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 - Friday
     Also By Appointment
     Emergency Telephone:
     Diane Ecker

     Pastoral Emergency
     Rev. Rebecca Langholz

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun
     Kid's Central Preschool:
     Laurie Bunnell
     Gwyn Fixx

     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.

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


The office will be closed for the following days in 2023

New Year's Day
Friday January 2nd

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday January 16th

Presidents' Day
Monday February 20th

Memorial Day
Monday May 29th

Monday June 19th

Independence Day
July 4th 

Labor Day
Monday September 4th

Columbus Day
Monday October 9 th

Veterans Day
Friday November 10th

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday November 23th
Friday November 24th

Christmas Day
Monday 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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