LCMS members are invited to join two marches this month to show their support for the sanctity of life:
The 2014 National March for Life will be held Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C., marking the 41st anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Va., will host a 9 a.m. worship service that day, and afterward worshipers will proceed to the march as a group. Free lodging is available in the homes of LCMS members — contact Mary Heetland at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The nine-year-old Walk for Life West Coast is set for Jan. 25 in San Francisco. For information, contact Ed Szeto, LCMS Life Ministry special projects coordinator, at email@example.com or 571-481-8830.
LCMS members also may want to check with their local city officials for information about possible marches in their own communities.