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Kansas District Life Ministry

In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me ... " (Ps. 139:16).

I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me a body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.

Martin Luther

Small Catechism (II, Art. 1)

Holy Scripture in its entirety proclaims the works of God: Creation, Redemption, and Sanctification. As Christians we confess in our vocations the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to speak God’s truth in this world and to act on behalf of the helpless, to seek to proclaim the God-given value of human life in our words and deeds. In this Christian life we at times may need assistance or support in proclaiming the sanctity of human life. In response to this need, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has asked each district to identify a pastor to serve as District Life Coordinator.

The District Life Coordinator (DLC) serves as a point of contact between congregations, church workers, and lay people of the District, connecting them with resources of the LCMS such as Eyes of Life and LCMS World Relief and Human Care as well as affiliated ministries such as Lutherans for Life. The Life Coordinator shares information on these resources and highlights news and events happening within our communities and state. In coordination with the District Office, the Kansas DLC will schedule and plan a District March for Life event either on or near the date of the State March for Life.

Meet the Kansas District Life Coordinator

 

My name is Matthew Durance, and I am pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Greenleaf and serve as Vacancy Pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Barnes. It is my pleasure to serve as District Life Coordinator in the Kansas District.  If you have questions that you need help answering, please contact me either by email (pr.matthew.durance@gmail.com) or at the Bethlehem office, 785-747-2407.  I look forward to our work together, and I encourage all District congregations, workers, and church members to contact me and let me know of the work each of you all are doing to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the sanctity of all human life.

“By awesome deeds You answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by His strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.” – Psalm 65:5-7

News and Events

Life Issues Conference
September 22, 2018
Messiah Lutheran Church, Hayes

Lutherans For Life of Kansas will sponsor a LIFE ISSUES CONFERENCE with guest speakers Steven Ertelt, CEO and editor of LifeNews.com, and Scott Licht, National Director of Lutherans For Life. The event, which starts in the morning and ends in the mid-afternoon,  is open to both adults and teenagers. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served. Several pro-life organizations will set up display tables and speak about their organization’s mission, tasks and goals. For more complete information visit the LFL of Kansas website www.lflofkansas.org or contact President Jeanne Mackay to have event details and registration form sent to you (Jmac14430@gmail.com or 913-991-3350).

CONTACT

Pr. Matthew Durance
District Life Coordinator
pr.matthew.durance@gmail.com