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
     Emergency Telephone:

    Wendy Galasso/
    Julie Goodman

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun

     Connie Fry

       Kid's Central Preschool:
     Laurie Bunnell
     Tessa Smith   preschool@centrallutheran.net

     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 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.
All Group Activities are moving into Open Washington Covid 19 rules. Worship services are planned for online and limited in-person participation.

The building remains open for INDIVIDUALS or SAME HOUSEHOLD needing sanctuary. Please call ahead to schedule a time. Drop-in's are welcome. [Sometimes I am running errands so always best to call ahead if possible.]

In-Person & Online worship assistants are limited to the very basic individuals required to produce the online worship service. If you are a techie and want to help with on-line worship we really could use a couple more helpers.
Jan 2
Week 95
Worship 9am Online,
In Sanctuary: limited in-person
Jan 9
Week 96
Worship 9am Online,
In Sanctuary: limited in-person
Jan 11 Council Meeting with Bishop Wee 7:00PM on line
Zoom Link
Jan 16
Week 97
Worship 9am Online,
In Sanctuary: limited in-person
Jan 23
Week 98
Worship 9am Online,
In Sanctuary: limited in-person
Jan 30
Week 99
Worship 9am Online,
In Sanctuary: limited in-person
Feb 6
Week 100
Worship 9am Online,
In Sanctuary: limited in-person

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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: 2022 are by special arrangements. Call the church office if you would like to sponsor or bring flowers to church.


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Kids' Central Preschool Announcements
Preschool is accepting applications for Fall 2022.
Please contact Miss Laurie for additional information.

Ways YOU can help enrich our preschool:
Register now for Fall 2022 classes.

Please feel free to contact Miss Laurie with any questions:

Kids' Central Preschool Registration Forms

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 Student 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

Sunday Worship
Welcome back to IN-PERSON
worship with full vaccinations and wearing a mask.

Transfiguration Sunday
Confirmation Day
February 27th

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


"Stay Safe"
Stay Responsible

The office will be closed for the following days in 2021:

New Year's Day
Friday January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday January 18th
George Washington’s Birthday
Monday February 15th
Memorial Day
Monday May 31st
Independence Day
Monday July 5*
Labor Day
Monday September 6th
Columbus Day
Monday October 11th
Veterans Day
Thursday November 11th
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday November 25th
Friday November 26th
Christmas Day
Saturday December 25th

Thank you
Everyone hanging on during
Covid 19 lock down

New this Week
Not much of anything.

Volunteers Needed


New Members

Shut-in Visitation & Communion

Food Bank Sunday

Prayer Requests

Coffee Hour

New at Kids' Central Preschool


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