DECATUR, Ill. – Pastor Silas Johnson of Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield delivered the invocation to the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday as a guest of state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur.
“The opening prayer in the House is a sacred moment where we pause to reflect and count our blessings before we start our work for the day,” Scherer said. “It is always great to have members of our community visit our State Capitol and I was honored to have Pastor Johnson join me on the House floor. I want to thank him for his thoughtful words and prayers at the start of our session day.”
The House begins each session day with a prayer delivered by clergy members representing various faiths and all parts of the state. Local faith leaders interested in delivering the daily invocation in Springfield can contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or by email at StateRepSue@gmail.com.
Pictured: Governor JB Pritzker (left) and Rep. Sue Scherer (center) welcome Pastor Silas Johnson (right) of Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield as he delivered the opening invocation to the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday.
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