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 at the church
Adult Education Hour 9:15am
Worship at 10:30am
with Chldren's Church
512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204
For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!
Third Annual HYMN FESTIVAL Oct. 2015
To see more pictures of this celebration click here.
"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" --- FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
Pray for our congregation's students and teachers, that they may continue to commit themselves to working together for a better future.
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)
NO CLASS ON 9/27 OR 10/4. We are studying the world religions and will focus on Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism in October.
Men’s Group Interest Meeting (Sunday, Sept. 27th, after worship)
Some interest has been expressed in having a men’s group that meets here at Central. This gathering is to assess the overall interest and, if warranted, select a day and time to meet. Grab some coffee and join us in the conference room (by the Fireside Room) to chat about this.
Financial Peace University (FPU) Preview (Sunday, Sept. 27th, 6pm)
This preview is an opportunity to check out FPU for yourself…you’ve been hearing about it for years now…and/or invite someone you know (kids, grandkids, co-workers) to come check it out. The course itself begins Oct. 11th at 6pm.
Central Lutheran Women
Bazaar time is nearing – November 7th! Coffee Stua 9:00 – 11:00 am, Cookies, Lefse and Crafts 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Final plans are coming together and some decisions have changed.
Lefse – Pre-orders will be accepted for members of the congregation. Seventy-five packages will be allotted for this. To pre-order lefse, please contact the church office @ 624-9233 (limit of 3 pkgs).
Cookies – Central Lutheran women, who are able, are asked to contribute 4 or more dozen special cookies for the event. A request list for sign up will be available during the fellowship time following worship services. Cookies are to be delivered to the church by noon on Thursday, November 5th. Samples and names of all cookies will be on the tables. We will also have a cookie order form available for customers. The orders will be given to “pickers”, filled and returned to the customer.
Crafts – Tables will be available for all crafts. Set-up date is Friday, November 6th.
To hear some of the latest preludes and postludes by Alice and to hear recent bell choir anthems and choir anthems from Anthem Sunday,
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...
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
*Dates for Bazaar preparations are as follows:*
Lefse — Oct 12th – 16th
We will need people to roll, bake, sort and package. Set-up for lefse is
Sept 9th. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Fireside room.
All are invited to add their own special craft items to the Bazaar.
Saturday, November 7th
Kaffee Stua 9am to 11am Bazaar 10am to 1pm
MUSICAL CONCERT SERIES
Coming Events at Central Lutheran Church
Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:00 pm: Veteran’s Day Concert This is a patriotic concert by the Ferris High School Wind Ensemble honoring our American Veterans. Concert is free and open to the public.
Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00 pm: Christmas Choral Concert This concert features congs of the season presented by Eastern Washington University Symphonis 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 volcal 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.
Take a look at the new "Photos" -- "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!)
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.
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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 27th), the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 20th), and Pr. Ladd Bjorneby's sermon from the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (October 4th) are available by clicking here.