Welcome!

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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CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH  

Please join us at the church

    for services       


10:30 a.m. Worship

with Kids Church

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!

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 YARD SALE SCHEDULED at CENTRAL LUTHERAN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 2014

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


SUMMER NEIGHBORHOOD BBQs BBQaBBQ

The last gathering for this summer  occured Wednesday, August 27.  This summer's BBQs were a huge success with 45 to 50 people attending each week.  Thanks to all who supported this outreach!!

  Click here to view other pictures from the Summer BBQs.


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... 

  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


 

CLCW Fundraiser Crafts

Wednesdays at 10 am


Dishman Mica Hike

1pm  September 21st

 

Game Night

October 24  6:30pm


 Central Concert Series

Spokane Accordian Ensemble -- "The American Concert"

October 11, 2014    2pm


Second Annual HYMN FESTIVAL

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, September 7
Lectionary 23 / Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Introduction

 

Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus' words in today's gospel are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. The prophet Ezekiel tells of warning the wicked to turn from their ways, and Paul reminds us that love is the fulfilling of the law. We gather in the name of Christ, assured that he is present among us with gifts of peace and reconciliation.

 

 

Readings

 

Ezekiel 33:7-11
    The prophet's responsibility to warn the people
Psalm 119:33-40
    I desire the path of your commandments. (Ps. 119:35)
Romans 13:8-14
    Live honorably as in the day
Matthew 18:15-20
    Reconciliation in the community of faith

 

Called to Community

 

Jesus says, "For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" (Matt. 18:20). In these Sundays after Pentecost, we are repeatedly reminded that God has not abandoned us and that Christ's resurrection and ascension are a beginning for us, not an end. The readings this week focus on the practical work of the gathered Christian community: turning from sin to repentance, from conflict to reconciliation. The question is as relevant today as it was for the disciples and the first Christians: how do we live together, work together, as the body of Christ? We have been saved by grace, liberated by God's love to love one another. What does it mean for us and for our community to "put on the Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom. 13:14) and to clothe ourselves in love?

 

 

We keep asking these questions because the way we gather as Christians continues to be profoundly countercultural. We do not gather as a social club, drawn and kept together only by shared demographics and interests. If church is only a social club, there is no reason to continue to gather if conflict arises, if uncomfortable issues are raised, or if "the way it's always been" begins to change. If church is only a social club, there is no reason to do the hard work of reconciliation and forgiveness.

 

 

God calls us into community knowing that being in community is hard. In scripture we can find practical guidance for gathering through good and hard times. The Holy Spirit is always at work—in, through, and among us—to gather and regather us again. In community we meet and become Christ's body in ways that are impossible for us as individuals; all the commandments are fulfilled in this call to neighbor-love (Rom. 13:9).

 

 

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

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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