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    512 S. Bernard St       Spokane  WA


509- 624-9233




   Worship Schedule


         Adult Education at 9:45am

           in Fireside Room    

               Fellowship at 12:00pm          



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Huzzah!! Final figures as of today have congregational donations of $4,083.05 added to the endowment fund challenge match of $3.095.72 for a grand total of $7,178.77!! That means that we raised just over 7.5% of World Hunger’s $95,000 goal for this project. Our gifts to ELCA World Hunger help congregations and community organizations provide food, clothing and care to refugee families and unaccompanied minors, meeting their immediate needs. For more information on this work of our church, click here.  Thanks to everyone who contributed their time, talents, and/or treasures!


Childrens’ Church (Sundays during worship) 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 9:45am) meets in the Fireside Room.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon)In 2007, A. J. Jacobs published “A Year of Living Biblically” in which he Chronicles (see what I did there?) his commitment to living 100% by the Bible for a year. And not just the big rules but the little ones, too, like “don’t wear clothes of mixed fabrics” and “stone adulterers” (okay, that might be a big one). Now his book has been brought to TV in the show “Living Biblically.” What better way to “explore faith” than to walk with someone who tried to “do it perfectly.” The show is a mix of modern comedy and religious insight. It approaches the subject seriously and the characters are earnest, including the main character’s “God Squad” of Father Gene and Rabbi Gil. We will watch the show together and then discuss our own impressions of living by the Bible. Watch the show (CBS, Mondays), or read the book, or just come join us!

Sunday, April 22

Fourth Sunday of Easter


 The image of the Good Shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love. First John illustrates what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sister or brother in need.

Readings and Psalm

Life Laid Down

How does faith in the risen Christ call one to live? What shape does one’s life take?

The readings for this fourth Sunday of Easter are rich in their imagery, and at the center is the image of the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. Five times in eight short verses Jesus mentions laying down his life for the sake of the sheep.

The First Letter of John picks up the same theme: “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?” (1 John 3:16-17). Laying down one’s life for another might take many forms, but it at least means this: extending help, as much as you are able, when another is in need.

A friend tells the story of her grandfather, a faithful man who earned a modest income. Each year when tax time rolled around, he was audited. According to tax records he earned so little and gave away so much. The astounded auditors questioned him, wondering why he gave so much of his income to the church. Incredulous, he responded, “You can’t outgive God.”

The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, and joined to the risen life of Christ, the lives of the baptized are shaped by generosity and sacrifice. Giving one’s life, resources, gifts, or whatever one holds most dear for the sake of another is both a witness to the love we have first been shown and an act of faith. Hearing Jesus’ words in this Easter season reminds us that laying down one’s life is not an act to be feared; rather, it is an act that defies death, as we trust that, washed in the waters of baptism, we already live in the resurrected life of Christ.

  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 3 - March 2018 Newsletter.docx

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

The weather may not feel like spring is here, but it is and so is our Spring Tea. It will be held on Saturday, April 28th @ Noon. There will be three different courses, each featuring a different tea. Entertainment will be a fashion show, with all fashions being provided by Christopher & Banks. We are in need of 6-8 models to help with the fashion show – please contact Colleen Gilbert if interested.

Tickets for the tea are available for a $10 donation from any of the CLCW Board members (Sharon Smith, Colleen Gilbert, Joan Schmitt, Edna Karjalahti and Elvira Henderson). All proceeds will be given to a local charity. Come join us for a fun afternoon!








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