The subject line is the mission of Lutherans For Life(LFL), a national organization of dedicated Lutherans, which is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod. LFL is not subsidized by the LCMS or any other church body. It is supported entirely by individual donations and grants. LFL's vision is that every Lutheran congregation upholds the God-given value of human life and influences society to do the same. LFL believes that the Church is compelled by God's Word to speak and act on behalf of those who are vulnerable and defenseless. The crisis of our times is the repudiation of biblical truth manifested in the wanton destruction of innocent human life through legalized abortion-on-demand and the growing threat to the lives of others through legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia. Therefore, LFL, strives to give witness, from a biblical perspective, to the Church and society on these and other related issues such as chastity, post abortion healing, and family living.
This organization offers ample opportunity and support for Lutherans who want to witness, serve, educate or encourage others to protect the sancitity of Life based on the Word of God.
In the February Newsletter, Pastor Shaltanis mentioned Lutherans For Life as a potential advocacy group that we at Lord of Life Lutheran Church might want to become more involved with. Pastor stated that by our very name, we proclaim that our Lord Jesus Christ is indeed the Lord of Life and how fitting it would be if we would take a more concerned effort to advocate FOR life. Kathy Wilde, myself, and others have indicated an interest in developing a support group at LOL which would promote the sanctity of life through God's Word, and insofar, as this interest grows, developing a LFL Life Team at LOL. If you have an interest in being a member in support of this effort, let Pastor or one of us know.
Jesus said," I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10)(ESV) We pray that we continue to believe that every human life from conception to natural death regardless of physical or mental challenges or condition of dependence is precious in God's sight. Amen.
Dave Peters Board of Elders