November 10, 2021
This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
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Saturday, November 13
9am - 245th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New York
10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, November 14
10am - Remembrance Sunday
Holy Eucharist (in-person and online)
11am to 1pm - The Emporium is open

Wednesday, November 17
10am - Holy Eucharist (in-person and online)

Thursday, November 25
10am - Thanksgiving Day Service at St. John's in Arden
From the Chair of the Stewardship Committee

“Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above…” James 1:17

Dear Member,

I am writing this letter with gratitude and appreciation for the generosity and support you have shown St. Mary’s in the past. As we focus on our annual pledge campaign, I am pleased to continue the message you have received from Fr. Rick and Lili, our senior warden:  “Every message about our campaign begins with gratitude”. Gratitude for what we have received from God and gratitude for what we are able to give back to our neighbors, our community, and our church.

It is your generosity that enables St. Mary’s to continue its day to day functions, continue its mission, and spread its message throughout our community and far beyond. The annual pledge campaign is an invitation to all of us to be a part of the growth and vitality of our beautiful church. To show that we care for each other and show our love for our neighbors. 

2020 and 2021 have been trying times for all of us, but during the time we were not allowed to gather in person, St. Mary’s established a strong presence online with several services during the week. This presence continues as we are, once again, able to worship together in person.  St. Mary’s continues to be here for all of us, at the center of our community, and continues to welcome everyone with open arms, open hearts, and open minds.

Pledge cards are available at the church or you may pledge online here. Please consider carefully your commitment to St. Mary’s and let your pledge reflect this. Every pledge, large and small, is received with gratitude and is treated with absolute confidentiality. Your timely pledge is also a matter of import and necessity in order for the Finance Committee and Vestry to draft a reasonable and realistic budget for next year.

May you find your Perfect Gift and give it joyfully. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Faithfully yours,

Inger Rein Grüterich
Chair, Stewardship Campaign 2022
Dinner Benefit a Smashing Success
Thank you again to everyone who helped make October 30th's Dinner Benefit and Auction such a huge success, especially our co-chairs Jane Garofano and Lili Neuhauser. After expenses, we netted a record $49,695 to support the mission and ministries of St. Mary’s.

A very special thank you to Clem Napolitano for donating the night's crown jewel, a 1967 Tuxedo Park edition Jeep. The successful bidders plan to keep it in the park, and we look forward to seeing them out and about. Thank you!
Annual Outreach Thanksgiving Appeal
Thanksgiving scene
Traditionally St Mary’s puts together Thanksgiving Baskets to give to low income families in our community and families who, because of sickness or any other adversity, would benefit and enjoy some extra help in creating their Thanksgiving meal.

The Sloatsburg Food Pantry, at its new location in All Souls Community Church in Suffern [corner of Oliver Street and Washington avenue] will be giving out around 400 special boxes of non-perishables and fresh vegetables and fruit on Wednesday November 17th. As the new refrigeration equipment will not be in place until the second week of December, the turkeys will be replaced by ShopRite Gift Cards. St Mary’s is contributing 125 of these gift cards, each valued at $25.
In Tuxedo we have been asked to provide 36 baskets which will be distributed on the morning of Tuesday 23rd November using a school bus and driver. This year, because of the refrigeration problem, a ShopRite gift card will replace the meat, and according to the size of the family the value of the gift card will be $25 or $50.

We will be accepting donations of non-perishables at any time and fresh vegetables and fruit the weekend of 20th and 21st November. These should be dropped off in the Chapel (up the steps to the right of the church building). We will pack the baskets on Monday, November 22nd.

Cash donations by check [made out to St Mary’s, with memo Thanksgiving Baskets] or online here will also be very gratefully accepted. 

Items for Hispanic basket:
Long grain rice 
Cans of red, black and pink beans 
Corn tortillas 
Garlic, green, sweet and red peppers, green olives 
Yucca, potatoes, sweet potatoes 
Canned pumpkins and yams Apples, bananas, pineapples, oranges 
Packets or Maseca and gandules 

Items for traditional American Thanksgiving meal: 
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots 
Cranberry Sauce 
Cans or jars of green beans, yams, gravy 
Packets of stuffing 
Apples, bananas, oranges Cookies and sweet treats Pumpkin pies
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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