Life Sunday 2023
“Blessed For Life” is Lutherans For Life’s theme for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, which is set for January 22, 2023. Your congregation can observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on that date or at any time during the year. Our Life Sunday 2023 theme is based on Psalm 41 (with an emphasis on verse 2).Store: Life Sunday 2023
Word of Hope T-Shirts
Our Word of Hope T-shirts get the word out to everyone about the help available through Word of Hope (word-of-hope.org), the post-abortion healing ministry of Lutherans for Life. These t-shirts give an opportunity to connect with people when they ask about Word of Hope after seeing your shirt. These connections may lead to opportunities to share the Gospel.Learn more
Disability Awareness - A Bible Study for Church and Community Leaders
As professional church workers and volunteers, we need to see people with disabilities through their eyes and recognize each person’s uniqueness and desire to live a full life. It is our calling to see all people just as they are—blessed for life by our loving Creator, Father God. We are all the Thumbprint of God! This brochure is intended to support leaders who are introducing or reaffirming disability ministry in their church or community. It can be easily adapted for both youth and adult audiences.Learn more
Hospice ... What Should I Ask?
“Hospice … What Should I Ask?” is a bulletin insert/handout that offers helpful questions to ask when looking for a life-centered hospice.Learn more
Into His Loving Care (updated)
Into His Loving Care—updated July 2022—is a unique 32-page devotional booklet, by Linda D. Bartlett, dedicated to all the mothers and fathers who mourn the loss of a child’s life through miscarriage or stillbirth. Into His Loving Care features suggested Scripture readings, prayers, and beautiful photographs.Learn more
The Soul Wound of Abortion (updated)
For all the millions of walking wounded in our society, for those who have had an abortion or have been affected by an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope—Lutherans For Life’s healing ministry. Word of Hope connects men and women, “soul wounded” through the act of abortion, to the forgiveness and healing that comes only through knowing that God loves you and sent His Son to free you from the guilt of all sin—including abortion.Learn more
Prayers While I Wait ... to get pregnant or adopt, and finally hold my child
Regardless of how you deal with waiting, Lutherans For Life realizes that sometimes it’s an exciting time, and at other times it’s really hard. Some parents tell their news immediately, while others enjoy keeping the secret of their child to themselves. They may even walk with an extra bounce in their step or have a glimmer in their eyes. Others are desperate to get started and may find themselves crying out to the Lord for the chance to start a family as soon as possible. Waiting brings on all sorts of emotions. Please know that no matter how you are feeling today, you are never alone.Learn more
Congregational Support for People with Disabilities – Discussion questions for ministry teams
We are hoping this resource helps you recognize the need to examine specific situations and leads you to make intentional efforts to be a welcoming and supportive community of believers ... It is our hope this will guide you to creative solutions and help you formulate intentional plans for your church and its families.Learn more
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - A Life Worth Grieving For
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – A Life Worth Grieving For is a devotional booklet for Christian moms in the midst of grief after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.Learn more
Supporting Families NEW to Disabilities - Fertilization to Year One
We recognize the need for some guidance when certain situations arise, especially when supporting families new to disabilities. We offer this resource of ideas and considerations to encourage you to be a loving and faithful source of support.Learn more
Communicating with Young Children Bookmark
This bookmark provides a simple key for expressing emotions when communication is confusing or frustrating. We believe we are uniquely and intricately designed by God in order to bring Him glory. He claims us as His own. We are His. “I have called you by name. You are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1b ESV)Learn more
Communicating with Young Children Placemat
When children are very young, communication issues can be a source of confusion and frustration. At Lutherans For Life, we desire to support families beyond the birth of a child. This project provides simple stepping stones for communicating and praying with young children.Learn more
Today I’m Feeling … Prayers for anyone who is involved in a child’s life
Congratulations! God chose you to be part of a child’s life. At Lutherans For Life, we understand that being part of a family can be emotional. Sometimes it’s exciting or filled with laughter, and other times it’s really hard. Please know that no matter how you are feeling today, you are never alone.Learn more
A Lutheran Catechism on Abortion and Life
2022 Edition. “A Lutheran Catechism on Abortion and Life,” by David A. Kaufmann, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., offers a question and answer primer on abortion and life in a format similar to Luther’s Small Catechism. This booklet has unlimited educational use! Updated January 2022.Learn more
Vida verdadera Amor verdadero
“Vida verdadera Amor verdadero” is a 30” x 6” fold-out brochure: First, we need to know what real love looks like, what it is and what it isn’t. We need to know how to spot it, how to grow it, and how to give it. Interested in learning more about REAL LOVE?Learn more
Palabra de Esperanza – Word of Hope
Abortion. It’s so painful. It’s an experience that goes beyond our physical and emotional being. It penetrates deep into the heart of our spiritual life. The pain just doesn’t go away. This brochure offers information on LFL’s Word of Hope post-abortion ministry, which offers confidential post-abortion referral, counseling, and reconciliation. “For those who have had an abortion, there is a need for a word of hope …”Learn more
¿Es el aborto un problema electoral?
