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Prayer Breakfast Stresses Volunteerism

The annual gathering draws officials from the local police, military, city and benevolent organizations.

City and church officials stressed the importance of volunteerism and worship at the 28th annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

, Fr. Jack Sewell and other local clergymen addressed a crowd of more than 200 Tuesday morning at the Community Center on Del Mar. The event was hosted by the San Clemente Kiwanis Club.

Sewell named a long list of faith communities in San Clemente, from his own to Our Savior's Lutheran Church to the to the Jewish , stressing the importance of all in weaving the fabric of San Clemente as a city.

"It puts our communities in the prescence of God," Sewell said. "It is not the church building that prays, it's every man and woman, young and old, single or married, of every faith. The tapestry of different faiths... provides an unlimited opportunity to be the light to the world that Jesus talks about."

Mayor Evert praised the volunteers in the city, many of whom attended the breakfast.

"This type of activity from people in the community is crucial to maintaining our small-town feel," he said.

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