November 28, 2023

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

Amazing Grace-Harrison

St. John-Dublin

Gethsemane-North Jackson


For the week of December 3rd, we are praying for:

St. Peter's-Shaker Heights



LCMS Texas District


On-Ramps to Bible Reading

There is one main point of the Bible - Jesus! But as God speaks to us about Jesus there are two basic themes - Law and Gospel - and it’s important that we do not confuse them. Check out this video HERE

A new group is being formed to plan the next steps for Singles Ministry in the Ohio District LCMS. These individuals will be looking into events for adult singles, and what is needed to move forward in making these gatherings happen. Once the group is organized, they will meet via Zoom to discuss ideas and planning. Interested single adults can fill out THIS FORM before December 1st, and email it to: Karen Dutton at: [email protected] or 440-235-2297 X-123 with any questions.

The LCMS Office of National Mission and the Ohio District LCMS take the safety of children seriously. That’s why we are partnering with MinistrySafe to better educate and equip the workers in our congregations and schools. For more information about MinistrySafe and to get started with training for your staff, CLICK HERE


Christmas Concert at St. Mark-Brunswick - December 2nd & 3rd

Angel Breakfast at Redeemer-Cuyahoga Falls - December 9th

Come for praise and worship with Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio as they celebrate their 75th anniversary on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM. A celebratory dinner for present and former members will follow the service at Brennan's Banquet Center. Ohio District President Kevin Wilson will be the guest preacher and Rev. Dr. Jeff Kloha will also be a guest. Please RSVP for the dinner to the church office at (216) 521-0434 or at [email protected].

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour® is the flagship radio program for LHM. This 30-minute broadcast is the world's oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program. See their BROADCAST GUIDE. LHM has produced several award-winning holiday television specials, the current broadcast “Empty Boxes” will be available mid-December.


LCMS offers Catechism Memory Cards to help children learn the Scriptures and Luther’s Small Catechism. These memory cards are available in several formats. Get more info HERE

YouthLead equips teens to develop and use their leadership skills as they serve Christ within their congregations and communities. LCMS Youth Ministry will host the 2024 YouthLead Training from February 29 to March 3 in St. Louis. For more information about this training event for high school youth desiring to be leaders, GO HERE

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) shares their November 2023 Message with their partners.  If you would like to invest with LCEF and want to get started, contact Lisa Hall, Ohio District LCEF VP at [email protected] or 216-570-7077.

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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