Military Occasions and National Holiday Resources

An Introduction to the Military Ministry Prayers and Liturgies

Busy pastors have sometimes asked WELS Military Services if some ready resources of prayers and orders of service related to our nation and our Armed Forces could be prepared. In this folder you find our beginning answer to that request.

What you find offered here are our suggestions and ideas. You can improve on them. Perhaps in these files you may find some idea starters. On other occasions, when you look at your schedule, you may decide to use some of this work just the way it is. If you discover some typos, or have suggestions on how we might improve a work—or a suggestion for another topic, please let us know.

If you have prepared something that you think others may benefit from using, please submit it to us.

May the Lord richly bless your efforts to serve him by serving his people!

Paul C. Ziemer
National Civilian Chaplain to the Military
Armed Forces Liaison of WELS Military Services
paul.ziemer@wels.net

Lutheran Military Support Group

The Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG) supports the work of WELS Military Services, while providing a structure for WELS / ELS veterans, active duty military service personnel, and their families to provide encouragement, fellowship, and service to each other on the local level.

Ministry to the Military Resources

Resources for promoting or carrying out ministry to military personnel.

Resources include:

  • “A Pastor Looks at PSTD”
  • GOODnewsletter
  • WELS Military Magazine
  • OWLS Offering Brochure
  • “Spiritual  Implications for PTSD and TBI”
  • Military Mission Projects
  • Military Referral Poster

Military Services brochures are available upon request. Simply email your name, address, and the quantity desired to SpecialMinistries@wels.net.