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.

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CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH  

Please join us at the church

    for services  


 Adult Bible Study  9:15am    

Worship with Children's Church at 10:30am

512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204

Office: 509-624-9233
 

For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!

 

 

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Reformation Sunday

October 26, 2014      10:30am


Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, October 26th (after Service)

(To discuss remodel of the chancel)  



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... 

  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


CLCW Fundraiser Crafts

Wednesdays at 10 am


Reformation Sunday

October 26, 2014      10:30am


Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, October 26th (after Service)

(To discuss remodel of the chancel)


Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck

November 9, 2014   11:45pm


The New Central Lutheran Church Bazaar

Cookies, Crafts, and Kaffe Stua

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

 

The “NEW” Central Lutheran Church Bazaar” will take place Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard. The Scandinavian Kaffee Stua from 9 to 11am. Come have coffee and treats. Cookies and Crafts from 10am to 1pm. Come shop for Scandinavian Cookies and other cookies and that unique gift.

                                                                                                                                                           

   Central Concert Series


Second Annual HYMN FESTIVAL

In Memory of Janice Newell

November 16, 2014   2pm

The second annual hymn festival honoring the late Janice Newell’s love of hymn singing will be held at CENTRAL.  As a long time music teacher, church musician and organist, one of Janice’s most important goals was to make better singers out of all of us.  In the churches she served, she strove to make hymn singing meaningful, joyful and an important part of worship.  This year there will be lots of congregational singing with varied organ, brass, percussion, string, and hand bell accompaniments.  The Festival Choir will join us as well.   Choir members from Advent, Beautiful Savior, Central, Salem, St Luke, and St Mark’s Lutheran churches  will be singing in the Festival Choir.


Winter Holiday Choral Concert

Eastern Washington University Choir

December 4, 2014     7pm


Holiday Pops

Eastern Washington University Jazz Ensemble

December 7, 2014     2pm


Second Annual Epiphany Choral Concert

featuring selections from “Messiah” by Handel

January 11, 2015


"Le Donn" Concert (new women's choir)

May 6, 2015     7:00 pm


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" --  "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.

 

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, October 26
Reformation Sunday

Introduction

On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ—the good news—that makes us free! Though we give thanks for the events of the sixteenth-century Reformation that brought renewal to the church of that time, we pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the world. In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray for the day that all Christians will also be one at the Lord's table.

 

Readings

Jeremiah 31:31-34
    I will write my law in their hearts, says the LORD
Psalm 46
    The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Ps. 46:7)
Romans 3:19-28
    Justified by God's grace as a gift
John 8:31-36
    Jesus says, Continue in my word and you will know the truth

 

Know God, Know Ourselves

This is a Sunday packed with beautiful images, deep-seeded ideas, and a rich history. For life-long Lutherans, these things can provoke a sense of pride in our denomination, but Reformation Sunday is not "Lutheran Pride Day." Instead it is a day focused on knowing God truthfully and in the process understanding who we are as people of faith and children of God in light of God's unbelievable grace.

 

Luther spent a great deal of time trying to know who God was and to find ways of expressing what he came to know and believe so that others would know God too. He used coarse language, drank beer, and wrote hymns using tunes people knew and recognized. When he wrote his catechism he used language his small son could understand. He even translated the Bible into the language people spoke. Truth about God and our faith, as complex as it is, should be something we can grasp and wrestle with.

 

Reformation Sunday is certainly a festival day where we celebrate and remember our history, but it should also be a day to reexamine our faith. Part of that is recognizing the truth about our inadequacies, our failings, and our sinfulness. The law is like a mirror in a room with intense fluorescent lights; it shows us who we are with every flaw and wrinkle. But God doesn't look at us in that mirror. The truth about God brings us new knowledge about ourselves. God shines a new light on us, where iniquities are forgiven and sins forgotten.

 

The message of Reformation Sunday is God's love for us. It is a love that frees us and redefines us as people of God and as members of the whole body of Christ. In God's eyes, we are beautiful.

 

 

    

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.

Read More >>

 

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 October 19th, 12th, and 5th are available by clicking here.


 
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