Embrace unity at Canyon Lake’s 11th Annual National Day of Prayer

Sheriff Chad Bianco will be delivering the keynote speech at Canyon Lake’s 11th Annual National Day of Prayer.

This community-wide observance will take place on Thursday, May 2, at the lodge. Light refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m.

This event is open to all community members and there is no cost to attend.

Councilman Jeremy Smith will serve as emcee. The keynote speech will be delivered by Sheriff Chad Bianco, who will share insights and inspiration.

Prayers will be delivered by local officials and church pastors, fostering a spirit of togetherness and community strength.

Participating churches include Canyon Lake Community Church, Center Church, and Lamb’s Fellowship.

The program includes prayers for the city, county, state, missionaries, those affected by war, individuals, military and veterans, first responders, the missing, at-risk youth, seniors, children, and families. 

Canyon Lake Councilman Jeremy Smith will be emceeing Canyon Lake’s National Day of Prayer. Photo provided by the City of Canyon Lake

Participants include Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, Canyon Lake Mayo Pro Tem Mark Terry, Canyon Lake Councilman Jeremy Smith, Wildomar Mayor Bridgette Moore, Lake Elsinore Unified School District Board Trustee Dr. Jennette Vanderpool, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Chaplin Jim Savage, POA President Bill Van Vleet, Canyon Lake Fire Engineer Chico Sanchez, U.S. Navy veteran Michelle Wynn, Canyon Lake Community Church Pastor Dave Dick and Pastor Derek Singer, Lamb’s Fellowship Pastor Mike Chong Perkinson, Center Church Pastor Thor Ramsay, Canyon Lake Community Church Preschool Director Brittany Youngquist, Canyon Lake Community Church Mission Committee member Karen Beitzel, vocalists Aprile McKinnon and Larry Garland, and harpist Kylene Evans.

National Day of Prayer has been celebrated in the U.S. since 1952, by joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday of May as the National Day of Prayer.


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