The Order of the Daughters of the King
Christ Church Chapter
April 27, 2019
9:00 - 2:00
"The Power of Forgiveness”
A Teaching by
The Reverend Joyce Harder
A Gentle Prayer Walk on Mepkin Abbey Grounds
Bring your own sack lunch.
The Gift Shop has limited snacks and drink.
This event is open to all women.
RSVP to christch.org
Space is limited! Reservation Deadline is April 5.
I hope you had the opportunity to read about this ministry in the recent edition of Jubilate Deo. I have attached the pertinent article to this email. You may not realize that the author of the article, The Reverend Joyce Harder, is a longtime Daughter of the King and serves as the Chaplain of the Christ Church Chapter. God called Joyce to ordination to serve Him in Kairos Outside and to establish the ministry in the Lowcountry. The Reverend Janet Echols, our Diocesan Chaplain, serves Kairos Outside Lowcountry as Spiritual Advisor on the Advisory Council.
The upcoming Kairos Outside Lowcountry Weekend #1 offers an opportunity for Daughters of the King to fulfill our vows of Service and Evangelism while supporting DOK Sisters in Christ. The weekend is scheduled March 29-31.
Deacon Joyce has outlined two ways we can actively support Janet, her, and the Ministry.
1. Pledge to pray specifically for the weekend. You can start now! Joyce asks that you email me with your commitment. email@example.com Your name will be placed on a strip of construction paper to be fashioned into a very long chain that will create a visual of the prayers of the saints for the Guests.
2. Color the special shield (attached). They will be placed around the conference center to demonstrate the love and support of the Body of Christ. Mail colored shields to:
Kairos Outside Lowcountry
P.O. Box 2206
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
Other ways to support the ministry are outlined in the attached Jubilate Deo article.
Please prayerfully consider blessing our DOK Clergy, Joyce and Janet, the Kairos Outside Lowcountry Weekend #1 Team, and the Guests with your support.
Looking for a service project that provides fellowship for your Senior or Junior chapter and a yummy treat for someone or a group you want to thank and help them feel extra special? St. Agape Chapter at St. John's, Florence, recommends a cookie baking project that was fun, and our staff at St. John's, Florence, enjoyed being treated on Valentine's Day for their many contributions to our parish. We baked regular chocolate chip cookies and also some lower sugar chocolate chip cookies, using the same recipe, but a sugar substitute for the brown sugar and regular sugar. We added cards with the scripture "... God is love." 1 John 4:7-8. This project could be used when visiting retirement homes, healthcare facilities, new families, etc.
Note: Check on any food or allergy restrictions.
On behalf of Carol Hill, President of the DOK Joanna Chapter, we would like to thank everyone for attending the Feb. 9th regional meeting. Several people asked for recipes.
Here they are:
Black eye Pea Soup
1 lb sausage (Jimmy Dean Regular)
2 cans of Black eye peas
½ Bell Pepper chopped
1 Large sweet onion
1 garlic clove minced or pressed
1 quart of diced tomatoes (or 28 oz can)
½ tsp of black pepper
1.2 tsp of oregano
Sauté sausage(brown), add onion, bell pepper, garlic and sauté until tender. Add other ingredients, simmer 30 minutes.
(may need to add a cup of water)
(Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese when serving)
Rosanne B., Joanna Chapter, St. Matts, Darlington
1 cup of Onion Chopped
½ tsp of salt
1 stalk of Celery
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 small Sweet potato
3 gloves of Garlic minced
2 to 3 tsp of chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 cup of tomato juice
½ cup of chopped carrot (add last to hot soup to barely cook)
1 cup of corn
1 can of Pinto Chili Beans
½ cup dry white wine
Chopped avocado can be added when served
Sauté the Onion, salt, celery, Red Bell Pepper, Sweet Potato, Garlic and chili powder. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until the sweet potato is tender (around 15 minutes). (see the note on the carrots) Also, may need more liquid such as tomato juice or water.
Rosanne B, The Joanna Chapter at St. Matts, Darlington
Candied Ginger Cookies
1 cup of Butter
½ tsp salt
1 heaping tsp. ground ginger
2/3 cup of sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp of almond extract
2 cups flour
½ cup chopped candied ginger
Beat softened butter and sugar until blended. Mix in yolks, extracts, add flour and ground ginger. Add candied ginger, nuts or Rhine(zest) divide into 3 parts. Roll into logs. Refrigerate overnight.
