The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


January 1998 Letters: Names the sequel

Readers share unusual church names

I enjoyed "What's in a name?" (November, page 34). The name of our congregation bears deity, location and benefactor. Lordstown [Ohio] Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in a town named after Samuel Lord, who in the early 1800s referred to the area as "Eden"--a perfect place to live. Unfortunately, not everything in our fine village has such a godly name. Our school mascot is the Red Devil.

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