The District Connection

February 6, 2024

July 19-23, 2025

2025 LCMS Youth Gathering

News Orleans

Gathering Ambassador Applications are now open, until March 15, 2024.

Get more info and other Gathering news HERE

Lifting up our prayers to the Lord.

This week, we are praying for ...

  • Emmanuel-Kettering
  • Zion-Columbus
  • Royal Redeemer-North Royalton

SEE REQUESTS (updated)

For the week of February 11th , we are praying for ...

  • Hope-Aurora
  • Zion-Ridgeville Corners
  • St. Matthew-Huber Heights
  • LCMS Northern-Southern-Central Illinois Districts


Youth & Family Ministry

The next meeting for Adult Youth Leaders will be at Living Word-Galena on Saturday, April 13, 2024. READ MORE

The Ohio District will have participants at YouthLead in St. Louis, February 29 - March 3. YouthLead is an opportunity for youth from all Districts of the LCMS to get together to learn, worship and get to know one another. There is a special training that all participants are encouraged to 'take home' and share after the Event. Lucy Meyer and Elaina Delaney will be accompanied by Karen Dutton for this year's training. There is also a group of students and chaperons from Gloria Dei-Hudson attending. We'll share what was learned at this year's YouthLead Event soon!

Congregational News & Events

On Sunday January 14th, St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Napoleon, Ohio, officially commissioned their LCC Comfort Dog, Damascus, into service. Her theme verse is Acts 22:11: "Since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, those who were with me took my hand and led me to Damascus." Pictured are the 10 Handlers for Damascus. We are excited to begin this new Ministry in Napoleon and wherever the Lord may lead. St. Paul's "Top Dog" is Kim Dietrich. READ ARTICLE 

The Singing Saints of St. Paul Lutheran High School of Concordia, MO will be performing a concert on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM at St. John’s-Marysville. READ MORE


This summer, for the first time in seven years, LCMS pastors, musicians, lay leaders and more will gather to grow in the knowledge and practice of Lutheran worship at a national Synod conference July 9–12, 2024 at Concordia University, Nebraska (CUNE). READ ARTICLE

Stewardship Ministry

Read the LCMS Stewardship Ministry February 2024 newsletter article, "Caring for My Neighbor." If any of the Ten Commandments might tempt us to think that keeping the Law is easy, it would be the Fifth Commandment. After all, how hard is it to get through life without murdering somebody? The vast majority of people can handle that! READ MORE

Ministry Partners

Introducing two FREE compositions from Lutheran Summer Music by Anne Krentz Organ: Holy Manna, for solo instrument with keyboard accompaniment, and Be Thankful, for SATB chorus, descant, keyboard accompaniment, optional: assembly, handbells. Free sheet music available HERE

Lutheran Schools & Concordia Colleges

The Ashes Go on Singing” - A Hymn Festival on the Hymns of Martin Luther, is set for 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. This hymn festival is free and open to the public, and also is available via livestream at READ MORE

General News & Announcements

Woven with Promise is a community clothing ministry with their location at St. Mark-Brunswick, dedicated to providing free clothing to those in need in an environment of Christ-centered love and grace. READ MORE. Volunteer for an upcoming event: Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 2, 2024, with volunteer training on Saturday, February 10th.  MORE INFO

Recommend a teen who can benefit from this ministry!

Join the St. Paul-Westlake Hunger Warriors at the 36th Annual Walk for Hunger & 5K taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Mark your calendar today! For more info CLICK HERE

Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Your retirement may be decades away or just over the horizon. When you invest your retirement funds in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), you know exactly where your money is and that it is being used to support Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministries in the Ohio District and across the country. LCEF offers a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA and Coverdell Education Savings Account. Ready to invest? Call 800-843-5233 or visit today.

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