January 14, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday, January 17
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday

"Surprise! It's Jesus!"
Second Sunday after Epiphany
SPARK Lesson: "God Calls Samuel"
This Sunday, during the Children’s Message, Pastor Reggie will be reading 1 Samuel 3:1-20 from our SPARK Story Bibles. Be sure to have yours with you and follow along! We will hear about how God called a boy named Samuel to do God's work in the world. Samuel's story will teach us that we are never too young or too old to answer God's call!
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

Did you know that the word “joy” appears in the Bible (NIV) 218 times? That seems like a lot, until you consider that there are a total of 727,969 words. God is very specific about joy and its meaning. I believe that is for a strong reason, much like everything else God does. We are told that joy is having hope, celebrating our blessings, and trusting God in His faithfulness to us. God says not to worry and to have joy. He says not to be afraid, but to have joy in knowing God, by talking to God in prayer, reading His Word and believing with all our hearts that we are saved and forgiven. Joy is not being ashamed of our mistakes but accepting God’s grace. I know I feel great joy when I remember to be aware that I am filled with the Holy Spirit and sing praises to God. Throughout the Bible, joy is related to singing and shouting in celebration. Joy is attached to our salvation and inheritance of Heaven. Living eternally with Jesus is something to celebrate!

Activity #1: Draw a picture of the things that bring you joy; we will do an activity with it next week.

Activity #2: Do one thing this week that could bring joy to someone else. Examples: Give a hug to someone in your COVID bubble, wave to a neighbor passing by with a smile or help someone in need. How did you feel afterwards? Did it also bring you joy?

Activity #3: Here is a coloring page you can enjoy decorating all your own!

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
Music Notes
With everything going on in our nation – pandemic, rioting, MLK Day, impeaching one president, inaugurating the next, etc. it would be easy to feel despair. But, as Pastor Laura put it so well last Sunday, “We have hope, because Jesus is who God says he is.” And this Sunday we have an amazing opportunity to put that hope into action.

  1. We’ll read and sing Psalm 139, which teaches us that God knows each of us, individually and corporately, better than we know ourselves. God loves us just as we are and too much to leave us alone.
  2. We’ll read in John’s gospel how the disciple Nathanael asks, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth? (You might as well ask, “Can anything good come out of Chaska?) The reply, “Come and see!”
  3. We’ll pray quoting St. Richard of Chichester, “May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day.”
  4. We’ll hear from Pastor Reggie about encounters with Jesus.
  5. And we’ll seek inspiration in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose holy leadership broke down barriers between people.

So, we’re going to end worship singing how we can put all that hope into action, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine. Jesus gave it to me, I’m gonna let it shine.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBwJik2FKW0. Sounds like good church to me!

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
Women's Bible Study
Join us via Zoom on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. as we dive into our next book of the Bible. Women of all ages are welcome to participate! We meet virtually once a month on Saturday mornings. Interested? Questions? Contact Pastor Laura!
Zoom Coffee Hour
Miss seeing your friends and enjoying some coffee together following worship? Join Becky Verone 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!

2020 Annual Reports
Ministry team leaders are welcome to submit their 2020 Annual Report to Kellie Bokusky by Thursday, January 21.

Please include the name and purpose of your ministry, team members, and a brief description of activities for 2020. Reports should not exceed 300 words.

Thank you for your partnership in ministry!
Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Church Council
The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve as Church Council members starting in March of 2021. There are three Church Council positions that will be vacant. Council membership is an elected position and members serve a three year term. Please send nominations to Deb Mangen by Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Nominees will be voted upon during the virtual Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. 
Justice and Inclusion Team Book Study
Crown of Glory’s Justice and Inclusion Team will lead small-group discussions of Austin Channing Brown’s book, I’m Still Here. All sessions will be held over Zoom, either on Sunday afternoons starting on January 24 or Wednesday evenings starting on January 27. Please indicate your interest and preferences on this Google form.

The Justice and Inclusion Team encourages participants to support local bookstores when obtaining a copy of the book by following this link.

If you know anyone who may appreciate a special invitation to this discussion, please contact Pastor Reggie or Pastor Laura.
CoG Member Seeks Home Caregiver Assistant
Stacie and Rick Nordvold, members of Crown of Glory, are seeking to employ in person assistants to care for their parents. The Nordvold’s are seeking kind and patient people in the Chaska area who can assist in household duties. No medical training or skills are required. Perhaps you know someone that comes to mind! For more information about this Home Caregiver position, click on the job description here. For additional questions, please contact Stacie Nordvold by phone 651-964-8562 or by email stacie.nordvold@gmail.com
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. A Zoom link and phone number will be provided for participants to join the meeting by logging onto your computer or by calling from your smart phone. The Annual Congregational Report will be available two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. 
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 Baked Spinach Ravioli!
Crown of Glory Updates
  • 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.

Unaudited Sustaining Fund Summary - Year through December 31, 2020:
  • Payments: $755,428
  • Revenue: $737,208
  • Balance: (-$18,220)

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 December 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 February 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Update: Mask Mandate
  • 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
January 10, 2020
9:30 a.m.: 78 Live Views
Next Day: 185 Total Views
January 18
Office Closed
Prayer Requests
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February 17
Ash Wednesday

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