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.
In 2022, ECW contributed to the Diocesan United Thank Offering and the Diocesan ECW. Locally, we donated money to Lifeline and Hope House. Purchases in 2022 included new flooring for Father George’s office, a new microwave for the kitchen, a weighted blanket for Oregon Living and Rehabilitation, a car seat for our Hope House Christmas family, flowers for Joan Burkhalter’s funeral, and a gift (gas card) for Father George as well as supplies for the St. Gregory’s Choir treat bags and birthday bags for Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in March.
In June we put together and delivered 20 birthday bags to Loaves and Fish food pantry.
We collected school supplies for needy students in July/August.
In August we provided cards and assistance at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center’s monthly birthday party.
We put together treat bags for St. Gregory’s choir in September.
In October we collected personal care and other needed items for Hope House.
At Christmas we sponsored residents at Oregon Living and Rehab Center. We also sponsored a needy family through the Adopt-A-Family program of Hope House.
In June we had the Ice Cream Social at the Mt. Morris Bandshell and in December we had a very successful Christmas sale.
We meet at St. Bride’s Church at 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!