Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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2018 Bazaar prep

Calendar Highlights

Eighteenth 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 Eighteenth 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.

2 Kings 5:1–3, 7–15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8–15
Luke 17:11–19

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

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, Chapter 6 (think lion’s den, “writing on the wall”, and the interpretation of visions) continues Monday, October 14th, 10 am in the Wye Parish Library.

Welcoming coffee and cakes before and following our scripture reading.

Organist Update

Mr. Strattan will 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, the Count Down has begun! Just five weeks until the ECW Christmas bazaar! Santa has his suit cleaned and he’s hoping to bring Mrs. Claus with him to great our guests. There is something for all of us to do to prepare for this event!

Bake Shop

Fall is officially here and with the harvest coming in there are more opportunities for fresh ingredients for baked goods..like pumpkins and herbs. We hope all parish homes will share aromas of goodies prepared for the Bake Shop.

Attic Treasures & Boutique venues

And now, as we dust away the summer cob webs, we have a perfect view of items to donate for our Attic Treasures and Boutique venues. Please gather the items together and if you can, wait to deliver them to the Parish Hall until later in October - storage is our problem.

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!

The Café

The Cafe menu is made and we’re asking for donations of cut up chicken and celery for the popular chicken salad (Debbie is making the dressing). These may be packaged and frozen in advance. Closer to the event, there is a request for deviled eggs.

The Cafe also needs - 1. Butternut Squash & Apple Soup (recipe available) 2. Cheddar Cornbread 3. Chili (Your best Chili recipe) 4. Mac ‘N Cheese.

We need Volunteer Dishwashers to keep our area “Clean as We Go”. 2 more volunteers are needed for Our Kitchen Cafe.

For more information contact MaryJo Dematteis at 484–467–8466; maryjodematteis@gmail.com

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.