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 CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

    512 S. Bernard St       Spokane  WA

 

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Worship Schedule

  11:00am 

Adult Bible Stuidy   9:45am

Fellowship Hour -- 12:00pm

                      

                                                 


AGO Organ Concert

Central Lutheran Church

Sunday, November 18 -- 3:00 pm


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Combined Choirs of First Presbyterian and Central Lutheran Churches


3Derrick Parker, First Presbyterian




2Paul Brueggemeier, Central Lutheran



Exploring Faith Bible Study @ Noon on Tuesdays 

This month we begin a study of the book of Revelation. We will be using Craig Koester’s book, “Revelation and the End of All Things.” Since its first publication in 2001, Revelation and the End of All Things has been a highly readable guide to one of the most challenging books in the Bible. Engaging the questions people most frequently ask about Revelation and sensationalistic scenarios about the end of the world, Craig Koester takes his readers through the entirety of Revelation, offering perspectives that are clear and compelling.

 

In the second edition Koester provides new insights from recent scholarship and responses to the latest popular apocalyptic voices. Study questions make this new edition ideal for use in classrooms and study groups. Revelation and the End of All Things offers an accessible, engaging, and profoundly hopeful interpretation for students and general readers alike. 

 

Paper and Kindle editions are available through Amazon. Please note that I couldn’t find a “Second Edition” kindle version…it might not be available yet? Hard copies of the 2015 second edition are about $16 and a Kindle copy of the 2001 first edition is about $10.

 

 

Sunday, Nov 18

26th Sunday of Pentecost

 

Introduction

November begins with All Saints Day and ends in or near Advent, when we anticipate Christ’s coming again. So the readings today tell of the final resurrection and the end time. In the turmoil of hope, fear, and disbelief that these predictions provoke in us, Hebrews sounds a note of confident trust. Christ makes a way for us where there is no way, and we walk it confidently, our hearts and bodies washed in baptismal water, trusting the one who has promised. The more we see the last day approaching, the more important it is to meet together to provoke one another to love.

Readings and Psalm

Real Strength in Community of Faith

What makes something strong? Is steel strong because of its ability to withstand stress from many directions? Is wood strong because of its ability to absorb impact while remaining intact? Is the material of a spider’s web strong because of its tensile strength-to-weight ratio? Things are strong for many reasons. The temple in Jerusalem was thought to be stronger and more permanent than anything, yet Jesus says in Mark, “Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down” (Mark 13:2). Jesus shows hearers that true strength is not built upon the oppression of widows (Mark 12:41-44).

Many of the world’s most prized structures are built on the shoulders of the poor and oppressed. How many homes in poorer areas of cities have been destroyed by the need for a new or wider highway? How many workers living in poverty died building the Golden Gate or Brooklyn Bridges, the Hoover Dam or the Empire State Building? In order for human beings to build structures of great strength, they must rely on sacrifice and compromise. Can any human standard of strength be achieved without making something else weak?

Real strength, however, is not shown in things built by human hands. Real strength is found in the hands themselves. True strength is shown in workers reporting to work day after day in impossible conditions because it’s the only way to feed their family. It is shown by an entire community of God’s people linking their trembling hands as they share the “confession of our hope without wavering” (Heb. 10:23). The new, true temple, Jesus’ faithful strength, succumbs in weakness to human-made nails. While the nails lie rusting away, the wounded hands and body rise again to break bread with all on the journey down the path of life.

 
     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

October 2018 Newsletter.pdf


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

           


DATES TO REMEMBER 


Fall Events

Central Lutheran Church

512 S Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99204

 

AGO Organ Concert

Sunday, November 18 -- 3:00 pm


Sounds of Christmas

Eastern Washington University Choirs

Friday, November 30 – 7:00 pm


 

 

            

 


 


 

              

 
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