This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403


September 23, 2018   8:30am & 11:00am Holy Communion

 PROCESSIONAL HYMN #843  Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

ANTHEM (8:30)    We Shall Walk through the Valley  – Moore    Chorale                                                           

SERMON                                                           Pastor Laurie A Jones

 HYMN OF THE DAY #641 All Are Welcome

(11:00) MEDITATION                                                         Instrumentalists

COMMUNION HYMN #712  Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

HYMN   #547 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing


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

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29, Psalm 19, James 5:13-20, Mark 9:38-50

Friday, September 28, 11:45am potluck lunch and program Emmaus Fellowship Hall, 1250 W 18th Ave, Eugene.  Central Lutheran Church retired folks and Ever-Young Seniors at  Emmaus Lutheran Church Welcome Bob Welch Guest Speaker “Being a Pebble in Life’s Waters”  Register Guard Columnist, former Adjunct Professor of Journalism University of Oregon.  Author of over 20 books.   Join us!

Altar Flowers Needed!  If you’d like to share flowers (or a plant) on your special day such as birthdays, anniversaries, birth of a child, a memorial to a loved one, or just a way of thanking the Lord, please sign your name, phone number, and reason for your flower offering on the flower chart which is located by the parish hall drinking fountain.

Russian and European pictures… On Sunday, October 7th,at 4pm in the Parish Hall, ElRay will share his pictures from his recent trip to Russia and the UK.  All are welcome.

Help Needed… Can you lend a hand?

  • Immediately following the 11 o’clock worship service this morning we need to reconfigure the Parish Hall and the Gathering Room for the arrival of First Place Families on Monday.
  • Prepping, serving, and clean-up crew help for the Together Tuesday Meal on Tuesday and Hearth & Table on Thursday. Prep starting at 4pm both days. Serving on Tuesday starting at 5:30pm and on Thursday starting at 6pm. Clean-up following the meal.
  • Providing hospitality treats and/or making coffee for after 8:30am and/or 11am worship on Sundays. (Contact: Tonya Cockram at

CLC Endowment Fund Committee is actively soliciting proposals for funding special projects within the church which are outside of the normal budget. Acceptance of these proposals will be guided by the CLC 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. Request forms may be obtained at the information desk in the Terrace Room, the church office or from the Endowment Committee. Your proposal must be coordinated through a ministry team, committee, council, relevant staff person, and/or pastor. Please have your requests delivered to the office or to the committee by October 1, 2018. Endowment Fund Committee Members: Arlene Dietz, Cyndy Lane, Kim Meyers, Kelly Smith, Sonja Vik, Roger Welch and Larry Sutton.

The Central Lutheran Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded in early 2019.  The CL Foundation’s purpose is to support Lutheran, Christian, community and world-wide organizations that provide support to others. This reflects Central’s outreach ministry.  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, 2018.  Over the years the CLF has provided support to numerous and varied organizations which have reported that the funding has been instrumental in helping them achieve their goals. If you have any questions, please contact Gifting Chair, Lew Blue or President, Karlyn Campbell.

Listen in at Central – All major worship services are available on the internet.  You can listen in while the service is in progress.  Get more information and access the live stream at   Listen while you travel and spread the word to those who are home bound.  The Central community is indeed global.

Church Council Members:

Matt Haugen

Debbie Hudson, Sec.

Lauralie Kallinen

Dennis Lindsay, V.P.

Sonia Macke

Brent Moeller, Treas.

Ike Olsson

Sheri Pyron 

Larry Sutton,

Greg Vik

Ellen Wojahn, Pres.






































































































































































































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