Is abortion an election issue? No and Yes. No, abortion is never just an election issue. But yes, abortion is always at least an election issue. “¿Es el aborto un problema electoral?” outlines ten reasons why.Learn more
Y4Life | Lutherans For Life Scarf
$15.00 ea. (shipping included) Bulk Orders: Order 10 scarves or more for $5.00 off per item .Learn more
LIFE SUNDAY 2022 – “God Chose You”
“God Chose You” is Lutherans For Life’s theme for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, which is set for January 23, 2022. Your congregation can observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on that date or at any time during the year. Our Life Sunday 2022 theme is based on John 15:16 – “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” (ESV)Store: Life Sunday 2022
Tips for Instilling For Life Values in Children & Starting For Life Conversations
So many people want to raise a family that supports life. Let’s explore ways we can help our children and grandchildren, students and neighbors, grow up with life-affirming values. This booklet is a practical guide for each age level, from toddlers through middle-school-age children.Learn more
Is Abortion Allowed in Cases of Rape or Incest? (Reformatted)
Dr. Jean Garton, co-founder and president emeritus of Lutherans For Life, takes a look at abortion in cases of rape and incest. Section headings include: The Child of Rape, The Godless Act of Rape, Abortion vs. Love, Incest, and When Love Begins.Learn more
A Biblical Response to Abortion (Pack of 20)
New from Pastor Salemink ... Few topics are as emotional, divisive, and uncomfortable as abortion. The sanctity of life, from fertilization to forever, is at the very heart of the Gospel. And our heavenly Father loves the ones who have taken part in abortion just as much as He loves the little lives taken by it. We can witness to the truth of God’s love for life with confidence and conviction. Jesus knows how to change hearts—in His time and according to His will.Learn more
The Lost Child 11'' x 14" Matte-Ready Print
About the painting … “Where is my child?” There is unseen, unspoken heartache in families when a child is lost. The Bible teaches that the soul is present at conception. This is a teaching worth picturing—that the soul is eternal. The Lost Child validates a woman’s discernment that a life is missed. This discernment and distress can lead to spiritual guidance and healing.Learn more
Christian Life for Christian Women
A Christian woman who would like to know the position and purpose of her place in life should start at the beginning … the very beginning! A lady’s place in God’s creation was set for her. We didn’t get to choose our own space, but this is no injustice. It’s simply what it means to be created. The fact that we have life is a gift. The fact that this life was designed with significance, purpose, and love for the good of all creation is another gift! Creatures don’t get to pick how they’re made. They’re not around to make those decisions. They only exist AFTER they’re made. So, all of the details that go into the “who” and the “why” of each person on the planet will always be up to the Creator. Let’s think about what it means, then, to know our place. And once we know our place, we can think about how we might enjoy it with thankfulness to the One who made it for us. Throughout this short booklet, let’s not lose sight of this: The place for the first lady was designed thoughtfully and with great significance and deep love. It was not an accident. It was not a mistake. There was specific, meaningful purpose infused in every fiber of womankind’s created self. The first lady to occupy the woman’s place in creation was named Eve. This first lady received her place, rejected it, and was restored to it by grace. We can relate! We’re related, after all.Learn more
Is Abortion an Election Issue?
