Mission Service Activity of the Month

November 2022:  Host an Armed Forces Sunday

open Bible with American flag folded into triangle and set of military dog tags

Veterans Day is November 11th. We thank all those who serve in the military for their service. Chaplains provide a unique and vital military service that supports the troop’s spiritual health. This Veterans Day we thank all our service members and the Chaplains that guide them. 

We can support our Chaplain service members by hosting an Armed Forces Sunday. Resources can be found or requested at lcms.org/ministry-to-the-armed-forces. You may know a Chaplain and can pray for him, send him a thank you card, or invite him to worship with you. Or your congregation can Adopt-a-Chap through LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces which pairs your congregation directly with a chaplain. 

Gospel Focus 

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (1 Chronicles 16:34).

Devotion as You Plan 

The devotion Showing Our Pastors and Church Workers Love and Respect can be used while your group is preparing for the event.  After reading this devotion, please take a minute to think of the position of Chaplain instead of Pastor. Insert the word Chaplain for Pastor. Imagine their duties and service overseas, many times away from their families. Imagine what a Chaplain might see or do before holding services on Sunday. 

Prayer as You Plan and Prepare 

Dear Lord, hold our troops and the Chaplains that support them in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Please place a hedge of protection around each and every one. In your name, we pray, Amen.

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Host an Armed Forces Sunday


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