Life Week 2024 • January 14-20

You are personally invited to join with us in celebrating under the theme “Just as … I AM”

Daily Themes
  • Sunday – Just as … I AM From Fertilization to Forever (A Gospel-Motivated Foundation)
  • Monday – Just as … I AM In Terminal Diagnosis
  • Tuesday – Just as … I AM Surviving and Thriving
  • Wednesday – Just as … I AM In Surprise Pregnancy
  • Thursday – Just as … I AM with Courage and Compassion
  • Friday – Just as … I AM as Male or Female
  • Saturday – Just as … I AM for Blessing and Service

Available now for Life Week 2024:

  • Activity Sheets (scroll down)
  • Competitions
  • Devotions
  • Fact Sheets
  • Life Sunday Resources
  • Giveaways
  • Videos
  • Zoom Presentations (scroll down)

Each themed day of Life Week 2024 explores a distinct aspect of life ministry through local activities, online educational events, and interviews. Now is the time to get your congregation energized and anticipating the opportunities that Life Week 2024 provides. Build excitement For Life in your home, church, school, and community!

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Frontline Zoom Call – Preparing for Life Week 2024

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Life Week 2024

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Friday, January 19, 2024

Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Videos from Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024

Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024 – Opening Devotion – Rev. Trevor Sutton

Recorded January 18, 2024.

Rev. A. Trevor Sutton is senior pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church, a multi-campus congregation with locations in downtown Lansing and Meridian Township, Michigan. Sutton began his path toward ministry with a soccer scholarship to play at CUAA. At CUAA, Sutton earned an English degree (2008), served as captain of the soccer team, and was a proud resident of Hannah dorm. Sutton went on to earn an M.Div. degree from Concordia Seminary (2012) and an MA degree (Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing, 2017) from Michigan State University, and recently completed a Ph.D. at Concordia Seminary.

Rev. Sutton has written several books including “Redeeming Technology” (co-authored with Dr. Brian Smith, MD, 2021), “Clearly Christian” (2018), “Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World” (co-authored with Dr. Gene Veith, 2017), and “Being Lutheran” (2016).

Sutton’s writing has appeared in Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Essays Anthology, the Washington Post, Relief Journal, Christian Century, Concordia Journal, Religion and Liberty – The Acton Institute, Faith and Leadership – Duke Divinity, and Religion New Service.

In addition to serving as pastor and writer, Sutton also occasionally teaches courses at Concordia University – Ann Arbor, Concordia Seminary, and Lutheran Theological Seminary in Twshwane (Pretoria, South Africa) and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

Rev. Sutton is married to Elizabeth Sutton, and they have two daughters, Grace and Hannah. The Sutton family enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, literature, and dance parties in their living room.

Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024 – Just As … I AM with Courage and Compassion – Rev. Trevor Sutton

Recorded January 18, 2024.

How can we have winsome conversations about difficult topics on social media? As we all know, social media can be a pretty tumultuous place. This makes it hard to decide when, how, and why a conversation should be had online, face-to-face, or even at all. This session will explore the best practices for speaking with courage and compassion in this media saturated environment.

Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024 – Just As … I AM with Melissa Ohden

Recorded January 19, 2024.

Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion, but like every survivor, she is so much more than a survivor. Melissa is a Master’s level prepared social worker and the author of “You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir.” She is the founder and director of The Abortion Survivors Network, the only healing and advocacy organization for abortion survivors worldwide and The Education and Policy Center, which impacts policy issues related to abortion and abortion survivors. Melissa and her team have connected with 397 survivors as of July 2021. Melissa is a frequent contributor to pro-life and conservative news outlets and a regular guest on radio and television programs around the world. Although Melissa’s heart is for providing help and hope to all affected by abortion, she also strives to humanize the unborn through activism. She has testified before congressional committees numerous times, as well as lobbied, and even met, President Trump in the Oval Office in 2019.

Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024 – Just As … I AM – Pre-March Devotion by Rev. Harrison Goodman

Recorded January 19, 2024.

Chief of sinners. Child of God. Pastor Harrison Goodman preaches Christ crucified as a light that shines in darkness and a hope for the hopeless. As a Higher Things content executive, he helps to make these same gifts known online by employing the many voices and talents of our brothers and sisters in Christ. He believes that while the internet cannot replace Word and Sacrament ministry, it doesn’t need to try. He shapes Higher Things content to point youth and young adults toward the gifts given in your sanctuary.

Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024 – Just As … I AM – Joy Despite Brokenness with Amy Skogerboe

Recorded January 20, 2024.

After a couple decades of struggling with anxiety and depression, Amy opted to bring these issues to light to shatter the common stigmas that attach to mental health and to believers experiencing brokenness. She highlights the unexpected purposes and usefulness of our weaknesses in the hands of an all-powerful God.

Amy Skogerboe is an inspirational speaker and believer in Christ with a passion for influencing others to live their faith life to the full! With degrees in education and educational leadership, Amy is currently ministering as a pastor’s wife just outside of Chicago. She is a proud mother of five grown boys through birth and adoption and currently the foster momma of three littles, Calvin, Kimmy, and Mercy.

Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024 – Just As … I AM for Blessing and Service with Christa Petzold

Recorded January 20, 2024.

Christa Petzold is a pastor’s wife and stay-at-home mother of four. She holds a master’s degree in theology from Concordia University Irvine, a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Lutheran secondary education from Concordia University Wisconsin and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in church history through Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis. She lives with her family in Bartlett, Illinois, and spends her time homeschooling, reading, writing, and studying church history. She is the author of “Gathered by Christ: The Overlooked Gift of Church, Male and Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design,” and “New Augsburg.”

Y4Life in Washington, D.C. 2024 – Just As … I AM – Closing Devotion with Pastor Micheal Salemink

Recorded January 20, 2024.

Rev. Michael W. Salemink began serving as executive director-elect of Lutherans For Life in August 2015 and became executive director on January 1, 2016. He received a BA in theology from Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois, in 1999 and a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2003. He has served as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Webster, Minnesota, (2003-2005) and as associate pastor of St. James Lutheran Church and School in Lafayette, Indiana (2005-2015). Pastor Salemink and his wife, Heather, have been married since 2000 and reside in St. Louis, Missouri, where they attend Immanuel Lutheran Church, Olivette, with their three sons: Christian, Nathan, and Luke.

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