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April 29, 2013

Events scheduled here this week for National Day of Prayer

Jen Barrick will speak during the local observance of the 62nd National Day of Prayer this week. Dan Bible, event chairman, said this year’s theme is “Pray for America: In his name the nations will put their Hope.”

The observance will begin with the prayer rally May 1 at 7 p.m. at Central Assembly of God, 2020 Bedford St. Cumberland. Barrick will speak and there is no charge to attend the service,.

Barrick’s website is www.hopeoutloud.com. Her book is “Miracle for Jen” with forward by Joni Ereckson Tada.

The Community Choir will participate and sing special music that has inspired Barrick and pays tribute to America. Director will be Jeff Avey, with assistant Beth Creek and accompanist Donna Dicken.

Local church choir members have been invited to be part of the community choir. The Witmer Sister’s will sing, and the Mountainside Marines will assist in the events.

The 17th annual National Day of Prayer breakfast will be held at the Holiday Inn in Cumberland on May 2 at 8 a.m.

City, county and state officials have been invited, including the board of education, members and heads of city, county and state law enforcement agencies, as well as area pastors, businesses, and sponsors and their affiliates. Tickets must be bought in advance by calling 301-697-6777. Special music will be performed by Korensa Gray — www.korensagray.com.

The National Day of Prayer entertainment will be on the Downtown Cumberland Mall on May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Community Choir will sing a tribute for Barrick and to America. The King’s Company Praise Dance Company, coordinated by DeEtta McGreevy; and The Wills Mountain Cloggers, with Beth Toner, will perform.

Praise, worship, and prayer will be from noon to 1 p.m. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 color guard will walk to City Hall where the events will be complete.

Paulette Porter

Cumberland

Cumberland National Day of Prayer Committee

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