The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania will hold their annual meeting and program on Saturday May 2, 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Youngsville, PA. The featured speaker will be Dorothy Arthur, Province III representative from Parkton, Maryland. She will discuss planning and programming for the upcoming ECW Triennial in Salt Lake City. Registration is at 9:00 am and includes a continental breakfast. Reservations are $10. Contact Donna Wheeler (814-825-5708) or Enid Bishop (814-455-9601) by April 29.
The program includes Learn and Sing Taise with the Rev. Bruce Burkness, Lutheran Pastor of St. John’s, Emporium and Good Shepard, St. Mary’s, PA. A Taise Service will follow accompanied by instrumentalists, the Mountain Melodies of Emporium. The Eucharist will be celebrated by Mother Rebecca Lash.
In other ECW News
FRANCES RHODES to receive the Distinguished Woman Award posthumously at the ECW Triennial, Salt Lake City, 2015.
Frances Rhodes was born in Yorkshire, England. Educated as a journalist, she later became a war bride and moved to the U.S. after WWII. In Youngsville, Pennsylvania, she became very active in community services and wrote for various newspapers.
She was one of the founding members of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church where she served on the Vestry and many other ministries. Frances served the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania on Diocesan Council, Commission on Ministry, Standing Committee, ECW Diocesan Board and edited Forward Newsletter for many years. Frances died Oct. 21, 2013 and it is with admiration and gratitude for her life that we present her posthumously as our Distinguished Woman. Her daughter, Lynette William will receive the award in her behalf, escorted by ECW Board delegates, Nancy Scott and Monica Irwin.