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 

                              

Central1

      

           

                 Education Hour at 9:15am

                   Worship at 10:30am

                 with Children's Church

               as scheduled

                 Fellowship at 11:45am


             Scroll down to read the scriptures

            for this Sunday

                                                                                                                 

 

 

Advent 2

 

 

                     Scandinavian  Bazaar – November 5

Bazaar28

Bazaar13

 

 

 

 

 



 




Bazaar12

 

Bazaar 4

 












To see more pictures of the Scandinavian Bazaar 2016

click here.




Commemoration of the Reformation Concert

Celebrating our common faith through the gift of music as the audience members join together singing Christian hymns, listening to combined choral anthems and experience a Spokane premiere of a beautiful Jazz Requiem written by Michael Kissinger. Maria Manzo of Portland and Paul Brueggemeier of Spokane directing the choirs.


Ref ConcE

CDM1CDM9CDM10CDM11CDM15CDM16Ref ConcD


For more photos click here Reformaion Concert

 

Education News

Childrens’ Church (Sundays during worship as schedules) 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 continue our overview of the Old Testament, with special emphasis on the major periods of activity and their themes. This study will take us up to the start of Advent. Each session stands nicely on its own so come for one or come for all.

Exploring Faith(Tuesdays at Noon) We began by looking at “For Peace in God’s World” from 1995. We are now beginning to explore “Living in a Time of Terrorism” (2004), a message from the church that grew out of the “For Peace…” statement and offers encouragement and hope as we face today’s uncertain world.

Men’s Group (Second Saturday of the month) Men’s Group meets on Saturday with breakfast at Frankie Doodles at 8am.

 

Sunday, December 4

2nd Sunday of Advent

Introduction

At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the light of Christ’s coming. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.

Readings and Psalm

Pointing to Jesus

John the Baptist is a fitting messenger for the season of Advent, a time for the church to prepare for both the nativity of the Christ and for his second coming. John’s call to repentance in preparation of Jesus’ arrival carries a challenge for us to rid ourselves of everything that obstructs our view. His proclamation is filled with images of cleansing: straightening paths, cutting down useless trees, and burning away chaff. John’s baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins means cleansing as well as a changing of the mind, a turning toward Jesus, so that one’s whole self is pointed toward the Lord of this world and of eternity.

Undistracted even by thoughts of our own worthiness, the church’s focus year round is turned toward the coming of Christ. John points to Jesus, never to himself, and in so doing becomes a model for discipleship. Having heard John’s cry, we join the chorus, becoming messengers in turn. All our efforts in worship and evangelism, education and social ministry point, not to ourselves, our programs, our skill or our saintliness, but only to Jesus. Preparing the way of the Lord is very much about pointing others to his real presence in and among us.

This Sunday’s Isaiah reading (“the grass withers, the flower fades”) and that of 2 Peter (“all things are to be dissolved”) reinforce the church’s teaching that amidst all that is transient in our lives, and creation, only God’s word is eternal. John the Baptist’s testimony points us to that Word made flesh, who brings with him a new heaven and a new earth after all else has passed away. John directs us in our faith journeys as individuals and communities toward a witness that is forever pointing to Jesus.

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

Christmas Service Schedule

You may have noticed that Christmas Day is a Sunday this year. This means that we have a special opportunity to gather together at our usual time to celebrate the birth of our Lord with Holy Communion. As has been the case in the past, this is an entirely different service than Christmas Eve. So here’s the schedule…take note that Christmas Eve service is at an earlier time this year.

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24th, 5:00pm

Christmas Day w/ Carols & Holy Communion – Sunday, December 25th, 10:30am

Central Concert Series

Friday, December 2nd @ 7:00 pm

Eastern Washington University Choral Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 4th @ 4:00 pm

Eastern Washington University "Pops" Concert

featuring their Jazz Ensemble and Collegians Vocal

Jazz Choir performing traditional holiday favorites


Sunday, December 11th @ 3:00 pm

Decolores Handbell Choir

Questions about this beautiful event: ask Joel or Jodi Zellmer 

Saturday, December 17th @ 3:00 pm

Northwest Sacred Music Chorale

performing sacred Christmas music

 

 



 
© 2016 Central Lutheran Church
Connected Sound - Websites for the Barbershop Community