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 Education Hour 9:15am

  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!


All Things are Possible Sept 2015



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 Third Annual HYMN FESTIVAL  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.



Pray for our congregation's students and teachers, that they may continue to commit themselves to working together for a better future.                           


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 Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism in October.  

Men’s Group Interest Meeting

Some interest has been expressed in having a men’s group that meets here at Central. Watch for more info on the first meeting of this group!

Financial Peace University (FPU) (Sunday, Oct. 11th, 6pm)

We currently have 7 families from our community participating in this great course. Classes begin this Sunday. 




Central Lutheran Women

           Bazaar time is nearing – November 7th!  Coffee Stua 9:00 – 11:00 am, Cookies, Lefse and Crafts 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Final plans are coming together and some decisions have changed.

            Lefse – Pre-orders will be accepted for members of the congregation.  Seventy-five packages will be allotted for this.  To pre-order lefse, please contact the church office @ 624-9233 (limit of 3 pkgs). 

            Cookies – Central Lutheran women, who are able, are asked to contribute 4 or more dozen special cookies for the event.  A request list for sign up will be available during the fellowship time following worship services.  Cookies are to be delivered to the church by noon on Thursday, November 5th.  Samples and names of all cookies will be on the tables.  We will also have a cookie order form available for customers.  The orders will be given to “pickers”, filled and returned to the customer.

            Crafts – Tables will be available for all crafts.  Set-up date is Friday, November 6th.

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... 



*Dates for Bazaar preparations are as follows:*


Lefse — Oct 12th – 16th

                        We will need people to roll, bake, sort and package. Set-up for lefse is

                        Sept 9th. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Fireside room.


All are invited to add their own special craft items to the Bazaar.

Scandinavian Bazaar 

Saturday, November 7th

Kaffee Stua 9am to 11am                                  Bazaar 10am to 1pm




Coming Events at Central Lutheran Church

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:00 pm:  Veteran’s Day Concert     This is a patriotic concert by the Ferris High School Wind Ensemble honoring our American Veterans. Concert is free and open to the public.

     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" --  "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, Oct. 18

21st Sunday after Pentecost


Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.


Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 53:4-12 

  • The suffering servant
  • Psalm 91:9-16
    You have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your habitation. (Ps. 91:9)
  • Hebrews 5:1-10
    Through suffering Christ becomes the source of salvation
  • Mark 10:35-45
    Warnings to ambitious disciples

Sharing in Your Glory: Success or Service?

“Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Like James and John, we too are quick to assume that following Christ leads to success, power, and glory. Like James and John we ask for what we know and think we want—and we know that this world rewards success, power, and glory with even more of the same, and we want it! Yet Jesus turns our lust for success, power, and glory on its head: “Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.” This servant leadership that finds power in self-giving is to be a hallmark of Christian community. For this servant-leadership is both modeled on and empowered by the living Jesus himself. His greatness is exactly in his humility, his strength is in his weakness, and his whole life is given a ransom for our sake. Indeed, Isaiah reminds us that “The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous.” Those who end up sitting at his right and left hand in his glory will not be the privileged and powerful, or even the disciples, who shrink back from sharing in his cup of suffering. Those at his right and left hand will be condemned criminals, crucified alongside him as he offers himself as a ransom for many. Likewise, those who will be great among us will be servants, finding Christ’s strength in their weakness and giving of themselves fully, following their Lord through failure, weakness, and shame into true and eternal glory.



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 the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (october 11th), the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 27th), and Pr. Ladd Bjorneby's sermon from the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (October 4th) are available by clicking here.


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