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
June 8, 2021
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read Ohio District President Kevin Wilson's Weekly Message for June 8, 2021 HERE
Pastors and Church Workers
Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor, Ohio is hosting the Prof Insights: Faculty Led Workshop (formerly known as the Summer Workshop Series) for both pastors and church workers August 23-25, 2021. For details and to register, CLICK HERE
Congregational News
Crossroads Church in Brook Park, Ohio has several activities that you are invited to attend, such as:
·      Grill and Chill, on the first Friday of every month
·      Outdoor Movie Night on the third Friday of every month
·      Quiet Time for Reflection on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
·      "Hope Boards" at the Brookpark Home Days - July 10-11.
For more information on Crossroads or their ministry, go to their website: \or catch a Sunday worship service, join their live stream on Facebook
Mission and Ministry
Check out what's happening with POBLO in their June 2021 Newsletter HERE
School News
The CLHSA will be holding their Ministry Safe professional development program on August 4, 2021 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. They have invited anyone who works in a church, school or preschool to join them on that day and have offered to cover all of the costs (including lunch!). READ MORE
LCMS Highlights
Read the article: “Endless Gratitude: Concordia College New York Celebrates Final Commencement” which mentions student Irene Pirn (Unity-Cleveland). 
St. John Lutheran Church - Mt. Hope, Ohio
St. Matthew Lutheran Church - Vermilion, Ohio
Ministry Partners
Lutheran Bible Translators offers a podcast, “Finding Hope” featuring Heidi Goehmann, author, licensed clinical social worker, deaconess, and mental health advocate. DETAILS

Ambassadors of Reconciliation offers a FREE five-part webinar series on “Life After COVID”. Reconciler and marriage and family counselor Rev. Ed Keinath leads this informative and inspirational series. For more information, CLICK HERE
Fifteen years ago, your grandchildren were in high school or college and you wanted to provide for their ongoing education. Now they are adults, working in great jobs. Might it be that today, the Lord is calling you to redirect some of those gifts planned for family to support future ministry of the Church, sharing the good news of Jesus? Would you appreciate a conversation to help you start thinking and praying about this? Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at 419-822-6461 or
Residential Loan Program for Rostered Church Workers
LCEF is happy to offer home purchase and refinance loans to ordained and commissioned LCMS Rostered Church Workers on active or emeritus status.
Benefits & Features:
  • Competitive interest rates
  • As low as 5% minimum down payment obligation for purchase loans
  • Up to 95% Loan-to-Value for refinances
  • No private mortgage insurance (PMI) required
  • Friendly, knowledgeable loan officers
To apply log onto click on Loans / Residential Loans or contact a LCEF information specialist at 800-843-5233.
Please contact Lisa Hall with any questions at or call 216-570-7077.