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    512 S. Bernard St       Spokane  WA


509- 624-9233




   Worship Schedule


        People's Choice Hymn:  #438 

    My Lord What a Morning

          Thank You Luncheon for Alice at 12:00pm  


Pentecost 4




This is going to be a summer of “Great Questions.”


August – “Great Questions: About Stuff”

August 5 – “Will the World Come to an End?”

August 12 – “Is There Only One God?”

August 19 – “Are There Angels?”

August 26 – “Who Is the Holy Spirit?”

Notes from the Organ

Central Lutheran has been blessed by its music program and musicians for many years. Most recently, Alice Hostetter has brought her knowledge and skill to our worship and concerts. Her devotion to organ and choral music has strengthened our music ministry and brought much joy and wonder to our worship. As of the end of this month, Alice will be retiring to pursue other interests. She has expressed her deep appreciation for the people of Central, particularly the support she received after Lynn’s passing. We will honor Alice’s service to this church and to her Lord at a reception following worship on August 26th.

And once again the Lord has provided in a wonderful way by bringing Ed Hurd to us beginning Sept. 1. Ed has many years of experience in all areas of music ministry and worship leadership. His love for liturgically-based worship led him to us. His decades of experience as a Director of Music Ministries for the PCUSA and as a Director of Traditional Worship for the LCMS puts him in an excellent position to keep our music and worship strong. Ed also serves as a guest music teacher in Spokane Public School’s District 81. Welcome to Central, Ed!

Sunday, Aug 26

14th Sunday after Pentecost



In today’s gospel many people take offense at Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus’ disciples peel off. This is the backdrop in John’s gospel for Peter’s confession of faith. “To whom can we go?” asks Peter, in words we sometimes sing just before the gospel is read. “You have the words of eternal life.” In order to take such a stand, as Peter and Joshua did, Paul tells us to arm ourselves with the word of God. We pray in the Spirit that we might be bold ambassadors of the gospel.

Readings and Psalm

Who Can Accept It?

“This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” (John 6:60). Jesus’ teaching about eating his flesh and drinking his blood isn’t something we can figure out and accept on our own. In his explanation of the third article of the Apostles’ Creed, Martin Luther writes these often-quoted and memorized words: “I believe that by my own understanding or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ my Lord or come to him.” The question of accepting Jesus’ difficult teachings gets turned on its head. No one can accept it. The good news of Jesus is too radical, unsettling, and illogical for us to accept. Through the grace of God and the work of the Holy Spirit we are able to echo Peter’s profession of faith: “You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God” (John 6:68-69). Like Peter, we have come to believe—despite our doubts and weakness of faith—through the Spirit’s work in the word.


    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 8 - August 2018 Newsletter.docx

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




Chancel Choir’s First Rehearsal


Thursday, September 6th!

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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