Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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

St. Luke’s Chapel this Sunday: During maintenance work at St. Luke’s, problems were discovered in the bell tower/steeple structure. Sunday Services will be held at St. Luke’s while repairs are made. Access to the Chapel, however, will be through the Parish Hall entrance.

Collect for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Malachi 4:1–2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6–13
Luke 21:5–19

Last Sunday after Pentecost

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

Operation Christmas Child

Celebrating 26 years – over 168 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 are pleased to participate again in 2019. Shoeboxes are still available to a family or individual for this year’s distribution.

Collection Sunday is this Sunday, November 17th. Boxes can also be brought to the Old Wye Parish house on Monday, November 18 .

Christmas Bazaar

The ECW bazaar was indeed blessed with a crisp sunny day, fresh apple cider and a parking crew with a large field to accommodate many cars. There were lots of smiling friends and happy customers enjoying tasty country food and the welcome Ho Ho of Santa and later, Mrs. Claus. The town crier kept every event on schedule as bags were filled with books, attic treasures, handmade items, baked goods, boutique gifts, jewelry and bulbs promising beautiful blossoms and scents during the upcoming holiday seasons.

With a rhyme from Santa the silent auction closed, our docent turned off the lights in the church and our younger guests left the Parish House carrying colorful paper turkeys they had made.

This community event was publicized by our members in newspapers, on posters, street signs and the internet. None of the events of this day could have happened without the planning, preparing for and participating in the 56th. annual bazaar. It was a blessed day because of the help of our wonderful parishioners! Pat yourselves on the back as we send you a huge THANK YOU! See you next year!

Teammates: Barbara Perry, Ligouri Tewes, Marie Wallace

Bob Wallace wishes to than the following men for handling the parking for the Bazaar: Henri Waters for his use of the parking design and parking vests, David Allen, Mike Borland, Jamie Goodman, Jeff Scott and Ernie Smith.

Third Quarter Statements

Third Quarter Statements were mailed this week. Statements include all donations made through September 30th. If you have questions about more recent donations, please feel free to contact the parish office at 410–827–8484.

Anniversary of the 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.

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.