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Local prayer day observances announced

STERLING – Breakfasts and programs are planned May 3 throughout the Sauk Valley for this year's National Day of Prayer.

This year's theme is "Pray for America – UNITY," referring to Ephesians 4:3, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.

The scheduled events are:

n Dixon: 6 p.m., Dixon Riverfront Ampitheater on South Hennepin Avenue; and 6 p.m., Turning Point CITI Church, 944 Stony Point Road.

n Lanark: 7 p.m., Lanark United Methodist Church, 405 E. Locust St.

n Mount Carroll: Carroll County NDP service, noon, Carroll County Courthouse, 301 N. Main St. In case of rain, it will be at Mount Carroll Church of God, 816 S. Clay St.

n Rock Falls: Mayor's breakfast, open to the public, 8 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 501 Eighth Ave., and service, 6 p.m., City of God Church, 530 W. Rock Falls Road.

n Shannon: 9 a.m., Shannon Baptist Church, 101 N. Broad St.; midday prayer, 12:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church, 217 S. Hickory St.

n Savanna: 2 p.m., Big Meadows Nursing Home, 1000 Longmoor Ave.

n Sterling: prayer breakfast, 6:30 a.m., New Life Lutheran Church, 702 W. Lynn Blvd.

n Thomson: 10 a.m., York Community Church, 2301 state Route 84

Go to nationaldayofprayer.org for more information.

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