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 2018, ECW contributed to the United Thank Offering and the Diocesan ECW. Locally, we donated money to Lifeline and Hope House, as well as donating needed items and collecting toiletry items for Hope House. Jim and Lyn Moomey, missionaries from South Africa, gave an informative presentation at our May meeting and a donation was made to them. Nancy Tracey, from Serenity Hospice and Home presented a program on Hospice for the deaf in June. A donation was made to Serenity Hospice. In July we collected school supplies for needy children. At Christmas we sponsored six residents at Oregon Living and Rehab Center as well as providing some additional gifts. We also sponsored a needy family through the Adopt-A-Family program of Hope House. We purchased a weighted blanket for Oregon Living and Rehab Center to help dementia patients. Other activities in 2018 included the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, as well as treats for St. Gregory’s Choir. Fundraisers included serving food at the Friday Night Concert in Mount Morris, our annual Christmas sale and a quilt raffle partnered with Cause for Paws.
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!