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
     Mon -Wed & Friday
     Also By Appointment
     Emergency Telephone:

     Interim Pastor:
     John Swanson

     Wendy Galasso/
     Julie Goodman

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun

     Kid's Central Preschool:
     Laurie Bunnell

     Shelley Bryan Wee:


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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 nearly 3.3 million members in more than 8,900 worshiping communities 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.

We Are Hiring!!

Job Openings

Part Time Janitor for Dormitory

Please contact the office to apply or for further information

Worship Schedule Summary

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

Sunday Worship
Welcome back to IN-PERSON
worship and wearing a mask as you wish.

Open Washington Phase
Masks are optional


"Stay Safe"
Stay Responsible

The office will be closed for the following days in 2022:

New Year's Day
Friday January 1st

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday January 17th

Presidents' Day
Monday February 21st

Memorial Day
Monday May 30th

Independence Day
Monday July 4th 

Labor Day
Monday September 5th

Columbus Day
Monday October 10th

Veterans Day
Friday November 11th

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday November 24th
Friday November 25th

Christmas Day
Sunday December 25th

New this Week
Everything is coming back to life!

Volunteers Needed


New Members

Shut-in Visitation & Communion

Prayer Requests

Coffee Hour

New at Kids' Central Preschool


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