This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403

541-345-0395   info@welcometocentral.org 

 

 

 

March 24, 2019   8:30am & 11:00am Holy Communion
PROCESSION HYMN # 324 In the Cross of Christ I Glory

SERMON                                                             Pastor Laurie A Jones

HYMN OF THE DAY #588   There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

(11:00) MEDITATION upon Wer nur den Lieben Gott       Instrumentalists

(8:30) OFFERTORY HYMN #813 (Not #812) Faith of Our Fathers

COMMUNION HYMN  God of Love and God of Glory

HYMN: Go Now in Peace

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We encourage you to read next Sunday’s lessons ahead of time, they are:

Joshua 5:9-12, Psalm 32, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

 

Soup Providers and Help Needed for Lent: If you are able to provide a crockpot of soup for our Together Tuesdays supper or Wednesday noon-time luncheon, please stop by the Welcome Table in the Narthex and sign up on the clipboard. Or, if you are willing to help in the kitchen (set-up, serving, clearing tables, dish washing, etc.) please contact Norma Vettrus at (541-953-6251).

The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 7pm in the CLCW Room to discuss The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker. Drawing from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and illuminates the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. With humor, style, and grace, he shows how our view of the world often, and remarkably, can be seen through the experience of birds. You have never read a book about birds like this one. The discussion will be led by Sue Kilber. Come join us

Church Council Members:
Matt Haugen  matthewhaugen65@gmail.com
Debbie Hudson, Sec.  debra4669@gmail.com
Lauralie Kallinen  lauraliekallinen@gmail.com
Dennis Lindsay, V.P.  lindsay8627@comcast.net
Sonia Macke    flamingtowhee@comcast.net
Brent Moeller, Treas.   bmoeller17@yahoo.com
Ike Olsson   ike@olssonelec.com
Sheri Pyron   sheripyron@gmail.com 
Larry Sutton, larry_sutton45@yahoo.com
Greg Vik   gvik@vikconstructioncompany.com
Ellen Wojahn, Pres.  wwellen@gmail.com
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

Church Council Members:
Matt Haugen  matthewhaugen65@gmail.com
Debbie Hudson, Sec.  debra4669@gmail.com
Lauralie Kallinen  lauraliekallinen@gmail.com
Dennis Lindsay, V.P.  lindsay8627@comcast.net
Sonia Macke    flamingtowhee@comcast.net
Brent Moeller, Treas.   bmoeller17@yahoo.com
Ike Olsson   ike@olssonelec.com
Sheri Pyron   sheripyron@gmail.com 
Larry Sutton, larry_sutton45@yahoo.com
Greg Vik   gvik@vikconstructioncompany.com
Ellen Wojahn, Pres.  wwellen@gmail.com
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist and Music

Christmas Eve Music and Eucharist

Preservice Music

Fantasie upon Pics cantonies – arr. Stewart-Cook
The Central Brass Ensemble with Timpani and Organ

The Echo Carol – a German Carol
Blake Hodgetts & John Shields, Soloists
Megan Susuico Scott, Violin; Martha Griffith, Harp

Away in a Manger – congregation

Carol of the Bells – Leontovitch/Stewart-Cook
The Central Handbell Ensemble

El noi de la Mare – a Spanish Carol
Stephen Rdgers, Tenor; with Megan Susuico Scott, Violin & Martha Griffith, Harp

Lute Book Carol – Snell
The Central Brass Ensemble

Candlelight Carol – Rutter
The Central Chorale

What Child is This – congregation

O Holy Night – Adams
David Gustafson, Tenor

Worship Music

Once in Royal David’s City
Solo – Brittany Rudoi; The Central Chorale; the congregation

Sussex Carol – Wilcocks
The Central Chorale

Hark the Herald Angels Sing – congregation

O, Come All Ye Faithful – congregation

A European Christmas – Stewart-Cook
The Central Handbell Ensemble

There’s a Song in the Air – Hearne
The Central Chorale

Fantasie upon I Saw Three Ships – Stewart-Cook
The Central Brass Ensemble with timpani and Organ

O Little Town of Bethlehem – congregation

Silent Night, Holy Night – congregation


2019 Chi Rho Speaker

 

Beverly Gaventa to be the 2019 Chi Rho Speaker

Beverly Roberts Gaventa joined the Baylor faculty in 2013. She previously taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia Seminary, and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. She has been active in a number of professional societies, including Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Theological Association. She has served on a number of editorial boards and lectured widely in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

2019 Chi Rho lectures November 1 – 3, 2019  Save the dates.

For more information on Dr. Gaventa and her work, see her faculty page at Baylor University here.

Ronald Heine 2018 Chi Rho Lecturer

The 2018 Chi Rho Lectures 

You can listen to each lecture by clicking on the link.

