Marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion for any reason, more than 240 Lutherans — adults and youth from coast to coast — gathered at the first-ever LCMS Life Conference Jan. 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel here. LCMS Life Ministries organized the Synod convention-mandated conference, [...]
More than 350 people from across the nation donned neon-green hats reading “March for Life with the LCMS,” braving snow and freezing temperatures for the national “March for Life” here Jan. 25. A record 500,000 are estimated to have participated in the annual march — in a line stretching from the National Mall to the [...]
Even below-freezing temperatures and intermittent snowfall couldn’t stop hundreds of thousands of people from joining the national “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 25. The following day, Jan. 26, many Lutherans who participated in the March for Life also continued to take part in the LCMS’ inaugural Life Conference in nearby Alexandria, Va.
Photo: The second day of the LCMS Life Conference, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, included a morning session led by LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison. Day two of the first-ever LCMS Life Conference began with a morning Matins service Saturday, Jan. 26, followed by the first session of the day led by LCMS President [...]
Photo: Lutherans pray the Lord’s Prayer outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the conclusion of the “March for Life” 2013. (LCMS/Vicki Biggs) With below-freezing temperatures and snow falling throughout the day, LCMS Lutherans and hundreds of thousands of other participants of the national “March for Life” 2013 completed their march [...]
Photo caption: Students from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, are ready for the national “March for Life.” (LCMS/Vicki Biggs) A record number of marchers – many of them Lutherans – are expected for today’s national “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., which marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. More than [...]
About 350 people attended a pre-March for Life Divine Service at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va., Friday, Jan. 25. Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison preached. “We are a people of joy over life!” Harrison told the worshipers. “Life is precious and sacred.” The service, hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church [...]
Lutherans are marking the milestone 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion by participating in the national “March for Life” and attending the first-ever Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Life Conference Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, respectively, in Washington, D.C.
Concordia Publishing House’s 2013 vacation Bible school program includes an offering opportunity for “Ready Now: Disaster Response Fund,” which enables the LCMS to respond quickly to those who are suffering in the wake of a disaster. “Ready Now” funds are used to provide food and water, and survival and shelter kits to those whose lives [...]
While Congress and insurance companies continued to crunch numbers concerning Superstorm Sandy financial assistance, congregations in the LCMS Atlantic and New Jersey Districts made Christmas a bit happier for families who lost their homes and for those still living without electricity. Volunteers visited some of the hardest-hit communities during the days before Christmas, distributing thousands [...]