CONGREGATIONAL NEWS & EVENTS
LCMS Ohio District
April 10, 2017
SOUTHEAST REGION

Living Word Lutheran Church in Galena, Ohio received an Outreach Seed Grant to fund a 6th Grade through College Age girls retreat. How could your Ohio District church use one of these $300 grants?  Read about this event  HERE  Get information about Outreach Seed Grants  HERE

Mark your calendar for  Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM.    A Free Concert will be given by The Garms Family, Minnesota's Family of Southern Gospel Music at  Bethany Lutheran Church, 1000 Noe-Bixby Road in Columbus, Ohio .  For more information,
Look for more information on other upcoming events at Bethany-Columbus which include:  "Wednesday Nights at the Movies" (June 7-Aug 23) and a Special VBS for kids 5-10 (July 12, 19, 26).  

SOUTHWEST REGION

The Southwest Regional Pastors' Conference will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM. Dr. Andrew Das will speak at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5849 Buckwheat Road in Milford, Ohio.
In association with the Federation of Lutheran Church of Cincinnati,  Dr. Andrew Das will discuss the topic of Infant Baptism - "Before, During and After the Time of Christ."  Read more HERE
NORTH CENTRAL REGION

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1377 Lester Road, Valley City, Ohio will have their Annual Swiss Steak Dinner on   April 22, 2017 from  4:30-6:30 PM fe aturing a steak dinner with all the trimmings, country sweet and sour slaw and desserts.  Tickets:  Adults $13, Children $6.  Take-out is available.  Contact the church office with any questions at: 
330-483-3883.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Preschool in Hudson, Ohio, is currently seeking a Pre-K teacher and Pre-K assistant teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  Candidates must have a college degree; education, preferred.  Interested candidates should contact Megan Polak at or 330-650-6550 ext.18 .

Are you struggling with sharing your faith? Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM as St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 21211 Detroit Road in Rocky River, Ohio will host Lutheran Hour Ministries MU 101: Equipping to Share: Everyday Evangelism.
A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided. Registration is FREE and online HERE  . All ages, and especially families will benefit from this presentation.  A free will offering will be taken. Questions? Call the church office at:  440-331-2680 or e-mail: 

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Road in Brunswick, Ohio is holding a FREE "God With Us" concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM.  A free will offering will be taken to benefit The Oaks Family Care Center.  Contact the church office with questions at:  330.225.3110

NORTHEAST REGION

On  Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM  Trinity Lutheran Church, 37728 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio will host Lutheran Hour Ministries' MU-202/301: "Equipping to Share: A Culture of Outreach".
Learn to assess your congregational environment and identify specific outreach opportunities that will connect you with your community. Learn how to compassionately share Jesus Christ in today's pluralistic anything-goes culture.  Participants will examine the secular culture that defines present-day North America and how the church is often perceived as irrelevant.  They will identify specific ways their congregation can build a culture of outreach that identifies and address the needs in their community, and explore ways to turn conversations to the Gospel.  Finally, participants will explore ways the congregation can encourage worship and discipleship inside and outside of the church building. This FREE WORKSHOP includes a continental breakfast at 8:30 AM as well as a luncheon for participants.
Register online  HERE  or call Trinity-Willoughby to register at: 440-942-7766