Word to the Wyes 9/16/21

Sunday, September 19th
8 am service of Holy Communion – St. Luke’s Chapel
10 am service of Morning Prayer – Old Wye Church
Children’s Church outdoors
(masks are available for those who wish)

A Collect for the
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Special Sunday School Session
Please join Miss Bibi for a special Sunday school session at Old Wye this Sunday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun hour of fellowship, faith, and learning. As an extra treat, Mr. Rick Culotta will visit to share some neat facts from Old Wye’s history and talk about our parish’s upcoming 300th anniversary. It’s sure to be a great time and a very happy one since we’ll all be together again!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Miss Bibi at (410)570-2023 or [email protected].

Blessing of the Animals 10 am Sunday, October 3rd
              (A commemoration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)
  Please join with the parish family and bring your pets to the 10 am outdoor service at the Old Wye Church on Sunday, October 3rd.

Birthday blessings to Jim Campbell, Ian Malloch and Ted Malloch. Anniversary blessings to Christopher & Heather Mahaffey.
Warmest regards in Christ,
Reverend Charlie

As we are steadily returning to in-person Sunday services, the number and frequency of online views has been declining. Weekly livestreaming of parish services will be discontinued the month of September while we reimagine our online worship service presence.

Fall into Kerygma
The Kerygma course, Reading the Bible as a Whole, continues on Monday, September 20 at 10 am in the Wye Parish House. 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.
Click the link below to see 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
410-829-3129 (C) – Email: [email protected]

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 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.

Arts & Crafts Sale at the Old Wye Mill
The Old Wye Mill in Wye Mills is holding an Arts & Crafts Sale on Saturday, September 25th. 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 October 2nd. 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. ( Limited to 20 vendors)
Enjoy shopping? Save the date and come join us on September 25th.

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & FoodOur 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. September 19 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. September 20 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Mon. September 20 – Vestry Meeting, 7 pm in the OW Parish House
  • Thurs. September 23 – Building & Grounds Ctte. Meeting 10 am at OW
  • Sun. September 26 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. September 27 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Sun. October 3 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am Blessing of Pets at OW
  • Mon. October 4 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Wed. October 6 – ECW Meeting, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Wed. October 6 – 300th Anniversary Ctte. Meeting, 7 pm in OW Parish Hall
  • Sun. October 10 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s & 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. October 11 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Sun. October 17 – 8 am service at St. Luke’s
  • Sun. October 17 – 300th Anniversary Service at 10 am service at OW
  • Mon. October 18 – Kerygma, 10 am in the OW Parish Hall
  • Mon. October 18 – Vestry Meeting, 7 pm in the OW Parish House