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.





Please join us at the church

    for services  

 Adult Bible Study  9:15am    

Worship with Children's Church at 10:30am

512 S Bernard St
Spokane, WA 99204

Office: 509-624-9233

For the scriptures for this Sunday, scroll down!


Give Thanks

Congratulations, Lauren!!!

Congratulations to Lauren Saue-Fletcher on her confirmation which

was celebrated during the service on Sunday, October 26.


Welcome to New Members!!!

Gary Bogenreif , (Claude) David Ellington, Lee Gilbert,

Lisa Knight, Kathie Phillips


Thanksgiving Dinner – sign up on-line or call office

We will once again be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner here at Central for people who would otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day.  Anyone is invited…even if you DO have family visiting, bring them along!  (Last year, several families made it their family event by coming here to help out and eat with everyone here!)  The meal will be served at 1pm and the kitchen will be open much earlier.  You can sign up to participate by calling Lisa in the office (624-9233) or by going online at clspokane.ivolunteer.com (click on Thanksgiving Dinner 2014) and sign up to bring something listed there.  Our friends from Sun Ray Court will be joining us again this year.  We had a wonderful time together last year and look forward to sharing God's blessings with one another once again!

Sharing Tree

As part of our partnering with Lutheran Community Services, we will again be having an opportunity to help a couple families.  The Sharing Tree will be up soon and you can pick a gift tag to purchase a gift item.  The tags are suggestions only.  It is to give you an idea of who you are getting a gift for.  It will have their age and gender and a suggestion of what they have put on their wish list.  If you cannot find the item, you may make a substitute.  This is a tough year for many families in our community and they appreciate being remembered at Christmas.  You have always been very generous in helping make Christmas special to those in need.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  If you have questions or just want to give a monetary gift towards the family's Christmas meal, let Marilyn Rounds know.  Again thank you!


FREE LITTLE LIBRARY at Central Lutheran! -- have you brought books or taken one or more???

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 the upcoming BBQs to helping with Sunday mornings! Check it out!!


Here's what's going on at central... 




Friday & Saturday, December 19 (7:30 pm) & 20 (2:00 pm) “It’s a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play” at Central Lutheran Church


Friday, December 26, 2014: “A Christmas Carol Walk!” sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. Beginning 4:00 pm at Central United Methodist then walking to Westminster UCC at 4:45 then walking to Central Lutheran at 5:30 with holiday treats at 6:00


   Central Concert Series

Winter Holiday Choral Concert

Eastern Washington University Choir

December 4, 2014     7:30 pm

Holiday Pops

Eastern Washington University Jazz Ensemble

December 7, 2014     2:30 pm

Second Annual Epiphany Choral Concert

featuring selections from “Messiah” by Handel

Saturday, January 10, 2015  2:00 pm

Requiemn by Faure with Choir and Soloists

Sunday, March 29, 2015  

 Northwest Sacred Music Chorale presents a Choral Masterpiece

Sunday, April, 2015


"Le Donn" Concert (new women's choir)

May 6, 2015     7:00 pm

We have taken delivery of the “new” van and its already in use.  If you would like to have it pick you up for Central activities like Sunday services, midweek services, concerts and events, New Vanjust call the office and let us know.  And if you get stuck for a ride to a doctor appointment or eye exam, call us for that, too! And contrary to the picture, it’s not really as big as the sanctuary so call early if you want to be sure to get a spot! And don’t forget…it’s lift-equipped so wheelchairs and scooters are no problem!  Help us spread the word to those in the congregation who may not have email that they can now get a ride to church if they want one!

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.  To enjoy the postlude played on April 6th; the choir anthem, "The Palms," on April 13th; the Bells playing,"The Strife is O'er," on April 20th; Alice playing various organ pieces click here and scroll down the listing.

Photo Galleries

Take a look at the new "Photos" --  "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.


Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update"

Check out Pastor Dave's "Weekly Update" 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!)


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Looking ahead to Sunday, November 23
Lectionary 33 / Christ the King


FIRST READING                                                                                                        Exodus 36:2-7

Moses then called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful one to whom the Lord had given skill, everyone whose heart was stirred to come to do the work; and they received from Moses all the freewill offerings that the Israelites had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning, so that all the artisans who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task being performed, and said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for doing the work that the Lord has commanded us to do.” So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing; for what they had already brought was more than enough to do all the work.


Psalm                                                                                                                          Psalm 95:1-7a

1Come, let us sing | to the LORD;

     let us shout for joy to the rock of | our salvation.

2Let us come before God's presence | with thanksgiving

     and raise a loud shout to the | LORD with psalms.

3For you, LORD, | are a great God,

     and a great ruler a- | bove all gods.

4In your hand are the caverns | of the earth;

     the heights of the hills are | also yours.   

5The sea is yours, | for you made it,

     and your hands have molded | the dry land.

6Come, let us worship | and bow down,

     let us kneel before the | LORD our maker.

7For the LORD | is our God,

     and we are the people of God's pasture

     and the sheep | of God's hand.   


Second Reading                                                                                            2 Corinthians 8:3-8

For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means, and even beyond their means, begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this ministry to the saints— and this, not merely as we expected; they gave themselves first to the Lord and, by the will of God, to us, so that we might urge Titus that, as he had already made a beginning, so he should also complete this generous undertaking among you. Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others.


GOSPEL                                                                                                                       Matthew 10:5-8

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.”


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

Pastor Dave's sermons from November 23rd, 16th, and 9th are available by clicking here.

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