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St. Paul – Chaplain Partnership 7th annual Brew Fest-October 14th

CHAPLAIN PARTNERSHIP – 7th annual Brew Fest will be on Wednesday October 14th from 6 to 9pm held at the Market Garden Brewery, 1947 West 25th St., Cleveland. 

Note: There is an error on the "Newsletter" calendar. The correct date is October 14th.

Generations: God’s Grace in Every Age


“Generations: God’s Grace in Every Age” A retreat for all women (age 10-100+).

Friday & Saturday, September 18-19. 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.


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 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

St. Paul September 2015 Newsletter

St. Paul Lutheran, Valley City, Ohio

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St. Paul – Bible Class July 19th 8:00 am

Just a reminder, Pastor Zielinski will begin his 5 week bible class on Sunday July 19th at 8:00 am.
St. Paul Lutheran, Valley City, Ohio

Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a landmark decision in several cases, the result of which is the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex unions.
While this decision becomes the law of the land, it does not change the true estate of marriage as instituted by God in the garden of Eden and upheld throughout scripture, by the very words of Jesus, and the natural law of creation seen throughout the world.
The implications for this ruling for organizations, in particular churches like St. Paul, are yet unknown. Whatever challenges we may face in the future as we stand firmly upon God’s Word, we will face them with the certain and unwavering confidence that God is the Lord of Heaven and Earth and we shall obey God rather than man (Acts 5:29).
Even as we stand firmly upon the Word of God, we will reach out in care and compassion to all who are impacted by same-sex attraction. There are individuals whose faith clings to God’s Word even as they wrestle with the temptations of being attracted to their same sex. There are members of our families, congregations, and communities who are searching for how best to love our neighbors who are homosexuals. We serve all people best by extending to them the same holy words of God’s Law and Gospel by which we ourselves are convicted of our sins and by which we are comforted by the full and free forgiveness from God. 
We will engage a Bible Study series later this summer in which we will explore God’s Word on marriage and how we can respond in faith to the changing landscape of marriage in our country.
Sundays, 8:00am – 9:00am
July 19
August 2, 16, 23, 30
(the schedule is a little chopped up based on summer travel, but do mark your calendars)
Included here are several links to statements made in the wake of the SCOTUS decision, including from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod president, Matthew Harrision; the two seminaries of the LCMS; a resolution passed by our LCMS Ohio District; and from Doxology, an organization helping pastors and congregations extend spiritual care to all people in all situations. I pray you will find them helpful and enlightening.

LCMS Synod President response to SCOTUS marriage ruling 



St. Paul Lutheran Church
1377 Lester Rd.
Valley City, OH 44280
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Mondays, 7:00pm
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