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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          

 40 Days of Giving


ELCA's 40 Days of Giving


Once again the Stewardship Team is challenging you as members of the congregation to give to this amazing appeal being sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  

Like last year, you will have an opportunity to give in several ways.

            1) A Monetary Gift of any amount that will be matched by our Endowment

          Fund.  The managers of the fund have pledged to match any gift up to the limit    

             of our annual endowment disbursement.

            2)  Clean an area of the church and get pledges for your efforts from other          


            3)  Challenge people to clean an area of the church and give a donation for their


 Pledge sheets and a list of areas to clean will be available in the Fireside room starting the first Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2018.  Donations and pledges should be turned in to the office or placed in the offering with the proper notation. Last year we raised over $5,000.00 dollars.  Let's make it our goal to meet or beat that.   



begin  on Thursdays starting Feb.22 at 5:45pm/7pm






Education Hour  -- (9:45am in the Fellowship Hall): We continue our study of Faith Practices with “Sacraments: A Tapestry of Traditions.” While the number and names of the sacraments have changed over the course of church history, the meaning they hold has remained the same.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon) We are doing a study of the book “The Centered Life” by Jack Fortin. March chapters include Called to Life, Set Free to Work with God, Finding Nurture and Support for Living Out Your Callings.

Sunday, March  18

Fifth Sunday of Lent


God promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart. The church sees this promise fulfilled in Christ, who draws all people to himself when he is lifted up on the cross. Our baptismal covenant draws us to God’s heart through Christ and draws God’s light and truth into our hearts. We see God’s heart most clearly in the way Jesus shares human suffering, in an agony both the John and Hebrews readings describe.

Readings and Psalms

The Attraction of the Repellant Cross

Two themes vie for attention in the readings: divine forgiveness (with attention paid to the human sinfulness that makes it necessary!) and the cross’s mysterious power.

Jeremiah prophesies of God’s desire and ability to wipe the slate clean and to come even closer than before, in the form of a “new covenant” with God’s people. But how is this possible? God and God’s people were already as close as husband and wife—one flesh! Even so, God promises to forgive the divorce and forge an even more profound unity and intimacy with God’s people.

The composers of both psalm alternatives (51 and 119) sing of the relief and joy of being forgiven and then taught, sustained, and sanctified by God’s Spirit. Both psalmists testify that relief and joy more than balance the agony of confessing their unworthiness and brokenness and their own culpability for both.

In the gospel, Jesus plants the image of the (dead) seed coming to life and bearing fruit, as a metaphor for his own crucifixion and being “lifted up” on our behalf. The Greeks ask to see Jesus. We might paraphrase Jesus’ oblique response this way: “If you want to see me, first look down into the dirt; then look up to the cross.”

The connection point for the two themes is deep (even intimate) service to the other. Jeremiah tells us that God will come closer to us than a husband to a wife—directly into our hearts! Deep in this mystery we will be known—truly known even beyond our fear of being known—and forgiven and loved. Jesus then promises that through his life in us, we will be drawn into a similar emptying of selves as we enter richly into the lives of others so that they too will know the joy and relief of being known and loved. In this way, confession leads finally to mission.

  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


May our Lenten journey be one of great nourishment as we feast on the Word of God and have communion with our Lord and one another.

We will start with an Ash Wednesday Service AT 7PM on February 14th and continue our weekly Lenten Worship Services on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM.  These services will be part of a special evening for our church family. See below for the evening and weekly schedule.


LENTEN MIDWEEK SCHEDULE: Thursdays beginning Feb. 22nd

                                                                                                      Soup Supper: 5:45 – 6:45

                                                                                                      Bell Choir: 6:15 – 7:00 PM

                                                                                                      Worship: 7:00 PM

                                                                                                      Chancel Choir: 7:35 PM

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS: Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22

Please see the sign-up sheet in the Fireside room to pick an evening to provide soup or bread or sign up on

For your advance planning the following services will also be held at

March 29, Maundy Thursday, 6:30 PM at St. Peter

March 30, Good Friday, Noon at Central

March 31, Easter Vigil at Messiah – 7pm


Good Friday, March 30, 7pm
"The Seven Last Words of Christ"
Central Lutheran & First Presbyterian Chancel Choirs
First Presbyterian Church -- 318 S Cedar St


Upcoming Events at Lutherhaven


Spring Cut Crop & Quilt: March 2-11, 2018

  • Spend the weekend with your favorite scrapbooking, quilting or crafting project.
  • Come a day or two early to extend your crafting time!
  • Relax and stay focused with massage from an on site massage therapist.

Spring Women's Retreat: April 9-11, 2018

  • Purposeful weekend filled with of spiritual rejuvenation, relaxation, adventure and refreshment.
  • Great relationship building weekend for your church women's group or bible study.
  • Choose your activities and make it a weekend completely suited to your needs!

Register online at








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