The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Lane Bembenek

Joy Lutheran Church
Moore, SC

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Bob Inglis, (R-SC)
Date of Prayer: 06/22/2010

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

* Mr. INGLIS. Madam Speaker, it is my privilege to recognize and welcome Rev. Lane D. Bembenek, pastor of the Joy Lutheran Church in Moore, SC.

* Pastor Bembenek studied theology in Rock Hill and Columbia, SC, and first pastored a church at the Pine Grove Lutheran Church in Lone Star, SC. In 1998, he began developing a new congregation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America called Joy Lutheran church. This church has grown into a thriving congregation on the west side of Spartanburg, SC.

* Pastor Bembenek is married to Dianna Bonnett Bembenek. They have two sons, Jacob and William.

* We very much appreciate his contribution to the people of the Fourth Congressional District of South Carolina.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of grace and glory, in your goodness and love you created humanity to live together in unity and peace. We are different and yet the same.

Thank you for the gift of communities around the world, large and small, and for the many ways in which our hands are an extension of your graceful hands.

Empower the leaders of the House in their important work as they serve to make our communities safe, productive, and beautiful places to live and work.

Grant each person here wisdom in the important work that you have called them to do.

Their work is your work and their voices are your voice as they labor together for the sake of this great land and for those around the world.

Bless all that is done here today and every day. We ask all this, O God, in your holy and precious name. Amen.

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