Life Ministry

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.

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.

Harrison urges members to join Sept. 12 ‘Day of Remembrance’

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison invites LCMS Lutherans to gather in prayer for the “Day of Remembrance” for aborted children.

Defending the sanctity of life — how you can help

Learn what you can do to help defend life.

Harrison encourages Lutherans to ‘kneel before the Crucified One’

We invite all members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to take part in a Day of Remembrance on Sept. 12 — not just at Planned Parenthood locations, but at your churches, outside your schools, in your homes and by the gravesides of children who have been aborted.

Photo gallery: Lutherans and supporters protest Planned Parenthood in St. Louis

Lutherans and other supporters protest Planned Parenthood on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, outside the facility in St. Louis.

Synod officials say recent videos ‘lay evil bare’

The infanticide that is occurring at Planned Parenthood must end. It is not simply time to defund that organization; it is time to end abortion in the United States altogether.

Harrison on third Planned Parenthood video: ‘Pray boldly … defend life’

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison offers encouragement while calling for prayer and action in the wake of a third undercover Planned Parenthood video.

Harrison on Planned Parenthood controversy: ‘God is not silent’

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, responds to the Planned Parenthood controversy: “God is not silent. He has a word for us, too. He comforts us in the knowledge that the devil’s attempts are desperate and futile, for Jesus came to save people, regardless of their size.”

Second Infertility Ethics Symposium set for Fort Wayne

The free event, Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, is open to pastors and laypeople.

Second Planned Parenthood video points to ‘callous business of killing’

A second undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress is released July 21.

LCMS pro-life leaders host media

LCMS Sanctity of Life Committee members address organ-harvesting video during a July 16 press conference.

National Mission’s Day denounces Planned Parenthood

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, responds to a newly released video implicating Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.