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
December 28, 2021
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Weekly Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
Pastors and Church Workers
The Nebraska District LCMS has a staff position open: Assistant to the President for Mission and Ministry. (Qualifying candidate should be on the synodical roster as minister of religion ordained.) The person in this position will:
  • Resource, coordinate, and promote a discipleship culture that produces good fruit and good works as the Body of Christ grows in vocational witness and works of mercy, and as ministries collaborate to carefully steward and effectively impact God’s kingdom.
  • Provide accountability and oversight for District-owned ministries and granting ministries to carry out the mission opportunities our Lord puts before us.
To suggest someone for this position, or to apply, please contact District President Rev. Richard Snow at richs@ndlcms.org. Full details of the position requirements can be found on our website at https://ndlcms.org/jobs/
Congregational News
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio, has extended their New Underwear and Sock Drive until January 2, 2022. To date, 350+ packages have been collected for the Redeemer Crisis Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional packages can be dropped off in the bins located at the entrance in the rear parking lot.

The Redeemer Crisis Center, located at Iglesia Cristiana Hispana Lutheran Church, 2970 W. 30th Street in Cleveland, Ohio (LCMS English District) had to reschedule their January 3rd Epiphany party, and it is now going to become a February 18 Hearts for Jesus Party. Donations are needed for the families attending include: Peanut Butter and Jelly, Puzzles, Board Games, in addition to: Ramen noodles, household paper products, canned soups and stew, mac and cheese, etc. These can be dropped off in the bins located at the entrance in the rear parking lot of St. Paul-Westlake (see address above). Your donations are very much appreciated - THANK YOU!
Mission and Ministry
Check out the Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletters: November 2021 - "Yesterday, Today and Forever" and December 2021 - "Walking Together"
School News
Check out to see what’s happening and what’s new at our Concordia Colleges and Seminaries HERE
LCMS Highlights
The LCMS’ new Million Dollar Life Match launches in early 2022 and offers matching grants to congregations. READ MORE
Prayers
For the week of January 2, 2022, SEE REQUESTS for:
Shore Haven-Euclid; St. John-Stryker; King of Kings-Mason
Ministry Partners
The Messiah: Revealing Jesus in the Old Testament can be pre-ordered at CPH HERE
Who will be best blest by gifts from my estate someday? God has made you steward of all His gifts entrusted to your care in your estate. You cannot pass that responsibility of transferring those gifts without some careful thought and prayer. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at Eileen.Fitzenreiter@lfnd.org or
419-822-6461

InterestTime, a publication of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, features the article, "A Brief History of Laborers for Christ." Read the article
For more information about how LCEF can assist your congregation, contact
Lisa Hall, LCEF District VP
via email at: lisa.hall@lcef.org or
call her at: 216-570-7077 and she will be happy to help.