May 21, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Area Synod
Memorial Day Weekend Worship
Join us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for a prerecorded service led by our Synod staff, with sermon from Bishop Ann Svennungsen and a children's sermon from Rev. John Hulden!
Worship Bulletin
Worship Service
Thankful Thursdays!
Join us on our YouTube channel at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday for a brief devotional by Pastor Reggie! We will be offering this devotional every Thursday during this time of social distancing. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Reggie or Pastor Laura !
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and Turn on Notifications
If you would like to be notified of when we are “live” or when we post a new video on our YouTube page, make sure you click on the “Subscribe” button on the Crown of Glory Chaska MN YouTube homepage, as well as clicking on the “bell” icon and select “All” to receive notifications whenever we publish a new video! If you have any questions, contact Pastor Laura !
Offering and Electronic Giving
Please consider continuing your weekly offering during these times when we are not gathering, as our congregation will still have our regular financial obligations. Thank you for considering one of the following ways:
  • Mailing your offering to our address at 1141 Cardinal Street Chaska, MN 55318.
  • Getting signed up for Simply Giving, an automated giving option, by filling out this form and sending it to our Director of Finance, Ashley Pederson.
  • Trying “Text to Give” by sending a text to our secure account at 833-497-3991.

Please scan our QR code to be taken to our giving page or click here to learn more. Thank you.
Graduate Recognition: Sunday, May 31
Hello Seniors, we want to celebrate you! Please take a few moments to complete this  questionnaire  by no later than May 29. Please also send a senior picture to  Julie Youngman  to be included with your information.  Graduates will be recognized during worship on Sunday, May 31 and will receive a special blessing.
Music Notes from Tom Paulson
"Didn’t my God deliver Moses from King Pharaoh?
And didn’t He cool the fiery furnace for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego?
When I think of what my God can do,
He delivered Daniel; I know he will deliver you!" (Robert Ray)

This is the second verse of He Never Failed Me Yet, a classic black gospel anthem. I had plans for the Chancel Choir to sing it during the Easter season. It is apparently a Crown favorite; the choir files have about 40 very well-worn copies. I’ve directed it many Sundays for worship over the years. The first time was after the pastor had been on vacation. After we finished, and the congregation stopped clapping cheering, she said, “Wow! I was gone for one week, and I come back to a whole new church.”

Take a listen - (I love this video because it’s a bunch of white kids singing Black Gospel music. Christians always have so much to learn from each other!)

I love this song for its sheer energy, joy, and enthusiasm. It is not the most profound song; it is about the level of a Hallmark card. But who doesn’t like getting a greeting card, and who doesn’t smile and feel better after reading it? And is it any less true simply because it isn’t deeply profound?

In these days of Covid-19, and wondering when we can get back together, and how, and concerns for safety especially for those most vulnerable, this song helps me put it in perspective. I may have been through storms before, but God never left me alone and defenseless, God always “abided” with me. I know God will abide with you. Keep the faith!

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
SPARK Lesson this week is The Ascension. The season of Easter continues with the story of Jesus risen from the dead, walking among and appearing to believers, and ascending into heaven. What it means for believers then and now is that we are all witnesses sent to share God’s good news. We have hope in Jesus when we are sad, worried, or uncertain and we can share our hope with other people! 
VBS Updates
We are delighted to share that Green Lake Lutheran Ministries is working with their staff to develop VBS materials for use at home for ages pre-K through 5 th grade, which we will be able to share with you at no cost! Please fill out this form if you are interested in receiving VBS materials when they become available. For those who can and want to support Green Lake Lutheran Ministries and Crown of Glory Children’s Ministries, we will split your donation 50/50. For more information please visit our website .
Get Your Green Thumb Ready 
Spring has sprung and it’s time to plan CoG’s landscaping projects to help keep the grounds looking good. This year the goal will be to keep projects easy-to-tackle while aligning with social distancing guidelines. Our Adopt-A-Garden program was a great success last year and we are happy to bring that back this year. This allows you and your family to help CoG by maintaining a small planting area or potted plants throughout the growing season. Other project work will focus on weed maintenance and perennial additions around the property—watch for more details soon. If you would like to join this ministry, please email Kellie at the church office. 
Fare For All: May 28 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For the safely of all, Crown of Glory will be hosting a FFA event in the church parking lot with social distancing measures in place. Customers will use the north entrance, receive a menu and follow the volunteers' directions for purchasing and picking up their items. Then exit through the south entrance by the preschool. Payment is by credit card, debit card for EBT only.

Seeking Volunteers for next Thursday

Please email  Kanitta Rentfrow , FFA volunteer coordinator, if you are able to volunteer. FFA is encouraging those at risk to refrain from volunteering at this time. Thank you.
Beacon Team Update
The Shakopee Planning Commission voted 6-0 to unanimously recommend the land use application for Prairie Pointe supportive family housing to the City Council, who will hear the proposal and vote on June 2. If you want to learn more about Prairie Pointe, or are interested in joining our Crown of Glory Beacon Team, please contact Gretchen Pierskalla , Pastor Reggie , or Pastor Laura
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for One Pot Stove Top Chicken and Rice!
Help Coping for Carver County Residents
Coping with the changes during the pandemic brings challenges into our lives. Perhaps you feel lonely, sad or anxious due to the uncertainty of the situation. The Stay at Home order, meaning many of us are isolated with family members or alone, can bring challenges as well. 

Carver County’s First Street Center, our local community mental health center located in Waconia, offers County residents a free online video support group for those struggling with difficult emotions and thoughts during the COVID-19 crisis. This support group listens and provides caring advice for one other. This isn’t a therapy group where you deal with intense conditions. Rather, this group offers listening, understanding, and ideas on coping with the current pandemic on a day-to-day basis.  

Any County resident can participate free of charge, whether you’re a client of First Street Center or not. The group begins on Thursday, May 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., continuing every Thursday. You attend the group as needed, with no weekly commitment necessary.
Interested residents should call First Street Center to register at (952)442-4437.
Crown of Glory Updates
Building Use: 
  • In response to the Governor’s most recent extension of the “Shelter in Place” order, Crown of Glory is extending the closure of our church building, and all in-person worship and ministries until June 1 or until further notice. Thank you for your support during these times. 

Carver County Resources:
  1. COVID-19 Website:
  2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@CarverCounty) for daily updates 
  3. County’s Community Resource Response - Link to resources such as employment, business support, child care, transportation, food access, domestic violence, housing, mental health and more:

  • Pastors will be available by phone in case of an emergency or for any other pastoral care needs. To reach one of our pastors directly please call the church office at 952-448-3230 and select the appropriate extension. The office phone system will forward the call directly to the pastor’s personal cell phone every time you call.
Live Streamed Worship
In Our Prayers
May 17, 2020
9:30 a.m.: 91 Live Views
Next Day Totals: 171 Views

May 20, 2020
6:30 p.m.: 30 Live Views
Next Day Totals: 39 Views
Prayer Requests
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