It is so important for married couples to spend quality time together. That time together can build intimacy, open communication and strengthen your bond, which in turn strengthens your marriage. Yet, it is so easy for couples to get caught up in the day-to-day that they forget to spend that time with each other.

St. Paul’s Marriage Retreat was formed for married couples to get away and spend quality time with each other and strengthen their bond through educational and social opportunities. During the retreat, couples learn how to enrich their marriage through practical, interactive talks and presentations that are backed by Biblical principles. There is ample time to have fun, get to know other couples in our congregation – and learn that pastors are people too.

Marriage is the foundation of family and the foundation of the community. It is our hope that stronger marriages are contagious.

2018 St. Paul’s Marriage Retreat

November 9 – 11, 2018

Celebrating the Journey with Christ:

Bear with Each Other


Cost per Couple:

Includes includes 2 nights stay and a dinner buffet for two on Saturday night


Osthoff Resort – 101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 

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Linda Hertneky: 651-206-8497

Angie Scharnell: 920-285-1264


A hot buffet breakfast will be included on Saturday and Sunday, thanks to a generous donor!


4:00 pm

7:00 pm

9:00 pm


8:00 am 

9:15 am

12:00 pm 

1:00 pm

5:15 pm

7:00 pm


8:00 am 

9:30 am

11:30 am

Check-In (Dinner on your own)

Social Hour (optional) – cash bar

Free Time

Breakfast (on your own)

Opening Worship/First session/program

Lunch (on your own)

Free Time

Second session/program

Dinner Buffet

Breakfast (on your own)

Third session/program


 is where God joins a man and a woman into one living flesh.  What a great and mysterious blessing!

Our 2018 Biblical marriage retreat will be led by Pastor Steven Scharnell and focus on marital communication.

Couples will:

  • worship together;
  • enjoy the company of others on the journey;
  • receive teaching and resources to strengthen their marriage;
  • spend structured and free time exploring what they’re learning; and
  • have an on-site counselor available to assist.

The 2018 Biblical marriage retreat is about rejoicing in the truth and finding strength through our Lord who brought us together.

Participants must be married according to St. Paul’s Marriage Policy.