Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

Trees for Sacred Places

On Sunday, October 1st, we gather for one service of Holy Communion at 10 am at the Old Wye Church. Our Senior Warden will provide information about the Trees for Sacred Places Project which explores symbolism and spirituality of stewardship and water in our faith traditions and the importance of trees planting in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) will provide trees and hands-on training for the tree planting and maintenance of trees. Ten trees will be planted the on October 21st.

Wye Parish Community Crab Feast

Date: October 7th.
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $35.00 per person, Children under 8 free
To reserve tickets call Mary Julie – 410-310-3577
or email MaryJulie@ChampionRealty.com
Place: Old Wye Church,14114 Old Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills 21679
Menu: Crabs, Hot dogs, corn, side salads, chips, water, soda and other beverages.

Kerygma Study Fellowship

Living letters in Christ our fall kerygma of reading 2 Corinthinas continues Monday morning 10 am in the parish library.

But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have. ..as it is written:
”he who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.”
(2 Cor. 8:7, 9, 12, 15)

Music Notes

Our own master of the ivories, Richard Stratton, was a presenter at the Episcopal Dioceses of Maryland Annual Musicians Retreat held September 8th and 9th at the Bishop Claggett Center near Frederick, Maryland.

We are pleased to welcome Chloe Coffelt as our newest Choral Scholar. Chloe joins returning Scholars, Caleb Coffelt and Jesse Goodman.

We also welcome Rebecca McCoy our first Young Artist in our Young Artists Development Program.

Please take a moment to greet them and to thank all of the members of our amazing choir. Thanks! Bonnie

Request from the Music Committee – As we prepare to begin the choral season, we are mindful of a modest shortfall to complete funding for last year’s choral scholars program.

We are soon to embark on exciting plans for the 2017-18 Choral Season. The music committee invites you to assist us in fulfilling last year’s obligations through a gift to the choral scholars. Please your gift payable to the Wye Conservatory and note Choral Scholars program 2016-17.

Craft Sessions

Craft Sessions for the 54th Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held in the Parish House at Old Wye on Wednesdays from 10:00am until 12:00pm. All materials will be provided. Just bring yourself, willing hands, and a smile. A light summer lunch will be provided. You will find that a morning with friends is a blessing

Help Wanted

(occasional volunteer work)
The Books Café team of Old Wye Parish is seeking a parishioner or friend of the parish who possesses Internet and E-BAY savvy to assist in the on-line sale of old and rare donated books. The new member of our volunteer team will work throughout the year to research books to assist in determining an on-line asking price based on comparable books for sale. Factors to be considered in determining the price include book condition, on line competition, etc. The method of sale (auction v. outright sale) and the closing time and date of sale will also be determined. Books Café has an existing E-BAY account.

Work from your home at your own pace. The Books Café team will select the books to be sold and can also assist with the photography of the item for sale on line. We will also handle the shipping of the books when sold. All proceeds from on line sales, minus the shipping expenses, will go to the Books Café totals donated to Old Wye Parish.

Contact any member of the Books Café team:
Mike Bilek, at jmikebilek@gmail.com or 410-827-0378
Jim Campbell, at jimaryc@atlanticbb.net or 410-758-3071
Don Regenhardt, at don.regenhardt@gmail.com or 240-381-4349

Rev. Charles Osberger


Ellen Smith

Parish Administrator

Bonnie Forgacs

Director of Choral Scholars Program

Wye Parish is a congregation within the Diocese of Easton. For more information on the Episcopal Church and for additional information visit dioceseofeaston.org or episcopalchurch.org.