Volunteer Opportunities

Current Needs:

  • Church Office: We are looking for volunteers to help in the church office on Sunday mornings (answer phones, assist people, etc).  
  • Holy Grounds: We’d love to train a few people to work in Holy Grounds on Sunday morning – no experience needed.
  • Hospitality: We are also seeking people who are willing to help with funeral set up/clean up, hospitality for special events, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer If you would like to spend an hour in prayer for your kids, Central hosts several Moms in Prayer groups.

  • Career and College age meets Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am in Room 124 and another group meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Lounge.
  • An all-ages group meets Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the Lounge.
  • A Grandma group meets Mondays from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the Lounge.

Invite other moms and grandmas to join you. Questions? Contact Barb Van Tassel at 763-274-1149.


Mission Quilters Resumes October 2

Mission Quilters The quilters will resume meeting on October 2. They meet the 1st and 3rd Monday at 12:30 pm. Please join us in Rooms 218/219 to tie quilts for missions. No experience necessary and
everyone is welcome! Contact Karla Christensen, 763-441-5231, or Karen Carlson, 763-441-8013.



MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is an upbeat, encouraging group of local moms who develop
friendships through small groups while their children attend our MOPSKids class. When our moms are enjoying a hot breakfast, speakers, activities and discussion time, their kids enjoy making a craft, music time, free play and fun bible teaching. Come check us out Thursdays during the school year from
9:15 to 11:15 AM at Central Lutheran Church. Email MOPSelkriver@gmail.com for more information or find us on Facebook.


Faith Lessons begins September 27

Echos of the Reformation

Fall Faith Lessons will begin on Wednesday, September 27 and run through Wednesday, November 15. The eight weeks will walk through ECHOS OF THE REFORMATION as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  Faith Lessons meets at 11:00 am on Wednesday mornings.

Financial Peace University begins Sept. 24

Financial Peace University begins Sunday, September 24, 6:00 om at Central.  

We all need a plan for our money! Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s way of handling money.  Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage you money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

FPU classes meet for two hours each week for nine weeks. The cost for the kit is $93 and scholarships are available. If you have questions, please contact Marv Solberg at 763-691-3593, or marvsolberg@icloud.com.

Camp Onomia Quilt Auction

September 16, 2017 at Camp Onomia, (14202 Shakopee Lake Rd, Onomia 56359)

A special celebration service and re-dedication will take place in the chapel at 10:00 am! Quilt viewing begins at 11:00 am, lunch available at noon and the auction starts at 1:00 pm. Along with all the homemade quilts, they will have other handcrafted items and baked goods available. All proceeds benefit Camp Onomia.

Surviving the Holidays

When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants discover:

  • how to deal with emotions
  • what to do about traditions
  • helpful tips for surviving social events and
  • how to find hope for the future.

Please join us for this encouraging seminar on Saturday, November 11, 8:30 to 10:30 am at Central.

Register at the Welcome Center on Sundays or online.  Contact Kirsten Gill at 763-270-1134 if you have questions.


Not receiving our emails?

Many email service providers and internet service providers have spam filters to keep out unsolicited email. Due to the volume of members and groups that we have, Central sends a lot of email. This occasionally causes email service providers to interpret our emails as spam.

To make sure you receive all emails from Central Lutheran sent via the Hub or our newsletters, add all communication from the domains “ccbchurch.com” and “clcelkriver.org” to your safe senders list in your email provider (this is known as “whitelisting”).

Central Lutheran uses several email addresses for communication with members. Therefore, the most effective way to make sure that you receive our email is to whitelist our domain names. Depending on the exact email service or program you are using, whitelisting our domain names may be done by entering something like one of the following:

For the Hub:

  • ccbchurch.com
  • @ccbchurch.com
  • *ccbchurch.com

For our email newsletters:

  • clcelkriver.org
  • @clcelkriver.org
  • *clcelkriver.org

In the event that your email service or program cannot whitelist entire domains, we would suggest you add these individual addresses to your whitelist:

  • email@clcelkriver.com
  • notifications@ccbchurch.com
  • returns@ccbchurch.com
  • no-reply@ccbchurch.com

Since every email system is different,* we have included whitelisting instructions for a few popular email service providers below.

*For further information regarding how your email system handles spam, please contact your email provider. We attempted to find the most up-to-date information, but you will be best served by contacting your email service provider directly for any specific needs.