Word to the Wyes 12-30-20

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” Matthew 2:1-2

The Collect for the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ
O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the Peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to
face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This Sunday, January 3 – 10 am service – Facebook live.
On Saturday morning, you may wish to come by the doors of St. Luke’s from 9 am to 10 am and the doors of Old Wye Church from 11 an to 12 noon and pick up a communion kit to use during Sunday morning’s Holy Communion service. In this kit are communion wafers and wine.

Birthday blessings in this season of Christmas to Rev. Charlie.
Warmest regards to all our Parish family for a Blessed New Year, thanks be to God,
Reverend Charlie

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Discovering the Bible
One of the core courses in the Kerygma Study Program meets on Monday, January 11th at 10 am. You are warmly invited to join us for our readings of the birth of Christ. Contact Rev. Charlie for the Zoom link.

Greetings everyone!
In the last two bulletins of the Word to the Wyes, you read my article about the church’s 300th Christmas and the “mini logo” that was derived from the official 300th Anniversary logo, which our committee finalized earlier this month. Now, I would like to present that logo to you.
We established this logo with immense help from graphic design artist, Phoebe Gilbert, who has also given us the insight on the significance of the elements used in it’s design.
I proudly present to you our official 300th Anniversary logo along with Phoebe’s letter of explanation to the committee.
Merry Christmas and may God’s blessings be upon you and your house.
Tom Radcliffe, Chairman
300th Anniversary Committee

Old Wye Church 300th Anniversary Committee Members ,
To follow is the logo design selected for the Old Wye Church 300th Anniversary Logo! Thank you to everyone who provided input!!
This design has essentially two elements: The Church name, and the Anniversary celebration announcement.
The font used for the Church name is solid, open and simple, in keeping with the essence of the Old Wye Church.
The font used for the 300th Anniversary text is flowing, elegant and celebratory.
These two distinct elements used in tandem describe this year as a joyous event for Old Wye Church. In addition, it was
decided to adopt the logo design that ‘stacked’ the Anniversary text. This provides room / air around the Old Wye Church
text, allowing the church name to be the primary focus.
It is good practice to keep the number of fonts used in one logo to as few as possible. However the use of variations on a font is often seen in a single design.
In this design we have used two fonts: Garamond Bold / Garamond Bold Condensed, and Kunstler Script.
Thank you for contributing to this logo that will be used in so many ways throughout the coming year!!