January 28, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday, January 31
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday

"Who is the One is Charge?"
Forth Sunday after Epiphany
SPARK Lesson: "Teaching and Healing"
This Sunday, Jenni Payne will read Mark 1:21-28 from the SPARK Story Bible. Be sure to have yours with you and follow along with her! We will hear about one of the first times Jesus casts out a demon in the Gospel of Mark. This might sound a bit scary but have no fear! Through Jesus we learn that the Holy Spirit can overcome anything and is alive in each of us, guiding us, and healing our hearts. Our God (three in one: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit) is all about love, grace, and healing!
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

I hope you have been enjoying the snow! Some of the days this past week have been beautiful! Our lesson last week was on joy. This week, we will focus on something else that keeps our joy in Jesus: love. This is important, right? To love God, our adults, neighbors, and ourselves. I think God’s love makes joy a little bit easier to hold on to. There are four different kinds of love that are talked about in the Bible (they are Greek words so stay with me). They are:

  • Storge (Affection)
  • Philia (Friendship)
  • Eros (Romantic)
  • Agape (Unconditional Love).

Which one sounds like love God gives us? (Agape)
Which one sounds like a love we do not understand yet? (Eros)

This month, we are going to focus our efforts on Philia. Has anyone watched the Narnia movies or read the books? They are some of my favorite stories. The movies are on Disney+ or you can borrow them from me because they are so good! The author of those books, C.S. Lewis, has the idea that friendship is likely the kind of love that is the closest resemblance to Heaven. We can all use a little Heaven on Earth.

Activity: Here is a picture of a “friendasaurus” to color. After you are done coloring the dinosaur, then write some ways that this dinosaur is a good friend.

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
Music Notes
I admit it! I am a bad Minnesotan. I hate cold and snow, I hate the dark, I consider Palm Springs to be a good winter vacation, and January something to be tolerated rather than reveled in. Despite this, I do see two redeeming qualities about January. One is the reality that we are now on the upswing from the winter solstice and our days are getting longer, even though this is sometimes hard to perceive. Two, I like those brilliantly cold days with absolutely no cloud cover, when the sun is so intense; she is obviously doing her best to bring warmth and light back to Minnesota.
For this reason, I feel like those of us in Minnesota, and other comparably northern climates, have a special understanding of the metaphor Jesus, the Light of the World. That light in the best of times can seem to be in short supply. What if Christ is calling us to be the light? Take a listen!

Rise, shine, you people! Christ, the Lord has entered.
Our human story, God in him, is centered.
He comes to us by death and sin surrounded, with grace unbounded.

In late January 2021, with the light of a COVID-19 vaccine breaking on the horizon, it’s a compelling call, isn’t it!

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
Restoring God's Earth: January Tips
We hope you found January’s theme informative and easy to take a step towards lowering your carbon footprint. Actionable ideas included utilizing reusable bags instead of plastic, avoiding car idling, running appliances efficiently, and many more easy-to-adopt tips. You can refer back to all the ideas throughout the year on the Creation Care web page. Get “energized” for February, we’ll announce our theme in next week’s e-blast. 
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!

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. 

Members are invited to preregister for this year’s Annual Congregational Meeting by visiting our website, or by clicking here.

A Zoom link and phone number will be provided in an e-newsletter that will be sent out on February 2. Information will also be posted on the website. Participants can join the meeting by logging in from your computer or by calling from your phone. 

The Annual Congregational Report will be available on the website two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. A limited number of reports will be printed and available for pickup at the north entrance after 3:00 p.m. today.
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 Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas!
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.

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:
  • 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:
Worship Attendance
In Our Prayers
January 24, 2020
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