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

Pastor Reggie Preaching:
"Still Searching Diligently"

Epiphany of Our Lord

SPARK this week is about the Wise Men who follow the star to find Jesus!

SAVE THE DATE: June 24-28, 2019 for VBS at COG. Registration coming soon.
Lutheran Women Gone Wild, TONIGHT
January 3, 5-7 p.m.
Crooked Pint, Chaska
Drinks at 5:00 p.m., Dinner at 5:45 p.m.

Join us for good food, fun and fellowship. This is a social gathering and offers women the opportunity to get to know each better in a relaxed setting. All women are welcome.
Join Us for the First "Lunch & Learn"
Adults with flexible time during the day are the special focus for this 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 schedule so far looks like this:
  • Tuesday, January 15: 11:30-1:00 p.m.: “Chasing the Mariposas"-- an illustrated presentation about Monarch butterflies by Mark Laven, retired science teacher, photographer, and nature enthusiast.

  • Tuesday, February 12: 11:30-1:00 p.m.: “Ensuring our Safety”-- information on how we can help ourselves stay safe at home and elsewhere by Police Officer Julie Janke.
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.
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Join Us for an "Undecorating Party"
Please join us on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. following the Wednesday Night Dinner for an "Undecorating Party"!

We will be taking down the Christmas decorations and getting them back into storage. All are welcome to join!
Music and Worship
Rehearsals for Chancel choir and Handbell choir have resumed on Wednesday evenings for 2019!

Now is a great time to join-- we're starting new music!
                              
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 9 -- Meatball Sliders - Chips 
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.

Good News, Good Brews
Green Lake Bible Camp

$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 home brew! Click here for more information! The registration deadline is January 18th!

Register here !
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. 
Call Committee Commences
The Associate Pastor Call Committee has formed and begun the task of filling the Associate Pastor role.

Committee members are Mary Leopold (lead), Rachel Berg Scherer, Chris Gray, Kate Peterson, Jodi Sie, Kay Stivers, Ben Tuomala, Dave Tuomala, and Becky Varone.

The committee welcomes and appreciates your input, ideas, and prayers as they work this important task. 
Loaves & Fishes
St. Mark's, Shakopee
Prayer Requests
Men's Pub Ministry
January 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
It's About Community. Volunteers Are Always
Needed and Appreciated. Please Sign Up Today.
Sign Up To Usher
10:30 a.m. Service
Sign Up for Communion
10:30 a.m. Service
Help With Kitchen & Fellowship


 Mindful of Jesus Christ, Influencing the World,
For a New Way of Seeing and Living