May 17, 2022

On Call Day 2022, see who's new to the Ohio District!  


For the Week of May 22nd, please pray for:

St. Stephen-Defiance

Christ-Cincinnati & Little Bud Preschool

Redeemer-Charleston, WV



The Orphan Grain Train (OGT) invites you to their open house on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at their Ohio Division location in Napoleon, Ohio. Read OVERVIEW and see the FLYER for you to use in your congregation. Here's a LIST OF NEEDS that OGT is requesting. 


The 23rd Regular Convention

Ohio District LCMS

June 22-24, 2022

Information for Convention Registration and Convention Business, along with other pertinent documentation can be accessed HERE

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Rev. Lloyd Ernest Fred Nicol, age 94, of Milford Center was called to his eternal rest on Monday, May 9, 2022.  




Your last chance to reserve your space on the District Bus and at the District Event, and to order your District T-Shirt for the LCMS National Gathering in Houston! Contact Karen Dutton TODAY at

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Gethsemane Lutheran Church-North Jackson, Ohio celebrated its 50th anniversary as a church on Sunday, May 15, 2022. The congregation re-dedicated to God the church building during the celebration. Senior Pastor Phil McClelland served as liturgist and Ohio District President Kevin Wilson preached in the 50th anniversary service. 


Former Mormon, Matthew Wilder, to speak and sing at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Powell, Ohio on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Matt will also share how God delivered him and his family from Mormonism.  READ MORE



DOXOLOGY's Take Heart! respite retreats are open to every LCMS Teacher and Administrator... and you're invited! Even better news is that you can attend the event FREE of charge thanks to a partnership with the LCMS Office of National Mission.“ Take Heart!” respite retreats allow you to step away for a few days in order to receive respite, rest, and renewal. Participants will return to their schools and parishes refreshed for the work God has given them to do. Take Heart! respite retreats are taking place all over the country, including nearby Bolivar, PA on June 21-23 and Dayton, OH on October 28-30. For more information, registration, and all of the event dates,



Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Charles St-Onge will present a FREE WEBINAR entitled “Lessons from Leading a Multi-Ethnic Congregation” from 1–2 p.m. CT on Wed., May 18, 2022DETAILS

Questions about what to do after high school can be daunting. After years of getting up and going to school, suddenly a teenager is faced with a whole host of questions and the realization that things will no longer be the same. Join the Rev. Marcus Zill, campus pastor at the University of Arizona in Tucson and former director of LCMS Campus Ministry and LCMS U, for a FREE WEBINAR on “Preparing Your Grad for the Next Step” from 1-2 PM CT on Thurs., May 19, 2022. 




 The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) believes, teaches and confesses faith in Jesus Christ as taught in the Scriptures and Lutheran Confessions. For 175 years, the Holy Spirit has kept us in the one true faith and still continues to gather sinners into the Holy Christian Church by grace through faith — all on account of Christ. As we give thanks for our Synod’s founding on April 26, 1847, we rejoice in the 175th-anniversary theme, “Only Jesus: No Other Name,” based on Acts 4:12. Until Jesus comes, the LCMS will continue to trust in, teach and preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  Check out the RESOURCES your congregation can use to celebrate this monumental event!


Faithful stewardship of your estate means keeping up with changes in the world and in your personal life and making sure that your plans are up to date. Laws can change over time. You also may have moved from one state to another since the last time you created a plan. Powers you grant through a Power of Attorney document may be different now than fifteen years ago. Your attorney needs to review your plan. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can get you ready for that visit by getting you organized and documenting your current situation and wishes. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at or 419-822-6461.


Attention all rostered and lay church workers! Want to learn more about saving in our Church Worker Savings Account (CWSA) with the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)? LCEF is offering a Church Worker Savings Account virtual open houses at the end of May. Participants will receive a thank you box of LCEF goodies and 3 people will be randomly selected to win $100 towards their account. Please visit to register.

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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