Resources Celebration of Life Materials

A Life Observance Sunday is a wonderful way to promote and celebrate life in your congregation! The materials below are provided to support your efforts in conducting a Celebration of Life event and can be downloaded and printed free of charge.

Christian Life Resources generally recommends that a Life Observance celebration take place on the Sunday closest to March 25 (the Annunciation of our Lord).

Other suggested dates are:

  • Father’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Mission Festival (Date of the Congregation’s Choosing): Click Here to Review Life Sunday Mission Festival Notes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

As always, CLR provides additional materials and support to fit your unique plans. We’ll be happy to help – contact us today!

Bible Studies

Facing Life’s Issues with a Biblical Perspective | 5 Week Series

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Focus | A Women’s Bible Study

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The Meaning of Life: A Gift From God | 3 Week Series

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End of Life | 3 Week Series

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God’s Word Calls Us to Speak Up

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What Does it Mean to be Pro-Life?

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Life Has an Inherent Value, Regardless of Its Quality

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A Bible Study on Abortion

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The Meaning of the Term “Human Life”

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The Book of Jonah and Our Mission to an Ungodly Nation

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Human Life is a Gift Which Only God Can Give

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God’s Pro-Life Testimony in Christ

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Bulletin Covers

Christian Life Resources has developed a variety of pro-life bulletin covers. Click here to view all the styles in our CLR Store.

Bulletin Inserts

CLR Bulletin Insert

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“A Mother’s Beginning” – Mother’s Day Bulletin Insert

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“What Does Scripture Say?” (About Abortion)

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Christmas Bulletin

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Orders of Service

Life Sunday – God Highly Values Human Life

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Annunciation Life Sunday (Sunday closest to March 25)

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Sanctity of Life Worship Service (Christian Worship)

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Clearly Caring Worship Service (Christian Worship)

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Life Sunday #1 – Respect Your Elders (Christian Worship)

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Life Sunday #2 – Family Matters (Christian Worship)

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Life Sunday #3 – Aging Gracefully (Christian Worship)

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Sanctity of Life Sunday (Christian Worship)

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Life: You Make the Difference (Christian Worship)

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Fight for Faith…Fight for Life (Christian Worship)

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A Service Remembering The Unborn Before The Lord (The Lutheran Hymnal)

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Pro-Life Sunday – Mother’s Day (The Lutheran Hymnal)

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The Miracle of Being Twice Born (The Lutheran Hymnal)

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Pro-Life Sunday Order of Service

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The Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (The Lutheran Hymnal)

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Praise Him – We Are Wonderfully Made

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The Gift of Life Eternal (The Lutheran Hymnal)

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Notes to Incorporate a Life Sunday into a Mission Festival Themed Service

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Sermon Studies

 

“The Meaning of Life: A Gift From God” Series (Three-Week Series)

Week 1: Life is a Gift To Be Defended

Week 2: Life is a Gift To Be Respected

Week 3: Life is a Gift To Be Used

Life Sunday Series
“Who Doesn’t Want to Be the Greatest?!”

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One-Year Pericope: Advent 3, Christmas 2, Pentecost 14, Pentecost 18

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Gospel Texts for Life Observance Sunday (Series C)

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Epistle Texts for Life Observance Sunday (Series C)

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Old Testament Texts for Life Observance Sunday (Series C)

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Gospel Texts for Life Sunday (Series B)

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Epistle Texts for Life Sunday (Series B)

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Children of God, You Are Worth Something! (A Sermon Concept)

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Old Testament Texts for Life Sunday (Series B)

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Gospel Texts for Life Sunday (Series A)

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Epistle Texts for Life Sunday (Series A)

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Old Testament Texts for Life Sunday (Series A)

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Respect Your Elders Service Notes (Christian Worship)

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Family Matters Service Notes (Christian Worship)

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Aging Gracefully Service Notes (Christian Worship)

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Sermons

“The Meaning of Life: A Gift From God” Series (Three-Week Series)
Week 1: Life Is a Gift To Be Defended (Sermon)

