Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church in LaVale, MD
A place where everyone belongs!

We are a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.


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Christ Lutheran is a joyful part of the Delaware/Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), whose mission is to proclaim the good news of God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ. We recognize that we can reach farther with the message by walking together on the journey! 

Our Church Council

Each year, the congregation elects members to serve on the Church Council, which is Christ Lutheran's leadership body.  The Church Council takes prayerful actions that guide our congregation in living out our mutual call as followers of Jesus Christ.  

This fun crew is:

Front Row (L-R):  Joyce DeMonbrun, Kathy Powell, Eowyn Hansrote (Youth Rep.), Sonya Cooper Lathrop, Dianne Short, Debbie Fornwalt, and Shirley Smith.

 Back Row (L-R):  MacKenzie Agosto, Secretary; Ed Havens, Treasurer; Mark Lathrop, Vice President; Rev. Daniel Swanson, Pastor; Jack Murray, President; and Kristen Fazenbaker, Financial Secretary.