512 S. Bernard St       Spokane  WA


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Worship Schedule



"God's Work, Our Hands"


For our “God’s Work, Our Hands” emphasis in September, you will be pleased to know that you collected over 1,000 pounds of food in a couple weeks…1,003# to be exact. AND, you assembled 72 health kits to send out. “God’s Work, Our Hands” emphasis for October is to assemble the remaining supplies into additional kits during coffee hour on Sunday, October 7 (see pictures below)…and…helping prepare for the bazaar on November 3rd! If you would be willing to help out with anything, ask Colleen or Sharon what would be helpful.

         Adult Bible Study -- 9:45 am     NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: For our education time, the adult class will move upstairs to the large meeting room.

   Fellowship Hour -- 12:00



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Exploring Faith Bible Study @ Noon on Tuesdays 


Our Tuesday noon study will take a break for a couple weeks. Bible study will resume on Tuesday, October 23rd. 

Sunday, Oct 21

22nd Sunday after Pentecost



Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.

Readings and Psalm

Sharing in Your Glory: Success or Service?

“Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Like James and John, we too are quick to assume that following Christ leads to success, power, and glory. Like James and John we ask for what we know and think we want—and we know that this world rewards success, power, and glory with even more of the same, and we want it! Yet Jesus turns our lust for success, power, and glory on its head: “Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.” This servant leadership that finds power in self-giving is to be a hallmark of Christian community. For this servant-leadership is both modeled on and empowered by the living Jesus himself. His greatness is exactly in his humility, his strength is in his weakness, and his whole life is given a ransom for our sake. Indeed, Isaiah reminds us that “The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous.” Those who end up sitting at his right and left hand in his glory will not be the privileged and powerful, or even the disciples, who shrink back from sharing in his cup of suffering. Those at his right and left hand will be condemned criminals, crucified alongside him as he offers himself as a ransom for many. Likewise, those who will be great among us will be servants, finding Christ’s strength in their weakness and giving of themselves fully, following their Lord through failure, weakness, and shame into true and eternal glory.


    Chrismon Symbols

The symbols that make up our Chrismons date back to the early church and served to transmit the faith and beliefs of the followers of Jesus Christ.  Each Chrismon is described in scripture and refers to some aspect of Jesus Christ. 

Click here to view descriptions and biblical references  Chrismon Symbols.docx

Click here to review the Chrismon Service Bulletin Chrismon Service Souvenir Bulletin 002.doc


Light on the Liturgy

Why do we worship using the traditional form of the Liturgy?


What does it all mean?


Light on Liturgy 

The topics contained in this pamphlet are short essays on elements of Liturgical Lutheran Worship.  These were shared; one each week, during Sunday morning Worship Services at Central Lutheran Church.  These essays may be freely reproduced for non-commercial purposes with credit and mention of the Light on the Liturgy series and the web page as the source. Authors: Paul Boden, Paul Brueggemeier, Joel Zellmer.  To read this pamphlet click here Light on the Liturgy.docx

Opportunities at Central -- To view the pamphlet click here Opportunities at Central - june 2017.pdf

Music -- Click on Music Presentations to hear the latest of musical presentations by our music staff.  Just scroll down the podcasts to hear the latest musical presentations.  Enjoy!!!   

Newsletter -- to read the current newsletter please click here

October 2018 Newsletter.pdf

Weekly Update -- to read the most recent Weekly Update click here Weekly Update



Central Lutheran Church Women


Can you believe it? One successful week of lefse is done! We want to thank everyone who worked hard; peelers, rollers, bakers and packagers. It was fun to get together with those of us who’ve been doing this for years and exciting to see the new faces of those who joined us for the very first time! Rest up because fall will be here faster than we think.

Here are the dates for the other bazaar preparations to put on your calendar:

                        Lefse - weeks of September 10th and October 8th

                        Meatballs – Tuesday, October 16th @ 4pm

                        Cookies – week of October 22nd


Fall Events

Central Lutheran Church

512 S Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99204


Stewardship Dinner

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 4:00 pm


Annual Hymn Festival

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 2:00 pm


Annual Scandinavian Bazaar

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9:30 am – 1:00 pm


Sounds of Christmas

Eastern Washington University Choirs

Friday, November 30 – 7:00 pm








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