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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  

2020 Memorial Day Devotion Insert

2020 Memorial Day Devotion – A bulletin insert Provided by WELS National Civilian Chaplain, Pastor Paul Ziemer. If you are looking for ideas on how to make Memorial Day special, you can look through our “Ideas From the Trenches” pages.

Veteran’s Day Resources

Veteran’s Day (November 11) Ammo Can CampaignPromotional Resources  Veteran’s Day Ammo Can explanation – A brief statement that can be read to the congregation explaining your upcoming Veterans Day AMMO Can promotion. 2019 Veteran’s Day Bulletin announcement – For your church secretary-An announcement for your church bulletin announcing the LMSG Ammo Can event. 2019 Veteran’s Day Devotion–A Veterans Day bulletin insert Provided by WELS National Civilian Chaplain, Pastor Paul Ziemer. 2019 Veteran’s Day Article, The Face of War, by WELS National Civilian Chaplain,…

A Word of Thanks

 Dear LMSG, For those that may have never served overseas, before the internet days, AFN was our ONLY source of entertainment outside of videos that may have been mailed…and before videos (yes I am that old) we only had AFN.  Today, AFN is still an important part of service members in remote locations who can not use the internet as much as they would like d/t operational security and/or availability. Receiving the devotions on AFN is appreciated. Carlo A. Piraino…

How sharing my PTSD struggles helped others—and me

Army Sgt. Jon Harmon lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device while on a mission in Afghanistan in 2012. Today he speaks to commands and veterans about his personal struggle with mental health and how he works to overcome it.  9/4/2018 By Army Sgt. Jon Harmon During my deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, my team was providing security and fire support for a key leader engagement with the local village elders. The mission was uneventful … until it wasn’t.…

Facing PTSD- Take Five

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. Mark 6:31-32 General George Patton is quoted as source of the phrase. But then, so is Vince Lombardi. Both were convinced of the truth of the saying, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” We don’t know that Jesus ever expressed the thought in those words, but he surely put that message into practice. As sometimes…

WEEKLY DEVOTION-Gimme Tomorrow

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Ps. 3:5 It was December 1950. General MacArthur had told the press that he expected his troops in frozen, windswept Korea would be home by Christmas. A photographer for LIFE magazine asked an embattled Marine on the front line, “If I were God, and I could give you anything you wanted (for Christmas), what would you…