September 17, 2020
Worship With Us Online
Sunday, September 20
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday
"First and Last"
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Last Sunday Outdoor Worship: September 27
Join us on Sunday, September 27 at 9:30 a.m. for our outdoor Peace Worship. Registration is now available here and on our website.
Communion Kits Available
Communion kits will be available for pickup on September 23 and September 24. If you would like to partake in Holy Communion while you are livestreaming the outdoor Peace Worship, 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.
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 is required, and all pets must be leashed or in a crate. More details to come next week! Questions? Contact Pastor Laura.
The Women's Bible Study is Back This Saturday!
The Women’s Bible Study is going to make a come-back! Our first virtual gathering will be on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 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 will be:
  • September 19 – Ruth review (Chapters 1 & 2)
  • October 17 – Ruth (Chapter 3)
  • November 21 – Ruth (Chapter 4)
  • December 19 – Mark (Chapter 1)
Masks For Music Ministry Fundraiser Ends on September 27!
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. 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 September 27.  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.
Music Notes
This is My Father’s/Mother’s/Maker’s World

Has anyone ever asked you who or what God is, and you struggled to respond? Have you have ever been one of Crown’s Lenten Wednesday service speakers? If so, you can empathize with the difficulty of finding the right words to describe God. Perhaps that is why Matthew often begins a parable by saying, “The kingdom of God is like…”

Our closing hymn for Sunday is a prime example. It holds a relevant and beautiful truth for us in 2020, in language that feels more like 1920 (or 1820!). “This is my Father’s world, oh, let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” When was the last time you said the words, “ne’er” or “oft”? The historian in me is comforted by the idea that our forebears also struggled with who God is. But the pastor in me is more interested in life and worship than in preserving the past.

So, on Sunday when we sing This is My Father’s World, (see ELW #824) we’re going to edit the original poem (from 1888!) for accuracy during a pandemic, social unrest, record unemployment, divisive politics, etc. “My Father’s world” will be expanded in verses 2 and 3 to “My Mother’s world” and “My Maker’s world” broadening our understanding of God. “He” will refer back to “father; “she” will refer back to Mother. “Ne’er” becomes “not”. And “oft”? Well, “often” in this context seems very clumsy. Perhaps it reminds us that, like the love God, language is more art than science.

Tom Paulson
Director of Music & Worship
Confirmation News
It is time to register your 6th-8th grader for Confirmation!  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 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.
It is time to register for SPARK! Be sure to pick up your September SPARK bag, if you haven't already. Please contact Pastor Laura for more information.

SPARK Lesson: "The Vineyard Workers"

Today we learn from Jesus about the “last being first” and the “first being last.” He teaches us that God is generous to everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from. Sometimes this is difficult to do when we think we deserve more than someone else, but Jesus reminds us that we are all loved equally by God. And we are called to do the same! 
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

We are going to start a new thing this week - a fun way of learning about the Creation story! There will be seven weeks of diving into the word and exploring with crafts, songs, some brainstorming to see what you think and adventure out into the wild around us. So, best place to start is the very beginning!

Read: Genesis 1:1-31

Bible Memory: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth” and I have included a printout of the words to play a game to help you get it down.

Art: Make a picture of what God’s creation looks like to you. (If you would like to share your picture, you can ask a grown up to email it to me at

Adventure: Go on a listening walk. But be very quiet so that you can hear God’s creation around you.

This weeks colors: First, God created light, so the colors for this week are black and white. See if you can find this contrast of light and dark in your home. (ex. Lights on or off, the sun being up or down, a pillow being lighter or darker than a blanket, etc.)

I hope you enjoy this lesson and keep staying healthy and safe!

Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
What's for Dinner?
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.
  • If you or a loved one is considering baptism, please contact Pastor Reggie or Pastor Laura.

Church Council Update:
  • The August Church Council minutes are now available. Please contact Pastor Reggie if you would like a copy emailed to you.
  • The next Church Council Meeting will be on October 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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 indoor 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:
  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
September 13, 2020
Outdoor Worship
9:30 a.m.: 128 In-person
Livestream: 37 Views
Next Day: 81 Total Views

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