Wye Parish: Word to the Wyes

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Calendar Highlights

Trees for Sacred Places

On Sunday, October 1st, we gather for one service of Holy Communion at 10 am at the Old Wye Church. Our Senior Warden will provide information about the Trees for Sacred Places Project which explores symbolism and spirituality of stewardship and water in our faith traditions and the importance of trees planting in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) will provide trees and hands-on training for the tree planting and maintenance of trees. Ten trees will be planted the on October 21st.

Kerygma Study Fellowship

Really looking forward to welcoming us all and more to our fall Kerygma Study Course. We began Monday, September 11 at 10 am meeting in the Parish Library (beautifully repainted). We complete Paul’s Corinthian correspondence (2 Corinthians Living Letters in Christ). We reconnect with the
nature of Paul’s gift to followers of the Way in Jerusalem and are granted a deeper understanding of the mission and ministry of the major NT theme of reconciliation, a word unifying the ministry and mission of Christ with our mission and ministry. “So if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation: the old has passed away, all things have become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Cor. 5:16-20). It’s not too late to join the study!

Request from the Music Committee

As we prepare to begin the choral season, we are mindful of a modest shortfall to complete funding for last year’s choral scholars program. We are soon to embark on exciting plans for the 2017-18 Choral Season. The music committee invites you to assist us in fulfilling last year’s obligations through a gift to the choral scholars. Please your gift payable to the Wye Conservatory and note Choral Scholars program 2016-17.

Craft Sessions for the 54th Annual Christmas Bazaar

Craft sessions will be held in the Parish House at Old Wye on Wednesdays from 10:00am until 12:00pm. All materials will be provided. Just bring yourself, willing hands, and a smile. A light summer lunch will be provided. You will find that a morning with friends is a blessing

Wye Parish Community Crab Feast

Date: October 7th.
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $35.00 per person, Children under 8 free
To reserve tickets call Mary Julie – 410-310-3577
or email MaryJulie@ChampionRealty.com
Place: Old Wye Church,14114 Old Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills 21679
Menu: Crabs, Hot dogs, corn, side salads, chips, water, soda and other beverages.


On behalf of Haven Ministries, I wanted to THANK YOU for all of your efforts regarding Run4shelter! Whether it was helping with set up, clean up, water stops, trail safety, registration, running/walking, or just showing your support - you are truly appreciated!
It was a fun evening with 297 registered runners and walks (about 66 who showed up to register on race day) and over 100 volunteers and spectators! Thank you for your efforts and time! You are truly appreciated!! Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for supporting Haven Ministries!
Krista Pettit

The God Pocket

by Bruce Wilkinson
An invitation to making the invisible God visible in the lives of people. This book is about a mysterious little idea that’s almost too big for words. Sure, you don’t exactly pull our mighty, living God out of your pocket or purse. But it feels very, very close to that. You’ll see. It’s happened countless times for me and for thousands of others who have said yes to the God Pocket. If you’re willing to try it, you’ll know it was God who showed up to touch your heart and meet an urgent need in someone’s life. We look forward to the
testimony of parish members who have read The God Pocket and whose experience with the book has made a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Help Wanted

(occasional volunteer work)
The Books Café team of Old Wye Parish is seeking a parishioner or friend of the parish who possesses Internet and E-BAY savvy to assist in the on-line sale of old and rare donated books. The new member of our volunteer team will work throughout the year to research books to assist in determining an on-line asking price based on comparable books for sale. Factors to be considered in determining the price include book condition, on line competition, etc. The method of sale (auction v. outright sale) and the closing time and date of sale will also be determined. Books Café has an existing E-BAY account.
Work from your home at your own pace. The Books Café team will select the books to be sold and can also assist with the photography of the item for sale on line. We will also handle the shipping of the books when sold. All proceeds from on line sales, minus the shipping expenses, will go to the Books Café totals donated to Old Wye Parish.

Contact any member of the Books Café team:
Mike Bilek, at jmikebilek@gmail.com or 410-827-0378
Jim Campbell, at jimaryc@atlanticbb.net or 410-758-3071
Don Regenhardt, at don.regenhardt@gmail.com or 240-381-4349

Rev. Charles Osberger


Ellen Smith

Parish Administrator

Bonnie Forgacs

Director of Choral Scholars Program

Wye Parish is a congregation within the Diocese of Easton. For more information on the Episcopal Church and for additional information visit dioceseofeaston.org or episcopalchurch.org.