November 7, 2023

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

Risen Christ-Springfield

St. John-Strongsville


LCMS Eastern District

LCMS Southeastern District


For the week of November 12th, we are praying for:



Christ Our Savior of the Valley-Alderson, WV


Is listening to the Bible as good as reading it? 

Check out the latest “On Ramp” video, a conversation with Rev. Dr. Eric Tritten (Gloria Dei-Hudson) and Rev. Ben Meyer (Hope-Sunbury)


Rev. Garrett Buvinghausen was installed as Sole Pastor on Saturday, October 28th at Bethany Lutheran Church in Wellington, Ohio. Congratulations, Rev. Buvinghausen! May God bless your ministry!

The Mini-Mission Trip to Zion-Cleveland took place November 2-4 and was a great event! See the start of this transformation with this OVERVIEW & PICS.

Thank you to all who made this event a wonderful experience in serving the Lord! Look for dates in the Spring of 2024 for more opportunities to serve at Zion-Cleveland!

Lutheran Young Adult Meet and Greet at Panera Bread, 120 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00-8:30 PM. Enjoy some free food while connecting with fellow Lutherans, and check out opportunities like Campus Bible Studies, future Lutheran Young Adult Get-Togethers, along with free resources. For young adults 18-24 including but not limited to University of Cincinnati students. For more info about this group contact Pastor Greg Enterline at [email protected].

The Gift of the Magi Christmas Boutique, hosted by St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, Ohio, is Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with FREE ADMISSION. This boutique will feature homemade items from over juried artists and crafters as well as a vintage and re-giftables room. Mark your calendar and check it out!

The Redeemer Crisis Center (Iglesia Cristiana Hispana), Cleveland, Ohio (ENG) is having their Thanksgiving bag packing November 15, 16 & 17, from 7:00-9:00 PM.   Get your group together and register with Diane Zellmer at: 216-219-3325. Prayerfully consider giving your time and use your abilities to assist where the need is great. Thank you!

The Lutheran Wind Ensemble (LWE) is having their fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00-7:30 PM on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at St. Paul Lutheran Church & School, 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio. Musical entertainment provided by the Jazz Duo of Richard Holsworth and Chris Vance. Call the church office at: 440.835-3050 for tickets - $10 for adults/$5 for children. Proceeds will go toward providing supplemental funding to the instrumental music programs of the Lutheran schools in the Cleveland area. SEE FLYER 

Children of all ages are invited to the Angel Breakfast on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 8:30 AM in the Family Life Center at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. This event will feature a free breakfast, the Christmas story, songs, and more. It’s FREE, but you must make reservations (by December 4th) at 330-923-1445. SEE FLYER 

The LCMS offers congregations various Media Kits to use in reaching out to your community this Advent season. Use the designs and add details about your congregation’s Christmas services. For more details about how to use this resource, CLICK HERE

Order CPH’s “N is for Nativity: Christmas from A to Z” written by Ruth E. Meyer, a great addition for your young readers. Check it out in time for Advent. GO HERE

Did you know your investment can have a bigger impact this season with Lutheran Church Extension Fund? Our new, limited-time, six-and-a-quarter term note empowers you to grow your savings while strengthening, sustaining and starting Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod ministries. And that is what truly sets us apart – your investment with LCEF directly supports LCMS ministries through this 2.5 year term note. Visit to open an account today and earn a solid 6.25% return as you help build a brighter future for LCMS ministries. Contact Lisa Hall, Ohio District LCEF VP at [email protected] or 216-570-7077 with questions.

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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