This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
All services are being live-streamed on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).

Thursday, November 5
5pm - Evening Prayer

Saturday, November 7
1pm - Pam Cromey Memorial Garden Dedication (in-person and live-streamed)
9pm - Compline

Sunday, November 8
10am - Holy Eucharist (in-person and livestreamed)

Tuesday, November 10
12pm to 6pm - Sloatsburg Food Pantry is open (appointment required)
5pm - Evening Prayer

Wednesday, November 11
10am - Holy Eucharist (in-person and livestreamed)

Thursday, November 12
5pm - Evening Prayer
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Last Sunday I inaugurated our 2021 stewardship campaign during my sermon. On that All Saints’ Sunday, I spoke about how the work of the saints is building up the Church, and how we can strive to imitate them here and now.

Church buildings—especially old ones—are good analogies for the Church herself. Often full of quirks and puzzles, they show signs of previous repairs done well and not-so-well, and of continual need for renewal. They can often be taken for granted as things that have just always been there, and always will be. They can be overlooked or seen as monolithic.

But those of you who spend any amount of time within the walls of our old church know that while there is a lot of work and dedication required, it is a living, breathing, sometimes groaning thing. We humans do our best and give our best to fashion places worthy of God’s worship, and fit to contain the sacramental body of his son.

Inside our churches, we are nourished by Word and Sacrament, and strengthened to run the race set before us. Inside our churches we learn and grow. Inside our churches, we plan and organize to meet the need outside their walls.

And so it is with joy that I invite you show that you are a vital and living organ in this body by pledging your support for the coming year. No amount is too small—consider the widow’s mite—nor is any too large. Think about the place that St. Mary’s has in your life and in our community and how irreplaceable that is. St. Mary’s relies solely on the generosity of its members, both present and past, to make ends meet. Please see the links below for more information, and submit your pledge card at services, in the mail, or online. On Sunday, November 22, we will celebrate the harvest and gather in all of your gifts to bless for the coming year.

May God bless you in your generosity.

Father Rick
In Memoriam
Richard Heil Pinney, 78, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2020 in New York. Richard loved spending time with his wife, Donna, of 36 years, their children, and his children from his first marriage. He is survived by his wife and a large extended family.

While his primary residence was in Manhattan, most weekends and holidays were spent with his wife and family at their home in Tuxedo Park, where they hosted many memorable gatherings of their family and friends over the years. A private burial service will be held at St. Mary's due to the current health crisis.

May Richard's soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.
Pam Cromey Memorial Garden
Please join us in-person or online at 1pm on Saturday, November 7th, as the Tuxedo Park Garden Club and St. Mary's dedicate the Pam Cromey Memorial Rose Garden. The garden is given in loving memory of Pam and all those in our community who lost their lives to Covid.

The garden surrounds the church sign and dogwood tree which were previously given in memory of Phil Swirbul. A memorial allée of dogwood trees is being established along the approach to St. Mary's, and a second tree has been planted in Pam's memory.

Many thanks to Charlotte Worthy and warden Billy Mincey for sourcing and planting the roses, and to the Tuxedo Park Garden Club for preparing the bed for planting.
The Light of Christ
A sanctuary lamp has been hung in the church directly above the tabernacle, where the Blessed Sacrament is kept in reserve. The perpetual light of the lamp reminds us that Jesus is sacramentally present, and calls us to greater reverence for his Body as well as to prayer in his presence.

The glass vigil candles that fit inside the lamp can be given in memory of a loved one, as a petition for some need, or in thanksgiving for answered prayer. Each light burns for an entire week, and the cost is $20. With your donation, please leave a note describing your prayer's intention as well as the week you would like the light to burn. You may donate online or mail a check to St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo, P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.

This week, the sanctuary lamp is given by Harrison Bush in thanksgiving of Elizabeth Mary.
How to contact us...
Office: 845.351.5122
Physical Address: 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987