February 18, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday, February 21
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday

"Jesus Wanders"
First Sunday in Lent
SPARK Lesson: "Noah's Ark"
This Sunday, Jenni Payne will read Genesis 6-9 from the SPARK Story Bible. Be sure to have yours with you and follow along! We will hear about the story of Noah, his family, and their journey on the ark. We will also be reminded of God’s sadness by our sins and how God’s love for us overcomes it all!
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

I hope you had a fun Valentine’s Day and feel extra loved! It was great to see all of the beautiful Alleluias on Sunday. Thank you so much for brightening up our Sunday!

One thing that makes a friendship fun is the similarities we can share with others. At the same time, the differences we can have make a friendship even more special when we take the time to learn about them and be grateful for them. I can do a lot, but I cannot do everything. I know I need others and their talents to better my experience during my time on Earth. I may be able to sing, but I don’t know how to play the piano that well. It might be harder for me because I am left-handed, so the keys I need to lead with are on the opposite side of the piano from the hand I lead with. Anyway, I find it challenging. For me to sing to music, I need someone to play the piano. Each of us has different gifts from God!

We are going to do an experiment this week. If you look around your home, there are all sorts of musical instruments around us. If everyone in your home can find or make a different instrument, all the better. As each of you practice playing each instrument on your own, it sounds like a mess. However, when you all play together with the different sounds, it can come together in such a beautiful way when we are working together to glorify God.

Here are some ideas for how to make some musical instruments: 10 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids - Planning Playtime. There are plenty of ideas out there; you can make music out of so many things!

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
Chancel Choir in Worship, Virtually, this Sunday, February 21!
Be still and know, know that I am your God.
Be still and know, and you’ll find rest, a refuge for your soul.

Composer and poet Michael John Trotta wrote these words, adapting Psalm 46:10. They were the last words the Chancel Choir sang together before Crown of Glory had to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not being able to gather in-person is a huge loss for all of us. Thank God for livestreaming worship! For choir members, gathering to sing God’s word is one of the primary ways we feed our souls and express our faith. It must be a God-thing (or just dumb luck) that the last thing we sang together were words that would ring in our hearts and help us through this difficult time.

So, like everything in the time of COVID, we have figured out how to sing together virtually. Singers 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 THIS Sunday, and these words are just as important and relevant today as they were a year ago.

Tune into our livestream worship at 9:30 a.m. to hear Be Still and Know by Michael John Trotta, sung by members of Crown of Glory’s Chancel Choir.


Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
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Zoom Coffee Hour
Miss seeing your friends and enjoying some coffee together following worship? Join Becky and John Varone on 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! 

Once worship is completed just click the link provided! We’ll see you there!

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 via Zoom on Sunday, February 21 starting at 12:00 p.m. Click here to join.  

Contact Pastor Reggie Klindworth with any questions. 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!
Senior High Mission Trip Meeting
Crown of Glory will host a Zoom meeting for Senior High Youth Mission Trip members on Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents and students are welcome to attend. We will be discussing our mission trip options for 2021. Please contact Pastor Reggie for the Zoom link.
Holden Evening Prayer Service
Join us online for a Holden Evening Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent. 

During worship, a member of our congregation will share their faith journey. As we continue to move forward in this pandemic, we are adopting the theme of “Are you there, God?” for this Lenten season. 

Invite a friend or neighbor to worship with us! Visit our website and click the YouTube icon join!

There will not be a outline provided for Wednesday worship.
Please, stop by the church building and pick up the congregational copy of the Holden Evening Prayer Service. They are located in the plastic bin on the bench out front.
Select Crown Of Glory
AmazonSmile is a charitable program that offers customers a way to give a portion of their purchase price to a non-profit organization. Crown of Glory is now set up on AmazonSmile and you can add us as your non-profit choice.

To get started, go to amazonsmile.com and log-in. If you are already logged in, please click the "Get Started" button. Then search for "Crown of Glory Lutheran Church Chaska" in the main search bar, and follow the setup prompts. CoG Amazon shoppers now have an easy and convenient way to give to Crown of Glory!

In 2020, $142.43 was donated to Crown of Glory through AmazonSmile. Thank you!
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 Tuscan Tortellini Skillet!
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.

Financial Update:
  • On Wednesday, February 17, the application for the Draw 2 PPP loan was approved.

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:
Attendance
February 14, 2021
9:30 a.m.: 88 Live Views
Next Day: 145 Total Views

February 17, 2021
Drive Thru Ashes
Member Families: 35
Non-Member Families: 12

Ash Wednesday Worship
6:30 p.m.: 83 Live Views
Next Day: 161 Total Views
February 25
Order your Easter flowers from February 25 - March 17
Prayer Requests
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February 25
Cancelled

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