Life Ministry

Life Ministry

What is FT4Life?

FT4Life team members are blessed to be trained and certified by Lutherans for Life, a service organization of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, our national church body. The life team is a group of gospel-motivated voices for the sanctity of human life from conception to God’s appointed time for death. We endeavor to bring light and understanding to tough issues of our day in a caring, nonjudgmental way, offering beauty and hope through God’s forgiveness and love.

God Knew Your Name is a beautiful song written by James Likens, a former parish pastor of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LC-MS). The song was originally written for the film, “LIFE: It’s a Class Project”, which was produced by The President’s Commission on the Sanctity of Life of the LC-MS and deals with abortion, euthanasia and casual sex. 

Pastor Likens currently owns JDL Productions and Grandpa Jim Publishing and has written over 50 songs based on historic events in the Bible.  FT4Life has chosen God Knew Your Name as our theme song, and Pastor Likens has graciously given us permission to share it with you.  We pray you are blessed by God Knew Your Name:

End of Life Issues & Honoring Our Homebound Friends

This month FT4Life is looking at end-of-life issues AND honoring our homebound friends.  On Saturday, June 26, we will meet for a viewing of Fatal Flaws, Legalizing Assisted Death, a documentary regarding assisted dying laws and where they are leading our society, followed by a short discussion. 

As for the other portion of our meeting, we have names and contact information for 21 First Trinity members who are not able to come to worship.  FT4Life has a small gift and card for each one, ready for delivery.  Our hope is that you might join us in calling one of these members to arrange a one-time visit, or to drop off the gift, as a reminder of God’s everlasting love for His own.  Please prayerfully consider joining us on June 26 from 10 a.m. to Noon.  

The CompassCare Connection

CompassCare operates professional medical offices in Buffalo and Rochester, with staff dedicated to serving women facing unplanned pregnancies by transforming their fear into confidence. 

This past Christmas, First Trinity collected a special offering for CompassCare.  How fitting it is to support an organization which helps women dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, when Mary’s pregnancy was also unexpected!  In response, CompassCare’s Regional Executive in Buffalo, Dr. Dean Condon, sent this thank you video to the people of First Trinity:  

If you know someone who is struggling with an unplanned pregnancy, please refer them to or call their office at 716-800-2306 (Buffalo) or 585-232-2350 (Rochester).

From the Lutherans for Life website: 

“In this day and age of soundbites and cliche phrases, we communicate clearly that death is not an acceptable, God-pleasing way to deal with the problems of life, and that that there is a better way…the Gospel: Lutherans For Life (LFL) applies the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to sanctity of life issues, making Jesus known as the Son of God and Savior of all, who can help and make a difference in people’s lives. 

The life issues of our time are much more than controversial political issues. They are grave spiritual issues, for they assault the Creator of Life and insult the Lord of Life.

Our work equips Lutherans to be positive, life-affirming voices that uphold the truth of the God-given value of human life, both in local congregations and in society.”

For more information, please visit the Lutherans for Life website.