Word to the Wyes 12/2/21
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 5th
8 am service of Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
10:00 am service of Morning Prayer – Old Wye Church
We Give Thanks Children’s Church Communion Course
Following the 10 am service, parishioners are invited to join with the ministry team leaders as we create a vision for children’s ministry in the year to come.
Scroll down to learn more about this gathering
Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
We pray for the repose of the soul of Janet Trimble. May the angels welcome her into heaven and may light perpetual shine upon her.
Warmest regards in Christ,
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
Calling all carolers! Do you love to sing? Do you love Christmas music? Here’s your chance to join the Old Wye Parish Christmas Choir. Our Wednesday evening rehearsals will be focusing on Advent and Christmas music. We will be singing on Sunday mornings throughout Advent and will provide music for the 10 pm Candlelight Service at Old Wye Church. If you don’t have the time to commit to choir on an ongoing basis, perhaps Christmas choir will work for you! Come join us at 7:00 on Wednesday evenings. I look forward to seeing you. Carolyn Cutler
Please click below if you wish to donate Poinsettia for the Christmas services in memory or in honor of someone special.
“From Darkness to Light”
This is a small group designed to support those who are grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing grief related to some major transition in their life, including but not limited to retirement, job loss, relocation, personal illness, illness of a loved one, or grief associated with losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scriptural wisdom will guide us as we explore the many dimensions of grief while offering spiritual encouragement within a supportive community of faith. Over the course of five sessions, the group will explore a variety of scripture passages as we engage in the practice of Lectio Divina. We will continue on Monday, December 6th at 10 am in the Parish House. Susie Leight will facilitate this group.
Fall into Kerygma
The Kerygma course, Reading the Bible as a Whole, continues on Monday, December 6 at 10 am in the Wye Parish House. The fall course is a weekly discovery of the Old Testament beginning with Genesis and concluding with the Visions of the Messiah. This week is Discovery12 – The Return.
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. We meet this Sunday, December 5th, January 9th (second Sunday in January), February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd and Easter Day, Sunday April 17th. Miss Bibi will be present each of these Sundays.
Following the 10 am service this Sunday, parishioners are invited to join with the ministry team leaders as we create a vision for children’s ministry in the year to come.
Pizza and child care will be available during the leader’s meeting.
Dear Parish Family
I want to thank everyone whose kindness and generosity provided donations of food and grocery cards for Feed a Family this Thanksgiving. It was most appreciated.
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.
Attention to all Homeless Shelter Volunteers
Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter is open again for the Fall, Winter and Spring session:
We thank Mary Julie for providing dinner on November 15th on behalf or our parish!
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@example.com / 410-829-3129.
Donations 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.
A Family Christmas
Mark your calendar now for one of two Queen Anne’s Chorale
Saturday, December 4th at 7 pm
Sunday, December 5th at 3 pm
Centreville United Methodist Church
Make your Christmas special with a special Christmas Concert
$20 per person
Free for Children through high school
Wye Parish Ministry Calendar
- Sun. Dec. 5 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
- Sun. Dec. 5 – 10 am We Give Thanks Children’s Church Communion Class
- Mon. Dec. 6 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
- Mon. Dec. 6 – Darkness to Light, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
- Wed. Dec. 8 – Choir Practice, 7 pm in the OW Parish Hall
- Sun. Dec. 12 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
- Mon. Dec. 13 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
- Mon. Dec. 13 – Darkness to Light, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
- Wed. Dec. 15 – Choir Practice, 7 pm in the OW Parish Hall
- Sun. Dec. 19 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
- Mon. Dec. 20 – Vestry Meeting, 7 pm in the OW Parish Library