May 5, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday
"Following Directions"
Fifth Sunday in Easter
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service: "Finding Our Calm"
Join us Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a livestream evening worship. Join via our website at  and click on the YouTube icon. Be sure to download the worship outline found  here .
Thankful Thursdays!
Join us on our YouTube channel at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday for a brief 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.
Celebration of Ministries: May 13, 6:30 p.m.
There will be a special “Celebration of Ministries” event during our Wednesday Evening Prayer service starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 13! We invite you to share the highlights of your ministry at Crown of Glory this year. What were your milestones? Please email your reflections to Pastor Laura by May 10. We are seeking your feedback to share your thoughts with the congregation. Were you a part of the Creation Care Team, Faithful Knotters, Faith Knitters, Chancel Choir, Chancel Chimers, SPARK Sunday school teacher, Connect Guide, Confirmation Small Group Guide, or High School Ministry leader? Did you serve on the Fare For All Team or the Loaves and Fishes Team? Whatever outreach, ministry or education team you served on or participated in, send us your appreciation highlights to be shared during this special worship on Wednesday, May 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. We want to share our thanks and appreciation with all Crown of Glory ministries! 
Stay Connected
We are working to keep all of our Crown of Glory guests and members connected to our worship life, communications and happenings. Do you know of anyone who isn’t connected? Do you know of anyone who doesn’t have internet access at home? We are seeking your help in identifying anyone who is missing essential information from Crown of Glory. Please contact  Kellie Bokusky  to let us know how we can help everyone stay connected.
New CoG Staff Member
Welcome to Devon Rain who joined our Crown of Glory staff last week! Devon will be doing lawn maintenance at the church this spring and summer. Please extend a warm welcome when you have the opportunity.
SPARK Lesson: God’s House! John 14:1-14. There is a place for you in God’s House!
Connect News
What’s your story? How is God’s big story connecting to your life? What is some good news you could share? This week we explore our lesson: Spread of the Gospel. Watch your email for the Zoom link to gather at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. See you there!
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for an Au Gratin Sausage Skillet!
Engaging Faith and Community from Home
Have been wondering how can I help others while sheltering in place? Here are several ideas for how to make a difference and engage your faith, while helping our partner organizations. Fare For All, Sheridan Story, and Loaves and Fishes are partners who help to eliminate hunger. Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is our partner to eliminate homelessness for families. EcoFaith Network is comprised of congregations working with the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod around climate justice issues. Getting connected to what we care about and participating in it can multiply positive effects!  
EcoFaith: Letter Writing Party
Looking for ways to stay engaged and take action on environmental issues? The EcoFaith Network is hosting a letter writing party via Zoom on Thursday, May 7 from 8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Please visit the Mpls Area Synod website to learn more.
The Sheridan Story: #GiveatHomeMN
Now through May 8, The Sheridan Story is participating in an online fundraising event hosted by GiveMN. Please visit the GiveMN website to learn more.
Homes for All: Rally from Home
Legislature has not passed emergency rental assistance or housing bonds. Join others from Beacon,the Homes for All coalition, and Governor Tim Walz for a virtual rally, calling for this essential legislation, on May 8 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Register today to receive the Zoom information for the rally. 

Beacon: Emergency House Relief Package

When all people have access to stable housing, communities are stronger and healthier. Collective action and investment through our public policy should work toward ensuring all people have a home.  Learn how you can take action and learn how bonds create homes
Loaves and Fishes
May 19
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
St. John's Lutheran Church, Shakopee
Learn about a new way of serving food to the community and how to volunteer .
Fare For All
Crown of Glory will be hosting a drive-thru FFA event on May 28 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the church parking lot. More details to come.
Confirmation Continues: Distance Learning Class Sessions!
Confirmation Students and Parents
Even though we are not able to gather together for the remainder of our calendar year, we invite you to logon to our website at and click on the YouTube icon for our final 3 class sessions. Each session will be pre-recorded and can be watched anytime you choose. The class sessions will be led by Pastor Reggie and Pastor Laura and will include a downloadable PDF outline. Once you finished the session, each student is asked to complete an online “worship note”, with the TITLE of the class in the heading. Confirmation class sessions will be available starting Wednesday, April 22 nd  at 3:00 p.m. and each Wednesday following at 3:00 p.m . Our last class session will be Wednesday May 6 th . Please log on with your family and enjoy your final 3 Confirmation class sessions of the year!
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 May 18 or until further notice. Thank you for your support during these times. 

Sustaining Fund Summary - Year through April 30, 2020:
  • Expenses: $253,000 
  • Revenue: $235,362  

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 3, 2020
9:30 a.m.: 100 Live Views
Next Day Totals: 167 Views
Prayer Requests
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