Word the the Wyes – December 2023

December Calendar of Services

Third Sunday of Advent, December 17th

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols – 9 am

St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown

Christmas Eve, December 24th

Family Service of Holy Communion

St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown – 4 pm

Candlelight Service of Holy Communion

Old Wye Church, Wye Mills – 8 pm

Children’s Corner

Join at 9 am this Sunday, December 10th for the lighting of the Advent Wreath and Sunday School.

Miss Bibi looks forward to seeing Sunday School families at the Family Christmas Eve Service on Sunday, December 24th at 4 pm at St. Luke’s Chapel.


Refreshments for December

December 3 – Connie Cole & Judy Webber

December 10 – Trish Anthony

December 17 – The Choir

December 31 – Mary Julie

If you would be willing to provide or assist with refreshments, please call the Parish Office at 410-827-8484.

Thank you to the all the ladies who have volunteered to supply refreshments.

Christmas Poinsettia

Please let the office know if you wish to donate Poinsettia for the Christmas services in memory or in honor of someone special.

Forms are included in the bulletins, in the office and in the Word to the Wyes

Psalm Study


The Psalm Study initiated by Charlotte will continue on most Monday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 in the OW Library.  All parishioners are warmly invited to join any session – we will be using the Psalter from the Book of Common Prayer, so just grab a Prayer Book from your shelf or a pew rack at STL or OWC and drop in: no homework required of anyone (except the volunteer session facilitator).


Quick Reaction Force, Inc. (QRF)

QRF needs our support, through donation of items needed for disaster victims in shelters, and for equipment to aid in search and rescue on disaster sites. Boxes are available in both our churches. Please take a few moments to check out the QRF web site to learn more. See www.quickreactionforceinc.org.


Support Haven Ministries

Hello everyone,

First let me thank everyone for taking the time to read the following and thank you to everyone who helped Haven Ministries last year!!

Haven Ministries Shelter opened October 1, 2023. There are 10 beds available.

Here is our schedule of volunteers so far:

Oct. 17th  – Mary Julie

Nov 28th – Geri Elza and Mary Julie

Dec. 12th – MaryJo Dematteis

Dec. 28th – Rick & Karen Culotta

January – Valerie & Ron Dryka

February – Connie Cole & Trish Anthony

March.  – Open

If you can help out on December 28th or early next year, please contact me by phone or email.

For those who volunteer, I will reach out to you several days in advance and let you know the number of guests. Maximum amount is 12 (plan for 10 guests)

If you know of anyone in need, please contact Sandi Wiscott Director of Operations

(410-739-3577). All Haven Ministries services are for QAC residents only.

Thank you,

Mary Julie, Haven Ministries Board Member for Wye Parish

410-310-7584 or email [email protected]

Flowers for the Altar

If you would like to give flowers in memory or in honor of a loved one, please call the parish office for more details and to reserve a date.


The Offering Plate
We thank you for your support of Wye Parish.
You may always choose to donate using our online giving. Simply click on the plate to make an online offering for Wye Parish. This online giving feature also may be accessed any time by clicking the donate button at the top of this newsletter or from the Wye Parish website.
Thank you to all who have mailed their weekly or monthly offerings, bring their pledges to church on Sunday mornings and to those who are already using our online donation service.