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

512 S. Bernard St          Spokane  WA

509- 624-9233 

                              

 

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                 Education Hour at 9:15am

                     Worship at 10:30am

                    with Children's Church

                          as scheduled

                   Fellowship at 11:45am


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Sunday, April 30

Third Sunday of Easter

 Introduction

Today’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them, and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.

Readings and Psalm

Change of Heart

The people who hear Peter’s testimony and preaching are cut to the heart. The writer of 1 Peter instructs believers to love deeply from the heart. The disciples who encounter the risen Christ notice afterward that their hearts were “burning” within them as Jesus reveals the scriptures and then himself to them in the breaking of the bread. Whether a call to repentance, hope, recognition, or love, people are deeply affected by encounters with the one raised from death to become followers of Jesus’ way. They not only turn from their sin and doubt but literally change direction, going back from Emmaus to Jerusalem with renewed courage, faith, and hope. These heart-changing encounters with Jesus fulfill a promise from God for the whole community, from those who have lived a long life to those who are children.

 

Education News          

Childrens’ Church (Sundays during worship) CC is for kids up to 5th grade and is held in the Sunday School room upstairs. Lessons are based on the lectionary so families can talk about what they learned together each Sunday.

Adult Forum (Sundays at 9:15am) During the Lenten season, we are exploring "Declaration on the Way," a document summarizing 50 years of conversation between Lutherans and Roman Catholics. Since the days of the Reformation (1517 a.d.), we have talked about our differences. Now we recognize the many ways that we believe and practice similarly in areas of church, ministry, and Holy Communion. On Sunday the 2nd, we will look at the areas of agreement in the sacrament of Holy Communion. On Sunday the 9th, we'll talk about the areas where more conversation is still needed.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon) As we continue to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this class is digging deep into Luther's Small Catechism. No previous knowledge of the cathechism is necessary to participate.

Men’s Group (Second Saturday of the month) Men’s Group meets on Saturday, April 8th with breakfast at Frankie Doodles at 8am.


Opportunities at Central -- To view the pamphlet click here Opportunities at Central - January 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!!!

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

        


CLCW Dates for Bazaar Preparations

Crafting - Wednesdays starting March 8th until the Bazaar from 9 to Noon

  Lefse    Septembner 11 - 15

Lefse          October 9 - 13

Meatballs        October 17

Cookies    October 23 - 27


SCANDINAVIAN BAZAAR -- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH


 
 
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