Reformation Sunday
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Reformation Sunday

Celebrate with us on this festival day! Our special guest Reverend Kristen E. M. Kuempel, Bishop of ELCA Northwest Intermountain Synod will preach.

Bishop Kristen Kuempel was born and raised in Eastern Washington (with a few years in Montana for good measure). She graduated with a degree in Developmental Psychology from Eastern Washington University, and attended seminary at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. She has worked with congregations in the Twin Cities, North Dakota, Kansas and served most recently as Lead Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Kennewick, Wash.

She is a passionate supporter of campus and outdoor ministries, believing these are two areas where future faith leaders are born―leaders who will be well-equipped to face the changes that are sweeping across our culture and changing our churches in ways we still don't entirely understand. She believes that technology is a tool that can be used to create community among vast distances and across various philosophies, and uses that tool to help foster a needed sense of connection throughout the Northwest Intermountain synod.

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Scandinavian Bazaar
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Scandinavian Bazaar

Kaffe Stua - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Bazaar - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Scandinavian and Holiday Cookies!
Lefse - Flatbread - Meatballs - Crafts

Proceeds benefit local charities!

Sponsored by Central Lutheran Church Women.

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PRE-ORDER!

Advance orders received until October 23.

Lefse - $8/package (limit 3)
Meatballs - $12/quart (limit 2)
Cookies - $8/dozen

Contact the church office (509-624-9233 or clspokane@comcast.net) with your order or download the order form and mail with payment or email the form to the church office.

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Seasons Greetings - ASEWU and EWU Choirs
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Seasons Greetings - ASEWU and EWU Choirs

The Eastern Washington University choirs present “Season’s Greetings.” Including works by Betinis, Lauridsen, Victoria, Butler, Britten, and Vivaldi. The audience will join the choirs in singing carols of the season!

Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, conductor
Edward B. Hurd, organist

Tickets available at the door:
$10 - General Admission
$5 - Seniors and students with student ID
Free - EWU ID

Patrons needing special accommodation, contact Colleen Hegney by Dec. 1 - chegney@ewu.edu or 509-359-2241.

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Palm Sunday Worship
Apr
5
11:00 AM11:00

Palm Sunday Worship

The movement of this day—from shouts of praise to words of denial and cries for crucifixion—mirrors the path of discipleship. The lives of Jesus’ followers hang in the balance between faithfulness and betrayal. While Peter withholds everything for his own sake, Jesus, for the sake of others, withholds nothing. As disciples fail to claim their place with Jesus, Jesus’ embrace claims them. From the cross, Jesus offers mercy wide enough to claim even those who do not know what they do.

Join us as we begin the journey to the Day of Resurrection.

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Maundy Thursday Service
Apr
9
12:00 PM12:00

Maundy Thursday Service

With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. Like Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.

Join us as we begin the three-day observance of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

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Good Friday Service
Apr
10
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday Service

We, who are both saints and sinners, kneel before the cross today and hear it speaking to us as both verdict and promise. It is true: each of us is guilty of our participation in the world’s suffering. We, each bearing the image and likeness of God in our very skin, do not respect that image in one another, much less the world we inhabit, God’s good garden.

We do not respect God’s creations—one another, or the world we live in. We put one another on the crosses at which Jesus now joins us. We must admit this or there is no need for the salvation Christ brings. We must admit we are in bondage to these patterns of human violence and environmental degradation before we can be liberated from them.

This is the promise of Good Friday: we will be liberated from these crosses—the ones we hang on and the ones on which we hang one another. These crosses, at once symbols of the divisions between us and a symbol of the end to all divisions, promise that God will not abandon us in our suffering. God comes to us just like this, just as we are, but God does not leave us this way. This is the cross—evidence of our sin, and sign of God’s love.

Join us as we continue the three-day observance of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

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The Day of Resurrection Worship Celebration
Apr
12
11:00 AM11:00

The Day of Resurrection Worship Celebration

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” God has indeed raised from the dead the one who was put to death “by hanging him on a tree.” Alleluia!

In the resurrected Christ, there is time after the end, life after death, restoration of what was broken, the brightening of what had gone dark. In the fifty days of Easter, Christian communities around the world strive to worship God in a way that illustrates that the body of Christ lives now in the heavenly places and also in the gathered body in the world. Worship is where heaven and earth meet.

Celebrate the Day of Resurrection with us! Thrilling choral music, joined by brass and organ, will sound the Good News!

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