March for Life

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019   •   Washington, D.C.

The National March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, is an opportunity for all to celebrate their commitment to upholding the sanctity of life.

Whether or not you’re able to attend the 2019 LCMS Life Conference, you are invited to join your LCMS brothers and sisters at 9 a.m. Eastern time for Divine Service at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in nearby Arlington, Va.

After the Divine Service, we will travel by Metro to the march.

If you can join us for the Divine Service and/or the march, please let us know by calling 888-843-5267 (THE LCMS) or emailing Please provide the number of attendees in your group so we can plan accordingly.

The 46th annual March for Life rally will begin at noon Eastern time on Friday, Jan. 18, at 12th Street on the National Mall, between Jefferson Drive and Madison Drive (near the Smithsonian American History Museum).

Following the rally, the march will begin on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets at approximately 1 p.m.

Watch for updates to this page on how to join the LCMS delegation.


Pro-life events around the U.S.

Interested in marching closer to home? Find a list of pro-life events happening around the country from January to March 2019.

Email March for Life 2019 organizers to add an organized pro-life march to the schedule.


Outfit your group with Eyes of Life gear

Stand out at your local life march by ordering coordinated Eyes of Life attire and signage. Visit to get your group’s gear.

Visit for resources and news from LCMS Life Ministry.

  • 2018 — LCMS members marched in several U.S. cities
  • In January 2018, members of LCMS congregations joined marches in Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and around the nation to stand for life.

    During the somber 45th anniversary month of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion, LCMS Life Ministry and other pro-life supporters gathered to remind the government of its role to protect life.

    The temperatures remained below freezing on Jan. 14 as over 6,000 people gathered for the 2018 March for Life Chicago, setting a record for the largest pro-life gathering in the Midwest, according to the event’s website.

    Thousands gathered Jan. 19 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life.

    In San Francisco, LCMS members also stood with other pro-life advocates, bearing witness to the God who created and sustains life.

    Reporter story      Photos: Washington, D.C.      Photos: Chicago & San Francisco

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