Resources Celebration of Life Materials

Life issues are no longer limited to only the abortion topic. Cloning, assisted suicide, and physician-assisted suicide are just some life-related examples which are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to understand. Newspaper headlines touching on stem cell research or medical directive statements are also more common. Where can you turn for answers you can trust?

Christian Life Resources offers you the personal help and materials to guide you through these difficult issues. Among our resources, we provide Life Observance Sunday materials that support your efforts in conducting a Celebration of Life event. A Life Observance Sunday is a wonderful way to promote and celebrate life in your congregation!

These materials 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).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

As always, CLR provides additional materials and support to fit your unique plans. Just give us a call at 1-800-729-9535 or email us. We’ll be happy to help!

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.

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

Bible Studies

“Focus” – A Women’s Bible Study

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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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Bulletin Covers

Christian Life Resources has developed LIFE and FAMILY themed bulletin covers in a variety of sizes and styles. 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: 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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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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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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Submit materials

Christian Life Resources continues to develop an exciting resource for pastors. The resource enables pastors to choose among a variety of original materials to conduct a special Life Observance Sunday in their churches. Materials will 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

We invite you to help us build this resource by offering your submission(s) on any of the topics listed above. Specific information on the materials being collected is listed below. As you can see, we are also looking for songs, banners and bulletin covers so please share this information with other appropriate people in your congregation. As a thank you, we offer honorariums for accepted submissions for our resource library. Honorariums vary by submission. Please contact us for more information.

We’re excited about building this unique resource and look forward to receiving your materials! For more information, please contact us at 1-800-729-9535 (toll-free), or email us. Thank you!

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 at 1-800-729-9535 (toll-free). You may also email us. Thank you!

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