Welcome to the Central Lutheran Church website. (If you'd like to check out our Facebook page, click here.)  We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Central has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH                        


         Please join us for services!


                  Summer Schedule

                 Worship at 9:30am

             Fellowship at 10:45am

                    512 S Bernard St
                 Spokane, WA 99204
            Office: 509-624-9233




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Monica and Alice

Thanks to Monica Swanson and Alice Hostetter for providing special music for worship on Sunday, .Aug. 21st!




To hear some of the latest preludes and postludes by Alice and to hear recent bell choir anthems and chancel choir anthems

click here Music Selections and scroll down the podcasts.

Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update"

Check out Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update" by clicking here.


Opportunities at Central -- To view the pamphlet click here Opportunities at Central - tri fold - for merge.docx


Volunteer for Church Activities -- clspokane.ivolunteer.com -- we use this site for all our volunteer needs at Central, from activity sign-ups  such as helping with Sunday mornings! Check it out!!


Here's what's going on at central... 

                  MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Central’s Community BBQs are back & we’re

grillin’ up a good time!

 Please join us

BBQ2016Wednesdays at 6pm

(beginning June 15th)

Hotdogs are provided.

Please bring a side dish to share;

sign up at www.clspokane.iVolunteer.com on our website.

All are welcome!


School Supplies

School Supplies

We’re collecting school supplies for the Salvation Army to help our local kids prepare for the coming school year. If you are out shopping for your kids or grandkids and could pick up some extra supplies to help another child, it would make a world of difference for them. There will be a donation box in the Fireside room.




Please put Saturday, October 1st, 4pm on your calendars and plan to attend our Central Lutheran Ministry Celebration Dinner. It will be held at the church and feature a guest speaker, entertainment, and a catered meal. More details to come!



The “Estate Planning for the Heart”TM curriculum we’ve been hearing so much about at our last two Synod Assemblies will be making its public debut at Central Lutheran Church in Spokane on November 18th and 19th for the EWALK (Eastern Washington) Network area. With module topics that include “Good, Better, Best: Funeral Decisions Made Simpler”, “A Good Document Is A Done Document”, and “Playing Cards And Talking Straight”, the series of modules helps us address the issues related to end-of-life circumstances. It teaches us how to best prepare and then handle the various ways in which we might end up facing these difficult situations and the decisions they demand. Schedule will be a Friday noon through Saturday dinner. Registration will be available through Central’s website.


Watch our “EWALK” FB page, Central’s website (www.clspokane.org), and Synod email communication for details as they become available.

NURSERY STAFF AVAILABLE FOR HOURLY CHILDCARE --  Our capable nursery staff are available for offsite childcare as your needs arise.  Their contact information is available on the bulletin board at church.  If you’ve enjoyed and appreciated their service during the service, why not give them a call when you want a night out? 


Sounds of Music and Bells

Want to hear the sounds of music?  To listen to the sounds of music at Central --   the Chancel Choir, the Bell Choir, the new Carillon and Alice playing various organ pieces click here and scroll down the listing.


Photo Galleries

Take a look at the new "Photos" --   "Gloria," " Apple Cider Pressing Event 2015,"  "3rd Annual Hymn Festival, Oct., 2015," "Pastor's 25th Anniversary of Ordination,"         "VBS 2015," Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," "Children's Church,"  "It's A Wonderful Life,"  "Dishman Mica Hike," "Outdoor Services," "ABC Picnic," "Summer BBQs", "Seven Last Words of Christ Presentation," "God's Work Our Hands," Scandinavian Bazaar," "Decorating the Church for Advent/Christmas," and "Advent Fair"  by clicking here.


Online Giving -- You can now make a contribution to the work of Central Lutheran through our website by clicking here.  You may use your PayPal account or the credit/debit card of your choice.  (And thank you!)


Looking ahead to Aug 28

15th Sunday after Pentecost


Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church. By God’s grace in holy baptism we have a place at the banquet table of the Lord. When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be more inviting still.

Readings and Psalm

Radical Love Triumphs

For most of human history wisdom was largely part of an oral tradition. From one generation to the next, wisdom was passed down. These days it sometimes seems that technology has replaced that tradition of shared wisdom. Rather than ask a trusted elder the temptation is to pull out a smartphone and do a quick Internet search. Next thing you know, there it is, wisdom at your fingertips—maybe. Could it be that something is lost in the process? We can find facts online, but virtues like humility, respect of elders, hospitality, servanthood, and peacemaking do not seem to translate as easily in the electronic age. In the gospel reading Jesus takes the time to pass on some ancient-yet-prudent wisdom from the proverbs of Solomon to a crowd of social climbers who obviously were not familiar with such prudence or wisdom.

More significantly Jesus lifts up the mysteriously gracious and life-transforming values of the kingdom of God. Jesus lifts up the humility required to take the lowest seat at the table, never hoping to be invited to a place of greater honor or status. Jesus invites his followers to practice the hospitality that offers a banquet of the finest of foods for people who cannot repay. Jesus invites his followers to embody the kind of radical-yet-relational love of Jesus himself. This radical love is taught by both individuals and congregations. Communities of faith by their practices of generosity and compassion embody the love of Jesus in their communities.


The nursery is open and staffed with  our nursery attendants…Sicily, Selena, and Emily…are doing a great job.  The nursery is open from 9-11 each Sunday during the worship service!  Whether you have kids for the nursery or not, why not stop in and chat with our nursery staffers on Sunday! 


Meet Pastor Dave

Our Pastor, David Kappus, has been an inspiration to our community and our congregation (just ask him, he'll tell ya!).  Pastor Dave's sermons often include insightful stories that have real-life meaning, scriptural relevance, and even the occasional reference to Star Trek.



Our Newsletter

Want a good look at what's going on here at Central? Click here to see our latest newsletter! (It will open a new window and download a .pdf file for you to view or print. Simply close the newsletter window when you're finished reading or printing.) 


Listen to Recent Sermons

Pr. Dave's sermons from the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (August 7th), the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 31st), and the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (July 24th) are available by clicking here.


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