March for Life

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018  —  Washington, D.C.


45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The 45th annual March for Life will be on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and you may join The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in marching with Eyes of Life.

Jan. 19 schedule

  • 9 a.m. Eastern time — LCMS members and guests may gather for a Divine Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, which is located at 1801 Russell Road in Alexandria, Va. Afterward, attendees will depart to the 12th and National Mall location to meet another LCMS group.

  • 11 a.m. — LCMS visitors may gather at 12th Street and the National Mall (near the Smithsonian American History Museum) for the rally, which begins at noon. Look for the green hats and Eyes of Life signs.

  • 11:30 a.m. — Musical opening

  • Noon — Rally program

  • 1 p.m. — March up Constitution Avenue to Supreme Court and U.S. Capitol Building

  • 3 p.m. — Silent No More testimonies outside U.S. Supreme Court

  • 3:30 p.m. — Visit your representative or senator to advocate for life

Attendees are welcome to join either group.

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

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Walk for Life in San Francisco on Jan. 27

Stand with other Lutherans at the Walk for Life West Coast on Saturday, Jan. 27, in San Francisco.

Participants are invited for a 10:30 a.m. worship service with Holy Communion at the dual congregation of New Life Chinese Lutheran Church and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, which is located at 395 Addison Street in San Francisco.

After worship, attendees may use public transportation to arrive at Civic Center Plaza for a rally at 12:30 p.m. To meet the LCMS group at Civic Center Plaza, look for the lime-green hats or find an LCMS representative at the corner of Larkin and Grove Streets.

After the rally concludes at 1:30 p.m., attendees will walk the route together to Justin Herman Plaza.

Call the Rev. Charles Fox at 415-586-6525 for more information.


Pro-life events around the U.S.

Interested in marching for life closer to home? Join one of the events planned for locations around the country.

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Jan. 27

Feb. 3

March 12

Please email to add an organized pro-life march to the schedule.


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2017 National March for Life

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod members were among the tens of thousands who participated in the 44th annual National March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 27.

The March for Life protested the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion, and LCMS Life Ministry and other pro-life supporters gathered to bring attention to the millions of children who have lost their lives because of abortion.

The LCMS continues to make a strong theological case for the sanctity of life from the moment of conception. Before the March for Life, the Synod held a Divine Service at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, and the LCMS Life Conference was Jan. 27-29 in nearby Arlington, Va.

Photo gallery: LCMS at the March for Life

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