Canyon Lake to host 6th annual National Day of Prayer


Canyon Lake will host its 6th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. 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.

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.

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

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.

A special gift will be given to everyone who attends this year. 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.