This Sunday at Central

SUNDAY, February 23, 2020     8:30am and 11:00am

PROCESSIONAL HYMN O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair

ANTHEM                      Praise the Lord — Sleeth             Children’s Choir

(8:30) ANTHEM      The Transfiguration — Shepherd                     Chorale

After six days Jesus taketh Peter, James and John, his brother, up a high mountain apart and was transfigured before them. And his face did shone as the sun. And behold a bright cloud overshadowed them and behold a voice out of the cloud which said: “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him.”

 (11:00) ANTHEM                  Aria — Logan                 Handbell Ensemble

SERMON                                                                   Pastor Laurie A. Jones

 HYMN OF THE DAY #317 Jesus on the Mountain Peak

(11:00) MEDITATION    Christ Be Our Light                    Instrumentalists

(8:30)ANTHEM           It Is a Good Thing — Hurd                         Chorale

(11:00) ANTHEM        How Can I Keep from Singing                   Sherman  Handbell Ensemble

HYMN: Alleluia, Song of Sweetness


We encourage you to read next Sunday’s lessons ahead of time, they are:  Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11

 Join us on Shrove Tuesday, February 25th, 5:15-7pm, for our annual Mardi gras pancake supper in the parish hall.

 Next Sunday, March 1st, at 4pm The Lyle and Iris Jacobson Celebrity Organ Concert features Dr. Richard Elliott. Dr. Elliott is principal organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Suggested donation to Food for Lane County: $10 per person, or $20 per family. Sponsored as an outreach to the community by the St. Cecilia Music Endowment.

#MeToo? Let’s Gather Together — Monday evening March 2, 7pm in the Central Lutheran Church Chapel. Come join us for our 3rd annual meditative service for those affected by abuse & other trauma.

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, a thought-provoking novel about racism, choice, privilege, power, fear, and hope. The novel is based on the true story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn because the father requested that no African-American nurses tend to his baby. In the fictional version, Ruth, the African-American nurse in question, finds herself on trial for events related to the same request made by a white supremacist father. Using the narratives of Ruth, the baby’s father, and the white female public defender who takes Ruth’s case (and insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy), Picoult examines multiple facets of racism. The topic of race in America is difficult to talk about, but in an honest and revealing way Picoult allows readers to draw their own conclusions about how we see ourselves and others in the world. (Adapted from Seira Wilson’s The Amazon Book Review.) The discussion will be led by Tonya Cockram.

Looking Ahead: The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 7:00pm in the CLCW Room to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. The discussion will be led by Gretchen Simas.


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)