Yes, abortion is always at least an election issue. “Is Abortion an Election Issue?” outlines ten reasons why.Learn more
Real Love Real Life
From “Real Love Real Life,” a 30” x 6” fold-out brochure: Love. We think about it. We want it. We wonder when we’ll find it. We wonder IF we’ll find it. Sometimes we see it work wonderfully … and sometimes we see it fall apart. And when it does fall apart, it hurts. Relationships break; hearts break; people break. Is love really all it’s cracked up to be? The simple answer is, YES! God desires to give His people love, and one of the ways He provides the blessing of love is through marriage. But how do we know when we’ve found real love? How do we show real love to our spouse? How do we love as God intended? First, we need to know what real love looks like, what it is and what it isn’t. We need to know how to spot it, how to grow it, and how to give it. Interested in learning more about REAL LOVE? Read on, young lover!Learn more
Word of Hope
This bulletin insert shares the mission, hope, and services of Word of Hope. For those who have had an abortion, there is a Word of Hope for a broken spirit and tormented heart.Learn more
This classic bulletin insert is back! (Limited quantities are available.) “Faithful Fathers” says to fathers, “Daily seek to be faithful to your vocation as father. You are important! Daily seek your faithful God’s forgiveness. You are important to Him! He will bless and uphold you.”Learn more
Teaching Children Chasity
What’s better than sex ed? Mentoring your children for chastity! In this booklet, parents speak frankly to fellow parents on the basis of God’s Word, offering practical suggestions for dads and moms to provide their children with the guidance they need to navigate through puberty and into sanctified adulthood. While the world sponsors embarrassing discussions in co-ed classrooms where parents are absent, these authors call for a family-centered approach that prepares young people to form stable families of their own as they mature. If you’ve ever thought there must be something better than sex ed, you were right: God’s answer is parent-led mentoring, and this book will teach you how to do it.Learn more
The Real Comprehensive Behind Sex Ed
“At the core of the biblical mindset on sex, we find the true source of nourishment from which all behaviors derive: God’s value of every human life. This value is what captivates and empowers the way we approach human sexuality ourselves and how we teach it to others. When we comprehend the immeasurable love of God for us, His most priceless possessions, it changes a person’s very sense of self and worth … “Biblical sexual integrity comes from being taught biblical integrity. Biblical integrity comes from knowing and receiving Jesus over and over and over. And what’s more, when they fail, when we fail, it’s not all over for us! God’s grace, all we receive in Jesus, is sufficient for every hard lesson we go through in this life. It’s our stories and experiences that open the doors to deeper connections and allow us to relate to others around us, all for the purpose of turning our eyes to Him Who creates a clean heart in each of us! So, what is the real “comprehensive” behind comprehensive sex ed? That you matter. You’ve always mattered. And Jesus is the proof.”Learn more
Will It Hurt? – Six Facts about Pain Perception in the Developing Human
This 3.5” x 8.5” laminated handout shares six facts about pain perception in the developing human. The author, Dr. Sheila Page, is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative therapy, is an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and is a board member of Lutherans For Life. She was also a presenter at the 2019 Lutherans For Life Regional Conference in Grapevine, Texas.Learn more
In the Hands of God – A 30-Day Devotional
(updated 2019), by Rev. Dr. James Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life, invites you to consider some of the ways God reaches down with His hands and touches His creation.Learn more
In Vitro Fertilization: Moral or Immoral?
(reformatted 2019) – Since in vitro (Latin: in glass, referring to a petri dish) fertilization is a process involving issues within issues, there is often confusion resulting from attempts to answer that question. In this brochure (updated August 2019), Rev. Dr. Richard C. Eyer attempts to identify the separate issues and their moral standing so that the reader can evaluate the moral acceptability or unacceptability of in vitro fertilization.Learn more
Jesus Loves Me and those with Down syndrome!
brochure – On March 21, 2017, World Down Syndrome Day, we at Lutherans For Life shared that while some global government officials boast of abortion rates approaching 100% for Down syndrome pregnancies, Lutherans For Life celebrates each unique human being as a precious blessing created, redeemed, and called by our Lord. We recognize, receive, and respect them and their families as our brothers and sisters, and we enthusiastically commit to sharing with them the sorrows and joys that accompany every life. We thank our Heavenly Father for enriching our lives through the individuals we remember on World Down Syndrome Day. “Jesus Loves Me and those with Down syndrome!” shares two stories from LFL team members—along with an award-winning essay—that highlight the value of these precious brothers and sisters.Learn more
LifeMarks is a set of seven bookmarks designed to directly apply the Bible’s teachings on life as found in Luther’s Small Catechism—and fit right into the catechism itself! This is a wonderful resource for confirmation, congregational, Sunday school, and home use! (Updated January 2019) All seven come on a single sheet, perforated for easy separation. (LFL1632 – $1.00 each)Learn more
The Educational Resource Manual – Digital Edition
(updated August 2021) features PDFs of many of Lutherans For Life’s Bible studies, booklets, brochures, Life Sunday resources, LifeDate journals, and more. Also included are several life issue video files. This USB drive is a great resource for any pastor, DCE, deaconess, principal, teacher, or layperson.Learn more
Abortion and the Message of the Church: Sin or Salvation?
