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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          Worship Schedule



          Education Hour at 9:15am

            Fellowship at 11:45am    






CLCW Dates for Bazaar Preparations

Lefse          October 9 - 13

Meatballs        October 17

Cookies    October 23 - 27


Worship and Music Team Needs Your Help! 

Central Lutheran is in need of more persons to help serve in two capacities at Sunday Worship:  Ushers and Greeters.  If you would be interested in either of these two, please sign up online at

http://clspokane.ivolunteer.com or call the church office 624-9233 or one of the coordinators listed below.

Karen Gehret and Debbie Gehret have agreed to coordinate the Ushers and Marilyn Rounds has agreed to coordinate the Greeters.  Many thanks to all of these gals for serving in these roles and helping our Sunday service be special!

Education News

Childrens’ Church (Sundays during worship) begins again on the 10th. 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) resumes on Sunday, Sept. 17th.

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon) begins on Oct. 3rd. A weekly study that will be broad-based drawing on a variety of resources to consider the role faith plays in our lives and in our world.

Sunday, Oct. 1

17th Sunday after Pentecost



Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God, such as prostitutes and tax collectors going before others into God’s kingdom. In the reading from Ezekiel the people question whether the ways of the Lord are unfair; instead they are to repent and turn to the Lord. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, looking to the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.

Readings and Psalm

An Invitation to Grace

It is so easy and so tempting to build ourselves up at the expense of others. “I can’t imagine ever doing that.” “How can people live like that?” “Who would do such a thing?” At some point we all think or say these sorts of things. Like it or not, we use these words to comfort ourselves at the expense of others. These words are a reminder that all people stand in need of God’s grace.

Each of this day’s readings shows us this reality. In the parable of the two sons, Jesus invites us to choose between two sons when neither fully does the will of their father. Here Jesus makes the point that we are all equally in need of God’s grace. Ezekiel proclaims God’s invitation, “Turn, then, and live” (Ezek. 18:32). This is an invitation that extends to all people, from a God deeply desiring a loving and life-giving relationship with humanity.

In Philippians, we are reminded of Jesus’ act of grace on the cross, emptying himself, becoming sin so that all creation might be redeemed through him. In response, we discover a vision of the day in which all creation speaks with a unified voice, declaring Jesus Christ is Lord.

This is a day of confession and forgiveness. We confess our need for God, our distance from God, and our failures before God. In response, to our joy, we discover again the grace of God outpoured. All humans are in need of God’s grace; God extends grace to all, and one day we will confess that salvation as one people. All of today’s readings reveal the way in which all humans are equal in the eyes of God.


Opportunities at Central -- To view the pamphlet click here Opportunities at Central - june 2017.pdf

Bandage Rolling --



Six of us went over to Church of the Master in Coeur d’Alene and learned about this fun and helpful project. The good folks at LCM sent us home with enough supplies to get started on our own project. Come roll with us on God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday. In the meantime, check out the work of Global Health Ministries by visiting their website: www.ghm.org.

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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





Save the Date — Saturday, October 14, 2017  4PM


Last year we had an opportunity to come together to celebrate the many ministries we share at Central Lutheran Church at the 2016 Stewardship Dinner.   This year, your stewardship team is planning to offer another edition of the dinner. We are determining a menu for the dinner at our next meeting. We are hoping to get more people involved in shaping the whole evening. Be willing to help if you are asked… in fact don’t wait to be asked. Please talk to Gary Dahlke, Sandy Fink, Kathie Phillips, Elvira Henderson or Paul Brueggemeier. We want to make it better, different and inspiring: Save the date and join with us to make it happen!



Reformation 500 HYMN Festival



Once in a Lifetime Festival at Central Lutheran Church




We have an opportunity to experience the Commemoration of the 500 Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation here at Central on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm.  The festival will include timely reflections by Rev. Susan Briehl, congregational singing of some of your favorite hymns and new songs accompanied by many of the city's organists, mass choir and other musicians.  Don't miss this once in a life time event.




The Festival is free and open to the public.  An opportunity to give a freewill offering will be available at the door.



Sunday, October 29, 2017    3:00 pm             

       Central Lutheran Church        512 S Bernard St   Spokane, WA


                    Remembering History

                   Celebrating  Diversity                         

                       Anticipating Unity


             In grateful remembrance of Janice Newell



      CLCW Dates for Bazaar Preparations

                                                     Lefse          October 9 - 13

Design3Meatballs        October 17

Cookies    October 23 - 27



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