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 Bible Study 9:15am
Worship with Children's Church at 10:30am
512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204
For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!
NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED
Welcome to the following new members:
ZAK HANSON DENNIS JURGENS & JUDY SMITH
WESLEY LEAFTY & WESLEY LEAFTY, JR.
KENT & JOANN SCHAUFELBERGER
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.
Chancel Project Up-date
As of the end of April 2015 most of the chancel project has been completed.
1. Portable risers in use
2. New chairs in use
3. Old flooring removed
4. Underlayment installed
5. New flooring installed
6. Chancel lighting installed
7. Rewiring completed
8. Pulpit moved
9. Woodwork next to the chancel steps, north and south walls repaired and
10. French doors to storeroom installed and finished
Goals to be completed:
1. Design, create and install new kneelers
2. Install newly designed hand railing at the steps
3. Build new moveable platform for the organ console
4. Design and install portable lectern
5. Replace existing plywood behind the altar and refinish it properly
Thank you to everyone who has given positive comments and encouragement throughout the on-going work. Thank you also to the many hours of volunteer help donated to the completion of the project. Please come and take a close-up look at the work completed anytime.
Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update"
Check out Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update" by clicking here.
New Addition to the Chancel
Many of you have commented on the beautiful sounds of the grand piano we now have in the chancel. When we were designing the new space we had hoped that eventually we might be able to acquire a piano that would fulfill our worship and musical needs and fit in the chancel. We knew the large upright piano we currently used would not work there due to its height and limited movability. It was quite a surprise to me when a friend of our church offered this piano to us and at a very reduced price: $9,000.00 I told them I would talk to the choir and other members and see what the interest level might be. In a few short weeks we had received over $6,000.00 in pledges. I told the family that we were on our way to raising the money. They wanted to give the piano to us even though we hadn't raised all the money in pledges. In as much as we would be needing a piano in the chancel for up-coming worship in a few weeks, the council voted to accept their offer. I am hopeful that as the piano proves its value in leading worship and accompanying the choir, that more of our members will consider pledging toward the full purchase price.
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
Central Lutheran Women
Save the Date — Saturday, May 30 is our Spring Brunch @ 11:00 am. We would love for you to attend!
Vacation Bible School at Central
June 29th – July 2nd
Explore the canopy!
Join us at Rainforest Adventure VBS!
Place: Central Lutheran Church,
512 S Bernard St, Spokane
Dates: Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2
Time: 9am – Noon
Get ready for a week of super fun games, crafts, songs, skits, stories and more!
For more information call 624-9233.
Click here for the registration form.VBS - Registration Form.docx
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" -- 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 Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 17th), the Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 10th), and the Fifth Sunday of Easter (May 3rd) are available by clicking here.