Join us for worship !

sunday, june 30 - 10:30 am

Taking up the mantle of leadership, Elisha becomes a key prophet as his mentor Elijah is taken up to heaven in a whirlwind.  In these challenging times, where do we draw strength?  When it seems like the ones we have looked to in the past are no longer present, how do we summon the faith to go on?  Rev. Colby will preach on the story from 2 Kings 2.

Ars Nova Brass Quintet shares in worship with Steve Swanson, piano.

Events & Activities

Diaper Drive

june 2 - 16

To help support families in need at the Family Place with this need, the Coordinated Mission Committee is holding a diaper drive. If you are interested in making a donation of diapers and/or baby wipes please bring donations to church between June 2 and June 16. There is a need for all sizes of diapers, especially larger infant and toddler sizes up to 6.

Vacation Bible School

JUNE 17-21, 2019

This summer Central will be partnering with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul to offer a fun vacation bible school experience for the children and youth of Central. Registration is now closed, but they are currently seeking adult and high school student volunteers. To learn more, visit our VBS page.

Fall Family Retreat

October 4-6, 2019

Save the date for our annual fall family retreat October 4 - 6, 2019.  This year, we will return to the Koinona Retreat Center in South Haven, MN.  This fun getaway focused on families with children provides space for making deeper connections: with each other, with nature, and with God. Further details to come!



Wednesday Lunch Menu


June 26, 2019

Soup with peppers and Italian sausage (veggie option available)
Muffuletta salad with dates
Pizza breads
--beet and goat cheese
--mushroom and cheese
--cream cheese and jalapeño and
--plain cheese
Cherry/blueberry crisp

Lunch is served Wednesdays 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Suggested donation is $8 (although no one is turned away for lack of funds).

Read a Pioneer Press Article About Our Lunches!

From the News Blog

sermon Reflections

As we encounter Jesus in the gospel, I am reminded over and over just how brave Jesus is.  His willingness to encounter evil face to face, and his deep desire to protect the vulnerable ones around him. . . .  If we could take on two things during this season of Lent, the first one would be to take heart, to put on courage.  The second thing I might suggest to take on in this season would be community.  There is power together.

Rev. David Colby  / Read the Full Sermon “The Hen in the Fox’s House” from March 17, 2019.

Sign Up!

Sign up for our monthly newsletter or weekly emails and never miss important announcements, fun events and exciting church news.


Put your faith in action and donate your time to the church, the ministries it serves or our community at large!


Central now accepts one-time and reoccurring donations using PayPal for secure online processing.  Just click the button below!