Let’s Gather Together

Let’s Gather Together

A restorative service for those affected by interpersonal abuse & other trauma
Monday evening, March 5
7 PM in the Chapel
Central Lutheran Church

Dedicated to Andrea Wiggins who died at the hands of her husband on March 5, 2010. Andrea and Bill were active members of Central Lutheran Church until her death and his incarceration.
She lives on in the comfort and joy brought by her efforts to the lives of many.

Come join us as we mark this date with new meaning and honor all who are affected by abuses.

This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403

541-345-0395   info@welcometocentral.org

January 14, 2018   8:30am  Holy Communion

Processional Hymn #511 Thy Strong Word

Anthem                  Keep Your Lamps – arr. Thomas                      Chorale

 Sermon                                                                     Pastor Laurie A. Jones

Hymn of the Day #574 Here I Am, Lord

Communion Hymn #798 Will You Come and Follow Me

 January 14, 2018   11am  Holy Communion

HYMN #511 Thy Strong Word

SERMON                                                                         Pastor Laurie A Jones

 HYMN OF THE DAY #574 Here I Am Lord

MEDITATION upon The Ash Grove                               Instrumentalists

COMMUNION HYMN #798 Will You Come and Follow Me

HYMN #538 The Lord Now Sends Us Forth                                                    


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

Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Psalm 62, I Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20

 Greeter Training will be offered this morning from 9:45-10:15am in the chapel. Grab a cup of coffee in the narthex and come to find out how you can help provide hospitality to our members and friends and a warm welcome to our guests and visitors.

Mark your calendars for a preliminary presentation of the 2018 Mission and Ministry Budget on January 21st prior to our semi-annual meeting on January 28th. Both events will take place in the Parish Hall between services. It is vitally important that all voting members have an opportunity to ask questions and become informed prior to the vote. The annual meeting will also include updates on the Capital Campaign, Property Improvement Projects (completed and those still needing to be accomplished), and much more. Central Lutheran Foundation will also be convened on January 28th. Please plan to be here.

Ever-Young Seniors at Emmaus are ready to begin a new year and invite Central Seniors to be a part of it. Come on Friday, January 26, 11:45am to Elgaard Fellowship Hall at Emmaus and let’s have some fun!   We’ll begin with a potluck lunch and then Connie Stenger will have a large selection of games for us. You can pick your favorite or perhaps you’d like to learn a new one. What better way to spend a cold January afternoon! Bring a potluck dish to share, a friend (the more, the merrier) and be ready for some fun!! We look forward to seeing you!

Reports to be included in the 2017 annual report are due to the office by Monday, Jan. 22.  They can be emailed to:  info@welcometocentral.org

Listen in at Central – All major worship services are available on the internet.  You can listen in while the service is in progress or you can listen on a podcast later in the week.  Get more information and access both the live stream and the podcasts at  https://www.welcometocentral.org/listen-in-at-central.   Listen while you travel and spread the word to those who are home bound.  The Central community is indeed global.

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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