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Welcome to Divinity Lutheran Church

A People and Place of Hope, Healing and Welcome

Divinity Lutheran in Parma Heights, Ohio is a place where you can nurture your relationship with God and his people. Established in 1948 with 73 parishioners, we’ve grown into a faith community of over 1,300 people of all ages, engaged in a wide spectrum of community service, fellowship and ministry.

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2024 Lenten Devotional

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Worship Services

Saturday 5:30pm
Saturday 5:30pm

This service is traditional with liturgy used from Evangelical Book of Worship (ELW). While it follows the same order as Sunday morning, it is laid-back and casual, and is usually held in our chapel.

Sunday 9am
Sunday 9am

This service is a traditional service with liturgy used from Evangelical Book of Worship (ELW).

Sunday 11am
Sunday 11am

This is a liturgical contemporary service that is led by our praise band, Chosen, which includes vocals, keyboard, guitars and drums.

Latest Sermon

The Way of Jesus

The Way of Jesus

When I was serving St. John in Beatrice, NE., the county jail was across the street from the church.  The sheriff – Jerry DeWitt – was a parishioner and friend.  He would let me know if a parishioner or another person could use a visit from the pastor....
Sun, Feb 25, 2024

Wednesday Wanderings

Read the latest from Pastor Brad's blog, Wednesday Wanderings.
A little journey through this topsy-turvy journey of joys and sorrows and hopes and dreams with plenty of grace from God along the way.

February 21, 2024

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This past Sunday, some casual curiosity might have peeked over my hometown after a miracle was pulled off to rival that of walking on water or feeding thousands with a few loves of bread and some fish. The Ohio State basketball team has been struggling, to put it rather mildly, in recent weeks to the point of their head coach being fired with less than a month remaining on the schedule. The first game after those departure proceedings was hosting the #2 ranked team in the country in the Purdue Boilermakers. Somehow, someway, they pulled it off. Perhaps just the chaos of the sport, perhaps divine intervention. Regardless, the new guy at the helm was a graduate of Upper Sandusky High School in Jake Diebler. Whether he will be staying much past March remains to be seen.
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Our Ministries

Youth Ministry

We have an active and vibrant youth group here at Divinity Lutheran Church. Students who are in grades 9-12 are welcome to join our group.

Music Ministry

Divinity's music ministry features vocal and instrumental groups for all ages, and a variety of musical styles. Come and use your talents to lift beautiful praises to God!

Outreach Ministries

Divinity Lutheran Church provides support to the community in the way of community meals, donations, and volunteering at other social service and faith-based organizations.

Handmade Ministries

Some members of Divinity Lutheran use their time and talents to create handmade items such as prayer shawls, clothing and wooden baptismal boxes.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are lay caregivers who provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people. It's not a ministry to be taken lightly, but is deeply rewarding and fills a critical need for additional ministers.

Parish Health Ministry

The mission of the Parish Health Ministry is to positively impact the lives of individuals in our congregation by supporting activities that promote the health of body, mind, and spirit.

Divinity Warmline

The Warmline is a recorded daily message to help us cope with life. We don’t always need a “hotline” geared for crisis and traumatic moments. But we all need a "warmline” somewhere to help us get in touch with ourselves, the church, and God. Goethe said, “One should, each day, try to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it is possible, speak a few reasonable words.” The Warmline helps us do just that! Each day’s offering includes an opening greeting, a devotional, poem, or scripture reading, Divinity prayer concerns, Divinity birthdays and anniversaries, and a closing prayer.

Warmline

The Magic Kingdom the Tuesday after Easter with a 2 and 4 year old…the last time we were at Magic Kingdom was in 1991 when Rachel was 5, Nathan was 2, and we were still arguing about whether or not to have a third child. We took along our 17 year old foster daughter Amy, and my parents. We drove from Nebraska to here where my Dad had rented a small R.V. which enabled the kids to play games at the table in the back while dad and I traded off driving. With the bathroom on board, no need to stop except for gas.

Here we are 27 years later at the same Magic Kingdom and we’re the grandparents with 4 and 2 year old grandsons. The monorail was the same but no need to pick up a map at the entrance because the maps and everything else you could ever need in the Magic Kingdom is on your cell phone.

 

A few of the shows had not changed much. “It’s a small world” (Danette’s favorite) was now quaint and nostalgic as our little boats wound their way through the little people and music of our many countries. Buzz Lightyear had not changed! Whether you’re 60 or 30, it’s still fun to shoot aliens. Most of the new stuff is for older children which enabled us to skip the long lines for the popular rides.

While the boys were having silhouettes of their faces cut out and framed (a mom thing), Danette and I went into the Hall of Presidents to review the history of U.S. Presidents. The moving, life-like body of each president is amazing. I was reminded of my great respect for George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and others. Donald Trump gave the closing speech and as Danette remarked, “That’s the best speech I’ve ever heard him give. He actually spoke in complete sentences.” Praise to our King!

We celebrated Mother’s Day last month and celebrate Father’s Day this month, which isn’t and shouldn’t be as big a deal. We Dad’s just keep plugging along as fathers, grandfathers and if we’re so blessed, as great grandfathers. Just let us cook some steaks on the grill and have a beer without reminding us of gout. Let us believe the Indians are going to the World Series and that there is baseball in heaven. We’ll be O.K.

In Christ – Pastor Doug