2019 Spring Federation Seminar

Annual Federation Seminar

March 30, 2019 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Grace Lutheran Church

3628 Boudinot Ave, Cincinnati, OH

"Hope If Your Heart Is Breaking" (based on the Book of Job)

Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing

For additional information contact:

Robert Mercer at: rmercer@zoomtown.com


Registration 8:45 –9:15 am

Seminar 9:30 –10:30 am

Break 10:30 –11:00 am

Seminar 11:00 –12:15

Robert Reed Lessing was ordained in 1986. He received his M.Div., S.T.M., & Ph.D. from Concordia Seminary. In 1999 he was installed as assistant professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary. In 2005 he became an associate professor. In 2007 he became the director of the seminary’s graduate school. In 2010 he became Professor of Exegetical Theology. In 2013 he returned to parish ministry as senior pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He has taught courses on books in the Old Testament, Hebrew, Homiletics, Biblical Hermeneutics, & Preaching. He has published five books and written over 20 articles for religious journals.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Your Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2018 will expire March 31, 2019.  If you have not already designated them for 2018, please consider Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Florence, KY .  At present, we monitor all funds coming into our designated Thrivent Money account and use this for special projects around our church and sometimes use the money for “grants” for those that might need some assistance in going on a church field trip or Youth gathering. We have several sanctuary items also that were purchased with the past Thrivent Choice Dollars. If you need assistance in donating funds please call:

Thrivent at 800-847-4836 and say “Choice Dollars” –it take about 3 minutes to have the Thrivent Representative assist you or you may log on to

www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice, and when prompted enter Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Florence, KY—please make sure to check the correct Good Shepherd Church.  Thank you for all of your kind donations to GSLC.  

Your Thrivent Advocate,

Tammy Woolley

LWML Servant Event 01/26/19


"Precious Baby Hearts Project"

Saturday, January 26

Friends and guests are always welcome at the LWML events, especially this one! The servant event planned for Saturday, January 26 will be to help with the Baby Angel Gowns & Wraps program at St. Mark’s Lutheran. All supplies will be provided to complete heart mementos given to parents. Before starting the work, the Baby Angel Gowns and Wraps Committee will show what they have made and explain how the program works, especially how they connect with the hospitals. The morning will start at 9:00 with breakfast, followed by the servant event.

President Nicole Dowdell will also share with us an activity called "Discovering how similar our differences are." We will learn about how observant or nonobservant we really are, and why it’s important when we engage with our Christian sisters. She participated in this activity at the recent AOL (Assembly of Leader) training in St Louis. For this to work the best, it is important to bring along lots of friends or guests!

Last will be the Cincinnati Zone’s Executive Board meeting and designated representatives from the churches need to stay, but all interested women are welcome also. Future planning will be discussed, as well as news from the Ohio District.

It will be a morning filled with laughter and sighs, and different ways we count our blessings. Mark your own calendar now, so you have the date free to attend this LWML event. In case of crummy weather, the snow date will be February 9.