National Day of Prayer 60th Annual Observance Held Locally at Moniteau County Courthouse

Reverend Tim Burgher, minister of music at First Baptist Church, California, leads in "A Mighty Fortress is our God" during the National Day of Prayer event held at the Moniteau County Courthouse Thursday, May 5. Other pastors present; from left, are Burgher, Frank Hensley, New Life Christian Church, California, Eddie Schoeneberg, Main Street Baptist Church, California, Dr. Peter Kurowski, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Glen Golden, High Point Baptist Church, and Thomas Medlin, New Beginnings Family Worship Center, Califonria.

Reverend Tim Burgher, minister of music at First Baptist Church, California, leads in "A Mighty Fortress is our God" during the National Day of Prayer event held at the Moniteau County Courthouse Thursday, May 5. Other pastors present; from left, are Burgher, Frank Hensley, New Life Christian Church, California, Eddie Schoeneberg, Main Street Baptist Church, California, Dr. Peter Kurowski, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Glen Golden, High Point Baptist Church, and Thomas Medlin, New Beginnings Family Worship Center, Califonria. Photo by John Inman.

Ministers, residents, county workers, members of the VFW Memorial Post 4345, active duty and reserve military were present at the Moniteau County Courthouse Thursday, May 5, for the 60th Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer.

Pastor Frank Hensley, New Life Christian Church, helped organize the event along with other members of the California Ministerial Alliance.

"Several pastors gathered together to plan the event," Hensley said. "Help from the California Democrat, KRLL and people getting the word out helped us do this. The National Day of Prayer was started 60 years ago by President Harry S. Truman, but there were over 100 proclamations of prayer before then. Now with the National Day of Prayer being held the first Thursday in May since President Ronald Reagan, it is up to us to make the best of this opportunity and freedom to gather and pray. Here is our own government petitioning us to do it."

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Members of the California VFW Memorial Post 4345 stand at attention and honor those fallen by playing "Taps," at the National Day of Prayer held Thursday, May 5, at the Moniteau County Courthouse.

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A group of residents of Moniteau County came out for the National Day of Prayer.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Brian Bogusky, presents the address "The Military" during the National Day of Prayer.

For more of this story check out the May 11 issue of the California Democrat.

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