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       

9:30 a.m. Worship

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



Rally Sunday on September 7th at 10:30am. An Outdoor Service with chancel and bell choirs and a family potluck following. Children’s Church will be held during the service for ages 4 to 5th grade. Join us for “God’s Work, Our Hands” community clean up activity following the potluck!




8:00AM -- 2:00PM


Bring your sale items to the church or call to have them picked up

Proceeds will support our Mission and Outreach Ministries


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The last gathering for this summer will occur this Wednesday, August 27, with a bit of a surprise.  Join us!  Members we could use salads.  We already have lots of cookies for dessert.

  Click here to view other pictures from the Summer BBQs.

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ABC Gathering --click here to see pictures of this fun event

filled with good food and fellowship!  ABC Picnic


                                                                            Our Hosts!!    

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... 



Wednesday Evening (6pm) BBQs

Last event Wed., Aug 27th!!!

Dishman Mica Hike

1pm  September 21st

LEFSA -- Peeling and Rolling/Baking -- tentative dates

September 22 and 23; September 25 and 26

 October 7 and 8; October 10 and 11

Watch for more details!


Game Night

October 24  6:30pm

    Music at Central Continues This Fall

Spokane Accordian Ensemble -- "The American Concert"

October 11, 2014    2pm


In Memory of Janice Newell

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2:00 pm

Come and celebrate Reformation Sunday with organ, brass, handbells, and voices!

Winter Holiday Choral Concert

Eastern Washington University Choir

December 4, 2014     7pm

Holiday Pops

Eastern Washington University Jazz Ensemble

December 7, 2014     2pm

Second Annual Epiphany Choral Concert

featuring selections from “Messiah” by Handel

January 11, 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" --  "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, August 31
Lectionary 22 / Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost


The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering, yet finds in God's words the delight of his heart. When Peter doesn't grasp Jesus' words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will find their lives in losing them. Such sacrificial love is described by Paul when he urges us to associate with the lowly and not repay evil with evil. In worship we gather as a community that we might offer ourselves for the sake of our suffering world.



Jeremiah 15:15-21
    God fortifies the prophet against opposition
Psalm 26:1-8
    Your love is before my eyes; I have walked faithfully with you. (Ps. 26:3)
Romans 12:9-21
    Live in harmony
Matthew 16:21-28
    The passion prediction and rebuke to Peter


There Must Be Another Way

Peter may be the "rock" on which Christ will build the church (Matt. 16:18), but when Jesus reveals the suffering that will come first, Peter becomes a tempter and "stumbling block." Assuming God must have a different way to save the world, Peter protests Jesus' suffering and death. Jesus explains to Peter and all his disciples that, in fact, this is the way to life—losing one's life in order to find it.


By tempting Jesus to an easier way than his journey through suffering to resurrection, Peter personifies a temptation common to all generations of Jesus' disciples: seeking a way to avoid "losing oneself," instead of surrendering all to and with the one we follow. Rather than losing our lives—ourselves, possessions, and time—we hold on more tightly, afraid of what will happen to our comfort, success, and identity if we let go. Those things we hold onto then become, like Peter, stumbling blocks along the way of self-giving love.


But while "saving one's life" sounds sensible, those things also stand in the way of the new life into which Jesus beckons us to follow him. Perhaps Peter's problem is that he sees only the suffering and death, without grasping the new life that comes through it. In times when we too are tempted by worldly ways of comfort and success, convinced that surely God must have an easier way than the way of self-giving love, this gospel reminds us that resurrection and life await on the other side of suffering and death.


This is the way of our God who becomes human in Jesus: emptying himself of power and dignity, losing his very own life for the sake of the world's life. Seen through the lens of resurrection just ahead on the journey, what other way could there be?





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 August 24th and 3rd, as well as the sermon delivered by Paul B. on August 17th, are available by clicking here.

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