EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN'S PRAYER
Almighty God, we pray that You will bless our work in mission and ministry in the world. Make us so thankful for the power of Your love, given through Your son, Jesus, that we may pray, labor, and give liberally to make known that love throughout the world. Bless us that we may shine forth the joy and wonder we share in Your Name. Amen.
The mission of St. Bride’s Chapter of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is to provide an opportunity to nourish women as Christians, build lasting friendships through fellowship with each other, promote spiritual learning, and provide service to our church, community and the world.
All members of the church are welcome. The ECW supports the church through funeral or celebration meals, financial support via voluntary monetary donation and as requested and voted upon at our meetings. Our meetings have included an informative presentation by Joanne Pennock on recycling and a birthday celebration for Betty.
In 2017, ECW contributed to the United Thank Offering and the Diocesan ECW. We donated money to Lifeline and Hope House, as well as collecting toiletry and baby items for Hope House. In July we collected school supplies for needy children. At Christmas we sponsored eight residents at Oregon Living and Rehab Center and a needy family.
Other activities in 2017 included the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, as well as treats for
St. Gregory’s Choir. Fundraisers included the Bergner coupon books, serving a meal at Friday night concerts in Mt. Morris, a quilt raffle in conjunction with Cause for Paws at AOP, and our annual Christmas sale.
We meet at St. Bride’s Church at 6:00 pm and meetings are announced in the bulletin. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
ECW greatly appreciates all of the support they have received this year from the entire congregation!