Life Ministry

Resources available for 2016 ‘Life Sunday’

Resources from LCMS Life Ministry and Lutherans For Life may be used for the Jan. 17 “Life Sunday” observance or any Sunday a congregation chooses.

Fort Wayne symposium clarifies ethics of infertility

The Infertility Ethics Symposium, sponsored by LCMS Life and Health Ministries, is held Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary.

Audio: 2015 Infertility Ethics Symposium

LCMS Life Ministry’s second-annual Infertility Ethics Symposium was held on Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Are the unborn human?

How do we contend for life in a pro-choice world?

Ultrasound Curriculum’s Popularity Grows

LCMS Life Ministry’s free ultrasound curriculum is being sought after not only within the LCMS but also among non-LCMS faith communities across the country.

January events give Lutherans opportunity to stand up for life

The four events in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., offer opportunities to uphold the sanctity of human life.

Great Sinners

You can embrace a sobbing friend who is still grieving over the loss of her child, even years later, and comfort her with the loving forgiveness of Jesus. Tell her that Jesus died for her. Tell her that her sin cannot overcome the mercy of a God who came into our slaughter-darkened world to be slaughtered for her. Christ calls and embraces with blood-bought forgiveness great sinners, great sinners like us.

2015 State of the Synod

God help us. He does, and He will. End times? Yes, indeed. “God is faithful,” as the apostle says (1 Cor. 1:9). And this faith in Christ is “a living, busy, active, mighty thing.”

KFUO Audio: Interview with Stephanie Neugebauer, director, LCMS Life and Health Ministries

World Lutheran News Digest host Kip Allen talked with Stephanie Neugebauer, the new director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, on Oct. 17 on Worldwide KFUO Radio.

BNM presenters emphasize ‘good moment’ for LCMS

At the Sept. 9-10 meeting in the St. Louis, the LCMS Board for National Mission continues its policy work, hears from numerous speakers and takes several actions.

Official Joint Statement: Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri Synod Lutherans stand against sale of baby parts

The LCMS and the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis released a joint statement Oct. 6 denouncing Planned Parenthood’s purported harvesting of organs from aborted babies for medical research.

Memorial Service Sermon for Dr. Maggie Karner

‘Hidden with Christ in God, the life of the crucified and risen Lord was made manifest in Maggie’s life.’

Dr. Maggie Karner — voice for life, mercy, religious freedom — dies

A funeral for Karner, 52, is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bristol, Conn.

ONM’s Day releases statement on Maggie Karner

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, recalls the gifts of the late Dr. Maggie Karner.

Notes for Life Newsletter – Fall 2015

In the Fall 2015 issue of Notes for Life, LCMS Life Ministry discusses the value of unborn human life in light of the recent Planned Parenthood videos released to the media.

Neugebauer to succeed Karner in Life, Health Ministries post

Stephanie Neugebauer of St. Louis will begin serving Sept. 21 as director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries. She succeeds Dr. Maggie Karner of Bristol, Conn.