August 29, 2019
Summer Worship
Saturday 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:30 a.m.
(Regular Worship Times Resume September 7 and 8
Saturday 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.)
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Weekend
"How to Throw a Party!"
12th Sunday After Pentecost
Tonight (Aug 29): Fare For All and The Shoe Bus Are Here, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Grab your $30 Grill Box! Nine high-quality grill-able items for an incredible bargain--including wild caught salmon fillets, chicken wings & breast, pub burgers, Sheboygan beer brats, Captain Ken's Baked Beans, and MORE! Snag your box just in time for your Labor Day cookout needs (limit one per household). Open to the public, invite friends and family to stop by for some great deals. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The summer winds are coming to an end, and that means it's time for Rally Weekend Festivities
September 7 and 8
Register Kids ~ Ministry Info Tables ~
Fun ~ Food ~ Games ~
and Fellowship at its Best!
Be Still My "Sole"...New Flooring Install is Complete!
Music Rehearsal Room
The new flooring looks beautiful. Thank you to everyone who made donations and worked so hard to raise funds for this amazing project. Going forward, we graciously ask everyone to please enjoy your beverages and snacks in the Sun Hall. Let's keep all of our new flooring clean and looking its best. Thank you.
September Menu
11 - Pizza
18 - Taco Bar
25 - Cheese Ravioli with Marinara and Meatballs

All meals served with salad bar, fruit or veggies, and assorted desserts. $5/person; $15/family.
Do You Enjoy Wednesday Dinners? They're Back Starting September 11
Come and enjoy a great meal with family and friends! This year we welcome a new Wednesday Night Dinner Team and are seeking volunteers to join us. This team plans the menu, orders and preps food for the serving teams, and offers a great meal to our congregation.

Volunteering is easy and simple--even a couple hours a week is a huge help. We are seeking 3-5 more volunteers to help with various preparation duties on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. If you would like to help with our delicious Wednesday dinners, please contact Kathy Tinker or Jeni Stifter .
Get Your Green Thumb On - September 14
The landscape committee will be having a work day on September 14 and is looking for volunteers . At that time any members who have Ajuga or Lamium donations can bring them that day to plant. In addition to planting, there will be other tasks that need to be completed. Visit our table during Rally Weekend for more information. Thank you for helping make our grounds beautiful and inviting.
Are You a Creative Soul?
We have a project for you . A couple of years ago, our 9th grade confirmation students painted ceramic tiles featuring a favorite bible verse. We'd like to get these tiles framed in groups and placed in the youth room. If you are interested in working on this special project, let the church office know.
Did/do you sing in a choir in high school or college?
Your community needs you to lead worship by singing in the Chancel Choir!
Did/do you play an instrument in high school or college?
Your community needs you to lead worship by ringing with the Chancel Chimers!
Did/do you play in a garage band?
Your community needs you to lead worship playing or singing with Servant Song!
God does not necessarily call the equipped.
Often God equips the called.
Music Rehearsals Start Wednesday, September 4, for the fall season!
Servant Song, 5:00 p.m. - Chancel Chimers, 6:00 p.m. - Chancel Choir, 6:45 p.m.
New members always encouraged!
See Tom Paulson , Director of Music and Worship for more information.
Trumpet Donated for Music Ministry
Pastor Kristie donated a student-level trumpet to CoG Music Ministry when she left. We would like to lend it to either a beginner or a more experienced player who does not have an instrument in the hope of providing music, eventually, for worship. If you are interested, see Tom Paulson, Director of Music and Worship.
A Celebration of Peace
On September 28 & 29 , Crown of Glory will be holding a special celebration in honor of the one-year anniversary of our peace pole installation. Watch for more information and details about how we will celebrate within our congregation and with the Chaska community. Stay tuned.
Visit and Serve in Kerala, India with Pastor Joanne

Last weekend we said goodbye to Interim Associate Pastor Joanne Sorenson. She wanted to share with us her next project is to help lead a service trip to Kerala, India. If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more about the work they will be doing in India, contact Pastor Joanne (see contact info below).
Confirmation Orientation: 6th-8th Grade Students
Confirmation is just around the corner and Confirmation Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4 th from 6:30 - 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary! 
Children's Ministries
  • September 3, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. SPARK Orientation in Sanctuary

  • September 4, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. CONNECT Orientation in Sun Hall

  • September 5, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. SPARK Orientation in Sanctuary

  • Rally September 7-8: 4th graders will receive their CONNECT Bibles in worship to celebrate this Faith Milestone. RSVP by Sept 4, to Gretchen Pierskalla which worship service your student will attend that weekend to receive their bible.

  • Rally September 7-8: Blessing of the Backpacks during worship services.

  • Rally September 7-8: Explore and register for different ways you may want to serve and grow after worship services. Youth and adults are encouraged to participate in Children’s Ministries.

  • October 13, November 17, December 8: Together In Faith cross + generational learning on Sundays 10:00 -10:30 a.m. Contact Gretchen Pierskalla to be part of the planning and leading of these events.

  • October 13. SPARK kids sing during worship at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. We will be learning two songs to share with the congregation at that time. See you in SPARK!

  • We are still in need of 10 washable markers and 7 clear tape & dispensers for SPARK. Thanks for getting us ready for fall!

  • Online registration for SPARK and CONNECT is open. Youth and adults can register to teach SPARK on Saturday or Sunday too.

  • We are looking for 12 CONNECT Guides.CONNECT is a pre-confirmation program for 4th and 5th graders on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. starting on September 11.
September Book Club Selection
The CoG Book Club is reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. The Club will meet and discuss the book on September 30. All are welcome to join.
Worship Attendance Last Week
August 24, 5:00 p.m.: 25
August 25, 9:30 a.m.: 121

Total: 146
Winchester & Rye September 5, 5:00 p.m.
Prayer Requests
CoG Council Meeting
September 10, 6:00 p.m.

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