The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend John C. Davidson

Redeemer Lutheran Church
Lancaster, OH

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. David Hobson, (R-OH)
Date of Prayer: 06/23/2004

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize this morning's honored guest chaplain, Dr. John C. Davidson , who serves as the pastor of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Ohio.

Dr. Davidson has been an ordained minister for 22 years and has faithfully served his parish and the Lancaster community during that time. He has earned two master's degrees and a doctorate degree from the Concordia Theological Seminary located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri.

In addition to his parish duties, Dr. Davidson also serves as second vice chairman of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, where he provides governing assistance to 172 congregations located in Ohio and portions of West Virginia and Kentucky.

Dr. Davidson is also known as a community leader. He serves as chaplain for the Charity Newsies in Fairfield County and the Fairfield County Coroner.

On the personal side, Dr. Davidson and his wife, Luann, have been married for 22 years and are blessed with four beautiful children, Rachel, Emily, Andrew, and Mark.

Dr. Davidson is an uplifting minister who is loved by his family and is well respected by the Lancaster community and the members of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.

As Ohio's Seventh District Congressman, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly recognize Dr. Davidson for his commitment to the church and his community over the years. His many contributions to the spiritual growth of central Ohio are
noteworthy, and I thank him for his service.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty and Gracious God, as we begin this new day, we seek Your forgiveness and blessing. As Creator and Governor of all, we pray that You would protect our country from all harm and attack. Restrain the plans of those who would do us evil. Change the hearts of our enemies that we may live with them in peace. Give to those who protect us the wisdom to defeat the plans of our enemies, so that the people of this nation will live in unity and peace. Bless all those in service of our country. Endow our leaders with wisdom and knowledge, that by Your power they will make God pleasing decisions for the welfare of our citizens; through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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