The LCMS encourages congregations to reach out to military families in the following ways:

Pray for our troops.
Recognize veterans in your congregation at least once a year.
Celebrate and remember our nation's military veterans, service personnel, chaplains and families.


The LCMS offers responsive prayers, sermon resources, and bulletin inserts to help congregations plan celebrations.

Thank you. Two simple words, but they are so necessary for the military families who wait for their loved one to come home.

Your loved one is never far from your thoughts, and we want to let you know that you are not forgotten.

The LCMS wants to help. Contact us with your email address, city, and state. We will give you the name and phone number of an Operation Barnabas team in your area.

You can connect with them, and, if you choose, meet them — on your terms.

Operation Barnabas