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
November 2, 2021
President Wilson's Weekly Message
Read the Weekly Devotional Message from Ohio District President Kevin Wilson HERE
Convention Update
The 23rd Regular Convention of The Ohio District LCMS will be held June 22-24, 2022 in Ann Arbor, MI. Very important documentation that needs your attention was recently mailed to all congregations. You may also access this information on our website: www.oh.lcms.org, and click on President’s Office, District Conventions. 
District News
The LCMS Ohio District office is moving! In preparation for our move, we are going through our office spaces and have determined that there are many items that we will not be able to take with us. We would like to offer these items to our congregations and schools for their ministries. We will be open for you to view the available items on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 9th & 10th from the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Items will be available on a first come first served basis. There are various items available. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Klusak at klusakd@oh.lcms.org
Congregational News
The Gift of the Magi Christmas Boutique will be hosted by St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, Ohio. This boutique will feature homemade items from over 30 juried artists and crafters. Preview Night is Friday, November 12, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 PM with a $5 admission at the door-adults only. On Saturday, November 13, 2021 the boutique will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More info can be found HERE
The Lutheran Wind Ensemble invites you to their 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 5:00-7:30 PM in the cafeteria at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio. Proceeds will go toward providing supplemental funding to the instrumental music programs of Lutheran Schools in the Cleveland area. Contact the church office at: churchoffice@stpaulwestlake.org or call: 440.835.3050 for tickets, with pricing as follows: $10 for adults and $5 for children. All are welcome to enjoy an evening with dinner and a night of music with the NEW Ohio Jazz Band!
Mission and Ministry
LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission will host a FREE WEBINAR titled “Stewardship” from 1:00-2:00 PM Central time on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The presenter will be Rev. Heath Curtis, coordinator for LCMS Stewardship Ministry. DETAILS
Read the October 2021 StewardCAST newsletter, "Non-Conformity in Stewardship."
Youth News
Registrations for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering can now be mailed to the Gathering Office in St. Louis. Get more information about the Ohio District event, transportation and more HERE but contact Karen Dutton via e-mail at duttonk@oh.lcms.org or call her at 216-496-1799 with any questions.
School News
National Lutheran Schools week is January 23-26, 2022. Mark your calendar today!
LCMS Highlights
The LCMS is pleased to make the following items available for you and your congregation to use in reaching out to your community this Advent season. Check out the 2021 Advent and Christmas Media Kit HERE
Council addresses on-line communion. Check out the article HERE
Prayers
For the week of November 7, 2021, we are praying for the following churches and schools:
  • Trinity Lutheran Church and School - Toledo, Ohio
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church - Sidney, Ohio
  • Christ Our Savior of the Valley Lutheran Church - Alderson, WV
Ministry Partners
The Redeemer Crisis Center, located at Iglesia Cristiana Hispana (LCMS English District), 2970 West 30th Street in Cleveland, Ohio needs your help with your time (individuals and groups can serve) and donations. Check out the information and mark your calendar for the upcoming events:
Read the November 2021 Charitable Gift Planning Newsletter entitled,
The modern workplace has changed dramatically over the last year. More than ever, it’s critically important to challenge your workplace to make the most of the work you do. But did you know, creativity is one of many ways to accomplish that goal?
Check out this webinar from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, "Creativity for a Dynamic Workplace."