June 11, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday
"Go, Do, Say and Be"
Second Sunday After Pentecost
Peace Vigil
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, economic crisis, and unrest caused by racial inequalities, Crown of Glory and members of the larger community gather – outside, at a physical distance - to pray for peace and justice. Photo courtesy of Scott Saulsbury.
Thankful Thursdays!
Log onto our YouTube channel at 12:05 p.m. today for a brief prerecorded devotional by Pastor Reggie! We will be offering this devotional every Thursday during this time of social distancing. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Reggie or Pastor Laura !
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and Turn on Notifications
If you would like to be notified of when we are “live” or when we post a new video on our YouTube page, make sure you click on the “Subscribe” button on the Crown of Glory Chaska MN YouTube homepage, as well as clicking on the “bell” icon and select “All” to receive notifications whenever we publish a new video! If you have any questions, contact Pastor Laura !
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.
Children's Ministry
Growing in Faith Together
In the gospel lesson this week, Matthew 9:35-10:8 [9-23], Jesus proclaims the dominion of heaven in a context that did not resemble any notion of heaven! Jesus has compassion on the crowds and sends the apostles out to experience the power of compassion to heal members of their community and themselves.

Beloved Ones, in your circle of contacts, who does your heart go out to? Jesus tells us to start with the ones we know. How are you being drawn near to a dear one who is in need of compassion to relieve their suffering? Consider this to be the prompting of the Holy Spirit. As a shepherd, how will you guide and provide for their need? It may be a phone call or letter for one who is lonely, or an act of service that you can do that will provide healing, restore hope, lift the spirit of your dear one by connecting with them in some way. Discover the power of compassion and the dominion of heaven within your own realm and reach this week. And the peace of Christ which passes all understanding will guide and keep you. 
SUMMER SPARK Lesson is on Romans 5:1-8! We are justified by faith and this gives us hope! What symbols of hope do you see in the world? Christian hope is more than a symbol or optimistic feeling. Christian hope is an orientation, a compass point that guides our way of seeing and acting in the world! We live in hope because of Jesus!  
VBS Update: Register by June 14
We are delighted to share that Green Lake Lutheran Ministries is working with their staff to develop VBS materials for use at home for ages preschool through 5 th  grade, which we will be able to share with you at no cost! Please fill out  this form by June 14  if you are interested in receiving VBS materials when they become available. For those who can and want to support Green Lake Lutheran Ministries and Crown of Glory Children’s Ministries, we will split your donation 50/50. For more information please visit our  website .
Music Notes from Tom Paulson
When I worked at Incarnation Lutheran in Shoreview, the senior pastor, Gary Anderson, was a good mentor and teacher. He had a great deal of respect for the lectionary, the assigned readings for each worship service; that the lectionary represents 2000 years of collected wisdom and lived experience, good and bad. It was his job as a preacher to find that relevant wisdom in the assigned reading. It may take some time, thought, prayer and discussion, but it is almost always there.

This was never more apparent to me than on May 31, Pentecost Sunday as we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit, and this past Sunday June 7, as we sang Breathe. Take a listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvRVFd2NmMY  In scripture the Holy Spirit is often described as air, breath of God, wind, life-force, a rush of mighty wind.

Two weeks ago, George Floyd was murdered. Among his last words were, “I can’t breathe.” No one can deny that his death has truly captured our country and our world, and with particularly good reason. His death cannot be undone, but we can become a better people because of it.

It gives me hope to see and hear that the protestors have been incredibly diverse – black, white, old, young, middle-aged, experienced, first-timers, male, female, etc. It gives me hope that the peaceful protests continue, and that Americans seem to be able to see the difference between protests and riots. It is my hope and prayer that the Holy Spirit breathe on all of us, and in the words of the song, “speak the word that heals this broken ground.”

Peace to you, your family and all your loved ones. In this unique time, God is still love, and God is still good.

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for an Easy Italian Pasta Salad!
Loaves & Fishes
June 16
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
St. John's Lutheran Church, Shakopee
Learn about a new way of  serving food  to the community and how to  volunteer .
Crown of Glory Updates
Building Use: 
  • In response to the Governor’s most recent extension of the “Safe at Home” order, Crown of Glory is extending the closure of our church building, and all in-person worship and ministries until July 6 or until further notice. Thank you for your support during these times. 
  • DS West Driving School instructors and students have resumed using the church parking lot for behind the wheel instruction.

Sustaining Fund Summary - Year through May 31, 2020:
  • Expenses: $309,863
  • Revenue: $294,527  

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:

  • Pastors will be available by phone 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.
Live Streamed Worship
In Our Prayers
June 7, 2020
9:30 a.m.: 75 Live Views
Next Day: 95 Total Views

June 10, 2020
6:30 p.m.: 26 Live Views
Next Day: 34 Total Views
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