Calling all High Schoolers in the SID!
Get excited! The Metro-East Y4Life Team is here!

What is Y4Life?
A team of Gospel-motivated high school students who want to support life at all stages.
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Life Thoughts (Lutherans for Life)

July 18 – Pentecost VIII (Proper 11B) – Abortion and assisted suicide may appear to be compassionate measures. But while they deaden the culture to some discomforts, they actually deny support to unborn and impaired persons. By contrast, Jesus has compassion on the whole multitude with no exceptions, because He perceives how the world has abandoned them (Mark 6:34). He feeds them instead of forsaking (Mark 6:41). And the Gospel extends abundant life from fertilization to forever.

Check out the newest updates regarding what’s happening on the life front of Illinois.

“I’m looking for some clarification on the COVID-19 vaccine from a pro-life perspective. Do any of the current COVID-19 vaccines use aborted fetal tissue or deal with aborted children in any way?”

Here’s a response from from Dr. David Prentice
Vice President and Director of Research at Charlotte Lozier Institute


“SID” stands for “Southern Illinois District.” Within The LCMS the state of Illinois is split into three districts: Northern, Central, and Southern. This group works in the Southern chunk of Illinois.

“Advocates for Life”?

The SID “Advocates for Life” (or A4L) are Lutheran Christians who work together with various groups operating in the SID to speak up for all life from womb to tomb. While awareness of legal statutes and such is a part of this group’s work, the bigger goal is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to all people in all circumstances of life.

Jesus is the only one who brings true peace, forgiveness, and eternal life.

Learn more about us here

Why does a group like this need to exist?

Because people need to hear about the hope and peace we have in Jesus.

Take a look at our monthly Newsletter to see what all’s going on and how we can bring Jesus to Illinois.

Here is a hymn written by a local pastor that may also be a blessing to your day as you think about God’s gift of life.