Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Armed Forces Sunday was observed at St. John Lutheran, Charter Oak on May 23, along with Pentecost and Baccalaureate. Members of Charter Oak's American Legion Post participated in the processional and recessional. A roll call was read before prayers of those 58 veterans of 5 wars who were members of St. John at the time of their death. After worship, outside the church a wreath was ceremonially places on the "tomb of the unknown" and a firing squad offered a 21 gun salute. 

The Legion will host a Memorial Day service at the Charter Oak Community Building on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

Today, LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces endorses and supports 215 chaplains, including: 71 active duty military chaplains, 93 chaplains serving Reserve and National Guard units (22 of which are mobilized and serving in the United States, Iraq, and Afghanistan), 22 Veterans Administration chaplains, 25 Civil Air Patrol chaplains, and four chaplains for Federal Bureau of Prison ministry.

Serving those who serve

Support of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces can be sent to:
LCMS World Mission Ministry to the Armed Forces
1333 S. Kirkwood Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122

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