The St. Teresa of Avila Chapter of the Daughters of the King was reestablished at the Church of the Transfiguration in 2014. The current officers are Lynn Whayne Graff, President, and Miriam Waddington, Secretary.
We usually meet monthly at 10 a.m. on the same Saturday that the Episcopal Church Women meet. Membership has been stable. The only change occurred when one person moved away. We now have 10 members.
Five of our members attended the annual Daughters of the King Province VIII Spring meeting at Litchfield Park. We learned about other Chapters and their work here in Arizona. The program centered on the Navajoland Area Mission, the churches there, their development, special projects and plans. The communion service was done with Native American influence in the processional, the readings, the sermon and the music.
The focus of the Daughters of the King is prayer, service, and evangelism. Prayer concerns for the church or individuals are discussed at each meeting. The Daughters pray for these needs throughout each month. Our service has centered on providing receptions, following funerals, memorial services or special events. There were seven such events during 2017. We also strive to support the minister in his work.
Our vision as Daughters is to know Christ, to make him known to others, and to reflect God’s love throughout the world. As an order we undertake a Rule of Life which includes a Rule of Prayer and a Rule of Service. We fulfill these vows by praying daily and seeking to do God’s will as service to Him each day.
Respectfully submitted, Lynn Whayne Graff, President