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CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

    512 S. Bernard St       Spokane  WA

 

509- 624-9233

 

 

 

   Worship Schedule

           11:00am 

       "God's Work, Our Hands"


         Adult Bible Study -- 9:45 am     NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: For our education time, the adult class will move upstairs to the large meeting room.

   Fellowship Hour -- 12:00

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Food Drive with Central Lutheran

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Exploring Faith Bible Study @ Noon on Tuesdays will begin on September 18th 


 

Our Tuesday noon study resumes with a look at the faith and tradition of some of our neighbors. We begin with the Evangelical Covenant Church, a movement which began within the relatively formal Swedish Lutheran church. Coincidentally, our brothers and sisters in Communitas are closely related to this tradition. In coming weeks, we’ll look at the Latter Day Saints and the Moravian Church (a congregation of these brothers and sisters worship at St. Peter Lutheran). In October, we will begin a study on Revelation, the last book of the Bible.


Sunday, Sept 23

18th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Introduction

Today we hear James warn against selfish ambition, while the disciples quarrel over which one of them is the greatest. Jesus tells them the way to be great is to serve. Then, to make it concrete, he puts in front of them an actual flesh-and-blood child. We are called to welcome the particular children God puts in front of us, to make room for them in daily interaction, and to give them a place of honor in the assembly.

Readings and Psalm

The Most Challenging Spiritual Practice

The writers of today’s readings express to God their fears about death and those who do evil. They rage against the cravings, coveting, envy, and selfish ambition that lead to disorder and war, within and around us. They describe one caught in this reality who is led to slaughter, tested with insult and torture, and faces a shameful death. Through our lenses we see Jesus. In fact, Jesus keeps describing what is going to happen to him, but his followers can’t understand. They don’t want to understand. Instead, they argue about who is greatest. Putting a quick end to that line of argument, Jesus brings a child into their circle. Embracing the child, Jesus invites disciples into humble service—this is how we draw near to God and God to us.

It is easy to be fearful in view of events outside us. It is easy to be thrown off course by feelings inside us or to work hardest for the wrong things. But Jesus invites us to practice what may be the most challenging spiritual practice of all. Jesus invites us to love our neighbor. Jesus asks that we look around for someone concrete to invest our time and energy in, someone who cannot necessarily return the favor. Jesus challenges us to receive others’ ministry to us, since we are also little children in faith.

In real life, there is no way to avoid shame and death. At some point, it comes to each of us. However, for now, wherever we are, we can participate in God’s way of life. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, disciples look where Jesus points and see those whom they can serve. They do not escape death but can know that resurrection is on the other side. Each day, God is with us through dying and rising.


 

    Chrismon Symbols

The symbols that make up our Chrismons date back to the early church and served to transmit the faith and beliefs of the followers of Jesus Christ.  Each Chrismon is described in scripture and refers to some aspect of Jesus Christ. 

Click here to view descriptions and biblical references  Chrismon Symbols.docx

Click here to review the Chrismon Service Bulletin Chrismon Service Souvenir Bulletin 002.doc

               


Light on the Liturgy

Why do we worship using the traditional form of the Liturgy?

 

What does it all mean?

 

Light on Liturgy 

The topics contained in this pamphlet are short essays on elements of Liturgical Lutheran Worship.  These were shared; one each week, during Sunday morning Worship Services at Central Lutheran Church.  These essays may be freely reproduced for non-commercial purposes with credit and mention of the Light on the Liturgy series and the web page www.clspokane.org as the source. Authors: Paul Boden, Paul Brueggemeier, Joel Zellmer.  To read this pamphlet click here Light on the Liturgy.docx


Opportunities at Central -- To view the pamphlet click here Opportunities at Central - june 2017.pdf


Music -- Click on Music Presentations to hear the latest of musical presentations by our music staff.  Just scroll down the podcasts to hear the latest musical presentations.  Enjoy!!!   


Newsletter -- to read the current newsletter please click here 8 - August 2018 Newsletter.docx


Weekly Update -- to read the most recent Weekly Update click here Weekly Update

           


DATES TO REMEMBER 



Central Lutheran Church Women

 

Can you believe it? One successful week of lefse is done! We want to thank everyone who worked hard; peelers, rollers, bakers and packagers. It was fun to get together with those of us who’ve been doing this for years and exciting to see the new faces of those who joined us for the very first time! Rest up because fall will be here faster than we think.

Here are the dates for the other bazaar preparations to put on your calendar:

                        Lefse - weeks of September 10th and October 8th

                        Meatballs – Tuesday, October 16th @ 4pm

                        Cookies – week of October 22nd

 
 

 

            

 


 


 

              

 
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