Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Word to the Wyes this Week

sent on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Please join us on Facebook this Sunday Morning for Morning Prayer at 10 am.

Dear Parish friends,

We proclaim a message of spiritual hope, especially in these days of very real mutual concerns. May we draw near to one another in our hearts and in our thoughts and prayers. Please remember one another in your prayers for our church family. May the presence of Christ’s love and peace sustain us all as we seek new ways to reach out to our neighbors and friends.

If you notice something different about this week’s Word the Wyes, you’re right. We have changed from an email document to a one-page format called Constant Contact. We made this decision to improve the usefulness of our weekly newsletter. We hope the content will be easier to read and enable you to better connect with our parish calendar and ministries.

The Offering Plate

Your ushers, like all of us miss the fellowship of our Wye Parish gatherings for worship, discourse and learning as well as just doing the business of Gods church. We pray for each other, our community and all persons impacted by this virus.

While we cannot pass the offering plate, listening to our choir’s beautiful performance of this week’s offertory anthem, we do hope that those who are financially able will continue regular support our Parish through mailed or dropped off offerings at the parish office.

Or, you may take advantage of our new on-line giving feature. Simply click on the plate above to make an on-line offering for Wye Parish. This on-line giving feature also may be accessed any time from the Wye Parish website. Thank you for your continued support of Wye Parish.

Books Cafe Update

As our part of the effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus the 2020 Books Cafe Committee is suspending operations of this year’s sale until further notice. The display of books in St. Luke’s Parish House remains in place in the hope we can resume the sale at a future date. Please do not bring book donations to either church until further notice.

Blessings and good health be with you.

Easter Candy Fundraiser

Easter Candy Fundraiser for Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Centreville.

Eggs - $5.00 each or 3 for $12.00
flavors - butter cream, coconut cream, peanut butter cream and chocolate cream. Lollipops - Small - $1.00, large - $1.50
Cinnamon logs - $2.00
Chocolate pretzels - $2.00
Peanut clusters - $2.00

Availability at Edwards Pharmacy and the church office.

Haven Ministries Update

I would like to thank: Jean Peterson; Mary Julie; and Ross Lively; for providing a delicious dinner and Debbie Scott and Ron Dryka for their night shift duties last Friday night at the HM Homeless Shelter. Their time, work and generosity are deeply appreciated. This was our last assigned homeless shelter duty for this year. For any questions or volunteering please contact or talk with me, Rick Culotta at: 410–829–3129 or wyeheaven@aol.com. Thank you very much.

As of today, the Haven Ministries Tea is still on for April 26th at 3pm/ Prospect Bay. Please be flexible with the Haven Ministries leadership as we monitor the situation over the next few weeks and possibly make changes if necessary. If we need to reschedule the tea, we will let you know ASAP. As of right now, it is April 26th.

The homeless shelter will continue to function but only by Haven Ministries Staff at this time.

Thanks for your patience during this difficult time!

Rev. Charles Osberger

Rector
info@wyeparish.org

Ellen Smith

Parish Administrator

Carmen Renée

Director of Music
wyeparishconservatory@gmail.com

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.