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 Reggie Preaching:
"Lamenting About Do-Overs"

Join us each weekend in Lent for a walk through Jonah’s story! This week is Jonah Part 3: Lamenting About Do-Overs

SPARK Lesson: 3/24 No SPARK Lesson.  

Connect Lesson: 3/27 No Connect Lesson – Spring Break.

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.
Crown of Glory
2019 Congregational Survey
Crown of Glory has seen many changes both to our physical building and to our spiritual life in the past few years and it is both beneficial and good for us to take the pulse of the congregation once again by offering a Congregational Survey. A survey allows members and participants of our faith community to give their feedback not only on the worship life of the congregation but also on the many essential parts of our ministries. 

·    The “CoG 2019 Survey” will be conducted starting March 16th and can be submitted through April 2nd
·    To complete the survey, click here and you will be taken to website to access the survey.
·    If you prefer to take the survey by paper-form copies will be available at church and can be submitted to the church office. 
·    Each individual in your household that is a confirmed member of CoG can submit one completed survey.
·    Please submit completed survey entries by no later than April 2nd .
·    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Susan Gray . She would be happy to help you!
·    Following the completion of the Survey data will be summarized and results will be shared during several “CoG 2019 Survey Response” open round-table presentations. All are welcome to come and discover the results.  

Thank you for your partnership and participation,
CoG Council Survey Team
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. 
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

Please RSVP for this event by Friday, March 29th so we can plan food accordingly. You can RSVP using this link .
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 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 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 .

Thursday, March 28th
4-6 p.m., CoG
Prayer Requests

Thursday, April 4th
5-7 p.m., Muddy Cow, Shakopee
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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