News & Events (Page 2)

News & Events (Page 2)

No One forgotten-LMSG Presentation

Article from the York-News Times Patriot Day focuses on Country, Faith and Family. For a second year, Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School (NELHS) put on a special Patriot Day program. Tuesday veterans and other guests joined NELHS faculty, staff and students to learn about the Missing Man Table and the Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG). Steven “Skip” Bremer, NELHS principal, opened the program by discussing the parallels between earthly warfare and spiritual warfare. “Every single one of us, whether we…

What God Says to Military Families

Redemption Lutheran Church, Watertown, New York interviewed a variety of military families and identified five common struggles and then found sections of God’s Word which speak directly to these common worries. Does God have something to say to your family? Download “What God Says to Military Families” to read about what he wants you to know.

2018 Spiritual R & R

Thanks to your generosity, LMSG hosted its first ever PTSD Spiritual R & R at Camp Phillip, WI the first weekend in May! “My veteran buddy and I meet once a week. Each time we walk away with the same assignments: I am responsible for seeing to it that he stays alive for a week; and he is to make sure I am still among the living seven days from now.” The words don’t seem so strange when considering the…

Retreat

The faculty, staff, and student body welcomed Pastor Jason Hacker and LMSG President Erhard Opsahl to Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Pastor Hacker held  chapel devotion and LMSG President Erhard Opsahl talked about LMSG. There was an LMSG display table outside in the hallway, LMSG supplied P-38’s to any who wished to take them, and there were unsolicited donations dropped in the LMSG ammo box! LMSG will receive the WLA “mission donation” raised by the student body. There was…

Oswald Kaul

OSWALD KAUL – served in the US Navy as a Seabee in World War II in December, 1942. World War II took him to the Aleutian Islands and the invasion of Okinawa until his honorable discharge in January, 1946. He married his wife Olga and they had three children. He retired in 1978 after his career as a US Naval Civil Servicemen, drafting, surveying and sounding in California. In 1995 they settled in Vancouver, WA., where he was a member of Peace Lutheran…

Larry Wentzlaff

Home Church: Peace Lutheran Church, North Mankato, MN. Branch: U.S. Army Rank: Staff Sargent Status: Veteran Information: Pastor Larry Wentzlaff serves as Chaplain for the Lutheran Military Support Group Board of Directors. He is a U.S. Army Veteran; Larry served from 1974 to 1985. Duty stations include Fort Lewis, WA; Dolan Bks, Schwabisch Hall, FRG; Fort Greely, AK; and Fort Hood, TX. Primary MOS was Quartermaster; secondary MOS was UH-1H Huey Mechanic and crew. He met during his time at…

RM 3rd Class Bruce Opsahl

Bruce H. Opsahl, 92, completed his earthly mission on Monday, October 9, 2017.  He had a life full of challenges and achievements. As a Radioman 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Opsahl was sent on an 18 month, top secret, Sino-American Cooperation Organization (SACO) operation in China beginning in early 1944.  SACO claims to have accounted for 25,000+ Japanese casualties; five SACO members were lost.  Opsahl’s Chinese hosts were the first to inform him that the…

LMSG President Addresses 2017 WELS Convention

LMSG President Erhard Opsahl addressed the more than 300 delegates to the WELS convention on August 2, 2017.  Opsahl informed the group about the progress our young organization has achieved and what LMSG looks forward to accomplish for active duty personnel, former military members, and their families. Opsahl then presented WELS President Schroeder,  with a small, flag holder for the American flag and four service flags for display in his office (provided by John Stedman).  LMSG appreciates the support we have…

Can’t Make It To Church On Sunday?

In this age of technology, finding an ELS/WELS worship service is quite simple on the internet. Here are a few options for those looking for online worship opportunities. WELS Live Streaming Broadcasts ELS Live Streaming Broadcasts A complete list of churches may be found on the WELS or ELS website.