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.
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 Please join us at the church

 for services 

Adult Education Hour 9:15 am

  Worship  at 10:30am

with Children's Church

512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204
Office: 509-624-9233


For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!






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Apple Cider Pressing Click here to seepictures of this fun event.





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Oct. 2015

To see more pictures of this celebration click here.




"FORWARD IN FAITH" --- Planning Team

The following persons comprise our planning team:  Luke Alexander, Paul Brueggemeier, Kay Brandenburg, Savanna Jenkins, Theresa Kappus, Kent Schaufelberger, Joan Schmitt, Sari Sandford, and Monica Swanson. Also joining us is Vickie from the administrative team at SunRay Court.

         "FORWARD IN FAITH" -- Prayer Focus

As the holiday season approaches, pray that our congregation may be a place of respite and refreshment where the joyous story is renewed once again

in people's hearts and minds.


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)

We are studying the lives of our biblical ancestors using some brief and entertaining videos and then talking about their influence in our life of faith together as church.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon)

We are studying the world religions and will focus on Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Primal Religions in November.

Men’s Group (Second Saturday, 8 a.m.)

Come join us for a bit of breakfast and some appropriate manly talk.                        


To hear some of the latest preludes and postludes by Alice and to hear recent bell choir anthems and choir anthems from Anthem Sunday,

             click here Music Selections and scroll down the podcasts.

Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update"

Check out Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update" by clicking here.


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 helping with Sunday mornings! Check it out!!


Here's what's going on at central... 

                  MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Friday, November 20th @ 6:30 pm

 Bring your favorite game and a snack to share!




Coming Events at Central Lutheran Church

     Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00 pm:  Christmas Choral Concert     This concert features songs of the season presented by Eastern Washington University Symphonies and Concert Choirs.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4:00 pm:  Holiday Pops Concert       This concert features the Jazz Orchestra,Collegians, and Vocal Jazz Choir from the EWU School of Music Jazz Program.

Sunday, December 26, 2015, 2:00 pm:  2nd Annual Carol Walk     The Spokane Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is inviting the community to sing carols in three different churches:  Central Methodist, Westminister UCC sand Central Lutheran.

 Sunday, January 10, 2016, 2:00 pm:   “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi     The Chancel Choir and North Central High School Chamber Singers will combine to perform this time honored classic with orchestra.  Local soloists will also be featured.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00pm:  An Evening of Jazz   The Joel E. Ferris High School's award winning Jazz Program will present a concert featuring Camerata (select vocal jazz choir), Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4:00 pm:  Northwest Sacred Music Chorale  The Chorale will be presenting an all Rene Clausen program featuring his world famous oratorio “A New Creation.”

  Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 pm:  Le Donne Women’s Chorale    In their second season, this popular women’s choir will once again grace the newly remodeled chancel at Central Lutheran Church

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


Photo Galleries

Take a look at the new "Photos" --  " Apple Cider Pressing Event 2015,"  "3rd Annual Hymn Festival, Oct., 2015," "Pastor's 25th Anniversary of Ordination,"         "VBS 2015," Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," "Children's Church,"  "It's A Wonderful Life,"  "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.


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!)


Looking ahead to Sunday, Nov. 22

Christ the King

26th Sunday after Pentecost


Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love.

Readings and Psalm

Love Redefines Power and Dominion

In fairy tales, kings live in a castle, usually located on a hill (a safe place), surrounded by a moat for the utmost protection for the king and family. Modern political leaders often have more technologically advanced means to provide a similar level of safety against would-be attackers. Because of these preconceived notions of what kings are, hearers will need to be reminded that Jesus redefined the title “king.” The appointed psalm says, “The waters have lifted up, O Lord, . . . the waters have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, mightier is the Lord who dwells on high” (Ps. 93:3-4). While a king might have the ability to sail atop a roaring, chaotic sea, Christ the King is one who stills the waves (Mark 4:35-41).

In John’s gospel for today, Jesus says “For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth” (John 18:37). Perhaps the ‘this’ Jesus is referring to is a motioning with his hands to the cross, the most clear demonstration of God’s love for humanity and the truest definition of kingship. Jesus redefines what power is and what people think God’s power looks like to fight evil and suffering in the world. Jesus does not resist the way of the cross with force.

Rather than protecting himself from harm in any way, the vulnerable King Jesus dares to demonstrate God’s love for all people. Jesus does not run from pain, anguish, or suffering. Rather, the risen Jesus, “the ruler of the kings of the earth” (Rev. 1:5), rushes to the places of disaster and suffering in the world. Jesus goes where storms are ravaging and have ravaged lives and brings life and calm into the chaos.


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

Pr. Dave's sermons from Christ the King Sunday (November 22nd), the Twentyfifth Sunday after Pentecost (November 15th), and the Twentyfourth Sunday after Pentecost (November 8th) are available by clicking here.


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