The next ecumenical monthly prayer service for U.S. troops will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads.
This service, begun in 2003 and sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 803, is held in Elmira the first Wednesday of every month.
“Families and friends of our service men and women are cordially invited to attend as well as the general public. This service is a nonpolitical event and its purpose is simply to pray for our troops, for peace and a safe return home,” according to Michael J. Lehmann, organizer.
Lehmann added that he always welcomes more churches, both Catholic and non-Catholic, to become involved in hosting the service. For details, call him at 607/733-2178.