“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14). During January, many of our Lutheran congregations celebrate LIFE SUNDAY because we believe in the God-declared sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. Our United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments regarding the “life issue”, and we pray that they, as a part of the “civil government” established by God for our fallen world, may also rule to once again provide protection for our not-yet-born brothers and sisters created in the image of God. May we also do what we can to support the sanctity of human life!
-Ken Koehler,Volunteer Coordinator
“Main Street Living North” Programs for January 2022:
Jan 2: Rev. Brian Shane, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND, presents the message: “The Little Solomon in Us All,” based on I Kings 3:4-15. Lutheran Television Special: “The Other Wiseman” – Another Magi, making his journey to the Christ child, encounters others and shows kindness along the way.
Jan 9: Rev. Bruce Noennig, Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, MN, presents the message: “Who Are the Wisemen?”, based on Matthew 2:1-12. “This Is The Life” program: “Money for Marriage” – A woman’s decisions at work put strain on the new couple’s marriage.
Jan 16: Rev. Adam Harvala, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo, ND, presents the message: “In the Eye of the Beholder”, based on Isaiah 62:1-5. “This Is The Life” program: “Burden Made Light” – The housekeeper helps a family through the struggle of an increasingly sick child.
Jan 23: Rev. Michael Salemink, Executive Director, Lutherans for Life, presents this year’s “Life Sunday Message”, based on John 15:12-17. “This Is The Life” program: “Like Father Like Son” – A father’s example leads to his son making questionable choices at school.
Jan 30: Rev. Jacob Wagner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Vergas, MN, presents the message: “Love as We Have Been Loved,” based on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13:13 and Jeremiah 1:4-10. “This Is The Life: program: “Twisting Road” – A young man and his wife deal with life, the future, and regrets of things left unspoken.