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Read a Book Day

September 6 is National Read a Book Day and the Northwestern Ohio Synod staff wants to help you celebrate! We challenge you to make today the day that you finish that book that’s been sitting on your shelf for months, or to start the book that you’ve been putting off!...

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Installation Announcement: Reverend Doug Pretorius

Installation Announcement Reverend Doug Pretorius St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta, Ohio September 11, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. Dear Rostered Ministers, Lay Leaders, and Brothers & Sisters in Christ, We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30...

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Fall Gatherings and Bishop’s Bake-Off

Join us for a night of worship, fellowship, and learning at the annual NWOS Fall Gatherings! Gathering Info All Gatherings will start at 6:30 p.m. with worship, followed by the Bake-Off, and a time of learning. Bishop Daniel will kick-off the evening with...

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2019 ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants

The application for 2019 ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants is now open! Visit ELCA.org/domestichungergrants to learn more about the grants and how to apply. You are also invited to attend a webinar that will review the granting priorities and cover...

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NWOS Lutherans ‘March for Our Lives’

Caroline Guy | April 24, 2018 “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 One month ago, on March 24th, 2018, people all over the world came together to say “Never Again”...

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Affirmation of Vows

On March 27, rostered ministers from Northwest Ohio will be gathering for the annual Affirmation of Vows Chrism Mass. This special service includes the blessing of oils and a renewal of the commitment these leaders have made to serve the body of Christ. The blessing...

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Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World

Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World Trinity Lutheran Church 389 S. Shoop Ave. Wauseon, OH 43567 Sunday, October 22 6:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon will host a public viewing of the movie recently shown on pbs, "Martin Luther: The Idea...

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Sacred Threads Exhibit

The HeART Gallery in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, downtown Toledo, will host a traveling exhibit “SACRED THREADS” October 19-21. The juried exhibit of 40 fiber art pieces is a gathering of wall quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration,...

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Coordinator of Communications and Technology – Caroline Guy

The Northwestern Ohio Synod is pleased to announce Caroline Guy as our new Coordinator of Communications and Technology. Caroline Guy is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and specializations in Public...

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2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

Information for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas on June 27-July 1, 2018 is listed below. Important Dates July 15 - Financial Aid window opens July 15 - Volunteer sign-up closes September 15 - Registration Begins Early Bird - Sept. 15-Nov. 15 ($350)...

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Synod Musician Recognition Event

Church musicians are some of the busiest (and most organized) people on the planet. And while the school year is closing and summer schedules are ramping up – we are asking you to add . . . yes . . . .one more thing to your calendar! Saturday, June 10 from noon - 3:30...

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Cardinal Chorale to Perform

The 22nd edition of the Cardinal Chorale will be at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion on Monday, June 19, for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Forty-four young singers from throughout Ohio will sing here as part of a six-day tour that will include concerts in Zanesville, Lewis...

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Years of Service Recognition

Bishop Daniel Beaudoin recognized 40 “Servants of the Lord” for their years of service and commitment to their calling at an awards ceremony on May 25 for Rostered Ministers who reached a milestone of 25 years or more.  Pictures of the ceremony can be seen here.  The...

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“Great Hymns of Faith” Choral Festival

"Great Hymns of Faith" Choral Festival Michael Shirtz, conductor Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation October 29 at 4:00 PM Sandusky State Theatre Sandusky, Ohio Join in celebrating the spirit of unity and faith through singing! Registration free and...

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Reformation 500 Crawl Promotional Poster

Saturdays, July 29 & October 21 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Travel to different locations throughout our Synod to experience unique presentations celebrating 500 years of our Lutheran...

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Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. Now, in a new movie created for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, your congregation can further explore Luther and the impact of his teachings....

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Daniel G. Beaudoin elected Bishop

CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Daniel Beaudoin, Stony Ridge, was elected May 21 to a six-year term as bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly May 19-21 at the Bowen Thompson...

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