Coming Events

The events listed below are just a few of the activities happening at Central in the future.  Please check the calendar (see tab) to see more of what is coming up.

This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403


September 17, 2017   8:30am   Holy Communion

Processional Hymn #834 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Sermon                                                                     Pastor Laurie A. Jones

Hymn of the Day #605 Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive

Music during the Offering   March — Handel

Communion Hymn #482   I Come with Joy

 September 17, 2017   11:00am   Holy Communion

Hymn #544 Praise the Lord, Rise Up Rejoicing

Anthem                        Ubi caritas –Duruflè                             Chorale

Where there is charity and love, God is there. May we also see, along with the blessed, the glory of your face, O Christ.  And let there be immeasurable joy both now and forevermore. Amen.

Sermon                                                           Pastor Laurie A Jones

 Hymn of the Day #653  Where True Charity and Love Abide

 Meditation upon Aus tiefer Not (Out of the Depths)       Instrumentalists

Communion Hymn #522 As We Gather at Your Table

Hymn #771   God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens


Pastor Laurie’s contact information:

Mobile:  206-354-6756   Church:  541-345-0395, extension 303

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

Jonah 3:10—4:11, Psalm 145:1-8, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16

CLCW mission for September will be Eugene Mission.  Donations may be made at both Sunday services Sept. 24th or sent to the church office in care of Kristi.  Please make checks out to CLCW with a memo to Eugene Mission.

 The “Ever-Young Seniors” of Emmaus Lutheran invites Central’s “Greeting, Eating, Meeting Seniors” (aka “GEMS”) to a Hawaiian-themed potluck luncheon feature the Iron Mango ukulele Orchestra on Friday, September 22 at 11:45 a.m.  If you are so inclined, bring a potluck dish that you might find on a Hawaiian menu.  If not, any dish you bring will be great.  JUST COME!  It promises to be a fun time.  Questions?  Call Pat Cook, 541-686-2560 or email at

 Mark your calendars for the Harvest Festival and Fundraiser at Camp Lutherwood on Sunday October 1, 2017 from 2-5pm!  Good meal, good fellowship, good cause—with an auction to support Camp Lutherwood’s mission.  Let Pastor Laurie or Nick know if you’d like to carpool. 

The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. in the CLCW Room to discuss Trevor Noah’s autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Account of Life Under Apartheid).  The discussion will be led by Kathleen Heinz. Come join us!

 Recruiting Nursery Attendants    Central Lutheran Church is recruiting Nursery Attendants to staff the Nursery.  The Nursery is open on Sundays from 7:45am to 12:30pm; on Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm and other times as requested.  Nursery Attendants do not have to work all shifts or hours.  For example, they could work either Sunday or Wednesday or both.  The Nursery Attendant is responsible for the care of infants and toddlers ensuring all that utilize Central Lutheran’s Nursery will experience the love of God in a safe, nurturing environment.  This is a paid, part-time position.  For additional information and to make application, please contact Gary Wolfe, Chair, CLC Personnel Committee at

Sunday our Education classes resume for ages 3-103 from 9:45-10:45am. Something for everyone: Nursery care for our wee, little ones; Godly Play for age 3 – 2nd graders; Engage for 3rd – 5th graders; Confirmation for 6th  – 8th graders; High School; and Adults.


Church Council Members:

Caitlin Elwood, President

Ellen Wojahn, Vice-President

Larry Sutton, Secretary

Brent Moeller

Michelle Bremer

Debbie Hudson

Sonia Macke

Ike Olsson

Sheri Pyron 

Greg Vik



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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


Kurt Hendel – 2017 Chi Rho Speaker – October 26 – 29

Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor of Reformation History
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Dr. Kurt Hendel of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will be the 2017 Chi Rho speaker.  A renowned reformation scholar, Dr. Hendel will provide prospective on this 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. In cooperation with the 500th Reformation commemoration in Corvallis, Dr. Hendel will be giving two presentations there before coming to Eugene.  See his schedule below:

At Grace Lutheran Church, Corvallis:

Martin Luther – Man, Monk, Scholar, Transformer
Thursday, October 26, 4:00-5:30 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, corner of Kings and Harrison, Corvallis
A Community Conversation with Dr. Kurt Hendel
Friday, October 27, 9:30-11:00 am
Grace Lutheran Church, corner of Kings and Harrison, Corvallis

At Central Lutheran Church, Eugene:

Spiritual Reform – Martin Luther: Person of Faith Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter Street, Eugene

At Northwest Christian University, Eugene:

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

At Central Lutheran Church, Eugene:

Theological Reform – Martin Luther: The Hidden and Revealed God
and the Church’s Mission

Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm
Luther on Marriage and Family
Sunday, Oct. 29, 9:45 am
Central Lutheran Church, Adult Education hour


You can download a pdf copy of our poster for distribution on inclusion in a Sunday bulletin.



Cottage Meetings

Important! – An additional cottage meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19, between worship services.  This is your last opportunity to participate in these meetings.