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
May 3, 2022
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Weekly Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
Pastors and Church Workers
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod reports there are two (2) vacancies to be filled on the LCMS Board for International Mission (BIM). There is a call for an INDIVIDUAL (rostered, Minister of Religion—Ordained or Commissioned) member representing the Great Plains Region, such as the Ohio District and also a call for a LAYPERSON member representing the Central Region, such as the Ohio District. The deadline for both nominations is May 31, 2022. For further information or for a nominating form, please contact Rev. Dr. Paul Hoffman, District Secretary, pjhoff49@gmail.com.
REGISTER NOW for The 2022 MEN’S RETREAT, taking place on June 3, 4, & 5, 2022 at the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center, located western New York. For more information, check out the UPDATED FLYER and REGISTRATION FORM.
Congregational News
Faith Lutheran Church in Kent, Ohio is having their May Drive-Through Dinner on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 PM. This will be the last one until September.  SEE FLYER 

A celebration of music will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 PM. MORE INFO
Mission and Ministry
The LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter encourages us to use our regular practices to make our congregations more welcoming to those around us. Check out the April 2022 Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter.
Youth News
Youth Groups going to the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, TX are invited to enter a photo competition for a chance to win a $250 gift card, sponsored by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund! DETAILS
School News
Registration is now open for the 2022 LEA Convocation to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 6-8, 2022. Check out the overview HERE or go to the website for more details and registration information: https://intre.org/?547  
LCMS Highlights
There are several opportunities in 2022 for congregations to remember our nation’s military veterans, service personnel, chaplains, and families. See what's available HERE
Prayers
For the week of May 8, please pray for Zion-Cleveland; St. Peter-Napoleon (FL); Peace-Cincinnati. SEE REQUESTS
Ministry Partners
Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival invites you to join the celebration this summer, either in person or online, for recitals, concerts, and worship services. You'll find all important information, including an events calendar and travel arrangements, regularly updated at: lsmacademy.org/2022
Read the Charitable Gift Planning Newsletter for May 2022 entitled,
InterestTime, a Lutheran Church Extension Fund publication, features the article, "Mere Mortals: Looking at Church Worker Wellness."