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sunday, SEPTEMBER 15

On the third Sundays of each month, such as this Sunday, all are invited to stay after worship for a Third Sunday Lunch.  In doing this, we are very much following in the ways of Jesus, who used meals as an opportunity not just for people to be fed, but to be nourished and included.  But the meals shared by Jesus were not without controversy.  Rev. Colby will preach on a story from Luke 15:1-10 that begins with complaints being lodged about the company with whom Jesus shares meals. Central Choir sings.

9:15 a.m. - The Exchange Gathering Time
9:30 a.m. - Education for All Ages
10:30 a.m. - Worship
11:30 a.m. - Third Sunday Lunch

Events & Activities

Festival Sunday

september 8

Formerly known as Rally Day, Festival Sunday kicks off our exciting new program year. Join us this day for a new gathering time at 9:15 a.m., education for all ages at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. and our festival fun with service fair, games, and treats at 11:30 a.m. To learn more, go here.

Class for New Members

september 15

For those who have been visiting Central, we will offer an Inquirer’s Class on Sunday, September 15th, from 11:45 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m.  If you are thinking about making Central your church home, if you would like to become more involved, or if you would like to explore the beliefs, commitments, activities and the organization of Central, this is an opportunity for you!  So that we may properly plan for enough lunches, please RSVP to the Church Administrator.  We hope you will join us! 

Family Fun Event

September 15

This month we head to the Minnesota Museum of American Art after our Third Sunday Lunch. Admission is free, so come and stay as long as you'd like. The M showcases both local and national artists, as well as having a creativity space with plenty of materials for making art whenever you visit. Let us know if you'll be joining us!

Volunteer at Mary Hall

September 14

It is that time again when we invite you to join us for our next volunteer event serving lunch to those in need at Mary Hall on Saturday, July 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Mary Hall is part of Catholic Charities and is located at 438 Dorothy Day Place, St. Paul, MN 55102.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and should wear appropriate closed-toe footwear.  To sign up, visit our volunteer page!

Fall Family Retreat

October 4-6, 2019

Save the date for our annual fall family retreat October 4 - 6, 2019.  This year, we will return to the Koinona Retreat Center in South Haven, MN.  This fun getaway focused on families with children provides space for making deeper connections: with each other, with nature, and with God. Further details to come!



Wednesday Lunch Menu


September 18, 2019

Wednesday Lunch Menu September 18, 2019

     Cheesy potato dill
     Turkey tomato Florentine
Salad: Ginger-apple-cranberry slaw
Bread: Herbed oatmeal
Dessert: Pumpkin pie bars

Lunch is served Wednesdays 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Suggested donation is $8 (although no one is turned away for lack of funds).

Read a Pioneer Press Article About Our Lunches!

From the News Blog

sermon Reflections

This passage (from Jeremiah 18:1-11) can and should speak into our own lives as individuals and in our families.  Old patterns, unhealthy ways, might linger.  But what has happened in the past does not have to be repeated.  We too can go back to the potters wheel and start over. New beginnings are possible.  Grace and forgiveness can be extended.  Courage can be mustered and new commitments can be entered.

Rev. David Colby  / Read the Full Sermon Open to Change” from September 9, 2019.

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