A Christmas Lunch, Filled with Love

A Christmas Lunch, Filled with Love

article by Mary Ann Tortorich, President of Trinity, Sutter Creek Episcopal Church Women; photo by Stephanie Sherman

Forty-eight women attended the Trinity, Sutter Creek Episcopal Church Women (ECW) traditional Christmas Luncheon at Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione on Saturday, December 3.

The Rev. Karen Siegfriedt, Rector of Trinity, Sutter Creek blessed the food, ECW members and guests. A scrumptious dessert followed a delicious lunch. The singing of Christmas carols was a very popular activity.

During dessert time, Secret Prayer Sisters made themselves known to each other and exchanged gifts. Throughout the year, each participant in the Secret Prayer Sister (SPS) ministry held their assigned sister in prayer and gave them small gifts.

The ECW honoree for 2011 was Teddy West (pictured above right with ECW President Mary Ann Tortorich). Since attending Trinity beginning in 1973, she has fervently supported United Thank Offering (UTO), ECW and Church Periodical Club, including serving at local, diocesan, provincial and national levels.

A check was presented to Pastor Karen in gratitude for her support of ECW throughout the year. In her acceptance speech, she congratulated ECW for their effort in bringing the women of Trinity together.

ECW President Mary Ann Tortorich voiced the gratitude of the board to everyone for their support in 2011. She was presented with a gift card in appreciation for her hard work this year.

After sharing his appreciation for ECW choosing this restaurant, restaurant manager John Belloti announced that ECW was on their calendar for December 1, 2012, and was greeted with much applause.

To learn more about Trinity, Sutter Creek, visit www.trinitysuttercreek.org.

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