November 15, 2022

PRAYERS for the following churches and schools:

Amazing Grace-Harrison

St. John-Dublin

Gethsemane-North Jackson


The Rev. Carl E. Zahrte, EM was called to his eternal rest on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Rev. Zahrte had served as an ordained Lutheran pastor for over sixty years, serving at churches in Lincoln, NE, Southgate, MI, Marco Island, FL and Parma, OH. You can read his obituary HERE. Please lift up the Zahrte family in your prayers. 


Congregations that are considering applying for a seminary graduate or a Vicar should contact the President’s Office for additional information. The deadline for all applications is February 24, 2023. Please add this to your congregational voter’s meetings for consideration in the coming months, so that you can complete the necessary documents in a timely manner. If your congregation is considering an Associate Pastor and would like to request interviews at either seminary, your requests need to be made by December 1, 2022.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Ohradzansky by email, ( or by phone 440-235-2297 ext. 115.

In the October 2022 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry reminds pastors to walk the narrow way of faithful preaching of the Gospel, and thereby of stewardship. We cannot assume that faithful stewardship will come about in the congregation without intentional effort.


Read the Fall 2022 Newsletter from Rev. Dr. Jonathan Naumann and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann, LCMS Missionaries in the Dominican Republic.


Due to technical issues, LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission Free Webinar “Keep the Fire Going with Youth Ministry” originally scheduled for November 10th has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 1:00 PM Central time. A link to register for this webinar will be forthcoming.

If you have a high-school-aged son or daughter interested in becoming a pastor or deaconess, please encourage them to attend Christ Academy High School at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne June 18–July 1, 2023. 

For more information, CLICK HERE

The Pumpkin Patch at St. John (Nottingham) Lutheran Church and School was a huge success! Check it out HERE

Read ARTICLE about the community outreach basketball program at St. John Lutheran Church in Garfield Heights, Ohio.

Business and Human Resource Manager Position

Toy Drive for Inner City

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. MORE INFO

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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