Word to the Wyes 1-21-21
Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Isaiah 43:43
The Collect for the 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 all the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This Sunday, January 24
8 am in-person service of Holy Communion at St. Luke’s
10 am service of Morning Prayer – Facebook live – Old Wye.
Birthday blessings to Roy Julie.
Warmest regards to all our Parish family. Please pray for our nation.
The Annual Wye Parish Meeting
Next Sunday, January 31st, a virtual service of Holy Communion from Old Wye – to be followed by the election of new Vestry members, reports from the current Vestry including the 300th Anniversary Committee.
Home communion kits containing pre-consecrated wine and a wafer are available for the virtual service. The Rector and Vestry will be making a sincere effort to distribute these kits before the service. You may also drop by the parish office Monday through Thursday 9 am to 2 pm to pick up a kit.
Discovering the Bible, one of the core courses in the Kerygma Study Program meets on Monday, January 25th at 10 am. You are warmly invited to join us for our readings of The Ministry of Christ. Contact Rev. Charlie for the Zoom link. This week – The Kingdom
A National Moment of Unity and Remembrance
Wye Parish added its voice to that of the Washington National Cathedral and other Houses of Worship on Tuesday, January 19th joining in an observance of national mourning for the 400,000 Americans killed so far by the coronavirus. At 5:30 p.m. the Rector tolled the Bell of the Portugal in the steeple of St. Luke’s Chapel and offered this prayer:
O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered: Make us, we beseech thee, deeply sensible of the shortness and uncertainty of life; and let thy Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days; that, when we shall have served thee in our generation, we may be gathered unto those who bore us, having the testimony of a good conscience; in the communion of all the souls faithfully departed; in the confidence of a certain faith; in the comfort of a reasonable, religious, and holy hope; in favor with thee our God; and in perfect charity with the world. All which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Just a reminder:
For more information on the 300th Anniversary Celebration you can find A Wyes People’s Journey from 1721 to 2021 on the parish website. Look for the 300th Anniversary tab on the home page under Welcome to Wye Parish.
The Altar Guild at Wye Parish is seeking persons who would be interested in learning how to help prepare the altar for Sunday services. Members work on a rotating schedule and training is available.
Contact Jackie Saunders.
Attention to all Homeless Shelter Volunteers
Our next assigned dinner opportunity has been scheduled. Providing dinners is easier than in the past, as you only need to drop the dinner off (usu. meat and veggie casserole) at 5:30 at the Kent Island United Methodist Church. The next dinner opportunity for our Parish is: Sunday February 14th. Please contact me if you are interested or want more information before committing. Thank you very much!
Haven Ministries’ New Mobile Food Pantry Truck Offers Hope to
Northern Queen Anne’s County Residents
Haven Ministries is operating a new Mobile Food Pantry Truck where residents in northern Queen Anne’s County can go and “shop” for needed food items. The “store on wheels” will be parked at Faith Bible Church at 407 Dudley Corner Road in Sudlersville every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, offering a selection of non-cooked food items for area residents.
With increased demands for its food pantries and overall services in Queen Anne’s County, Haven Ministries relocated its food pantries from Stevensville and Centreville, along with its Centreville Resource Center, to a new Food Pantry/Resource Center at 206 Del Rhodes Avenue in Queenstown in July. Along with the Food Pantry Truck, the headquarters is helping meet the growing need for assistance. The CARES Fund helped with the opening of the headquarters and purchasing of the Food Pantry Truck for northern Queen Anne’s County.
Pettit adds, “The need is there in northern Queen Anne’s County and we are trying to meet that need.”