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
Cherry Street Mission
LSS Food Pantry
Canned Fruit

Contact Information

Phone 419-382-0410
Address 3636 South Detroit Avenue

Lenten Wednesday Service - 7:15 pm

Join us for soup supper at 6:15 pm.

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 - SPRING HAS ARRIVED!

News / Announcements

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Our Midweek and Holy week series this year is put together by Dr. Reed Lessing and is based on the book of Exodus.  Here is the schedule for the entire season including the Sunday’s in Lent which are not part of the series.  Soup suppers start at 6:15 and Lent services will be at 7:15 on Wednesdays.  If you have not picked up a Lenten Devotional book they will be available again this Sunday. 

MARCH 6 - ASH WEDNESDAY - Exodus 2:1-10 “God does big things with small stuff!  He does it for Israel through Moses, and he does it for us through Jesus.”

MARCH 10 - SUNDAY - Luke 4:1-13 “The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness”

MARCH 13 - LENT 1 - Exodus 3:1-14 “Change: It’s often said that the only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper! Change. That’s God’s plan for Moses. That’s also God’s plan for us!”

MARCH 17 - SUNDAY - Luke 13:31-35 “Jesus laments over the coming destruction of Jerusalem” 

MARCH 20 - LENT 2 - Exodus 14:1-29 “Stop trying and start trusting.  That’s the truth God teaches his people in Exodus 14.  And that’s the Gospel truth God teaches us as well – today!”

MARCH 24 - SUNDAY - Luke 13:1-9 “Repent or Perish” 

MARCH 27 - LENT 3 - Exodus 17:1-7 “Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink” (Ex 17:6).  When they were dying from thirst, this worked for Moses and the Israelites.  It works for us, too, today!”

MARCH 31 - SUNDAY - Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 “The Prodigal Son”

APRIL 3 - LENT 4 - Exodus 20:1-17 “When we don’t conquer coveting, coveting conquers us.  Every time!  Coveting drives a stake into every relationship we have. But don’t despair!  There is hope for us today in God’s Word.” 

APRIL 7 - SUNDAY - Luke 20:9-20 “The Parable of the wicked tenants, the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”

APRIL 10 - LENT 5 - Exodus 32:1-14 “It’s easy to get stuck in a hole.  Look at Aaron and the Israelites.  Better yet, look at us.  Best of all, look to Jesus who alone gets us out of our huge hole!”

APRIL 14 - PALM SUNDAY - Exodus 34:1-8 “Our past is behind us. God’s grace is before us.  A new beginning awaits us.  That’s the message for Israel in Exodus 34.  And that’s God’s message for us as well on this Palm Sunday weekend!”

APRIL 18 - MAUNDY THURSDAY - Exodus 24:1-11 “All too often we don’t have the right connections with the right people at the right time to accomplish all the right things. If we could just obtain access.  The good news is that through the blood of Jesus we have unlimited access!”

APRIL 19 - GOOD FRIDAY - Exodus 12:1-13 “From 1635 to 1640 a Spanish artist named Francisco de Zurbaran created a painting and called it Agnus Dei – that’s Latin for “Lamb of God.”  De Zurbaran’s masterpiece points us to the wonder and awe of Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

APRIL 21 - EASTER SUNDAY - Exodus 15:1-18 “Today’s goal is to both profess Easter and possess Easter.  Easter happened.  That’s profess.  Easter is happening to me.  That’s possess!”


As a reminder, there will not be an Easter vigil this year due to the lack of interest last year and people indicating they would rather not have it.


In our NOISY OFFERING last month, there was more than $70 in coins!  And thanks to some quiet money, I was able to send $145 to the LWML for mites.  Thank you to all!  (We’ll do it again in June!)


The next LWML events that are coming up are a Zone Rally on Saturday, May 4th at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church on Upton Ave.  The speaker is Dr. Farrukh Khan, who will speak about sharing the Gospel with Muslims in our community.

There is also a district servant event to be held in the Columbus area on May 18th, from 9:30 – 3:00 pm.  (Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.)  After a Bible study, several types of projects will be done at St. John’s in Dublin, OH.  (Needles and thread not required!) While it seems like a long drive to do a few hours of service, you will have the opportunity for fellowship with wonderful women from around the state, and with those riding together in the car!  I’d like to take several women with me.  Let me know if you’d like to come.

Copies of the latest Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly are available in the narthex.  The magazine features 18 young women who are making a difference in the LWML.  There is also an article about Y4LIFE, which is a ministry of young people who are mentoring their peers when facing unplanned pregnancies.  This is one of the projects that is supported by our mites.


Serve the Lord with Joy

Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer “.

Remember to give to missions and Time to renovate as well as your weekly offering. Also, remember the men and their wives of Laborers for Christ who helped build the new Sanctuary and did other remodeling in 2001 and 2002.  When you can, give money for Laborers for Christ to help Missouri Synod Lutheran Churches build and update their buildings.  Also, please remember to give to Good Shepherd of the Deaf.

Please pray for people with serious diseases.  Be thankful for all God’s blessings even when they try your patience.  - William and Kathleen Ewald


Saturday, Apr. 20th, 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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