September 24, 2020
Outdoor Worship
(Livestream Available)
Sunday, September 27
9:30 a.m.
Pastor Reggie
Preaching This Sunday
"Admitting What We Don't Know"
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

We are excited to see you in person!
If you plan to attend Outdoor Worship, please read our guidelines and register here by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26. More information can be found on our website under the Events tab.
Communion Kits Available
Communion kits will be available for pickup today, 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.
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!

Still need a 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.

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!
Blessing of the Animals Service: Saturday, 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.

Please visit our website to view the guidelines for attending and to register. Questions? Contact Pastor Laura.
Campfire Worship: Saturday, October 10
Mark your calendars for our fall Campfire Worship on Saturday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m.! We will gather for a casual service, and enjoy socially distanced fellowship after.

Join us around a warm campfire before the weather gets chilly! Bring a lawn chair, your mask and a marshmallow roasting stick. Marshmallows will be provided!

Registration and following CDC guidelines is required. More details to come next week! Please contact Pastor Laura with any questions.
New Loaves & Fishes Volunteer Coordinator!
We are delighted to announce Jenni Payne as the new Loaves & Fishes Coordinator! Jenni will be working alongside Jay Whiting, the newly “retired” coordinator, for the next few months as she learns the tasks and duties of the position! We give thanks for Jenni’s leadership and service to this ministry. 

Loaves & Fishes serves meals on the third Tuesday of the month at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shakopee. All meals are pre-packaged and served outdoors. Volunteers are always welcome. 
Kitchen Essentials Ministry
Although it has looked different than years past, Crown of Glory’s Kitchen Essentials Ministry has continued to serve those in need in our community. We have provided 15 families with basic kitchen items so far this year.

At this time we are accepting donations at Furnishare, 7890 Market Blvd., Chanhassen during their store hours. We are especially in need of toasters. Other accepted items are everyday silverware and dinnerware sets, baking sheets and pans, glassware, cooking pots and pans, potholders and dish towels.

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry. Please contact Tracy at 952-239-9344 if you have any questions.
Connect
Confirmation and Connect Food Drive
Connect and Confirmation youth will be joining forces next Wednesday, September 30 from 5:45-8:00 p.m. to collect non-perishable food items around the community to support Bountiful Basket Food Shelf!
 
Donations may also be dropped off at the Crown of Glory Church parking lot from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Crown of Glory members are also welcome to participate in this service event! Please contact Pastor Reggie with any questions. Thank you for supporting our community!
SPARK News
It’s almost time to pick up your October SPARK bags! Please plan to stop by the church next Wednesday, September 30 or Thursday, October 1 between 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Once you arrive, give the office a call and tell us how many bags you need (one bag for each SPARK student) and a staff member will bring them out to you! Feel free to let Pastor Laura know if you have any questions or need to make different arrangements for picking up your bags. Please contact Pastor Laura for more information.

SPARK Lesson: "The Chief Priests"

This Sunday, we will read from the Gospel of Matthew and learn about the chief priests who ask Jesus a tricky question. In his answer, Jesus tells a story about two sons who were asked to work in a vineyard. The first son said no and then worked anyway; the second said yes, but never went to work. The story tells us that no question is too tricky or hard for Jesus, and he will always answer our questions! 
Nursery Nuggets
Hi Nursery Buddies and Parents!

We are into our lesson on the beautiful Creation story. This is where we all started from. It’s more then amazing how powerful and thoughtful God is as He created the universe and all that is in it. There’s also the connection each one of us living things has to this one Scripture, we all relate to being created.

Re-read: Genesis 1:1-31 (This can be a great way to start a tradition of reading scripture during dinner, at bath time or bedtime.)

Bible Memory: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth”

Song to sing: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands

This week’s color: The second thing God created was the sky and water. Our color is blue! Brainstorm things that are blue; you can draw and color them, even pick out your favorite shade of blue because there are so many!

Adventure: Go on a walk and try to spot things that are blue.

Have Fun,
Jenni Payne
Nursery Coordinator
What's for Dinner?
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.
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.
  • 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 is 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: 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:
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