This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403

541-345-0395   info@welcometocentral.org  

 

January 13, 2019   8:30am & 11:00am Holy Communion

PROCESSIONAL HYMN #304  Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized

SERMON                               Sister Clare Josef-Maier

HYMN OF THE DAY #305  When Jesus Came to Jordan

(8:30) OFFERTORY HYMN #290 Go Tell It On the Mountain

(11:00) MEDITATION upon Raabe                                     Instrumentalists

COMMUNION HYMN #303  Brightest and Best of the Stars

HYMN   Holy, Holy, Holy

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

Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36, I Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11

 Sunday, January 13 – Parish Hall 9:45am  Special Presentation on Sponsors, Inc. by Jean Stover Sponsors is a Eugene-based non-profit that assists men and women who are leaving prison make the transition to full, productive community membership.  Sponsors provides basic needs such as clothing, food, counseling and long-term housing.  With Sponsors assistance, over two-thirds of their clients become drug- and alcohol-free; get full-time jobs or become full-time students; and live in stable, permanent housing.  The support of Central Lutheran, its Outreach Team, and the Central Foundation promises to extend and enhance the mission of Sponsors.  Collaboration between Central and Sponsors will give Central members opportunities to donate used household goods as “start-up” items to furnish a new apartment or home. Our collaboration also gives us the opportunity to serve as mentors or employers to deserving individuals, many of them desperately poor, who need a fresh start in life.

 

The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at 7:00pm in the CLCW Room to discuss Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik. This book is a profile     of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a combination biography and history of her legal career. It is based on a blog and was recently made into a movie. We learn about both her personal life, especially her marriage to husband Martin, her sense of humor, love of opera, her daily workout, and her work ethic. We also learn about her legal career as a women’s rights lawyer, her role in establishing women’s rights, and her work as   a judge and Supreme Court justice. It is a hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations. The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Uhlig. Come join us!   Looking ahead:  The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the CLCW Room to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. The discussion will be led by Gary Wolfe.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:45am in the parish hall –presentation of the 2019 Budget.  Facilitated by Brent Moeller.

Semi-annual congregational meeting Sunday, January 27, 2019, 9:45am in the parish hall.

Central and Emmaus Seniors meet on Friday, January 25, beginning with a potluck lunch at 11:45 a.m. in Emmaus Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a potluck dish to share and join us.  Emmaus is located at 1250 West 18th Avenue. Our program: From the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest via East Africa, Central and Emmaus Seniors (retirees) are invited hear Dan Smith, former ELCA Missionary to Tanzania, as he shares his experience there, his passion for music, faith, family, and financial statements as they pertain to his work over the past 18 years as a non-profit finance leader.  Dan currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration at Holt International Adoption Agency.

 

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.