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@centrallutheran.net

     Office Hours
     Monday -Friday
     8:00am-2:00pm
     Also By Appointment

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

     Staff Contacts
     Marissa Meyrick
     360-734-7180

     President:
     Diane Ecker

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun

     CLCW:
     Connie Fry

     Newsletter Editor
     Kathy Reigstad

     Kid's Central Preschool:
     Laurie Bunnell
     Claire Allen

     preschool@centrallutheran.net

     Bishop:
     Shelley Bryan Wee:
     1-206-783-9292

     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 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 opened in 2015 as 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.
Announcements
Upcoming Events
Dec 8 Advent 2 9:15am Sanctuary
Dec 10 Men's Bible Study 8:00am Fellowship Hall
  Boy Scouts 7:00pm Fellowship Hall
Dec 11 Wed. Bible Study 12:30pm Narthex
  Service Music Practice 5:30pm Sanctuary
Dec 12 Sunrise Bible Study 6:45 am @ Carol's
Dec 15 Advent 3 9:15am Sanctuary
  Sunday School Program 10:30am Sanctuary
Dec 17 Men's Bible Study 8:00am Narthex
  Interfaith Christmas Drop-off 8:00am Fellowship Hall
  Women's CandleLight Communion 7:00pm Sanctuary
Dec 18 Interfaith Christmas Pick-up 8:30am-noon, Fellowship Hall
  Wed. Bible Study 12:30pm Narthex
  Interfaith Christmas Pick-up 4:30-6:30pm Fellowship Hall
  Service Music Practice 5:30pm Sanctuary
Dec 19 Sunrise Bible Study 6:45am @ Carol's
Dec 22 Advent 4 9:15am Sanctuary
  Christmas Caroling 3:00pm Narthex
Dec 24 Men's Bible Study 8:00am Fellowship Hall
  Boy Scouts 7:00pm Fellowship Hall
  Christmas Eve 5:00pm Sanctuary
  Christmas Eve 11:00pm Sanctuary
Dec 25 Christmas Day 10:00am Sanctuary
Dec 29 Christmas 1 9:15am Sanctuary
  Sunday School 10:30am
Jan 31 New Year's Day Eve  
  Men's Bible Study 8:00am Fellowship Hall
Jan 1 New Year's Day Office Closed
Jan 2 Sunrise Bible Study 6:45am @ Carol's
1000 Quilts 1:00pm Fellowship Hall
Jan 5 Christmas 2 9:15am Sanctuary
Jan 6 PreSchool Returns from Break  
Jan 7 Men's Bible Study 8:00am Fellowship Hall
  Boy Scouts 7:00pm Fellowship Hall
Jan 8 Wed. Bible Study 12:30pm Narthex
  Service Music Practice 5:30pm Sanctuary
Jan 9 Sunrise Bible Study 6:45am @ Carol's
  1000 Quilts 1:00pm Fellowship Hall
Jan 12 Baptism of Our Lord 9:15am Sanctuary
  Sunday School 10:30am
Jan 14 Men's Bible Study 8:00am Fellowship Hall
  Boy Scouts 7:00pm Fellowship Hall
Jan 15 Wed. Bible Study 12:30pm Narthex
  Service Music Practice 5:30pm Sanctuary
Jan 16 Sunrise Bible Study 6:45am @ Carol's
  1000 Quilts 1:00pm Fellowship Hall
Jan 19 Epiphany 2 9:15am Sanctuary
Jan 20 MLK Day Office Closed
Jan 21 Men's Bible Study 8:00am Fellowship Hall
  Boy Scouts 7:00pm Fellowship Hall
Jan 22 Wed. Bible Study 12:30pm Narthex
  Service Music Practice 5:30pm Sanctuary
Jan 23 Sunrise Bible Study 6:45am @ Carol's
  1000 Quilts 1:00pm Fellowship Hall
     

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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
  • Yard Volunteers: Volunteers to mow the lawn are needed. Contact Dick Little at 360-303-4730.
  • 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: 2019 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 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 2019 classes.

Please feel free to contact Miss Erin 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.
  • 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 your purchase amount will go directly to Kids' Central Preschool. For more info, go to www.magfundraising.com/CentralLutheranPreschool
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.
Details
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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

December 17th
Women's Candle Light
Communion 7:00pm

December 24th
Christmas Eve Worship
5:00pm and 11:00pm

December 25th
Christmas Day Worship
10:00am

Announcements

Preschool on Break
until 1/6/2020

November 10
Confirmation Sunday will be held during worship.

The office will be closed for the following days:

December 24th and 25th
Christmas

January 1, 2020
New Year's Day

Thank you

New this Week

Volunteers Needed

Photos

New Members

Shut-in Visitation & Communion

Food Bank Sunday

Prayer Requests

Coffee Hour

New at Kids' Central Preschool

 

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