The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Steven W. Schenewerk

Community Baptist Church
Winston, OR

Sponsor: Rep. Greg Walden, (R-OR)
Date of Prayer: 07/13/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. WALDEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today for the distinct honor and
pleasure of welcoming Pastor Steve William Schenewerk as the guest
chaplain in the United States House of Representatives this morning.

Pastor Schenewerk serves the congregation of Community Baptist Church
in Winston, Oregon. He was raised in the Midwest but followed the call of God to the Pacific Northwest to become a pastor. His path led him to Community Baptist Church, where he has humbly offered spiritual
guidance and encouragement to the community for over 25 years.

Pastor Schenewerk's devotion to his community does not stop there, though. He serves on the board of the Winston Area Community
Partnership and is involved in several organizations that help the needy in Douglas County.

Ever committed to serving those who have served others, Pastor
Schenewerk has most recently become the chaplain to the local police force in Winston.

Of all the joys in his life, nothing compares to that for his wife,
Cindy; his daughter, Megan; and son, Josh.

Mr. Speaker, I thank Pastor Schenewerk for his words this morning.
They are most inspirational.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O magnificent God, the people who will gather here today represent a diverse population. They will consider many challenges and concerns as they represent those who sent them here. The times in which we live are filled with demanding difficulties.

Lord, I ask that those who deliberate and discuss these challenges may have courage to seek truth wherever it may be found; may You provide a willingness to hear and listen to one another's point of view; may they receive a wisdom to apply truth as they make difficult choices.

Lord, I ask that as decisions are made, You provide peace, Your presence, and Your power so that individuals and families may flourish,
communities may be healthy, and that the light of liberty continues to shine in our world.

In the name of God, the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

To learn more about Members who have sponsored a Guest Chaplain, please visit the Congressional Biographical Directory