Congregational News & Events
Ohio District LCMS 
April 15, 2014

Victory Lutheran Church and Victory's Food Bank in Youngstown, Ohio have been involved with ministering to the needs of their neighbors since 1984.  In the last 5 years, they have partnered with Alan Shawn Feinstein's $1 million challenge for additional support for their food bank.  Last year, they collected 6,592 lbs of food and $3,239.00 in monetary gifts, and received $276.00 from the Feinstein challenge.

With Victory's participation in the Feinstein challenge again this year, will you and your congregation be willing to help them exceed last year's amounts?  Victory's Food Bank is a much-needed outreach ministry for this area of Youngstown.  Many local families rely on this food bank that Victory has available in the community, and the congregation, although small in numbers, has the potential to "feed the hungry" with food and spiritual nourishment.

Your generous gifts of food and monetary donations are needed and will be included in their submission for the Feinstein challenge.  Thank you! Kindly send your donations to: 

Victory Lutheran Church,

2110 Glenwood Avenue

Youngstown, OH  44511

Attn:  Rev. Hosea Ekong, Pastor


If you have students that attend KSU (or are planning to attend KSU) or families of KSU students in your congregation, let them know that Luther House has a Sunday night service at 7:00 PM, and other activities for students like the Chat and Chow that take place on Friday evenings.  For more information about campus ministries at KSU, contact Rev. J. J. Voelker at 330.808.1244 or .

Also, Faith Lutheran Church (across the street from White Hall) has church services, education hour and monthly dinners that are open to everyone.  Contact: Jenny Strum at:  330.474.0832 

You are invited to attend the 9th Annual night of music and worship, "Redeemed - Restored - Revived" at St. Paul Lutheran Church 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM.  More info HERE 
Valley Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio will host The Art of Marriage video event on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM (dinner) to 10:00 PM and Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:00 AM (breakfast) to 3:30 PM at The Bertram Hotel & Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio.  Details HERE 
See how God is working in and through Ebenezer Ethiopian in Columbus, Ohio and how you can help through prayer and your monetary gifts.  HERE
Read the article, "How a Cell Tower is Providing for Ministry in Erlanger, KY"