December 5, 2019
Worship With Us
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Laura
Preaching This Weekend
"Are You My Savior?"
Second Weekend of Advent
Crown of Glory Welcomes Pastor Craig Pederson

Pastor Pederson is from the Minneapolis Area Synod ELCA,
and will lead the installation of Rev. Laura Laughlin.
Please join us Saturday, December 7 th and Sunday, December 8 th  for the installation of Rev. Laura Laughlin as the new Associate Pastor of Faith Formation. Pastor Laura's installation will be celebrated at all three services this weekend with a special hospitality treats following each worship. We give thanks to God for calling Pastor Laura to Crown of Glory and for her sharing her gifts in this community of faith.
Lutheran Women Gone Wild Meet Tonight
Join us from 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. as we head to Turtle's Bar & Grill in Shakopee.

All women are welcome!

Visit our  website  to learn more.
Launching Homes for Families in the Scott / Carver Area Tonight
Be part of the launch of Beacon's newest homes on Thursday, December 5 th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Shakopee. They will be sharing the city, site, and name of these homes with on-site support services for families. And will be outlining ways you and the congregation can be involved in making them a reality!

Pastor Laura and Pastor Reggie will be attending and Gretchen Pierskalla will be one of the speakers.

Sign up today to say, "Yes, I'll be there!" 
When we come together, we can do amazing things! 
SPARK News
SPARK lesson for the week: God’s Peaceful World. Isaiah 11:1-10. 
Help Needed on December 8 th and 15 th  
After 10:30 a.m. worship on December 8 th , volunteer help is needed to move the choir risers in front of the worship wall to prepare for Cantata and Christmas Narrative on the 15 th . Estimated time is 30 minutes or less to do the set up. We will need help to reset the risers back to the choir loft after worship on December 15 th . Thank you for your help! 
Part 4: " The Life and Death Comedy Show"
This fall, we have been offering a 4-Part Lunch & Learn series, “The Art of Aging: Plan Your Roadmap.” As we age, we recognize the need to take care of our minds, bodies and the numerous housekeeping tasks that go along with living life to the fullest. Please join us on December 12 th   from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for part 4, as we delve into how to prepare for the inevitable. The session is free and includes lunch. All are welcome.    RSVP to  crownofglorychaska@gmail.com
Children's Ministry
December 14 th
9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Children’s Christmas Narrative Dress Rehearsal
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Birthday Party for Jesus

December 15 th
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Children present Christmas Narrative
between worship services
Cantata Sunday December 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
He Came Down that We Might Have…
Hope - Peace - Joy - Love - Life

Crown of Glory Chancel Choir, favorite carols, and readings by Maya Angelou, Mother Tereasa, Martin Luther King, Jr., et. al.
'Tis the Season for Lefse!
2019 Lefse & Bake Sale Fundraiser
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, Crown of Glory will host our 12 th  annual Lefse and Bake Sale! You can pre-order your lefse by contacting the church office or by signing up following worship services. Cost is $20/dozen. Fresh lefse will also be for sale by the slice following each service that weekend -- $2 for full lefse and $1 for a half lefse. Bake Sale proceeds will support our senior high youth ministry who are travelling to Navajo Nation in Summer 2020.
Seeking All Lefse Makers
Seeking volunteers to help make lefse and other baked goods; there is no experience needed! The lefse baking will take place on  Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Join this festive baking experience by signing up at the Lefse Table in the gathering area, contacting the church office, or by emailing Pastor Reggie .
Donate a Baked Good for the Fundraiser
Seeking baked goods for the December Bake Sale! All baked goods will be sold to help raise funds for Crown of Glory’s senior high youth mission trip. To donate an item for this sale, please sign-up at the Lefse Table or contact the church office; please indicate what baked good you are donating. All baked goods need to be delivered to the church kitchen by  Saturday, December 14 th by 12:00 p.m
 
*Please refrain from using nuts
Giving Tree Update
Christmas was made more merry and bright for 103 families who were sponsored at $50 each. Thank you all for your generosity this holiday season!
New Women's Bible Study
COMING SOON! Join with women of all walks of life and faith as we dive deeper into God’s Word and enjoy rich conversation, and maybe even a little laughter! We will gather once a month on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:15 a.m. at Crown of Glory. Our first gathering will be on Saturday, January 11 th , 2020. Contact Pastor Laura to sign-up (by email: pastorlaura@crownofglory.org or by phone: 952-448-3230), or sign-up in the North Lobby at CoG!
CoG Women's Advent Tea
Crown of Glory’s second annual Women’s Advent Tea by Candlelight will be held on Sunday, December 8 th at 4:30 p.m.
Invite your family members, friends and neighbors for a women’s night of Christ-centered preparation for the wonderful - and busy - holiday season. Festivities include meditative time followed a lovely high tea, lively entertainment, and a raffle for some very special prizes including a Holiday lap quilt donated by our very own CoG Faithful Knotters! 

Only 2 Advent Tea Tickets remaining . Tickets are $20 each; proceeds benefit the CoG Décor Fund and Youth Mission Trip. 

Please consider bringing a personal care item like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and razors to donate to the Hawk Haul for students in need at Chaska High School. 

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to prepare your heart for the wonderful - and busy - Advent Season
Raffle Items Needed
Donated items may be dropped off at the church office by Friday, December 6 th . Please leave a note on the item with your name and specify "Advent Tea Raffle Donation." Thank you!
Wednesday Dinner Menu
December 11 th
 Meatball Subs, Chips, Green Beans and Salad Bar 

December 18 th
 Wednesday Wings, Wedges, and Salad Bar

December 25 th
No Dinner - Merry Christmas

January 1 st 
No Dinner - Happy New Year


All Dinners Served with Assorted Desserts. 
Congratulations to the Chaska Hawks!
The Hawks clinch the 2019 State Championship with a 10 - 7 win over St. Thomas Academy! Congratulations to all the players, coaches and staff!
Worship Attendance Last Week
In Our Prayers
November 30
5:00 p.m.: 14
December 1
9:00 a.m.: 169
No SPARK
10:30 a.m.: 80
Men's Pub Ministry
December 12
Fat Pants, Eden Prairie
Prayer Requests
Please E-mail
December 19
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Youth Cart Runners Needed!
Please email  Kanitta Rentfrow if you are able to volunteer. Thank you!

"Where Family and Friends
Grow Together in Faith"