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                        
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         Please join us for services!

         

         Summer Schedule begins on

       May 29th -- Worship at 9:30am


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

 

 

 

Men’s Group (Second Saturday, at Frankie Doodles 8 a.m.)

Come join us for a bit of breakfast and some appropriate manly talk.                        

 

To hear some of the latest preludes and postludes by Alice and to hear recent bell choir anthems and chancel choir anthems

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... 

                  MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 

Sunday, May 29th  

     Summer Worship Schedule Begins        

9:30 am Worship w/ Holy Communion

10:45 am Fellowship

 

 

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" --   "Gloria," " Apple Cider Pressing Event 2015,"  "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 May 29

2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Introduction

God hears every prayer—the prayer of the outsider as well as the prayer of the insider. The attentive nature of our God is evident as God comes to us again and again in the word and in the supper. “Ascribe to the Lord the honor due the holy name; bring offerings and enter the courts of the Lord.” Do it today.

Readings and Psalm

All Are Worth Saving

When the centurion asks Jesus to heal his valued slave, the narrative explores whether the centurion is “worthy.” The Jewish elders speak up for this Roman outsider and say he has proven his worthiness by his goodness to the Jews. In contrast, the centurion himself says he is not worthy of Jesus’ presence.

The story invites us to contemplate what we believe about our own worth and that of others. In the centurion’s place, would we feel worthy of Jesus’ presence and help? Who would we find to speak up on our behalf? People have an endless variety of ways to estimate their worth, secretly or openly. Good deeds, church involvement, spiritual practices, and strength of belief are common ways for Christians. People also count up their accomplishments or tally their “net worth” financially, as if life—and even God—were all about keeping score. But what kind of score would really be enough?

The Greek word for “worthy” in Luke 7:6 means “sufficient.” Despite God’s promise that grace is sufficient for us (2 Cor. 12:9) and that Jesus’ work on the cross is enough, the very human questions persist: How do we know when we are worthy of rest, love, esteem, or salvation? The centurion reveals a paradox of Christian faith: as sinners we are not worthy of God’s salvation, but as redeemed saints we know that Jesus deemed us all worth saving, through grace alone. Luke’s story presents an opportunity to proclaim God’s grace unequivocally once again: there is nothing we could do, and no score we could add up, that could make us worthy, but through Jesus, we are enfolded in God’s saving love. In this good news we can find healing and rest.


 

 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.

Read More >>

 

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 Holy Trinity Sunday (May 22nd), Pentecost Sunday (May 15th), and the Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 8th) are available by clicking here.

 


 
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