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
April 12, 2022
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Holy Monday devotional message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
District News
Please remind the students in your congregation or school that are planning to attend a Concordia College/University or Seminary, that they may be eligible for student financial aid from the Ohio District LCMS. Please direct them to the Ohio District LCMS website: and go to Mission & Ministry, Grants & Aid where the applicant can find information about eligibility and the forms to complete. All financial aid forms for the 2022/2023 school year must be received in the Ohio District office by June 15, 2022.
Congregational News
St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin, Ohio is hosting a Women's Day Retreat on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information, CLICK HERE

The Hunger Ministry at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Westlake, Ohio invites you to participate in the 34th Annual Walk for Hunger and 5 K Run on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Cleveland Metropark Zoo. Join Mary "Cares Much" and service dog Chico José virtually or in-person on the Hunger Warriors Team (formerly Lutherans Against Hunger, Thrivent, AAL/LB). For more information, contact Mary at: or register at:
Mission and Ministry
Are you interested in supporting a ministry – either locally like a neighborhood hunger center or nationally, like world missions? Helping others through your monetary donations is Biblical stewardship. If you would like direction on how you may enhance your giving strategy, contact Rev. Derrick Hurst at:
Youth News
DON'T DELAY!! As the LCMS Youth Gathering is getting closer, there are two bus options that allow Ohio District riders to choose from in order to arrive in sufficient time for the Gathering. Check out these options and reserve your seat on the bus to Houston TODAY! CLICK HERE for details (scroll down to BUS).
School News
Check out the latest news from the Concordia colleges and seminaries in this Campus Clips article.
LCMS Highlights
On March 19, hundreds of people gathered outside the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri to participate in March on the Arch, the greater St. Louis region’s annual march in support of the sanctity of life. READ ARTICLE
For the week of April 17, 2022, we are praying for: Redeemer-Tiffin; Bethlehem-Fairborn; Holy Cross Deaf-Columbus. SEE REQUESTS
Ministry Partners
Servant Events provide opportunities to serve others in need, whether it’s fixing, painting, weeding, or whatever is needed, YOU CAN HELP! Get your group together for a couple of days or a week! Contact Mike at H.A.R.P. Mission to find out where help is needed. Phone: 740.365.0052 or email: Check out their website at:
Fear of death should not be a deterrent to putting together an estate gift plan. When we are no longer on earth and are basking in the peace of Jesus, we want our earthly plans to continue the careful care for family and ministry which we demonstrated throughout our life. Directing gifts and appointing necessary guardians is an act of love. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you remain resurrection focused. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at or
The Take Heart Scholarship was launched on March 15, 2022 and essays can be submitted until May 2nd. The Take Heart Scholarship was developed for you, our Y.I. Club World Changers, who are high school seniors and will soon advance to your next level of higher education. During these times of excitement, anxiousness, and uncertainty, “take heart!” As Christians, we cannot anticipate that life will be perfect or familiar, but when we feel that the world has become difficult, take comfort in knowing that our God has overcome it all! This scholarship is open to all 16-18 year old seniors that have a Young Investors account with LCEF. Information is available online at