About Central Lutheran ELCA Church
Worship with Us at Central Lutheran ELCA Church
Fellowship and Christian Education at Central Lutheran ELCA Church
Kid's Central Preschool: Where your child and God's love are Central
Fundraisers and Community Support at Central Lutheran ELCA Church
Information about having Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals and other Special Occasions at Central Lutheran Church
About Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center supported by Central Lutheran ELCA Church
Central Lutheran ELCA Church and Kid's Central Preschool

     Central Lutheran Office
     925 North Forest St
     Bellingham, WA 98225
     Phone: 360-734-7180
     Fax: 360-734-0788

     Office Hours
     9:00am -12:00pm
     Also By Appointment

     Timothy A. Whiteman
     Emergency Telephone
     Pastor Tim's Cell: 360-319-9001

     Staff Contacts
     Marissa Meyrick

     Diane Ecker

     Campus Ministry:

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun

     Connie Fry

     Newsletter Editor
     Kathy Reigstad

     Kid's Central Preschool:
     Erin Rush

     Kirby Unti: 1-800-244-6997

     Nursery: 360-734-7180

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Central Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.95 million members in nearly 9,600 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer, Martin Luther..

Beginning in 1890, Central has a rich heritage of being a traditional, and confessional congregation with an emphasis on engaging the future with boldness.

Kid's Central Preschool started  classes in fall of 2009 and continues to offer this ministry with Erin Rush as lead teacher.

The best way to get to know us is come and join us for worship.  All are welcome at the Lord's Table.  God knows your name - this is a good place to discover, learn and grow in faith.
Announcements for July 27th, 2014

7th Sunday after
Upcoming Events
July 27th Worship - Pentecost 7 9:15am Sanctuary
July 29th Parish Picnic 12pm at the Moon's
Aug 2nd Garage Sale 8am to 3pm Fellowship Hall
  Lighthouse Mission Agape Run  
Aug 3rd Worship - Pentecost 8 9:15am Sanctuary
Aug 5th Men's Bible Study Bkft 8:00am Fellowship Hall
Aug 6th Lunch at the Mall 1:00pm Bellis Fair Mall
  Service Music Practice 6:30pm Sanctuary
Aug 7th Sunrise Bible Study 6:45am Fellowship Hall
  Mission Sewing 9:00am Fellowship Hall
Aug 10th Worship - Pentecost 9 9:15am Sanctuary
Aug 10th Mariners' Game 11am Departure
Sept 6th Haalogaland Mandssangforening Norwegian Male Chorus Concert 3:00pm Sanctuary
Sept 7th Worhsip - Pentecost 10 9:15am Sanctuary
  Rally Day 10:30 am Fellowship Hall

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Central Lutheran Church Announcements
Thank you
This week's special Thank You
is to
The Moons for hosting the Congregational Picnic!

(If you know someone in our church family that needs a "Thank You", please let the church office know.)

Office Secretary: Please stop in and welcome Marissa Meyrick the secretary.


Preschool: Help get the word out we are an open enrollment school: Share the information:   As soon as children celebrate their 3rd birthday, they can begin class.  Classes start September 8th and space is available!


Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9:00am until 12:00pm.


New Members: If you would like to become a member of Central, please contact Pastor Tim about new member classes.


2014 Flower Chart: The flower chart is posted in the Narthex.  A donation of flowers on a special day is a great way to celebrate or turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day.  Please make a contribution to "Flowers" for each Sunday you sign-up.


Shut-in Visitation & Communion: is available for members, friends, relatives & visitors, on a permanent or temporary basis. If you or someone you know would like to be on our list, please contact the office.


Prayer Requests: Please fill out a form, located on the Narthex table and give it to an usher before church, or submit it to the church office. We must have permission to use someone's name in the prayers.


Coffee Hour: Please sign-up for hosting or cookies (or donuts), or both. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex or check with Wendy, Connie or Marie.


Keep us informed: If you, a loved one, or a friend will be going to the hospital or assisted living, you must inform the office, so that we can update our records and pastoral visits. St. Joseph's confidentiality policy will not allow them to notify us.


Need a ride to Worship Sunday?  Please call the church office (734-7180).


Lutheran World Relief Each month Mission Sewing is asking for donations of items used in their LWR kits.
     December - Cloth Diapers
January - Bath Towel (approx 52" x 27", dark colors)
February - adult tooth brushes
March - metal nail clippers

     April - sturdy comb (Goody)

Please place your donations in the box in the narthex.


Check out the photos from our Congregational Picnic on July 31st 2011!
Volunteers Needed
  • Volunteers to mow the lawn are needed - contact Dick Little at 360-303-4730
  • Coffee Hour Hosts Needed: Volunteers are needed to help for Sunday coffee fellowship duty January through March. Please sign the sign-up sheet on the Narthex table for a time you would be able to help out.
  • Altar Flowers: 2014 Flower Calendar is posted! Sign up for your special Sunday! Altar flowers are a meaningful way to honor a loved one, celebrate a special date, or just give thanks to the glory of God!
  • Sunday School: Substitute teachers needed, preschool through 6th grade. Contact Carol Reppun or the church office.
  • Preschool Board Members Wanted: If you are interested in being a part of Kid's Central Preschool, consider becoming a preschool board member.
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Kid's Central Preschool Announcements
Fall 2014 Registration is open!  Please feel free to contact Miss Erin with any questions: preschool@centrallutheran.net.

Ways YOU can help enrich our preschool:
  • Preschool Board Members Wanted: If you are interested in being a part of Kid's Central Preschool, consider becoming a preschool board member.
  • Change is Good! Drop your spare change in the 5 gallon bucket in the narthex and watch your investment grow!
  • Albertsons Community Partners: Earn up to 4% of your grocery bill for KCP (Community Partners ID# 49001023311). Register your Preferred Savings Card at www.albertsons.com/cp.
  • Magazines! You can help KCP by buying, renewing or extending your favorite magazine subscriptions. 40% of you purchase amount will go directly to Kids Central Preschool. For more info, go to www.magfundraising.com/CentralLutheranPreschool
  • Shopping Online? Make sure to logon to OneCause.com before you do your online shopping to help KCP. Merchant Percentage examples: Snapfish.com- 8%, Shoes.com- 6.5%, DirecTV-$44.00/customer, ForSaleByOwner.com- 8%, NetFlix- $6.00. More info at www.onecause.com
Other interesting news!
Central's Intentional Housing Community
A 'faith' friendly community of college students.
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Worship Schedule Summary

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Worship Schedule
Call to Worship 9:00am
Holy Communion Worship 9:15am
Sunday School: Summer Break

Worship is a rich blending of traditional liturgy with traditional and contemporary hymns and praise songs.

Central Lutheran is a open communion table congregation welcoming all who wish to receive the promise of God's Love given in the bread and wine of the Sacrament of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

What's New?

Upcoming Events

July 27th
Parish Picnic

August 2nd
Garage Sale
8am to 3pm

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