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Faithful observe National Day of Prayer in New Kensington

Tom Davidson
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The Rev. Carmen Butler, left, pastor of Allegheny Valley Church of God in New Kensington, and Pastor Richard Samuels of Cadogan Union Church pray outside the New Kensington municipal building during a National Day of Prayer service on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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Lewis Smith and Richard Samuels, both of Lower Burrell, join hands in prayer during a National Day of Prayer service in New Kensington on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Samuels is pastor of Cadogan Union Church.
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Pastor Richard Samuels of Cadogan Union Church joins hands with the Rev. Carmen Butler, pastor of New Kensington’s Allegheny Valley Church of God, as they pray outside the New Kensington municipal building during a National Day of Prayer service on Thursday, May 2, 2019. In the background, Karen Ecker of New Kensington was among the nine people who came together to pray.
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From left, Karen Ecker, Margaret Eiler, Albert Hancock and the Rev. Carmen Butler of Allegheny Valley Church of God pray during a National Day of Prayer service in New Kensington on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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Albert Hancock of New Kensington prays during a National Day of Prayer service in New Kensington on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Nine people joined together in prayer at noon Thursday by the flag pole at the New Kensington municipal building during a National Day of Prayer service.

They sang and took turns lifting the nation and region up in prayer, asking for a resurgence in faith in the country and a spirit of unity moving forward.

They included members of Allegheny Valley Church of God in New Kensington and its pastor, the Rev. Carmen Butler, along with Carl Holeczu of Harrison, who is a member of Tarentum’s Abundant Joy Church, and Richard Samuels of Lower Burrell, who is pastor of Cadogan Union Church.

Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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