Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

VBS set-up

Sunday afternoon, June 25 from 2 – 5 pm at St. Luke’s. If you are planning to contribute items for donation, please bring them to services by Sunday Morning, June 25th.

If you are available to volunteer one or more mornings for snacks, please contact Rev. Charlie, who will gladly put you in touch with the team leader for the kitchen.

Summer Schedule

In the month of July, all five Sunday services will be at 9 am at St. Luke’s Chapel.

In the month of August and on the first Sunday of September (Labor Day Weekend), all five services will be at 9 am at the Old Wye Church. Please mark your calendars now!


Haven Ministries is excited to announce the date for Run4shelter this year: September 9th! This year the race is recreated for a NIGHT of fun! The evening race will take place at 5:30pm for the 10K and 6pm for the 5K. The start/finish line is in the Chesapeake Bay Business Park, Stevensville near Terrapin Park. After the race, stay for a night of fun with a DJ, beverages, and food! Come out for a night of fun for the entire family! Registration is open: Run4shelter.net! More information is available on the website.
Hope to see you at the run!

Haven Ministries Update

I would like to thank Jean Peterson and all those that contributed your time, energies and donations to Haven Ministries, as we had the most fruitful shelter season ever!

Haven Ministries wrapped up 2017 Shelter Season at Maximum Capacity and cared for 10 children (along with their parents) throughout the months of December through April. Many nights the shelter experienced either near or full capacity conditions. Over the season, 31 men, women, and children were provided hope through the provision of the basic needs of shelter, clothing, food, and other resources.

We also hit maximum capacity some nights and for the first time in our history of 12 years, we had to turn people away. It just shows what the needs are for families in our community. One hundred percent of the guests came to us literally homeless, thereby they lacked a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Of this group, 73 percent moved on to safe and affordable housing.

Haven Ministries also operates a Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with job training, educational programming, and case management services. The Haven Ministries Food Pantry is held on the third Friday monthly at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church 5:30 to 7 p.m. Our Daily Thread Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for shopping or donations. For further information, to become a business sponsor or donations visit: haven-ministries.org or call 410-739-4363. Thank you very much, Rick Culotta (410- 829-3129 or wyeheaven@aol.com).

Samaritan House

Donations of non-perishable foods are needed for Samaritan House. Samaritan House is a community Christian ministry located in Denton, MD. Boxes are available at St. Luke’s for your weekly donations. If you prefer to give a check occasionally, please make payable to: United Concerned Citizens, with Samaritan House in the memo line. Bill Peterson will happily deliver your items each week.

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.