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!

 

Epiphany

 

 

The Season of Epiphany 

The Season of Light

January 18 through February 8.

 

 

ASH WEDNESDAY, February 18th

 
 

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To see some addtional pictures of our inspiring thespians and the radio play click here It's A Wonderful Life 

 


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Children's Church -- Click here Children's Church to see some of the work done by our children during the Children's Church on Sunday mornings!




 

 

 CENTRAL’S EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST

 

We are excited to begin offering this new ministry. We intend to offer individual bags of groceries (like the one pictured) to families who just need a little extra until they can get to a larger food bank to stock up.  Help us get things kicked off by picking up some of the pictured items on your next Costco (or wherever) trip and we’ll start putting the bags together. We can also use items that don’t need a lot of equipment or preparation to consume…look for things that would be easy to use if you lived on the street (easy open lids, soup with pull tab tops, etc). Then watch for a time that you and your family can come down and help us hand these bags out to those in need.

 

 

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


ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

                                                             

   Central Concert Series

   

 Northwest Sacred Music Chorale presents "Elijah" -a Choral Masterpiece

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm

 

"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 and Alice playing various organ pieces click here and scroll down the listing.

 

Photo Galleries

Take a look at the new "Photos" --   "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.

 

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!)

 

 


Looking ahead to Sunday, February 1
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

 

Introduction

 

In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God's works. For the church these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus' actions and words. We encounter that authority in God's word, around which we gather, the word that trumps any lesser spirit that would claim power over us, freeing us to follow Jesus.
 

 

Readings

 

Deuteronomy 18:15-20
    The prophet speaks with God's authority
Psalm 111
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. (Ps. 111:10)
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
    Limits to liberty: the case of food offered to idols
Mark 1:21-28
    The healing of one with an unclean spirit

Rules or Relationship?
Do you want to be right, or do you want to have a relationship? When a teenager spends $200 on the world's coolest sunglasses is it the time to comment on the foolishness of the purchase or to simply smile and nod? May the people of Corinth eat meat sacrificed to idols? Paul seems to suggest that it does not really matter where the meat comes from. What matters is how the people you care about feel about that meat. Will it challenge their faith? Will it become a stumbling block to the weak? Do you want to be right, or do you want to have a relationship?

This theme continues in the gospel. The laws prohibiting work on the sabbath carry deep meaning for many people of faith, and yet on this sabbath Jesus rebukes an unclean spirit and frees a man. Jesus chooses to care for the man and to free him, rather than worry over the details of the law. In this instance Jesus is not condemned for his choice, as he will be later. But his fame begins to spread throughout the region. That too will later prove dangerous, yet it is also a sign of the evangelical nature of the faith. This is not a private faith, held closely and kept hidden. Rather it is an outgoing faith spread from person to person throughout the world.

To this day people continue to place barriers and restrictions on the faith. Congregations do this in intentional ways, for example, by setting a minimum age for receiving holy communion. The benefits of these restrictions can be debated, but at least they are chosen intentionally. Churches also create unintentional barriers. Consider the clothes people wear to church each Sunday. Are many people wearing suits and ties? Do you see blue jeans? Do people wear shorts in the summer? What are some of the ways people might be kept from a relationship with Jesus by the barriers we create?


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 January 25th, 18th, and 11th are available by clicking here.

 

 
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