volunteers to Move Furniture Items: Flooring Project Prep

Join us for Phase #1 of our furniture moving day on Sunday, August 18, starting at 10:30 a.m. Following our worship all are welcome to lend a hand as we move furniture from the sanctuary and the music room to prepare for the installation of the new flooring! 

Thank you for your support as we take these next steps for the completion of our flooring project! And then again on August 25, join us for Phase #2 as we move furniture once again.
Kitchen and Dinner Team Update
The Kitchen and Wednesday Dinner teams hope you are having a great summer. Time flies and it won’t be long before Wednesday dinners are back in full swing. In preparation for that, the teams have taken advantage of quiet kitchen time and begun some purging, cleaning, and reorganization.

Please note that plates, napkins and silverware are now located under the serving line with extras in the pantry. Shelf signs and labels are being developed to ensure there is a place for everything and that volunteers can easily and quickly put everything back in its place after use. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to help keep kitchen space clean, tidy, and friendly for all who use it. 

Lastly,  volunteers are still needed  to help with Wednesday dinner planning each week; volunteers are vital to keeping the dinner program going. Please consider helping with this important task so dinners can continue during the school year. Contact Pastor Reggie if you are interested. Thank you!
Bring Your Garden to Worship!
It is mid-summer and gardens are flourishing in abundance! Pick up an empty vase from the gathering space and bring it back filled with garden beauty for worship environment!

Let us know what you are celebrating so we can put it in the bulletin. Sign up on the Welcome Table under the TV monitor in the Gathering Space!

Chancel Flowers this weekend : Donated by Pastor Reggie and Kate Klindworth, in honor of their eldest son's 13th birthday on August 4th! Happy Birthday Noah!

* Please note: Last weekend's flowers were given by Corky Jochum in celebration of their grandchildren.
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Church League Softball
The final scheduled game for this season will be this coming Monday:

8/5--6:15 p.m.--Lion's Park #3--Crown of Glory VS St. John's
Contribute to CoG's Finances Through AmazonSmile!
AmazonSmile is a charitable program that Amazon has developed and offers customers a way to give a portion of their purchase price to a non-profit organization.

Crown of Glory is set up on AmazonSmile and you can add us as your non-profit choice. Be sure to select the correct Crown of Glory Church as there are others with a similar or same name.

CoG Amazon shoppers now have an easy and convenient way to give to Crown of Glory. Happy Shopping!

*Note: To take advantage of this program, you do need to have an Amazon account.
Book Club
The next Book Club will be Monday, August 26th, at 11:00 a.m. at CoG.

Becoming by Michelle Obama is the book for the August discussion.
Worship Attendance
In efforts to be more transparent regarding the life of our congregation, the Church Council has recommended to post worship attendance each week.

Saturday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m.: 24
Sunday, July 28 at 9:30 a.m.: 111

Total attendance for the weekend: 135
Church Summer Office Hours
During the summer, the Church Office Administrators Desk will be staffed Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Mark's, Shakopee
August 20, 5-7 p.m.
Prayer Requests
Fare For All
August 22, 4-6 p.m.

"Where Family and Friends
Grow Together in Faith"