Canyon Lake’s National Day of Prayer canceled

Canyon Lake residents gather in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge for National Day of Prayer. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

Canyon Lakers will not be gathering in the lodge for National Day of Prayer as they have done for the past eight years. Chairwoman Nancy Horton announced today that Canyon Lake’s 9th Annual Day of Prayer has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled for May 7 at 10 a.m.

National Day of Prayer Chairwoman Nancy Horton, right, announced that this year’s event is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Horton is pictured with harpist Kaylene Evans, who performs at the annual event. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

“Since the lodge is closed and schools are not in session, we could not enjoy the Elsinore High ROTC Flying Tigers to perform the color guard,” said Nancy. “The pastors and rabbi are meeting their congregations over the internet, so it was decided very early that we could not risk a ceremony in person.  Even getting a virtual visit with the pastors and rabbi involved risky work for the crew.  So this year, please stay at home, and pray as we have done for eight years.”

Horton requests that Canyon Lakers sing the national anthem on May 7 at 10 a.m. “Say the Pledge of Allegiance. Pray for the country, the state of California, our City of Canyon Lake and neighboring cities, our churches, families, children, the elderly, and the isolation we are all feeling until we can be together again,” said Horton.

“Special mighty prayers for our first responders, all health care workers, and those who are keeping essential businesses going.  Pray that we will all be face to face when it is safe to do so.”

Horton is also asking residents to offer thanks for the life of Sherry Reiter, who lost her battle with cancer in November 2019. Reiter was the president of the Canyon Lake Torah Club and a supporter of Canyon Lake’s National Day of Prayer since the beginning. 


Social Media

Explore More


Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about local news stories. 

On Key

Related Posts