January 16, 2020
Worship With Us
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Weekend
"The Greatest Gifts"

Stewardship 2020
"Gather, Grow, Share"
Commitment Weekend
SPARK News
SPARK lesson this week:
The Good Samaritan! Luke 10:25-37. We can be stewards of all we receive from God! Caring for others is a way to steward our love and compassion! In this giving we find eternal life!  

SPARK Teachers and Shepherds Needed:
Be part of the fun of growing in faith together each week with SPARK! Sign up to lead an age group on the sign up calendar in the Gathering Space near the thumb print tree!
Connect
Connect Guides Needed
A valuable part of faith formation is the relationships formed in small groups. Ask anyone who has led or been in Connect or Confirmation – the small group experience is the best thing! Looking for adults and confirmed youth to facilitate small group discussions with 4 th and 5 th grade students on Wednesday evenings between 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Sign up in the Gathering Space next to the thumb print tree! For more information, contact Gretchen Pierskalla. 
Engaging Faith: Caring for Our Neighbors, Ending Homelessness
Building Home: What it Takes
January 16, 6:00-8:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran in Shakopee. Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative (Families Moving Forward) is hosting a workshop to learn reasons people are homeless, what affordable housing means and what it takes to get affordable housing funded and built.There will be specifics about steps to take to secure land use and funding for Prairie Pointe, a proposed development for family supportive housing to serve Scott and Carver county families. 

Beacon Congregation Convening
January 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran in Prior Lake. 
Gather with other Beacon congregations to celebrate, invigorate and support each other as we move forward on Prairie Pointe and rental assistance campaign.  
January is a Great Time to Join Chancel Choir!
We are working on all new music for Epiphany and Lent, rehearse Wednesdays from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m., sing three Sundays a month, and two Saturdays a year. Beginning in February we will be working on a special cantata for Good Friday. See Tom Paulson for information on how to join. TPaulson@CrownofGlory.org .
New Meeting Location for Wednesday Bible Study
We will be gathering at Auburn Manor in Chaska on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.- noon. Please join us in the Fireplace Room for a conversation about the gospel for the coming Sunday; reflect on the themes and tensions of the text and where it meets us in our world. F acilitated by Gretchen Pierskalla ; all are welcome!
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Audit Team Seeking New Member
The Audit Team reviews the financial records of the church and will be conducting the 2019 audit soon. We are seeking at least one new member who would join our current team. If you have a finance or accounting background and would like to join this year’s Audit Team, please contact our Finance Director Ashley Pederson.
New Sanctuary Chairs Special Project Committee
The Council has authorized a new initiative in 2020 to evaluate and decide on new chairs for the sanctuary. Bob Chinnock and Steve Tinker have been appointed as co-chairs of the committee. We are looking for up to four people that are interested in helping evaluate suppliers and select chair options. Please call or leave a note at the office and let Kellie know of your interest in helping. We will inform the congregation as soon as we have details about chair options and costs.
Worship Assistants Needed
Crown of Glory is looking for a pool of people, 4 th grade and older, to serve as Worship Assistants. Those serving in this position will lead one or more elements of worship - The Prayer of the Day, Scripture, the Statement of Faith, Prayers of the People for example - depending on the service. Training will be provided, the element(s) of worship will be emailed in advance, and Worship Assistants will be able to serve at the service of their choice. Please contact Pastor Laura Laughlin , or Tom Paulson for more information or to sign-up.
Lunch & Learn: An Evening Special
Mark your calendars for our January “Lunch & Learn: An Evening Special” on Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30-7:00 p.m . Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation from 6:00-7:00 p.m. by Officer Julie Janke on the impact of opioids, the pitfalls, as well as the increasing popularity of vaping in our community. Officer Julie will also be talking about the importance of recycling old prescriptions. Join us for this informative and important discussion! RSVP to crownofglorychaska@gmail.com or call the church office at 952-448-3230.
The Sun Hall Christmas Tree Needs a New Home
The Christmas tree in the Sun Hall is free to the first person who can pick it up. The lights and stand are included and may not be taken separately. Four free tree stands are also available on a first come first serve basis.
Switching to Electronic Giving Soon?
Help us reduce the cost of offering envelopes in 2020 by moving to electronic giving. If you would like to have your name removed from the offering envelope mailing list because you send your offerings in other ways, please email Kellie Bokusky by end of day on January 23, 2020. 
A popular way to give electronically is through Give + Text. Make one-time or recurring offerings by simply sending a text to 833-497-3991. It’s a convenient solution when you can’t attend services or don’t have cash or checks with you. 

We also offer Simply Giving. Please contact Ashley Pederson to request a form to setup an account.

Please scan our QR code to be taken to our giving page or
Worship Bag Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to freshen the Worship Bags with items for quiet play for our youngest members. Please contact  Gretchen Pierskalla  for more information.
Vacation Bible School
Join us June 15 -19 for VBS at CoG!
Children ages 3 years old - grade 5 are invited to participate. Youth and adult volunteers are needed for this event. Please contact  Gretchen Pierskalla  for more information.
Wednesday Dinner
January 22
Mac & Cheese, Chicken Fingers and Salad Bar   

January 29
Chinese New Year! Chicken, Egg Rolls, Fried Rice and Salad Bar. 

All dinners are served with assorted desserts.
Worship Attendance Last Week
In Our Prayers
January 11
5:00 p.m.: 25
January 12
9:00 a.m.: 157
Together in Faith: 17
10:30 a.m.: 76

January 20
Office Closed
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Prayer Requests
Please E-mail
January 30
Fare For All and Shoe Bus
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Grow Together in Faith"