This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
For your safety, the church building, preschool and office are closed during the pandemic. All services are being live-streamed on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).

Thursday, April 30
10am - Morning Prayer

Friday, May 1
5pm - Evening Prayer

Saturday, May 2
9pm - Compline

Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3
10am - Holy Eucharist

Monday, May 4
5pm - Evening Prayer

Tuesday, May 5
10am - Morning Prayer

Wednesday, May 6
5pm - Evening Prayer

Thursday, May 7
10am - Morning Prayer
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

The disciples asked Jesus, "When did we see you hungry and not give you something to eat? Or when were you thirsty and we did not give you something to drink?" And Jesus said to them, "Whatever you do unto these, the least of your brothers and sisters, you do unto me."

While the primary objective of the Church is to worship Almighty God and to make new disciples, it cannot be denied that there is a strong social justice strain throughout the Gospels. In following the example of Jesus Christ, we are called to love as he loves us--a tall order to be sure, but one which ordinary people rise to every day, often unnoticed.

Yesterday Pete and I volunteered for the Sloatsburg Food Pantry's drive through distribution at the municipal building. Over the course of the day, nearly 360 families were supplied with nutritious provisions for the coming weeks. It felt good to do our part, but I also felt that it was important for the volunteers and the clients to see that the local clergy care about them. Since coming to Tuxedo, I have served on the pantry's board and helped with fundraising, but this was my first distribution. The experience opened my heart and eyes a bit wider to God's love. I will definitely be volunteering in the future, and I encourage you to consider doing the same.

No one knows what the next few months or even years will bring, but my guess is that there will be great need for some time to come. With new physical distancing guidelines it is clear that the Pantry cannot operate out of a church basement for much longer. A bigger space is needed with accommodation for distancing, parking, and handicap access, as well as a host of other needs. If you are aware of a suitable space in the Suffern/Sloatsburg/Tuxedo area, please let me know, and I will pass it on to the board.

God's work is being done here, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
Operation Love Thy Neighbor
In partnership with local civic organizations, St. Mary's Outreach is making sure that no one is forgotten in this time of great crisis and self-isolation.  Here is the link  that explains how we are helping the Tuxedo community and how to get help.

We are aware of the need for everything from groceries, to medicines, to simple human contact, and we are here for you. For help, call your neighborhood coordinator or email . Donations to support our outreach efforts may be made  here .

The Sloatsburg Food Pantry will be open again to clients on Tuesday, May 12th. Tuxedo residents are eligible. Please visit their  website  for more information. At yesterday's food distribution, 358 families received food parcels, up from 118 in January. Many thanks to the everyone who helped , especially those folks from St. Mary's.
Expanded Service Offering Online
For your safety, the church building is closed during the pandemic. Services continue online at St. Mary’s Facebook page (you do not need a Facebook account to participate). Join us for services daily, especially Sundays at 10am for Holy Eucharist (bulletin is at ).

In an effort to broaden our offering and create a deeper connection with the Book of Common Prayer and our Anglican heritage, we have expanded our services to include Morning Prayer and Compline.
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