Word to the Wyes 4/28/22

This Sunday, May 1, 2022
8:00 am Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
11:00 am Holy Communion – Old Wye Church
A Service for the Ending of a Pastoral Relationship
and Leave-taking from a Congregation

On the day of May 1, 1986, I began my tenure as Minister of Wye Parish. I was inducted by Bishop Elliott Sorge as rector on June 29th that same year. I have, with God’s help and to the best of my abilities, exercised this trust, accepting its privileges and responsibilities. This Sunday, May 1, 2022, I will complete 36 years of a long term pastorate. I am deeply grateful to you, the people and vestry of Wye Parish, for the ministry we have shared in Christ and for the wider privilege of serving the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
The Wye Parish Church family will always remain in my thoughts and prayers for the welfare of St. Luke’s Chapel and Old Wye Church. May the continued blessing of the Holy Spirit be upon our life and ministry.
Warmest regards in Christ,
The Very Reverend Charlie Osberger, Rector
2 Timothy 4:2, 5

Memorial service for Sue Kirchner and her husband Dan Kirchner will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 11AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 301 Liberty Street, Centreville, MD 21617. All are also invited to attend the reception afterward in the church hall. Any questions call Mary Julie 410.310.3577

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & FoodHaven Ministries Emergency Food Pantries
I have just been notified that the last few clients at the shelter have been transitioned out to other permanent housing. On behalf of our guest and the staff I would like to thank everyone for their assistance throughout the winter months. Your meals were greatly appreciated. If we should accept any other guest into the shelter before the end of the month, I let everyone know.
Many thanks for all the help.
Mary Julie

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.

Wye Parish Ministry Calendar
  • Sun. May 1 – 8 am Service at St. Luke’s Chapel
  • Sun. May 1 – 11 am Service of Leave-taking at Old Wye Church
  • Wed. May 4 – Choir rehearsal in the OW Church
  • Thurs. May 5 – 300th Anniversary Committee Meeting in Parish House
  • Sun. May 8 – 9 am Morning Prayer on Mother’s Day at Old Wye Church
  • Sat. May 14 – 10 am – 4 pm May Fair at Old Wye Church