Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Wye Parish
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2018 Bazaar prep

Calendar Highlights

Second Sunday of Advent, December 9

8:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Communion
10:00AM Old Wye — Morning Prayer in Advent
Children’s Church at 10:00AM

Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Baruch 5:1–9 or Malachi 3:1–4
Canticle 4 or 16 The Song of Zechariah
Philippians 1:3–11 Luke 3:1–6

Prayer for Annual Parish Stewardship
Accept, O Lord, these gifts which we bring to you, inspire and increase our gratitude for the presence of your Holy Spirit in our lives. We commit our church to your praise and honor, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be worshipped, and his ministry of compassion, healing and new life bring hope to all people. Amen.

Third Sunday of Advent, December 16

10:00AM Old Wye — A Traditional Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Children’s Church at 10:00AM

Greening of Old Wye Church in preparation for Lessons and Carols 12:30 pm Saturday, December 15th. A joyful time to prepare Old Wye for Christmas.


Isaiah’s Messiah, Kerygma for Advent - The Book of Isaiah and selections from Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah, 10 am Monday mornings December 10th and December 17th in the Rectory.

Wye Conservatory Holiday Bake Sale

On Sunday, Dec. 16, following the Service of Lessons & Carols at Old Wye Church. The bake sale will benefit the music program which pays the salaries of the director of music and the organist. Donations of cookies, pies, cakes, quiche, etc. will be appreciated. Drop off items for the bake sale on Saturday, Dec., 15th. For more information contact Karen Culotta (410–827–4086 (home) or 410–490–4087 (cell)) or Jackie Saunders (410–490–2997).

Haven Ministries

Hope Warehouse

Hope Warehouse is open for business. Come out and shop for awesome, previously-owned furniture, appliances, building supplies at deeply discounted prices! Store hours are Thursday-Saturday 10 – 4. They are open for sales and donations during these days and times. Go and check them out!!

Hope Warehouse is a ministry of Haven Ministries. The address is 6527 Friels Road, Queenstown, MD 21658 (dome-shaped building off Rte 301 near the Queenstown Outlets). A Customer Service Job Training Program is also part of this ministry. If you know of anyone interested in this training program, please contact them at 410–490–8498.

Haven Ministries Bazaar

Buy your unique Christmas gifts at the Artisan Bazaar hosted by Haven Ministries on Nov. 10th from 9:30am-2:30pm! The location is St Christopher’s Church, Chester.

Haven Ministries is collecting children’s winter coats and winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves, mittens etc. for Make A Difference Day in November. The winter items can be gently used or new. No adult winter coats, please. Krista will collect and store the winter coats until the event. Please let me know if you have any to give and I will pick them up at either church.

Thank you, Rick Culotta wyeheaven@aol.com or 410–829–3129.

Hi Everyone! The Homeless Shelter opened October 1, 2018. We have assisted twenty clients so far this shelter season. Ten of these guests have been children. All Guests receive case management services that connect them to area resources such as educational classes, job training, jobs, services, clothing, food, etc. The current population of the shelter is 7 guests, 5 of these guests are children. It is amazing but the slots are almost all filled for dinner and night shift volunteers. A very grateful thanks to: Mary Jo DeMatteis, Ann Goodman, Linda and Dave Allen, Jane Jenkins, Judy Webber, Sue Kirchner, Don and Betsy Licata, Jean Peterson, Karen Culotta, Connie Cole, Ron and Valerie Dryka, Sharon and Allen Butler and Jarrett Smith, who have already stepped forward as volunteers. It is easy and fun to help others while going out - to do the work Christ has given us to do! For any questions or volunteering please sign up on the sheets at the back of the churches or contact Rick Culotta at: 410–829–3129 or wyeheaven@aol.com. or Rev. Charlie.

For tickets, call Kai Marchant at 410–822–2484, or http://www.qachorale.org.

Camp Wright

Join us for an evening of Christmas cheer at Camp Wright. Visit with Santa, take a festive wagon ride, enjoy hot chocolate fireside, or cookies at the outdoor bonfire. See a live nativity and hear from Christmas carolers - all under thousands of twinkle lights. Open 5:30pm-7:30pm on both Dec. 1st and Dec. 8th.

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.