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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

512 S. Bernard St          Spokane  WA

509- 624-9233


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          Worship Schedule



         Adult Education at 9:45am

        in Fireside Room

          Fellowship at 12:00pm  




begin  on Thursdays starting Feb.22 at 5:45pm/7pm






Education Hour  -- (9:45am in the Fellowship Hall): The faith practice for this Sunday is “Worship: Seeking God’s Presence.” The word “worship” means worthiness or “worth-ship.” In other words, we worship something when we deem it worthy of our time and attention. How worthy do you consider God to be of your time and attention?

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon) For the next couple weeks, we will be introducing ourselves to the Gospel of Mark, which will be featured in worship for most of 2018. Beginning in Lent, we will be studying the book “The Centered Life: Awakened, Called, Set Free, Nurtured.”

Sunday, February 25


Second Sunday of Lent


The second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham’s faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.


Readings and Psalm

Promises, Promises

The story of God’s relationship with God’s people is a story of promises fulfilled. We hear about God’s covenant with Sarah and Abraham in today’s Genesis reading and about its fulfillment in the New Testament texts. As Paul reminds us in Romans, we are the multitude of nations that were promised to Abraham; we are his descendants in faith. “Kings of peoples” (Gen. 17:16) descended from Sarah’s offspring; Jesus Christ, the King of kings, is Lord of all through his death and resurrection.

From generation to generation, God is steadfast. No matter how many ages pass or how often we turn away, God remains faithful. This is the great hope of our faith—no matter how often we stray or how great our sin, God persists in loving us. Jesus Christ binds us to God through our baptism into his death. In worship—especially through confession, affirmation of baptism, and communion—we continually remember the lengths to which God goes to keep covenant with us. The promise of salvation extends even into the future, as the psalmist reminds us: Our children and our children’s children will proclaim God’s salvation to generations yet unborn.

  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 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 February Newsletter 2018.docx

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


May our Lenten journey be one of great nourishment as we feast on the Word of God and have communion with our Lord and one another.

We will start with an Ash Wednesday Service AT 7PM on February 14th and continue our weekly Lenten Worship Services on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM.  These services will be part of a special evening for our church family. See below for the evening and weekly schedule.


LENTEN MIDWEEK SCHEDULE: Thursdays beginning Feb. 22nd

                                                                                                      Soup Supper: 5:45 – 6:45

                                                                                                      Bell Choir: 6:15 – 7:00 PM

                                                                                                      Worship: 7:00 PM

                                                                                                      Chancel Choir: 7:35 PM

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS: Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22

Please see the sign-up sheet in the Fireside room to pick an evening to provide soup or bread or sign up on

For your advance planning the following services will also be held at

March 29, Maundy Thursday, 6:30 PM at St. Peter

March 30, Good Friday, Noon at Central

March 31, Easter Vigil at Messiah – Time TBD


Good Friday, March 30, 7pm
"The Seven Last Words of Christ"
Central Lutheran & First Presbyterian Chancel Choirs
First Presbyterian Church -- 318 S Cedar St


Upcoming Events at Lutherhaven


Spring Cut Crop & Quilt: March 2-11, 2018

  • Spend the weekend with your favorite scrapbooking, quilting or crafting project.
  • Come a day or two early to extend your crafting time!
  • Relax and stay focused with massage from an on site massage therapist.

Spring Women's Retreat: April 9-11, 2018

  • Purposeful weekend filled with of spiritual rejuvenation, relaxation, adventure and refreshment.
  • Great relationship building weekend for your church women's group or bible study.
  • Choose your activities and make it a weekend completely suited to your needs!

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