National Day of Prayer observances Thursday

National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday.

The church community of Girard will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 78 E.

Liberty St., Girard, and leave for a 9 a.m. walk with a processional cross. Residents may participate.

The group will visit key sites including the fire and police stations, city hall, municipal court, St. Rose School, Emmanuel

Community Care Center, Girard Free Library and churches, Trinity Lutheran, First United Methodist, First Baptist, St. Rose Catholic, First Christian and others.

An observance also is planned at noon at Salem Area Chamber of

Commerce building on the green. Clergy and lay people will offer Scripture and prayers for government, military, media, business, education, church and family.

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