November 3, 2022

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This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo

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The 10am Sunday service is offered in-person and online on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).

Saturday, November 5 

10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, November 6

8am - Holy Eucharist (spoken, at the St. Mark's altar)

10am - Holy Eucharist (with music and hymns)

11am to 1pm - The Emporium is open

Wednesday, November 9

10am - Holy Eucharist

From The Stewardship Committee Chair

Dear Member,


Leading the annual campaign is never easy, but it has its own rewards. One of those is to witness the power of how your gifts fund the mission and ministry of our church in the community. Because of you, we can share our message of love with many, and this is the greatest gift!


We have been focusing on Works, Wisdom, and Wealth as we enter our annual campaign this year, and it falls on me to talk about Wealth. Each household has had a different financial experience of the pandemic, and this year’s turbulent market and inflation have been rough on all of us. Even so, I am inspired by the ways you made and continued to make your financial gifts to sustain our ministry.


Our campaign theme is More Than Enough, and it comes from the end of Luke’s version of the feeding of the five-thousand. Responding to Jesus’ call, the gathered crowd turns their pockets inside out, shakes out their blankets, rummages through their parcels to find enough to take care of the needs of the community. And what do they realize? That by the miracle of faith and the action of Love, there was more than enough, an abundance of leftovers!


Our stewardship campaign is like that ancient story: each of us contributing what we can provide – enough to fund our operations and an abundance more to take care of our neighbors and plan for the future. Every gift is a miracle, a chance to change the world. Every gift is Love, the kind of love that protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres, as St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians.


Thank you. Thank you for all that you do for the Church and for the world. Today I am asking you to consider what you will pledge to our community in the coming year to sustain our ministry and to serve our neighbors. Every gift of wealth, works, and wisdom goes toward our ministry and mission, and yours is essential to us. I ask that you join with us as we launch our annual gathering of gifts and gratitude, and consider how you will contribute your gift of wealth.


In the spirit of love,

Inger Rein Grüterich,

Stewardship Chair

Annual Outreach Thanksgiving Appeal

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.

In Tuxedo we have been asked to provide for 37 families which includes 60 children. We need 24 for Hispanic baskets and 13 Traditional American baskets which will be distributed on the morning of Tuesday 22nd. 

We will be accepting donations of non-perishables at any time and fresh vegetables and fruit the weekend of 19th and 20th 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 21st.

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

Please contact Jane Garofano or Sue Heywood to indicate what you would like to donate and to volunteer to help pack the baskets. What is not donated will be bought by us using the donated funds. 

Thank You! 

Sue Heywood & Jane Garofano

Tuxedo Park Jeep Available

The 1967 Tuxedo Park Edition Jeep that was auctioned off at our benefit dinner in October of 2021 is once again available and in need of a good home. It was recently serviced by NJV Auto in Sloatsburg and is in running condition. It will need new tires and replacement of some of the wiring. In overall very good condition with low original miles, it is a real stunner! Contact Fr. Rick for more information.

New Christmas Play to Debut

Parishioner Maureen Love has written an original Christmas play which will have its debut at St. Mary's this holiday season. She will be on hand this Sunday to make her presentation and answer any questions you might have.

St. Mary's is now on Instagram! Search for stmtux and click "follow" for lots of great photos from our worship and special events.

Churchwide Survey from the Episcopal Church's Joint Nominating Committee

for the Election of the Presiding Bishop

The Episcopal Church's Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop invites all Episcopalians to participate in a survey.

The responses will help the committee develop a profile of the skills, qualities, and gifts the church seeks in its next presiding bishop, considering what the church and world may look like in the next decade.

The survey - which takes about 15 minutes to complete - is available in English, Spanish, and French.

To take the survey, click here.

Sunday School Has Resumed

The Sunday school year has once again begun here at St. Mary's. Please contact the office at 845-351-5122 or via email at for more information.

Prayers of the Community

Parishioners we are praying for:

Barbara Beauregard

Bert Lucarelli

Bill Steinmann

Webb Turner

Kirby Warren

Friends and family members we are praying for:

Bishop Andrew St. John

Odd Breiland, father of Kimberly Breiland

Charles de Casteja, longtime Tuxedo Park resident 

Jolene Matthews, daughter of Gillian Ballard

Rob McQuilkin, longtime Tuxedo Park resident

Carmen Murphy, close friend of Ann Ho-Powers

Bob Myers, husband of Marie-Claude Wrenn

Allan Moli Ochieng, son of Elizabeth Ochieng

Linette Opiyo, friend Elizabeth Ochieng

Brendan Pascarella, relative of Gillian Ballard

Richard J. Schineller, friend of Inger Grüterich

and former resident of Tuxedo

Nicholas Triantafillou, Grandson of Bill Steinmann

Peter Van Zandt, longtime resident

Roxana & Mario Mora, friends of Roy & Barbara McKechnie

We pray for the repose of the soul of Gregory Keith Guenther

Prayer requests may be made at

(845) 351-5122 or


Volunteers are needed for the Sloatsburg Food Pantry located in All Souls Community Church, 81 Washington Ave, Suffern, NY 10901

Help is needed on the following dates:

  • November 2nd - Distribution
  • November 8th - Distribution
  • November 9th - Distribution
  • November 16th - Distribution
  • November 22nd - Distribution
  • November 23rd - Distribution
  • November 30th - Distribution

Please Contact St. Mary's (845) 351-5122 or The Sloatsburg Food Pantry (201) 394-0627 if you can help on any of the above dates. New volunteers click here to fill out your application form.

If you or someone you know is in need of food, please sign up for an appointment using this link. 

Community Notices

Boy Scout Holiday Wreath Sale

Help support our local Scout Troop 2146 by purchasing a beautiful holiday wreath or greenery. Click here to order. Be sure to enter fundraising code TR2146NY001 and the names of our scouts, Tate or Alexander.

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