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.
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 for services 

Adult Education Hour 9:15 am

  Worship  at 10:30am

with Children's Church

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


For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!



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Coming Events at Central Lutheran Church

     Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00 pm:  Christmas Choral Concert     This concert features songs of the season presented by Eastern Washington University Symphonies and Concert Choirs.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4:00 pm:  Holiday Pops Concert       This concert features the Jazz Orchestra,Collegians, and Vocal Jazz Choir from the EWU School of Music Jazz Program.


"FORWARD IN FAITH" --- Planning Team

The following persons comprise our planning team:  Luke Alexander, Paul Brueggemeier, Kay Brandenburg, Savanna Jenkins, Theresa Kappus, Kent Schaufelberger, Joan Schmitt, Sari Sandford, and Monica Swanson. Also joining us is Vickie from the administrative team at SunRay Court.

         "FORWARD IN FAITH" -- Prayer Focus

Pray a prayer for praise for the gracious reign of Christ the King,

thanking him that his love for you is unalterable by any thought,

word, or deed, things done or left undone.


Education News

Childrens’ Church (Sundays during worship)


CC is for kids up to 5th grade and is held in the Sunday School room upstairs. Lessons are based on the lectionary so families can talk about what they learned together each Sunday.


Adult Forum (Sundays at 9:15am)

We are studying the lives of our biblical ancestors using some brief and entertaining videos and then talking about their influence in our life of faith together as church.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon)

We are studying the world religions and will focus on Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Primal Religions in November.

Men’s Group (Second Saturday, 8 a.m.)

Come join us for a bit of breakfast and some appropriate manly talk.                        


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 June 7A 2014.pdf


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... 

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Coming Events at Central Lutheran Church

     Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00 pm:  Christmas Choral Concert     This concert features songs of the season presented by Eastern Washington University Symphonies and Concert Choirs.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4:00 pm:  Holiday Pops Concert       This concert features the Jazz Orchestra,Collegians, and Vocal Jazz Choir from the EWU School of Music Jazz Program.

Sunday, December 26, 2015, 2:00 pm:  2nd Annual Carol Walk     The Spokane Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is inviting the community to sing carols in three different churches:  Central Methodist, Westminister UCC sand Central Lutheran.

 Sunday, January 10, 2016, 2:00 pm:   “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi     The Chancel Choir and North Central High School Chamber Singers will combine to perform this time honored classic with orchestra.  Local soloists will also be featured.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00pm:  An Evening of Jazz   The Joel E. Ferris High School's award winning Jazz Program will present a concert featuring Camerata (select vocal jazz choir), Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4:00 pm:  Northwest Sacred Music Chorale  The Chorale will be presenting an all Rene Clausen program featuring his world famous oratorio “A New Creation.”

  Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 pm:  Le Donne Women’s Chorale    In their second season, this popular women’s choir will once again grace the newly remodeled chancel at Central Lutheran Church

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" --  " 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.


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 Sunday, Dec. 6

Second Sunday of Advent


Forerunners and messengers advance the advent of our God. While John the Baptizer’s voice in the wilderness may be the principal focus of the day, Malachi’s prophesy could as easily herald the coming Lord Jesus as forerunner of the Lord of hosts. Finally all the baptized are called to participate in the sharing of the gospel. In so doing we prepare the way for the coming of the Lord and assist all flesh in capturing a vision of the “salvation of God.”

Readings and Psalm

  • Malachi 3:1-4
    My messenger is a refiner and purifier
  • Baruch 5:1-9 (alternate)
    The return of scattered Israel
  • Luke 1:68-79
    In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us. (Lk. 1:78)
  • Philippians 1:3-11
    A harvest of righteousness on the day of Jesus Christ
  • Luke 3:1-6
    Prepare the way of the Lord

Your Kingdom Come on Earth

Luke sets the preaching of John the Baptist clearly in the midst of the political and religious environment of his day. We are told the names of the emperor, governor, and other political rulers of the day. They are the ones who are supposed to care for the welfare of the citizens of their territories. Although John gave his message while he was in the wilderness, it was intended to have its impact in the farms, villages, and cities where the ordinary and the powerful live out their daily lives. John is not satisfied with the way things are, and his words help prepare us for the coming of one who will turn the world upside down. John’s words tell us to examine our own lives and the world around us. We should not be complacent in the face of injustice, but instead seek forgiveness and strive for lives that bear fruit according to God’s vision for the world.

We all have the potential to “over-spiritualize” the Bible and our faith, so that they become disconnected from the real needs of the world around us. This potential can be even greater in the days around Christmas, as we may seek to justify over-spending on gifts, excessive eating and drinking, or simply desire to escape from the difficulties of ordinary life for a time. John provides a warning about ignoring the truth about our sinfulness and the brokenness in the world. But John also repeats the promise that God ultimately will not settle for the way things are in the world, and that God’s salvation will be made known in the one who is to come: Jesus.


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 Christ the King Sunday (November 22nd), the Twentyfifth Sunday after Pentecost (November 15th), and the Twentyfourth Sunday after Pentecost (November 8th) are available by clicking here.


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