Save the dates for Concordia's VBS, June 24-28, 8:45 am - 11:30 am.

Worship Times - Summer Hours

8:30 am 
Traditional Worship
9:45 am 
Blended Worship
2:00 pm 
Chinese Ministry

Communion - 1st and 3rd Sunday


Special Missions
Lutheran Homes Society
LSS Food Pantry
Canned Vegetables

Contact Information

Phone 419-382-0410
Address 3636 South Detroit Avenue

Join us for Worship this Sunday!

Summer Hours start 6/2

Pastor's Message - May Message

News / Announcements

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            We want to congratulate our own Donica Kline on her coming May 10th 2019 graduation from the University of Southern California.  Donica will receive her Master’s degree in Social Work.  We commend her for her commitment and her work over the last couple of years to earn this degree. 


Spring Rally - With a theme of ‘Go! Teach! Baptize! All Nations,’ the spring rally will be held on Saturday, May 4th at St. Philip Lutheran Church.  The location is 3002 Upton Ave, near Central.  Our speaker will be Rev. Dr. Farrukh Khan, who is director of Development for POBLO International Ministries.  POBLO’s main effort is in reaching Muslims to teach them about Jesus’ love for them.

The time frame for the rally is 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Breakfast items will be available.  An offering will be taken for Mites.  If you would like to contribute something to the ministry with the Muslim people, a collection of the following items is being taken:  copy paper, paper towels, disposable plates and bowls, writing pads, file folders, and gift cards.

Servant Event Day in Columbus - On Saturday, May 18th women from around the Ohio District will gather in Columbus for a District Servant Day.  It will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dublin, OH from 10 am to 3 pm.    There will be a Bible study and several different projects to work on.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  I am willing to drive there if I would have a passenger or two.  Do you need a day away?  A spring-time drive?  Good Christian company?  Maybe this is just what you need! – Vivian Nelson


The Stewardship Board continues to look for and pray for more members.  Kathy and I enjoy doing the work of the Board but we would welcome others to join us.

We know that being a servant is written about in Ephesians 2:10 (God has planned for you to do good works) and Philippians 2:5-11 (Jesus came to us in the form of a servant).  In Romans

12:1-2, it is written about doing the will of God.  We know now we are precious to God (Psalm 116:15).  We know from Psalm 67 that He loves us, has mercy on us and blesses us on our work and life.

Remember to pray for others, give as you are blessed to give and help others as you are able.

John 10:11 (I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.) – Bill & Kathy Ewald


Spring is here and so is the annual quilt show in Archbold, Ohio.  Although we do not have a quilt entered, we are still excited to see the hundreds of quilts in all colors and patterns.

We continue to quilt on Karen Rupp’s very large quilt.  I love the colors and pattern; it reminds me of a spring garden. 

We need quilts to work on.  Let me know if you have one for us.

This is also the time many of us do spring cleaning in our homes and yards.  If you have a quilt and are thinking it needs a cleaning, please ask about the right way to do it.  Sometimes it is better to just leave it as it is.  Red dyes on older quilts can bleed and ruin your quilt.  There is a special soap just for cleaning quilts.  If you have any questions, just ask me and I’ll get you an answer. See you around the frame – Kathy Ewald, Quilt Circle Chairman


Saturday, May. 18th, 8-9:30 am - Our Men’s Group will meet again the third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. for donuts and coffee and short study.  This will be followed by an hour of working on maintenance of the church. 



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