January 23, 2020
Worship With Us
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Weekend
"Answering the Call"
Stewardship Week Four
2020 Stewardship Appeal: Gather, Grow, Share
This weekend we will conclude our Stewardship Appeal. Please bring your Commitment Card with you to worship on Saturday or Sunday. You may also mail or drop off your Commitment Card at the church during office hours. Thank you for your generosity and partnership as we start the year off strong.
SPARK News
SPARK lesson this week:
The Disciples, Matthew 4:12-23. Everyone can be a disciple! Follow Jesus!

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
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.- 12:00 p.m. 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. Please note that this is not a fundraising committee; it is a design committee.
Assistance with Worship Elements
Crown of Glory is looking for a group of people, 4 th  grade and older, to serve as Worship Assistants. Those serving in this position will lead one or more parts 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 on Saturday, February 8 th from 6:15-6:45pm (following worship) and Sunday, February 9 th from 11:45am-12:15pm. The parts of worship will be e-mailed 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.
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 29
Chicken, Egg Rolls, Fried Rice and Salad Bar

February 5
¡ Taco Fiesta!

February 12
Lasagna, Garlic Toast and Caesar Salad

February 19
Wednesday Wings, Wedges and Salad Bar

February 26
Ash Wednesday
Chicken Wild Rice Soup and Salad Bar


All dinners are served with assorted desserts.
Worship Attendance Last Week
In Our Prayers
January 18
5:00 p.m.:20
January 19
9:00 a.m.: 114
SPARK:
10:30 a.m.: 94


January 30
Fare For All and Shoe Bus
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Requests
Please E-mail
February 6
Patron, Chaska
 5:00 p.m. Beverages
5:30 p.m. Dinner.

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Grow Together in Faith"