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Several metro area churches hosting prayer services tonight

by Carla Hinton Published: May 22, 2013

Several Oklahoma City area churches are hosting prayer services tonight in effort to provide prayers and solace to people affected by the storms that have ravaged the state in the last few days.  

Journey Church in Norman will hold a prayer vigil for tornado victims at 7 p.m. tonight at the church, 3801  Journey Parkway.

The Rev. Clark Mitchell, the church’s senior pastor, said the event will be a time “to come together as a community and encourage one another in faith that God can do anything.”

The church is serving as a hub for local relief efforts, with the house of worship serving as a shelter and meal site for tornado victims.

Church representatives said donations and volunteers are still needed. An updated list of immediate needs and volunteer opportunities is available at


Also, Messiah Lutheran Church will hold a special prayer service at 7 p.m. tonight at the church, 3600 Northwest Expressway.

The Rev. Mark Muenchow said the service is an opportunity for the community to “lift up in our prayers all those who have been impacted by the devastating storms in our state over the past few days.”

And Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland, will hold a prayer service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight in the church’s Venue area.

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor 

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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