Word to the Wyes 10/29/20

Dear Parish Friends,

This Sunday, November 1 – All Saints Day – 8 am in-person service of Holy Communion at St. Luke’s Chapel and 10 am in-person (and via Facebook) service of Holy Communion at Old Wye Church.

Birthday wishes and prayers to Jillian Stringer, Sandra Brough and Ann Goodman.

Warmest regards in Christ, Reverend Charlie


Trick-or-treat at Old Wye

Wye Parish is pleased to invite families to bring their children at Old Wye to a Drive By Trick-or-Treating event this Saturday, October 31st, between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Families can drive around the circle at Old Wye where they’ll find Rev. Charlie and Miss Bibi giving out Halloween goody bags and lots of love and prayers. Miss Bibi says, “We’re so excited to see our young friends again and thought that Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve would be a great chance to do just that.”


Kerygma Returns - On Monday, October 5th  Kerygma Has Returned

God Calls Leaders continues on Monday, November 2nd 10am at the Wye Parish House and on Zoom. This study shows how leaders are key to the history of God’s people in times of transition, crisis and renewal. This week Chapter 4 in the resource book.


  Feed a Family for Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year by helping others. Provide a box of non-perishable items or donate grocery store gift cards so that food may be purchased. Cards with instructions should be obtained from Suzanne Sheahan at 410-827-7627.


  Operation Christmas Child

Celebrating 27 yearsover 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. Collection Sunday is November 15th. Boxes will be available on Sundays at both services and from the Parish Office for the next few weeks.


  Books Café and Christmas Market

Parish members are asked to donate baked goods of any kind (or preserves, pickles, etc.) for a Christmas Market/ Books Café to be held at St. Luke’s beginning on November 7th continuing every Saturday throughout November, 10 am to 2 pm each day. Items can be dropped off at the chapel on Friday before the sale day, each week. This event, which will be held outdoors, weather permitting, will also feature gift books and Christmas decorations.

Do you have items to donate items for the Christmas Market?

  • Carol Bilek and MaryJo Demattais are in charge of Christmas decorations.
  • The Books Cafe team will be organizing the gift books, setting up tables and readying the St. Luke’s Parish Hall for visitors (6 at a time). Team members are Mike and Carol Bilek, Jim and Mary Campbell, MaryJo Demattais, and Don Regenhardt.

          New Parish Signs

New and better signs have been appearing at both at St. Luke’s Chapel and Old Wye Church. These images show the new sign at St. Luke’s and one of several at Old Wye. We are fortunate that Bob and Marie Wallace bring years of experience and professional level skill in sign design to Wye Parish. Thanks Bob and Marie!