Word to The Wyes This Week Thursday, October 1, 2020

Blessing of the Animals

Dear Parish Friends,

This Sunday, Oct. 4th– 8 am in-person service of Holy Communion at St. Luke’s Chapel and 10 am in-person worship service, an observance of St. Francis of Assisi Day, The Blessing of the Animals, outdoors around the circle at Old Wye Church. This service is also being live-streamed. A limited number of benches will be available for seating. Please feel free to bring lawn chairs and be sure your pet is on a leash.

Click here for the Sunday morning bulletin

Warmest regards in Christ,
Reverend Charlie

Kerygma Returns - On Monday, October 5th Kerygma Returns – On Monday, October 5th, we begin a new study God Calls Leaders. Leadership begins with God’s initiative. God calls Leaders is a seven-week study prepared to show how leaders are key to the history of God’s people in times of transition, crisis and renewal. This Monday’s study includes Abraham, Joseph, Moses and Joshua. Join us in-person or online via Zoom. Resource books available.

My fellow parishioners,

By now you should have received in the mail a Roadmap to our 300th Anniversary Celebration. I would like to take a moment to explain what it is.

Our committee has started planning and organizing several projects and events that will take place over the course of our celebratory year. Listed in the Roadmap, at the end of each individual item, is a list of names of the people involved with that project or event. The purpose of this is to allow you to know who to ask if you have a question about, or even if you wish to be involved with, that particular item. We warmly welcome your involvement with anything related to this event!

Attached to this Roadmap is a list of all the Committee and support members with their respective contact information. If you see a particular item that sparks your interest, you now have the means to contact that person or people involved with it so that you yourself may also become involved!

If you have any questions in general, please feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to talk to you.

On behalf of the 300th Anniversary Committee, thank you!

Tom Radcliffe

Note from Ellen – The promised list of committee members has been added.

300th Anniversary Roadmap

Haven Ministries Update

Volunteers needed at New Food Pantry-Queenstown and Sudlersville

The next Sudlersville drive-thru food pantry at Sudlersville Park will be Friday, Oct 16 from 5:30-7pm for QAC residents.

If you would like to volunteer at these food pantries: Queenstown Headquarters and/or Sudlersville Drive-Thru, please contact Chris Perkins: 443-988-1183. She is in need of volunteers so please help spread the word.

The homeless shelter is still open and we currently have 17 Guests. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions: Rick Culotta 410-829-3129  or [email protected]

Run for Shelter is Back, Virtually!

Recommended 5 K & 10 K Courses will be listed on the website!

Books Café is open by appointment!

The staff of Books Café at St. Luke’s Chapel in Queenstown, has re-opened their doors with limited hours and will remain open each Wednesday and Saturday by appointment only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Shoppers can purchase gently used books at 90% off the cover price. This event represents the second half of our Annual Books Café used book sale that was interrupted by the corona virus back in March. No food or beverage will be sold at this time.

Shoppers are limited to one person or group or family per hour, maximum 6 people. Masks are required, and latex gloves are recommended. A staff person will be on site to assist customers with questions and purchases. Customers are advised that CHECKS are preferred, and no credit cards will be accepted.

To schedule your appointment, please email your contact information as well as the date and time that you would like to shop to the Parish office at Wye Parish at [email protected]g. Please include a first choice and a second choice. Time is scheduled on the hour. You may also phone Mike Bilek at 410-827-0378, between the hours of 3 and 5 pm, Monday through Friday to schedule your appointment.

The selections have been restocked. Come check out the new books!

See you at the Book Sale!