Thursday, May 1, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m., National Day of Prayer will be observed in Barnesville at the Christian Family Life Center of First Baptist Church.
Leading hymns and the National Anthem will be Greg Burrell, minister of music, First Baptist Church; Carson Selph, member of First Baptist, will accompany on piano; Pre-service and post-service music will be brought by the high school concert band under the direction of An’cheyl Green.
The welcome will be brought by Garth Forster, pastor of First Baptist; Sheriff Brad White will be the civic representative. A responsive reading will be led by Dana Overton-Garrett, pastor of Barnesville First United Methodist Church. Singing the special music will be the Antioch Baptist Church Trio made up of Margaret McCook, April Savage and Kelanie Stubbs.
The prayer of confession will be led by Mic Savage, pastor of Barnesville First Assembly of God. Presenting the colors will be the JROTC directed by Maj. Paul Stinson. The pledges to the U.S. and Christian flags will be led by Dr. Jeffery Morgan, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church.
The NDP devotional will be brought by superintendent Dr. Bill Truby. The prayer for the nation will be led by Lonnie Grant, pastor of Barnesville Church of the Nazarene. The benediction will be led by Steve Pattison, seniors and care pastor at Rock Springs Church.
The 2014 NDP theme is One Voice United In Prayer, based on Romans 15:6 which says, “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Lunch will be available at 12:40 p.m. for a $1 donation towards the Lamar Christian Ministerial Association fund at the church kitchen. The LCMA fund goes to help individuals and families in need.