Photos from the Lenten Kick-Off Rally!

It is always a blessing to be together in prayer, worship, inspiring speakers and a candlelit walk to Planned Parenthood!  What a united family we are becoming!  What a perfect way to prepare for our Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign!  Thanks to Lori Snatchko for taking these pictures…and thanks to INTENT for blessing us with their awesome music…and to all the speakers who took time to encourage us…and all the vigil shift managers for their sacrifice which makes our campaign possible…and for ALL who joined us for this important event!  Enjoy the photos!

Joe Bruni welcomes everyone and the kick-off event begins!

 

Rev. John Patterson opens in prayer

 

Intent blesses us with their music
Jonathon on Viola, Becky on back-up vocals, Andy on guitar and lead vocals, and Jarod on keyboard and back-up vocals

Campaign Director Dr. Timothy Fahrenholz begins the evening by encouraging us to focus on Faith, Hope and Love during these 40 Days

Campaign Co-Leader, Nikki Bruni encourages everyone to show love for their unborn brothers and sisters, for the parents and family of these babies and for the abortion workers by participating in the vigil at Planned Parenthood
Helen Cindrich, Executive Director of PCUC (People Concerned for the Unborn Child) speaks about the un-fair bias the media gives (or doesn’t give) to pro-lifers.

Pamela, husband Joe and Jane Abate. (Jane gave her testimony of healing after abortion at this same event during the spring 2011 kick-off…and a young woman in the audience who was pregnant and considering abortion…CHANGED HER MIND AND CHOSE LIFE!!!

 

Fr. Tim Kruthaupt of the Greensburg Diocese shared encouraging news of pro-life legislation that is happening at the state level that has a chance to over-turn Roe vs. Wade!

40 Days for Life’s recently released book!
New 40 Days for Life hats to keep us warm at the vigil!
Pamela Carney, a regular Silent-No-More witness at Planned Parenthood gives her testimony of how abortion devastated her…and her long journey of healing

Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Tom Hall welcomes us and encourages us to continue the fight for life
Pastor Adam Stump, from Lincoln Place Church of the Nazarene, motivates us and reminds us to be bold in our witness that abortion is murder

Lisa Koslosky, Vigil Shift Manager Coordinator, and her assistant, Marilyn Buck, speak about the importance and the noble sacrifice of our 40 Days for Life vigil shift managers

All the vigil shift manager come forward to receive a blessing by the clergy

 

Al Brunn offers his free pro-life bumper stickers to all
One last song by Intent ends our time in the church
We let our light shine!
Our candlelit procession to Planned Parenthood begins

Vigil shift managers Lindsay and Jeannie
Shift Managers Marilyn and Ginny
New shift manager, Jeff

 

Chaplain Steve, Pittsburgh’s “Singing Chaplain”, leads us in song in front of Planned Parenthood

Reverend Bryan Werner ended the evening by claiming the space inside the “circle” (where WE are NOT permitted to stand…but that the Holy Spirit CAN)! We prayed that the Holy Spirit would remain inside that circle for our 40 day campaign. We closed with a united Lord’s Prayer.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Photos from the Lenten Kick-Off Rally!

  • February 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm
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    So encouraged by the participation by clergy in this service inaugurating the 40 Days for Life campaign. I only hope that someday in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, we would have such a gathering for the life of the unborn. My friend,Sheila, stands prayerfully at the clinic and has been faithful in her devotion to God and to living out her faith. God’s blessings and love on all of you as you proclaim God’s truth in love.

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  • February 12, 2013 at 9:48 am
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    Our prayers will be for “40 days for Life” campaign this Lent! We hope to join you in prayer in front of Planned Parenthood when we can.
    Keep up the courageous work!

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  • February 12, 2013 at 6:17 pm
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    The prayers are working! We are so happy and thankful for all that has transpired!

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  • February 14, 2013 at 12:16 am
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    WE MUST STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, GOD SAYS OR WE ALSO DESERVE DEATH.

    I PRAY FOR HEARTS TO CHANGE. THAT IS THE WAY TO END ABORTION……………………

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