LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Ministry


Armed Forces Sunday Celebrations

There are several opportunities for congregations to remember our nation's military veterans, service personnel, chaplains and families.

  • Armed Forces Sunday (typically the third Sunday in May)
  • Memorial Day Sunday
  • Independence Day weekend
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11 or the Sunday preceding or following Nov. 11)
  • Any Sunday of your choice

It’s less important which Sunday you choose; we simply want to give thanks to God in honoring the men and women who faithfully answered the call to serve in our nation’s military.

Please prayerfully consider using these LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces resources:

Veterans Day Sunday

Congregations are invited to order free bulletin inserts for Veterans Day Sunday, which is Nov. 11, 2018. Supplies are limited.

Order bulletin inserts

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Help our Lutheran servicemen and women stay spiritually strong by enrolling them in the Ministry-by-Mail program. The LCMS is the only denomination to support its members serving in the Armed Forces in such a direct way.

Servicemen and women receive materials in an initial packet when their name is submitted, and they regularly receive copies of Portals of Prayer.

To add a member or update an address, call 800-248-1930, ext. 1337, or complete the online form.

Enroll Online   Give Now

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Resources from LCMS

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Resources from LCMS Partners

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Media Library

View photo galleries and videos highlighting LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces.

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Ministry Information Sheets

Download and print copies of these information sheets to share with your congregation, school, Bible study groups, friends and family.

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