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.



Meditation Group


The Meditation Group at Central will begin meeting on Tuesdays from noon to 1:00pm in the Chapel.  We invite you to join us on Tuesdays for a time of pondering God’s word, discussion about its meaning in our lives, and support and prayer for each other. 

Meet your Education Team

Your Christian Education Team, formed since August 2014, has been working diligently to help with faith formation for our entire congregation, from our youngest to our well-seasoned members.  If you have any ideas or want to help, please contact us!

  • Wendy Waananen, co-facilitator, wendywaan@gmail.com
  • Neal Mandich, co-facilitator, neala1@aol.com
  • Kari Lee, college and young adult, karilee429@gmail.com
  • Kim Meyers, member at large, klmcpa.meyers@gmail.com
  • Elizabeth Uhlig, Chi Rho, emulhig@gmail.com
  • Kathy Howe, Andrea Wigging Comfort and Joy, kathrynhowe@comcast.net
  • Stephanie Neubert, Sunday school, goodbyebleu@gmail.com
  • Rachel Vettrus, high school Sunday school, rachel_zola80@hotmail.com