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.
                    Central1  CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH  

 Please join us at the church

 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!

 

 

Season of Lent

 

The Lenten season is upon us and begins with our Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. Our Lenten midweek services will have the theme: “Sensing the Gospel.” We will focus on the ways we “sense”…taste, touch, smell, see, and hear…the Good News. Watch for more service info in your weekly updates and worship bulletins.


Lent



Many thanks to everyone who made the "Gloria" concert possible!

To view photos of this concert click here: "Gloria"


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00pm:  An Evening of Jazz:  The Music Department at Joel E Ferris High School is presenting an Evening of Jazz at Central Lutheran Church 512 S Bernard Street on Spokane’s lower South Hill: 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016.   The school’s jazz ensembles including the Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band and vocal jazz choir ”Camerata” will be featured.   The award winning ensembles will be performing many jazz standard as well as more recently written jazz favorites.   The concert is free and open to the public. All of the facilities are on the ground level and wheelchair accessible.

 

"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 that our purpose as a congregation aligns with the purpose of the church as outlined in Scripture.  Pray that we will make goals and set directions that are true to God's calling for us and our specific gifts.

 

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)

A new study will begin on January 31st. Keep checking here for more info.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon)

We will not meet again until Tuesday, February 2nd.

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... 

                  MARK YOUR CALENDARS



The Lenten season is upon us and begins with our Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. Our Lenten midweek services will have the theme: “Sensing the Gospel.” We will focus on the ways we “sense”…taste, touch, smell, see, and hear…the Good News. Watch for more service info in your weekly updates and worship bulletins. 

 

MUSICAL CONCERT SERIES

 

Coming Events at Central Lutheran Church

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00pm:  An Evening of Jazz:  The Music Department at Joel E Ferris High School is presenting an Evening of Jazz at Central Lutheran Church 512 S Bernard Street on Spokane’s lower South Hill: 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016.   The school’s jazz ensembles including the Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band and vocal jazz choir ”Camerata” will be featured.   The award winning ensembles will be performing many jazz standard as well as more recently written jazz favorites.   The concert is free and open to the public. All of the facilities are on the ground level and wheelchair accessible.
  • 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" --   "Gloria," " 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 Feb. 7

Transfiguration of Our Lord

Introduction

Witnesses to the glory of God in the face of Jesus will be unable to avoid reflecting that glory in the world. It was true for Moses. It was doubtless true for Peter, James, and John. We pray that it will be true of all of us who see the glory of the Lord in the word and in the supper and who are being “transformed into the same image” by the Spirit of God.

Readings and Psalm

Lifting the Veil

The transfiguration is frustrating for disciples—past and present—who long for an unmediated experience of God. Jesus’ glory is revealed, and then, just as suddenly, a cloud descends and the vision fades. And even though Paul contrasts the Christian’s experience of God with Moses’s veiled experience of God, he notes that we see the glory of the Lord “as though reflected in a mirror” (2 Cor. 3:18). Even with unveiled faces, we don’t see directly, or even clearly. Even when God is revealed in shining glory, much remains veiled and hidden.

As he witnesses Jesus’ transfiguration, Peter’s understanding remains veiled; ours does too. The glimpses we get of God’s glory—through the veil or reflected in the mirror—are expectation-shattering, alarming, overwhelming, and awesome. The love of God shines too brightly to view directly, and yet we do have the privilege of directly experiencing that love in baptism, in communion, in service to God, and in relationship with God’s creation and our neighbors in need. The veils we contend with daily are the barriers that prevent us from truly loving those neighbors, caring for creation, and seeing the shining face of Jesus in the faces of people who are different, hungry, difficult, enemy, invisible, or poor. God is always revealed in ways that surprise and confuse us, whether shining on the mountaintop or dying on the cross.


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

Pr. Dave's sermons from the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (January 31st), the Third Sunday after Epiphany (January 24th), and the Second Sunday after Epiphany (January 17th) are available by clicking here.

 


 
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