Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Wye Parish
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2018 Bazaar prep

Calendar Highlights

25th Sunday After Pentecost, November 11

Prayers for the Observance of Armistice Day
8:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Communion
10:00AM Old Wye — Holy Communion
Children’s Church at 10:00AM

Collect for the Remembrance Sunday
O Lord our God, who hast reconciled us to thyself and to one another through the death of thy Son, and hast entrusted to us the ministry of reconciliation: Keep ever before our hearts and minds the price that thou hast paid for the salvation of the world, and let the cross of thy Son bear in us and in all men its fruits of righteousness and peace; for his name’s sake. Amen.

2 Corinthians 20:1–9
Psalm 46:1–4, 9–12
Romans 8:31–39
John 8:25–32

26th Sunday After Pentecost, November 18

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 November 12th at 10 am in the Rectory

Feed a Family this Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year by helping others. Provide a box of non-perishable items (a box of mashed potato mix, cans of vegetables, sauerkraut and/or sweet potatoes, a jar of gravy, a package of rolls, etc.) and a frozen turkey so that a local family in need can also celebrate Thanksgiving or donate grocery store gift cards so that food may be purchased. Cards with instructions should be obtained from Suzanne Sheahan at 410–827–7627. Please drop Food Box & Turkey at the Kent Narrows Outlets “Room 1” Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD 21619 on Wed. Nov. 14 or Thurs. Nov. 15, between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Operation Christmas Child

Celebrating 25 years – over 100 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts have been delivered to children throughout the world. We are among this wave of Christian compassion during the Christmas season and we look forward to participating again in 2018. Shoeboxes are available to a family or individual for this year’s distribution. Each box contains a list of requested items. Our collection dates are November 11 – 19th.

Children’s Shopping Spree

Saturday, December 1st - 9 am to 12 pm at St. Luke’s Chapel

The 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.

Bishop San’s Annual Visit

Bishop Santosh Marray will make his annual visit to Wye Parish on Sunday, December 2nd. He will be the guest celebrant and preacher for both services. His visit offers the opportunity for confirmations, reception into the Episcopal Church and reaffirmation of faith.

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.

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.

Haven Ministries Bazaar

Buy your unique Christmas gifts at the Artisan Bazaar hosted by Haven Ministries on Nov. 10th from 9:30am-2:30pm! The location is St Christopher’s Church, Chester.

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.

Hi Everyone!

We are seeking volunteers to prepare dinners (Entre, side, salad or desert) or attend the night shift from 6:30–12:00 pm. A grateful thanks to: Mary Jo DeMatteis, Ann Goodman, Linda and Dave Allen, Jane Jenkins, Judy Webber, Sue Kirchner and Jarrett Smith, who have already stepped forward as volunteers.

However we still have the following openings that we need to fill:

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 — Need both Dinner and Night Shift volunteers Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 — Need Night Shift volunteers Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 — Need both Dinner and Night Shift volunteers

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 on the sheets at the back of the churches or contact Rick Culotta at: 410–829–3129 or wyeheaven@aol.com. or Rev. Charlie.

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.