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Welcome - To First Evangelical Lutheran Church!!









Thank you for stopping by and checking us out. We have put this page together with you in the mind........the Visitor, to give you a thumbnail sketch of what our church, our worship and our ministries are all about.

Located in Strongsville, Ohio, we hope that you will like what you see and come in for worship on a Saturday or a Sunday in the very near future.

Are you interested in joining First Church or learning more about the Lutheran faith and our congregation? Questions? Call me, Pastor Chuck at 330.273.2620 or email me at

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
19419 Royalton Road
Strongsville OH 44149-4995

Mission Statement: To live in the powerful example of Jesus, and to discover new pathways for spiritual growth.

Types of Worship Services

The traditional service uses a liturgy that consists of historical worship components. It often includes a choir (instrumental and/or vocal), sermon, and Communion.

The music at the traditional services comes from our hymnal and is usually accompanied by organ, piano, and brass. You will also hear God's word in the Scripture, congregation singing together, a baptism on occasion, Communion and prayers for the needs of the world.

The contemporary service is less formal. There is a worship order but no formal liturgy. A band leads in the singing of contemporary Christian songs. Video and drama are commonly used. A sermon and Communion are included.

The music at the contemporary services is led by a band and consists of modern praise music and contemporary Christian music you might hear on the radio.

All of our services are family friendly and we welcome children of all ages.

For the Children.....

The traditional services include a Children's Sharing Time. Children are invited to come forward for a special teaching time with the pastors.

Sunday School is offered for all ages at 10:00 a.m. A nursery for young children is available during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.

Youth programs - we have three distinct youth programs with the individual grades as follows. Please ask Pastor Kathy for more details and click on any one to see what current activity is happening within that group.

(K-5 grade)
(6-8 grade)
(9-12 grade)

Church Denomination .....

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed over 20 years ago. This new church was formed from three separate and well-established North American church bodies:

  • The American Lutheran Church
  • The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and
  • The Lutheran Church in America.

Beginning January 1, 1988, these churches, with shared beliefs and missions, officially formed the ELCA. Two decades later, this energized church is composed of 4.8 million members and nearly 10,500 congregations across the U.S. and Caribbean.

Today, the ELCA reflects the rich and diverse heritage of the people it serves.

But to understand our heritage fully, one must trace our roots back through the mid-17th century, when early Lutherans came to America from Europe, settling in the Virgin Islands and the area that is now known as New York. Even before that, Martin Luther sought reform for the church in the 16th century, laying the framework for our beliefs.


A complete listing of all of the Church Events can be downloaded by clicking on the "Weekly Revelations" or "Monthly Revelations".

Weekly Revelations
(news & events)

Current Monthly Revelations


Come and explore your deepest spiritual desires with us!

Discover God's desire for you!

We invite you to discover our dynamic Christian Community dedicated to sharing the awesome love of God that is revealed in Jesus Christ.

Whether you are just beginning your spiritual journey or have traveled the Christian road for some time....

You are welcome here!

Location - 19419 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44149

Phone: (440) 238-7890

Interested in Joining First Church?
Call 440-238-7890, or see Pastor Chuck or Pastor Kathy.

Interested in joining First Church? A “mega-class” will be held next Sunday, May 4, 6-8? PM. Child care will be provided, if necessary. To register, call the church office or speak with one of the pastors.


Summer Worship Services....


Sunday Worship Services


7:45 AM

Traditional Worship every Sunday at this time.


9:00 AM

Contemporary Worship every Sunday at this time.


10:00 AM

Sunday School


11:15 AM

Traditional Worship every Sunday at this time.



Passing of the Peace.....

The passing of the peace is a way to greet each other in the name of Jesus. It's done with a hand shake or a hug with the exchange of the words, "The peace of the Lord be with you" or "God's peace be with you." It's a reminder that we are members of the body of Christ.


We believe that Christ is truly present in the sharing of the bread and wine. All baptized persons are welcome at the table of the Lord. All are invited to partake of both the bread and the wine. We believe this meal is a means of grace, that is we receive forgiveness and reconciliation, and are nourished for active discipleship in the world.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26:26-28

Handicap Access .....

We have special parking for handicap and van accessibility in addition to ground floor access to the church located on the entrance to the right as you look at the church from the parking lot.

Pastors open office hours.....

Both pastors offer open office hours for anyone who wants to stop by to shareconcerns. It is helpful to call in advance at (440) 238-7890 for an appointment. Drop-in visitors are received on a first come, first served basis.

Pastor Chuck’s hours are 10 - noon on Tuesday.
Pastor Kathy’s hours are 10 – noon on Wednesday

Personal directions to our church.....

Click HERE so we can provide you with "personalized" directions to our church provided by Yahoo Maps.

The many ministries at our church.....

We believe that the Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to each person. Scripture tells us that each of us has received a gift from the Holy Spirit and that we are each called to use our gift. It also states that we are all one body in Christ and that each member, whether they have a real high profile gift or one used more quietly, is essential to that body. Our church community needs you, because without you, we are incomplete!

Gift Based
Nurture and Support
Kids Hope
Youth and Adult Enrichment
Youth Board
Web Site Ministry

New Visitors to our site and Church.....

Thank you for taking the time to visit our church Web site and we hope that you can come in and visit us in person. Perhaps this weekend? :-)

You are the

visitor to our Visitors Page!!
Thank you very much.