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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New Mem and Bap May 2015

                 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.

Goals Finished:

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

     refinished

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 hei ght and limited Grand Pianomovability.  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!

 

“Rainforest Adventure”

 

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.

 

Photo Galleries

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!)

 

Looking ahead to Sunday, May 24
Day of Pentecost


Introduction
On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. Pentecost is sometimes called the church's birthday, but might more appropriately be called its baptism day, since the gift of the Spirit is the fullness of baptism. Ezekiel's vision shows the Spirit resurrecting and re-creating not just individuals but a whole people. Romans makes it clear that God is in the process of re-creating the entire cosmos; yet the Spirit is also at work in the most intimate and personal way, praying in us "with sighs too deep for words" when we do not know how to pray.
 
Readings
Acts 2:1-21
    Filled with the Spirit to tell God's deeds
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
    Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104:30)
Romans 8:22-27
    Praying with the Spirit
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
    Christ sends the Spirit of truth
 
The Holy Spirit's Groaning
Few sounds capture a groan like birth pangs. It is the raw sound of life and birth as well as of pain. It is the guttural desire for the end of the waiting for what has been anticipated and desired. For any who have been present through such an event, it is difficult to ever forget. It is in equal parts beautiful, stunning, and holy, as well as raw, painful, and horrific. "Creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves . . . groan inwardly while we wait for adoption," writes Paul to the church in Rome. He describes aptly that painful wail of our souls for the redemption we know so well, the restoration of all things promised in Christ. As Lutherans we know this all too well as the "now but not yet" proposition of our faith. We have been told of the return of the Messiah. We prepare for this coming and see how the whole of creation groans for her own restoration. We join this creation waiting for our own hearts, souls, and bodies to be restored. We know this is coming and as in pains of labor groan for this reality. While we wait, we are given a midwife, a Spirit of God to join us in our waiting for the birth of a new world and a new reality. This gift is given this day, the day of Pentecost. May the Spirit join us in our cry to God, eagerly awaiting the begotten, the Son of God, Jesus.

 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 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.

 

 
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