CONGREGATIONAL NEWS & EVENTS

Ohio District LCMS

July 17, 2013
SOUTHWEST REGION

AFRICAN IMMIGRANT MINISTRY 
The Lord continues to bless Ebenezer with outreach harvest in the second quarter of 2013. 
This quarter Ebenezer has increased by 25%. By the grace of God, the reason for the increase is that the congregation used outreach conference and holiday events such as Mother's Day, Memorial Monday and the 4th of July as a venue to invite unchurched friends.
 Currently 17 new visitors are enrolled for membership. Further, what was started as Thursday evening Bible Study has now grown to a community of worship. 
Praise God!
NORTHEAST REGION
Peace Lutheran Church, 12686 Bass Lake Road in Chardon, Ohio (440) 286.1266 and Geauga County Habitat for Humanity will host "The Gift of Peace" event on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM.  Lots of fun, activities and live entertainment for the whole family.  See flyer HERE
NORTH CENTRAL REGION 
The HARP Mission was able to help the folks in Inez, KY this past school year by providing about $5,000 worth of school supplies. The need is great in Inez, as it is one of the most poverty stricken communities in the nation.
The HARP Mission, along with Hosanna Lutheran Church in Columbia Station, Ohio, invites you to join their efforts for the 2013-2014 school year to help more of the young people in Inez, KY receive the much needed supplies. Would your congregation be willing to set up a collection area and gather school supplies for this worthy cause?  Monetary donations are also welcome.  If you have questions about how you can help, please call Dianna Schmidt at 440-926-3015.  Donation Flyer HERE.  You can also go to the Ohio District website to learn more about the HARP Mission. CLICK HERE
NORTH CENTRAL REGION
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio will have their 7th Annual Car Show on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM (rain date Saturday, July 27, 2013).  Prizes, music, FREE burgers, dogs, chips and pop.  No Entry Fee!  Stop by and check it out!   FLYER