December 13, 2022

There is still interest in the Ohio District to hold an event for people who are single and post-college aged. READ MORE

PRAYERS for the following churches and schools:

St. Paul-Valley City


St. Philip-Toledo


The Ohio District LCMS Board of Directors has closed the District’s Concordia University-Ann Arbor debt reduction emphasis. A letter was mailed to all Ohio District congregations.

Read the letter HERE

Judith Evelyn Bergen, the wife of Rev. Ronald Bergen, Emeritus pastor and former District President of the Ohio District, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022. CLICK HERE for her obituary.  All are invited to attend a luncheon following the 11:00 AM service on Saturday, December 17th. Please keep the Bergen family in your prayers.

The Rev. Roger Vernick, EM, was recently called to his eternal rest. At this time, no further information is available for this newsletter. We pray for God's peace and comfort for the Vernick family.

Each month St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chesterland, Ohio serves lunch for the community in Cleveland at Trinity-Cleveland and hosts a Christmas party each year. This year the event will take place on Saturday, December 17 2022 with set up at 3:15 PM; serving at 4:00 PM in the Social Hall next to the church (2031 W 30th St, Cleveland, Ohio). This year the youth are going to participate by helping serve food and socializing with the guests.  For safety reasons, it is required that the youth must be accompanied by an adult (adults also encouraged to attend and help!) 

If you or your congregation are interested in participating with this Christmas party and would like more information, contact Pastor Chris Ryan at St. Mark-Chesterland at 440.729.1668. 

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westlake, Ohio is seeking a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills to fill the position of church administrative assistant. This is a part-time position (29 hours per week) and the primary duties include serving as office receptionist, providing secretarial services, administering the church management software, and purchasing necessary supplies for church ministries, among other duties. View the job description at this link. If interested, please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to:

Redeemer Christian School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has several job openings for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year: 

  • Part-time Art Teacher
  • Full-time Grade 3 Teacher
  • Part-time Intervention Support Aide for grades K-3
  • Child Watch Mornings 6:45-8:30 am
  • Part-time Guidance Counselor
  • Part-time Title 1 Teacher

For more information about these positions, please contact Principal Lenczewski @ 330-923-1280 x112 or email at

Mark your calendar for Monday, February 13, 2023 as you are invited to attend this one-day seminar with Dr. James Voelz (Concordia Seminary-St. Louis) at Christ Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Sign up today! MORE INFO

The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL) announces the LCRL Freedom Tour – Washington DC September 17-20, 2023. Space is limited and reservations must be made before

January 30, 2022. 



LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission will host a FREE WEBINAR: “No Cost Revitalization Resources for LCMS Congregations” from 1–2 PM Central time on Thursday, December 15, 2022. The presenter will be the Rev. Dr. Mark Wood, Director of LCMS Witness & Outreach and LCMS Revitalization.


Read the November/December 2022 Newsletter from Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann, Missionaries in the Dominican Republic.

Invest in the Church! When you invest with Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), funds are made available to equip Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors, churches, schools and organizations to fulfill their call of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To review investment options, please contact Lisa Hall, Ohio LCEF VP at or 216-570-7077 with any questions.

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.

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