January 24, 2023

PRAYERS for the following churches and schools:

St. Paul-Amherst



Lutheran H. S. East

LCMS CA/NV/HI District


Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

(Proverbs 3:5-6) ESV

Rev. Mark Etter celebrated his retirement at Bethany Lutheran Church in Erlanger, KY on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Pastor Etter served Bethany for 23 years. This summer will mark his 40th year of ordained ministry. God’s richest blessings to you!

At Living Word Lutheran Church in Galena, Ohio they have a team of people that can help assess technology needs for your congregation. This team of technicians around the country are available to consult with you regarding live streaming issues, sound and video concerns, as well as aiding your congregation with equipment that will better suit your needs.

If you would like to get more information to see how your congregation can improve this area of ministry, contact Rev. Derrick Hurst at: [email protected] and he will connect you with the appropriate tech who can assist in developing a plan to address your concerns. One Ohio District congregation has already utilized this resource, in solving a problem with their organ, reorganized their sound system, improved their live stream, and acquired a new/used sound board - at no cost to the congregation. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Read the article from the LCMS Reporter entitled “Volunteer in 2023: Register for a Summer Servant Event” which gives you info on where you can serve and how to register to be a participant. 

CPH offers resources for this year’s Lenten devotions, Promised Treasures. 

See what’s available HERE

Check out the most recent Campus Clips, featuring an article about what took place at St. John Lutheran School in Napoleon, Ohio. 


The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL) announces the LCRL Freedom Tour – Washington DC, September 17-20, 2023, hosted by Dr. Gregory Seltz, Executive Director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty. Space is limited and reservations must be made before January 30, 2023.  DETAILS 

Various positions in various locations are available with The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). For more information, CLICK HERE 


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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