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Week 1: Life Is a Gift To Be Defended (Sermon Booklet)

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Week 2: Life Is a Gift To Be Respected (Sermon)

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Week 2: Life Is a Gift To Be Respected (Sermon Booklet)

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Week 3: Life Is a Gift To Be Used (Sermon)

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Week 3: Life Is a Gift To Be Used (Sermon Booklet)

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Jesus Is Pro-Family

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A Question of Rights

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More Than Just a Cause

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Children’s Sermon for Life Observance Sunday

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Who Is Really in Charge? (Includes Sermon Plus Sermon Outline)

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Life: You Make the Difference

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Fight for Faith…Fight for Life

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Jesus Has the Healing Touch

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The Sanctity of Life

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A Christian Response to Herodism

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The Miracle of Being Twice Born

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The Pro-Life Pentecostal Promise for Mothers and Others

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Spiritual Medicine for the Spiritually Ailing

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He’s Always There – or – Thou, God, Seest Me

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Children of God: You Are Worth Something!

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God is the Lord of My Life

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Put on the Full Armor of God…and Stand

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What Does It Mean to Be Pro-Life?

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God Knows How We Feel

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The Making of a Godly Marriage

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Songs

All Things Were Made By God’s Great Power

To the Tune of “May God the Father of Our Lord” [Christian Worship Hymn 597]

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Lord of Life

To the Tune of “Lord of Glory, Who Has Bought Us” [Christian Worship Hymn 486]

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Lord, You Saw Me Before My Birth

To the Tune of “Jesus! and Ever Shall I Be” [Christian Worship Hymn 347]

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Life is a Gift from God

To the Tune of “Crown Him With Many Crowns” [Christian Worship Hymn 341]

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Now Share the News

To the Tune of “Behold a Host, Arrayed in White” [Christian Worship Hymn 550]

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Other Materials

Life Sunday Prayer for the Easter Season

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Responsive Life Prayer for the Church

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“The Meaning of Life: A Gift From God” Series – Sample Bulletin Announcements

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Mother’s Day Prayer

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A Trimester of Prayer

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Submit materials

Christian Life Resources continues to develop this resource enabling pastors to choose among a variety of original materials to conduct a special Life Observance Sunday in their churches. Materials focus on various beginning-of-life and end-of-life topics, as well as family issues such as:

  • Abortion
  • Birth Control
  • Chastity
  • Cloning
  • Dating
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Education
  • End-of-Life
  • Euthanasia
  • Family Relationships
  • Gay Marriage
  • Homosexuality
  • Infertility
  • Medical Ethics and Organ Donation
  • Mother’s Day / Father’s Day
  • Post Abortion Syndrome
  • Single Parenting
  • Stem Cell and Genetic Research

Pastors from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) are invited to submit pro-life Sunday materials to our office so that others may benefit too. As a thank you, we offer honorariums for accepted submissions.

Materials List

Materials being assembled include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Sermon ($25 each)
  • Sermon outlines ($50 each)
  • Bible studies (student and leader guides) ($75 each)
  • Complete orders of service (including identified Scripture readings with intros, prayers and hymns from Christian Worship) ($35 each)
  • Original text hymns (using public domain melodies) ($35 each)
  • Original text and original music hymns ($75 each)
  • Children’s sermon outlines ($35 each)
  • One-part children’s hymns (original text and music) ($35 each)
  • Two-part or more children’s and/or adult choir hymns (original) ($75 each)
  • Banner design ($35 each). Include a hard-copy of the design.
  • Black and white reproducible bulletin cover (original design) ($50)
  • Other types of submissions will be considered based on individual merits and possibilities (honorarium negotiable).
Submission Information and Restrictions

All submissions should be emailed or sent to:

Christian Life Resources
Box 56
Richfield, WI 53076

Submission of any material grants CLR full rights for publicizing the information in any format provided the honorarium(s) has/have been paid. Limited resources means some submissions may not be accepted. CLR is not obliged to return submissions. For more information, please contact us. Thank you!

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