Promises may gain friends, but it is performance that keeps them
Daughters of the Holy Cross
New Maysville Chapter
During the morning service on Sunday July 22, 2012, St. Luke’s established a new Parish Chapter of the Order of Daughters of the Holy Cross.
It is the Martha and Mary Chapter.
The Order was established in 2009, and, according to their web page:
The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross is composed of women who have committed our lives to the work and service of our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray daily for our church, its clergy, the Order and others in need. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we reach out to those who do not know Jesus and share His message of salvation through word and deed. We equip ourselves with the powerful sword of truth as contained in the Holy Bible. We wear our cross as a symbol of Jesus sacrifice and our need for Him to be in our daily lives and we become encouraged and strengthened in community with our sisters.
To gather Anglican women and girls into a nurturing and empowering community to serve our Lord Jesus Christ as He unites and builds up His Body, the Church.
Prayer of the Order
O gracious and Holy Father, that thy Son may be glorified, give thy Daughters wisdom to perceive thee, intelligence to understand thee, diligence to seek thee, patience to wait for thee, eyes to behold thee, a heart to meditate upon thee, and a life to proclaim thee; by the power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Here are some pictures taken during and after the ceremony.