Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

First Sunday of Advent, December 1

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

Collect for Thanksgiving

Almighty and gracious Father, we give thee thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we beseech thee, faithful stewards of thy great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Rt. Rev. Bishop Santosh Marray’s Annual Visit to Wye Parish

This Sunday we welcome Bishop San and his wife Lynn to St. Luke’s and Old Wye. Bishop San is our guest celebrant and preacher. You are encouraged to give gifts for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund. Loose plate offering will also be designated for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund.

Isaiah 2:1–5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11–14
Matthew 24:36–44

Second Sunday of Advent, December 8

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

Kerygma Fellowship

The book of Daniel, Chapter 10 continues Monday, December 2nd, 10 am in the Wye Parish Library.

Children’s Shopping Spree

Saturday, December 7 , 9am to 12 noon. This event is open to elementary-aged students and offers them an opportunity to purchase gifts (at a very minimal cost) for their parents and other family members. The proceeds are for community ministry. All are welcome.

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.

St. Luke’s Chapel this Sunday

During maintenance work at St. Luke’s, problems were discovered in the bell tower/steeple. For safety, however, access to the Chapel will be restricted to the Parish Hall entrance. The steeple and bell have been lowered to the ground until the renovation is complete.

Camp Wright Christmas Nights

December 7th & December 14th. Christmas Nights at Camp Wright is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Join us for two evenings of caroling, wonder, lights, cookies, cocoa, bonfires and more. All funds generated support the mission and programs of Camp Wright.

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, November 29
Friday, January 31
Friday, March 13

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.