Lutherans for Life

Who We Are
Trinity Lutherans for Life is dedicated to equipping our congregation and community to be gospel-motivated voices for life, encouraging and providing compassionate assistance to people struggling with life issues at any stage from conception to natural death.
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August 2022 – Courageously Pro-Life Bible Study

Did you know Trinity’s Lutherans for Life group will host a “Courageously Pro-Life” Bible study this fall?  We will discuss a wide range of important topics such as the sanctity of human life, abortion, eugenics, euthanasia, and pro-life apologetics (the reasons we offer that explain and justify a pro-life position).  This is a Gospel-motivated Bible Study; all are welcome.

The issue of abortion has so prominently been in the news lately, maybe you are wondering whether everything you are hearing is true.  Our goal with this Bible study is to equip believers with the truth and allow the Holy Spirit to change the hearts and minds of those around us.

Trinity’s Lutherans for Life group believes in defending the most basic right of every human being – the right to live.  Our group works to protect everyone (including unborn children) from harm. It puts God’s love into action by supporting organizations that provide the resources moms need to enable them to choose life for their unborn child more easily.  If you share the same vision, please join us. 

If you have questions or would like more information about the group or the topics we address, please contact Samantha Wilcoxson or one of the Pastors.

June 2022 – If you love them – speak up…

I am fascinated by the story in Luke chapter 15, commonly referred to as the parable of the Prodigal Son.  The sin of the younger son is obvious – everyone knew that he messed up, and eventually he even figured it out.  But those of you who grew up in a family with younger siblings, what was your job?  Didn’t your parents constantly remind you, “Watch out for your younger brother.” or “Watch out for your younger sister.”?  But in the parable, while the younger brother is making bad choices and breaking the Father’s heart, what do we hear from the older brother – the one who should be exhorting the younger son to stay within the set boundaries and show love to the Father?  Not a single word.  The elder son is totally silent. Does he not care about his brother?  Does he not love his brother?

Jesus said that the greatest commandment was to Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and all of your soul and all of your mind and all of your strength, and the second was like it, love your neighbor as yourself.  If we love as God commanded us, we cannot remain silent.

Trinity’s Lutherans for Life group believes in defending the most basic right of every human being – the right to live.  Our group works to protect everyone (including unborn children) from harm and puts God’s love into action by supporting organizations that provide the resources moms need to enable them to more easily choose life for their unborn child.  If you share the same vision, please join us.

If you have questions or would like more information about the group or the topics we address, please contact Samantha Wilcoxson or one of the Pastors.

May 2022 – Did you know?

All human life is valuable and worthy of protection.  God makes it valuable, not anything we have, anything we have done, or how well we are liked or appreciated by others.  God knew us and cared about us before we were even born.  “15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139: 15,16) Our value is not determined by people or the culture we live in; our value was determined by God, and he loves us and values us so much, he sent his Son to die for us to take away our sins.  Imagine that, God died on the cross for you!  Because you are so valuable to Him.

Resources

RETA
https://retaforlife.com (Elkhart)

· Provides local families with prenatal and parenting services and post-abortion support

· Financially supported through Trinity’s Outreach Committee

· Volunteer as a parent coach, in-store, maintenance/cleaning, be a prayer partner or donate to the family store

Church Community Services
https://www.churchcommunityservices.org (Elkhart)

· Provides local families with food pantry access, job training, and emergency assistance

· Financially supported through Trinity’s Outreach Committee

· Monthly CCS volunteer evenings through Trinity’s Outreach Committee

· Wide variety of volunteer opportunities in pantry, garden, and Soup of Success kitchen

SPA
https://www.spaministryhomes.org (Elkhart)

· Local ministry home for women leaving destructive situations and addiction

· Financially supported through Trinity’s Outreach Committee

· Volunteer as group facilitator or mentor, assist with cleaning, office, and maintenance duties, provide transportation, participate in events, or donate items on the needs list

CAPS
https://capselkhart.org (Elkhart)

· Offers services and supplies to local families and children, focused on abuse prevention

· Supported by Lenten outreach project at Trinity

· Volunteer to work with families or donate items on the wish list

LifePlan
http://lifeplan.org (Niles)

· Provides local families with prenatal and parenting services and post-abortion support

· Volunteer as a parent coach, in the office, or with cleaning and maintenance

· Become a prayer partner or donate to a family store

Hannah’s House
https://www.hannahshousemichiana.org (South Bend)

· Maternity home for women in need

· Donate items on the wish list or financial support

Women’s Care Center
https://supportwomenscarecenter.org (South Bend)

· Provides ultrasounds and parent support and coaching

· Support their fundraising events or donate

Center for Hospice
https://cfhcare.org (Mishawaka)

· Provides end of life care and grief counseling

· Volunteer to visit patients, help in the office, provide haircuts, or visit licensed pets

Christ Child Society
https://www.christchildsb.org (South Bend)

· Provides coats and clothing to children in need

· Donate gently used coats and clothing or support diaper drive

· Volunteer to organize supplies

Michiana Right to Life
https://www.prolifemichiana.org (South Bend)

· Advocates for the unborn, providing education and outreach to prevent abortion

· Become a prayer partner, attend fundraising events, become a sidewalk counselor, attend pro-life boot camp

Do you know of someone in need of a life resource not listed? Check out HerMichiana.org for an exhaustive list of local resources.

Did you know that Trinity has a Lutherans for Life group?

 

Trinity’s Lutherans for Life group believes in defending the most basic right of every human being – the right to live.  Our group works to protect everyone (including unborn children) from harm, and puts God’s love into action by supporting organizations that provide the resources mom’s need to enable them to more easily choose life for their unborn child.  If you share the same vision, please join us.

If you have questions or would like more information about the group or the topics we address, please contact Samantha Wilcoxson or one of the Pastors.

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