Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Word to the Wyes this Week

Sent on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Dear Parish Friends,

This Sunday, Sept. 13th– a return to what we knew as normal. 8 am in-person service of Holy Communion at St. Luke’s Chapel and 10 am in-person worship service at Old Wye Church. This service is also being live-streamed. The Covenant for Regathering detailing the protocols and guidelines for in-person worship services, which includes the wearing of face masks, is required.

Beginning this Sunday, Mrs. Susie Leight, a seminarian from the Diocese of Easton will be joining us for services. Susie is in her Middler year at Virginia Theological Seminary and will be present with us September through May.

Please join us on Facebook Sunday morning at 9 am.

View the Sunday Morning, 9am service bulletin

Birthday wishes and prayers to David Bryan and William Radcliffe. Anniversary blessings to Lane and Connie Cole.

Warmest regards in Christ, Reverend Charlie

The Return of Kerygma

Blessed are you - Completing the Beatitudes of Jesus in Scripture and in Life (Matthew 5:5–10)
September 14 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
September 21 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
September 28 ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Steeple Fund Challenge

The St. Luke’s Chapel Bell Tower Restoration is underway and will hopefully be completed in the month of August. The Vestry is most grateful to all who have contributed to our goal of $70,000. Gifts and donations to complete the campaign goal remains ongoing.


Haven Ministries Update

An Update from Haven Ministries Krista Pettit, Executive Director

Volunteers needed at New Food Pantry-Queenstown and Pop-up Food Pantry - Sudlersville !

Haven Ministries is hosting another Pop-Up Food Pantry in Sudlersville on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 from 5:30–7pm at the Sudlersville Park near the Meat Locker. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Chris at 443–988–1183.

Or call 410–827–7194 to volunteer at our new Resource Center and Food Pantry in Queenstown at 206 Del Rhodes Avenue, Queenstown, MD 21658, just a couple of blocks from St. Luke’s Chapel!

Books Café to re-open by appointment

The staff of Books Café at St. Luke’s Chapel in Queenstown, will re-open their doors with limited hours starting Wednesday, July 15th and will remain open each Wednesday and Saturday by appointment only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Shoppers can purchase gently used books at 90% off the cover price. This event represents the second half of our Annual Books Café used book sale that was interrupted by the corona virus back in March. No food or beverage will be sold at this time.

Shoppers are limited to one person or group or family per hour, maximum 6 people. Masks are required, and latex gloves are recommended. A staff person will be on site to assist customers with questions and purchases. Customers are advised that CHECKS are preferred, and no credit cards will be accepted.

To schedule your appointment, please email your contact information as well as the date and time that you would like to shop to the Parish office at Wye Parish at info@wyeparish.org. Please include a first choice and a second choice. Time is scheduled on the hour. You may also phone Mike Bilek at 410–827–0378, between the hours of 3 and 5 pm, Monday through Friday to schedule your appointment.

See you at the Book Sale!

Rev. Charles Osberger


Ellen Smith

Parish Administrator

Carmen Renée

Director of Music

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.