By Mary O’KEEFE
There are seats still available at the table for the Crescenta Valley 5th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
At its foundation the community prayer breakfast is a way to get those of various faiths to sit down and have a meal together, to learn about each other and work together for the betterment of the community.
Clerics who will offer prayers include Bishop Brett Rowley of the La Crescenta Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian of the Armenian Western Diocese, Rev. Kirby Smith, vicar of St. Luke’s of the Mountains/San Luca de las Montanas Episcopal Church, Pastor Joon Ho Choi from Antioch Presbyterian Church, Rev. Steve Marshall from the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, Father Ghemant Kirazin of the CV Armenian Apostolic Church, Rev. George Brincat representing Holy Redeemer and St. James Catholic Community, Rev. Beverly G. Craig of the Center for Spiritual Living, Rev. Terry Neven from Montrose Community Church, Pastor Jon Karn from the Light on the Corner Church and Pastor Randy Foster from the Christian Life Church. Offering the benediction will be Pastor Bill Flanders of the First Baptist Church, La Crescenta.
The event is a fundraiser and supports the local youth community who will also be participating in the prayer breakfast. The audience will enjoy performances by the Rosemont Jazz Band, CV High School Charismatics and Hiza Yoo Korean Dance Institute.
The keynote speaker is Carmen Trutanich, former Los Angeles City Attorney. Trutanich has a career spanning 35 years of service dedicated to both the public and private sectors.
“During his tenure as the elected L.A. City Attorney from 2009 to 2013, the city experienced an unprecedented 92% success rate in civil matters brought to trial, saving taxpayers over $400 million,” according to a statement from organizers of the CV Prayer Breakfast.
Trutanich has been active in civic affairs and youth sports programs in the community of San Pedro where he has served on a number of boards and commissions over the years.
The CV Prayer Breakfast will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4550 Raymond Ave. in La Crescenta. The event is organized by the CV Town Council and local organizations. Tickets are $10 for adults; students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the CVW office, 3800 La Crescenta Ave., Ste. 101 or contact Danette Erickson at (818) 249-9577 or Harry Leon (818) 464-5870.