LANSING – State Representative Robert Kosowski was honored to have his guest deliver the opening invocation for a legislative session this week. The Rev. Venice C. Douglas came from Westland Lutheran Our Savior to read a prayer before the House of Representatives began its work.
“It was a great privilege to have Pastor Douglas come to the Capitol to deliver the invocation,” Kosowski said. “I’m proud to have a representative of Westland speak in front of my colleagues.”
After serving in the Army during the Vietnam War, Douglas was ordained as a Lutheran pastor in July 1979. Although he formally retired in 2006, he continues to serve the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod as needed.