NWOS News

2020 Synod Assembly Postponed

In light of the current health crisis and at the recommendation of ELCA Churchwide, the Northwestern Ohio Synod Council has decided to postpone this year’s Synod Assembly until 2021. There will be no assembly held this June.  Synod Council prayerfully and thoughtfully...

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COVID-19: How Do We Respond?

With the current spreading of COVID-19, it is important to do our best to be a non-anxious presence in our communities through prayer, scripture, and conversation. It is also important to do our part in keeping ourselves and those around us safe. The Northwestern Ohio...

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Leading the Mission: A Day of Discipleship

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling GreenMarch 19, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Cost: $20 (walk-ins welcome)Lunch is available at a number of local restaurants. During this Day of Discipleship, we will explore how to "Lead the Mission" and “Make Disciples”. This shift...

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NWOS Staffing Announcement: Director for Community Engagement

The Northwestern Ohio Synod Office is pleased to announce that Pastor Sarah Schaaf has been called to serve as the Director for Community Engagement /Director for Evangelical Mission in the Northwestern Ohio Synod (NWOS) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America...

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Welcome to the Year of Mission

Our focus this year will be on the Mission of God. God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church. In Scripture, we encounter the Triune God working to restore and renew all things. The Bible begins with creation and ends with the promise of a new creation. The...

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The Book of Acts: Participating in God’s Mission Bible Study

Dear Friends in Christ, Welcome to 2020: The Year of Mission. Our focus this year will be on the Mission of God. God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church. In Scripture, we encounter the Triune God working to restore and renew all things. The Bible begins with...

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Sanctuary Church Body: What does this mean for us today?

Dear Friends in Christ, When I was growing up, our neighbor to the south was Mr. Hans Christian Seng. He and his wife Mary operated a “mom and pop greenhouse”. They regularly brought us tomato and cucumber “starts” for our garden. After Mary died, and Hans grew older,...

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The Sermon on the Mount Bible Study

The Sermon on the Mount: A Call to DiscipleshipDear friends in Christ,Welcome to 2019: The Year of Scripture. Our focus this year will be on God’s gift of Sacred Scripture. The Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God.  Inspired by the Holy...

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NWOS 2019 Theologian in Residence

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Northwestern Ohio Synod Theologian in Residence is Kate Philabaum! Kate is a retired music and drama teacher, who is now the Director of the HeArt Gallery at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Toledo, as well as a fiber artist,...

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2019 Year of Scripture Sneak Peek

2019 will be the Year of Scripture in the Northwestern Ohio Synod. What follows is a quick outline of Coming Attractions. The Year of Scripture will have a 3-fold focus: Bible Reading as a daily discipline and habit Bible Reflection to help us become fluent in the...

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Give Thanks and Celebrate

Dear Friends in Christ, “They offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. The joy of Jerusalem was heard far away” (Nehemiah 12:43). At the end of the Book of Nehemiah, the people...

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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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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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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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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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