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SAM Information

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Candidacy

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Bishop's Writings

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Call Process

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Year End Ask

Imagining Renewal Microgrants

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Rostered Ministers Gathering 2024

Stories That Shape Us

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for the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World

2024 NWOS Assembly

June 1, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling Green

Diakonia

Preparing people to be the Church of Tomorrow

Northwestern Ohio Synod

Welcome to the website for the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are 161 churches journeying together: strengthening, challenging and supporting one another as God leads us in living God’s mission with each other and the wo

Beacon of Hope

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

 -Matthew 5:14-16 NIV

“In Northwestern Ohio there are 1.5 million people who live in 24 counties. They are God’s people so they are our parishioners.”

~Bishop Daniel Beaudoin

One Body, Many Members

"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body...." "But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to...

A Time to Rest Bible Study

Welcome to 2024: The Year of Rest. Our focus this year is to receive and practice God's sacred gift of rest. To help us discover what rest means and how we might embody it we offer up this seven-session Bible study. Guided by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, this study...

Year of Rest

As we prepare for the new year, we invite you into 2024: The Year of Rest. Time and time again God calls us into rest through scripture. We read stories of Jesus retreating into the hills, journeys being paused, and creation being celebrated with rest.  So what...

Imagining Renewal Microgrants

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert,” Isaiah 43:19 2023 is the Year of Story, and some of the best stories from across Northwest Ohio have their genesis in the Imagining...

Welcome to the website for the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are 161 churches journeying together: strengthening, challenging and supporting one another as God leads us in living God’s mission with each other and the world.