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

Pastor Kristie Preaching:
"Beloved We Are!"

Baptism of Our Lord

SPARK this week is about the Baptism of Jesus. Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. We explore Jesus' baptism and our baptisms too, and remember God's love.

SAVE THE DATE: June 24-28, 2019 for VBS at COG. Registration coming soon.
Muscles and Movers: Volunteers Needed!
Following the 10:30 a.m. worship this Sunday, we are seeking helping hands to move the music risers, in order to begin sanding the ceiling beams.

Thank you for your assistance!
"Lunch & Learn"
"Chasing the Mariposas"
Adults with flexible time during the day are the special focus for a new fellowship/education ministry. Lunch will be served, a devotion by a pastor shared, and then 30 minutes of learning time led by someone in our greater community who knows or does something we may find helpful and/or interesting.

The first-ever "Lunch & Learn" is taking place next Tuesday, January 15th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. It is called "Chasing the Mariposas" and is an illustrated presentation about Monarch butterflies by Mark Laven, retired science teacher, photographer, and nature enthusiast.

Please RSVP by January 14th .
Healing Ministry Bookstudy
Beginning January 16th , the COG Healing Ministry team invites you to consider your own gifting in healing as we explore the Judeo-Christian tradition of healing through Biblical Oils, prayer and "laying on of hands."
 
WHEN : 3rd Wednesday of every month
Begins January 16, 2019, and continues through June

TIME : 12:45-1:45 p.m.
 
WHERE : Crown of Glory, Bethany Room

WHO :
 
-Laypersons
-Healthcare providers
-Crown of Glory Lutheran Members
-Anyone interested in Essential Oils & Faith-Based Healing

TEXT "Healing Oils, Healing Hands"  by Linda Smith

COST : FREE

For questions, more information or to order a copy of the text, contact  Dr. Robyn David .
Good News, Good Brews
Green Lake Bible Camp: Men's Faith Retreat

$145

Must be 21 to attend

Join Pastor Reggie Klindworth and Dave Eliason as they share the Good News and walk you through the craft brewing process. No matter the experience level, come join us for a great opportunity for crafting, conversation and community. Experience the brewing process from start to finish—you’ll even go home with some of your own homebrew! Click here for more information! The registration deadline is January 18th!

Register here !
Seasonal Sanctuary Arts:
Creatives & Worker Bees Needed!
Pastor Kristie is assembling a team of creative types and workers bees to collaborate on some ways to enhance our worship space, carrying out seasonal themes related to the liturgical seasons.

If you might be interested in this kind of creative, collaborative, faith-enhancing process, please let PK know with an email: pastorkristie@crownofglory.org .

We’ll meet on Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m. to get acquainted over coffee and (tiny) cinnamon rolls, inventory what COG already has for seasonal decorations, and brainstorm what we might add for the season of Lent. 
Hospitality
New "Welcome Team" Forming
Crown of Glory is seeking smiling and hospitable members to join our “Welcome Team”! This new Welcome Team will work closely with the pastors to help form a welcoming experience at Crown of Glory for all visitors, newcomers, and new members who wish to join our congregation! 

If you want to serve on this “Welcome Team” please contact Pastor Reggie or Pastor Kristie

Our first Welcome Team gathering will be held on  Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m.  Come and learn more about intentional hospitality! Refreshments will be served.
Kitchen Essentials Ministry
New Year's Resolution--Declutter!
Since August, Crown of Glory’s Kitchen Essentials Ministry has assisted 15 families by providing them with much-needed kitchen items. 

As we begin 2019, please consider donating new or gently used kitchen items to this ministry. You may have a resolution to declutter your home and find that you have too many kitchen towels, glasses or baking sheets. Or maybe you received a new set of pots and pans, dishes or silverware as a Christmas gift. Your old set can find a new home with a family in need in Eastern Carver County. 

We also are in need of coffee pots, toasters, and cooking utensils. Items can be placed in the alcove behind the kitchen at Crown of Glory. 

Please contact Tracy Cunningham at 952-239-9344 if you have any questions. Thank you for your support of the Kitchen Essentials Ministry.
                              
2018 Annual Reports for Crown of Glory
Ministry team leaders are welcome to submit their 2018 Annual Report to Nicole Preston by Monday, February 4, 2019 .

Please include the name and purpose of ministry, team members, and a brief description of activities for 2018. Reports should not exceed 300 words.

Thank you for your partnership in ministry!
Wednesdays are Winners with COG Dinners!
Come and enjoy dinner on Wednesday nights from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

$5 per person; $15 per family. 

Here is what we have planned for January:

Jan 16 -- Mac and Cheese and Chicken Tenders
Jan 23 -- Tacos - Beans - Rice
Jan 30 -- Breakfast for Dinner

Salad Bar and desserts served with all meals.
2019 Council Member Nominations
There are three Church Council positions open and our Nominating Committee has identified three candidates! If you would like to nominate someone as a candidate, please contact Grant Taylor or Jay Whiting. Candidates must be members of Crown of Glory in order to serve on the Church Council.
Seeking Adventurers!
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. 
St. Mark's, Shakopee
January 15, 5-7 p.m.
Prayer Requests
Men's Pub Ministry
January 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
Please consider ways in which you can serve and volunteer in your community today.
Sign Up To Usher
10:30 a.m. Service
Sign Up for Communion
10:30 a.m. Service
Help With Kitchen & Fellowship


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