Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Word to the Wyes this Week

Sent on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dear Parish Friends,

Many thanks for all of your encouragement as we offer weekly in-person and online worship services. We again gather at 9 am for Holy Communion at Old Wye. The Covenant for Regathering detailing the protocols and guidelines for in-person worship services, which includes the wearing of face masks, is required.

Please join us on Facebook Sunday morning at 9 am.

View the Sunday Morning, 9am service bulletin

This issue of Word to the Wyes Weekly includes an online survey designed to assist the Rector and Vestry in planning for worship services in the months to come. If you are willing, please respond to this short congregational survey.

Quick Congregational Survey

Birthday prayers and blessings to Carol Bilek, Carmen Renée, Grover Johnston and Nathan Osberger. Anniversary blessings to Roger and Jill Compton.

Warmest regards in Christ, Reverend Charlie

Steeple Fund Challenge

The St. Luke’s Chapel Bell Tower Restoration is underway and will hopefully be completed in the month of August. The Vestry is most grateful to all who have contributed to our goal of $70,000. Gifts and donations to complete the campaign goal remains ongoing.


Haven Ministries Update

An Update from Haven Ministries Krista Pettit, Executive Director

Volunteers needed at New Food Pantry-Queenstown and Pop-up Food Pantry - Sudlersville !

Haven Ministries is hosting another Pop-Up Food Pantry in Sudlersville on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 from 5:30–7pm at the Sudlersville Park near the Meat Locker. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Chris at 443–988–1183.

Or call 410–827–7194 to volunteer at our new Resource Center and Food Pantry in Queenstown at 206 Del Rhodes Avenue, Queenstown, MD 21658, just a couple of blocks from St. Luke’s Chapel!

Books Café to re-open by appointment

The staff of Books Café at St. Luke’s Chapel in Queenstown, will re-open their doors with limited hours starting Wednesday, July 15th and will remain open each Wednesday and Saturday by appointment only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Shoppers can purchase gently used books at 90% off the cover price. This event represents the second half of our Annual Books Café used book sale that was interrupted by the corona virus back in March. No food or beverage will be sold at this time.

Shoppers are limited to one person or group or family per hour, maximum 6 people. Masks are required, and latex gloves are recommended. A staff person will be on site to assist customers with questions and purchases. Customers are advised that CHECKS are preferred, and no credit cards will be accepted.

To schedule your appointment, please email your contact information as well as the date and time that you would like to shop to the Parish office at Wye Parish at info@wyeparish.org. Please include a first choice and a second choice. Time is scheduled on the hour. You may also phone Mike Bilek at 410–827–0378, between the hours of 3 and 5 pm, Monday through Friday to schedule your appointment.

See you at the Book Sale!

Rev. Charles Osberger


Ellen Smith

Parish Administrator

Carmen Renée

Director of Music

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.