Worship Times: Saturday 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Worship Schedule:
Saturday, December 22: NO Evening Worship
Sunday, December 23: ONE Worship at 9:30 am.
Monday, December 24: Christmas Eve Worship at 2:00 pm., 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 29: ONE Evening Worship at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 30: ONE Worship at 9:30 a.m.

Share the Christmas spirit with those you know and love; all are welcome to join us for Christmas worship and events.

Pastor Reggie Preaching
"Even the Tax Collectors Came"

A heartfelt thanks to all who participated in the Christmas Narrative! Thank you SPARK students, teachers, & shepherds! Thank you to all who sorted costumes and helped students prepare and all who helped to change over the sanctuary the week before! It is a joy to tell the story of Jesus’ birth with all of you! God bless your Advent and Christmas!

SPARK resumes on January 6 th .  

LAST CALL FOR LEFSE PRE-ORDERS!
Please pre-order your lefse for the 11th Annual Lefse and Bake Sale by contacting the Pastor Reggie by Thursday, December 13 by 5:00 p.m. The cost is $20/dozen.

Bake Sale proceeds will support our senior high youth ministry who are attending the National Youth Gathering in 2019.
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Men's Pub Ministry, TONIGHT
December 13, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a local favorite this month as we head to Badger Hill Brewing Company in Shakopee, MN. We'll begin at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy some of the area's best taps!
Enjoy Beautiful Christmas Music and Performances Throughout the Christmas Season
Saturday, December 15, 9:00 a.m. - Noon: Children's Narrative Dress Rehearsal & Jesus' Birthday Party

Sunday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.: Children's Narrative Performance between worship services.

Sunday, December 23, 9:30 a.m.: Handbell Choir, Chancel Choir, & Ron & Karen Brown, Duet

Sunday, December 30, 9:30 a.m.: Congregational Lessons & Carols; Samantha Davis, Soprano
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"The Hopes and Fears of All The Years"
Sunday, December 16, 2018--9:00 & 10:30 a.m
Chancel Choir, Crown Brass, Flute, Clarinet and you!
“The hopes and fears of all the years, are met in thee tonight.” This, the closing line from the first verse of that favorite carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem," is one of those pithy phrases that says and means so much more than mere words. They are Jesus Christ, the light of the world, dwelling in and with each of us. Meet Joseph, two 911 firefighters, and a newborn baby, and hear the story of unconditional love in story and song anew.
Special Christmas Eve Worship Music

Monday, December 24, 2:00 p.m. : Mary Ohm, Guest Soprano; Handbell Choir

Monday, December 24, 3:30 p.m. : Mary Ohm, Guest Soprano; Chancel Choir

Monday, December 24, 5:00 p.m. : Mary Ohm, Guest Soprano
2018 Lefse & Bake Sale Fundraiser
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 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join this festive baking experience this year by signing up at the Lefse Table in the gathering area, contacting the church office, or by emailing Pastor Reggie at  pastorreggie@crownofglory.org.  If you can’t make it to our Saturday Bake day, lefse makers are welcome to pre-make dough at home and drop it off at the church!
 
DONATE A BAKED GOOD FOR THE FUNDRAISER
Seeking baked goods for the 11th Annual Lefse and Bake Sale! All baked goods will be sold to help raise funds for Crown of Glory’s senior high youth National Youth Gathering! To donate an item for this sale please sign-up at the Lefse Table or contact the Pastor Reggie; please indicate what baked good you are donating! All baked goods need to be delivered to the church kitchen by  Saturday, December 15 by 12 p.m.  

*Please refrain from using nuts
Choir Scheduling
Wednesday, December 26 --No Chancel Choir or Handbell Choir rehearsal

Wednesday, January 2 -- 6:00 p.m. Handbell Choir
                                    6:45 p.m. Chancel Choir
Is There Someone on your Christmas Gift List Who “Has Everything”?
How about sponsoring a student from El Salvador who would otherwise not be able to afford to go to school in that person’s name ? The need is great, and Pastor Kristie has pictures of the precious kids who are praying a sponsor will come forward to help them start the new school year in January.

