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Spiritual notes

The 69th Annual National Day of Prayer event will be held at noon Thursday, May 7, at Legion Park, North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg.

Due to the coronavirus, it will be a drive-in event.

The theme is “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth” and will feature keynote speaker the Rev. Roland Cadle, pastor of the Frankstown Park Missionary Church, Hollidaysburg.

This is a nondenominational prayer service with local pastors and leaders from various denominations as well as government leaders participating.

The public is invited to attend as we pray for a great spiritual awakening in the nation.

The goup has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Health Department to hold this drive-in prayer service as long as attendees stay in their vehicles and speakers maintain social distance.

For more information, contact Sharon Ray at 224-2447.

The second annual Altoona Prayer Breakfast will be an online event from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7. The event can be seen from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the Joy in the City Facebook page, at 9 a.m. on FOX8 and at noon on ABC23.

A number of people from the city of Altoona in government, education, business, arts and entertainment, family and the medical community will lead in prayer. A roundtable discussion will be held with several city leaders. The event will also include a virtual community choir of people from various churches in the city.

Saint Mark’s Catholic Church 21 Club complimentary dinner party for the 21st drawing will not take place May 17 due to the coronavirus restrictions. However, the drawing will be held and the winner’s names will be published on Saint Mark’s website, bulletin and Facebook page.

Checks will be mailed to the winners.

The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona will continue its free Saturday hot lunch ministry through Saturday, May 16. The meal will be available for pick up each Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Saturday, May 16. A hot main food item as well as fruit and other items will be provided for each individual present on a first come, first served basis. Meals will be distributed at the lower level of the church, on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 40th Street.

The Faith Baptist Church is at 315 40th Street, in the Highland Park section of the city. For more information, call 944-2894 or visit www.fbcaltoona.org.

Religious organizations are invited to submit upcoming events, special speakers and other items to be published free of charge in Spiritual Notes. Items can be emailed to religion@altoonamirror.com or call Holly at 946-7451.

Items may also be submitted online through the Mirror’s virtual newsroom at vnr.altoona

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