The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend David Lauer

Lakeland College
Sheboygan, WI

Sponsor: Rep. Tom Petri, (R-WI)
Date of Prayer: 06/02/2004

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. PETRI. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to recognize one of my constituents who is serving as our guest chaplain today, the Reverend David Lauer . Reverend Lauer is the campus minister and Marjorie and Richard D. Leach Professor of Theological Studies of Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. At Lakeland, he teaches in the areas of Old and New Testament, liturgy, contemporary ethics and contemporary theology. Reverend Lauer just completed his 36th year as coach of the men's varsity tennis team and has been inducted into Lakeland's Athletic Hall of Fame.

David received his bachelor of arts degree from Heidelberg College and his master of divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary. He will celebrate 40 years of marriage to Lynne Jenkins next year.

I know my colleagues join me in welcoming Reverend Lauer to the House today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O Lord and Maker of us all, whose light shines upon us all and whose guidance is for all, we humbly ask that Your grace rest upon this House today and that Your will be done here today.

For we acknowledge and thank You for all the blessings we share, especially the freedom we enjoy as Your children day by day, and the joy of living together as one family, and for Your care and keeping in all times and in all seasons.

Bless now Your servants in this place. Bless and lead them as they care for one another, for this land and for Your world. With Your mercy and Your love, bless and guide each Member, that in all things today, they might add to the beauty and peace of Your world and thus add honor and glory unto Your holy name.


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