Congregational News & Events Newsletter
Ohio District LCMS
June 15, 2013
In This Issue
Southeast Region
Northwest Region
Southwest Region
Outreach Ministry
Submitted by Rev. Gerald Matzke
Zion Lutheran Church
Painesville, Ohio

Dual-Keyboard electric Wurlitzer organ with sound variation and one-octave pedal system.
Please contact Lynda Bedenko at 440.352.7964 or 
via e-mail at:


Servant Event in Caldwell, Ohio
June 16-21, 2013

Parenting Seminar
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Kettering, OH
June 28, 2013
Details HERE
Give Now
This new area on the Ohio District website gives you a new way to generously support the ministries of your Ohio District. You can give now as an individual or through congregational mission support.  Click on the "Give Now" tab and you will be directed to the area designated for making your gift to the Ohio District through PayPal or CLICK HERE to be taken directly to our website. The various ministries and missions throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Northern Kentucky rely on your support. Thank you!


St. John Lutheran Church-Dublin, Ohio

has several VBS programs that were used in the past and are no longer needed.  Most all of the kit materials from each VBS program are included, and are available for FREE.  If your congregation can use them or if you feel a certain group would benefit from them (mission congregation or to take on a mission trip), please contact Kimber Richard at 614-889-2284 or via e-mail at:  .

If interested, you will need to make arrangements for shipping or pick-up.  The VBS programs that are available are:  

  • Lava Lava Island (Group, 2004)
  • Serengeti Trek (Group, 2005)
  • Beach Party (Cokesbury, 2007)
  • Holy Land Adventure (Group, 2010)
  • Big Jungle Adventure (CPH, 2011)
  • Operation Overboard (Cokesbury, 2012)
Emmaus Lutheran Church-Wauseon, Ohio
A Family Wellness Seminar will be offered at Emmaus-Wauseon and is geared toward helping parents and children ages 10 and up learn communication skills to help them create a health family atmosphere. The seminar runs June 16-20, from 6:00-8:00 PM.  For specific details about the program and to register, CLICK HERE
Rev. Charles St-Onge
LCMS Ethnic Mission Developer, spent time at Messiah Lutheran Church in Middletown, Ohio and his wife grew up in that congregation.  Rev. St-Onge received an overseas mission call and will soon be locating to the Ohio District while developing a support network and connections for his work.  Read More  HERE, especially if you would like to to chat with him about preaching at your congregation, for Bible classes or for a presentation.  His home page is:  
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: It features the beloved Cowboy Montana (aka George "Hap" Halter), of Faith Lutheran Church in Avon, Ohio, in the new show "Something's Happening" 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.