Central Lutheran will mark its 100th anniversary in the spring of 2019. The actual anniversary is Palm Sunday 2019. Celebratory events will be held beginning autumn 2018, with the main anniversary celebration over the weekend of May 4, 5 and 6, 2019.
6/7/8: Anniversary Year Oktoberfest Kickoff
13/14: Celebrating 100 Years of Global Mission
28: Minnesota Symphonic Winds Concert
10/11/12: Guest Preacher: Rev. Wolfgang Laudert and potluck
17/18: Stewardship Weekend
Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Augsburg Advent Vespers
12/13/14: Guest Preacher: Rev. Kristine Stedje and potluck
10: Annual Meeting
17: Central Reminisces: A Centennial Celebration
2:00 p.m., sanctuary
An hour long program of audio and video recordings, photographic montages, choral music and hymns. Come, hear snippets of some of Central’s former preachers, the 1957 Lutheran World Federation meeting at Central, the Central Choir under Fred Hilary, John Ferguson and Chuck Parsons, radio broadcast recordings of the “old” organ played by Marion Hutchinson and many more treasures from Central’s archival vault. The current Central Choir will sing some old favorites and we’ll all sing some hymns that have been a part of our hundred-year history.
3: Family Fun Event – 2 Defy Gravity
3:00 p.m., sanctuary
As part of our 100th Anniversary celebration, 2 Defy Gravity will come and perform in our sanctuary. 2 Defy Gravity is a beautiful and death defying circus-based performance duo founded in Saint Paul and have been wowing audiences since 2009. They combine the circus arts of silks, lyra, acro-balancing, trapeze, chains and fire with dance and aerial dance. Bring your friends and family to watch this high flying duo in Central’s sanctuary. Tickets are $10 for adults purchased in advance and $12 purchased at the door. Youth 18 and under are free. Get your tickets at the welcome desk before or after worship.
6/7/8: Guest Preacher: Rev. David Wangaard and potluck
13/14: Palm Sunday
20/21: Easter Sunday
4/5/6: Anniversary Weekend; Celebratory Worship and Anniversary Banquets on Saturday and Sunday; National Lutheran Choir Concert Sunday afternoon
12: Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra 25th Anniversary Concert
30: Ascension Day: “Beating the Bounds” Virtual Event