Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer
Almighty God, we pray that you will bless our work in mission and ministry in the world. Help us to pray fervently, labor diligently and give liberally to make known the power of your love given through your son Jesus. Let us not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Anoint us with your grace and shine in our hearts as we reflect your light throughout the world.
President: Joan Griswold
Secretary: Jo Ann Bowman
Treasurer: Elizabeth Zeph
Thirty four members of Women of the Church gathered for the first meeting of the 2018-19 year. President Joan Griswold opened the meeting, welcomed all in attendance, and recognized The Rev. Dr. Talmage Bandy and Jessie McKay, guest speakers.
The program centered on a description of the new solar lighting program just introduced in Tanzania by Karimu. Inspiring stories were shared by The Rev. Dr. Bandy and Ms. McKay. Tanzanian homes previously lit by charcoal fires now shine with light. With pig and goat sales, Tanzanian women continue to improve lives for themselves and their families.
Attendees inquired about partnering with Tanzanian Christians. Additionally, it was suggested that liturgical clothing replaced at St. Thomas’ be donated to the Tanzanian churches. Mary Lee Dutton made a motion that $600 be given from WOC funds to purchase additional solar kits. The motion passed.