Word to the Wyes 11/12/20

Christmas Market this Saturday
For the next three Saturdays in November, weather permitting, will see a new event, a Christmas Market, in front of St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Market will feature an exceptional collection of traditional Christmas decorations, plus baked goods, gift books, and other items suitable for holiday giving or enjoying.
The tables at the St. Luke’s Christmas Market will display a delightful and large assortment of ornaments, swags, wreaths, lights – decorations of all kinds and sizes. Also on offer will be bargain-priced gift-quality books, baked goods, and a few under-the-tree items. Donations for the bake sale will be gladly received.

This Sunday, November 15 – 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.
Next Sunday, November 25, Susie Leight will be our preacher at both services. The 5th Sunday of the month, November 29 is the first Sunday of Advent. We will welcome, Bishop Santosh Marray for his annual visit to Wye Parish. Bishop San will be our celebrant and preacher at both services.
The Covenant for Regathering detailing the protocols and guidelines for in-person worship services, which includes the wearing of face masks, is required.
Birthday wishes and prayers to Lennie Anthony. Anniversary blessings to Tilghman and Laura Hemsley.
Warmest regards in Christ, Reverend Charlie

A 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.

   Operation Christmas Child

Celebrating 27 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. Boxes are available today at both services. Filled boxes will be collected and dedicated this Sunday, November 15th.

Kerygma Has Returned
God Calls Leaders continues on Monday, November 9th 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 6 in the resource book.

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 on November 14th November 21st and November 28th, 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.

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & Food   Harvest for Hope
Haven Ministries will be hosting ‘Harvest of Hope’ an ONLINE Auction November 12 -14.  Participants will be able to purchase one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, indoor and outdoor experiences, spa treatments, and sports memorabilia! There is something for everyone with items ranging in price from $30 to $1000.  Special items include a Sporting Clay Lesson, a Half-day Light Tackle or Fly Fishing Experience, Raven’s Sports Swag, a Romantic Get-A-Way for two at the Kent Manor Inn, and diamond stud earrings from TNT Jewelers. Proceeds from the Harvest of Hope event will provide HOPE through shelter, food, clothing, and support to area residents.