This Sunday at Central

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019     8:30am and 11:00am

PROCESSIONAL HYMN #435 Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending

 (8:30) ANTHEM            Abide with Me — Archer                           Chorale

 (11:00) ANTHEM           This Little Light of Mine

                                       The Lord Is My Shepherd             Children’s Choir

 SERMON                                                                    Pastor Laurie A Jones

HYMN OF THE DAY #723 Canticle of the Turning

PROCESSIONAL OFFERING  (Today you are invited to bring your offerings forward and to place your
stewardship commitments at the foot of the altar as a sign of our thanks and
praise to God.)

OFFERTORY HYMNS #691 Accept, O Lord, the Gifts We Bring

                                           #681 We Plow the Fields and Scatter

COMMUNION HYMN #502 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

HYMN #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (Stanzas 1, 2, and 4)

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

Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43

Mark your calendars for a potluck lunch at noon on November 24th to honor Mike Curtis who has been part of our music team at Central’s 11am worship service for several years now, gracing us with both his positive spirit and his extraordinary musical gifts. Mike is retiring from the Eugene Symphony and from his Sunday morning duties here to enjoy more time traveling and connecting with family and friends. Come and celebrate Mike’s time with us and enjoy a good old-fashioned Lutheran potluck by bringing your favorite culinary dish to share.

The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at 7:00pm, in the CLCW Room to discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean.  By the time the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Now, more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? As both an award-winning reporter and bestselling author, Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. She chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. She delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity. She brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting and reflects on her own experiences in libraries. She studies arson and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting the fire. The discussion will be led by Gary Wolfe. Come join us!   Looking Ahead: We will meet on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at 7:00pm, in the CLCW Room to discuss We Carry Kevan: Six Friends, Three Countries, No Wheelchair by Kevan Chandler. The discussion will be led by Norma Vettrus.

Mark your calendars for a potluck lunch at noon on November 24th to honor Mike Curtis who has been part of our music team at Central’s 11am worship service for several years now, gracing us with both his positive spirit and his extraordinary musical gifts. Mike is retiring from the Eugene Symphony and from his Sunday morning duties here to enjoy more time traveling and connecting with family and friends. Come and celebrate Mike’s time with us and enjoy a good old-fashioned Lutheran potluck by bringing your favorite culinary dish to share.

 Upcoming Events at Central

Mark your calendars…Invite your friends

 Wednesday, November 27, 7pm

Thanksgiving Eve worship in the Sanctuary with pie social following in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, December 1, 4:30pm

A Procession of Lessons and Carols for Advent featuring The Central Lutheran Chorale, Children’s Choir, Handbell Ensemble, and Central Brass Ensemble (with a complimentary Soup Supper to follow in the Parish Hall).

Handel’s Messiah–Two Performances:

Saturday, December 7th at 7pm and Sunday, December 8th at 3pm

Suggested donation to Food for Lane County: $10 per person or $20 per family.

Together Tuesdays & Advent Worship

Tuesdays: December 3, 10, 17

Meal served between 5:15pm – 6:00pm

followed by:

6:00pm-6:45pm

Advent Devotions in the Home w/Sr. Clare

Children’s Choir w/Lindsey

MS/HS Youth Group w/Crystal

Advent Devotions for Adults w/Pr. Laurie

7:00-7:30pm

Holden Evening Prayer

Church Council Members:

Jack Bennett (Sec.) jbennett@uoregon.edu

Matt Haugen matthewhaugen65@gmail.com

Chris Henry chris.c.henry@comcast.net

Debbie Hudson debra4669@gmail.com

Lauralie Kallinen lauraliekallinen@gmail.com

Dennis Lindsay (Pres.) lindsay8627@comcast.net

Sonia Macke flamingtowhee@comcast.net

Ike Olsson ike@olssonelec.com

Sheri Pyron sheripyron@gmail.com

Chris Rodgers, (Treas.) rodgers16@comcast.net

Larry Sutton (VP) larry_sutton45@yahoo.com