The Daughters of the King is one of two women’s ministries at St. David’s. It’s an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Our Anglican tradition includes Episcopal oversight, Holy Scripture containing all things necessary for salvation, recognition of the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism, the real presence of our Lord in the Holy Eucharist and worship according to The Book of Common Prayer. The order began in 1885 with Margaret J. Franklin and her women’s Bible study class at The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in New York City. The emblem of the order is a modified Greek cross with Latin words, Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine, inscribed in the center. The translation of the inscription is “With heart, mind, and spirit uphold and bear the cross”. Our motto is “For His Sake”. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.
Our Lady of Walsingham chapter is pleased to pray for any member of Saint David of Wales. You can contact Edith Hays with your prayer request. We also provide meals for new mothers. This effort is coordinated by Ginger Herrmann. You can contact Ginger at 940-566-5251 to let her know if you or someone you know has a new baby. We visit shut-ins, hospital patients or lost members to encourage them and pray with them if they would like. Our chapter sponsors Quiet Days during Advent and Lent led by our Rector, Canon Herrmann, so that members of the parish can reconnect to Christ through prayer and quiet reflection. We try to provide suggestions for readings which allow you to reflect daily on who Christ is, how He helps us, or what experiences others have to share with us. We welcome any woman who is a communicant to join our chapter. Please check our bulletin board for further information please contact the parish office at 940-387-2622.