WTTW – July 2023

Refreshments for the month of July
July 2 – Joanna Radcliffe
July 9 – Linda Allen and Connie Cole
July 16 – Liguori Tewes and Judy Webber
July 23 – Mary Campbell and Charlotte Meyer
July 30 – Carol Bilek
Thank you to the ladies who are volunteering to supply refreshments.

Wye Parish Supports Haven Ministries
Mary Julie reports that Old Wye made a good showing at the last Haven Ministries Food Pantry stocking day in Sudlersville. We thank Debbie and Savannah Scott, Tom Radcliffe and Rick Culotta for their time and effort to move cases of food from the Maryland Food Bank delivery truck to stock the shelves of the Sudlersville food pantry and the Haven Ministries food truck. We will keep you posted for the next opportunity to participate in this charitable endeavor.

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

Introducing: Quick Reaction Force, Inc. (QRF)
QRF is a new 501C-3 nonprofit developed by Erik Peterson, USMC, Caroline Co. Sheriff’s Office (ret), and the son of members Jean & Bill Peterson.
QRF was created by Erik for volunteer first responders to assist victims of disasters in the Mid-Atlantic Region. They will ride into the areas affected by tornadoes, hurricanes, flood, fire and building collapse, or wherever needed. They will also be engaged in a local mission in concert with local law enforcement to respond to Silver Alerts, Amber Alerts, Autism walk-offs, Evidence Searches and locating missing children. In addition, a former narcotics officer on staff will present educational programs on the dangers of drugs in our communities.
Now in launch phase, 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 will be available in both our churches. Please take a few moments to check out the QRF web site to learn more. www.quickreactionforceinc.org

Below is an update on the recent activity of the Quick Reaction Force.
We appreciate the interest of the Parish in backing efforts to assist neighbors in times of trouble and duress.
QRF – Recent Activity (Deployments for Assistance) These were either multi-day in person deployments or monetary donations.
#1 Bridgeville Delmarva – assistance in clearing debris and searching rubble tornado area
#2 Greenwood Delmarva -tornado assistance and delivery of needed items for affected victims
#3 Silver City Mississippi – tornado assistance
#4 Rolling Fork Mississippi – tornado assistance
#5 Glenallen MO – tornado assistance
#6 Virginia Beach – tornado assistance and delivery of needed items for affected victims
#7 Perryton TX – tornado assistance
#8 Tilghman Island Delmarva – assistance for recovery after significant damage from 80 MPH + windstorm.
In addition, QRF has recently participated in the following:
  • CEO Erik Peterson named as VFW Chairman of Natural Disaster Relief
  • Unattended Veteran Burials – Attended burial services to show respect for veterans with no next of kin
  • Placed flags on graves of Veterans in Dorchester CO
Thank you, Wye Parish! Please consider continued help as we approach true hurricane and tornado season. Donations, either monetary through the website, or of items for the victims in temporary shelters as described in the list below are gratefully received. Donated funds are 100% for disaster response.

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 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.
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.