September 10, 2020
Outdoor Worship
(Livestream Available)
Sunday, September 13
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Laura
Preaching This Sunday
"Countless Forgiveness"
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Rally Sunday: September 13
  • Register here for outdoor worship at 9:30 a.m.
  • Kids: Bring your backpacks to worship for a Backpack Blessing.
  • Bible Milestone for Connect 4th Graders!
  • Ministry Fair and Creation Care Scavenger Hunt after worship!
Communion Kits Available
Communion kits will be available for pickup on today, September 10. If you would like to partake in Holy Communion while you are livestreaming outdoor worship on Rally Sunday, please stop by the church from 1:00-3:00 p.m. When you arrive, call 952-448-3230 ext. 8 and Kellie will meet you at the North entrance.
The Women's Bible Study is Back!
The Women’s Bible Study is going to make a come-back! Our first virtual gathering will be on Saturday, September 19, 2020 and will follow the once-a-month meeting schedule that we did this past year. Please contact Pastor Laura if you would like to participate!

Our schedule for the fall will be:
  • September 19 – Ruth review (Chapters 1 & 2)
  • October 17 – Ruth (Chapter 3)
  • November 21 – Ruth (Chapter 4)
  • December 19 – Mark (Chapter 1)
Last Outdoor Worship: September 27
Join us on September 27 at 9:30 a.m. for our outdoor Peace Worship. Registration will be available next week.
Blessing of the Animals: October 3
Do you have a furry, scaly, or feathered friend that you would love to honor and bless? In the spirit of “all God’s creatures having a place in the choir,” CoG will be hosting its first ever Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, October 3, at 5:00 p.m.! Plan to come with your pet(s), or a picture of a pet who has died, for a short blessing service outside in the CoG parking lot. Registration and following CDC guidelines required, and all pets must be leashed or in a crate. More details to come in a few weeks! Questions? Contact Pastor Laura.
Sanctuary Chair Update
The old sanctuary chairs have been sold to a start-up church in St. Paul! Many thanks to Kathy Tinker for organizing the sale. Thank you to Larry Balfanz, Dave Delforge, Tom Paulson and Kellie Bokusky for prepping, stacking and moving the chairs.
Masks For Music Ministry Fundraiser
We are selling homemade cloth masks to raise funds to purchase outdoor sound equipment. Thanks to your support, we have raised almost $1,000 and have been able to purchase new microphone cords, two new speakers, and an outdoor soundboard!

Need a new mask during this pandemic time? Try one of ours, carefully made by our Faith Knotters! Each mask has an elastic band so there are no strings to tie. There are sizes for adults and children with some of your favorite colors and patterns - see examples below! Purchase one for everyone in your family to help support a good cause. Please click here to fill out the order form.

Masks will be available for pick up during outdoor worship on Rally Sunday, September 13.  The cost of each mask is $5.00. For more information about this fundraiser please contact Pastor Reggie. Thank you!
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.
Confirmation News
It is time to register your 6th-8th grader for Confirmation! Our first virtual class is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, starting at 6:45 p.m.  We are seeking adult leaders to be 6th grade guides, contact Pastor Reggie for more information. We are planning for online learning and onsite in-person learning when possible.
Connect
Connect News
It is time to register for Connect! Connect is a pre-confirmation class for 4th and 5th graders. Each week we explore scripture stories and make connections to our daily life around themes that relate to kid’s experiences. We are planning for online learning and onsite in-person learning when possible.

Seeking Guides for Connect!

Connect meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Guides will help facilitate small group discussion by sharing highs and lows, prayer, reading scripture together and discussing how it connects to your life, and end class with a closing prayer and blessing. Guides will facilitate groups online and onsite when possible.  Please call or email Pastor Reggie if you are interested in being a Guide.
SPARK News
It is time to register for SPARK! Be sure to pick up you September SPARK bag, if you haven't already. Please contact Pastor Laura for more information.

Make sure to bring your backpack to worship this Sunday for a Backpack Blessing!
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

We will be running through a review of the three verses we have been playing games with over the summer. Do you remember what they are?

“We love, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5

“Do not be afraid for I am with you.” Isaiah 43:5

These are really great verses to carry around with you in your heart and mind just for everyday kind of situations. To help you keep working on remembering, and to take these with you, I have created a page of bookmarks that can be printed out. You can color them any way you like!

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
What's for Dinner?
Try this recipe for Ravioli Lasagna!
Crown of Glory Updates
Building Use: 
  • In response to the Governor’s “Stay Safe MN” order, Crown of Glory is extending the closure of our church building, and all in-person worship and ministries until further notice. Our reopening plan can be found here. 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.

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:

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.
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In Our Prayers
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