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
November 16, 2021
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Weekly Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
Congregational News
Bethany Lutheran Church in Parma, Ohio is seeking to hire a Director of Worship Technologies. This is an 8 hour/wk position focusing primarily on coordinating and enhancing our use of audio and technology for worship and Bible study. Looking for someone who enjoys technology as well as working with volunteers of all ages! For more information, or to apply, please email Pastor Ben Vogel, at To apply, please include a cover letter and resume. Applications will remain open until Sunday, December 5, 2021.
The Federation of Lutheran Churches will have a Servant Event on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Ohio from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon to collect food, clothing and toys to support both Concordia Seminaries (Ft. Wayne & St. Louis) On-Campus Co-Op stores. For more detailed information, check out the FLYER and LIST OF NEEDS.
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Westlake, Ohio is having their outreach ministry event, the "We Care Toy Drive" collecting new, unwrapped toys for underprivileged children. The toy drive will take place November 26-28, 2021. Drop off your toy donations between the hours of 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Thank you!
Mission and Ministry
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Amos Gray will present a FREE WEBINAR titled “Family Structure as It Relates to Poverty and Ministry” from 1:00-2:00 PM Central time on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. MORE INFO
Youth Ministry
The Youth Ministry Team (YMT) for the Ohio District LCMS is looking for teen and adult leaders. For more information about serving on the YMT, CLICK HERE
School News
Check out what’s happening at our Concordia System Universities and Seminaries in the latest “Campus Clips” article HERE
LCMS Highlights
The Making Disciples for Life Conference has been rescheduled for January 10–12, 2022, in St. Louis and online with the same theme, “The Rock in Shifting Sands.” READ MORE
Week of November 21, 2021, we are praying for the following congregations and school:
  • Amazing Grace - Harrison
  • St. John-Dublin
  • Gethsemane-North Jackson
Ministry Partners
Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival offers a winter session from January 9-February 11. Completely online. Customizable schedule. Grades 8-12. $99 or pay what you can. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE  
In a complex world, each of us need trusty advisers to lead us to proper decisions and actions. Considering tax consequences of gifting decisions from your estate can save tens of thousands of dollars that can augment gifts to family or ministry. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help make sure that you are asking your tax planner all the questions you need to ask.
Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at or
The Lutheran Church Extension Fund's 2021-2022 annual Ministry and Business Plan outlines their mission, vision, values and target outcomes. This document also highlights their organizational goals and strategic journey.
If you have any questions or want additional information, please contact
Lisa Hall, LCEF District VP via email at: or call her at:
and she will be happy to assist you.