Word to the Wyes 12-3-20

St. Nicholas – Bishop of Myra, c. 342  December 6

Almighty God, in your love you gave your servant Nicholas of Myra as a perpetual name for deeds and kindness both on land and sea: Grant, we pray, that your Church may never cease to work for happiness of children, the safety of sailors, the relief of the poor, and the help of those tossed by tempests of doubt or grief; though Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

This Sunday, December 6 – The Second Sunday of Advent

8 am in-person service of Holy Communion at St. Luke’s Chapel and 10 am in-person (and via Facebook) service at Old Wye Church.

The Covenant for Regathering detailing the protocols and guidelines for in-person worship services, which includes the wearing of face masks, is required for all in-person gatherings at Wye Parish.

Available this Sunday is Living Well Through Advent 2020, a daily seasonal resource for practicing the spiritual themes of Advent published by The Living Compass.

Warmest regards in Christ, Reverend Charlie

    Christmas Poinsettia

Please use the Christmas flowers form if you wish to donate Poinsettia for the Christmas services in memory or in honor of someone special.

A Prayer for Annual Parish Giving 2020

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.

Annual Parish Stewardship letters have been mailed to all parish members and friends. If you would like to receive a letter, please contact us via email.

   Discovering the Bible

One of the core courses in the Kerygma program begins on December 7. This meeting will be an introductory session for anyone interested in learning more about the Kerygma program.

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & Food  Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter
Attention to all Homeless Shelter Volunteers – The Homeless shelter did not shut down this year and has remained open through the pandemic. Our guests have been housed in hotels and cared for by the Haven Ministries Staff. We are grateful for God’s grace, the Haven Ministries Staff and the many increased donations and grants to allow this to happen. However dinners are still being provided by volunteers from the various member churches. While Karen and I have been providing dinners for the Wye Parish rotation the past few months, I would now like to offer the opportunity to others within our parish, to provide dinners when 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: December 15th. Please contact me if you are interested or want more information before committing. Thank you very much!

  Growing Families

SP and Suzanne were blessed with two grandchildren in the last four months. Their oldest son Thomas and his wife Kayla had a baby boy on September 8th and named him Beau Akers. Their middle son David and his wife Elizabeth had a baby girl on November 27th and named her Lucy Addison. The Wye Parish family offers congratulations to SP, Suzanne and their children.