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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           ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP

                 FEBRUARY 10, 7PM


           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 Ash Wednesday, scroll down!

 

Season of Lent

The Lenten season is upon us and begins with our Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. Our Lenten midweek services will have the theme: “Sensing the Gospel.” We will focus on the ways we “sense”…taste, touch, smell, see, and hear…the Good News. Watch for more service info in your weekly updates and worship bulletins.


Lent


Many thanks to everyone who made the "Gloria" concert possible!

To view photos of this concert click here: "Gloria"


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00pm:  An Evening of JazzThe Music Department at Joel E Ferris High School is presenting an Evening of Jazz at Central Lutheran Church 512 S Bernard Street on Spokane’s lower South Hill: 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016.   The school’s jazz ensembles including the Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band and vocal jazz choir ”Camerata” will be featured.   The award winning ensembles will be performing many jazz standard as well as more recently written jazz favorites.   The concert is free and open to the public. All of the facilities are on the ground level and wheelchair accessible.

 

"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

 

Pray that our purpose as a congregation aligns with the purpose of the church as outlined in Scripture.  Pray that we will make goals and set directions that are true to God's calling for us and our specific gifts.

 

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)

A new study will begin on January 31st. Keep checking here for more info.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon)

We will not meet again until Tuesday, February 2nd.

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 chancel choir anthems

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... 

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The Lenten season is upon us and begins with our Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. Our Lenten midweek services will have the theme: “Sensing the Gospel.” We will focus on the ways we “sense”…taste, touch, smell, see, and hear…the Good News. Watch for more service info in your weekly updates and worship bulletins. 

 

MUSICAL CONCERT SERIES

 

Coming Events at Central Lutheran Church

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00pm:  An Evening of Jazz:  The Music Department at Joel E Ferris High School is presenting an Evening of Jazz at Central Lutheran Church 512 S Bernard Street on Spokane’s lower South Hill: 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016.   The school’s jazz ensembles including the Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band and vocal jazz choir ”Camerata” will be featured.   The award winning ensembles will be performing many jazz standard as well as more recently written jazz favorites.   The concert is free and open to the public. All of the facilities are on the ground level and wheelchair accessible.
  • 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" --   "Gloria," " 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 Feb. 10

Ash Wednesday

Introduction

Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. As we hear in today’s readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.

 

Readings and Psalm

Hypocrites in Good Company

Critics of Christianity often point out that Christians are hypocrites. Christians publicly espouse a certain set of rules for living—including care for creation, serving God and neighbors in need, and loving our enemies—and, just as publicly, fail to live up to those rules every day and in every way.

Pastor Tony Campolo often tells the story of people who say they don’t want to go to church because of all the hypocrites. He reassures them that they should feel right at home. Church is for real people, and real people fail to do and say the right things—real people are hypocrites. Campolo argues that the Christian ideal is to know you’re a hypocrite and earnestly work at being less hypocritical.

All the same, we don’t want to be hypocrites or show-offs. We question the motives behind our public and private spiritual practices; we question our neighbors’ motives too. In today’s gospel we hear about fasting cheerfully and praying in secret. And yet, as we leave the church building we bear a public and very noticeable sign of faith right on our foreheads. Lent begins with a bold, visible, unmistakable reminder of who we are: simultaneously mortal dust and baptized children of God. Simultaneously saint and sinner. Simultaneously hypocrites and earnest, hopeful Christians.


NURSERY OPEN

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.

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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 the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (January 31st), the Third Sunday after Epiphany (January 24th), and the Second Sunday after Epiphany (January 17th) are available by clicking here.

 


 
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