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
March 29, 2022
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Weekly Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
District News
REMINDER! The Ohio District has changed their mailing address. The new address is:
Ohio District LCMS
25000 Country Club Blvd., #220
North Olmsted, OH 44070

The Post Office Box will soon be closed and no longer receiving mail. 
Please update your records accordingly. Thank you!
Convention News
Convention Registration Forms were mailed to the congregations of the Ohio District LCMS
The Registration Form needs to be completed for anyone attending the convention – voting delegates (ordained and lay), advisory delegates, vicars, guests and spouses. If you are a voting delegate or just interested in attending, please see your church office for a copy of the information sheet and form.
The forms are available on the Ohio District website at:, (President’s Office, District Conventions).
Congregational News
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chesterland, Ohio had a St. Patrick's Day Party at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Check it out HERE

You are invited to Trivia Night and Silent Auction at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 1, 2022 in the activity center of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio. Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Paul-Westlake youth attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX this summer. For more information, contact the church office at:
Mission and Ministry
In the March 2022 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry encourages exiled stewards to be faithful, remembering that the world in which they live is not their ultimate destination. As exiles in a fallen world, stewards should use created things to reflect the love of their Creator. READ MORE
Youth News
What's recently happened at Messiah-Cincinnati, Trinity-Toledo and Royal Redeemer-North Royalton? The Ohio District Regional Mini Youth Gatherings! Check out pics from these events HERE
The Youth Ministry Team of the Ohio District will be meeting again to plan for future opportunities for our youth to be together.
School News
Check out to see what’s happening in the Concordia Colleges/Universities and Seminaries READ MORE
LCMS Highlights
Read how Lutherans are supporting the refugees from Ukraine in this LCMS Reporter article, “Lutherans Around the World Unite to Support Refugees.”

This month’s “From the Mission Field” update comes from the Rev. Andrew Fedder, LCMS missionary to Romania. READ UPDATE
For the week of April 3rd, we are praying for: St. Paul-Painesville; Immanuel-Lima; Trinity-Cincinnati; Our Shepherd-Painesville. SEE REQUESTS
Ministry Partners
The Tree of Life – God’s Promise of Salvation, from CPH offers a Church Resource Kit and Family Activity Kit which is now available. For more information, CLICK HERE
Fear of death should not be a deterrent to putting together an estate gift plan. There are many things that cause us to fear. But death itself has been defeated by Jesus and His resurrection. “All who live and believe in Him will never die.” Applying our faith, we can get after the plans that direct faithful use of God’s gifts after He has called us home. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you remain resurrection focused. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at or

LCEF’s stewardship processes are designed to reconnect your members to your congregation’s ministries while encouraging them to live as faithful stewards of the Lord’s gifts every day. By regularly engaging in Stewardship processes, your members are ever more involved and devoted to the collective ministries of your congregation. Want to know more?  
Contact Lisa Hall, LCEF Ohio District Vice President via email at: or 216-570-7077.