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
Education Hour at 9:15am
Worship at 10:30am
with Children's Church
Fellowship at 11:45am
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scriptures for next Sunday
Sunday, April 30
Third Sunday of Easter
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
- Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Receiving God’s promise through baptism
- Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
I will call on the name of the Lord. (Ps. 116:13)
- 1 Peter 1:17-23
Born anew through the living word of God
- Luke 24:13-35
Eating with the risen Christ
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.
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