Ministries

Altar Guild: This ministry involves men and women who assist in maintaining the beauty of the liturgical appointments in and around the altar and help prepare the church for worship.  Responsibilities include the care of communion vessels, altar linens, brass, and a variety of tasks that promote the dignity and beauty of worship.  Contact: Nancy Wagonner.  
Daughters of the King:  The Daughters of the King is a national order of women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church and who undertake a life committed to the “rule of prayer and a rule of service.”  They are dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and to the strengthening of the spiritual life of their parish. The Daughters of the King regularly receive prayer requests from communicants and share these requests with DOK members via email and phone. Contact:  Deborah Morton
 

Episcopal Church Women:  The ECW is a diverse group of multi-talented women serving Christ in our families, the parish and the larger community.  They are frequently called upon to organize receptions for church functions and they strive to serve the church through prayer, worship, communication and nurturing.  Every woman in the parish is invited to participate. The butterfly, the logo for the Episcopal Church Women, is a natural symbol for the resurrection.  Butterflies and Christians alike undergo a metamorphosis to attain new life. ECW meets at 9:30 AM on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

Contact: Caron Fraser, (903.729.4214)

Choir:  The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM and on Sunday mornings prior to the 10:00 AM service.  Contact:  Clarissa Delany (903.723.0980)

St. Mary’s Guild:  St. Mary’s Guild meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from September-May at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments precede the meeting at 6:00 PM.  The Guild is a group whose focus is Bible study, the Book of Common Prayer and other spiritually related programs and studies.  All women are invited to attend. 


Cursillo/Ultreya:  The Cursillo movement is a method of church renewal that begins with a weekend retreat. The purpose is to help Christians renew their Christian commitment and to understand their roles as leaders in all of life.  The monthly meeting is called an Ultreya. Contact: Martha Polasek; Home: (903.723.4754) or Cell (903.922.2619) ma_polasek@earthlink.net or Jenny Cunningham; Home: (903.478.3804) or Cell (903.724.8064) jennymc@starband.net.   For additional information regarding the Cursillo movement in the Diocese of Texas, please visit the website:  http://www.episcopalcursillotexas.org.