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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

Summer worship: Beginning May 26, we will have one service at 10am on Sundays. Our Saturday night service will continue at 5:30pm in the chapel.

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 10am
Sunday 10am

Traditional service for the summer. On certain Sundays the music will also include christian contemporary music led by our praise band, Chosen.

Latest Sermon

Somehow, Someway...

Somehow, Someway...

I basically have two ways of getting here on any given day: one is where all the cool kids go on the relatively new Opportunity Corridor, which branches out from the gargantuan monstrosity known as the Cleveland Clinic. But, if there are too many cool kids out and about over there, I can still go to the ‘ole reliable Warrensville Center Road with its stop lights galore down to 480. Now, along that path is the trendy Van Aken District that seemed to emerge from scratch over the last few years to open new restaurants and some retail along with it. However, a couple miles to the west of that seemingly most full of life spot, is an area of Cleveland that had a story brought to the forefront that would rival that of the one we just heard about John the Baptist....
Sun, Jul 14, 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.

July 17, 2024

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The Gospel text for this upcoming Sunday includes a few opening verses that can be easily overlooked before another rendition of miraculous healings catch our ears. And yet, there’s something rather awe-inspiring to: 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. (Mark 6:30-31 NRSV)
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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

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