November 12, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday, November 15
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday

"Lifted Up"
Appeal Commitment Sunday
2021 Stewardship Appeal
We will be journeying through this year’s Stewardship Campaign, Sustaining, Building, and Strengthening, throughout the month of November. Be sure to tune into our livestream worship service every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for each installment of our stewardship series.

All are invited to return their commitment card by mail or complete the online commitment form. Questions? Contact Pastor Reggie.
SPARK Lesson: "Parable of the Talents"
This Sunday, during the Children’s Message, Pastor Reggie will talk about the gospel story for the day from Matthew 25: 14-30, the same story that you will be reading for your SPARK lesson for this Sunday! We will be learning about the Parable of the Talents, a story where Jesus teaches about how God gives gifts to everyone. And, as recipients of these gifts, we are called to use them every single day to spread God’s love!
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents:

We are still diving into how to be good stewards. When we are diligent about being good stewards of God, we realize all our blessings in life. Even better, when we share those blessings with others, God’s blessings spread all over to everyone! As we stay social distanced to not spread germs, we can look at a few ways we can still share blessings.

Read: Luke 5:17-26, "This is an excellent story of how our faith in Jesus makes us good stewards to act out that faith and there are blessings to us for it!"

Memory Verse: 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Activity: Make a snowflake out of paper! Fold a piece of paper and cut shapes into the folded sides. When you unfold the piece of paper, you see your shapes multiplied. Like when we share our blessing, those blessings can get multiplied all over the world!

Have fun!

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
Music Notes
Ear Worms Reimagined

Do you get ear worms? You know that song that plays over and over AND OVER in your head and gets really annoying after a while? Being a musician, I get ear worms all the time. But I’ve learned to pay attention to them. Call it a God-thing, the Holy Spirit trying to get my attention, or just dumb luck, but often a song gets stuck in my head because something about the words and the melody gives me pause, and causes me to think.

Our song after Pastor Reggie’s sermon this Sunday is "Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ," ELW #674, a fun ear worm. But my ear worm is not verse one. It’s verse two:

Christ is able to make us one, at the table he sets the tone,
Teaching people to live to bless, love in word and in deed express.
Jesus lives again! Earth can breathe again! Pass the Word around! Loaves abound!

Take a listen, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYnF86ZzHH8. In this Stewardship season, we’re talking about our priorities for 2021, who we are and what we hope to do. This verse expresses that well. Christ can make us one; Christ can teach us to live to bless others and the world, and to express love in all we do and say. And in 2021, the year after “I can’t breathe” became a mantra, helping the world to breathe again seems like a very appropriate goal.


Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
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Poinsettia Sale
Poinsettia plants are available for purchase in memory or honor of loved ones and will be used to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas Eve worship. Your dedication will be included in the worship outline.

To order, fill out this form and mail it with payment to the church office. Both items must arrive no later than Wednesday, December 9. Poinsettias are $10 each.

Directions for picking up your poinsettia will be communicated at a later date. If you have any questions, contact Kellie in the church office.
Volunteers Needed on November 19
A drive-through FFA is a wonderful way to serve people in our community! Please email Kanitta Rentfrow if you are able to volunteer from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on November 19. Due to the pandemic, we are encouraging those at risk to refrain from volunteering at this time.

All volunteers must wear gloves and a mask at all times, a yellow vest, comfortable shoes, and needs to dress appropriately for being outdoors during this time. You will need to bring a mask with you. Gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Two Volunteer Board Members Needed
The Bountiful Basket is currently seeking two volunteer food shelf board members. The board meets on the third Tuesday of each month for an hour. There are no prerequisites to join, other than an interest in helping other people. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tom Redman by phone at 952-221-1832 or email.
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
Love INC. is collecting food donations at St. Victoria Catholic Church now until Saturday, November 21. For more information, please visit Love INC.'s website. 
"Do Not Be Afraid" A Virtual Christmas Pageant
Despite all the plans that COVID-19 has forced us to cancel, we are excited to announce that the Christmas Narrative is STILL on!

This year, we will be recording a completely virtual Christmas Narrative and posting it on Christmas Eve. We will be using a brand-new script recently released by Illustrated Ministry, specifically written and designed for this year and the virtual age we are living in. It is still the traditional Christmas story, with all of the traditional characters, but it is cleverly set in the context of a parent telling a child the story of hope when he/she is scared. More details to come in the next few weeks!

If you or your child(ren) would like to be involved, please contact Pastor Laura
Parking Lot Construction
The West entrances and drive lanes at the preschool entrance are under construction! Crown of Glory has contracted with Kusske Construction Company to begin Phase #1 of our parking lot remodel.  Bob Chinnock, our volunteer building and grounds coordinator, will be the lead manager on the parking lot project. Our goal is to complete this first phase of the project before winter. Phase #1 of the parking lot project has been fully funded by the Pulte Land Swap Fund. We look forward to our new addition to the entrances and curbs along Cardinal Street on the West side of the parking lot!
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.
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for Simple Chicken Enchiladas!
Crown of Glory Updates
Pastors:
  • Pastors will be available by phone or email 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.

Building Use: 
  • The church is closed, and staff will work from home during the week until further notice. For the full building use update, please click here.  Thank you for your support during these times.
  • DS West Driving School instructors and students are using the church parking lot for behind the wheel instruction.

Sustaining Fund Summary - Year through October 31, 2020:
  • Payments: $617,199
  • Revenue: $582,718
  • Balance: (-$34,481)

Communications Update:
  • For security purposes all staff emails have been removed from the church website, as there have been an increased volume of scam emails. All staff can be reached by calling the church office. Emails will continued to be shared in all written and e-communications.

Church Council Update:
  • The October Church Council minutes are now available. Please contact Pastor Reggie if you would like a copy emailed to you.
  • The next Church Council Meeting is on December 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Update: Mask Mandate
  • Please click here to read our response to Executive Order 20-81.

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. Need Help Coping? Call First Street Center at (952) 442-4437
  4. 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:
Worship Attendance
In Our Prayers
November 8, 2020
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Next Day: 114 Total Views
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