A National Day of Prayer Service was held at the Dillon County Courthouse on Thursday. Several prayers were offered by local pastors. Look for more in The Dillon Herald next week.
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By Betsy Finklea
A small crowd gathered for the National Day of Prayer service was held on Thursday, May 2, on the Dillon County Courthouse grounds.
The theme was “Love One Another.” The scripture was John 13:34: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
Rev. Leo Chapman of Bethel AME Church gave the welcome.
The national anthem was sung by Rev. James Orr of Pyerian Baptist Church. Rev. Haywood Proctor of Kemper Baptist Church led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. Rev. Mike Rouse of Latta United Methodist Church led everyone in the responsive reading based on John 13: 32-35.
Rev. Buddy Bach of Latta Presbyterian Church gave the prayer of confession. Rev. Joseph Graham of New Memorial Temple gave the prayer for spiritual awakening. Rev. Jamie Arnette of Dillon First Baptist Church gave the prayer for the community.
Rev. Steven Reynolds of Latta Southern Methodist Church gave the prayer for national, state, and local leaders.
This was followed by a musical selection by Rev. Benicio leon of Tabernaculo Evangelico and Rev. James Orr of Pyerian Baptist Church.
Rev. Stan Rankin of Hamer Church of God gave the love prayer. Henry Altman of Main Street United Methodist Church.
Rev. Rob Pierce of Latta Baptist Church sang “How Great Is Our God.” He then gave the benediction.
This event is sponsored by the Dillon County Christian Ministerial Alliance.