November 14, 2023

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



Christ Our Savior of the Valley-Alderson, WV


For the week of November 19th, we are praying for:



St. John-Wapakoneta

LCMS Southern District


Our God communicates - and not just in one format. He uses prose, poetry, letters, and more! All of it is so we can know Jesus - our sin, His grace, and salvation. Check out this week’s “On Ramps” to Bible reading video HERE

Lutheran High School West Drama presents their Fall Drama “Little Shop of Horrors” on November 17, 18 & 19 at their Jochum Performing Arts Center, 3850 Linden Road, Rocky River, Ohio. Get your tickets now! Also, read about and check out pics from their “Dazzle Awards” HERE

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Brunswick, Ohio will have a Christmas concert featuring the music of Michael W. Smith on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM. A free-will offering will support Oaks Family Center and Project Angel Tree. SEE FLYER

Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio is celebrating their 75th anniversary on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM, with a celebratory dinner following the service. All are welcome to attend! More details forthcoming. 

Mark your calendar for the 29th Biennial LWML Ohio District Convention from June 21-22, 2024 at the Holiday Inn Canton, 4520 Everhard Road NW in Canton, Ohio. The Theme Verse: “The LORD is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.(Psalm 28:7a). For more info, go to their website at:

Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann share with you their efforts of sharing the Gospel in the Dominican Republic with their Autumn Newsletter, especially the use of the new Spanish Hymnal. READ NEWSLETTER

Advent Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries: What Child Is This?

In Jesus’ birth, God came down to earth for us. In What Child Is This? we see how Jesus, foretold by the prophets and confirmed by God as His own Beloved Son, is the Father’s ancient promise fulfilled. Born to save us from our sins, this lowly Child triumphed over sin and death to become our Savior. MORE INFO

Since 1978, LCEF has served as the financial arm of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) with a mission to help Grow His Kingdom. Our approach is straightforward: we welcome LCMS Lutherans and those affiliated to invest with us. We then utilize those investments to provide low-cost loans and numerous ministry resources to support the work of LCMS called workers, churches, schools, and organizations. Consider investing today! 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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