Pastor Reggie Preaching This Weekend

"Crossing All Boundaries"

TONIGHT, Thursday, Sept. 6
5:00 Drinks / 5:45 Dinner

Stonebrook Golf Club, Shakopee
All Women Are Welcome
Pulte Informational Neighborhood Meeting
TONIGHT, Sept. 6, 6:30, Chaska Community Center
Pulte Homes is proposing a new residential development near Crown of Glory and is hosting an informational meeting for neighbors tonight. If approved by the Chaska Planning Commission, Pulte is proposing a land swap with Crown of Glory which will provide needed road access. Crown of Glory has an ad hoc committee in place which will evaluate any offers from Pulte. Read the full announcement to Crown of Glory members here.
Rally Weekend Is Here!
This Saturday and Sunday

Welcome back from your summer adventures. This weekend is our annual Rally Weekend celebration. Catch up with friends, register kids and youth for Sunday School, Connect, and Confirmation, visit ministry info tables, meet Council Members, learn about volunteer opportunities, bounce house and games for kids, and fellowship at its best!

BBQ following each service.
Hamburgers & hot dogs will be provided.
Please bring a dish or dessert to share .
Join us - all are welcome!

We Have Resumed Regular Worship Times
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.


Need at least 1 adult after both Sunday services to supervise kids in bounce house.
Need youth volunteers to help run games after 10:30 service.
Sign up with Gretchen Pierskalla.
Backpack Blessing - kids can bring their backpacks to worship services.
Bible Milestone for 4th graders who have not received a Connect Bible ~ Let Gretchen or Pastor Reggie know so we can have one ready for you!
Class begins September 12, 6:00 p.m. - students should bring their bible.
No SPARK this weekend ~ Family worship, games & registration.
Building and Mortgage Fund Update
Earlier this week an update was sent recapping the terrific response from members after receiving a July communication about our mortgage shortfall. Many details were outlined in this week's update. But we want to again offer our deepest thanks for your partnership and invite you, if you haven’t already, to please consider a sustainable gift to the Crown of Glory Building/Mortgage Fund.  You can read the full e-mail sent earlier this week here .
"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!

If you didn't read the announcement a couple of days ago, be sure to read it in its entirety by clicking here.
Handbell Choir Begins Rehearsals
September 12, 6:00 p.m.
Meet in the CoG Music Room. New bell ringers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining the handbell choir, contact Tom Paulson, our new Music Director. Or email him at
Thank You to Grace Pederson, Nursery Coordinator
We offer our thanks to Grace Pederson for her service to Crown of Glory and its families as the Nursery Coordinator. Grace will complete her work here through the month of September and is moving on to other opportunities. We wish her the very best in her future! Thank you Grace!
Seeking Candidates for position of Nursery Coordinator
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.  
Take the Night Off From Cooking and
Join Us for Dinner
Wednesday, Sept 12, 5:00 p.m.
Upcoming Menus:
Sept 12: Tacos and the fixin's
Sept 19: Tomato Soup and Beef Stew
Sept 26: Cook-Out - Hot Dogs & Burgers

Salad and dessert served with all meals.
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 .
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.
Faith: Generation to Generation
Where did your faith come from?  Chances are your family upbringing had something to do with what your faith looks like today. Chances are there were rituals and traditions you practiced as a family or young adult that gave shape and depth and meaning to your faith. Chances are that there were many people, places, experiences in life that you can point to that shaped your faith today.

Vibrant Faith Ministries researchers have discovered that faith is formed by the power of the Holy Spirit through personal trusted relationship - often in our own homes. Faith is caught as more than it is taught. The church is a living partnership between the ministry of the home and the ministry of the congregation. CoG Children's Ministries provide experiences for faith to be "caught" as well as "taught". Come and be part of Jesus' mission of "fishing for people"! You might just catch faith from the children in the form of wonder, excitement, and curiosity! 
Come and Explore Growing Faith in CoG Children's Ministries! Contact Gretchen Pierskalla at or 952.448.3230 for opportunities to explore.
Time, Talents & Tasks
September 18, 9:30 a.m.
Green Team
September 18, 6:00 p.m.
Loaves & Fishes
September 18, 5:00 p.m.

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