2019 Chi Rho Speaker


Beverly Gaventa to be the 2019 Chi Rho Speaker

Beverly Roberts Gaventa joined the Baylor faculty in 2013. She previously taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia Seminary, and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. She has been active in a number of professional societies, including Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Theological Association. She has served on a number of editorial boards and lectured widely in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

2019 Chi Rho lectures November 1 – 3, 2019  Save the dates.

For more information on Dr. Gaventa and her work, see her faculty page at Baylor University here.

This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403

541-345-0395   info@welcometocentral.org  


January 13, 2019   8:30am & 11:00am Holy Communion

PROCESSIONAL HYMN #304  Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized

SERMON                               Sister Clare Josef-Maier

HYMN OF THE DAY #305  When Jesus Came to Jordan

(8:30) OFFERTORY HYMN #290 Go Tell It On the Mountain

(11:00) MEDITATION upon Raabe                                     Instrumentalists

COMMUNION HYMN #303  Brightest and Best of the Stars

HYMN   Holy, Holy, Holy


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

Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36, I Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11

 Sunday, January 13 – Parish Hall 9:45am  Special Presentation on Sponsors, Inc. by Jean Stover Sponsors is a Eugene-based non-profit that assists men and women who are leaving prison make the transition to full, productive community membership.  Sponsors provides basic needs such as clothing, food, counseling and long-term housing.  With Sponsors assistance, over two-thirds of their clients become drug- and alcohol-free; get full-time jobs or become full-time students; and live in stable, permanent housing.  The support of Central Lutheran, its Outreach Team, and the Central Foundation promises to extend and enhance the mission of Sponsors.  Collaboration between Central and Sponsors will give Central members opportunities to donate used household goods as “start-up” items to furnish a new apartment or home. Our collaboration also gives us the opportunity to serve as mentors or employers to deserving individuals, many of them desperately poor, who need a fresh start in life.


The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at 7:00pm in the CLCW Room to discuss Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik. This book is a profile     of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a combination biography and history of her legal career. It is based on a blog and was recently made into a movie. We learn about both her personal life, especially her marriage to husband Martin, her sense of humor, love of opera, her daily workout, and her work ethic. We also learn about her legal career as a women’s rights lawyer, her role in establishing women’s rights, and her work as   a judge and Supreme Court justice. It is a hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations. The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Uhlig. Come join us!   Looking ahead:  The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the CLCW Room to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. The discussion will be led by Gary Wolfe.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:45am in the parish hall –presentation of the 2019 Budget.  Facilitated by Brent Moeller.

Semi-annual congregational meeting Sunday, January 27, 2019, 9:45am in the parish hall.

Central and Emmaus Seniors meet on Friday, January 25, beginning with a potluck lunch at 11:45 a.m. in Emmaus Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a potluck dish to share and join us.  Emmaus is located at 1250 West 18th Avenue. Our program: From the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest via East Africa, Central and Emmaus Seniors (retirees) are invited hear Dan Smith, former ELCA Missionary to Tanzania, as he shares his experience there, his passion for music, faith, family, and financial statements as they pertain to his work over the past 18 years as a non-profit finance leader.  Dan currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration at Holt International Adoption Agency.


Church Council Members:

Matt Haugen  matthewhaugen65@gmail.com

Debbie Hudson, Sec.  debra4669@gmail.com

Lauralie Kallinen  lauraliekallinen@gmail.com

Dennis Lindsay, V.P.  lindsay8627@comcast.net

Sonia Macke    flamingtowhee@comcast.net

Brent Moeller, Treas.   bmoeller17@yahoo.com

Ike Olsson   ike@olssonelec.com

Sheri Pyron   sheripyron@gmail.com 

Larry Sutton, larry_sutton45@yahoo.com

Greg Vik   gvik@vikconstructioncompany.com

Ellen Wojahn, Pres.  wwellen@gmail.com











































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