Word to the Wyes 7/1/21

The Lord has showed you what is good; and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

Sunday, the Fourth of July

An All-Age, All-Parish Summer Sunday Service
9 am outdoor service of Holy Communion
around the Celtic Cross at Old Wye Church.

A Collect for Independence Day
Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Birthday blessings to Jean Peterson, Marion Leaverton, Douglas Hodges, George Thomas and Rhys Thomas.
Warmest regards in Christ,
Reverend Charlie

Old Wye Church Walking Tour
We have inaugurated the self-guided walking tour introducing guests and friends to the history and significance of Old Wye Church. You will notice there are 12 stops, each with an online descriptive recording. Many thanks to Jim and Mary Campbell for making this tour possible.

The Offering Plate –
We thank you for your support of Wye Parish.  Your ushers will leave the plate near the back of the church so that you may leave an offering as you enter or depart.
Or, you may always take advantage of 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 from the Wye Parish website. Thank you to all who have mailed their weekly or monthly offerings and to those who are already using our online donation service.

Haven Ministries
Sign up at haven-minsitries.org to become a monthly giver to Haven Ministries! For as little as $10 a month, you can help feed, clothe, shelter, and support your vulnerable neighbors!! Sign up today and help us spread the word so we have more Friends!!! When you sign up today (until Aug. 4, 2021), you will be entered to win a bushel of crabs and a high pressure jet cooker!
Thank you for your support of Haven Ministries!!

J. Allen Butler
1942 – 2021
Dear Parish family and friends,
Sharon Butler and the Butler family invite you to join them on Wednesday, July 14 at Old Wye Church for a celebration of life in loving memory of Allen Butler. A luncheon reception prepared by the Episcopal Women of Wye Parish follows in the Parish Hall.

Queenstown Community Vacation Bible School
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support of our Queenstown Community Vacation Bible School. We enjoyed a wonderful week. We grew daily in the number of children participating and we look forward to next year’s June 20-24, 2022 community VBS.