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A Blessed Mother’s Day from MDLFL

A Blessed Mother’s Day from MDLFL

Mothers
We would like say thank you to all mothers for choosing to keep the gift of life that God gave to you. Being a mother is not always easy. As a mother you are called on to be caring and unbending, supportive and protective. You are called on to be present at many places at once. You are expected to know when to speak and when to be silent. You are to fight tooth and nail for your children while also letting them learn about the hardships of this life. Your task as a mother is beyond any human ability. Yet God has chosen you, and He helps you do the impossible. May our Lord fill you with the love that give you the impetus to live this life of…
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The Annunciation and Passion of our Lord

The Annunciation and Passion of our Lord

Liturgy and Life, Prayer
This year the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord falls on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. While the celebration of the Annunciation is then moved to two weeks after Easter, the conjunction of the two is not lacking significance. The Annunciation, found in the first chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel, remembers the visit of the Holy Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Angel Gabriel spoke to her the Word of God, “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” As God said so it was, at that moment our Lord was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary. At that moment the Word became flesh. At that moment God the Son took on…
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Maryland March for Life 2018

Maryland March for Life 2018

March for Life
On March 12 five churches represented Maryland Lutherans for Life as they joined others for the Maryland March for Life in Annapolis. We were blessed with a banner provided by the Life Group of Martini Lutheran Church. We also had a table in the Exhibition Hall and made many wonderful connections.
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Increasing Happiness in Their Blessing

Increasing Happiness in Their Blessing

Liturgy and Life, Prayer
For thousands of years the Church has been praying the Litany, especially during the Holy Season of Lent. The Blessed Martin Luther wanted to ensure that the Church continue this pious practice and therefore published Latin and German editions of the Great Litany in 1529 and commended to us the use of the these prayers. Due to Luther's work, we are blessed to have the Litany in our hymnals today. It can be found on page 110 of the Lutheran Hymnal and on page 288 of the Lutheran Service Book. In the Litany we pray for all aspects of human life. Yet in one petition we pray specifically for the most vulnerable in this world: "To grant all women with child, and all mothers with infant children, increasing happiness in…
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National March for Life 2018

National March for Life 2018

March for Life
Six of us from the Maryland Chapter of Lutherans for Life gathered at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria for a Divine Service. Then we marched under the Lutherans for Life Banner to the Supreme Court with a huge turnout in support of life.
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Welcome to the Maryland Chapter of Lutherans for Life

Welcome to the Maryland Chapter of Lutherans for Life

Behind the Scenes
MD LFL is a Life Chapter of Lutherans for Life. Lutherans for Life is a national organization committed to equipping Lutherans to be "Gospel motivated voices for life". LFL is pro-life for the whole-life and exists to equip Lutherans to understand, speak out on, and help their neighbors who are wrestling with issues such as: Abortion, Adoption, Bioethics, Creation, End-of-life, Family living, Post-abortion healing, Fetal development, and The Christian sexual ethic.   This Maryland chapter is the only Life Chapter of LFL in the state. In 2017 pastors and laypeople from Lutheran churches in Baltimore and surrounding counties gathered with the intent of starting a Life Chapter. The chapter launched the same year. Today MD LFL is committed to guiding Lutheran individuals and congregations within MD to be Gospel motivated…
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