Faith Over Fear: Topic at Sept. 20 Prayer Breakfast – Knox Pages

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Mount Vernon Mayor Matt Starr speaks at last year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Service, hosted by the Knox County MLK Celebration Committee. This year’s service was held virtually. 
MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon Association of Police Chaplains (MVAPC) will host the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at Foster Hall on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Campus located in Ariel Arena, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon.
Doors will open at 7 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. City of Mount Vernon Mayor Matt Starr will deliver the keynote address entitled Faith Over Fear.
“There is much to do with dealing with fears, anxieties, uncertainty, and suffering that cause us to run away from our problems,” Starr said. “If we can get ahead of our fears, then we can have them push us forward rather than pull us backward.”
Church at Chapel Hill Pastor Jon Whisner, who also is a member of the MVAPC, will emcee the event.
“The purpose of this gathering is to pray with and for our community leaders and public servants as God’s Word instructs us to do,” Whisner said.
“We also ask the Lord for His wisdom, protection and help as we strive to love and serve our community, lead with integrity, and unashamedly influence this City for good, righteousness and godliness.”
The event will include a breakfast buffet followed by the program.
The Honorable Judge Richard Wetzel will also swear in new Police Chaplains who will take the oath to fulfill their duties as Police Chaplains.
Title sponsor, Wendy’s of Mount Vernon, along with several other sponsors will host the event along with the MVAPC.
There is a ticket price for the event through Eventbrite at
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