Word to the Wyes 8/26/21

9 am in-person service of Holy Communion
at Old Wye Church
(masks are available for those who wish)

A Collect for the
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Next Sunday we celebrate our last All-Age All Parish Summer Sunday Service
at 9 am around the Celtic Cross and we will welcome Ian Gerber into the family of the church through baptism.

Birthday blessings to Susie Leight. Anniversary blessings to Michael & Kate Downes. Returning from summer vacation, the Rector is most grateful for the joyful ministry of our worship leaders with personal gratitude to Lennie Anthony, Carol Bilek, Sharon Butler, Rick Culotta, Susie Leight, and Richard Strattan.
Warmest regards in Christ,
Reverend Charlie

Fall into Kerygma
The Kerygma course, Reading the Bible as a Whole, begins on Monday, September 13 at 10 am in the Wye Parish House and on Zoom. The fall course is a weekly discovery of the Old Testament beginning with Genesis and concluding with the Visions of the Messiah. For those who are new to Kerygma, the resource book is available this week at Parish House. I look forward to welcoming everyone to this vision of reading the scriptures together.

Colonial Garb for Old Wye Church 300th Anniversary
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
A few parishioners have been asking about purchasing 18th Century Garb for the upcoming 300th Anniversary events, starting with the upcoming Commemorative 1721 style Prayer Service on October 17, 2021. Please know that this is purely an individual choice and no one is expected to dress in period garb and the type that you might purchase is totally up to you.
Call the Church Office for a list of vendors.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want any advice.
Your most affectionate and humble servant,
Rick Culotta

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.

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.

Yard Sale at the Old Wye Mill
The Old Wye Mill in Wye Mills is holding a Flea Market/Yard Sale on Saturday, September 11th. Tables are available for rent at $20 for a 10 x 10 space, a 6′ table and a chair. In case of rain, the event will take place on September 18th. The mill will be open to visitors for tours and will be selling water, sodas and snacks along with the usual flours, jams and gift items.
Send your applications by September 3rd to reserve a space. ( Limited to 20 vendors)
Enjoy shopping? Save the date and come join us on September 11th.

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & Food
Our Daily Thread Thrift Store is Now Open at a NEW Location!!
Liz Bazzell led an army of volunteers to relocate the thrift store & open on August 5th!
Stop in to see the transformation!!
Now located at
1521 Postal Road (formerly Sears)
Chester, MD

Donations of non-perishable food are warmly accepted for the Haven Ministries Emergency Food Shelter. Food donation boxes are located at both Old Wye Church and St. Luke’s Chapel. The Food Pantry at Haven Ministries is open for daily distribution. The Haven Ministries Food Pantry Truck is open on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Faith Bible Church, 704 Dudley Corner Road in Sudlersville to serve residents of northern Queen Anne’s County. For more information or to volunteer call Leslie McGovern at 410-443-7696.

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.

Wye Parish Ministry Calendar
  • Sun, August 29 – 9 am service at Old Wye Church
  • Wed. September 1 – ECW Meeting, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Sat. September 4 – Jonathan Grimplin-Mary Coffelt wedding, 3 pm at Old Wye Church
  • Sun. September 5 – All-Parish Outdoor Service. 9 am by the Celtic Cross
  • Mon. September 6 – Labor Day, Parish Office Closed
  • Sat. September 11 – Commission on Ministry Mtg, 9 am – OW Parish Hall
  • Sun. September 12 – Return to 8 am service at St. Lukes & 10 am at OW
  • Mon. September 13 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Sun. September 19 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am at OW
  • Mon. September 20 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Sun. September 26 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am at OW