Word to the Wyes – September 2023

Children’s Corner


Sunday School begins this Sunday, September 10th at 9 am at Old Wye Church. Miss Savannah looks forward to seeing children of all ages. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Miss Bibi at (410)570-2023 or email to [email protected].

Refreshments for September
September 3 – The Radcliffe Family
September 10 – Linda Allen & Ligouri Tewes
September 17 – Carol Bilek
September 24 – Robin Metz
If you would be willing to provide or assist with refreshments,
please call the Parish Office at 410-827-8484.
Thank you to the all the ladies who have volunteered to supply refreshments.

Wye Parish Spiritual Support Ministry
September 13 and 27 at Old Wye Parish Hall
10:00am – 11:30am
Where would you go if you needed spiritual support and comfort for a temporary or an ongoing life situation? Would you value a time for solace and prayer in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality? You may be experiencing an illness; bereavement over the loss of a family member, friend, or a pet; an unresolved anger or forgiveness issue, just to name a few. Perhaps you’re not presently in need yourself but are interested in learning ways to become a more effective companion for someone you love in need of spiritual health, hope and healing.
Wye Parish is now offering such a spiritual support ministry facilitated by Heather Strang and Francie Thayer, spiritual directors from The Retreat House, headquartered in Chestertown. Learn more about the Retreat House on their webpage https://retreathousehillsboro.org/ or click on their logo above.
For more information please contact Sharon Butler at [email protected].
Your questions and response are very helpful in planning the direction of the program. Help us build this ministry by attending one or all sessions. Our hope is to continue as a group once the initial sessions are completed.

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).
Here is the schedule going forward:
Sept 11: Psalm 51 (Praying Our Sin) — Sharon, facilitator
Sept 18: no meeting
Sept 25: Psalm 103 (Praying Our Salvation) –Jack
Oct 2: Psalm 23 (Praying Our Fear) — Mary
Oct 9: Psalm 137 (Praying Our Hate) — Jim
Oct 16: no meeting
Oct 23: Psalm 6 (Praying Our Tears) – Don
Oct 30: Psalm 125 (A Song of Ascents) — Rev. Charlie, recently returned from an extended visit to Jerusalem and Galilee, will offer this psalm as a focal point for what he will share with us about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and other highlights of his trip.)
Nov 6: Psalm 73 (Praying Our Doubt) — TBD
Nov 13: Psalm 90 (Praying Our Death) –TBD
Nov. 20: no meeting
Nov. 27: Psalm 150 (Praying Our Praise) –TBD

Christmas Bazaar News
The Christmas Bazaar (Saturday, November 4th) is almost around the corner, and we need YOU! The Silent Auction Team is asking that you donate a basket of items for one of the themes listed below. These baskets make marvelous Christmas and hostess gifts. You could team up with a friend for more creativity and fun!
Themes for baskets:
1.   Basket for dogs (toys, treats, leash, etc.)
2.   Basket for cats (collar, bells, treats, toys, etc.)
3.   Story time with Grandpa (books!!!, hot chocolate, mugs, cookie mix, cozy throw, etc.)
4.   Eastern Shore or Crab Basket (mallets, bibs, napkins, Old Bay, little butter dishes, etc.)
5.   Cozy Evening Basket (warm throw, bottle of wine, couple of glasses, salty snacks, sweets (cookie or candy), etc.
6.   Coffee Lovers’ Basket (several kinds of coffee, mugs, flavored non-dairy creamer, napkins, biscotti, etc.)
1.   You must supply the basket or an appropriate container for your items.
2.   Feel free to add to items suggested.
3.   Please email, call or text Sharon Butler if you can help us – [email protected]. 410-310-7584.
Thank you so much!

Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Fair
The Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual Fireman’s Fair on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 from
5 pm to 10 pm each night in the town center. Enjoy pit beef or pulled pork sandwiches and family fun games. Stay for the exciting fireworks display on Friday at dusk.

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

Haven Ministries - Hope Through Shelter, Clothing & FoodSupport Haven Ministries
Donations of non-perishable food are warmly accepted for the Haven Ministries Emergency Food Pantry. Food donation boxes are located at both St. Luke’s Chapel and Old Wye Church. The Food Pantry at Haven Ministries is open for daily distribution year round.
Please direct people to call 410-827-7194 for an appointment prior to visiting.
Please remember to shop and donate your unwanted furniture to
Hope Warehouse 6527 Friels Road, Queenstown, 21658
(located behind the outlets) hours are Wed- Sat 10-4PM.
All profits from both stores 100% support Haven Ministries.
Our Daily Thread located at 1521 Postal Road in Stevensville MD 21666 is accepting clothing donations. Drops offs can me made Monday – Saturday 10-4 PM. If you would like to arrange for a pick up, call Mary Julie 410-310-3577
Click on the logo above for the Haven Ministries website.

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 donation service.