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Resurrection Lutheran Church is a member of the North American Lutheran Church. Our Sunday service begins at 9 AM . Visitors are warmly invited to attend. Sunday School is available during the church service.

Members of the RLC congregation strive to uphold the mission statement: “The mission of Resurrection Lutheran Church is to lovingly and faithfully proclaim the word of God as revealed incarnately in Jesus Christ and inerrantly in the Holy Bible.”

Members invite all believers in Christ to join in this mission.


About Us

- Finding Inspiration in Every Turn -

Our History

Resurrection Lutheran Church began as a planned mission church on Catawba Island in May of 1966. This plan was presented by Rev. Clarence Larson of the Toledo Board of Home Missions during the American Lutheran Church, Michigan District Convention held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, Ohio.

This plan came to fruition on March 5, 1967, as the newly erected church was dedicated as “Resurrection Lutheran Church.” The church's doors opened under the guidance of Pastor Ervin Streng, who served until the month July of 1977. A new pastor, Dr. Kurt W. Borows, took up the mantle January of 1978 until his retirement in January of 2020, after 42 years of service. Currently, the church is under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Christopher Boyd.

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John braun park

The park originated as part of 18 acres of Catawba Island that was set aside as property for a Lutheran church. In 1966 the American Lutheran Church announced the plans for a Mission’s Church on North East Catawba Road. Resurrection Lutheran Church was built on 6 acres closest to the road. The remaining 12 acres was set aside to be sold.

Dr. John E. Braun became interested in turning the land into a recreational park for area residents and churches. Dr. Braun spent much time and effort encouraging individuals and organizations to help with this effort. Unfortunately, he passed away before this was accomplished.

Shortly before the one-year option allowed by the Church Mission, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Titsworth purchased the land and gifted the 12 acres to the church, creating what is now known as John E. Braun Memorial Park. The park was officially dedicated on September 27, 1970.

The current park hosts several baseball fields, a tennis court, playground equipment, and a shelter house. A Board of Directors manages the park completely independent of the church. Funds donated to the park help with upkeep and projects to be enjoyed by residents of Catawba Island.



For more information about the park, hours, and rentals, or to send

tax-deductible donations, contact Charlotte Schultz at (419) 341–1051 or

Dr. John E. Braun Memorial Park, PO Box 207, Port Clinton, OH 43452.


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