Wednesday, April 17, 2024
For the second year, our state’s March for Life will take place in the capital city. A rally in front of the Lincoln statue on the front lawn of the capitol building will be held at noon on April 17, speakers to be announced. The actual march, covering several blocks around the capitol complex, will step off at about 1:00. Thereafter, march participants are encouraged to look up their state legislators’ offices and pay a visit to express support for life.
Prior to these events, at 10:00 a.m., a Matins service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, across the street from the capitol (220 South Second Street, at the corner of Monroe). Southern Illinois District President Timothy Scharr will preach.
After the service, at about 11:00 a light lunch will be available to churchgoers in the ballroom of the nearby State House Inn. A $5.00 donation is recommended.
Those attending the service and the march activities later that day may park at one of the State House Inn’s parking lots. The hotel is at 101 East Adams Street. The lot to use is in the city block just west of the inn, across First Street from the hotel building.
Please note, though, that carpooling is STRONGLY encouraged. Let’s bring as few vehicles as possible downtown on April 17.
The State House Inn ballroom will also be available for overflow seating, in case the number of churchgoers exceeds Trinity’s seating capacity. The service video and audio will be live-streamed there. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has generously provided a grant to enable CID to pay for this and other March for Life-related expenses.
Questions? Contact Ken Schurb at CID office, (217) 793-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org