Camilleri Welcomes Guest to Deliver Invocation to House

Pastor Jack Eggleston offers prayer to begin today’s session
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), right, stands with Pastor Jack Eggleston of Unity Lutheran Church on the House floor on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Lansing. Eggleston, formerly of St. Philip Lutheran Church, delivered the invocation to open the day’s House session.

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) was proud to welcome Pastor Jack Eggleston as his guest to deliver the invocation, or opening prayer, for today’s House session at the Capitol. The invocation duties rotate between legislators, and they have the option of offering a prayer themselves or inviting a guest to deliver it.

“Although Pastor Eggleston currently preaches at Unity Lutheran Church in Southgate, I know him from his years of service at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Trenton,” Camilleri said. “It’s an honor to welcome him to Lansing and to hear his words of encouragement and faith.”

In his invocation, Pastor Eggleston urged representatives to open their hearts and minds to new insights, to remember the values that unite us and to be determined in their duties as legislators.

“It’s not often that one gets the opportunity to address a group of people as significant as our state representatives, and I am thankful that Rep. Camilleri offered me this chance,” Eggleston said. “I wanted to express my gratitude for the difficult work they do and pray that they do right by their fellow citizens.”