Congregational News & Events
August 1, 2013
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 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 (checks payable to HARP Mission).  Contact: Dianne Schmidt at 440-926-3015.

Please collect supplies by Sunday, August 25, 2013 and take them to the Ohio District office no later than Monday, August 26, 2013. Rev. Gary Richard (Hosanna) will pick up all supplies on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.  

For more information about HARP Mission or resources to use, go to the Ohio District website:, and click on Resources or search for HARP Mission. BULLETIN INSERT

Read this story - it will give you encouragement on "why you should mission".  From Tallmadge Lutheran Church in Tallmadge, Ohio.  CLICK HERE 

Let's "Fill the Bus!"  We have a few spots left for the DAY trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY (near Cincinnati) on September 28, 2013!  We will leave Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Parma, OH at 5:30 AM and return at 10:00 PM  Cost for both transportation & museum:  Adults (13-59): $65; Seniors (60+):$60; Children (5-12): $55; Children (under 5): $45.  If you would like to join us, please contact Kathy Green at 440-845-2230 or  by August 19, 2013.  Money is due by September 1, 2013.  Make checks payable to Bethlehem  Lutheran Church. 

Mark your calendar for The Annual Conference on the Augsburg Confession will be held October 11-12, 2013 at
Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Marion OH. Featured speakers include The Rev. Dr. William Weinrich of Concordia Theological Seminary-Ft. Wayne, The Rev. Dean Kavouras, and The Rev. John Rutz.  Registration information may be found at the church website:
Also look for the Facebook group "Annual Conference on the Augsburg Confession." Laymen and clergy are invited to attend to share celebrating our Lutheran heritage. Lunch and refreshments provided. 
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Christ Clubhouse Channel

is a children's streaming TV station produced by former St. Paul-Westlake member Kristen Collier (now at St. John-Grand Haven, MI), and husband Kevin, 

an award-winning author

/illustrator of 200+ books and for shows on several networks

http://christclubhouse.b It features the beloved  Cowboy Montana (aka George "Hap" Halter), 

of Faith Lutheran Church in Avon, OH, in the new show "Something's  Happening:"

 http://cowboymontanatv.b With puppet shows, animation, storybook videos, music and ministry, Christ Clubhouse seeks to glorify the Lord and lead hearts young and old to Him. Please pray for this new station.  

Read More HERE




ROC Cleveland
Regional Outreach Conference hosted by Lutheran Hour Ministries is August 9-10 at the Holiday Inn-Westlake Registration deadline: August 6, 2013. 
Go to:  or call 1-800-876-9880
There will not be a Congregational News & Notes newsletter published on August 15, 2013.  
The newsletter will resume on September 1, 2013.