After a November shooting took the lives of 13 soldiers and wounded some 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas, ELCA Chaplain Col. Michael T. Lembke read Isaiah 40:28-31 at the memorial service. "We can take this time of tragic loss as an opportunity to listen and pray and to be sustained by the very presence of God and our local and national family," he said. "As the text says, we will be borne up as on the wings of an eagle." Lembke and other ELCA chaplains provided care for soldiers and their families after the shooting.
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