November 19, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday, November 22
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Laura
Preaching This Sunday

"Rhythm of the King"
Christ the King Sunday
Stewardship Celebration
Volunteers Needed TODAY
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, and need 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.
2021 Stewardship Appeal
We have been 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 this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for the final installment of our stewardship series.

All are invited to return their commitment card by mail or complete the online commitment form by Sunday, November 22. Questions? Contact Pastor Reggie.
SPARK Lesson: "Sheep and Goats"
Jesus told the disciples that they were like sheep when they cared for each other. Jesus wanted them to be like sheep, because he was their shepherd, just like Jesus is OUR shepherd! A shepherd is a person who takes care of the sheep. Jesus takes care of and loves all of us, and he calls each of us to take care of and love each other, too.

December SPARK Bags

Due to increased precautions taken in response to COVID-19, SPARK bags for the month of December have been cancelled.
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

This week we are going to learn about how being obedient is a part of being a good steward. Here is a little lesson I had in obedience and the blessings that come from listening to God.

About seven years I ago, I was working kind of far away from my home. After praying about it, I felt God was placing it on my heart to leave that job and find one closer to home. I had some money saved up and so, I listened. Then, a son of a friend got hurt and had to go to the hospital. She was in a tight spot and didn’t know how she would pay the doctor's bill. I felt in my heart that God was telling me to give her all the money I had saved. Honestly, I tried to bargain. Well, maybe if I only give her most of it, that would be enough to satisfy what God is asking me to do. That didn’t feel like what God had placed in my heart. I sent the money to her in the mail so she would be surprised and not know it was from me. No, sending cash in the mail is never the smart choice, but that is what I felt God was telling me to do.

Two days later, I walked into a building and was offered a job on the spot! God provided fully and more than I expected. It took a long time to hear anything from this friend about receiving the money. Then, she called me and said this, “I know it was you. I wanted to say thank you and tell you what happened to your envelope.” It had gotten dropped by the mail carrier as it was snowing. The envelope got buried in the snow and wrecked a little. At some point it had warmed up, melted and a neighbor found it. He didn’t know who my friend was, and the apartment number got smudged. This neighbor then went to the office of the apartment building to track her down, eventually it got to her at a very precise moment for her in her life.

Not only did listening to God help my friend financially, but God used my obedience to lead another stranger to choose to do a good thing, which effects his spirit. It also helped my friend feel cared for in a way that gave her hope in people around her, which was something she was struggling with at the time. So instead of my friend just receiving the money, God used my act to affect her heart and the heart of a stranger. He took care of all of us involved much more then we could have imagined.
When we pray and read the Bible and use those tools to follow Jesus in obedience, our blessings are magnified. It might not be the easiest and at times maybe a little scary. As good stewards, we trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and we serve others first.

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: Here is a puzzle to do!
Have Fun!

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
Music Notes
Now thank we all our God, with hearts and hands and voices.
Who, wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices.
Who, from our mothers’ arms, has blessed us on our way,
With countless gifts of love, and is ours today.

I have always loved this hymn. It so meaningful around Thanksgiving time, and its German origin makes it feel very Lutheran. It is our Confessional Hymn for Sunday and in 2020 it feels especially appropriate, take a listen.

The original German text was written in 1636 by Martin Rinkhart (1588-1649), a Lutheran minister. We sing it in a standard English translation, a story for another Music Notes. Rinkhart came to EilenburgSaxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. The walled, free city was a refuge for political and military fugitives, but overcrowding caused pandemics and famines. In 1637, at the height of one plague, Rinkhart performed more than 4000 funerals, including one for his wife. He was the only pastor in town still alive!

I don’t tell you this to make you depressed, but to note that we too are in a horrible time, with Covid-19 spreading out of control. Maybe it’s not as bad as Germany in 1636. We know, in wearing masks and keeping our distance, how to help contain its spread; the people of Eilenberg did not. We know what a vaccine is, and that one is coming; the people of Eilenberg did not. But never in my lifetime have we had to deal with a pandemic. So, we will sing these words on Sunday, together, keeping our distance, with new understanding of their meaning and a renewed empathy for others.

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
New to the CoG Website: Ministry Blog!
The CoG Creation Care Team has started a Ministry Blog on our website! Located on the top-right corner of the home page of the website, this blog will become the “hub” of exciting activity that our ministry teams are doing month to month. Be sure to watch the Creation Care section, as this team will be sponsoring a monthly theme and challenge for our entire community to participate in together starting in January 2021! Questions? Contact Kathy Tinker
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.
Parking Lot Construction
Crown of Glory has contracted with Kusske Construction Company to complete Phase One of our parking lot remodel, which included new concrete curbs for the west entrances, the first layer of asphalt paving for the drive lane at the preschool entrance and patching of the existing main parking lot.

Bob Chinnock, our volunteer building and grounds coordinator, will be the lead manager on the parking lot project. Phase One of the parking lot project has been fully funded by the Pulte Land Swap Fund. We look forward to full completion of Phase One in the spring, which will include a second layer of asphalt paving for the drive lane.
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.

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 Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken!
Crown of Glory Updates
  • 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 when possible 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.

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:
  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 15, 2020
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