March 5, 2020
Worship With Us
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Laura
Preaching This Weekend
"Be still and know...you are human."
Second Weekend in Lent
Lutheran Women Gone Wild Meet Tonight
Join us from 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. as we head to Muddy Cow in Shakopee.

All women are welcome!

Visit our  website  to learn more.
SPARK News
SPARK Lesson: Jesus teaches about eternity from John 3:1-17.
Connect
Connect News
Connect Lenten Series: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts! 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!
New Members
New Member Welcome this Weekend
Join us as we welcome Bob & Peggy Saxton on Saturday, March 7 and Jess Batt, along with her children Ethan and Ella, on Sunday, March 8   during our 10:30 a.m. worship service. Families will be introduced and following worship, all are invited to share in fellowship in the Sun Hall!  

Bob & Peggy are both enjoying retirement and grandparenting! They also enjoy travel, genealogy, games, gardening, history, food and volunteer work! They love to meet and talk to new people!

Jess was born and raised in Nebraska and moved to MN about 3 years ago. She enjoys watching her children, Ethan (9) and Ella (6), grow and enjoys time on the fishing boat. She works for Schwan’s.
Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll and Coffee Fundraiser
The senior high youth attending the Mission Trip will be hosting two fundraisers on Sunday mornings starting March 1 .

Cinnamon rolls and orange juice will be available following each worship service; suggested donation is $1. Be sure and get one or two of these sweet treats after worship! Thank you for supporting this ministry!
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Senior high youth will also be selling locally roasted coffee from “Driven Coffee”. Samples will be available for tasting! 
Pre-Order your coffee and support our senior ministry!
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 Week
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.

Wednesday, March 11 - Starting around 4:45 p.m.
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 tina@rues.org. 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
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 ( amsauls@comcast.net  or 612-644-8976) or Mikel Jones ( jonecy17@gmail.com 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 learn more.

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 11
Chicken Noodle Soup, Warm Cheese Pinwheels and Salad Bar

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

All dinners are served with assorted desserts.
Worship Attendance Last Weekend
In Our Prayers
2020 Total Weekend Attendance: 282

2019 Total Weekend Attendance: 265
February 29, 2020
5:00 p.m.: 58

Last Weekend
One Year Ago

March 2, 2019
5:00 p.m.:46
March 1, 2020
9:00 a.m.: 131
SPARK: 17
10:30 a.m.: 76

Last Weekend
One Year Ago

March 3, 2019
9:00 a.m.: 130
SPARK: 26
10:30 a.m.: 63
Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8! Please remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.
Prayer Requests
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March 19
Good News, Good Brews
Bottling Event, CoG
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Grow Together in Faith"