National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 2, 2019 has been established by the United States Congress as the National Day of Prayer. This first Thursday in May is set aside to remember our spiritual heritage and the foundation our country was built upon. Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country. In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

The National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The observance of the National Day of Prayer is founded on the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion. All Americans are encouraged to gather publicly to worship and pray for our land. Visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org to learn more.

The national theme for 2019 is “Love One Another” and is based on the verse from John 13:34 which states: “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”   Operation Transformation, along with Blue Water Area Churches, is sponsoring a time of prayer for people to come together and corporately pray for our nation, community, churches and family. Please join with us. The service is free and open to all :

Noon Prayer Service from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m . on May 2nd inside at the Port Huron City Building Auditorium, 100 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron. Various pastors will be leading times of prayer for specific areas. Special music will be provided by the New Life Christian Academy Choir. 
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On Thursday, May 2, from 7:30 - 9:30 pm is the Nation Observance of the National Day of Prayer in Statuary Hall within the US Capitol Building in Washington DC. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers, various spiritual leaders and leaders of government will be part of the service. You may watch it on DayStar Television Network, God TV, Facebook Live, and at nationaldayprayer.org.
The Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, 5235 Lakeshore Road, Fort Gratiot, is pleased to announce that on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 6 PM they will start a new Christian concert series. The Promoter is Tom Drake, who previously hosted the Southern Gospel Series at the Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington, MI. On May 5 th  , “The Chapelaires” a Mixed Quartet from Mt. Brydges, Ontario will be in concert. This is considered to be one of the best Mixed Quartets in the Region. There is no admission fee and a Free Will Offering will be received for the group. For more information, contact Tom Drake at 810-385-9037.
Faith Lutheran Pt Huron presents 7 area organists in concert featuring the Faith handbell choir on Sunday May 5 at 3 pm in the church. All proceeds from the free will offering will go to Habitat for Humanity.
For further information contact:
Ziyad Elassal at 313-653-9709 or  differencemakersph@gmail.com
John Romine 248-379-3381 or  john@therominegroup.com
HOME PLATE 2019
Saturday, June 8
Location: Comerica Park
Program Time: 12:30 PM
Game Time 4:10 PM
Tigers' Opponent: Minnesota Twins
Expected Attendance: 5,000 - 7,000 People

Our  HOME PLATE 2019  date will be  Saturday, June 8 . Our program will begin at 12:30 PM. The game time is at 4:10 PM. The Tigers have scheduled an  On-The-Field Baseball Clinic  (between the program and game) on the day of our event. The ticket price is $34.00 per ticket (includes game ticket, program ticket, souvenirs, $5.00 meal coupon, and access to on-the-field baseball clinic).
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