May 28, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday
"A New Fire, A New Spirit"
Day of Pentecost
Thankful Thursdays!
Log onto our YouTube channel at 12:05 p.m. today for a brief prerecorded devotional by Pastor Laura! 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.
Children's Ministry
Living Liturgy: Part 9
We come to the final Living Liturgy experience in our Easter journey! We have been practicing resurrection and living the gospel in our daily life together. Thank you for joining me in this experiment!

This week, we read in Acts 2:1-21 the story of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, which gives birth to the church in a curious and unexpected way. We read that the people were bewildered, amazed, astonished, and perplexed at all they experienced that day. “What does this mean?” they asked. Peter declares the Spirit is poured out upon all flesh to tell the truth about what God is up to. This truth is given to those with power, and to people without power at the edges of society. All kinds of people will all see visions and dream dreams of God’s great and glorious work as it is unfolding and yet to be!
We can wonder with amazement and curiosity at all we see in our world today and ask “What does this mean?” And like Peter, we can trust God is up to something new and life giving, even if beyond our imagination to see it – yet! To live this gospel promise, practice curiosity! At the end of the day, perhaps on a walk where the wind can circle around you, ponder what you have seen, heard, and experienced with curiosity; breathe deeply asking “What does this mean?” Let that question settle into your heart, open to the breath of God to speak life-giving truth to you there. What is being born? What communication is becoming clear? Where are connections and connectedness happening in surprising ways? 

In the gospel reading from John 20:19-23, the crucified and risen Jesus speaks a word of peace to his beloved, yet fearful followers. As they breath in Jesus’ breath they receive the Holy Spirit and are sent into the world as God sent Jesus, with power and love. Receive this blessed breath of power and love into your own body. Let it envelop your questions and troubled heart. And may the peace of God that passes all understanding keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
SPARK News
SPARK Family Sunday school celebrates the birth of the church and arrival of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost
VBS Update
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 .
Music Notes from Tom Paulson
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan -- to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

I am astonished by these words! They come from Lincoln’s second inaugural address, March 1865. The Civil War is winding down, a war of attrition that killed over 600,000 Americans, and left most the country in tatters. He and his wife, Mary, had lost a child to typhoid, their second, and Mary was becoming increasingly emotionally unbalanced. He was reviled by much of the country as a monster or a buffoon, and even though he suffered from his own demons, it was his steady, strong leadership that had held the nation together!

Pastor Laura lent me a book of piano solos recently. One of the solos was arrangement of It is Well with My Soul. Horatio Spafford wrote the words to this hymn in 1873 after his wife and daughter died in a shipwreck.

When peace like a river attendeth my way; when sorrows like sea billows roll.
Whatever my lot you have taught me to say, “It is well, it is well with my soul.”

If ever there were two people who had reason to despair, it was Lincoln and Spafford, and yet they were able to find hope, courage, strength, and fortitude, and through their example inspire others. May Lincoln and Spafford give you the same sense of hope, courage, strength, and fortitude that they have given me.


Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
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 designated area. Payment is by credit card, debit card for EBT only.

Seeking Volunteers

Please email  Kanitta Rentfrow , FFA volunteer coordinator, if you are able to volunteer this Thursday. FFA is encouraging those at risk to refrain from volunteering at this time. 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.

Congratulations to the following graduates, who will be recognized this Sunday!

Jocelyn Noel Berkas
Nathaniel Aaron Dahlby
Tyler Seth Davidson
Joshua Stephen Davis
Laura Marie Dierks
Jacob Charles Dorion
Joshua Paul Dorion
Alexia Rose Dunsmore
Hannah Danielle Ekstrum
Jake Linus Kalenze
Andrew Philip Koosman
Lydia Rae Kordonowy 
Soren Christian Larson
Noah Thomas Nielsen
Charlotte Elizabeth Maus
Faith Christine Peterson
Grace Mariem Rodeman
McKenna Mae VanderVoort
Madison Trace Wacker
Luke Tyler Wiese
How Does Your Garden Grow?
The Creation Care Team encourages gardeners to plant a little extra if you have the space. Original plans were for our ministry to coordinate a harvest-themed event with various activities. We don’t know if we’ll be able to do that this year, but we believe it would still be wonderful to share God’s garden abundance with the congregation in some fashion. We will try to make that happen this fall. Hope your garden is off to a great start!  
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. 
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for an Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake!
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. 
  • DS West Driving School instructors and students have resumed using the church parking lot for behind the wheel instruction.

Carver County Resources:
  1. COVID-19 Website: www.co.carver.mn.us/covid-19
  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:
  • 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 24, 2020
9:30 a.m.: Minneapolis Synod Service 

May 27, 2020
6:30 p.m.: 60 Live Views
Next Day: 74 Total Views
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