Word to the Wyes 12/16/21

We hope you have received the annual Vestry stewardship letter.
Please join us in a prayer for Annual 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.

Parish Services this Sunday, December 19th
8 am service of Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
10:00 am service of Morning Prayer – Old Wye Church
Third Sunday Family Service

Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Birthday blessings for Rhonda Jewell.
Warmest regards in Christ,
Reverend Charlie

Christmas at Wye Parish
Friday, December 24
4 PM Christmas Eve Family Lessons and Carols
St. Luke’s Chapel
10 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Holy Communion
Old Wye Church
Saturday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day Holy Communion
9 AM St. Luke’s Chapel
Sunday, Dec. 26 – First Sunday of Christmas
9 AM Old Wye Church

Christmas Poinsettia
Please click below if you wish to donate Poinsettia for the Christmas services in memory or in honor of someone special.

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. Please note this change in date: Our next gathering will be January 16th (third Sunday in January).

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & FoodAttention to all Homeless Shelter Volunteers:
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 will be housed in hotels again and cared for by the Haven Ministries Staff. Hopefully we will be back in the shelter at KIUMC by January. 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: December 16th.  Please contact me if you are interested in being a volunteer for this season or want more information before committing.
Thank you very much!  Rick Culotta / [email protected] / 410-829-3129.

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. Dec. 19 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. Dec. 20 – 7 pm Vestry Meeting in Wye Parish Library
  • Wed. Dec. 22 – 7 pm Choir Rehearsal
  • Fri. Dec. 24 – 4 pm Christmas Eve Family Lessons & Carols at St. Luke’s
  • Fri. Dec. 24 – 10 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Holy Communion at OW
  • Sat. Dec. 25 – 9 am Christmas Day Holy Communion at St. Luke’s
  • Sun. Dec. 26 – 9 am service at OW
  • Sun. Jan. 2 – 10 am service at OW