Every month, we'll shine the spotlight on one of the ministries that St. Luke's has to offer. There are plenty of organized ways that parishioners care for each other or engage in community outreach. We hope you'll get involved today!
Members of The Order of the Daughters of the King are laywomen who undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and Rule of Service.
By reaffirmation of the promises made at Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism. She is dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.
Anna the Prophetess Chapter was chartered at St. Luke’s in February 2004. In Luke 2:36-38, Anna was in attendance at the temple when Christ was presented for naming and for circumcision. We are told that “she gave thanks to God and spoke about the Child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.” She spent her life in the temple praying and worshipping God. Our members look to her as a model for prayer and worship. They are dedicated to praying for the clergy, staff, and parishioners of St. Luke’s, our Day School, and for the world.
As for service, DOK members help with the ECW Garage Sale, have served on the Vestry, led Bible studies, made shawls, helped with outreach meals, and more. Their financial donations have gone towards Christian education, mission trips, St Luke's Butterfly program (purchasing a ping pong table for the Youth Room), bought altar candles in memory of a deceased member of our Chapter, and police officer needs, to name a few. They have also sent money to various churches nationally for storm relief and other disasters.
At present there are 16 active members of our Chapter, having recently installed 6 new members. In 2016, we assisted Trinity Episcopal in establishing their own chapter.
To become a member of our chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King, please contact Gloria McKenzie at (225) 272-9563.