National Day of Prayer to be held on May 3

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Canyon Lake’s 6th annual National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 3, in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. This year’s theme is “Pray for Unity.” The scripture verse is “Making every effort to keep the unity of Spirit through the bond of peace,” Ephesians 4:3.

A continental breakfast will be served at 10 a.m.; program begins at 10:30 a.m. Prayers, music and testimonies will follow breakfast.

Tickets are $12 and include breakfast. For tickets, contact Lynda Ofstad at 951-44-7866. The reservation deadline is Apr. 23.

Participating churches and clubs include Canyon Lake Community Church, Elevation, Center, New Hope, Lamb’s Fellowship, Canyon Lake Bible Club and Canyon Lake Torah Club.

Lane McKellar will serve as this year’s emcee. The Elsinore Flying Tigers Air Force ROTC will serve as the Color Guard. Those leading prayers include Pastor Dave Dick, Pastor Kasey Crawford, Chris Suit, Pastor Thor Ramsay, Pastor Harvey Flake, Buzzy Enniss, Sherry Reiter and Kaitlyn Evans.

Mike Shroyer will coordinate the patriotic music. Peniel Flake will sing a solo, accompanied by Marvin Webster, and Kylene Evans will be playing her harp in a solo of patriotic music.

A special gift will be given to everyone who attends this year’s National Day of Prayer. Shirley Webster has made a square of patchwork in red, white and blue with a prayer attached and a small cross enclosed. It’s a unique keepsake of the special day.

The National Day of Prayer has been celebrated in the United States since 1952, by joint resolution of Congress and President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, President Reagan designated the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer.

For more information, contact Nancy Horton at 951-246-2928.

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