I hope you all are having a blessed Easter season. In less than a month on June 9, the Day of Pentecost, we will have the Ingathering of the DOK Master’s Fund.
The Master’s Fund was established at the Order’s National Convention held at Portland, Oregon in September 1922 as a thank offering to be given at Pentecost in loving commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Originally Master’s Fund scholarships and grants were given to assist Daughters, or other women, to attend a Church Training School for deaconesses to prepare for missionary or other church-related work.
Individuals and/or Chapters, please consider donating to the Master’s Fund. By giving to the Fund on Pentecost or any other day of the year, you are helping to fulfill our calling to spread the kingdom of God among women and girls.
Awards are need-based and available to women ages 21 and over. Applicants for Formal Education Scholarships or Continuing Education Grants should refer to the Master’s Fund page on the DOK National website for the most current information and instructions for submitting applications.
Please consider supporting the mission of the Master’s Fund as you are able. Contributions of any size are welcome. Your prayers are also welcome every day.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessings and FHS,
DOK SC Fund Chair
Be still and know that He is God
The Daughters of the King (DOK) South Carolina Assembly sponsored a Women’s Retreat at Camp St. Christopher in April. The Rev. Summer Gross, an Anglican priest, from Loganville, Georgia was the keynote speaker; the theme, "Be still and Know that He is God." Using practical ideas, Summer led the attendees deeper in the walk with our Lord by finding peace through praying the scriptures, cultivating stillness in a world addicted to busyness, and how clinging to the Presence of God can take us through spaces of suffering and empower our prayer life. The Junior Daughters of the South Carolina Assembly also attended. They sponsored fun activities such as making small stuffed bears for pediatric patients and painting crosses on canvas. Another highlight of the weekend was a “Mary takes us through the Stations of the Cross Service.” We joined Mary for a reflection on the Stations, as she guided us though the stations through her eyes then, and through her eyes now. The weekend was truly a blessing for all in attendance. The DOK will be sponsoring another retreat in March of 2020. All women are invited. Watch our webpage at http://www.doksc.org/ for updates.
I have started a gallery of photos from the retreat. I spent most my time with the Jrs. and did not get too many pictures of the rest of those participating. Please send your photos to email@example.com to have them added to the webpage gallery.
Quiet Day for Spiritual Renewal
Sponsored by the Daughters of the King
St. Bartholomew’s Church
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Join us for a quiet day for spiritual renewal with Allison Lawrence and Chelsea Hamshaw
People of all ages are invited to attend a quiet day sponsored by the
Order of the Daughters of the King at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Hartsville, SC
Saturday March 30, 2019 from 9:30 am to 2 pm.
This single day retreat is open to all interested in deepening their spiritual life. As DOK we welcome you to join us for spiritual refreshment and growth at this Quiet Day.
Preregister by contacting the Church office by March 18th.
Morning refreshments and registration starts at 9:30 am
Boxed lunch at noon
Eucharist at 1 pm
Cost: $10 to cover the lunch, please bring the funds the morning of the event.
St. Bartholomew’s Church
103 Campus Drive
Hartsville, SC 29550
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com