LCMS Ohio District - December 9, 2019
Congratulations to Brett W., an Ohio State student, who was honored to dot the “i” in “Ohio” on Saturday’s football game(11/30) against University of Michigan. Brett is a member of St. Paul-Napoleon . Check out some pics HERE
The Prince of Peace Winter Shelter in Cincinnati, Ohio serves the homeless by providing shelter for those who cannot make it to other cold shelters, and is open from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am every night starting December 14, 2019 through March 7, 2020. Your financial support is needed. To donate online to the Prince of Peace Winter Shelter, go to:  or send donations to: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1528 Race Street, Suite 4, Cincinnati, OH 45202. $11 provides housing for one person for one night. Specific items requested include:

  • Clothing items needed: Backpacks, blankets, socks, coats, hats and gloves
  • Household items needed: Paper towels, Lysol spray, bleach, vinegar
  • Personal items needed: Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, travel size shampoo, soap, women's hygiene products
  • Shelter items needed: Coffee, 8-oz styrofoam coffee cups, 9 inch styrofoam plates, plastic spoons, plastic knives, plastic forks, napkins, sugar, coffee creamer (powdered)

Volunteers are always needed and welcome. At this time, he is looking for a van drive for his Kids Church.
For more information, contact Rev. John Suguitan at: .  Go to:  for details about the various ministries and needs. Thank you!
The Tallmadge Lutheran Church Chancel Choir was selected to perform in the “Sing Christmas Dreams” concert at Carnegie Hall on November 17, 2019. The concert was produced by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), and featured performances of three choral cantatas which highlighted the birth of Jesus Christ. Each choir had 275 church choristers gathered from around the country. TLC had the honor of representing Ohio while performing Mary McDonald and Joel Raney’s work, “Sing Christmas.”  Read More
The Redeemer Crisis Center, 2970 W. 30th Street in Cleveland, Ohio would appreciate your assistance with their Christmas Bag Packing on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6;30 PM (which begins with a pizza supper). Please contact Diane at 216.631.6434 or e-mail: if you are planning to help!

The following donations are needed :

Board Games (Trouble; Sorry; Uno; Connect 4; etc.) ; personal hygiene items (Axe body spray for boys and Bath/Body sprays for girls); and Christmas wrapping paper before Friday, December 13th.

50 Bed Pillow Cases are needed for pillows before Friday, December 13th. Blankets are also needed.

NOTE: If you or a group is interested in serving or dropping off donations, first contact Diane Zellmer at (216) 631-6434 or send her an e-mail at: to schedule a date and time.

Thanks to all who are able to help!

The CCC3 Hunger Center that St. John-Nottingham (SJN) in Cleveland administers served 170 x Seniors, 262 x Adults, and 179 x Children. SJN also provided Mt Calvary-Cleveland and St John-South Euclid with food for numerous families. With managing nearly 100 volunteers, SJN served 679 Hot Meals through the Salvation Army. 

The Boar's Head Christmas Festival: "Remembered" will take place Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th. Reserve your FREE tickets and get more information HERE
In observance of the Christmas holiday, the LCMS Ohio District office will be closed December 23, 2019 through January 1, 2020.

The next CONGREGATIONAL NEWS & EVENTS publication will be in January 2020.