Word to the Wyes 2/10/22

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come.
This Sunday, February 13, 2022
8:00 am service of Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
10:00 am service of Morning Prayer – Old Wye Church
As a precaution during these months of winter, we are recommending that all attending in person who have not been vaccinated wear a mask. Prayers for your health and well being in the New Year.
Birthday blessings for Jarrett Smith.
Warmest regards to all this Season of Epiphany,
Reverend Charlie

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. Those Sundays are
Feb. 27 – Communion Class (makeup class from January)
March 6 – Communion Class
April 3 – Communion Class
April 9 – Communion Class Retreat at The National Cathedral
April 14 – Maundy Thursday, First Communion
April 17 – Easter Sunday, Presentation/Recognition of Communion Class
Miss Bibi will contact parents to share details about the retreat and the Maundy Thursday service. It will be a very exciting spring for our children at Old Wye!

Winter/Spring Kerygma Fellowship
The Kerygma course, Reading the Bible as a Whole, continues on Monday, February 14th at 10 am in the Wye Parish Library. The winter/spring course is a weekly discovery of the New Testament beginning with The Good News and concluding with the Revelation of John. I look forward to welcoming everyone to this vision of reading the Scriptures together.

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.
Prayer for Annual Parish 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.

Books Café / Kitchen
As most know, the Books Café will take place Feb. 16 till Feb. 21. The ECW will have the kitchen open each day. We are doing it a little different this year because of COVID. The kitchen will offer baked goods and 3 dishes for takeout – Chicken Salad, Chili, and 15 Bean Soup. The take out will be offered in Pint containers. All food will be prepackaged and ready for takeout. This should make things much easier for the kitchen help. T
We need for volunteers to do one (1) four-hour shift 10AM till 2PM or 2PM till 6PM in the kitchen.
    As always, this wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations of baked goods and diced chicken. Chicken can be cut up into bite size pieces and frozen. Drop off your food and baked goods any day Wed 16- Mon 21st from 10AM till 6 PM.
Not a baker? We are also looking for volunteers to be cashiers, only a 4-hour shift 10AM till 2PM or 2PM till 6PM.
If you are able to help, please call Mary Julie at 410-310-3577

The 19th Annual Books Café
at St. Luke’s Chapel
Wednesday thru Monday, February 16th – 22st, 10 am to 6 pm daily. Books, baked goods and take-out lunch.

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!
Yes! We are having an “Old Wye Mayfair – 300th Anniversary Celebration”, on Saturday May 14th. And- We need your help!  So come join with the fun and fellowship, as we need many volunteers to chip in, for this once in a lifetime event. Please contact Mary Jo DeMatteis, just to let her know that you want to help: Call or leave a message at: 484-467-8466 or email: maryjodematteis@gmail.com

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & FoodMany thanks to Gerri Elza (friend of Mary Julie who attends St. Luke’s 8 am service) for supplying the January dinner to the shelter, there were 9 guests.
Special thanks to Tricia Anthony for volunteering to making February’s dinner .  If you would like to supply a dinner to the shelter.
There are 2 months left on the schedule.  Please call Mary Julie to volunteer or for more information on volunteering to prepare a dinner. 410.310.3577
Special note: Haven Ministries served 165 people in January 2022 at the two Haven Ministries Food Pantry sites (Headquarters/ Queenstown and Food Pantry Truck/ Sudlersville).
 The total number in households fed: 514 (183 children, 275 adults, 56 seniors).

Connecting Senior – Free Tablet Program
In December, the Queen Anne’s County Area Agency on Aging launched its pilot program, Connecting Seniors-Free Tablet Program. Through generous donations from Haven Ministries, 8 qualifying participants were provided with an iPad along with two 90-minute training sessions with a representative from QAC Commission on Aging. As technology advances, getting seniors “connected” is especially important now more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated social isolation and loneliness, as well as other issues that older adults commonly face. This program will allow seniors access to telehealth visits, numerous ways to connect with family and friends, and a plethora of information and resources, all without leaving home.

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. Feb. 13 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. Feb. 14 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Feb. 16 – 10 am to 6 pm Books Café at St. Luke’s
  • Wed. Feb. 16 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House
  • Thurs. Feb 17 – 10 am to 6 pm Books Café at St. Luke’s
  • Fri. Feb. 18 – 10 am to 6 pm Books Café at St. Luke’s
  • Sat. Feb. 19 – 10 am to 6 pm Books Café at St. Luke’s
  • Sun. Feb. 20 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Sun. Feb 20 – 10 am to 6 pm Books Café at St. Luke’s
  • Mon. Feb. 21 – 10 am to 6 pm Books Café at St. Luke’s
  • Mon. Feb. 21 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Feb. 23 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House