Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:30am & 11:00am
PROCESSIONAL HYMN #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
(11:00) ANTHEM Psalm 150 – Franck Chorale
SERMON Sister Clare Josef-Maier
HYMN OF THE DAY #742 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(11:00) MEDITATION upon Canonbury Instrumentalists
COMMUNION HYMN #614 There Is a Balm in Gilead
We encourage you to read next Sunday’s lessons ahead of time, they are:
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36
Fair Trade coffee, tea & chocolates will be available for purchase after worship services this morning. Stop by the alcove in the Narthex.
Mark your calendar for the All Saints Day Service on November 1st at 5pm in the Memorial Courtyard where we will gather for a brief service as we remember those who have died since last All Saints Day as well as all of our loved ones who have gone before us and are now in the company of all the saints in the presence of God.
An afternoon of Bach, October 20, at 4 p.m. featuring the Double Violin Concert, the Coffee Cantata, and two Bach organ works. Violin soloists for the Double Concerto will be Andy Strietelmeier and Pilar Bradshaw. Soloists for the Coffee Cantata will be Emma Lynn, James Brown and Steve Rodgers with the Central Chamber Orchestra. First performed in a Leipzig tavern, the delightful and humorous Coffee Cantata explores the conflict between a daughter (Emma) and her father (James) who believes she will never find a husband with her addiction to coffee. Suggested donations to Food for Lane County: $10 per person or $20 per family
Central Lutheran Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded in early 2020. The CL Foundations purpose is to support Lutheran, Christian, community and world-wide organizations that provide support to others. This reflects Central’s outreach to others. We encourage congregational members to invite organizations that qualify for funding to apply for these funds. The application can be downloaded from the Foundation section of the Central website and is also available in the church office. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019. Over the years the CLF has provided support to numerous and varied organizations which have reported that the funding being instrumental in helping them achieve their goals. If you have any questions, please contact Gifting Chair, Lew Blue or President, Steve Wildish.
The Central Lutheran Columbarium Preserves a Tradition of Remembrance. The Memorial Courtyard and Columbarium of Central Lutheran Church, established in 2004, was created to honor the memory of those who have gone before us and as a service to Central’s members and their families. For those who choose cremation, it provides a last resting place in a personal setting amid their “community of saints.” It is licensed by the State of Oregon and is managed by a Board of Directors who are members of Central. The Policies and Procedures of the Memorial Courtyard were approved by the church council. This is a special place where, in a beautiful setting, we can remember and appreciate those members who have passed on. This beautiful outdoor garden is a place where members and friends can enjoy the setting while remembering their departed loved ones. One of the features of the Memorial Courtyard is a bronze memorial wall on which the names of all of the Central family that have passed on since our church’s beginning in 1904 are engraved. The plaque memorializing those who died in the years 2017 and 2018 will be installed on the wall soon. Many Centralites have purchased space in the Columbarium or Ossuary (commingled ash remains) for themselves and family members. Cost per urn is $300, plus $700 for each individual space in the vault. Or, $400 for placement in the co-mingled ash remains of the underground ossuary. If you would like additional information or are interested in purchasing a space, you may stop by the church office to make those arrangements. If you have not walked through the courtyard recently you are encouraged to do so.