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


November 19 2017   8:30am Holy Communion

Processional Hymn #833 Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices

Anthem                        King of Glory — Page           Handbell Ensemble

Sermon                                                                     Pastor Laurie A. Jones

Hymn of the Day #436 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying

Communion Hymn #488 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

HYMN  Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven


November 19, 2017   11:00am  Holy Communion

Hymn #839    Now Thank We All Our God (GHR)

Anthem              I am the Lord, Your God – Sleeth         Alleluia Choir

Sermon                                                                        Pastor Laurie A Jones


Hymn of the Day #439 Soon and Very Soon

Communion Hymn #496 One Bread, One Body


 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:

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Psalm 95, Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew 25:31-46

Today is FISH Sunday—Thank you to everyone who has been helping to fill up the FISH box with groceries. Have you checked it lately? The box will be in the narthex through November so please keep bringing in those food items. There will be a basket available for your cash donations as you come forward for communion. Please make your check out to FISH. We also ask that you keep the FISH Ministry and the clients it helps in your prayers. 

 Today:  Curious what Sister Clare is up to with Christus House? Wishing you knew more about this mission of Central Lutheran Church? Join Sister Clare this morning at the education hour for a conversation on the opportunities and challenges in this unique and exciting ministry!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship, Wednesday, November 22, 7pm followed by a pie social in the parish hall.  Please note there will no Together Tuesday on November 21. 

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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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 display.

You can download a copy of a Sunday Bulletin announcement here.



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.