(updated layout) - Dr. James Lamb shows that throughout history the Church has called abortion sin. Only recently have some started calling abortion salvation—a way out of a difficult situation (but it is not a way out). It only creates guilt and despair to which the Church must apply its most powerful message, the Gospel of Jesus.Learn more
The Story of Baby Shalom
by Marie MacPherson - “This is the true record of a woman pouring her heart out in the presence of God as she experienced the death of a child in her womb. “We offer it here with the hope of bringing comfort and encouragement to others who may find themselves struggling in similar circumstances (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Shalom means ‘peace’ and, despite the emotional challenges portrayed, this story ends with the mother of Baby Shalom resting in God’s peace. May it be so also for you, dear reader, no matter what tragedies befall you.”Learn more
Going Gracefully - A Better End-of-Life Approach Than Assisted Suicide
Rev. Michael W. Salemink presents a better end-of-life approach than assisted suicide. Rev. Salemink looks at the issues of autonomy, pain, quality of life, and death with dignity (“What it is,” “Why it’s bad,” and “What is better”). Also included are “Eight Things You Should Know About Assisted Suicide” and “Sixteen Things You Can Do About Assisted Suicide.”Learn more
How Luther Nailed It on Life Issues
by Rev. Michael W. Salemink - Life issues didn’t arise overnight. Their frequent connection to medical technology can make them seem like recent developments, and advances in understanding physiology and pharmaceuticals have made abortion and euthanasia more efficient and available of late. But these circumstances have been causing society’s difficulties—and providing opportunities to proclaim the Gospel—since ancient times … Martin Luther also applied his voice to life issues. As we celebrate the Reformation’s quincentennial, listening to him can still enlighten us. His view of family matters proved revolutionary in its time. Luther promoted marriage, encouraged childbearing, and praised parenting. He concluded even unborn babies qualified as full-fledged human beings.Learn more
After the Abortion There is Hope in His Healing
(updated) – This booklet offers hope to those who are struggling with an abortion decision. “Today can be a new beginning for you. God doesn’t want you to carry around the baggage of your sins. He doesn’t desire that you be anxious or angry. He wants to lift you from your shame and guilt. He wants to restore you to Himself . . . Through the power of Christ’s death and resurrection, you are set free to rejoice in the newness of life!” By Linda BartlettLearn more
Word of Hope
(updated) – Abortion. It’s so painful. It’s an experience that goes beyond our physical and emotional being. It penetrates deep into the heart of our spiritual life. The pain just doesn’t go away. This brochure offers information on LFL’s Word of Hope post-abortion ministry, which offers confidential post-abortion referral, counseling, and reconciliation. “For those who have had an abortion, there is a need for a word of hope”Learn more
Christ the Life of All the Living - A Lenten Devotional Booklet
As we approach Good Friday, the 40 days of Lent are a time of self-discipline. These devotions aim to help us discipline our minds so that when we see the struggles in our own lives, we see the life of Christ working all to good; so that when we see our neighbor, no matter his skin color or gender or level of development, we see the life of Christ, Savior of the nations; so that when we see the boasting of death, we see the life of Christ, triumphant in resurrection.” Rev. A. Daniel Guagenti, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Shelbyville, KentuckyLearn more
Teaching For Life®
Teaching For Life® is a unique, Gospel-centered, positive way to help Lutheran school teachers apply God’s Word to the life issues!Teaching For Life
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If you have any questions about LFL resources, you are more than welcome to contact Lutherans For Life for more information: 888.364.LIFE (5433) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download: Order Form – Lutherans For Life/Concordia Publishing House 2022 (for mail and fax orders)
Suggested Resources to Share with Pastors:
- Abortion and the Message of the Church
- A Christian Guide to End-of-Life Decisions
- A Lutheran Catechism on Abortion and Life
- Biblical Manhood
- Speak Up For Life
- Word of Hope
- Congregational Support for People with Disabilities – Discussion questions for ministry teams
- Disability Awareness – A Bible Study for Church and Community Leaders
Here are a few free resources from Lutherans For Life to help congregations keep the life message before their members throughout the year. Please pass on the info to your pastor and church secretary.
- Life News is our monthly bulletin insert—available as a free download.
- Life Quotes offers weekly bulletin blurbs
- Life Thoughts in the Church Year offers brief “life” commentary on the appointed readings in Lutheran Service Book.
- Life Notes is our weekly e-mail newsletter (sent on Wednesday).
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most positive and powerful For Life message in the universe!
With the resources we offer, Lutherans For Life desires to help congregations see how relevant this message is, and to help them connect this message to these issues that God’s people often face.
We want people to be led to turn to the Lord of Life, not the god of death, for help and hope.
We want to encourage and help pastors and congregations understand the relevancy and power of the Gospel in addressing these issues.
Lutheran pastors and congregations already have what it takes to confront issues of life and death—the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Questions? Concerns? Please call us at 888.364.LIFE (5433) or e-mail email@example.com.