Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an international order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it and churches who are in the historic Episcopate. The Order's purpose is to bring others into living, loving relationship with Jesus, our Lord and Savior and to help strengthen the spiritual life of our parishes and missions. The requirements for membership in The Order are that a women be a communicant in the Episcopal Church, be willing to participate in the preparation period and vow to accept the Rule of Life. A Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of prayer, service, and personal evangelism; she dedicates herself to the spread of Christ's kingdom and she assists in strengthening the spiritual life of her parish. The Order was instituted by Margaret J. Franklin on Easter Eve, 1885. The idea grew out of her senior Bible class for young women at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, now Church of the Resurrection, in New York City.

The St. Clare of Assisi Chapter at St. Paul's Episcopal Church meets the first Monday of the month April through October at 5:30 p.m. and will include a light supper after evening prayer in the Parish Hall. November through March the meetings are on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. which include refreshments after morning prayer in the Parish Hall.

Around Easter, the Order has a "Bags of Blessings" food drive where they collect donations to put together a grocery bag of food for Routt County families in need to have a complete holiday meal. The bags are taken to Lift-Up where they are distributed to families in the area.

If you would like more information about the Daughters, call Lynn Worrell at 970-879-6454.