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.



Please join us at the church

    for services       

9:30 a.m. Worship

512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204
Office: 509-624-9233



Rally Sunday on September 7th at 10:30am. An Outdoor Service with chancel and bell choirs and a family potluck following. Children’s Church will be held during the service for ages 4 to 5th grade. Join us for “God’s Work, Our Hands” community clean up activity following the potluck!




8:00AM -- 2:00PM


Bring your sale items to the church or call to have them picked up

Proceeds will support our Mission and Outreach Ministries


20140723 180420Central Lutheran Church is once again offering Neighborhood Barbecues every Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  This community event was highly successful last year as each week Pastor Dave and others presented "Dog of the Week" and church members brought salads and desserts to round out the meal. There will be games for all ages after the meal or chances just to sit and get to know one another each week. 

We had about 60+ people attend on Wednesday, Aug 13th!

 Many persons from our community. 

Could use more member support in supplying food!

  Click here to view other pictures from the Summer BBQs.

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ABC Gathering --click here to see pictures of this fun event

filled with good food and fellowship!  ABC Picnic


                                                                            Our Hosts!!    

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... 



Wednesday Evening (6pm) BBQs

Last event Wed., Aug 27th!!!

Dishman Mica Hike

1pm  September 21st

LEFSA -- Peeling and Rolling/Baking -- tentative dates

September 22 and 23; September 25 and 26

 October 7 and 8; October 10 and 11

Watch for more details!


Game Night


October 24  6:30pm

    Music at Central Continues This Fall

Spokane Accordian Ensemble -- "The American Concert"

September, 2014 (tbd)


In Memory of Janice Newell

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2:00 pm

Come and celebrate Reformation Sunday with organ, brass, handbells, and voices!

Eastern Washington University Choir

December 4, 2014

Eastern Washington University Jazz Ensemble

December 7, 2014

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" --  "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, August 24
Lectionary 21 / Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost




In Isaiah the people are bid to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. Jesus declares that the church will be built on the rock of Peter's bold confession of faith. God's word of reconciliation and mercy are keys to the church's mission. Paul urges us to not be conformed to this world, but to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, using our individual gifts to build up the body of Christ. From the table we go forth to offer our spiritual worship through word and deed.





Isaiah 51:1-6
    The enduring foundation of God's salvation
Psalm 138
    O LORD, your steadfast love endures forever. (Ps. 138:8)
Romans 12:1-8
    One body in Christ, with gifts that differ
Matthew 16:13-20
    The profession of Peter's faith


Confessing Christ, Formed in Faith


In late August, students are preparing to go back to school, and many churches gear up for a new year of Christian education. It is a good time to be reminded of the heart of Christian formation: conformation and transformation (Rom. 12:2).


Disciples are formed over time—shaped by learning, worship, and all aspects of Christian life in community. As it was for Peter, part of our formation is learning to confess Jesus as the Messiah, not only with the right words but also through an experience of the Living God in Christ. And along with Peter, through such formation we also discover who we are in relation to God: After Peter "confesses" Jesus' identity of Messiah, Jesus "confesses" Peter's identity by calling out his name and vocation.


Traditionally, Lutheran worship contains two confessions which keep forming us: a confession of sin and a confession of faith. In the first, we acknowledge who we are as sinner and saint, and in the second, we acknowledge who God is in the mystery of the Trinity. Like Peter's, our own identity is revealed in those truths. And, we might say, we are continually formed by and through them.


Peter's confession is not a precondition for following Jesus; it comes in the middle of his journey of discipleship. Our formation too is a long process—lifelong, in fact—which begins at baptism (or even before!) and is guided by those who travel before and with us. At this time of year, as we explore our own formation, identity, and vocation as disciples of Jesus, Isaiah entreats us, "Look to the rock from which you were hewn." Envisioning Peter "the rock," we might also consider how our shape is a "chip off the old block" of our forebears in faith.



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.



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 August 3rd and July 27th, as well as the sermon delivered by Paul B. on August 17th, are available by clicking here.

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