911 Cry Out America

“Cry Out America” is a time for the people of America to come together as one to pray for our country. We are coming together on 9/11, a significant date in our nation’s past, because we find ourselves at a defining moment for our nation’s future.

For the Anderson County “Cry Out America” on Sunday 9/11/11, the people will gather together in front of the Anderson County Courthouse from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

Pastors and elected officials will lead the gathered in prayer.

Below is a tentative schedule for the event:

Welcome and opening prayer: Kevin Jones, Anderson County “Cry Out America” coordinator and Pastor, River of Life Church of God

Pledge of Allegiance

9/11 Commemoration and prayer: Anderson Fire Department Chaplain Bill Rigsby, Pastor of North Anderson Baptist Church

Song: ”My Country ‘Tis of Thee”: led by Bryan and Theresa Hicks, Music Ministers, River of Life Church

Scripture II Chronicles 7:14 and prayer: Lesley White, Assistant to Anderson County “Cry Out America” coordinator

Prayer for the churches and pastors: John Dill, Director of the Saluda Baptist Association

Prayer for elected officials: Rev. J.L. Robinson, President Anderson County Ministerial Association

Prayer for Anderson: Cindy Wilson, Anderson County Council member

Prayer for South Carolina: State Senator Kevin Bryant

America’s heritage and prayer for America: Rev. Alexander Campbell, Pastor Christ Reformed Church of the Carolinas. Included will be quotes from President George Washington, President Thomas Jefferson, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and President Reagan all showing our godly heritage.

Song: “America the Beautiful”

Prayer for the military: United States Navy Captain Beryl Rosenberger

Prayer for Israel: JoAnne Bailey

Prayer for the spiritually lost: Sam Duncan, Pastor Gethsemane Baptist Church in Starr, SC

Song: “God Bless America”

Concluding remarks and benediction

Following the “Cry Out America” event, there will be a 9/11 parade, sponsored by the Anderson United Way, starting at 3:00 PM. It will come down Main Street starting at Greenville Street and ending at River Street.

There will be free parking in the parking garage beside the Anderson County Courthouse. Since the roads will be closed off for the parade, here are the directions for entering the parking garage. Come down Murray, turn onto Benson Street (which borders the south side of the Courthouse), turn left into the Courthouse parking lot and drive through it, turn left onto Whitner Street and then right into the parking garage.