God of love, bless the Members of this House. Please help those who labor here recognize how You are present in their service and leadership. Guide them as they seek to be effective for the good of all Your people.
Loving God, may our leaders be alert to the cares, hurts, and challenges of our citizens and our communities. Help those leaders choose well directions and actions that benefit those likely to be left out and all who express and strengthen our Nation's values, which are our greatest assets.
May we hear and pursue Your sacred message, merciful God, that we be women and men with the capacity of peacemakers, realistic and also deeply thoughtful and wise.
Finally, gentle God, bring to those who serve here a participation in Your own gifts, such as rich insight and also joy, in their care for the well–being of our country and the world.
“Prayer for the Faithful
May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
– Against the snares of the evil one.
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.”
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.
Ash Wednesday Services at local Churches:
St. Peter's Catholic Church
2nd & C St. SE
Mass & ashes – 7:00 am, 8:45 am (school Mass), 12:15 pm, 6:30 pm
Ashes only – 11:00 am
2nd & C St. NE
Mass – 8:00 am, 12:10 pm, 5:30 pm
Church of the Resurrection
801 North Carolina Ave. SE
Service – 7:00 pm
3rd & A St. SE
7:00 am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm
620 G St. SE
7:30 am, 12:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Church of the Reformation
222 East Capitol St. NE
12:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
421 Seward Sq. SE
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Independence & 4th St. SE
12 Noon (traditional)
7 pm – 8:30 pm "Stardust to Dust — A Deep Time Creation Liturgy"
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain
Ash Wednesday Service
Liturgy of the Word and Ash Distribution
2:00 pm – HVC–201
4:00 pm – HVC–201
All Members and Staff are invited.
The service will take about 20 minutes.
For more information – contact 5–2509
Join Chaplain Black and the Senate Staff
For his Bible Study Series
Lunch is provided.
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
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All staff are invited to a weekly Bible study in Ford Office Bldg.
The topic for the winter will be the Acts of the Apostles.
For more information: Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org
The study on February 27 will be led by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld
Sponsored by the Congressional Jewish Staff Assn.
POC – BillDauster@gmail.com