BC/OF Ministerial Alliance to host National Day of Prayer

The Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance will host the 61st National Day of Prayer from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, on May 3, at the Bridge City courtroom at 260 Rachel. The public and all faiths are invited by the alliance to attend.

National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths to pray for the nation and its leaders, our military, city and county leaders and educators of children.

In 1775, the Continental Congress set aside a time for prayer in our forming nation. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan amended the law making the first Thursday in May as National Day of Prayer.

It is designated as a day on which the people of all faiths in the United States turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals, according to a press release.

This year’s theme, “One Nation Under God,” is based on Psalm 33:12 which states “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”

As American troops remain in harm’s way, the economy wavers and elections are upcoming, the alliance state they are honored to gather together to pray for the country.

Cowboy Church to host Bulls & Barrels

Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting “Bulls & Barrels” on Saturday May 5. Events begin at 8 p.m., which include senior bull riding, junior bull riding, mutton bustin’, open barrels, senior barrels, junior barrels and peewee barrels. Jackpot payout. Added money to open barrels and senior bull riding. Books open Wednesday May 2 for Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin’, 6-9 p.m. 409-698-6165. Admission is $5, 3 years and under free. Current negative coggins and signed release required.

Local churches to collect food for needy

Change the World Day is May 19. This is a day where United Methodist Churches all over the nation pull together for local, national and global mission work. The Southeast District of United Methodist Churches are partnering with Southeast Texas Food Bank to collect 15 tons of food. Those wishing to donate can drop off their non-perishable food items at any local United Methodist or Methodist church from now until May 18. For more information on how to get involved please email earthangel1231@yahoo.com.