The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Lyle W. Lipps

Second Church of Christ
Nashport, OH

Sponsor: Rep. Robert Ney, (R-OH)
Date of Prayer: 05/16/2000

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. NEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Lyle W. Lipps , the minister of the Second Street Church of Christ in Frazeysburg, Ohio. Minister Lipps and his family have traveled to our Nation's capital from Ohio so that he may serve as the Guest Minister for the House today. I am honored to have one of my constituents represent our area and our State in such a manner.

Minister Lipps has been involved full time in the ministry for the last 12 years of his life. Prior to his work at the Second Street Church of Christ, he spent 4 years with the Adena Road Church of Christ in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Minister Lipps is a 1989 graduate of the Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. Minister Lipps , his wife Connie and their son Luke reside in Nashport, Ohio.

Mr. Speaker, I ask that my colleagues join me in honoring Minister Lyle Lipps . His commitment and dedication to his family, his community, his church and his Nation deserve to be commend;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father God in heaven, I pray to You today on behalf of our Nation's lawmakers and for the citizens they represent. I pray that You grant them a spirit of wisdom, insight and cooperation. I pray that You help them to serve this country in its best interests. I pray that we learn to love one another as citizens so that we might have peace and justice tempered with mercy. Thank You for the freedom that we have in this Nation. I thank You for those who have fought and died defending our country. I thank You for the protection and provision You have placed over us as Your blessings. May Your will be done as we seek to follow Your example in humble imitation. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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