Open Forum for week of April 25

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Pray for America

National Day of Prayer will be celebrated Thursday, May 2, at noon in the American Legion hall.

Our theme this year is Pray for America! Remembering Matthew 12:21: “On His name the nations will put their Hope.”

On May 2, millions of Christians will gather across our country to plead for America. Our country, founded upon the principle of religious freedom, gave us the guidance and the freedom to practice, and live by, our beliefs each day. God has blessed us with that precious gift.

As we gather across this land, let us pray for the future of our children and grandchildren for generations to come, asking that this great land will always be “One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”

We will gather at the American Legion at noon, with color guard, music (including for the first time the high school choral group) and many members of our clergy asking God to grant favor to each of us, in our work (public and private) schools, families and churches.

We are a family, a community of God; and, using this time to thank God, join in wonderful praise, prayer and fellowship.

Diane Rueb
Co-chair, National Day of Prayer