Slice logs into 1/3 inch thick. Place on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on pan for about 10 minutes until removing to cooling rack.
Variations: Ginger, almonds, lemon, lime or orange and cinnamon.
These cookies freeze well
Keep in air tight container.
Cathy H. Joanna Chapter, St. Matts, Darlington
The Rev. Joyce Harder, Deacon at Christ Church and Daughter of the King, was ordained as Deacon in 2016 with a focus on Kairos Outside, a program that ministers to women whose lives are impacted by the incarceration of loved ones.
PLEASE PRAY for Rev. Joyce and the team and guests of KAIROS Outside Lowcountry as they prepare for their first KO Weekend, March 28-31. Do you know someone who has a loved one in prison? Do you think they could benefit from a retreat where they are loved, receive the Goodnews of forgiveness through Jesus Christ and are ministered to with great food, music and did I mention this is on the Isle of Palms? Is God calling you and your chapter to pray and fast for Kairos? Is God calling you to support Kairos with time and/or financially? For more information on how you can be involved in this exciting new ministry please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Prayer Retreat
"Be Still and Know that He is God"
April 5-7 at Camp St. Christopher
with The Rev. Summer Gross
This retreat is open to ALL WOMEN, so please invite your friends.
About our retreat leader, The Rev. Summer Gross
Summer Gross is an Anglican priest, a writer, a homeschool mom, and very-much-in-love with her husband of 22 years, The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross, Archbishop Foley’s communications director. Andrew and Summer had an Aquila and Priscilla ministry for ten years in a parish along the coast of Lake Michigan. These days she spends the afternoons doing spiritual direction with women around the world, holding their stories and bringing them to Jesus. She is the Director of Soul Care at Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville GA and leads Healing and Prayer ministries.
Summer spent many years paralyzed by anxiety and isolated by a swirl of toxic thoughts. As she broke free, she began studying inner healing and neuroscience and offers a small group where she’s witnesses one person after another transformed by the risen Christ. She’s passionate about giving practical ideas to help women root and establish in God’s love so that they can live out of their identity as God’s beloved.
"Be Still and Know that He is God" Retreat, Summer will lead us deeper in our walk exploring...
Finding the peace of God through praying the Scriptures,
Cultivating stillness in a world addicted to busy,
How clinging to the Presence of God takes us through spaces of suffering and empowers our prayer life,
How a person saturated with the Presence can provide the good news the world needs,
How we can serve out of Christ’s energy and be filled with the compassion of Jesus.
Together Summer and Andrew and their three kids (13,12, and 9), love to tent camp, kayak, and eat their way around the world. While she craves the barbecue of Atlanta where they live, Summer is completely sure that heaven is a long table overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Her words and lectio divina videos find a home at aThirstforGod.com and on instagram at @revsummerjoy.
I believe the more rooted we are in God’s abundant love, the more we are able to serve with abandon.
Upcoming Regional Meetings 10am-2pm
Feb. 23 St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC.
RSVP Contact Sandy Yohman at email@example.com, or Cheryl Steadman firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 20 to make a reservation.
All Regional Meetings begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. A light lunch will be served. There is not a charge for lunch, but PLEASE RSVP so that host chapters will know how to prepare.
Dear Sisters in Christ in the DOK SC Assembly,
The Diocese of SC recently affiliated with ACNA (Anglican Church in North America). A question has been asked by some Daughters and clergy regarding whether the new ACNA affiliation affects the status of Daughters in ACNA parishes.
The answer is the following:
The Order of the Daughters of the King® is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported solely by the dues and donations of its members and friends. Daughters of the King may be members of Anglican, Episcopal , Lutheran , and Roman Catholic churches. The Order is not controlled by any denomination and currently has about 24,000 women and girls in its membership in the United States and nearly 5,000 members in the Anglican Communion in 21 countries throughout the world.
Our DOK SC Assembly currently has Anglican, Episcopal, and Lutheran Daughters. The Diocese of South Carolina's affiliation with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) does not change the membership status of Daughters in the Diocese of SC. Everything remains the same.
If you have questions or members of your clergy have questions, please contact me directly. I will be glad to discuss any questions that you may have about The Order.
For His sake,
President , Daughters of the King SC Assembly