Welcome!

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.


CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH  

Please join us at the church

    for services       

10:30 a.m. Worship

9:15 a.m. Education Hour for all Ages

512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA
99204
Office: 509-624-9233
 


 

 

Easter BB2

 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

 

Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!




Here's what's going on at central... 

       

Family Game Night -- Friday, April 25th at 6:30pm.


Lutheran Campus Ministry at EWU Annual Auction here at Central --

Saturday, April 26, 5pm – Tickets are available in the church office.


Bloomsday Spagetti Feed and Service -- Saturday, May 3rd.


Food Truck coming to Central on Thursday, May 15th.


-        The Central Stewardship Team reminds you that our annual Tulip Time dinner is coming up May 18th!  It’s time to complete any paintings, drawing, sculptures, models, rugs, quilts, writing, music or whatever you might be working on and have it ready to display.  We have some easels at church but if you have your own display apparatus, please bring it along.

 

WE’RE GETTING A NEW VAN!!  -- We have been awarded an STA Surplus Cutaway Van with wheelchair lift for our very own!  We won’t have it in time for Easter but it should be here soon after that.  We will be looking for people to drive on Sunday mornings and for special events at the church or in the community.  If you would like to be on a driver list, please contact the church office or Donn Gehret.  Once the van is here, we’ll have a training session to familiarize you with the lift operation and other safety restraint systems on the vehicle.  No special driver license is required.  We’re very excited about the possibilities this presents and look forward to putting it to good and constant use!


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? 

 

Volunteer for Church Activities -- clspokane.ivolunteer.com -- we use this site for all our volunteer needs at Central, from activity sign-ups to helping with Sunday mornings! Check it 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 the postlude, "Tocatta" on April 20th click here and scroll down the listing.


Photo Galleries

Take a look at the new "Photos" --  "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, April 27
Second Sunday of Easter

 

 

Introduction

In today's gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.


Readings

Acts 2:14a, 22-32
    Christ's resurrection: the fulfillment of God's promise to David
Psalm 16
    In your presence there is fullness of joy. (Ps. 16:11)
1 Peter 1:3-9
    New birth to a living hope through the resurrection
John 20:19-31
    Beholding the wounds of the risen Christ

 

Welcomed with Open Arms

Thomas is not the only one missing from the assembly the Sunday after Easter Sunday. We are not told why Thomas is missing, but we do know why plenty of other folks are absent from the assembly: vacations, traveling, spring break for the kids.

 

Thomas is criticized for doubting, but he asks for nothing more than the same experience of the risen Christ the rest of the disciples had. By the grace of God, Jesus returns a second time and offers his body as living proof to Thomas. In the presence of Jesus, Thomas discovers he did not need the proof he demanded. Thomas' story is our story. We are not always where we need to be. Sometimes we even find ourselves in places we should not be at all. But Jesus comes to us, seeking us out and giving us the gift of faith. Thomas is not criticized, he is not condemned. Instead Jesus loves Thomas back into a relationship and shows the disciples what the words "Peace be with you" mean when lived out.

 

The resurrection promise can be heard through Peter's powerful preaching in the reading from Acts as well. Jesus will triumph over death. Peter points to Jesus' death on the cross, but what of the little ways we die? The loss of relationships, the ending of friendships, the pain of being alone and left out, the despair of losing a job, the doubt that comes on the heels of a negative diagnosis. Jesus comes to bring a holy peace and resurrection into the world in these times as well. This Sunday is an opportunity to proclaim the power of the resurrection and the grace of God, who welcomes Thomas with open arms.

    

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 9-12 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

Pastor Dave's sermons from Easter, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, and Pr. Laura's Easter Vigil sermon are available by clicking here.

 
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