This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Saturday, May 26
11am to 2pm - Public Safety Day in the St. Mary's Parking Lot

Sunday, May 27 - Trinity Sunday
8 am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
9:50 am - Infant/childcare available; Sunday School starts
10 am - Holy Eucharist in the Church with choir and organ

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day
Church office closed
10 am - Invocation and wreath laying at Police Department in Southfields
11 am - Parade forms at High School, marches to St. Mary's

Wednesday, May 30
10 am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
11 am - Chapel for Preschool 3's and 4's

Thursday, May 31 - Corpus Christi
11 am - Chapel for Preschool for 2’s
7 pm - Father Rick is preaching at the Church of the Resurrection in NYC
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

This morning, our dog Emmy, who is scared of everything, suddenly felt a surge of courage as she alerted us to the presence of a bear in the rectory driveway. We were able to stop her charge at the beast, who seemed completely nonplussed by it all, but just kept eating. The bear eventually lost interest, walked across the lawn, crossed Fox Hill Road, and disappeared into the brambles. Having witnessed this spectacle of nature, I finally feel like a genuine Tuxedoite! Up to now, this had been purely the stuff of national park footage for me. Many thanks to our carpenter Aivars who just finished replacing the roof on our shed. The old roof was so leaky that nothing could be kept in there. Now our trash bins will be safely locked up and out of Boo Boo's range.

Today I also had a chance to get out of my usual routine and join my local priest colleagues for lunch at a lovely spot in the town of Goshen. After that I returned to the Park and in a fit of spontaneity, I pulled into the boathouse drive, got out and just took in the beauty of this day. It's easy to focus on the negative, but what a gift it is to take some time to "lift up your hearts" from the ordinary and give thanks to God for all the blessings of this life.

Father Rick
Coffee Hour
Many have called coffee hour the eighth sacrament in the Episcopal Church, and it is indeed a great opportunity for informal community building at St. Mary's. It is held immediately following the 10am service in Bentley Hall, and we need hosts for several upcoming Sundays, including THIS SUNDAY. Please let  Lisa  in the office know if you can take one of these Sundays.
Memorial Day in Tuxedo
In a tradition stretching back many years, St. Mary's will help lead the Tuxedo Memorial Day festivities on Monday. At 10am, Fr. Rick will be on hand at the police department in Southfields for prayers of remembrance at the memorial. At 11am, a grand parade will form at George Baker High School and proceed up Route 17, stopping at the monument just outside the Park gates for a wreath laying, then continuing to the parking lot of St. Mary's, where Fr. Rick will emcee the traditional observances. Afterward, a community picnic will take place at the library. All are cordially invited to participate in this cherished community event.
Register Now for Preschool Class of 2018-2019
Registration has begun for ages 2, 3 and 4 at St. Mary's Community Preschool. Please email Head of School Ida Payne or call her at 845.351.2389, or visit our website at . Please help us spread the word by telling your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues about St. Mary's Preschool!
SCHC Meeting on June 2nd
The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, New York Chapter will be at St Mary's for their next meeting on June 2 from 10am to 2pm. All ladies are invited to attend.
The SCHC is a diverse group of women, both laypeople and clergy, called to live their lives under a rule of intercessory prayer, thanksgiving and simplicity of life. In 1884 the two founding members Emily Morgan and Adelyn Howard, envisioned a group of women united in prayer and companionship.
Today the SCHC is comprised of about 900 women both from the Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion who pray and work with intentional concern for the unity of all God's people, God's mission in the world, social justice and peace and reconciliation.
Tenth Ordination Anniversary
On the feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle, June 11, 2008, Father Richard James Robÿn was ordained to the sacred order of priests in Christ's one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church by the Right Reverend E. Don Taylor at the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan.

Your prayers and presence are requested at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of his ordination during the 10am service on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Mother Mariclair Partee-Carlsen, seminary classmate and rector of St. Mary's Church at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the guest preacher. A festive reception will follow in Bentley Hall.
Public Safety Day this Saturday
In honor of National Police Week and EMS Week, please join us on Saturday, May 26, from 11am to 2pm, in the parking lot of St. Mary's as we honor the Police Department, Fire Department and members of the Volunteer Ambulance Corps. All these organizations strive to provide emergency services in partnership with the community to contribute to a safe environment with the highest quality of life for all of us. Staff and volunteers, along with vehicles and equipment, will be on hand.
All are truly welcome at St. Mary's, which is located within the historic gates of Tuxedo Park and serves the entire Tuxedo community. Please tell the gatehouse you're going to St. Mary's, proceed thru the gates and we're on the right (plenty of parking available).
How to contact us...
Office: 845.351.5122
PreSchool: 845.351.2389
Physical Address: 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987