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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CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH  

 

Please join us at the church

    for services  

 Adult Bible Study  9:15am    

Worship with Children's Church at 10:30am

512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204

Office: 509-624-9233
 

For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!

 

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ONE HOUR THIS SUNDAY!  

 

 

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Congratulations, Lauren!!!

Congratulations to Lauren Saue-Fletcher on her confirmation which

was celebrated during the service on Sunday, October 26.

 

Welcome to New Members!!!

Gary Bogenreif , (Claude) David Ellington, Lee Gilbert,

Lisa Knight, Kathie Phillips

 

FREE LITTLE LIBRARY at Central Lutheran! -- have you brought books or taken one or more???


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 the upcoming BBQs to helping with Sunday mornings! Check it out!!

 

Here's what's going on at central... 

  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


CLCW Fundraiser Crafts

Wednesdays at 10 am


Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck

November 9, 2014   11:45pm


The New Central Lutheran Church Bazaar

Cookies, Crafts, and Kaffe Stua

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

 

The “NEW” Central Lutheran Church Bazaar” will take place Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard. The Scandinavian Kaffee Stua from 9 to 11am. Come have coffee and treats. Cookies and Crafts from 10am to 1pm. Come shop for Scandinavian Cookies and other cookies and that unique gift.

                                                                                                                                                           

   Central Concert Series


Second Annual HYMN FESTIVAL

In Memory of Janice Newell

November 16, 2014   2pm

The second annual hymn festival honoring the late Janice Newell’s love of hymn singing will be held at CENTRAL.  As a long time music teacher, church musician and organist, one of Janice’s most important goals was to make better singers out of all of us.  In the churches she served, she strove to make hymn singing meaningful, joyful and an important part of worship.  This year there will be lots of congregational singing with varied organ, brass, percussion, string, and hand bell accompaniments.  The Festival Choir will join us as well.   Choir members from Advent, Beautiful Savior, Central, Salem, St Luke, and St Mark’s Lutheran churches  will be singing in the Festival Choir.


Winter Holiday Choral Concert

Eastern Washington University Choir

December 4, 2014     7pm


Holiday Pops

Eastern Washington University Jazz Ensemble

December 7, 2014     2pm


Second Annual Epiphany Choral Concert

featuring selections from “Messiah” by Handel

January 11, 2015


"Le Donn" Concert (new women's choir)

May 6, 2015     7:00 pm


We have taken delivery of the “new” van and its already in use.  If you would like to have it pick you up for Central activities like Sunday services, midweek services, concerts and events, New Vanjust call the office and let us know.  And if you get stuck for a ride to a doctor appointment or eye exam, call us for that, too! And contrary to the picture, it’s not really as big as the sanctuary so call early if you want to be sure to get a spot! And don’t forget…it’s lift-equipped so wheelchairs and scooters are no problem!  Help us spread the word to those in the congregation who may not have email that they can now get a ride to church if they want one!


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.  To enjoy the postlude played on April 6th; the choir anthem, "The Palms," on April 13th; the Bells playing,"The Strife is O'er," on April 20th; Alice playing various organ pieces click here and scroll down the listing.


Photo Galleries

Take a look at the new "Photos" --  "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.

 

Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update"

Check out Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update" 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!)

  

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Looking ahead to Sunday, November 2
All Saints Sunday

 

Introduction

 

All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord's table we gather with the faithful of every time and place, trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled and that all tears will be wiped away in the new Jerusalem.

 

 

Readings

 

Revelation 7:9-17
    The multitudes of heaven worship the Lamb
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
    Fear the LORD, you saints of the LORD; for those who fear the LORD lack nothing. (Ps. 34:9)
1 John 3:1-3
    We are God's children
Matthew 5:1-12
    Blessed are the poor in spirit

 

 

Saintly Sinners, Sinful Saints

 

All Saints Sunday and the appointed readings are pregnant with themes of stark contrast: death and life, condemnation and redemption, sorrow and joy, suffering and relief, present life and future life. Such is life, too, as baptized children of God. The very nature of our lives is of stark contrast.

 

 By virtue of our baptism into the death and resurrection of Jesus, we are made saints while we are still sinners. Every day in this nautically juxtaposed life we navigate through rough waters such as sin, evil, pain, heartache, addiction, abuse, hunger, disease, and war. But our bearing is always set, not by the North Star but by the Daystar, who has been the heading for the faithful of every generation. With the scriptures as our compass and the confessions our map, we sail as a part of the great flotilla of saints on the waters of baptism, with the wind of the Spirit at our backs, always pointed in the direction of our guiding Daystar.

 

 

Today we give thanks for the saints who have gone before us, for the saints still among us, and for the saints of God still to come. We give thanks for the examples of faithful living that the saints have given us as they navigated the stormy waters of life, and also for the faithful acts of service we are empowered by God's Holy Spirit to do in our own seas. We give thanks, too, for the fullness of eternal life in which the saints of God who have gone before us now partake and which we have yet to fully enjoy.


NURSERY OPEN

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.

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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

Pastor Dave's sermons from October 26th, 19th, and 12th are available by clicking here.


 
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