Live Lutheran coverage of ‘March for Life’ planned
ST. LOUIS—January 20, 2012—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will provide same day, online Lutheran coverage of the “March for Life,” set for Monday, Jan. 23, in Washington, D.C., at www.lcms.org/marchforlife.
The march protests the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. An estimated 400,000 people participated in last year’s march.
LCMS staff members participating in the march include LCMS Office of National Mission Executive Director Rev. Bart Day and Life Ministries Special Projects Coordinator Ed Szeto. The Rev. Christopher S. Esget, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Va., and LCMS Sanctity of Human Life Committee member, and members of his congregation plus other Lutherans from around the country also will participate in the march.
“The national March for Life is a wonderful way for Lutherans to give voice to those who have been silenced – the little ones who have been stripped of life and liberty,” said Day.
On march day, the LCMS “March for Life” online newsroom will include:
- Photos and videos spotlighting Lutheran participants.
- A link to follow Twitter posts by Szeto (@edszeto4life) and the LCMS (@thelcms). To follow LCMS coverage of the event on Twitter, search #LCMSMFL.
Already posted on the “March for Life” newsroom website are:
- President Obama’s record on life issues.
- Pro-life members of Congress.
- Links to the “March for Life” and Lutherans For Life (LFL) websites.
- A collection of papers and articles on life-related topics, including abortion.
- List of speakers available to give talks on life issues.
Many Lutheran marchers will start the day with the 9 a.m. EST worship service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Va., hosted by the LFL chapter in northern Virginia. Day will deliver the sermon.
A pre-march rally begins at noon EST on the National Mall. The march is expected to conclude around 3 p.m. EST at the U.S. Supreme Court building.