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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                Education Hour at 9:15am

                     Worship at 10:30am

                    with Children's Church

                          as scheduled

                   Fellowship at 11:45am

                  Summer Worship Schedule

                Begins on June 11 at 9:30am                   




40 Days of Giving


Thank you to everyone who cleaned, challenged, pledged or sponsored to make our participation in the Hunger initiative so successful. 


As of this writing you have given $2,317.21towards this amazing cause.  Also, the Endowment Committee voted to allocate one third of the original endowment interest from the last year's earnings to the ELCA World Hunger 40 Days of Giving Campaign, which means we will have an additional $3,000.00 dollars added to the amount raised by our congregation.  In addition to this wonderful news, many areas of our church facility have been cleaned as a result of this Lenten Season 40 Days of Giving Event.  

Again, thank you and may God continue to bless you!

Paul Brueggemeier

Stewardship Chair

Sunday, May 28

Seventh Sunday of Easter


In these days between Ascension and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with his Father. Made one in baptism, we go forth to live our faith in the world, eager for the unity that God intends for the whole human family.


Readings and Psalm

Overhearing Jesus

At the ascension we, like the disciples in today’s reading in Acts, are left looking at the sky. But in the High Priestly Prayer (John 17), Jesus brings us back to earth. In the prayer he speaks not only from the perspective of the risen and ascended one, but as the Word of God, now made flesh. The prayer anticipates the accomplishments of this Word, which does not return empty (Isa. 55:11), namely in the fulfillment of the “hour” of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. It is as if Jesus has already ascended “to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God” (John 20:17), and has returned to tell us something vital.

As we overhear Jesus, we learn that God’s character and motive are identical to those of Jesus, who has now, fully and completely, “made God’s name known.” We no longer have to speculate about the nature of God. God’s purposes and love are made known in Jesus. But we also learn about ourselves. Jesus’ prayer frequently mentions the “world”—the world at once hostile to God and God’s anointed, and yet also beloved of God (John 3:16). With Jesus’ commissioning today we have our work to do, to make God known in and through Christ Jesus. The Living One works through us as “words within the world,” who no longer seek meaning among the dead, but are empowered to make known the vibrant, new reality of Easter.


Education News


Childrens’ Church (Sundays during worship) CC has completed its year and will break for the summer. We will be delighted to have the children join us for the whole of worship through the summer months.

Adult Forum (Sundays at 9:15am) Our program year is wrapping up and we will conclude with our last two sessions of Rick Steves’ “European Easter” with the focus on Holy Week (May 28) and Easter weekend (June 4th).

Exploring Faith (Tuesdays at Noon) We conclude our season with the final session of Rick Steves’ “European Easter” with the focus on Easter weekend.

Men’s Group does not meet during the summer.


Opportunities at Central -- To view the pamphlet click here Opportunities at Central - January 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!!!




Le Donne Choir      

Spokane's premier Female Vocal Ensemble is performing at Central Lutheran Church on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Also, the Ferris High School award winning Canterbury Belles will be featured guests on the program.


Central’s Community BBQs are back & we’re

grillin’ up a good time!


Please join us


Wednesdays at 6pm  

(beginning June 21st)

Hotdogs are provided.


Please bring a side dish to share; sign up at www.clspokane.iVolunteer.com on our website.


All are welcome!


July 7 is game night at Avista stadium for Central Lutheran Church



People interested in the July baseball game can sign up and pay directly on the Indians website by clicking on the logo to the left.



19th Annual 8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride

Saturday, August 5, 2017

 A benefit bike ride for the programs of LCS Northwest and the Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center of LCS Northwest. Join over 700 riders for one of the best organized bike rides in Eastern Washington where riders enjoy the beautiful scenery of West Spokane, Cheney and Medical Lake. There’s a perfect ride for everyone.  Choose from 30, 45 or 75 mile routes – the 75 mile route passes Willow, Granite, Silver, Medical, Clear, Chapman, Kepple and Fish Lakes, for the full 8 Lakes ride experience. The 15-mile route is perfect for families and folks dusting their bikes for the first time this year. Each route includes snack stops and SAG support along the course.

Ride only: $50.00 With T-shirt: $60.00.  There are great prizes for those individuals raising pledges. Every rider who raises $225 or more in pledges receives a limited edition 8-Lakes Leg Aches Jersey! $350 includes a Waterproof Vest. In addition, we offer great prizes! The more you raise, the better the prize!   

For more information go to www.lcsnw.org/8lakesride or contact Christie McKee at  509-343-5020 or email at cmckee@lcsnw.org">cmckee@lcsnw.org 

CLCW Dates for Bazaar Preparations

Crafting - Wednesdays starting March 8th until the Bazaar from 9 to Noon

  Lefse    September 11 - 15

Lefse          October 9 - 13

Meatballs        October 17

Cookies    October 23 - 27


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