14 July 2009

Ethel Marple CPC president, seriously ill

According to a report in Convention Daily today, the Episcopal Church Women delegates are keeping Ethel Marple in their prayers. Ms Marple, newly installed national president of Church Periodical Club. She was stricken with pneumonia July 7 just hours after her installation by Presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and rushed to the hospital. she remains in intensive care.

As Church Periodical Club’s president Marple is a delegate to ECW’s triennial. Karen D. Powers of the Diocese of Fond du Lac said, “We prayed again for her this morning, and our chaplain, Ellen Sloan, blessed a prayer shawl made by Valerie Meiners of lead, south Dakota, which was brought to triennial.” The shawl was to be delivered to Marple’s daughter Laurel, who has traveled from Virginia to be with her mother.