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Ohio District Congregations and Schools,

In February our congregations and schools are invited to participate in our Ohio District Hearts for Jesus Project. Each year we support a mission that is sharing the love of Christ. This year it is designated that we choose a mission inside our district to support with our prayers, writing cards/letters of encouragement, Sunday school offerings, chapel offerings, or special events to raise funds in the month of February (or whatever time frame you choose).

This year we are going to support the work of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) in Cleveland, OH. LMM is an RSO (Recognized Service Organization) of the LCMS. Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry seeks that people who are oppressed, forgotten, and hurting be empowered, valued, and healed by our unwavering commitment to addressing chronic needs, enabling people to self-sufficiency, and advocating for system change. More information can be found in the letter included in this mailing and at https://www.lutheranmetro.org/.

One of the ministries of LMM is a homeless shelter, and one of the shelter’s biggest needs are socks that can be given to people who stay at the shelter. So, in addition to collecting money through chapel services, Sunday School, etc., schools and churches are invited to collect new socks for men, women, and children that we can then give to LMM.

Thank you for your support last year as we raised over $5,000 for LeadaChild. They were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our district congregations and schools!

Please submit any funds raised this year to The Ohio District with ‘Hearts for Jesus’ in the memo line. Do not send any funds directly to LMM. We will combine all the funds collected/submitted by March 31st and present them with a check. Any funds received after the deadline will be saved to support next year’s Hearts for Jesus Project.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Creutz () or Sara Krek () in our district office. God’s blessings on your ministry!

Serving Him,

Kevin Creutz

Education Executive

LCMS Ohio District

 

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