This Sunday at Central

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020     8:30am and 11:00am

PROCESSIONAL HYMN #511 Thy Strong Word

(8:30) ANTHEM       A Repeating Alleluia Hampton                      Chorale

SERMON                                                                    Pastor Laurie A. Jones

HYMN OF THE DAY #841 Let Every Voice and Sing

(One of the great hymns of the Civil Rights Movement)

(8:30) OFFERTORY HYMN #574 Here I Am, Lord

  (11:00) MEDITATION  Gaudeamus                                Instrumentalists

COMMUNION HYMN #476 Thee We Adore, O Savior

HYMN #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past


We encourage you to read next Sunday’s lessons ahead of time, they are:  Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27, I Cor. 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23

Semi-annual Congregational Meeting  Sunday, January 26, 2020  Our congregation’s semi-annual meeting will take place in the Parish Hall between services on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to approve the Mission and Ministry Budget for 2020. A recap of 2019 year-end financials, reports from ministry teams and committees, and an update from the Call Committee will also be addressed. At the conclusion of the congregational meeting, the Central Lutheran Foundation annual meeting will be convened. 

Central Lutheran Foundation Scholarship Fundraising Update Your Central Lutheran Foundation initiated a six-month fundraising effort on September 15, 2019. The goal was $50,000, which would establish two, one thousand-dollar annual scholarships for Central Lutheran Church High School graduates. Our objective was to complete the campaign by March 15, 2020.  To date, we have raised $37,456, leaving the balance of $12,544 to raise by March 15.   Since 2015, the CL Foundation has granted scholarships to nineteen of our graduates. Looking forward to the 2020 potential recipients, we have identified eight individuals who may be eligible. To effectively serve and grow this program, we need your help! Ten dollars, a hundred or whatever you can spare is important. We need your involvement.  Your CL Foundation Board

Organ Concert   On Sunday, February 2, at 4 p.m. Dr. A. ElRay Stewart-Cook will play an organ concert as a part of the Afternoon of Organ Music Series. The program will include music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Buxtehude and Messiaen. A donation to Food for Lane County of $10 per person or $20 per family is suggested.

 The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Feb.10, 2020, at 7:00pm in the CLCW Room to discuss The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks. In this book, Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. While this book is meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives, it is also a social commentary on the excesses of the prevailing cultural ideal of individualism and independence. Brooks argues that we have taken individualism to an extreme— and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. He maintains the path to repair is by making deeper commitments and shows what can happen when we put commitment making at the center of our lives. The discussion will be led by Sue Kilber. Come join us! Looking Ahead: The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 7:00pm in the CLCW Room to discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. The discussion will be led by Tonya Cockram.

Church Council Members:

Jack Bennett (Sec.)

Matt Haugen

Chris Henry

Debbie Hudson

Lauralie Kallinen

Dennis Lindsay (Pres.)

Sonia Macke

Ike Olsson

Sheri Pyron

Joyce Spence, (Treas.)

Larry Sutton (VP)