April 25, 2023

This week, we are praying for the following churches and schools:



Holy Cross Deaf-Columbus

LCMS Kansas District


For the week of April 30th, we are praying for:


St. Mark-Chesterland


LCMS Michigan District


Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Psalm 105:1-2 (NIV)


Deadline April 28, 2023

THANK YOU to the 103 congregations who have updated!! That is nearly 67% of our congregations responding, but the goal is unanimous participation.  If you haven't done so already, please submit your congregation’s end-of-year statistics and update your current list of lay leaders at the following website: If you need login assistance, contact Synod at [email protected], or call


Congratulations to Karen Dutton, The Ohio District LCMS Director of Youth and Family, who received the LCMS Parish Educator of the Year Award on Sunday, April 23rd at St. John Lutheran Church in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Jonathan Laabs, Executive Director of Lutheran Education Association (LEA) presented the award, with family members, co-workers and friends in attendance on this special occasion. Thank you for your faithful service, Karen! God’s richest blessings to you!

Time for Teens was a blast! It happened at Trinity-Toledo on April 14-15, 2023.


The Lutheran Wind Ensemble presents Afternoon Matinee Concert and Variety Show on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM in the Jochum Center at Lutheran West H.S. in Rocky River, Ohio. All tickets are $10 each. For more info, email: [email protected]

Lutheran Campus Ministry of Kent (LCMK) has served the students of Kent State University for 50 years! God be praised! The last few years coming out of the pandemic have been challenging, and we are looking for people to bring fresh vigor to this ministry. We would like to connect with alumni who benefited from LCMK, folks who love KSU, and people who are generally interested in campus ministry to help this ministry thrive for the next 50 years. We are praying for some people who would like to serve on LCMK's board of directors, but we also want to find people who would generally like to partner with and pray for LCMK. If you are such a person, please contact Pastor Eric Tritten at [email protected].

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod celebrates its birthday on April 26. SEE ARTICLE

See how God is working in and through the Concordia System Colleges and Seminaries in the latest CAMPUS CLIPS. In case you missed it, in the April 2023 Reporter (Official Newspaper of the LCMS), it notes that Will Schlueter, a student from the Ohio District LCMS attending Concordia-Chicago, served on a team restoring homes damaged by Hurricane Ian.

Reconciling Under the Cross by Dr. Ted Kober is a new book from Ambassadors of Reconciliation. It is written for anyone who desires to reconcile with someone in a biblically faithful manner. This book is also written to equip those who desire to assist others in peacemaking. This book is available now, as well as on Amazon and Kindle, and includes access to Supplemental Resources. The QR codes included in the text give you access to demonstration videos and other resources! For more information GO HERE 

Christ Lutheran Church in Mantua, Ohio is hosting a Chocolate Mini-Retreat on Saturday, May 6, 2023. DETAILS

Concordia Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio has an immediate opening for a Director, Concordia Christian Early Learning Center. For more information,



Is your congregation interested in obtaining more information about The Lutheran Church Extension Fund, and how their ministry resources can assist your congregation in moving forward with their mission goals? Please contact Lisa Hall, Ohio LCEF VP at [email protected] or 216-570-7077 with your inquiries and questions. Lisa can schedule a visit to your congregation and is happy to help get your mission moving forward with assistance from LCEF!

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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