Merciful God, thank You for giving us another day.
Let Your spirit of peace descend upon this place and those who work here. During this week, may the heat of political positions cool and the light of governing wisdom break forth.
Bless the Members back home in their districts, and the people whom they serve.
And as all Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, may we be forever grateful for the benefits we share as citizens of a common Nation with uncommon diversity. Help us to work together to build a better community as a light for the world.
May all that is done be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.
“Prayer to St. Thomas More
(originally for lawyers, but slightly edited for Congressional staff):
Thomas More, counselor of law and statesman of integrity, merry martyr and most human of saints: Pray that, for the glory of God and in the pursuit of His justice, I may be trustworthy with confidences, keen in study, accurate in analysis, correct in conclusion, able in argument, loyal to clients constituents, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, ever attentive to conscience. Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my clients constituents' tales. Read with me in my library and stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose my soul.
Pray that my family may find in me what yours found in you: friendship and courage, cheerfulness and charity, diligence in duties, counsel in adversity, patience in painâ€”their good servant, and God's first. Amen.
Join staffer Gary Dieffenderfer and other congressional staff for a weekly bible study.
Currently they are studying the book of Acts.
For more information, contact email@example.com
I wanted to remind you that we have a mindful meditation session TODAY in RHOB 2103 from 1:30–2:00 p.m. I know it is crunch time around here, but that means it is especially important to try to come out and re–center for a few minutes! Todayâ€™s guest instructor is a special one. Her name is Susan Piver.
Susan is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Hard Questions, the award–winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her new book is Start Here Now: An Open–Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation. She teaches workshops and speaks all over the world on meditation, spirituality, communication styles, relationships and creativity. She has been a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, CNN, and The Tyra Banks Show. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Parade, Money, and others. In 2011, Piver launched The Open Heart Project, an online meditation community with nearly 15000 members who practice together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness and fearlessness to everyday life.
Weekly Lenten Learning Series
Please join us for a special Lenten Learning Series following Bishop Robert Barron's discussion series, "The Mystery of God: Who God is and Why He Matters". Elise Dehan, the outreach coordinator for St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill, will lead the discussions. Reading materials and videos will be provided.
The seven–week series will begin on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in 1514 Longworth House Office Building.
Please RSVP to CatholicStaffAssociation@gmail.com. All Legislative Branch employees are invited to attend. Please invite friends and colleagues to RSVP as well!
Join the Capitol Hill Bible Study Staff Assn for their weekly bible study.
The theme for 2016 is Leadership.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members and staff are invited each Wednesday at 11:00 am to pray the Rosary in H–234, the Congressional Prayer Room.
Praying the Rosary is a way to reflect on the life of Christ through the perspective of Mary. It only takes twenty minutes for this traditional time of prayer.
We welcome all who are interested, those who regularly pray the Rosary and those who wish to learn. We have prayer sheets and rosaries available.
If you have any questions, please call Karen Bronson in the Chaplain's Office at 6–4835. Or email Karen.Bronson@mail.house.gov
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.
Join Chaplain Black and the Senate Staff
For his weekly Bible Study Series
Jody M. Bogoslavski
Office of the U.S. Senate Chaplain
S–332, The Capitol
Open to Congressional Members, Staff and general public.
For more information contact Moon Sulfab
Congressional Jewish Staff Association sponsors annual Passover Seder on the Hill
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 26th from 12:00–1:30 pm in HVC 201 A & B.
Rabbi Aaron Miller from Washington Hebrew will lead the Seder and lunch will be catered by Moti's Market.
Please RSVP no later than Thursday, April 14.
While the Seder is open to all, we also take donations to help offset the costs, as CJSA is not yet a dues collecting organization. Just shoot me an email if youâ€™re interested in donating. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
POC: Becca Brukman
Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal, CA–47