March 12, 2020
Worship With Us
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Weekend
"Be Still and Know... You are Broken and Beloved"
Third Weekend in Lent
Crown of Glory Response to COVID-19: Update
As we continue to move forward during this preventative time, our pastors and other leaders welcome your thoughts and feedback regarding our community practices.  

Please review our most recent document regarding Crown of Glory’s response to COVID-19 . Our latest updates and responses to that document are below.

Cleaning Update: 
  • The doors to the Sanctuary, including the door handles, all surfaces in the bathrooms, and all entrance doors will be cleaned and disinfected by our professionally trained cleaning staff after each worship service on Wednesday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning. We will continue this practice going forward, until otherwise stated.  
Worship Update:
  • Beginning this weekend there will be no coffee/drinks or hospitality treats served following worship; this includes the cinnamon roll fundraiser.  

If you have suggestions or concerns please reach out to one of our pastors. The Church Council has appointed a “Response Team” which includes: Steve Mangen, Julie Brown, Pastor Reggie and Pastor Laura. We are taking each step of our response very carefully and continue to welcome your input.
SPARK Lesson: Woman at the Well from John 4.
Connect News
Connect Lenten Series: Discover Your Spiritual Gift continues! We will gather in the Emmaus Atrium from 5:45-6:25 p.m., followed by Holden Evening Prayer from 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Wednesdays in Lent: Soup, Art and Worship
Every Wednesday in Lent will include a soup supper at 5:00 p.m. and worship at 6:30 p.m. During the time that we gather for a meal and prior to worship, the congregation will be invited to participate in Illustrated Lent: Coloring Near the Cross! This year, Crown of Glory will be coloring through the Psalms!
Coffee Fundraiser
Senior high youth attending the Mission Trip will be selling locally roasted coffee from “Driven Coffee” on Sunday morning. Pre-Order your coffee and support our youth!
easter flowers
Easter Flower Orders
Envelopes for ordering Easter flowers are now available at the administration desk. Please place your completed envelope and payment in the 'drop box' in the office on the left. Orders are due by March 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
If you have a girl scout who is a member of CoG and is interested in selling cookies here at church-the time is coming! One table will be shared with any girls who are interested in selling cookies. Spots are limited.

Saturday, March 14 - Before and after the 5:00 p.m. service
Sunday, March 15 - After the 9:00 a.m. service
Sunday, March 15 - After the 10:30 a.m. service

If you have any questions or would like to register please contact Tina Rue at Please include Girl Scout’s name, Troop #, and 1st and 2nd choice of date to sell. We will do the best we can to accommodate all cookie sellers.
First Communion
First Communion Instruction
The next First Communion class will be on Sunday, March 15 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Sun Hall!
We encourage all 4 th  grade students and older not yet receiving this sacrament to attend the instruction time. Participants will make a clay chalice to use for their First Communion experience during Maundy Thursday Worship (Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm).
Please Note: At least one Parent/Guardian is expected to attend this important milestone instruction with their child. Contact Pastor Laura Laughlin or Gretchen to register or if you have questions.
Hospitality Volunteers Needed
The 10:30 a.m. Hospitality Team will be short on volunteers some weekends in March and April. If you can help out with greeting, ushering, communion or in the kitchen, please reach out to Angie Saulsbury (  or 612-644-8976) or Mikel Jones ( or 612-669-8336). Individuals and families are welcome and training can be provided. Thanks!
Seeking Nursery Assistants
Care for our youngest members during worship services and congregational events. This is a paid position. Contact Jenni Payne or Gretchen Pierskalla for more information.
Vacation Bible School
VBS registration is available online! Our theme this year is Generation to Generation! Gather with friends old and new as we worship, play, craft, and share faith conversations June 15-19, 2020! Staff from Green Lake Lutheran Ministries will guide us. Full and Half Day registration available. Youth volunteers, adult volunteers, and host homes are needed. Contact Gretchen to participate or to learn more.

Church Council Officers for 2020
The Church Council elected officers on Monday, March 9. Mary Leopold will serve a second term as President, Susan Gray will serve as Vice President, and Steve Clay will serve as Secretary. We congratulate each of our officers. The Church Council also welcomes Grant Taylor and Chris Gray as first-year members! We offer our gratitude for outgoing members Michael Bechthold and Jeni Stifter. 
Soup's On
Our Lenten Soup Suppers began on February 26. 

We’ll have a “Soup of the Week” plus 2-3 "Family Favorites" provided by our members!

Volunteer to make your favorite soup and share with the congregation.

Sign-up sheets are available in the Lobby. Look for the high-top table with the "Soup Supper Sign-Up". Thank you!
Lenten Soup Supper
March 18
Cheesy Potato Soup, Sloppy Joes and Salad Bar

March 25
Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese and Salad Bar

April 1
Chicken Tortilla Soup, Nachos and Salad Bar

April 8
No Dinner - Holy Week

All dinners are served with assorted desserts.
Electronic Giving
Giving has never been easier at CoG! We offer multiple ways to give electronically. A popular way to give is through Give+ Text. Make one-time or recurring offerings by simply sending a text to 833-497-3991. Please scan our QR code to be taken to our giving page or click here to learn more.
Worship Attendance Last Weekend
In Our Prayers
2020 Total Weekend Attendance: 221

2019 Total Weekend Attendance: 210
March 7, 2020
5:00 p.m.:37

Last Weekend
One Year Ago

March 9, 2019
5:00 p.m.: 27
March 8, 2020
9:00 a.m.: 97
10:30 a.m.: 78

Last Weekend
One Year Ago

March 10, 2019
9:00 a.m.: 76
10:30 a.m.:86
March 19
Good News, Good Brews
Bottling Event, CoG
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Prayer Requests
Please E-mail
March 26
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Grow Together in Faith"