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.

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.



This Sunday at Central

Central Lutheran Church

1857 Potter Street, Eugene Oregon  97403


July 23, 2017   8:30am & 11:00am  Holy Communion

Processional Hymn #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

Sermon                                                           Pastor Laurie A Jones

 (8:30) Hymn of the Day #786 O Holy Spirit, Enter In

(11:00) Hymn of the Day #680 We Plow the Fields and Scatter

(8:30)  HYMN during the Offering     #574  I, the Lord of Sea and Sky

(11:00) Meditation upon  The Singer and the Song  Instrumentalists

(8:30) Communion Hymn #487 What Feast of Love

 (11:00) Communion Hymn #574 Here I Am, Lord

Hymn    On Our Way Rejoicing 

(11:00)  Hymn #677 This Little Light of Mine


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:

I Kings 3:5-12, Psalm 119, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-22, 44-52

School Supplies Needed:  CLCW mission project for July and August:  St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place school supplies.   Items needed include: back packs, calculators, pen & pencil holders, folders with pictures, rulers, large 3-ring binders, markers, ballpoint pens, protractors, colored pens/pencils, writing books for journals. (First Place usually has a good supply of pencils, crayons, glue and glue sticks.) A collection box will be in the narthex during these months. Monetary contributions will also be accepted. Please give these to Betsy Berg or to Kristi in the office.  Make checks payable to CLCW.

 The CLC Book Club will meet on Sept. 11, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. in the CLCW Room to discuss the classic Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. The discussion will be led by Arlene Dietz.

 Church Council members: 

Caitlin Elwood, President

Ellen Wojahn, Vice-President

Larry Sutton, Secretary

Michelle Bremer

Debbie Hudson

Sonia Macke

Ike Olsson

Sheri Pyron  

Greg Vik  

Day Camp at Central Lutheran Church    July 24 – July 28, 2017

Day Camp will be held Monday, July 24th, from 9am – 3pm through Friday, July 28th, 9am – noon for all children entering 1st through 5th grade (fall 2017).   Invite your friends to join us! 

Cost is $50 per child, with a family maximum of $100. Full or partial scholarships are available upon request. Please make checks payable to “Central Lutheran Church” with a memo of Day Camp. Campers are expected to bring their own lunch but we will be providing a morning and afternoon snack. Questions? Call or email the church office at 541-345-0395

Registration Forms are available in the Narthex, in the church office & on the website in the youth section. Want to volunteer? You can do that too! Volunteer Forms are available in the same places!

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

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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.