Word to the Wyes 1/20/22

This Sunday, January 23, 2022
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am service of Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
10:00 am service of Morning Prayer – Old Wye Church
We look forward to welcoming you in person for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany. Due to the rise in transmission of the Covid19 variant, we are requesting that all attending in person wear a mask. Prayers for your health and well being in the New Year.
Next Sunday, January 30th, the Wye Parish Annual Meeting 10 am

Collect for Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

We give thanks for the life and faith of Oliver Perry Alford Johnston II, whose memorial service was held at on January 8th at Relevant Church, Daytona Beach, Florida. He is survived by his wife LeAnn, son Kingston, daughters Trinity and Genesis, and parents Betsy and Randolph Johnston. Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. Book of Common Prayer.

Birthday blessings for Roy Julie.
Warmest regards to all this Season of Epiphany,
Reverend Charlie

Winter/Spring Kerygma Fellowship
The Kerygma course, Reading the Bible as a Whole, continues on Monday, January 24th at 10 am in the Wye Parish Library. The winter/spring course is a weekly discovery of the New Testament beginning with The Good News and concluding with the Revelation of John. I look forward to welcoming everyone to this vision of reading the Scriptures together.

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come.
The Wye Parish Annual Meeting – Sunday, January 30th, at 10 am
a service of Holy Communion at Old Wye to be followed by the annual business of the Parish, including reports from the Treasurer, the Capital Maintenance projects, the election of new Vestry members, a report the 300th Anniversary Committee.

Children’s Church Holy Communion Class
We Give Thanks is a course preparing children to receive Holy Communion with deeper understanding.
We Give Thanks is scheduled at 10 am the first Sundays of months leading to Easter 2022. On February 6, Joanne Fisher, Youth Missioner and Communications Director of the Diocese, will meet with parents and parishioners after the church service and communion class at Old Wye to discuss the future of our children’s ministry.

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.

Prayer for Annual Parish Stewardship
Accept, O Lord, these gifts which we bring to you, inspire and increase our gratitude for the presence of your Holy Spirit in our lives. We commit our church to your praise and honor, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be worshipped, and his ministry of compassion, healing and new life bring hope to all people. Amen.

Attention to all Homeless Shelter Volunteers:Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & Food
Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter is open again for the Fall, Winter and Spring session:
For now, due to the pandemic and safety concerns, our guests are being cared for by the Haven Ministries Staff.  However, dinners are still being provided by volunteers from the various member churches. Providing dinners is easier than in the past, as you only need to drop off the dinner (usu. meat and veggie casserole) at 5:30 at the Kent Island United Methodist Church.  The next dinner opportunity for our Parish is January 21st and has already been filled.  Please contact Mary Julie: [email protected]/410-310-3577, if you are interested in being a volunteer for this season or want more information before committing.

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & FoodDonations of non-perishable food are warmly accepted for the Haven Ministries Emergency Food Shelter. Food donation boxes are located at both St. Luke’s Chapel and Old Wye Church.
The Food Pantry at Haven Ministries is open for daily distribution.

Wye Parish Ministry Calendar
  • Sun. Jan 23 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. Jan 24 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Jan 26 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House
  • Sat. Jan 29 – 5 pm Ordination of Susie Leight at Christ Church Easton
  • Sun. Jan 30 – 10 am All-Parish Service at OW
  • Sun. Jan 30 – Annual Meeting after church in the OW Parish House
  • Mon. Jan. 31 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Feb. 2 – 10 am ECW Meeting in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Feb. 2 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House
  • Sun. Feb. 6 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. Feb. 7 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Feb. 9 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House