Crown Connections

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

Sermon Series Beginning This Lent:
"A Whale of a Tale"
Pastor Reggie Preaching:
"The Reluctant Prophet"

Beginning this Lent we will be starting a Sermon Series on the Book of Jonah called “A Whale of a Tale”. 

Join us each weekend in Lent for a walk through Jonah’s story! This week is Jonah Part 1: The Reluctant Prophet.

SPARK Lesson: Jonah Part 1 – God Calls Jonah to bring a message to the people of Nineveh, but Jonah doesn’t want to and heads in the opposite direction! 

**SPARK Students Sing in Worship at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on March  10 , 2019

Connect Lesson: 3/13 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.
Tonight: Lutheran Women Gone Wild!
Join us for good food, fun, and fellowship! Tonight, March 7th , we will be meeting at Patron in Chaska.

Drinks are at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner is at 5:45 p.m.

Come enjoy a social gathering that offers women the opportunity to get to know each other better in a relaxed setting. All women are welcome!

Lent Is Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser!
The senior high youth attending the Mission Trip will be hosting a fundraiser on Sunday mornings starting March 9th and 10th, 2019

Cinnamon rolls and OJ 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!

Lent Is Also Coffee Fundraiser!
The senior high youth attending the Mission Trip will be hosting a fundraiser on Sunday mornings starting March 9th and 10th, 2019

Senior high youth will selling locally roasted coffee from “Driven Coffee”. Samples will be available for tasting! 
Pre-Order your coffee and support our senior ministry!

First Communion Sign-Up
First Communion Instruction will be held on Sunday, March 17th  from 1:30–3:00 p.m . for all ages.  We encourage all 3rd-grade students not yet receiving the sacrament to attend this instruction time . Participants will make a clay chalice for their First Communion experience! 
Please RSVP your attendance to the church office by Monday, March 11th  in order to prepare supplies for everyone. 

Please Note: At least one Parent/Guardian is expected to attend this important milestone instruction with their child. Contact Pastor Reggie if you have any questions. 
First Communion celebration date will be the Maundy Thursday worship on Thursday, April 18th. To register your child for First Communion Instruction, check out our website . The registration link is located at the bottom of the web page.
Attention Parents!
The parents and students of the Mission Trip group invite you to let us babysit your children while you go out! Children will enjoy a light snack, craft/movie, games, and FUN!  (Dinner is not provided)

When: Friday, March 15th from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Where: Crown of Glory

Ages: Potty trained – 5 th grade

Cost:   Suggested donation is one child=$8.00/HR, two children=$10.00/HR, three children=$12.00/HR.

Please contact Lori Robinson if you are interested or register here by Tuesday, March 12th
(Please list any allergies in the comment section)

This is a fundraiser for the Mission Trip to San Francisco.

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 13th - Beef Stew and Bosco Sticks

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.
Kitchen Essentials Ministry
Cold Mornings - Time for Hot Coffee or Tea!
Minnesota winter mornings are always brisk but a good cup of coffee or tea and a piece of warm buttery toast is a great way to start the day. In February and March, the Kitchen Essentials Ministry is collecting new or gently used coffee pots, teapots, and toasters. 

The Kitchen Essentials Ministry provides Carver County families in need with essential kitchen items. Almost
all of the families we serve are in need of coffee pots, teapots, and toasters. We also continue to accept donations of other kitchen items. Donations can be placed in the alcove behind the kitchen at Crown of Glory. 

If you have any questions about this ministry, please contact Jodi at (952) 567-4397 or Sue at (612) 735-2616.

Thank you for your support of the Kitchen Essentials Ministry.
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 .
Healing Ministry Book Study
The COG Healing Ministry team invites you to consider your own gifting in healing as we explore the Judeo-Christian tradition of healing through Biblical Oils, prayer and "laying on of hands."
WHEN : 3rd Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is March 20th. New participants are always welcome!

TIME : 12:45-1:45 p.m.
WHERE : Crown of Glory, Bethany Room

TEXT "Healing Oils, Healing Hands"  by Linda Smith


For questions, more information or to order a copy of the text, contact  Dr. Robyn David .
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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