Friday, May 2, 2014

Sanford's Day of Prayer

Hundreds of religious leaders, civic leaders, and community members gathered together throughout the day on Thursday, May 1 for local prayer events in honor of the National Day of Prayer.

The day began with the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church. Mayor Chet Mann, Father Hector La Chapelle, Rev. Ron Stoker, Rev. Iris Jordan, Rev. Linda Smith, and Bob Bridwell presented an inspirational program.

At noon, Pastor Bruce MacInnes of Turner's Chapel Church led his annual prayer ceremony at the war memorial at the Sanford Municipal Center. Church leaders from across the county gathered to participate and lead gatherers in prayer.

That evening, newly ordained Catholic minister Bob Bridwell of St. Stephen Catholic Church joined Rev. Tim Martin of Trinity Lutheran Church and Father Craig Lister of St. Thomas Episcopal Church for a Vespers program in Depot Park.

Following these events, New Hope Baptist Church held a community prayer service at their church on Beechtree Drive.

Read The Sanford Herald's summary of the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast and the noon prayer service. The articles are free to read, but you may have to register.

See more photos from the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, the noon prayer service, and the Vespers program on our Facebook page.

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