Inspiration for your serviceBelow is a selection of references to other sites which have great resources to help your congregation celebrate Sanctity of Life Sunday.
Emily’s Voice has tasteful, sensitive videos appropriate for broadcast which help us see the issue as more than a theory about distant strangers, but a life-impacting event for people like us.
An article in the Catholic Leader titled, “Respecting the dignity of every human life”.
“As Pope Francis said to a group of doctors “persons have a dignity, they are worth more than things and they have no price.”“
“Sanctity of Life Sunday”
The Orthodox Church in America’s Archbishop of Washington sent a pastoral message to his church.
Created as we are in the very image and likeness of God, we turn to the One Whom we worship as the “Giver of Life” in thanksgiving…
This women’s clinic organised a charity drive to collect donations of baby bottles & other essentials for newborn to support new parents they help. They also have some inspirational video testimonies.
Answers In Genesis has a great overview of the broader sanctity of life issues, including stem cell research, handicapped children, abortion, nature of humans, cloning, eugenics, euthanasia and more.
Focus on the Family has a great range of teaching resources on abortion. Here is their rationale for the ‘Sanctity of Life’ ethic.
“Every person, from conception to natural death, possesses inherent dignity and immeasurable worth.”
An article in CrossWalk.com has a prayer for Sanctity of Life Sunday and an opinion about what it means to be ‘pro life’.
“We pray we would be people whose hearts echo your own heart for your people—be our strength, Holy Spirit.“
“The Salvation Army, along with other global Christian denominations, vigorously affirms the sanctity of life, asserting that all people are made in the image of God, and thus conferred with innate dignity.“
Celebration. Commemoration. Commitment.
We celebrate the Giver of Life and praise Him for His gift of life. We commemorate the precious lives lost to abortion and grieve with those wounded by past abortions. We repent of silence & turning away from injustice and commit ourselves to the protection of every innocent human life.
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