Word to the Wyes – January 2024

Refreshments for January

January 7 – The Radcliffe Family

January 14 – Linda Allen

January 21 – Carol Bilek

January 28 – Robin Metz and Sharon Butler

Thank you to the all the ladies who have volunteered to supply refreshments.

Your Parish Needs You!

The Diocesan Convention will take place on Thursday, March 7th and Saturday, March 9th, 2024. We are looking for three people interested in representing our parish at the convention. The March 7th meeting will be held via Zoom. The March 9th gathering will be at Washington College in Chestertown.

For more information or to volunteer, please call the parish office at 410-827-8484.

Funeral Service for Karen Culotta’s Father

  The funeral service for Dr. William Wright, Karen Culotta’s father,is scheduled for Saturday, January at the Old Wye Church in Wye Mills.

Please Plan to Help with the Books Café!

                              Opening earlier in the year than ever, the 2024 Books Café begins a five-weekend run on Friday, January 12th  and Saturday, January 13th at St. Luke’s. The event will be open each Friday and Saturday (not Sunday) for ten sale days until Feb. 10th, 10 am to 5 pm each day.

Volunteer cashiers are needed for three to four hour shifts each sale day.

To volunteer, contact Mary Campbell at 410-758-3071 or email her at [email protected]

ECW Members & Friends

The ECW also needs volunteers for the Café portion of the Books Café.

Children’s Corner

Join at 9 am this Sunday, January 7th and Sunday, January 21st, for Sunday School at 9 am at the Old Wye Church.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Miss Bibi at (410)570-2023 or email to [email protected].

Revised Psalm Study Schedule – ALL ARE INVITED!

The Psalm Study initiated by Charlotte will continue on most Monday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 in the OW Library.  All parishioners are warmly invited to join any session – we will be using the Psalter from the Book of Common Prayer, so just grab a Prayer Book from your shelf or a pew rack at STL or OWC and drop in: no homework required of anyone (except the volunteer session facilitator).

Quick Reaction Force, Inc. (QRF)

QRF needs our support, through donation of items needed for disaster victims in shelters, and for equipment to aid in search and rescue on disaster sites. Boxes are available in both our churches. Please take a few moments to check out the QRF web site to learn more. See www.quickreactionforceinc.org.

Support Haven MinistriesHaven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & Food

Hello everyone,

First let me thank everyone for taking the time to read the following and thank you to everyone who helped Haven Ministries last year!!

Haven Ministries Shelter opened October 1, 2023. There are 10 beds available.

Here is our schedule of volunteers so far:

Oct. 17th  – Mary Julie

Nov 28th – Geri Elza and Mary Julie

Dec. 12th – MaryJo Dematteis

Dec. 28th – Mary Julie

January – 25 Valerie & Ron Dryka

February -12 Connie Cole & Trish Anthony

February – 26 Rick & Karen Culotta

March. 24 – Open

If you can help out on December 28th or early next year, please contact me by phone or email.

For those who volunteer, I will reach out to you several days in advance and let you know the number of guests. Maximum amount is 12 (plan for 10 guests)

If you know of anyone in need, please contact Sandi Wiscott Director of Operations

(410-739-3577). All Haven Ministries services are for QAC residents only.

Thank you,

Mary Julie, Haven Ministries Board Member for Wye Parish


Flowers for the Altar

If you would like to reserve a Sunday to give altar flowers in memory or in honor of a loved one, please call the parish office for more details or to reserve a date.


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