Central News

Fight for social justice could renew struggling churches​

Central Lutheran's Pastor Jeff Hackler was recently featured in an article by the Alaska Dispatch News.

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Central Lutheran plants new community garden to help feed homeless

Central Lutheran recently installed a new permaculture garden to beautify the area while growing food for those in need.

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Upcoming Events


This Saturday 10/12 the Eagle River High School Dawn Patrol Jazz Ensemble will present a concert here at Central Lutheran Church at 7 pm.  The performance is a fundraiser for the Beyond Central Emergency Cold Weather Shelter fund – which means funds raised will help recently homeless families as they settle in again to housing.  Here's the flyer for the event, and a link to the Facebook event page.  

Our worship and study schedule: 

† Sundays 8:15 am study with Pastor Jeff “The Bible Project” (class does not meet third Sundays due to council meeting)

† Sundays we worship at 9:30 am

† Sundays 10:45 am Sunday School for preschool and school-age youth

† Sundays 10:45 am study of The Christian Writings of C. S. Lewis with Craig Carlson

† Sundays 3:30 - 5 pm Confirmation Class for youth in 6th – 8th grades 

† Tuesdays 7 am early morning study with Pastor Jeff “Intro to the New Testament”

† Wednesdays at Noon, Pastor Jeff leads a study of this weeks’ lectionary text

Book Group is reading The Great Divorce by C.S.Lewis. We will meet on Monday 10/21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cordova Room at Central and welcome all readers! C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil. 

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. 

Saturday, October 12, is the final day of the Anchorage Farmers Market here at Central Lutheran, and the final opportunity for the season to give blood here on site at the Anchorage Blood Bank's LifeMobile.  We'll look forward to hosting the market again next summer, opening mid-May.

Central Seniors/Golden Opportunities:  Wednesday coffee klatsches continue at 9 am at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Brayton Drive.

On fourth Sundays of each month, Central folks are invited to head to Beans Café to serve the noon meal from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm.  No cooking duties, just don the provided apron and serve up a portion of the meal and a few smiles. RSVP to Nancy Williams so she knows to expect you.  Suitable for tweens through adults. 

Join Central friends on a tour of Israel from September 21 through October 3, 2020.  This guided tour includes airfare, most meals, transportation and sightseeing.  Additional travel in Jordan is available October 3 - 7, as well.  Learn more from the brochure, available in the Church office.

The next Beer and Hymns fundraiser for Lutheran Social Services of Alaska is going to be on Sunday, October 20th at O'Brady's located in the Carrs Huffman Mall.  Get there early to order your favorite brew and dinner to be ready to start singing at 6 pm.  The event lasts until 8 pm.

October 20- Bread for the World Sunday

We will compose letters to our legislators in Washington and urge Congress to accelerate progress on global nutrition, to address the root causes of migration, or to reform our criminal justice system— all critical to ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. AND ABROAD.  We will have sample letters, and supplies to help in the writing of letters at a table in the Narthex BEFORE AND AFTER THE SERVICE. Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad.    Bread for the World’s work is made possible by contributions from individuals and churches.  Envelopes will also be provided in the bulletin for contributions.


Join us Reformation Sunday, October 27, for worship with Confirmation of three Central youth, Ben, Ella and Seamus, followed by a Pastor Appreciation Potluck.  Bring your favorite dish to share and perhaps a fun card for Pastor Jeff.

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