Central Lutheran 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
     Monday -Thursday
     Also By Appointment

     Timothy A. Whiteman
     Emergency Telephone
     Pastor Tim's Cell:

     Diane Ecker

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun

     Connie Fry

     Newsletter Editor
     Kathy Reigstad

     Kid's Central Preschool:
     Laurie Bunnell
     Claire Allen


     Shelley Bryan Wee:

     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.

Kids' Central Preschool started classes in fall of 2009 and continues to offer this ministry with Laurie Bunnell as lead teacher.

Sternberg Hall is a year round dormitory for college students and interns seeking a faith-based and faith-friendly community atmosphere while attending one of the three local colleges/university. 

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.
All Group Activities are moving into Phase 2- Covid 19 rules. Worship services are planned for online participation.

The building remains open for INDIVIDUALS needing sanctuary. Please call ahead to schedule a time. Drop in are welcome. [sometimes I am running errands so always best to call ahead if possible.]

Online worship assistants are limited to the very basic individuals required to produce the online worship service. If your wish to risk getting caught by the "Worship Police," we could use a couple more helpers.
Sunday Worship 9am Online
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week 14 Worship 9am Here or Online
Tues 6/22 Men's Bible Study (Covid Rules) 8am Narthex (Covid Rules)
July 5 Worship 9am Online
Tues 7/7
week 17
Men's Bible Study (Covid Rules) 8am Narthex (Covid Rules)
July 12 Worship 9am Online

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Central Lutheran Church Announcements
Thank you!
This week's special thank-you
is to ALL Central members,
for the great work you do in our congregation and in our community!

(If you know someone in our church family who needs a thank-you, please let the church office know.)

Volunteers Needed
  • Coffee Hour Helpers Needed: Volunteers are needed to help with Sunday coffee fellowship duty. You can set up / clean up coffee hour, or you can provide cookies or other treats, or you can do both. Please sign the sign-up sheet on the narthex table for a Sunday you would be able to help out.
  • Altar Flowers: 2020 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!
  • Preschool Board Members Wanted: If you are interested in being a part of Kids' Central Preschool, consider becoming a preschool board member.
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Kids' Central Preschool Announcements
Ways YOU can help enrich our preschool:
Register now for Fall 2020 classes.

Please feel free to contact Miss Laurie with any questions: preschool@centrallutheran.net.

Kids' Central Preschool Registration Forms
  • Preschool Board Members Wanted: If you are interested in being a part of Kids' Central Preschool, consider becoming a preschool board member.


Other interesting news!
  • Shopping Online? Make sure to log on 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
Central's Intentional Housing Community:
Ernestine Sternberg Residence Hall
A faith--friendly community of college students and interns.
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Worship Schedule Summary

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Worship Schedule
Call to Worship 9:00am
Holy Communion Worship 9:15am

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

Phase 2
Wear a Mask
Sanatize Your Hands
Maintain Social Distance
Fill out attendance form
Look, but don't breathe
Don't touch anything!


"Stay Home, Stay Safe"
Stay Responsible

The office will be closed for the following days:

Open for individual visits.

Thank you
Hanna, Spencer, Vivien
(new office staff)

New this Week
Not much of anything.
Men's Bible Study is starting

Volunteers Needed


New Members

Shut-in Visitation & Communion

Food Bank Sunday

Prayer Requests

Coffee Hour

New at Kids' Central Preschool


Website Updated July 2, 2020. Website, Graphics and Photos Copyright 1997-2020 Central Lutheran Church Website was created by Crush Creations, LLC