Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 19

10:00AM Old Wye — Morning Prayer Children’s Church Program

Collect for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Isaiah 49:1–7
Psalm 40:1–12
1 Corinthians 1:1–9
John 1:29–42

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 after the Epiphany, January 26

10:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Communion and Annual Meeting

300th Anniversary of Old Wye Church

Committee to plan the 300th Anniversary of the Old Wye Church (1721 – 2021) is now forming. Anyone interested in participating in the process, sharing ideas, brainstorming activities, planning events, please contact Tom Radcliffe at tradcliffe690@comcast.net or 410–758–7292 (cell). We are counting on parish-wide participation.

2020 Books Café

St. Luke’s Chapel and Parish House Queenstown, MD

  • Wednesday March 11, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday March 12, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Friday March 13, 10 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday March 14, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday, March 15, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Friday March 20, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday March 21, 10 am to 6 pm

This event will have, as always, books available in many categories - cookbooks, crafts, fiction, non-fiction, history, nature, travel, nautical, children’s books, biography, old & rare, fiction and more.

Bargain-priced lunches and snacks will be available each day to put the café in The Books Café. Volunteers are welcome – Call: Mike Bilek (410–463–0285), Jim Campbell (410–739–3403), or Don Regenhardt (240–381–4349)

Pretty in Pink

Save the Date! March 13, 2020!! ‘Pretty in Pink’ Best Girlfriends Night! Hosted by Prospect Bay Country Club Tickets will be on Sale Soon!

Haven Ministries

Homeless Shelter

Hello fellow Homeless Shelter Volunteers! The Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter opened on October 1st, again at Kent Island United Methodist Church and they are seeking volunteers to prepare dinners (Entré, side, salad or desert) or attend the night shift from 6:30–12:00 pm.

The dates that have been assigned for Wye Parish are:
Friday, January 31
Friday, March 13

However, we have a full signup of volunteers for January 31st dinner but we still need two people for the Evening Fellowship Time and one must be a female. Please contact me if you are interested.

We had a great response last year and looking to another this year. 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 with me, Rick Culotta at: 410–829–3129 or wyeheaven@aol.com. or Rev. Charlie. Thank you very much.

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.

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.