The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. C. Frederick Horbach

Memorial Presbyterian Church
Vineland, NJ

Sponsor: Rep. Frank LoBiondo, (R-NJ)
Date of Prayer: 06/22/2000

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. LOBIONDO. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for allowing me the opportunity and the honor today to welcome Dr. C. Frederick Horbach of Elmer, New Jersey, as our guest chaplain.

An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, Dr. Horbach has served at churches in Audubon, Elmer and Burlington, New Jersey. An educator, he recently retired after a 28–year tenure with the Cumberland County College where he taught courses in religion, art and philosophy. He is currently pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in my hometown of Vineland, New Jersey.

Having earned an A.B. degree from Elizabeth Town College, a master's of divinity degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary, a master's of sacred theology and a Ph.D. for his research in art and religion from Temple University, Dr. Horbach's knowledge and background in theology is vast.

His parishioners, however, will tell you that his greatest attributes are the interest, compassion and dedication he brings to his work. I am pleased that he and members of his family are able to join us today and would like to thank the House for this opportunity to recognize his many achievements.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Eternal God, by whom alone all exists, through whom alone we all are sustained, in whom alone we all must seek direction and find purpose.

We confess that we are a Nation in progress, ever seeking to fulfill a divine mandate to establish liberty and justice for all the people. As such, we need Your guiding hand along the way of our pilgrimage. Look with favor, we pray, upon this our Nation and grant Your blessing for the journey.

Equip, O Lord, the President of the United States, the Members of Congress, and all others in authority with uncommon wisdom, unwavering courage and unfailing dedication to seek, to know, and to do Your will.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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