Word to the Wyes 7/29/21

St. Luke's Chapel - graveyard view
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

9 am in-person service of Morning Prayer
Outdoors by the Celtic Cross at Old Wye Church

A Collect for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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 Betsy Johnston and Frank Smith. Anniversary blessings to Mike and Joann Anderson.
Warmest regards in Christ,
Reverend Charlie

News from the Buildings and Grounds Committee – Old Wye Parking Lot
A picture is worth a thousand words. The first photo shows the problem – the area that has had a large puddle after heavy rains. In the second photo, the brick border has been raised allowing the entire area along the edge of the cemetery to be raised. The third photo shows the result of grading to create a low area leading from the problem area to the swale along State Route 662. The committee is especially grateful to Lane Cole who had previously worked with our contractor, and who kindly monitored and advised throughout the project. We are hopeful the new elevations will alleviate the standing water problem.

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.
Come in person or visit our new online virtual tour by clicking the link below.

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.

Wine Down Wednesday
Join us at Hemingway’s Restaurant
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
5:30 – 8pm
Relax to live music provided by: Unified Jazz Ensemble
Tickets include a Signature Drink & Hors d’oeuvres
All proceeds will benefit Haven Ministries to provide shelter, clothing, food & support to those in need in Queen Anne’s County.

Haven Ministries
is looking for more FRIENDS!! They are seeking new monthly donors for as little as $10 a month to help Haven Ministries Sow the Seeds of Hope in Queen Anne’s County. Funds will be used to support the ‘Homes of Hope’ and their essential programs.
Those who contribute to “Sow the Seeds of Hope” will be entered to win one bushel of crabs and an outdoor high-pressure jet cooker valued at $350.
The drawing will be held at the ‘Wine Down Wednesday’ Fundraiser on August 4th at Hemingway’s Restaurant in Stevensville.
The winner of the drawing does not need to be present to win.

Homes of Hope
Haven Ministries is pleased to show the progress of their ‘Homes of Hope’! The two homes, scheduled to be completed this fall, will offer a housing assistance program to support local residents as they transition into permanent housing.