This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403

541-345-0395   info@welcometocentral.org

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019   8:30am & 11:00am

PROCESSIONAL HYMN #833 Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices

ANTHEM                         Lamb of God — Bizet     David Gustafson, Tenor

SERMON                                          Pastor Laurie A. Jones

HYMN OF THE DAY #711 O Day of Peace

(8:30) OFFERTORY HYMN #769 If You But Trust in God

(11:00) MEDITATION upon Tokyo                                   Instrumentalists

(8:30) ANTHEM                Lamb of God – Bizet                David Gustafson

 

COMMUNION HYMN #793 Be Thou My Vision

HYMN: Now Thank We All Our God

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

Genesis 18:20-32, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 11:1-13

First Place Families – Orientation Session Sunday, August 4 – between services.

On Sunday, August 4 there will be a brief orientation session for Central members and friends who are interested in helping to prepare and serve

dinner and/or breakfast to the First Place Families exiting homelessness. Central will serve meals at this site during the interval

Monday August 19 through Sunday August 25. If you are interested in helping the First Place families by preparing/serving a meal or by donating food, please join us on Sunday August 4 as we explain the new arrangements and the procedures we’ll follow at The Annex. Grab some coffee and a cookie at the Welcome Table after the 8:30am service, or come early for the 11am service, and join us in the Library!

School Supplies Needed:

Looking ahead… Our Mission of the Month for August will be School Kits for Lutheran World Relief.

These school kits are packed in draw string backpacks which are then shipped overseas to distribute to school children in remote villages in faraway places.

Each kit includes VERY specific items. If you stumble upon a great sale for school supplies and would like to donate to this mission project, the items requested are:

FOUR 70-sheet notebooks of wide– or college-ruled paper approx. 8 x 10.5 inches (no loose leaf paper); ONE 30 centimeter ruler,

or a rule with centimeters on one side and inches on the other;
ONE pencil sharpener;

ONE pair of blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well);

FIVE unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers;

FIVE black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink);

ONE box of 16 or 24 crayons;

ONE 2.5 inch eraser.

 

The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at 7:00 P.M., in the CLCW Room to discuss We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter,

an American who was 15 when she learned she was from a family of Holocaust survivors. Thus, began her quest to uncover her family’s incredible history.

This thoroughly researched novel is based on her large, extended Jewish family’s true story. Separated at the start of WWII, they’d all miraculously survived

a war that annihilated all but about 300 of the 30,000 Jews from Radom, Poland. They were part of this 1% who survived!

This is a story of hope and love that triumphs against all odds. It is about their determination to survive, each trying to navigate his or her own path

to safety; and to reunite after being flung to the far corners of the world. It is about how, in the darkest moments, the human spirit can endure, even thrive.

While this is a story of survival, death is all around. Resourcefulness and luck contributed to this family’s survival.

The discussion will be led by Betsy Berg. Come join us!

 

                 Church Council Members:

Jack Bennett jbennett@uoregon.edu

Matt Haugen matthewhaugen65@gmail.com

Chris Henry chris.c.henry@comcast.net

Debbie Hudson debra4669@gmail.com

Lauralie Kallinen lauraliekallinen@gmail.com

Dennis Lindsay lindsay8627@comcast.net

Sonia Macke flamingtowhee@comcast.net

Brent Moeller, Treas. bmoeller17@yahoo.com

Ike Olsson ike@olssonelec.com

Sheri Pyron sheripyron@gmail.com

Chris Rodgers rodgers16@comcast.net

Larry Sutton,   larry_sutton45@yahoo.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