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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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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

A Holy Thrill Ride

A Holy Thrill Ride

When I was trying to figure out what to do with life after college, I spent a few summers as a camp counselor at Lutheran Memorial Camp, located about an hour north of Columbus. That if this whole pastor thing was really worth considering, maybe some time in outdoor ministry would be a good test. Now, a couple weeks before the youth started showing up to the 400 acres of beautiful woodlands, they had all of us late teens and early twenty-something’s come to the camp. Some of us, like me, were brand new and didn’t really know what the heck we were getting ourselves into; others had been doing the whole camp counseling thing for a while, and it was just another summer shaping the younger children of God’s hearts and minds. So, to start, they had all us young adults do those most annoying ice breakers to try to get to know each other better. Then, they wanted all of us newbies, especially, to start to come out of our shell, and broaden our leadership horizons for all the youth we were about to be responsible for in the months to come....
Sun, Sep 17, 2023

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.

September 20, 2023

For many of us computer users, when we first turn on our device, we are met with a random image before we type in our password to go on about our work (or complete and utter waste of time for many instances). We are also given an option to click our approval or disapproval with the picture. In this day in age of needing to be aware of how much personal information we share with whomever on the other end, it may not be the best idea that I take time to share my opinion of the selected visual taking over the initial screen each time. Nevertheless, I do, and Microsoft (or whoever it is) has caught on: I like, I adore, I’m captivated by Creation.

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.


On Saturday, January 5th, we were driving home from a week of 81 degrees on New Smyrna Beach in Florida. We were high in the West Virginia mountains when the snow began to fall and we needed to stop for gas and other necessities. I was standing at the gas pump with my Browns jacket on when a F350 Ford pick-up (big) pulled up behind me pulling a trailer.

A crew cut man slowly lowered himself down from the pick-up to fill up his tank. He looked like he’d been on the church diet even longer than I’ve been.

When he saw my jacket, he smiled and shouted out, “You guys finally found a quarterback! I’m from Pittsburgh. Our wide receiver betrayed us this year.”

I shouted back, “But you still would have made the playoffs if we would have beaten the Ravens.”

He shouted back, “If you would have beaten the Ravens and if Jesus would have come back.” We laughed together.

When I got back in our minivan, Danette still not used to me having conversations with strangers after 36 years of marriage, asked me what we were yelling about. I responded, “We were talking about when Jesus is going to come back.” My son Micah and his girlfriend Jasmine, sitting in the middle seats, yet again shook their heads after spending the week observing how long married couples communicate or not. Their hearing is more than good enough to have heard the actual conversation.

When is Jesus coming back? Some believe Baker Mayfield is the Messiah who will lead us to the promised land just as Lebron did. For those of us who worship the Jesus of the new testament, the Jesus who was crucified and resurrected, we heed Jesus’ words that we will not know the day nor the hour and he will return when we least expect him.

In the meantime, we journey through the Epiphany season of February, welcoming Christ’s lighting even the darkest corners of our lives and souls. Ash Wednesday doesn’t come until March 6th this year when we transition into the Lenten season.

When is Jesus coming back? We can welcome his presence everyday through another person, through worship, through prayer, through the bread and wine, through reading His Word, and through the trials, temptations, celebrations, and joys of our everyday life together.

May God bless you on your journey – Pastor Doug