Lecture 1: The Unity of Scripture: What It Means and Why It Matters  – Friday Evening, Nov. 9, 2018             
  Q and A for Lecture 1

Lecture 2: Reading the Exodus Story as a Symbol of Salvation – Saturday Morning, Nov. 10, 2018
Q and A for Lecture 2

Lecture 3: The Christological Reading of the Prophets – Saturday Morning, Nov. 10. 2018
 Q and A for Lecture 3

Lecture 4: Origen on Scripture and the Life of Discipleship – Saturday Evening, Nov. 10, 2018
 Q and A for Lecture 4

Lecture 5: Early Christian Interpretations of the Psalms – Sunday Morning, Nov. 11, 2018
Q and A for Lecture 5

Monday Book Club

Book Club Meetings   2017 – 2018

7:00 PM – CLCW Room – 2nd Monday of the Month

Everyone is welcome.  Please join us whether you have read the book or not.

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 – led by Arlene Dietz
    Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis  *F (Classic)
  • Monday, October 9, 2017 * led by Kathleen Heinz
    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Account of Life Under Apartheid) by Trevor Noah  *NF
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 * led by Betsy Berg
    Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly  *NF
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 * led by Sue Kilber
    Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber  *NF
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 * led by Elizabeth Uhlig
    The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape (A Tale of the Lake District) by James Rebanks  *NF
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 * led by Tonya Cockram
    The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan  *NF
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 * led by Tonya Cockram
    Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles  *NF
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 * led by Elizabeth Uhlig
    Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett   *NF
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 * led by Gretchen Simas
    The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  *F
  • Monday, June 11, 2018 * led by Gary Wolfe
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  *NF
  • Monday, July 9, 2018 — *6:00 PM* Annual Salad Potluck Book Choosing Meeting * Parish Hall, Kitchen, Library

 

2017 Chi Rho Lectures Now Available Here

 

KURT K. HENDEL
Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor Emeritus 
of Reformation History
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Dr. Kurt Hendel of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago was the 2017 Chi Rho speaker.  A renowned reformation scholar, Dr. Hendel will provide prospective on this 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.  Below you will find links to recordings of Dr. Hendel’s lectures along with his handouts for downloading.

 

Spiritual Reform – Martin Luther: Person of Faith Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter Street, Eugene

Click to listen to the lecture.

Click here to see his outline.


Ethical Reform – Martin Luther: Faith Active in Love
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Northwest Christian University, Library, Rm 203, 1188 Kincaid, Eugene

Click to listen to the lecture.

Click here to listen to the follow-up questions.

Click here to see his outline.


Theological Reform – Martin Luther: The Hidden and Revealed God
and the Church’s Mission

Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm

Click to listen to the lecture.

Click here to see his outline.


Luther on Marriage and Family
Sunday, Oct. 29, 9:45 am
Central Lutheran Church, Adult Education hour

Click to listen to the lecture.

Click here to see his outline.

 

 

 

 

Reformation 500 Events and Information

We commemorate Luther’s Reformation during 2017 with many events.  Here you will find information about the reformation and a listing of the events to come in and near Eugene.  More will be added as information becomes available.

A good start would be to view Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation here.

On Reformation week-end, the Chi Rho Lecture Series is presenting Dr. Kurt Hendel, of the Luther School of Theology, in a series of lectures, October 27 – 29, 2017.  

Dr. Hendel will also be presenting on Thursday, October 26 (PM) and Friday October 27 (AM) in Corvallis, Oregon.

Pastor Laurie’s 10 Days of Prayer Letter

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

February 6, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As part of our congregation’s Capital Campaign, Living the Mission, Building in Faith, and in preparation for this year’s Lenten journey, I would like to invite you to join me in prayer. My hope is that for a period of ten days, every household in our congregation will be united in prayer for our world, our nation, and our congregation!

My request is very simple: that beginning on February 15th—for ten consecutive days—you will spend five minutes each day in prayer. Included with this email/ letter is a guide to help you get started. Choose a time that works best for you and devote five minutes each day to read the daily scripture passage(s), then pray. The guide suggests prayer topics for each of the ten days. Use these or simply pray as the Spirit moves you.

Whether you are a household of one, a couple, or part of a bustling household made up of many bodies constantly moving in different directions, it would be great if for the ten days this prayer time could become part of your household’s daily devotions. (A word to parents: include your children/youth by inviting them to join you in praying daily.)

These are important days in our congregation, in our nation, and in our world. Uniting in prayer, asking for God’s presence in our communities, our homes, and among our brothers and sisters in Christ at Central Lutheran Church and around the world, is one of the most important things we can do in these times.

Please join me and the rest of our congregation in this time of intentional prayer. My prayer is that it will bring us all closer as we seek to live more fully into our mission to be the hands and feet of Jesus by: loving God and one another, nurturing faithful living, serving those in need, and sharing the Gospel.

Grace and Peace,

+Pastor Laurie

Campaign Info


Our Purpose

The purpose of the Living in Mission, Building the Faith campaign repair and revitalize our facilities to allow more effective mission. We are raising funds for the replacement of our heating and air conditioning systems, for the modernization of Christus House (our campus student ministry), and to re-carpet, paint, and generally make our classrooms and office space more attractive and efficient.  

Current Pledges

We have raised $475,000 to support the above projects at this time. There is still time to contribute to this mission. Thank you to all that have helped.

What We Did During the Campaign

There are various components of the campaign.  Click on the various activities to get more information about some of these events.

If you have any questions, please contact our church office or Brent Moeller, the campaign chairman.