Many Grace Brethren churches are set to participate in Thursday’s National Day of Prayer activities in communities around the nation.
Typical is the participation of Pastor Nicholas Philiposian of the Uniontown, PA, Grace Brethren church, as noted in this excerpt from a news item in the Uniontown, PA, Herald-Standard newspaper:
This year’s theme is “God Shed His Grace on Thee,” with Scripture from Hebrews 4:16. A prayer by author Max Lucado will be read in unison at noon in cities and churches across the country.
Local events begin Thursday at 6 a.m. with the 12th annual Fayette County National Day of Prayer Breakfast at the Uniontown Holiday Inn, Route 40.
The Rev. George McLaughlin of White House Free Methodist Church near Smithfield will be the keynote speaker. Other pastors leading prayer include the Rev. Nicholas Philiposian of Grace Brethren Church in Uniontown, for education; the Rev. Art Mace of Central Christian Church, for the media; the Rev. Gary Witt of Wooddale Bible Brethren, for the church; the Rev. Carl Jackson of Antioch Baptist Church in Edenborn, for families; and the Rev. Tom Barnhart of Triumphant Fellowship Church, located on Route 21 just outside Uniontown, for government.
The Simi Valley, CA, Grace Brethren Church (John McIntosh, pastor) is hosting a breakfast for the Day of Prayer. National Day of Prayer breakfast will be held 7 a.m. Thursday at Grace Brethren Church, 2900 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Tickets $20. Actor Dean Jones (who played Chuck Colson in the film “Born Again”) will be the guest speaker. Call (805) 527-0123.
For complete information on the NDOP, log onto www.nationaldayofprayer.org.