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
October 19, 2021
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Weekly Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
Congregational News
"Surviving the Holidays" grief seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hudson, Ohio. DETAILS
Congratulations to Rev. Keith Witte, as a commissioning service was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairborn, Ohio on Sunday, October 10th in preparation for his joining the United States Air Force Reserve Chaplain Corps. God's richest blessings to you!
Mission and Ministry
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Roosevelt Gray will present a FREE WEBINAR: “On Mission with the Master” from 1–2 PM Central time on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. MORE INFO
Youth News
The Senior High Mini-Gathering Events are approaching (November 13 & 14) and you'll need to register before October 25, 2021. For more information and to get registration forms, GO HERE.
School News
Check out the news from the LCMS universities and seminaries in the latest Campus Clips.
LCMS Highlights
Keep up with the latest articles from The Lutheran Witness via podcast. Check it out HERE  
Week of October 24, 2021: SEE REQUESTS

  • Concordia Lutheran Church - Columbus, Ohio
  • Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Cleveland, Ohio
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church and School - Westlake, Ohio
Ministry Partners
Lutheran Summer Music (LSM) is a month-long music academy for high school students. During their program, they participate in large ensembles (band, choir, orchestra) and chamber music; receive lessons on primary and secondary instruments; and enroll in electives such as chapel choir, church music, handbells, composition, jazz band, conducting, musical theatre, and more. The daily schedule includes morning and evening prayer, classes, recreation activities, and concerts by faculty and guest artists. It’s a fantastic month of music-making and worship! For more information about LSM, go to their website HERE
A builder needs the right tool to perform his work. God’s people need the right tools to make the right gifts, the right way, from their estates to family and ministry. An investment you made years ago and never thought about has been blessed by the Lord. You would like some income from it in retirement years but don’t like the idea of paying a lot of tax on the gain. You can gift that asset into a Charitable Gift Annuity. It will provide an income stream for you, for life. When the Lord calls you home, roughly half the amount you put into it will become a gift to ministry. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can lead you through a process to plan what you want to do, and how to do it. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at or 419-822-6461.

Two $15,000.00 Grant Opportunities offered within the LCMS Ohio District for New Ministry or Revitalization of an Existing Ministry. Must be affiliated with an LCMS Congregation, School, or Organization. General ideas need to be submitted by 10/28/2021. Questions on how to apply, please contact Lisa Hall at 216-570-7077. Questions on ideas or why to apply, please contact Rev. Derrick Hurst at 937-209-0321.
CLICK HERE for details to apply.