What does LMSG provide?
Assistance to WELS Military Services and the ELS Christian Service Board in their ministry to
Military Service Members,
Direct support of Lutheran Military Service Members and their Families, and Lutheran Veterans and their Families
Connecting to Jesus unchurched Military Service Members and their Families, and unchurched Veterans and their Families

 

What does LMSG provide?• Assistance to WELS Military Services and the ELS Christian Service Board in their ministry to Military Service Members, • Direct support of Lutheran Military Service Members and their Families, and Lutheran Veterans and their Families • Connecting to Jesus unchurched Military Service Members and their Families, and unchurched Veterans and their Families  

Tidings of Joy

While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? Luke 24:4-5 In the excitement of Easter, we must not forget about Mary, the one who was engaged to Joseph and became the mother of Jesus. Words from an angel startled her with…

But I Shall Live

I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done (Psalm 118:17). For me, Easter is very personal. For me, it is a matter of life or death. I realize that millions of people celebrate that day, and, over time, there have been billions of them that did so. I admit that I do not personally know any of the people who have a role in the Easter story. Surely, none of the angels. But I…

And Look at This

The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived (Numbers 21:8,9). If you want to get people’s attention, throw a batch of poisonous snakes among them. It surely caught the attention of the Israelites. They…

If I Should Die…

Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When He had said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 My mother taught me that prayer when I was small. I learned it by listening as she stood by my bed to tuck me in at night. At first, she asked me to repeat each line after her. Then, we began saying it together. It wasn’t long before I could say it all by…

April-Month of the Military Child

Purple up! April is designated as Month of the Military Child – a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. To help your congregation or organization celebrate this month here are a few resources. An insert  prepared by Lutheran Military Support Group for your church bulletin MilitaryChild.org has some wonderful ways to assist you. A. Coloring Activity for Sunday…

Behold Your King!

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). The Roman troops deployed to Jerusalem in the province of Judea did not know that this day would be called Palm Sunday. They were, however, very aware that the festival of the Passover was approaching. They could expect big crowds to jam city streets.…

NO!

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing” (Matthew 23:37). Some parents say the first word their sweet child offered to them was “No!” It might even have been a determined “No!” made with a vigorous shaking of the head. It mattered little if mom used soothing words to encourage…

Look At This

And being found in appearance as a Man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:8) It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But words can paint pictures, too. Maybe that’s why the Bible uses so many word pictures. Jesus used parables to explain the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. The Gospel writers painted vivid scenes of the life and death of him as the Savior of the…

Wages of Sin

Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them, and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to his command. So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. (Leviticus 10:1,2) The day would never be forgotten by any of them. It began with high excitement and ended with shocking sorrow. It could have been the best day of Aaron’s life. Instead, it…