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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. Amen.

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  ECW Honored Woman Nominee Application
  Your diocesan Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is busy planning ways to honor our women. This year we are adding another tradition of honoring our women and we hope your parish will participate. The Board would like to honor the woman who gives so much of herself to your parish, diocese, community and world and has been chosen by you.


The ECW Board will select one of the submitted nominees to be recognized as the Distinguished Woman of the Diocese of Western Michigan.

The next National Episcopal Church Women's Triennial Meeting will be held July 5-13, 2018 in Austin, Texas during General Convention. During this Triennial Meeting there will be a ceremony to honor the women nominated by their dioceses as Distinguished Women.

Please address any questions to Kay Hanson at Khanson3616@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings to you,

EDWM ECW Board
Pam Chapman, President
Marilee Roth, Vice President & DOK
Ruth Smith, Missions & Outreach
Kay Hanson, Secretary
Gail Donovan, UTO
Tammy Mazure, Treasurer

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Nominate a woman from your congregation.

 
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  ECW Outreach Booklet
 

Episcopal Church Women has published the updated ECW Outreach Booklet, and distributed to all delegates, alternates and clergy of the 142nd EDWM Convention November 4-5, 2016 in Battle Creek.

Char Camfield, longtime president of the diocesan chapter of ECW, envisioned updating the outreach booklet, which hadn't been done since 2008.

It was important to her to acknowledge the contributions of parishes to their communities. New ideas can be shared among parishes. Crossing denominational boundaries develops other relationships in communities. No matter how small the effort, seeds can be planted that might grow into wonderful undertakings in communities. 

Char said, "The seed planted today just might become a plant in another garden during the next season!"
– Char Camfield, 1938-2016

Click here to see the online version of the booklet.

   

Hymn of the Episcopal Church Women

God of the Women
SLANE (10.10.9.10) ("Be Thou My Vision")
God of the women who answered your call,
Trusting your promises, giving their all,
Women like Sarah and Hannah and Ruth —
Give us their courage to live in your truth.
God of the women who walked Jesus' Way,
Giving their resources, learning to pray,
Mary, Joanna, Susanna, and more —
May we give freely as they did before.
God of the women long put to the test,
Left out of stories, forgotten, oppressed,
Quietly asking: "Who smiled at my birth?" —
In Jesus' dying you show us our worth.
God of the women who ran from the tomb,
Prayed with the others in that upper room,
Then felt your Spirit on Pentecost Day —
May we so gladly proclaim you today.
O God of Phoebe and ministers all,
May we be joyful in answering your call.
Give us the strength of your Spirit so near
That we may share in your ministry here.

   

Outreach Booklet Online