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History of the ECW



Our Logo

The Cross represents Christ and our service to Him in the world.

The Circle stands for our hope for wholeness in our lives.

The out-flowing lines from the center depict the many works of the Episcopal Church Women going out into the world.

The intertwined lines represent our lives centered in Christ.  


   Episcopal Church Women's Prayer

Woman praying


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      

 (revised Fall 2004)


Miss Sallie's Cross

Learn more about Miss Sallie's Cross: Miss_Sallies_Cross.doc 



 ECW Poem



   nergized with the love of God, they gather,

    lanning methods of sharing His love with others.

    I join them, greeted with kisses and embraces of joy,

    uch warmth of their love fills my heart!

    C ounting those attending, our numbers exceeding thirty.

    O nly the love of God could bring so many

    resent in the middle of a work week day.

    A ll who gather know the wonders and glories of God's

    ove for His children and the importance of placing Him first.


    C alling us to action, His love magnifies throughout the room.

    H e calls for us to reach out to women and children at risk.

    U surping our individual energies, He melds them into one.

    R esponsive always to our own limitations, He

    C onveys His support and strength with which to enable us.

    H e shows us the ways to tap the hidden talents of


    W omen within the group and to those we try to reach.

    O nly but by the Grace of God can such a few  

    M anage to fill the hearts and needs of so many.

    E nabled with the love and grace of our dear Lord,

    N ow and always let us resound, "Thanks be to God!"