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2018 Bazaar prep

Calendar Highlights

Wye Parish Community Crab Feast

Date: October 6th. Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM Cost: $35.00 per person, Children under 8 free To purchase or reserve tickets call S. P. Sheahan at 410–827–7627 or call the Parish Office at 410–827–8484 or info@wyeparish.org Place: Old Wye Church,14114 Old Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills 21679 Menu: Crabs, Hot dogs, corn, side salads, chips, water, soda and other beverages.

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, October 14

8:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Communion
10:00AM Old Wye — Holy Communion
Children’s Church at 10:00AM
Collect for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Amos 5:6–7, 10–15
Psalm 90:12–17
Hebrews 4:12–16
Mark 10:17–31

Celebration of St. Luke’s Day, October 21

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


Year with the Prophet Isaiah. Part One – Holy, Holy, Holy continues on Monday morning October 15th at 10 am in the Wye Parish library.

Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen Concert

Tickets are available for the Wye Conservatory of Music fundraiser featuring cellist Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen. Members of the parish can obtain tickets from Bonnie or a member of the choir or contact the Parish Office at 410–827–8484 or info@wyeparish.org.

Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen maintains an active and varied career as a cellist, conductor, and educator. As director of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra he brings extensive performance experience to the podium. He has been a member of the Opera Orchestra of New York, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of the Filarmonica del Bajio in Mexico. In addition he has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City.

Music Notes

The Wye Conservatory is pleased to announce a Junior Scholar program for young people not yet of Choral Scholar age, which is eighth grade through high school. Junior Scholars will sing with our choir and have their own rehearsal on Wednesday at St Luke’s from 6–6:45pm. They will study music theory, history, piano and correct singing. We welcome all interested candidates. Please call Bonnie Forgacs, 410–463–1466, for more information.

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.

Bazaar Setup

Please note your calendars that set-up for the Annual ECW Christmas Bazaar (our 55th!) will begin after church on Sunday, October 21st. This is an earlier set-up date than in years past, and is being done so we can accomplish the set-up and preparations in less of a blitz approach. We will need lots of volunteers and the help of strong backs to move things and set up tables, bring boxes down from the attic etc., so we ask the male members of the Parish, especially, to help out with those tasks. The tables for the luncheon will not be set up until closer to the actual Bazaar date so there is room for Attic Treasures and the Boutique to sort through donation items received. Attic Treasures will move out of that area once the tent is set up outside. Volunteers are needed throughout the set-up period, so we hope to see lots of help from October 21st through November 3rd. The countdown begins!

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.

Christmas Bazaar’s Sweet & Savory Shoppe

Karen Culotta has a need for 1/2 pint or pint canning jars to preserve her delicious pickles for the Bazaar. Bring them to church or drop them by the parish office. If anyone has fruit trees or knows of some berry patches needing picking, and/or can donate the fruit for jams or jellies, please let her know. Homemade jams and jellies are popular sellers at The Bazaar.

Jewelry Boxes for the Bazaar

Susie Kirchner is requesting cardboard jewelry boxes for the bazaar. She finds that it helps boost her sales when items are offered in a gift box.

Haven Ministries

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.

Grand Opening

Hope Warehouse. Haven Ministries is hosting the Hope Warehouse Grand Opening on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 5:30–7:30pm! There will food, music, and lots of fun! The event is free and open to the public! Come and check out the newest edition to our programs!

Hi Everyone!

We have just received our service dates for dinners and night watch at Our Haven Shelter, at KIUMC for this winter’s season. The shelter will be open from October 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. We will be needing volunteers to serve on the following dates:

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 and Saturday, Nov. 24. 2018 Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 and Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019

We are grateful to Jean Peterson for organizing and coordinating this program for the past few years. She has given her time and talent to a very important program which offers an excellent opportunity for us to serve to our community members in their time of need. This is a great way for us to share our many blessings.

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.

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.