Trinity Lutheran School Mission Project WELS Service Military Committee
This Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) Service Military Committee provides spiritual services to
WELS members and others who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. The committee carries out its mission through a ministry-by--mail program, a full--time civilian chaplain in Europe, and a national civilian chaplain and liaison to the military.
As WELS' national civilian chaplain and liaison to the military, Pastor Paul Ziemer maintains regular contact with many WELS troops and their families. He coordinates training conferences for WELS military contact pastors and orients and mentors new military contact pastors. When military clearance and funding permit, he supervises periodic chaplain trips to the Middle East or other areas of hostility.
One hundred twenty-two WELS pastors who live near military installations in the continental U.S. and select nations overseas stand ready to serve our military personnel and their families as part-time WELS civilian chaplains.
Free copies of Meditations (daily devotional book),
a printed monthly worship service, and taped audio and/or video worship services are sent to military personnel and civilians on a mailing list.
WELS Military Services is dependent on free-will offerings and grants and receives only modest subsidy from our synod's budget. Offerings are needed to help with supplies sent to those who serve in the military, postage, care packages, and travel expenses to provide spiritual support in person.
Students can bring in their mission offerings throughout the school year. Throughout the school year, the teachers will be looking for ways to engage the children directly in serving this committee.
Do you or someone you know serve in the Armed Forces? Military personal (including the National Guard of the Reserves) can receive devotions and other spiritual help materials in the mail or email. Go towels.net and you can complete an online referral form.