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    512 S. Bernard St       Spokane  WA


509- 624-9233




   Worship Schedule


        People's Choice Hymn:  #582 

    Holy Spirit Ever Dwelling

          Fellowship at 12:00pm  


Pentecost 4




This is going to be a summer of “Great Questions.”


August – “Great Questions: About Stuff”

August 5 – “Will the World Come to an End?”

August 12 – “Is There Only One God?”

August 19 – “Are There Angels?”

August 26 – “Who Is the Holy Spirit?”

Notes from the Organ

Central Lutheran has been blessed by its music program and musicians for many years. Most recently, Alice Hostetter has brought her knowledge and skill to our worship and concerts. Her devotion to organ and choral music has strengthened our music ministry and brought much joy and wonder to our worship. As of the end of this month, Alice will be retiring to pursue other interests. She has expressed her deep appreciation for the people of Central, particularly the support she received after Lynn’s passing. We will honor Alice’s service to this church and to her Lord at a reception following worship on August 26th.

And once again the Lord has provided in a wonderful way by bringing Ed Hurd to us beginning Sept. 1. Ed has many years of experience in all areas of music ministry and worship leadership. His love for liturgically-based worship led him to us. His decades of experience as a Director of Music Ministries for the PCUSA and as a Director of Traditional Worship for the LCMS puts him in an excellent position to keep our music and worship strong. Ed also serves as a guest music teacher in Spokane Public School’s District 81. Welcome to Central, Ed!

Sunday, Aug 19

13th Sunday after Pentecost



Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation. Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s supper, but here we can't help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.

Readings and Psalm

You’re Invited

Today Jesus invites us to a meal. It is an extraordinary invitation to do an ordinary thing: form bonds of love and community through shared food and drink. Like Wisdom inviting us to the feast of insight (Prov. 9:1-6), Jesus’ invitation to share in the meal of his body and blood teaches us about the breadth and depth of God’s love and about God’s desire for us to abide in that love (John 6:56).

Jesus’ audience asks a reasonable question: “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (John 6:52). Jesus’ answer doesn’t really address the question; instead, he reiterates that he is the true bread from heaven, the true source of eternal life. This must have been off-putting to his listeners. Eat flesh? Drink blood? And yet, here we find a profoundly grace-filled invitation—abide in me—and a promise: through this meal I abide in you. We are invited to not only join Jesus at the table, but to be at home in the love of God, knowing that Christ makes his home in our hearts and lives too. So come: eat, and get to know God.


    Chrismon Symbols

The symbols that make up our Chrismons date back to the early church and served to transmit the faith and beliefs of the followers of Jesus Christ.  Each Chrismon is described in scripture and refers to some aspect of Jesus Christ. 

Click here to view descriptions and biblical references  Chrismon Symbols.docx

Click here to review the Chrismon Service Bulletin Chrismon Service Souvenir Bulletin 002.doc


Light on the Liturgy

Why do we worship using the traditional form of the Liturgy?


What does it all mean?


Light on Liturgy 

The topics contained in this pamphlet are short essays on elements of Liturgical Lutheran Worship.  These were shared; one each week, during Sunday morning Worship Services at Central Lutheran Church.  These essays may be freely reproduced for non-commercial purposes with credit and mention of the Light on the Liturgy series and the web page as the source. Authors: Paul Boden, Paul Brueggemeier, Joel Zellmer.  To read this pamphlet click here Light on the Liturgy.docx

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

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!!!   

Newsletter -- to read the current newsletter please click here 8 - August 2018 Newsletter.docx

Weekly Update -- to read the most recent Weekly Update click here Weekly Update




Chancel Choir’s First Rehearsal


Thursday, September 6th!

Central Lutheran Church Women


Can you believe it? One successful week of lefse is done! We want to thank everyone who worked hard; peelers, rollers, bakers and packagers. It was fun to get together with those of us who’ve been doing this for years and exciting to see the new faces of those who joined us for the very first time! Rest up because fall will be here faster than we think.

Here are the dates for the other bazaar preparations to put on your calendar:

                        Lefse - weeks of September 10th and October 8th

                        Meatballs – Tuesday, October 16th @ 4pm

                        Cookies – week of October 22nd








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