Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Communion
10:00AM Old Wye — Holy Communion 10:00AM
Old Wye — Children’s Church Program

Collect for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Exodus 32:7–14
Psalm 51:1–11
1Timmothy 1:12–17
Luke 15:1–10

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Communion
10:00AM Old Wye — Holy Communion 10:00AM Old Wye ~ Children’s Church Program
Save the Date: Wye Parish Community Crab Feast Saturday, October 5th

Pray for the Bahamas

Attached below are two ways you can respond to appeals for hurricane Dorian relief. The first is a pastoral letter from the Rt. Reverend Laish Z. Boyd, Bishop of the Diocese of the Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands forwarded to us frorm Bishop San who served at several churches on Abaco Islands.

A second is items being collected from local churches in Maryland. Wye Parish is also participating in this relief effort. Donation boxes will be available at both churches this week through Saturday, Sept. 21st. A list of requested items is also printed below.

Children’s Church

Children’s Church Program

Please join Miss Bibi for Sunday school at Old Wye on Sundays during the 10:00 church service. This year’s theme, “Walking with Jesus”, will encourage children to learn about the amazing life of Jesus through bible stories, gospel lessons, craft making, parish projects, interactive games and of course, yummy snacks. Lessons will also continue to focus on communion so that students can gain a better understanding of their relationship to Jesus and celebrate the Eucharist with their families and fellow parishioners. It will be a fun-filled year as we discover ways to serve the Lord through our parish, community, family, and friends. Hope you will be able to join us this Sunday!!!

Miss Bibi

Kerygma Fellowship

The book of Daniel (think lion’s den, “writing on the wall”, and the interpretation of visions) begins Monday, September 9th, 10 am in the Wye Parish Library. Our study guide is a commentary on Daniel published by The Bible Reading Fellowship.co.uk. Advanced copies will be available in pdf format and a limited number of copies will be available in print- on-demand. More to come about this exciting read and its relationship to the vision of the Kingdom of God in the Scriptures.

Diocesan Ladies’ Tea

The Ladies of Wye Parish requests the pleasure of your company for an afternoon tea. In honor of Lynn, our Bishop San’s wife. On Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm in Wye Parish Hall. RSVP to Wye Parish Office, 410–827–8484 By September 4th.

Adult Chior

Adult Choir rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, beginning September 4, 2019 and lasting through June. There may be occasional changes/exceptions, communicated ahead of time. In the weeks before Christmas or Easter we may go until 9:30 PM. The choir will sing on most 1st and 3rd Sundays at the 8AM liturgy at St. Luke’s Chapel and on most 2nd and 4th Sundays at the 10AM liturgy at Old Wye.

If you have any more questions about the Adult Choir or would like to discuss your interest in your child’s participation in a Children’s Choir please feel to call or text 410–991–6338 Carmen Renée, Director of Music. Come share your voice with us!

Organist Update

This weekend Mr. Strattan will participate in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland’s annual retreat for church musicians, both as a presenter and as a member of the planning committee. The retreat is held at the Bishop Claggett Center near Frederick.

He will also open the concert series at Christ Episcopal Church in Cambridge with an organ recital at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13. Concert series tickets are $10.00 at the door.

Christmas Bazaar

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Ladies of Wye Parish are planning for the annual ECW Christmas bazaar to be held this year Saturday, November 2nd. Mark your calendar and plan to be there to welcome our neighbors and share our talents and wares with them.

Now with the hazy lazy days of summer fresh fruits and vegetables are and will continue to be abundant for making relishes, jams and fruit pies. Vacation relaxation time is perfect for creating handmade crafts or sewn items. Be creative and have fun with the bazaar in mind!

Jewelry for the Bazaar

Sue Kirchner is requesting donations of jewelry for the bazaar – old, new, gently used but no longer worn. She has the perfect display case to showcase donations. She is also accepting cardboard jewelry boxes for the bazaar. She finds that it helps boost her sales when items are offered in a gift box. Feel free to drop off rings and baubles (and boxes) at the Parish Office. Just mark your bag “Bazaar Jewelry”.

Bazaar Silent Auction

The Silent Auction team is now collecting items for our lucky bidders this year and would greatly appreciate your help with:

  1. An item for a popular themed basket – a.crab, b.Italian, c.fall/Thanksgiving, d.pet, e. bird lover’s; 2. furniture.
  2. restaurant gift certificates.
  3. craft beer.
  4. framed art.
  5. Get-away weekend at a beach condo??

Most of our items make great Christmas gifts, and your input for new ideas is always welcome! Contact Sharon Butler, mellor1177@gmail.com; 410–310–7584. Many thanks to you, Church friends!

Bazaar Handmades

Every Wednesday until October 23rd, the ECW will have craft workshops in the Old Wye Parish Hall from 10:00 AM to Noon, to work on handmade items for the ECW Christmas Bazaar on November 2nd. 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! A light lunch will be served after we’re finished.

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.

Tee Time!

Registration is Open for the Third Annual: Putting A Roof Over Homelessness Golf Tournament to benefit Haven Ministries Friday, September 20, 2019, 9am, Prospect Bay Country Club, Grasonville. Premier Sponsors: Construction Services and Supply, The Roof Center, American Legion with support from Reedy Electrical, Delmarva Power - an Exelon Company, and VFW!

Registration is open now! Space is limited, and last year’s tournament sold out! Sign up now!

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.