Word to the Wyes 3/3/22

This Sunday, March 6, 2022
8:00 am Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
10:00 am Holy Communion – Old Wye Church
Children’s Church First Communion Class

Our parish family enjoyed a festive Shrove Tuesday Supper the evening before Ash Wednesday. It was great to be together in-person. Our sincere thanks to all the crew who prepared a traditional pancake supper.

Birthday blessings for Lane Cole. Anniversary blessings for Marion and Mary Jane Leaverton.
Grace and peace to you in this season of Lent. Pray for the Ukraine,
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
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!

Bishop San has sent us a pastoral letter in advance of the Diocesan Convention this Saturday, March 5. This letter provides information and teachings around the upcoming Diocesan Convention, the General Convention which will be held in Baltimore in July and the international Lambeth gathering of Bishops which is scheduled for late July through early August.

Winter/Spring Kerygma Fellowship
The Kerygma course, Reading the Bible as a Whole, continues on Monday, March 7th 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.

Inquirer’s Course
A five-week introduction to the core beliefs and values of worship, history, kerygma, ministry, and confirmation at Wye Parish. We intend to meet the five Saturdays of Lent beginning Saturday morning, March 12th from 9:30 to 11 am. This brief introduction to the Episcopal Church is a great way for anyone to be renewed and refreshed as a baptized member and witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & FoodHaven Ministries 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

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.

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

From the 300th Anniversary Committee
Due to the great efforts of Marie Wallace, Wye Parish have received a citation from the Governor of the State of Maryland

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.

Free Inter-Faith Environmental Program
Stewards for Streams is a partnership between Shore Rivers and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake that connects faith and stewardship through a shared commitment to care for God’s creation.
Contact Suzanne Sullivan to learn more about Creation Care. [email protected] or call 443-358-0511 ext. 214

Wye Parish Ministry Calendar
  • Sun. Mar. 6 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. Mar 7 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Mar. 9 – 10 am ECW Meeting in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Mar. 9 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House
  • Sun. Mar. 13 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. Mar 14 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Mar. 16 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House
  • Sun. Mar. 20 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. Mar 21 – 10 am Kerygma in the OW Parish House
  • Mon. Mar 21 – 7 pm Vestry Meeting in the OW Parish House
  • Wed. Mar. 23 – 7 pm Choir rehearsal in the OW Parish House