Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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16TH Annual Books Café Continues!

Books Café Basics

Thursday through Sunday, March 1 to 4 at St. Luke’s Chapel in Queenstown. Sale hours are from 10 am to 6 pm each day.

Come for lunch

The homemade soups, chili, and goodies that put the “café” in Books Café will be available at bargain prices throughout each day. Bring your friends! For more information about post-café packaging, moving and returning of books to Depository, please see schedule on the last page.

Collect for the Third Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Daily Reflections for Lent: Not by Bread Alone – available on the Usher’s desk for your observance of Lent.

Kerygma Fellowship: Reading the Bible in Communion

(Kerygma - A Greek word translated “the proclamation of the Word of God” revealed in Jesus Christ)

Our winter-spring Kerygma course, That You May Believe: A Reading of the Gospel According to St. John, continues on Monday, March 5th. Kerygma fellowship meets weekly at 10 am in the Wye Parish library.

Collect for the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese written by Bishop San

Gracious God, through the movement of your Holy Spirit, you have found your Church, the Diocese of Easton, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Continue to strengthen this diocese to be an inviting and welcoming presence for your people to meet Jesus and to be transformed by the love, hospitality and reconciling truth that embodies all life in you. Receive our worship, praise and thanksgiving; nurture and sustain our life in faith, and cause us to always be a grateful people of your grace upon grace; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!

Haven Ministries

The Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter is open at the Designated space/ KI United Methodist Church, Chester. Sign in time is 6–7pm nightly. Please feel free to call the Haven Ministries' Case Manager, Sandi Wiscott 410–739–7859 with requests for shelter. This phone number can be give to clients, too.

We have one more evenings this winter at Our Haven Shelter, at KIUMC.

Note: Night watch team must include one man and one woman per shift; 6:00 pm- midnight. Note: Two or three person team is sufficient for dinner service with one person serving as the leader.

Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 - Dinner servers are Jean Peterson, Mary Julie, and Bobbi Thibault; breakfast/lunch providers are the Petersons and Hennesseys; we are searching for evening hosts to serve from 8pm to 11:45pm.

Please see me any Sunday, or email to let me know if you would like to help. Jean Peterson - reener1@comcast.net

Meeting the need of your neighbor

Below is a request from Megan Reynolds, family member of Earl Saylor whose Wye Mills home was destroyed by fire in January. If these are items that you make available to the family, please contact Reverend Charlie or MaryJo Demattais (484–467–8466) or mjdemat@aol.com. The Parish House at Old Wye will be made available as a collection point for donations to the Saylor family.

  • small dressers
  • a bed for two people
  • some pots and pans
  • sheets for twin size beds
  • sheets for a queen bed

Prepare for Lent with Group Spiritual Direction

Retreat House, Hillsborough, Mondays, March 5 – 26 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. These sessions are offered by Linda Mastro and Julis Morris-Myers. Please contact with with questions or to register. Registration is open until March 1. Suggested donation $10 per session, payable to Retreat House.

Just Us Girls Getaway

ECW Ladies please join us for a fun filled 3 days and 2 nights. Nature walks, Bird Watching, Historic tour of Olde Trinity Church, Line Dancing, Cooking, Jammie night with movie time, craft making much more. and much, much more. Suzanne Sheahan and Mary Julie are planing this get away for… Just Us Girls. April 19 - 21. We will be staying at the ROOST ( Suzanne’s Family Retreat ) located in Cambridge, just 50 minutes from Queenstown. Waterfront retreat with room to accommodate 15 for overnight stay, unlimited for those who come for the day. If you are excited about this gathering as we are, call (410.310.3577) or email MaryJulie@ChampionRealty.com to reserve your spot.

Much more information to come…

Camp Wright

The registration for Camp Wright’s summer 2018, opened on December 1st. More information available in our January printed issue of Word to the Wyes. Full information on dates and session rates is available on their website.

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.