The District Connection exists to inform and inspire the congregations and partners of
the Ohio District LCMS in fostering the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
The District Connection
January 4, 2022
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Weekly Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
Pastors and Church Workers
If your congregation is interested in a vicar or seminary graduate for 2022-23, please contact Cheryl in the President's Office for preliminary paperwork by January 15, 2022.
The Monthly Confessions Study with Rev. Troy Neujahr at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 18000 Van Aken Blvd in Shaker Heights, Ohio begins at 1:30 PM on Thursday, January 6, 2022. READ MORE
District News
Happy New Year! Now that we are beginning 2022, remember that we will be gathered at the Ohio District Convention June 22-24 in Ann Arbor, MI. Your nominations are needed for District President and Vice Presidents for the upcoming election! Some congregations have already sent their nominations to me in early 2021 so please check with me to see if your nominations still hold. If you haven’t sent in your nominations, please meet with your church council or voters and make nominations for President and Vice Presidents. If you need nomination forms, you will find them on the Ohio District website at: Go to: “President’s Office” and click “Conventions” where you will find the nominating forms. Deadline is February 22, 2022. Celebrate the new year by nominating!
Mission and Ministry
Preach the Word will help pastors work together to improve their preaching through video modules with accompanying resources and by interacting with seminary professors and fellow preachers. Check out Module 10: Catechetical Preaching – Rev. Peter Bender.
Youth News
YouthLead, formerly Lutheran Youth Fellowship, annual leadership training will take place March 17-20, 2022, in St. Louis, MO. This annual training event gives teens the tools they need to mature in their faith, become leaders in their congregations, and reach out to their peers with the love of Christ. High school youth who is an active member of an LCMS is invited. MORE INFO
School News
National Lutheran Schools week is January 23-26, 2022. Mark your calendar today! 
GO HERE for helpful resources and materials you can use to promote this exciting event!
LCMS Highlights
Join thousands of your brothers and sisters in Christ as we publicly confess the God-given value of all human life during Marches for Life around the United States in 2022. CLICK HERE for more information and to see where the Marches for Life will take place.
For the week of January 9, we are praying for: New Hope-Newark; Holy Cross-North Canton; Faith-Mentor. SEE REQUESTS
Ministry Partners
Looking for a Bible Study in 2022? Concordia Publishing House has various options for you. Check them out HERE
Check out the January 2022 Charitable Gift Planning Newsletter article titled, "Sharing Family Goals in Your Plans."

Read What it Means to be Lutheran, an article from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund's publication, "Interest Time."