Guest Pastor Richard Braun Preaching
(Pastor Reggie is officiating an out-of-town wedding on Saturday.)

Pastor Reggie Preaching
"One of Life's Most Interesting Questions"

SPARK Lesson This week
Mark 8:27-38 Peter proclaims faith and Jesus points the way to following him.
Help Wanted
SPARK and Connect Registration data entry. If you are familiar with the ICON data entry platform, or are interested and willing to learn, please contact Gretchen . This is a short-term project.
AV Help Needed This Saturday, 9/15
AV assistance is needed to run the slides for this Saturday evening's service. If you can help, please contact Pastor Reggie . Thank you.
Seeking New Hospitality Coordinator for Sunday 9:00 Service
Thank you to Grant Taylor who has been leading Sunday's 9:00 hospitality duties. Grant will be transitioning out of this role and is ready to train in a new leader who can begin in October. If interested, please see or contact Grant. Thank you to all hospitality leaders who serve and help ensure members and guests feel welcome at Crown of Glory before, during and after worship services.
Operation Christmas Child Coming to Crown of Glory - Can You Help Lead This Project?
Crown of Glory will be building Operation Christmas Child boxes this year. In honor of our 50th anniversary, our goal is to fill 50 shoeboxes. We are seeking a volunteer to help with the administrative duties of this six-week project, beginning mid-September. For info or to volunteer, contact Gretchen. Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.
Time, Talents and Tasks Ministry
September 18, 9:30 a.m.
Our next work day will be Tuesday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m. If you can help, take a look at the list and let Bob Chinnock know (in advance if you can) what tasks you'd like to help with.

"Alongside and Forward"
Major Gift Ensures New Carpeting
With our gratitude and deepest appreciation Crown of Glory is excited to announce that a generous donation has been gifted to our Flooring Fund . This gift will allow us to finish the carpeting around the church gathering spaces and the hallways!

And a Challenge Gift for Congregation Members
This flooring gift has an additional “Challenge Gift” for our congregation’s action. Our challenge is to raise an additional $25,000 by end of year to complete all of our flooring needs. In response, if the goal is met, the family will make an additional stock gift to Crown of Glory estimated at $15,000 in early 2019!

Gifts have already started coming in - thank you. Help us reach our challenge goal of $25,000!

Read the original announcement by clicking here.
We are projecting hallway and entryway carpeting to be installed before the end of the month.
Loaves & Fishes
September 18, 5:00
St. Mark's, Shakopee
Green Team
September 25, 6:00 p.m.
Conference Room
Pub Ministry
September 20, 6:30 p.m.
Roets Jordan Brewery
Seeking Nursery Coordinator Candidates
Crown of Glory is seeking candidates for the position of Nursery Coordinator. This is a part-time position that oversees the church nursery and nursery assistance. For more information regarding the job duties, please contact Pastor Reggie at or by calling the church office at 952-448-3230.  
Fall Planting Dates Scheduled to Complete Church Landscaping Plans: Sept 29 & Oct 6
The Landscape Team has been busy this summer making plans to continue the landscape work that needs to be completed. A huge thanks to everyone who has helped as garden caretakers this summer and to those who have made contributions to the Landscape Fund. As a result of those generous contributions, we are gearing up for our phase 2: “Fall 2018 Event: Planting Days.”

Mark your calendars for September 29 (planting 52 shrubs) and October 6 (moving existing plants back into the patio garden). See Mat Youngman for info and to sign up for one or both of these days. Click to read more details on the landscape page .
New Interior Decor Committee Being Formed
With new carpet coming, and major interior (dust-creating) construction completed, CoG is well poised to step back and take a look at how we envision all of our spaces being used, what decor and furniture supports the various uses, and create a church environment that is inviting to guests while informing them of all we have to offer. We will also look at how spaces are currently used by members and groups to ensure continued functionality. A new Interior Decor Committee is being formed to look at these issues and create a recommendation on what furniture and decor changes would help CoG meet these objectives. If you are interested in participating, please email Kathy Tinker to join this committee or provide your thoughts and ideas.
Honoring Veterans and Military Members
On November 11, Crown of Glory will hold its special 50th anniversary service featuring Pastor Paul Oman. However, this also Veterans Day and we want to honor our veteran and military members with a photo board. CoG veterans and current service members are welcome to submit a photo (military, current or both) for our display board. Simply drop off or email photos to the church office no later than October 24.

 Mindful of Jesus Christ, Influencing the World,
For a New Way of Seeing and Living