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The Order of the Daughters of the King® is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the historic episcopate but not in communion with it. Our membership currently includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA), and Roman Catholic churches.

  • Bread of LIfe chapter founded 2017

    The members of the "Bread Of Life" chapter of Delaware's The Order of The Daughter's of the King at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. December 17, 2017. From left, Fr. Jeffrey Ross [DOK Chaplain], Chris Miller-Marcin, Mary Thomson, Jeanne Rogers and Kay Wooten-Schechinger. [Rev. Rita Nelson, far right, celebrant of the Eucharist]

    We were privileged to have Christ Church of Dover Daughters participate in our Admission Service [shown top row].

our start

In 2017, Rev. Jeffrey Ross encountered a praying group of women at the Delaware convention. Impressed, he brought their ministry to his church. Subsequently, Christine Miller-Marcin, a Postulant for Diaconate at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, led and trained Delaware's 2nd chapter of The Order of The Daughters of The King. The chapter comprises four women: Kay Schechinger, Jeanne Rogers, Mary Thomson, and is overseen by Rev. Jeffrey Ross as its Chaplain.

bread of life

The "Bread of Life," the second of two chapters in Delaware, was chosen as St. Peter's chapter name. Service of Admission was held at Sunday service on December 17, 2017.

What we Do

Bread of Life's first duty was delivering potted plants to sick or shut-in parish members on December 18th. We also staffed the prayer room at Diocesan Convention on January 26-27, 2018. Praying at the convention was a privilege we gladly accepted. As part of our routine activities, we will soon start taking altar flowers to those on our prayer list after Sunday services. Additionally, on March 24th, the daughters served coffee & refreshments to participants of the "March for Our Life" event at St. Peter's parish hall.


Help Us to Pray

Almighty God, help us to pray so faithfully that we may draw near to you and learn your will. Help us to serve so joyfully that others may be drawn to you. May your Holy Spirit guide us each day, that all we think, do, or say may be acceptable to you. We ask all for the sake of Him whose cross we wear, our Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, we here dedicate our whole being to you and your service in faith and joy and love. In this dedication we pray that you will confirm and strengthen us, O merciful God, that as we grow in age we may grow in grace and in the knowledge of our King, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. AMEN.