CONGREGATIONAL NEWS & EVENTS
LCMS Ohio District
July 11, 2017
NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Mark your calendar for Hope Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio  Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Chenoweth Golf Course.  Read more HERE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIBLE RELATED TRAVEL .  Former District President David Buegler is the new regional Director of Travel Ministry for Educational Opportunities. This is the largest faith-based travel agency in the country.  Hundreds of travel opportunities are available for the Holy Land, Journey's of Paul, Reformation heritage, OBERAMERGAU 2020 and many more.  For information on how to become a Travel Host and make this a part of your congregation's ministry, contact Dr. Buegler at (440) 281-7942 or .

Royal Redeemer Lutheran School in North Royalton, Ohio is seeking Christ-centered, caring, and experienced candidates for a part-time school office position, substitute teachers, and a part-time student supervisor. Please e-mail resume to Principal Heidi Malone at:

St. Thomas Lutheran ECC in Rocky River, Ohio is currently looking for a Before/After Care Program Assistant for our School Age Child Care Program.  This person will serve as caretaker for children in the SACC program and assist the program team leader in planning and directing the program and environment. Individual must be at least 18 years old, and have at least a High School Diploma or equivalent.  Some experience in working with school age children on a professional or voluntary level needed.  500 hours of related experience preferred.
The individual must be sensitive and mature, and able to relate to both children and adults; be in good health, honest, dependable, resourceful, organized, a good communicator; capable of managing a group of school age children; and genuinely love children.  Must participate in regular attendance at home church worship services, Holy Communion, and other congregational activities. S end resumes to:  

NORTHEAST REGION

Luther Memorial School in Cleveland, Ohio is having a Great Start Summer Picnic on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Lakewood Park.  Get more details HERE

The Rev. Adam Sorenson was installed as Sole Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby, Ohio on Sunday, July 2, 2017.




Candidate Steven Hackmann was ordained into the office of the Holy Ministry on Saturday, June 23rd at Messiah-Green Hills. Rev. Hackmann was installed at Shore Haven Lutheran Church in Euclid, Ohio on Sunday, July 9, 2017.  Rev. Hackmann previously served in the Ohio District as a Director of Christian Education.

NORTHWEST REGION

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Antwerp, Ohio has been celebrating a 50/500 in their congregation. The church is celebrating 50 years of ministry in their present location on September 17th  and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in October.
Mt. Calvary was founded in 1939 above a storefront.  The present building was completed in 1967. A re-dedication service and fellowship meal will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM.  The Kantorei from Concordia Seminary-Fort Wayne will provide special music and one of the congregation's sons, Rev. Aaron West, will participate in the service. Rev. Derek Evans is Pastor of Mt. Calvary.
In the past year, the congregation has enjoyed special musical guests from Concordia HS and Concordia in Ann Arbor as well as the Lutheran Men of Song; a video series on Martin Luther and children's lessons and VBS on the Reformation. A family-oriented Reformation Party will be in October. See their Facebook page or call 419.268.6505 for more information.

SOUTHWEST REGION

On the last two days of VBS, Rev. Rich Tursic, Pastor of Risen Christ-Springfield, baptized 15 students and siblings, (all but 1) during the closing program at which many parents were present. What a movement of the Spirit! The kids were the ones clamoring to receive that gift of God's grace!


Risen Christ Lutheran School in Springfield, Ohio is in need of an early childhood and a middle grade teacher. Please contact Principal Becky Reid at:  937-323-3688  ext. 16 or e-mail:  .

Bethlehem Lutheran School in Fairborn, Ohio is looking for all interested individuals for the positions of Kindergarten teacher, 2nd grade teacher, and a part-time Physical Education teacher.  Please contact Principal Beth Landon at 937-878-7050 or for more information.