ALTON — The Rotary Club of the Riverbend will host the sixth annual Day of Prayer at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Alton’s YWCA at 304 E. Third St.
This event runs concurrently with National Day of Prayer observances throughout the nation. The goal is to bring people of all faiths together to pray for a variety of topics such as youths, racial healing, education, business, churches, families, government, military, media, the sick and those in need.
Local leaders and church pastors will lead the prayers; those participating this year are Elizabeth Smith, Jamie Black, Sister Anselma, David Stevenson, Larry Thompson, Paula Mattix Wand, Mark Ellebracht, Steven Helfrich and Peter Hough. Mayors Brant Walker and Mike McCormick will read proclamations for Alton and Godfrey. Pastor Ron Wenzel will serve as master of ceremony.
The Rotary Club of the Riverbend was chartered in June 2010 and meets weekly at noon Thursday at Mac’s Time Out in Alton. For information, visit rotaryriverbend.org.