The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Soldiers remembered

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.


Richard W

Richard W

Posted at 12:01 am (U.S. Eastern) 12/31/2009

Its sad our national ELCA leadership couldn't have shown the same care and outpouring. Bishop Hansen ask us to remember the family of George Tiller in our prayers. I searched far and wide and couldn't find any comments like that for the families of our murdered soldiers. The true balance of leadership in the ELCA are Chaplains. Thank God daily for them, we in the military do......

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