Crown Connections

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

Sermon Series This Lent:
"A Whale of a Tale"
Pastor Kristie Preaching:
"God's Relentless Pursuit"

Join us each weekend in Lent for a walk through Jonah’s story! This week is Jonah Part 2: God's Relentless Pursuit.

SPARK Lesson: 3/17  Jonah Part 2 – Jonah tries to hide from God and finds himself in the belly of a fish! 

Connect Lesson: 3/20 Connect schedule shifts during Lent to meet from 5:45-6:25 p.m. Worship with Holden Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m.

Opportunities in Children’s Ministry:

Worship Bag Tune-Up! Contact Gretchen if you are interested in refreshing the quiet worship bags for our young worshipers! Donations of items for quiet play during worship for our children ages preschool – grade 3 are welcome!

Nursery Helpers Needed! Contact Jenni Payne if you are interested in helping to care for our youngest during worship times!

SEEKING ADULTS AND YOUTH to serve as SPARK teachers and shepherds for 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship times! Share God’s love and God’s story with children preschool – grade 3. Contact Gretchen if you are interested or register here.
Thank you for your partnership in passing faith on to our kids!

SEEKING ADULTS to serve as Connect Guides on Wednesday nights, 6-7 p.m. Explore and experience biblical texts with 4 th and 5 th grade students now through May 15th. Men and women are invited to be part of the faith formation journey with our students! For more information contact Gretchen.
Sponsor a New Kitchen Apron for $15
It’s time to update and replenish CoG kitchen aprons; the Kitchen Team has sourced a new, 100% cotton apron which will have the church logo printed on it. The cost is $15 each and we are looking for sponsors to help cover the costs. Our goal is to order 20 aprons and have them in time for use at our Palm Sunday brunch. Can you help by sponsoring a new apron? Please drop off your donation at the church office. Thank you. 

Secretary of State to Speak at CoG
The League of Women Voters of Eastern Carver County is hosting an event at Crown of Glory on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. There is more background about the event is in this week's Chaska Herald
Adult Lunch & Learn
"Sheltering the Refugee"
Join in on March's "Lunch & Learn" -- and bring a friend!
WHEN : Tuesday, March 19th – 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Crown of Glory, Sun Hall
Enjoy a little lunch, fellowship, and a free program.
Our presenter will be Kathryn Berger, SSND, M.T.S.
Refugee Program Specialist: Volunteer and Outreach
Minnesota Council of Churches—Refugee Services

Kathryn will give us an overview of the immigration scene in our state, and outline ways we as individuals and as a faith community might get involved in sheltering our newest neighbors. 

Please R.S.V.P with the church office .
CoG Wall of Crosses
For the past year, the Cross Wall outside the Sanctuary has been celebrated and appreciated by many people. If you did not have an opportunity to contribute a cross last year or have an additional cross you would like to contribute, during Lent we are inviting you to contribute a cross for the wall. 

If you have a cross to contribute to the cross wall, You are welcome to bring it forward during our Wednesday night Lenten Worship during the offering or drop it off in the church office. 

If your cross happens to have a story that goes with it - where it came from, who made it or any background information, please be sure to include a typed/written brief history with it.

Crosses will be accepted through April 14th. 
Attention All Hospitality Volunteers!
You are invited to a “Taco Tuesday” themed thank you dinner in appreciation for the gift of time you have given to Crown of Glory!

When : Tuesday, April 2 , 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Where : Sun Hall
Lenten Soup Supper Sign-Up
Our Lenten 2019 Soup and Sandwich Suppers begin on March 6th !  

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

We are seeking more people to sign up for the coming weeks of March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd, and April 10th.

Sign-up sheets will be available in the gathering space. Look for the high-top table with the "Soup Supper Sign-Up".
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's what's on the menu for March:

March 20th - Tomato Soup - Gruyere Pastry Swirls

March 27th - Chili - Pinwheels

Salad Bar and desserts are served with all meals.
Seeking "Meals on Wheels" Volunteer Drivers
Crown of Glory has done meal delivery in coordination with the CAP agency for many years. We are now in need of additional drivers to cover our team members who leave for warmer weather (snowbirds) and who are temporarily unavailable.

The shift comes around every six weeks. During that time, the route is for the noon meal. Drivers pick up the meals at Talheim (next to Auburn Manor) at 10:15 a.m. and are usually finished around 12:15 p.m. Your commitment is one day every six weeks.

Any interested people, please contact Shirley Thalacker at 952-443-4074. She coordinates drivers with the routes.
VBS Coming to Crown of Glory:
Summer 2019!
Mark your calendars for VBS June 24th-28th, 2019 !

VBS Paper Registration Opens March 10th through June 2nd! Electronic registration coming soon!

SEEKING VBS Volunteers  – Adults and Youth are invited to participate at CoG during VBS June 24-28, 2019!
SEEKING VBS Host Homes  – for the counselors from Green Lake Bible Camp who will be leading our VBS June 24-28, 2019 at CoG. Counselors will arrive on Sunday, June 23rd . Host homes would be hosting two or more college students for this week filled with fun and faith!
For all VBS information, please contact Gretchen Pierskalla .
Tuesday, March 19th
5-7 p.m., Shakopee
Prayer Requests

Thursday, March 28th
4-6 p.m., CoG
Please consider ways in which you can serve and volunteer in your community today.
Sign Up To Usher
10:30 a.m. Service
Sign Up for Communion
10:30 a.m. Service
Help With Kitchen & Fellowship
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