In This Issue
Servant Event-Caldwell, OH
SOUTHEAST REGION - St John, Marysville
SOUTHEAST REGION - Christ Our Savior of the Valley, WV
SOUTHEAST REGION - Ebenezer Ethiopian, Columbus
NORTHWEST REGION - Trinity, Toledo
NORTHEAST REGION - Mt. Calvary, Cleveland
NORTHEAST REGION - St James-Cleveland
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Anyone interested in a Summer Servant Event should consider one in Caldwell, OH from June 17-21, 2013:  "Christians working together to aid others in recovery from disaster." Registration forms are available at: Click on ministries, then Human Care. Questions? Contact: Rev. Gary Richard, Pastor at Hosanna - Columbia Station at 440-236-8900 or email 
Can't come to the Servant Event but want to help? Consider having a 'Servant Sunday' gift card collection at your congregation. Gift cards from Lowe's, Home Depot, K-Mart, and Walmart are accepted, as well as monetary donations to help purchase supplies.

Does your Congregation have a Parish Nurse or Congregational Health Minister?  If so, please e-mail their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and your congregation/city to Deb Klusak at: 

Our Ohio District Parish Nurse,  Julie Neff, would like to gather this information for purposes of networking, scheduling future meetings/ conferences, and to provide support for them. 
A Mother's Love

(May 12, 2013) 


There are times when only a mother's love 

Can understand our tears, 
Can soothe our disappoints 
And calm all of our fears.


There are times when only a mother's love 
Can share the joy we feel 
When something we've dreamed about 
Quite suddenly is real.


There are times when only a mother's faith 
Can help us on life's way 
And inspire in us the confidence 
We need from day to day.


For a mother's heart and a mother's faith 
And a mother's steadfast love 
Were fashioned by the angels 
And sent from God above.


--Author Unknown

May 1, 2013
St. John Lutheran Church in Marysville, Ohio is celebrating their 175th anniversary on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013.  Guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth R. Klaus, Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour radio program.  CLICK HERE  to read more details about this event. 
Christ Our Savior of the Valley would like to share their experience with you of how Christ is working through Lutherans down in West Virginia.  Read the article and click on the video links to see coverage of this event!  HERE
Ebenezer Ethiopian Evangelical Church-Columbus, Ohio gives you an over view from their April 5-7 Evangelistic Conference.  Check out their amazing photos HERE and read what's happening with their different areas of ministries HERE (click on Shared Support Mission Stories).
MU102: Witnessing Methods: Seven Styles of Faith Sharing
will be presented at Our Redeemer-Huntington, WV 
on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  For more information, contact Nat DeBruin at:
"Lutheran Ethics - How Does Your Faith Interact with Your Everyday Life?"
Northwest Circuit III is sponsoring a Circuit Convocation on
Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Road, Toledo, Ohio. The topic of the convocation is "Lutheran Ethics -

How Does Your Faith Interact with Your Everyday Life?"

Rev. John T. Pless, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Mission at Concordia Theological Seminary-Ft. Wayne, will be the presenter.  The convocation is open to all.  You must register by Wednesday, May 29, 2013.  Cost is $15 which includes breakfast and lunch.  For information or registration, call (419) 536-2020 or e-mail: . 

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio is in desperate need of gym renovations to the gym floor, lighting, stage modifications, the ability to raise and lower basketball backboards, and sound absorbing boards.  Please help if you can. Also we need to replace the outdated outdoor church sign.  If you provide info needed, I will provide a tax deductible receipt as we are a 501c3 charity. Here's a link. It's really fast and easy.   

Thanks so much!
Registration is now open for the Seminary Workshop held on August 5-7, 2013 at St. James-Cleveland. The class is called, "Being Lutheran in a Post-Denominational Situation" with Dr. Joel Okamoto from Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, MO.  "Denominations" mean less and less to individual American Christians and the notion of "being Christian" is increasingly thin and personal.  Cost is $135.  Contact Rev. Dr. Paul Hoffman at:  for a registration form, questions about the workshop or lodging information.  
You can also register for the class at the seminary website:  Registration deadline is July 15, 2013.  Read more HERE    
St. Paul Lutheran Church located at 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio invites you to their FREE contemporary music ministry event,
The Story, a musical journey from Genesis to Revelation, on
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
Reminder of Upcoming Events
Parenting Seminar:  Cooperation, Consequences and Keeping your Sanity presented by Marsha Snavely at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westlake, Ohio on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM.   MORE INFO

Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Kettering, Ohio will host the Watoto Children's Concert on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM  MORE INFO

Transforming Communities Worship Conference will be held May 17-19, 2013 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio.  MORE INFO