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@centrallutheran.net

     Office Hours
     Monday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
     Wednesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
     Thursday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
     Also By Appointment

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

     Staff Contacts
     Office Assistant
     360-734-7180

     President:
     Diane Ecker

     Campus Ministry:
     (Vacant)

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun

     CLCW:
     Connie Fry

     Newsletter Editor
     Kathy Reigstad

     Kid's Central Preschool:
     Erin Rush
     preschool@centrallutheran.net

     Bishop:
     Kirby Unti: 1-800-244-6997

     Nursery: 360-734-7180
     

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Welcome!
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 4 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 April 13, 2014

Palm/Passion Sunday
Upcoming Events
Apr 13th Palm Sunday 9:15am Sanctuary
Apr 15th Men's Bible Study Bkft 8:00am Fellowship Hall
  Spring Creek Worship 3:00pm Spring Creek
Apr 16th Lunch At the Mall 1:00pm Bellis Fair Mall
  Service Music Practice 6:30pm Sanctuary
  Choir Practice 7:15pm Sanctuary
Apr 17th Sunrise Bible Study 6:45am Fellowship Hall
  County Extension 4-H 8:30am Jr High Room
  Mission Quilting 9 to noon Fellowship Hall
  Maundy Thursday Dinner 6:00pm Stew/Bread Potluck
  Maundy Thursday Worship 7:00pm Fellowship Hall
Apr 18th Good Friday Worship 7:00om Sanctuary
Apr 20th EASTER!  
  Sunrise Worship 7:00am Fairhaven Pk
  Easter Breakfast 8:30am Fellowship Hall
  Easter Worship 10:00am Sanctuary
Apr 21st Church. Council 7:00pm Conference Room
Apr 22nd Men's Bible Study Bkft 8:00am Fellowship Hall
Apr 23rd Lunch at the Mall 1:00pm Bellis Fair Mall
  Service Music Practice 6:30pm Sanctuary
  Choir Practice 7:15pm Sanctuary
     

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Central Lutheran Church Announcements
Thank you
This week's special Thank You
is to
everyone who helped build over 160 quilts during this year's 1000 Quilts

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

Office Secretary needed: The secretary postition is open, this is a 15 hour per week position.  Contract Pastor Tim or Dick Little for more information.

 

Office Volunteers needed:  Sign-up in the narthex to attend the office on a Tuesday from 9:00am to 12:30pm.

 

Central Singers:  Practice on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome..

 

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 have started and space is available!

 

Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30am to 3:00pm.

      

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.

 

Photos
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.  Register before April 4th, 2014 for the 2014-15 school year and receive $40 off your September tuition!  Please feel free to contact Miss Erin with any questions: 360-393-0079 or 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!
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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: 10:30am

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

Maundy Thursday
Potluck 6:00pm
Worship 7:00pm
Good Friday
Worship 7:00pm
Easter Sunday
Sunrise at Fairhaven Pk 7:00am
Breakfast 8:30am
Worship 10:00


Announcements

Thank you

New this Week

Volunteers Needed

Photos

New Members

Shut-in Visitation & Communion

Food Bank Sunday

Prayer Requests

Coffee Hour

New at Kid's Central Preschool


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