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.



Please join us at the church

    for services  

 Adult Bible Study  9:15am    

Worship with Childrens' Church at 10:30

512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204

Office: 509-624-9233

For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!



2:00 pm  October 4th


What: 8th Annual Oktoberfest

                                                            When:  Sat., Oct. 4, at 2PM                                                              

Where: Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St.

            Home-Brew Beer Tasting / Contest (21+, please)

    Homemade German-style Food

     $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door

    Kids 12 and under eat free!

Proceeds Benefit Local Food Banks and Soup Kitchens

To buy tickets you may use your PayPal account or the credit/debit card of your choice by clicking here.



SUNDAY, SEPT. 21 at 1:00pm

We put on our walking shoes, packed up the kids and

met Sari at the Camp Caro parking lot at 1pm

for a beautiful walk in the woods!

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To view additional pictures of the hike click here Dishman Mica Hike 

Rally Day Worship Service3         



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Rally Day Worship Service4

To view more pictures of the Outdoor service click here Outdoor Service

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Click here to view more pictures of God's Work, Our Hands.

FREE LITTLE LIBRARY at Central Lutheran! -- have you brought books or taken one or more???

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 the upcoming BBQs to helping with Sunday mornings! Check it out!!


Here's what's going on at central... 



CLCW Fundraiser Crafts

Wednesdays at 10 am


October 4, 2014     2pm 

Cookie Making for CLCW Fundraiser

October 7 - 13, 2014   9am

Game Night

October 24, 2014   6:30pm

Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, October 26th

(To discuss remodel of the chancel)

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck

November 9, 2014   11:45pm


   Central Concert Series

Spokane Accordion Ensemble -- "The Americana Concert"

October 11, 2014    2pm


In Memory of Janice Newell

November 16, 2014   2pm

Come and celebrate Reformation Sunday with organ, brass, handbells, and voices!

Winter Holiday Choral Concert

Eastern Washington University Choir

December 4, 2014     7pm

Holiday Pops

Eastern Washington University Jazz Ensemble

December 7, 2014     2pm

Second Annual Epiphany Choral Concert

featuring selections from “Messiah” by Handel

January 11, 2015

"Le Donn" Concert (new women's choir)

May 6, 2015     7:00 pm

We have taken delivery of the “new” van and its already in use.  If you would like to have it pick you up for Central activities like Sunday services, midweek services, concerts and events, New Vanjust call the office and let us know.  And if you get stuck for a ride to a doctor appointment or eye exam, call us for that, too! And contrary to the picture, it’s not really as big as the sanctuary so call early if you want to be sure to get a spot! And don’t forget…it’s lift-equipped so wheelchairs and scooters are no problem!  Help us spread the word to those in the congregation who may not have email that they can now get a ride to church if they want one!

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.  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 various organ pieces click here and scroll down the listing.

Photo Galleries

Take a look at the new "Photos" --  "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.


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!)

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Looking ahead to Sunday, October 5 

Lectionary 27 / Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost



In today's gospel reading, Jesus tells a parable of the vineyard, an image of Israel, the prophets' mission, and Christ's death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God's love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine and bread, that we may share Christ's sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.


Isaiah 5:1-7
    The song of the vineyard
Psalm 80:7-15
    Look down from heaven, O God; behold and tend this vine. (Ps. 80:14, 15)
Philippians 3:4b-14
    Nothing surpasses the value of knowing Christ
Matthew 21:33-46
    The parable of the vineyard owner's son


Jesus, Cornerstone of Our Faith

God has showered humanity with gifts and blessings, but humanity continues to abuse those gifts. We have been entrusted with a creation to care for, and in our shortsightedness we abuse and pollute the earth, even bringing about the extinction of entire species. We abuse the gift of our bodies when we overindulge in food or alcohol or drugs. We have been given the ability to create so many wonderful things, and even this gift we abuse as we gather and keep as much as we can for ourselves.


This is nothing new. Even in the days of Isaiah it was clear the people turned away from God's gifts. God expected righteousness and justice. Instead the people responded with bloodshed and suffering, turning away from God.


Even if you can think of all the ways you have not turned from God and all the ways you have been faithful, it does no good. As Paul reminds us in the reading from Philippians, "Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ" (Phil. 3:7). Even all of Paul's good and faithful acts add up to nothing. For Paul, and for us, all that matters is Jesus.


As Christ himself reminds us, he is our rock, our cornerstone. Jesus is the foundation for our faith and the foundation for our lives. Even as we turn from Jesus, even as we reject Jesus, he returns to us with love and forgiveness. This is the grace of God, the love of God coming into our world and into our lives. To our joy we discover the open arms of Jesus on the cross, bringing life into this world even where there is death; bringing hope where there is despair; and bringing resurrection to all creation.




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.



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 September 28th, 21st, and 14th are available by clicking here.

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