Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:30am & 11:00am
PROCESSIONAL HYMN #834 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
(11:00) ANTHEM With a Voice of Singing – Shaw Chorale
SERMON Pastor Laurie A Jones
HYMN OF THE DAY #779 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
COMMUNION HYMN #803 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
HYMN #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
We encourage you to read next Sunday’s lessons ahead of time, they are: Amos 8:4-7, Psalm 113, I Timothy 2:1-7, Luke 16:1-13
Interested in joining a Dinner Group? Come to the organizing picnic on Sunday, September 22, 2019, starting at 1pm at John & Carolyn Pape’s home (40184 York Lane, Springfield OR 97478). The Pape’s will provide the main dish; please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. For more information about the groups, or if you cannot attend but would like to be part of one of these dinner groups, call Carolyn Pape at: 541-726-1492.
Annual Solicitation for Funding Special Projects: CLC Endowment Fund Committee is actively soliciting proposals for funding special projects with the church which are outside of the normal budget. Acceptance of these proposals will be guided by the CLC Mission; to be the hands and feet of Jesus by loving God and one another, nurturing faithful living, serving those in need and sharing the Gospel. Request forms may be obtained in the Narthex, church office, or from the Endowment Committee. Your proposal must be coordinated through a ministry team, committee, council, relevant staff person, and/or pastor. Please have your requests delivered to the office or to the committee by October 6, 2019. Endowment Fund Committee Members: Lorraine Davis (chair), Cyndy Lane, Doug Martin, Kelly Smith, Sonja Vik, Roger Welch and Larry Sutton (Council Rep).
The 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 CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at 7:00pm, in the CLCW Room to discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama. In her memoir, Michelle shares her triumphs and disappointments, both public and private. She tells her full story as she has lived it – in her own words, on her own terms. Michelle’s family and its expectations for success drove them all: her father, mother, brother, and herself. This is a story of a female growing into a male world of law, discovering her many talents, and following her intuition … of course with a few well-placed advisors assisting her. One goes through many stages in life, becoming many things along the way, making it impossible to choose just one thing to “be”. Michelle’s story also helps us identify with stages which we have gone though in our own lives. It helps one recall and credit those many individuals who have helped shape us into who we are at each stage. The discussion will be led by Arlene Dietz. Come join us! Looking Ahead: The CLC Book Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at 7:00pm, in the CLCW Room to discuss The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff.
From Andrea Wiggins Comfort & Joy: Share Food, Faith, and Laughter with Sara Miles this November 9 Hungering for respite from covering revolutions around the world, journalist Sara Miles wandered into a church one morning, received communion, and found herself transformed—embracing a faith she’d once scorned. She’d gone to Central America to make her politics “incarnate” and soon saw that, like politics, “faith had to be about action.” Before long, she’d turned her communion bread into tons of groceries, piled on a church altar to give away. Within a few years, she and the people she serves started nearly a dozen food pantries in the poorest parts of their city. “The point of church isn’t to get people to come to church,” she says in Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion: it’s “to feed them, so they can go out and, you know, be Jesus.” Treat yourself to a book: We also invite you to meet Sara before the event by reading one (or more!) of her books. Booklist calls Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, “powerful … a gem.” (Central’s book group and Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study agree!) Indigo Music & Books calls City of God: Faith in the Streets “a beautifully written personal narrative … full of the ‘wild, funny, joyful, raucous, reverent’ moments of struggle and faith that have made Miles one of the most enthralling Christian writers of our time.” Author Anne Lamottt calls Jesus Freak: Feeding, Healing, Raising the Dead, “one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read.” And to the Decatur Daily, “What Miles learns about faith, about herself and about the gift of giving and receiving graciously are wonderful gifts for the reader.” So treat yourself: A feast of good reading! And Sara in person in November!