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
July 20, 2021
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
District News
Paul Eli Shaw was ordained in his home congregation, Trinity Lutheran Church in Logan, Ohio on Sunday, June 13, 2021. READ MORE
Congregational News
Rev. Dr. Michael Paul will be presenting at a virtual event on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westlake, Ohio.
Rev. Dr. Paul serves as the Theological Educator to Taiwan through the LCMS Office of International Mission. All are welcome to attend to hear about the Paul family's ministry in Taiwan. Here is a bio for more information about the Paul family:
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Brunswick, Ohio has a Ministry Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant Position available. CLICK HERE for more information.
St. James Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio invites you to their 37th Annual Brats and Crafts Festival, held August 6-8, 2021. For more information and flyer to download, CLICK HERE
Mission and Ministry
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford will present a FREE WEBINAR on the “Impact of New Sexuality on Christian Ministry” from 1–2 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. DETAILS
Youth News
Don't forget to submit your Ohio District t-shirt design for the Gathering! The deadline to submit your design in August 1, 2021! MORE INFORMATION
School News
Check out what’s happening at our LCMS Concordia Colleges and Universities HERE
LCMS Highlights
In partnership with the LCMS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil recently called eight pastors to serve as alliance missionaries in the Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean regions. READ MORE
Special Petitions from Faith-Kent. SEE REQUESTS
Ministry Partners
Check out the highlights from the LWML 39th Biennial Convention, held in Lexington, KY June 25-27, 2021 HERE

Luther’s Small Catechism for Kids, from CPH, is made for early childhood and elementary children with bright illustrations and simple explanations to keep kids engaged and learning. For more information and to order CLICK HERE
God puts gifts into our lives in order that we might use them, to honor Him and spread the name of Jesus. As you consider building a legacy or leaving a legacy gift, are you more focused on being remembered, or blessing with God’s gifts? The real joy comes in using God’s blessings. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you plan for gifts to family and gifts to ministry. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at or
Have you ever asked the question, “What is Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)?” If you have asked this question, a unique answer is provided in a new video recently shared by LCEF. The video is only about two minutes long and does a great job of illustrating how LCEF helps build ministry with the help of investors - people just like you. You're invited to take a look at:
Contact Lisa Hall, LCEF Ohio District VP for assistance at 216-570-7077.