K-9 students need $190 per year ; high school students, $370 ; and university students, $1,510 . We provide means for sponsors to connect directly and personally with their students. 
Advent Photo-A-Day Challenge & Adventure
Advent is the season of watching and waiting, an invitation to Come, and See! You are invited to join this Advent Photo-a-Day adventure! Each day has a theme word to inspire you. You are invited to share a photo (or a song) on Facebook or Twitter that best represents that theme word. Share this adventure with friends and discover together the wonder that can be found in each day! Click here or on the image to download the photo calendar.
Christmas Giving Tree 2018
The Sheridan Story:
Fighting Child Hunger
Through Community & School Partnership
Crown of Glory invites you to join in the fight against child hunger in our community with our partner “The Sheridan Story”. This outreach provides for children in need within the Chaska school district. You can sponsor a child for $130 for ONE year, or you can sponsor a child for $65 for a half a year. 

There are postcards and gift envelopes located on the “Giving Tree” in the gathering area. Thank you for considering this special gift and supporting this cause. 

Please place your “Sheridan Story” gift in the envelope provided and place it in the offering plate or in the church office by Sunday, December 30.  Please make checks payable to “Crown of Glory Lutheran Church” and write “The Sheridan Story” in the memo line.
Kitchen Essentials Ministry:
Cold Weather but Warm Kitchens
Christmas baking season is here! There’s nothing better than the smell of delicious holiday treats and sharing these goodies with family and friends. During the month of December, the Kitchen Essentials Ministry is collecting new or gently used baking sheets, pans, potholders, kitchen towels and cooking utensils. Feel free to share a favorite family recipe and we will include it in the boxes we give to families in need. Please contact Tracy Cunningham at 952-239-9344 if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support.
Call Committee Commences
The Associate Pastor Call Committee has formed and begun the task of filling the Associate Pastor role.

Committee members are Mary Leopold (lead), Rachel Berg Scherer, Chris Gray, Kate Peterson, Jodi Sie, Kay Stivers, Ben Tuomala, Dave Tuomala, and Becky Varone.

The committee welcomes and appreciates your input, ideas, and prayers as they work this important task. 
Crown of Glory: End of Year Giving
People often choose to make special financial contributions at year end. If you would like to designate a special gift for Crown of Glory debt reduction (and thereby reduce CoG's interest expenses) or another special fund, please note that with your gift or speak to Pastor Reggie. Crown of Glory will receive special year-end gifts through Monday, December 31, 2018, until 5:00 p.m. Please contact Pastor Reggie if you plan to drop off your gift on Monday, December 31st, 2018.
Attention Adventuresome Adults!
Pastor Kristie co-leads a mission trip for adults willing to travel out of their comfort zones into a unique adventure of faith, learning, and self-discovery. Where, you ask? The beautiful country of El Salvador, the “Little Thumb” of Central America. All-in cost is $1,700 (final cost determined by the cost of airfare) and the dates this year are July 11-18, 2019.

Our home base will be a lovely guesthouse in a quiet neighborhood of San Salvador. Every day we will go out in microbuses to explore the treasures of El Salvador and walk alongside our Salvadoran Lutheran Church friends. We’ll visit historic sites, natural wonders, schools, and rural communities. We’ll eat pupusas, learn some Spanish, fall in love with these courageous, resilient people, and gain some perspective on our own lives and faith.

To register, a down payment of $200 is required. Brochures about the trip are available on the door to Pastor Kristie’s office. If you are interested, please take one and feel free to call PK with your questions, 651-235-2451. 
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Prayer Requests
Fare For All Coming Up
December 20, 4-6:00 p.m.
It's About Community. Volunteers Are Always
Needed and Appreciated. Sign Up Today.
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10:30 a.m. Service
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10:30 a.m. Service
Help With Kitchen & Fellowship


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For a New Way of Seeing and Living