Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

Second Sunday in Lent, March 17th

8:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Commuion
10:00AM Old Wye — Holy Commuion
10:00AM Old Wye — Children’s Worship

Collect for the Second Sunday in Lent O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3:17–4:1
Luke 13:31–35

Third Sunday in Lent, March 24th

8:00AM St. Luke’s — Holy Commuion
10:00AM Old Wye — Morning Prayer


Wye Kerygma for Spring begins Monday, March 18th. A Year with Isaiah parts 2 & 3. During the season of Lent we will be reading portions of Chapters 40–55. These chapters became intregral to understanding the mission of the Messiah who is also the Suffering Servant of Second Isaiah. We will be linking seasonal presentations of Handel’s Messiah to our readings. Hope to see you this Monday 10 am in the Parish Library.

Living Compass

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. Luke 10:27, Deuteronomy 6:5.

The Living Compass Wellness Circle will gather in the Wye Parish Library at 11 am Wednesday, March 13. Workbooks will be available.

Living Compass is a program that offers the opportunity for you to pause and check your bearings. First, you will check the direction in which you are heading in different aspects of your life. Then you will ask yourself, “Am I heading in the direction that I desire for myself?” You will also ask, “Am I heading in the direction that God Desires for me?” Your Living Compass Wellness Circle will help you explore these questions and, if necessary, make any needed changes.

A message from Miss Bibi

The Sunday school class at Old Wye has enjoyed a wonderful winter learning about the gospel lessons that emphasize the wonder of Jesus and his teachings. To better understand each lesson, students participated in activities that presented the information in different ways in order to appeal to all learning styles and ages. Stories are read, crafts are made, games are played, ideas are shared, and of course, snacks are enjoyed by all. During the Epiphany, the children enjoyed their water turning into grape Kool- Aid when hearing the story,“Welcome to The Wedding Banquet”, pretended to be fish trying to bite the gummy worm bait during our lesson based on the story, “Come Fish for The People”, and acted out various situations to see the importance of following “ The Golden Rule” in their everyday lives. No matter what the lesson or activities, the children always seem to take home the message of the day and special feelings about our church family.

During the spring of this year, our lessons will be focused on the Eucharist, its purpose and importance in the tradition of our church service. Children will still enjoy the same fun atmosphere and activities of Sunday school, but each Sunday’s lesson will be based on the celebration of communion. Ten sessions will be taught to help students learn about the Eucharist and how to respond to its celebration. Although their level of understanding will be based on age and experience, it will be a wonderful way for each child to participate in this ritual that allows us to gather, rejoice, and celebrate our faith.

Miss Bibi will share more information about the sessions with parents during fellowship next Sunday, March 10. Please feel free to call or text Miss Bibi at (410)570–2023 or send her an email at bibikatie3@aol.com if you have any questions or concerns.

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.

Hi Everyone! The Homeless Shelter opened October 1, 2018. We have assisted twenty clients so far this shelter season. Ten of these guests have been children. All Guests receive case management services that connect them to area resources such as educational classes, job training, jobs, services, clothing, food, etc.

Feburary 22nd was our third night of Wye Parish serving the homeless shelter. A very grateful thanks to: Judy Webber, Connie Cole, Sue Kirchner, Jarrett Smith and Jane Jenkins, who provided dinner and Karen Culotta who served on the night shift.

We have had a very generous outpouring of volunteers and so, all of the slots are now filled for the last and 4th night in March. However please let me know if you are interested or have any questions, as there are usually alternate nights open to volunteer.

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.

Camp Wright

Summer dates and rates are now available. Brochures are available online at campwright.com.

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.