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About Our Church

  No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here at The Lutheran Church of the Covenant!

  We invite you to worship with us.  Come as you are. God loves all of creation, including us, and through Jesus Christ we are made one with God and with each other.


  When you first visit, you will find:

  If you are new to town and are looking for a church home, we have a place for you. If you have fallen away from the faith and want to renew your relationship with God, we want to help. If you are curious about who Jesus is, we will help you learn about his life and meaning. God bless you — we look forward to meeting you!


Our Motto

Reaching out, Reflecting Christ, Renewing Lives


Our Mission Statement

  The Lutheran Church of the Covenant is a Christian family of forgiven sinners who trust God's love as proclaimed in the Word and celebrated in the Sacraments. We invite all to join us in following the Risen Christ and making known His Kingdom of love.



Our Leadership

Pastor Brad Ross



Parish Council



President Ted Lockmiller
Vice President Dick Ptak
Secretary Paula Hohenstein
Treasurer Mike Davis

Board Chairs

Worship & Music Jennifer Lasher-Dobush
Chuck Dickey
Finance Gwen Susanek
Building Managers Alex Hohenstein
Evangelism &
Social Ministry
Mary Kaye Bernardo


Who Are Lutherans?

Martin Luther

  Lutherans are Christians who accept the teachings of Martin Luther, a 16th century German priest and theologian who realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the Roman Catholic church at that time. His hope was that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible.

  Luther did not want to start a new church but his desire for reform led to his excommunication. Those who accepted Luther’s suggested reforms became known as Lutherans.

  The essence of Lutheran beliefs is that:

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About the ELCA

On the Day of Pentecost, people heard the good news in their own language. (Acts 2:1-21)


  Regardless of age, race, or status in life, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America welcome you to join this community of faith. If you’re unfamiliar with our church, some of what you learn may surprise you.

  The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action -- in millions of ways, all over the world. Join us!

  This page will give you a brief overview of this church, some quick facts, and guide you around the site. We also invite you to learn What We Believe, found on the main site.


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Our First 100 Years

  Our website features articles about the long, rich history of The Lutheran Church of the Covenant, including its founding congregations, St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Cleveland, which was founded in 1912, and Trinity Lutheran Church of Maple Heights, which was founded in 1920. Please use the links below to learn more.

Church History 1912 St. Andrew 1920 Trinity Lutheran 1947 Merger
1950 Construction 1951 Dedication of Building 1957 Education Wing Other Fixtures