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THE DISTRICT CONNECTION

May 24, 2022

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FaithWalk Lutheran Church in Brunswick, Ohio celebrated their new space with a ribbon-cutting event.  READ STORY

PRAYERS for the following churches and schools:

St. Mark-Brunswick

Valley-Chagrin Falls

Shepherd of the Valley-Perryburg

SEE REQUESTS

The Rev. Von Eric Berlin was called to his eternal rest on Friday, May 20, 2022.  OBITUARY 

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23rd Regular Convention

Ohio District LCMS


June 22-24, 2022

Get the most current information Convention Business and Registration

HERE

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The Ohio District Board of Directors thanked Ohio District Secretary Rev. Paul Hoffman's for 20 years of service at his final board meeting on Friday, May 20th. Rev. Hoffman has served two separate terms as District Secretary. Rev. Hoffman, pictured with Ohio District President Kevin Wilson, remains the Ohio District Archivist.

St. Philip Lutheran Church-Toledo, Ohio, experienced a recent theft and several items of value were taken, namely a brass cross, two brass candleholders and two flower vases. If you are able to assist with the replacement of these items (whether it be in the form of same items or a donation toward purchasing replacements), please contact Dennis McGee at 419.913.7330 by leaving a message including your name and phone number. 

Your assistance is most appreciated. THANK YOU!

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Check out Meaningful Outreach, an essential guide for churches in developing their outreach ministry within their community. Pastor Wood serves as director of LCMS Witness and Outreach Ministry and as director of the LCMS Revitalization Initiative. READ DESCRIPTION

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The Concordia Lutheran High School Symphonic Band from Fort Wayne, Indiana will be traveling to Cleveland and stopping at Bethany Lutheran Church and School in Parma, Ohio for a FREE symphonic band concert on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM. All are invited to attend!  

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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, CLICK HERE

Check out the highlights from the various Concordia Colleges and Seminaries in the latest news from The Reporter’s Campus Clips

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Church and Culture: A Call to Repentance.


READ THIS ARTICLE

from The Reporter by The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 

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The May issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ, the newsletter from LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, reminds readers that people, whether they realize it or not, come to our churches to see Jesus. As congregations, then, we should take a look at our ministries and our buildings in order to determine if we are creating impediments to seeing Jesus. READ NEWSLETTER

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"The failed steward is tasked with stewarding a faithful promise that is the Gospel."

Read the

May 2022 STEWARDCAST

Stewards of Sacred Space 

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Bethlehem Lutheran School in Fairborn, Ohio is seeking an interim principal for a 1 year contract. Bethlehem Lutheran School is a PreK-8th grade school serving approximately 125 students and their families. As its principal, you will be called upon to lead a diverse community of preschool through 8th grade students, provide a high level of academic leadership to faculty and staff, and cultivate a partnership with Bethlehem parents and church members. For more information please contact the School office at:(937) 878-7050 or email bethlehemschool@aol.com

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Royal Redeemer Lutheran School in North Royalton, Ohio (www.rrls.org), is prayerfully seeking their next middle school Science and Math Teacher for grades 6-8th.  READ DESCRIPTION

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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. Tax laws change constantly as different political parties move in and out of power. Thirty years ago, your estate might have had to pay federal estate tax if it was valued over $600,000. Today that number is $12 Million. Five years ago, you could bequest your IRA to family over their lifetime. Today they must cash it out in ten years. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you begin to identify areas where taxes and your plan don’t line up. Contact Eileen Fitzenreiter at Eileen.Fitzenreiter@lfnd.org or 419-822-6461

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The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) strives to be a true partner in ministry. We provide a wide range of lending solutions to LCMS congregations, schools, school associations, organizations and Rostered Church Workers. We want to learn about you and your ministry and work together to create unique solutions that are customized for you. Contact Lisa Hall, LCEF Ohio District Vice President via email at: lisa.hall@lcef.org or call her at: 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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