Worship Times

8:30 am 
Traditional Worship
9:30 am 
 Sun. Sunday School
10:45 am 
Blended Worship
2:00 pm 
Chinese Ministry

Communion - 1st and 3rd Sunday


Special Missions
Lutheran Social Services
LSS Food Pantry
Soup and Saltines

Contact Information

Phone 419-382-0410
Address 3636 South Detroit Avenue

Join us for Worship this Sunday!

8:30 am Traditional Worship Service

9: 30 am Sunday School, Confirmation, and Adult Bible Study

10:45 am Blended Worship Service


Pastor's Message - REALLY PHIL?

News / Announcements

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Saturday, Feb. 16th, 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. 


Saturday, Feb. 16th, 6-8 pm - Join us for Game Night with fun for all ages!  There will be games available, but you are welcome and encouraged to bring you own.  Please bring a snack to share.


The 2019 flower chart is hanging in the Narthex.  There still are many open dates. Please take time to sign up for days that are meaningful to you and your family.  The cost is $20 each Sunday.



This is the theme for the LWML spring retreat this year.  It will be held on Saturday March 23, at Ohio Living Swan Creek from 9:00 to 2:30.  For now, just mark your calendar!  The speaker will be Elaine Bickel, who is a very inspiring speaker with a great sense of humor.  I have heard her at both national and Ohio District conventions and I believe you will not be disappointed.  The registration will be $20 and will include breakfast rolls and lunch.  A poster is on the board in the narthex, and registration forms will be available in a couple of weeks.


Keep on filling your mite boxes, or start thinking about writing a check to support LWML mission projects.  We will have a NOISY OFFERING in March in order to send our support before the LWML financial year ends.  You can see the lists and pictures of mission projects by going online to or  (Ohio mission funds this biennium go to orphans in Haiti, seminarians, children in Cincinnati, military veterans, a missionary to Muslims, and others…).


“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity,” (love)”

I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” It is a new year and a new month and as January 30, 2019 Portals of Prayer reminds us, Christ paid for our salvation but in Matthew 17:24-27, He reminds Peter and us, there is still work (Stewardship) to do.

The Stewardship Committee will continue to be encouraging and educating you to be the best possible steward that you can be.  Just as God pushed Jonah in Jonah 1-3; we all need to be pushed to do what God wants us to do. “O Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” Psalm 106:1

William and Kathleen Ewald – Stewardship Chairpersons


 Happy Anniversary!  The quilt circle has been stitching on quilts 28 years.  Lots of quilts have passed through our hands.  Lots of people now have a quilt to treasure whether it was old and made by a beloved family member or recently put together. Quilts are a treasure box of memories.

Did you know that some quilts made around Civil War time were made with clothes that instead of being discarded were turned into quilts? Usually no batting was used.  (That is the middle layer that gives the quilt warmth and body.) Material fabric was hard to come by and very expensive so old clothes of any type was used. Today the preferred fabric is cotton for its durability and variety of colors.

Back in the day even feed sacks were used.  When the companies that made the feed sacks heard how people were using them for quilts and clothing, they started to print them in a variety of patterns and colors. Bill and I saw a quilt made entirely of feed sacks at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  It was beautiful.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a quilt and would like to display it in your home, remember to keep it out of direct sunlight. The sun will fade the colors and could cause sun rot – that’s when fabrics break down and fall apart. If you’re folding a quilt to put on the back of a chair or sofa, remember to unfold and refold the quilt so you don’t have creases which will break the fabric fibers.  At the National Quilt Museum they roll the quilts instead of folding them.

We quilt every Tuesday at Concordia 9:30-11:30 a.m.  You’re welcome to stop by at that time to see us quilt, and we could even show you how to put in a stitch or two.

See you around the frame!  Mrs. Kathy Ewald, Quilt Circle Chairman


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