Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

January 22, 2023

 Psalm 139: 13-16 (ESV)

For you formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.

We are reminded that all have been remarkably knit together by our creator.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday of January as a day to recognize the sanctity of human life. We hope you’ll join us in recognizing and advocating for the Imago Dei: that is, the theological truth that all human life – from conception to natural death – is special, sacred, and knit together in the image of God.  

Especially this year, on this side of Roe being overturned, it is more important than ever for us to lead with love, compassion, and truth on this issue. Although we may not know how the Supreme Court’s decision will play out in individual states, we do know that making abortion illegal doesn’t make it unthinkable, life decisions will always need life support, and there are still women and men dealing with consequences from past abortion decisions.

The following are some ideas and resources for how you can share about the Sanctity of Human Life with a grace-based, informed approach.

For Pastors and Church Leaders:

  • Schedule a Hope PCC representative to share a Sanctity of Human Life Sunday message. Scheduling is limited, please contact Tami at asap for availability.  

  • Share the “Knit Together” vinyl sticker gift from Hope PCC with your congregation as a reminder they are valued and loved by our Creator.

  • Show the 2 minute video “Knit Together” provided by Hope PCC during services on January 22nd.

Download here: 

  • Share your heart for your church to do something specific, measurable, and tangible for the abortion-vulnerable in your church and community. Spend some time in prayer and view the streaming content for the first session of Making Life Disciples 2.0. You can access that content at no cost at See Making Life Disciples 2.0 brochure or reach out to us at Hope PCC for more information.

For Everyone:

  • Stop by Hope PCC or call (435) 656-5331 to receive a Knit Together vinyl sticker (shown above) as a reminder that you are remarkably knit together by your Creator! 

  • Share the Hope PCC video, “Knit Together” (shown above)

Past Abortion Care & Education (PACE) for Women and Men:

  • Forgiven and Set Free” – There is healing for women after an abortion. No matter what influences a woman to end a pregnancy, the physical, psychological, and spiritual side effects are real. Feelings of guilt, shame, and grief can become a heavy burden, and many women feel that they will never be free – but there is hope! Call Tina at Hope PCC for more information, (435) 656-5331 or email

Thank you for supporting Hope Pregnancy Care Center’s vision, which is a community transformed by and centered on the good news of Jesus Christ, motivated to support and protect every human life – born and unborn – granting all generations hope for an abundant future!