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Registration is now open for the 2023

Alaska Youth Trip, happening June 26-

June 30, for sixth- through twelfth-grade

youth.  Find the links in our weekly

eNews to the google forms to RSVP

your youth, their friend, and yourself

if you can serve as a chaperone /

driver for the trip.  We’ll carpool caravan

to Valdez for hiking, service, meeting

folks, shared meals and fun.  Indoor

sleeping at the Church.  Cost is $50,

though scholarships are available.

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Ladies from multiple ELCA congregations are making plans to gather in Fairbanks this September for a weekend retreat.  This is also a great time to learn more about the Triennial Women of the ELCA Gathering taking place in Phoenix, AZ, September 21 - 24.  Registration for that event is open at

Upcoming Events


Our worship and study schedule: 

† Join us in-person or via our livestream for 9:30 am Sunday worship services. ​


The Anchorage Farmers Market will return May 13 - October 14, 2023.  Vendors confirmed include: A.D. Farm, Alaska Blooms Peony Farm, Arctic Organics, Brown Dog Flower Farm, Farm 779 fermented foods, Feed Me Hope Food Truck, Hatcher Pass Dahlias, Northern Flowers, Northern Seitan Company, Stockwell Farm, Seldovitsch Farm, Thriving Greens, Turkey Red baked goods, VanderWeele Farms, Choua Yang, and Vang Family Garden.  Join us Saturdays, 9 am to 2 pm, for fresh produce, herbs, plant-based foods, locally baked breads and fermented foods, plant starts, hanging baskets, fabulous flowers, and more.

Coming up:

Ladies, save the date:  September 8-9 fall retreat in Fairbanks

Third Saturdays of the month (June 17, July 15) our Foot and Wound Clinic is open 11 am - 2 pm, Helping Hands Clothing Closet is open 1- 3 pm, Listening Post is open 1 - 3 pm, and Eddie hosts his AA monthly dinner

Youth groups are looking forward to the Alaska Synod Trip in late June, an invitation to summer camp in Juneau in mid-July, and a Fall Retreat in October.  


​Wanted: donations of shelf-stable foods like pre-packaged trail mix, granola bars, dried fruits, meal bars, jerky, packets of tuna, canned meats and bottled water for the church office to have on hand for hungry neighbors.  It’s a blessing to be able to offer two or three items to a hungry person along with the directions to the Food Pantry.  Also welcome, donations of canned and boxed foods that we can pass on to the Lutheran Social Services of Alaska Food Pantry.  


Our Thanksgiving Blessing location here at Central Lutheran Church served all 1400 complete holiday meals in a drive-through format, and referred a few more neighbors in need to another site to get their meal.  This event is always the Monday before Thanksgiving.

Local Organizing Ministry:  Want to make a difference in your community? Along with Anchorage Faith & Action Congregations Together AFACT, Central folks and Pastor Jeff, listens to our congregation and Fairview neighbors, builds relationships, and develops leaders.  Through these relationships, we identify issues and work to effect change in ourselves and in the public sphere. Contact Pastor Jeff  to find out how you can get involved. We meet every other Tuesday and the current focus is to get to know our Fairview neighbors and our homeless neighbors and see how we can grow relationships with them.   

Central Seniors/Golden Opportunities:  Wednesday coffee klatsches are again being held in person with 8:30 am gatherings at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Brayton Drive.  

Our Helping Hands Coat Closet is newly expanded, cleaned and organized, and every item of donated clothing has been washed and sorted.  This closet, near the main entry to the Church, is stocked with extra coats and other items that can be given to visitors and shelter guests in need of a warm and clean layer.  We welcome freshly laundered donations of wearable items in a variety of sizes.  Needed now: Men’s shoes sizes 10 - 12, Women’s walking shoes sizes 7 - 9, Men’s underwear, Men’s jeans waist sizes 30 - 40, Rain Coats, Back packs, Blankets, Snack foods / packets of tuna /  trail mix, and Deodorant.


The Lutheran Social Services of Alaska (LSSA) Food Pantry welcomes your donation of canned meats, chili, soup, canned fruit, dried potato mixes, tuna and peanut butter, and more, and your donation of time if you're able to help prepare food boxes for clients.  We've just heard (April 28) that the Teller, AK, water system is down and LSSA is currently asking for disinfectant wipes, paper towels, cups, napkins, paper plates and plastic-ware (it's hard to wash dishes without clean water) and LSSA will be flying that and bottled water up.

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