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    512 S. Bernard St       Spokane  WA


509- 624-9233




   Worship Schedule


        People's Choice Hymn:  #655 

    Of the Father's Love Begotten

          Fellowship at 12:00pm  


Pentecost 4



Greetings everyone –

While many of you are already aware of the following, I empathize with those of you who will be hearing this for the first time.


Central has lost two more “saints” in the last two days. On Friday, Corine Brown passed away at Riverview. Corine was a faithful, long-time member of this congregation whose contributions were many. And then on Saturday, Milo Ball passed away at Sacred Heart. Milo had gone in for emergency surgery a week ago Saturday and spent the week dealing with additional complications from pneumonia and sepsis. He died yesterday afternoon with his family at his side.


A memorial service for Milo will be held on Thursday, July 19th, at 1pm here at Central. A reception will follow in the Fireside Room.


Arrangements for Corine’s memorial service are still pending.


This has been a challenging summer for us at Central so far, with much to grieve. But we heard this morning of Jesus’ power to heal and as our text from James 5:16b reminds us: “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” So grab on to the righteousness of Christ which clothes us in an “armor of light,” and pray for these families. And remember, “The one who lives, lives to the Lord and the one who dies, dies to the Lord. So whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”



Pastor Dave

Sunday, July 22

9th Sunday after Pentecost



Mark’s gospel makes clear how great was the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn't think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. We are sent from Christ’s table to care for others and for ourselves.

Readings and Psalm

At Rest among Strangers

The world can be a dangerous place, and we all long for someone, some leader, who will watch over us and protect us from all harm. The prophet Jeremiah issues strong cautions to those who abuse the trust placed in them to care for God’s people, and the psalmist sings the praises of the Lord who guards and guides us through life’s trials.

But the letter to the Ephesians suggests that lasting safety comes through the healing and reconciling work of Christ, which allows us to share a meal with those we are inclined to regard as enemies, because Christ has “broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.” So, in Christ, aliens become citizens and strangers become members of the household of God.

Living into this reality requires all of us to be diligent in our practices with and policies toward all kinds of “strangers and aliens” in our world and in our lives. It means making peace with those whose politics make them strange to us, and creating genuine welcome for the newcomer in our classrooms, workplaces and congregations. It means considering the needs of immigrants and refugees through the lens of Christian faith as well as national identity, and not assuming the two are the same.

The reassuring news this day is that God, unlike so many who hold power in this world, is already reconciling the world to God’s own self and us to one another. We enact this new reality each time we pass the peace or come to the Lord’s supper, not because we have finally achieved the peace we seek, but because in Christ God’s future reign of peace has already broken into our present.


    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 6 - June 2018 Newsletter.docx

Weekly Update -- to read the most recent Weekly Update click here Weekly Update




Fatih Night with the Spokane Indians


Friday, July 13th @ 6:30 pm

Star Wars and Fireworks Night

   Tickets $11


Easy to order, visit:;dept_id=1601&product_id=92224

or call (509) 343-6886.


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








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