Word to the Wyes 12/9/21

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 12th
8 am service of Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
10:00 am service of Morning Prayer – Old Wye Church

Collect for the Third Sunday of Advent
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Birthday blessings for Edward Radcliffe, Jackie Saunders, and Connie Cole.
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

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

Christmas Poinsettia
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 conclude on Monday, December 13th 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 13 at 10 am in the Wye Parish Library. This week we conclude the Old Testament with Discovery 15: The Visions.

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. Our next gathering will be January 9th (second Sunday in January).

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.

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. 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