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Friday September 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT
Saturday September 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Friday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm (doors open at 4pm) Premium registration reception follows.

Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (doors open at 8:30am) Childcare available.


St. Paul Lutheran Church, Valley City, Ohio
1377 Lester Rd.
Valley City, OH 44280

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St. Paul Lutheran Church is a Confessional Lutheran Church at work for Christ within the Valley City area meeting the spiritual needs of its members today, even while challenging them to address the needs of tomorrow’s Church. 

Founded in 1846, St. Paul is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Learn more about St. Paul at and the LCMS at


Rev. Philip Zielinski 
St. Paul Lutheran Church 
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Generations: God's Grace in Every Age
A retreat for all women (age 10-100+). 

Come together with your sisters in Christ from all generations!

Friday night will kick things off with worship and presentations. On Saturday, we'll continue to see God's grace at every stage of life. Lunch is included and childcare is available on Saturday.

$5 General Registration (includes all sessions on Friday and Saturday, & lunch on Saturday)

$30 Premium Registration (also includes reserved seating and Friday night meet and greet with presenters after the sessions)


From one generation to the next, God’s grace has always been there for you. Can you strengthen the faith of the up-and-coming generations with how God has sustained you? With your enthusiasm and energy, can you encourage and inspire the generations who have given so much in service to the Gospel? Our life together as God’s people is richest when all generations come together around His gifts.

Join us as special guests Adriane Heins, Katie Schuermann, and Rev. Philip Zielinski will lead sessions including: “Pew Sisters: Servants of Mercy,” “Confessions (and Absolutions) of a Former Bachelorette: Surviving Singlehood,” and “Surrounded by Beauty: Fathers and Daughters”

Free childcare is available on Saturday for registrants. Kids will receive lunch and two snacks, and enjoy games, crafts, songs and activities.


About the Presenters:

Author Katie Schuermann is a baptized child of God, pastor's wife, godmother, daughter, sister, aunt, first soprano, tree climber, bread baker, raspberry picker, herb gardener, and daydreamer. She also is the author of He Remembers the Barren (LL, 2011), Pew Sisters (CPH 2013), House of Living Stones (CPH, 2014), and The Choir Immortal (CPH, 2015).


Adriane Heins
Born and raised in Marcus, IA, Adriane is a Lutheran, wife, editor, and author who loves Sinatra, bacon, and high heels. Adriane has served as Associate Executive Director for Strategic Communications for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod before marrying her husband, Chris, a dairy farmer in Missouri. She now works deployed as Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness from a cheery office overlooking eighty Holstein heifers. 

 Adriane’s work has appeared in Portals of PrayerThe ReporterModern Reformation, and the third edition of Women Pastors by CPH.

Rev. Philip Zielinski serves as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Valley City, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. He holds degrees from Concordia University Chicago and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In service to the Church, Rev. Zielinski has made two trips to Liberia, West Africa, to provide pastoral training workshops in the rural areas of the country. He has written and presented for Higher Things, The Lutheran Witness, and the Cranach Institute’s 2012 conference “In the Image of God: A Christian Vision for Love and Marriage.” This fall he will be part of a panel exploring the ethics of embryo adoption and presenting at the Infertility Ethics Symposium at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In addition to the joy of serving God’s people, he enjoys spending time with his family, homesteading, and tinkering with gadgets of all sorts.