The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Kenneth Nelson

Seneca Community Church
Germantown, MD

Sponsor: Rep. David Trone, (D-MD)
Date of Prayer: 09/06/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. TRONE. Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to
recognize Reverend Kenneth Nelson, a Senior Pastor of the Seneca
Community Church. For over a decade, Reverend Nelson has helped his
church foster a vibrant and robust community. His passion and leadership have had a resounding impact on the people of Maryland.

Throughout his time with the church, Reverend Nelson has gone to great lengths to meet the hunger, health, and job development needs of
his community. As Montgomery College's Director of Business and
Community Outreach for the Department of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Reverend Nelson offers academic and career advice
to community members. Among his many other roles, Reverend Nelson has also lent his expertise to the International Council of Community Churches Ministers Group and the Montgomery County Black Minister's Conference as a Ministerium President and an Officer respectively.

Over the years, Reverend Nelson's work has received broad recognition. Notably, in 2007 and 2010, he was program presenter for
annual Montgomery County's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. He is one of the 2018 Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame Inductees.

On behalf of the great state of Maryland, I thank Reverend Nelson for his dedicated service and wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

We bless You, our gracious God, the creator of Heaven and Earth. We––the ancestors, the families, and friends of Seneca Community Church––cry out to You to bestow upon this body of Representatives the wisdom to address the needs of our time.

May they bring about a transformation of our country and the world to provide grace, mercy, blessings, and love in the name of Jesus.

May they work together with a liberating spirit to right wrongs, to alleviate poverty, and to prevent illness.

May they have an indomitable will to prevent injustice and to release a new provision of blessings for our times.

May they find every opportunity to achieve harmony and hope, and let them never be afraid to become better each day.

We pray for God's power and presence in us now and forever. Amen.

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