February 11, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday, February 14
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday

"Gradual Change"
Transfiguration of Our Lord

All our visual backgrounds this Sunday will be Alleluias colored by our SPARK children. Pastor Laura Laughlin will also sing a new song called Living for Others. The text is by Pope Francis and the music is by our Director of Music, Tom Paulson.
Virtual Annual Meeting Sunday, February 14
Crown of Glory will host its first virtual Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2021 starting at 11:00 a.m. 

Members are invited to preregister for this year’s Annual Congregational Meeting by visiting our website, or by clicking here.

A Zoom link and phone number was provided in an e-newsletter sent out on February 2 and will also be sent on February 12. Information is also posted on the website. Participants can join the meeting by logging in from your computer or by calling from your phone. 

The Annual Congregational Report is on the website. A limited number of reports are printed and available for pickup at the North entrance of the church.
SPARK Lesson: "The Transfiguration"
This Sunday, Pastor Reggie will read Mark 9:2-9 from the SPARK Story Bible. Be sure to have yours with you and follow along with him! We will hear about how Jesus was transfigured, what that means, and how Lent can “transfigure” our hearts. Pastor Reggie will also highlight why we “bury” our Alleluias and what that means for us for the Lenten season!
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

We are continuing our dive into the different kinds of love: this week, it is friendship love! What does it mean to be Jesus’ friend? We know he is a great friend to us. So, how are we a friend back? Surely, we do not want him in our lives only for what he can do for us, but instead to be in a relationship with him where love is shown on both sides!

Through prayer and showing love to others we are keeping are relationship with Jesus strong. Here is an idea that is fun and a great reminder to pray: make a paper prayer chain! Take construction paper (or any kind of paper) and cut into strips. On your first strip write: “Dear Jesus, thank you for being in my life.” Then, on each piece of paper after that you have a prayer. You can write or draw a picture of your prayer and add it to your prayer chain. Hang your prayer chain where you can see it every day and see how your relationship with Jesus grows with every prayer!

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
Barbara Colhapp Memorial Service
Together we grieve the loss of Barbara Colhapp, one of Crown of Glory's beloved founding members. A livestream memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. More details to come next week.
Virtual Choir: Sunday, February 21
The Chancel Choir has been working on a virtual choir piece! Members learned their parts on their own, then recorded themselves singing. Dan Rue compiled them into one beautiful video that will be shared at the Offering on Sunday, February 21. Tune into streamed worship at 9:30 a.m. to hear Be Still and Know by Michael John Trotta.

Many thanks to Dan Rue and Pastor Laura Laughlin for their technical assistance.

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
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Next Zoom Coffee Hour: February 21
Miss seeing your friends and enjoying some coffee together following worship? Join Becky and John Varone next Sunday mornings starting at 10:30 a.m.! 

You can join Crown of Glory’s YouTube broadcast of worship at 9:30 a.m. and then join others for conversation and coffee! 

The link to join will be in next week's Crown Connections.
Dontá Hughes
Conversations on Racism in Our Community
The Justice and Inclusion Team of Crown of Glory will host a virtual forum entitled “Conversations on Racism in Our Community” with guest speaker and diversity advocate, Dontá Hughes. This special event will be held Sunday, February 21 starting at 12:00 p.m.  Contact Pastor Reggie Klindworth to receive a Zoom link to join.  All are welcome!
Senior High Outdoor Sledding Event: Sunday, February 21
Bring your favorite sled and join us at the Jonathan Elementary School back yard for a great time with friends. Sledding is on Sunday, February 21 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.! Invite a friend and get outside!
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. Thank you.
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for Cauliflower Chowder!
Crown of Glory Updates
Pastors:
  • Pastors will be available by phone or email 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.

Sustaining Fund Summary - Year through January 31, 2021:
  • Payments: $57,322
  • Revenue: $44,254
  • Balance: (-$13,068)

Building Use: 
  • The church is closed, and staff will work from home during the week when possible until further notice. For the full building use update, please click here. Thank you for your support during these times.
  • DS West Driving School instructors and students are using the church parking lot for behind the wheel instruction.

Church Council Update:
  • The January Church Council minutes are now available. Please contact Pastor Reggie if you would like a copy emailed to you.
  • The next Church Council Meeting is on March 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Update:
  • A COVID-19 Response Team, made up of staff and members of the congregation, has been formed. The team is working on the following:
  1. A Phased Reopening Plan
  2. A COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
  • Please click here to read our response to Executive Order 20-81.

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. Need Help Coping? Call First Street Center at (952) 442-4437
  4. 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:
Worship Attendance
In Our Prayers
February 7, 2020
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