This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403

541-345-0395   info@welcometocentral.org

 

 

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019   8:30am & 11:00am

PROCESSIONAL HYMN #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

(11:00) ANTHEM                           Psalm 150 – Franck                    Chorale

SERMON                                        Sister Clare Josef-Maier

HYMN OF THE DAY #742 What a Friend We Have in Jesus

(11:00) MEDITATION upon Canonbury                            Instrumentalists

COMMUNION HYMN #614 There Is a Balm in Gilead

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

Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36

 Fair Trade coffee, tea & chocolates will be available for purchase after worship services this morning. Stop by the alcove in the Narthex.

Mark your calendar for the All Saints Day Service on November 1st at 5pm in the Memorial Courtyard where we will gather for a brief service as we remember those who have died since last All Saints Day as well as all of our loved ones who have gone before us and are now in the company of all the saints in the presence of God.

An afternoon of Bach, October 20, at 4 p.m. featuring the Double Violin Concert, the Coffee Cantata, and two Bach organ works. Violin soloists for the Double Concerto will be Andy Strietelmeier and Pilar Bradshaw. Soloists for the Coffee Cantata will be Emma Lynn, James Brown and Steve Rodgers with the Central Chamber Orchestra.  First performed in a Leipzig tavern, the delightful and humorous Coffee Cantata explores the conflict between a daughter (Emma) and her father (James) who believes she will never find a husband with her addiction to coffee.  Suggested donations to Food for Lane County: $10 per person or $20 per family

Central Lutheran Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded in early 2020. The CL Foundations purpose is to support Lutheran, Christian, community and world-wide organizations that provide support to others. This reflects Central’s outreach to others. We encourage congregational members to invite organizations that qualify for funding to apply for these funds. The application can be downloaded from the Foundation section of the Central website and is also available in the church office. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019.     Over the years the CLF has provided support to numerous and varied organizations which have reported that the funding being instrumental in helping them achieve their goals. If you have any questions, please contact Gifting Chair, Lew Blue or President, Steve Wildish.

The Central Lutheran Columbarium Preserves a Tradition of Remembrance.  The Memorial Courtyard and Columbarium of Central Lutheran Church, established in 2004, was created to honor the memory of those who have gone before us and as a service to Central’s members and their families. For those who choose cremation, it provides a last resting place in a personal setting amid their “community of saints.” It is licensed by the State of Oregon and is managed by a Board of Directors who are members of Central. The Policies and Procedures of the Memorial Courtyard were approved by the church council. This is a special place where, in a beautiful setting, we can remember and appreciate those members who have passed on. This beautiful outdoor garden is a place where members and friends can enjoy the setting while remembering their departed loved ones. One of the features of the Memorial Courtyard is a bronze memorial wall on which the names of all of the Central family that have passed on since our church’s beginning in 1904 are engraved.     The plaque memorializing those who died in the years 2017 and 2018 will be installed on the wall soon. Many Centralites have purchased space in the Columbarium or Ossuary (commingled ash remains) for themselves and family members. Cost per urn is $300, plus $700 for each individual space in the vault. Or, $400 for placement in the co-mingled ash remains of the underground ossuary. If you would like additional information or are interested in purchasing a space, you may stop by the church office to make those arrangements. If you have not walked through the courtyard recently you are encouraged to do so.

 

 

Church Council Members:

Jack Bennett (Sec.) 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 (Pres.) lindsay8627@comcast.net

Sonia Macke flamingtowhee@comcast.net

Ike Olsson ike@olssonelec.com

Sheri Pyron   sheripyron@gmail.com

Chris Rodgers, (Treas.) rodgers16@comcast.net

Larry Sutton (VP) 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

2019 Chi Rho lectures November 1 – 3, 2019  

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.

A series of lectures on Romans offered on Friday November 1, Saturday, November 2, and Sunday November 3. 

The Gospel on the Brink: Listening to Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Listening to a Pauline Letter (Romans in Particular)

Listening or reading a Pauline letter can be a challenge. How were the letters put together and who was Paul’s audience in Rome?Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 pm, Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter Street

Romans: It’s About God

The central feature of Romans is what God has done, is doing, and
will do. What is Paul’s concern with power, welcome, trust, and praise?Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Northwest Christian University, Library, Rm 203, 1188 Kincaid

Romans: The Gospel for Jew and Greek (And What About Us)

Paul says that the gospel was written for Jew and Greek alike. How do Paul’s words speak to our current crises around human difference? Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 pm, Central Lutheran Church

Romans: Christian Hospitality in a World of Difference

Paul writes “Welcome one another,” but this can be difficult where there are deeply held differences of judgment. What might we learn from Paul about Christian hospitality?
Sunday, Nov. 3, 9:45 am, Adult Education Hour, Central Lutheran Church

Save the dates.

See Dr. Gaventa on YouTube click here

Help us publicize this program. You can click here to see and copy our poster. Thank you for your support.

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