Almighty and merciful God of the universe, we give You thanks for giving us another day.
We pray for the gift of wisdom to all with great responsibility in this House for the leadership of our Nation.
As the Members disperse to their various districts and our Nation prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, may we all retreat from the busyness of life to remember our citizen ancestors who served our Nation in the armed services.
Grant that their sacrifice of self, and for so many, of life, would inspire all of America's citizens to step forward, in whatever their path of life, to make a positive contribution to the strength of our democracy.
Bless us this day and every day, and may all that is done within these hallowed Halls be for Your greater honor and glory.
“Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.
—St. Thomas Aquinas
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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! Today’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: email@example.com
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 you’re interested in donating. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
POC: Becca Brukman
Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal, CA–47