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Work has begun on the Circle and Drive at Old Wye!

The project involves grading the driveway and the grassy oval to address drainage issues and putting down a new base and gravel. In addition, the brick edging around the driveway will be repaired or replaced where it has been damaged or is missing.

A brick walkway will be added to cross a newly sodded grassy oval between the Old Wye Church entrance and the Parish Hall. The walkway will be wide enough for two people to walk side by side and the grade will meet all requirements for disabled access.

Work is expected to be completed before the Summer Sunday Service Schedule shift from St. Luke’s to Old Wye beginning on August 5th. Click on Facebook below for more photos.

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!

Children’s Church in July

There will be Children’s Church this Sunday, July 8th and on Sunday, July 22nd. On Sundays, July 15th and 29th, there will be Children’s Worship Bulletins, with activities based on that Sunday’s readings, for children attending the service.

79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

This Sunday Rev. Charlie will be attending the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, TX, returning Wednesday, July 18th. Please remember convention and our deputation from the Diocese of Easton, especially Rev. Charlie and Suzanne Beyda.

Celebration of Life

A celebration of life in loving memory of Jack Hennessey (1930 – 2018) will take place on Wednesday, July 25th at Old Wye Church. We will gather together in grateful remembrance of Jack’s full and complete life. Jack was a past Senior Warden of Wye Parish, a joyful voice in the parish choir and a faithful member of the church family.

Crafts for the Christmas Bazaar

From Wednesday, July 11th and continuing until October 17th, ECW will have craft workshops every Wednesday in the Old Wye Parish Hall from 10:00 AM to Noon, to work on handmade items for the ECW Christmas Bazaar in November. Bring whatever projects you may already have started for the Bazaar, show us a new craft idea, or just work on projects underway. It’s fun, easy and a wonderful opportunity for convivial conversation! Bring a bag lunch to eat after we’re finished.

Donations to the Christmas Bazaar

The ECW very much appreciates the donations that have been made for the Bazaar. We rely on your “treasures” to help make the Bazaar a huge success! Our storage space, however, is filling up and we ask that you hold onto your donations until at least September. If that is not possible, please contact Betsy Johnston at 410–490–8062.

Shell trees for the Christmas Bazaar

Gloria Griffith has requested help gathering mussel shells for the trees she makes for the Christmas Bazaar. She will be happy to pick them up. The empty shells do not need to be cleaned and can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer to keep them fresh. For more information, give Gloria a call at 410–490–4320.

Camp Wright

The registration for Camp Wright’s summer 2018 is open. Dates for camp sessons are filling. Full information on dates and session rates is available on their website.

Haven Ministry News

Enter for your chance to win 2 tickets (box seats: L:3–7,3–8) to see Hamilton at the Kennedy Center on August 25, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets come with a parking pass! The value of this package is $1,425!! Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Haven Ministries. Raffle tickets are only $100 with a maximum of 110 raffle tickets sold. Buy your raffle tickets today: haven-ministries.org or by visiting Our Daily Thread Thrift Store!! The winner will be chosen August 1, 2018 or when all tickets are sold.

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.