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)

August 1 – Pentecost X (Proper 13B) – What if we can’t afford this baby? What if we can’t pay for these treatments? Abortion means fewer people in poverty, doesn’t it? Assisted suicide leads to less stress on limited resources, right? The Gospel dissolves every panic in sweet promises. He who sends mouths has never failed to supply their meat (Exodus 16:13; Psalm 145:15-16). Ensuring survival poses no trouble for Him who has already engineered salvation (John 6:25).

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.