This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Sunday, August 18 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
8am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50am - Infant/childcare provided 
10am - Holy Eucharist in the Nave with music
Food and fellowship follows in Bentley Hall

Wednesday, August 21
10am - Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

One of the things I enjoy about the Wednesday morning Eucharist in the chapel is being reminded of the lives and deeds of the saints. When we think of saints, our imaginations take us to places far away and long ago, but time and geography mean nothing to God. Indeed, saints can be much closer to us than we think.

Today for example, we celebrated the life and witness of Jonathan Myrick Daniels. He is recognized on the Episcopal Church’s calendar of holy men and women. Daniels was born in New Hampshire, and joined the Episcopal Church in high school. During his graduate studies in Massachusetts, he attended Easter services at Boston’s Church of the Advent where he experienced a deep conversion and devoted himself to God’s service. While attending the Episcopal Theological School, he was moved by an appeal from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for ministers of all faiths to join him in Alabama for a march for voting rights. After participating in the march, he returned to seminary. It was there that during evensong, the words of the Magnificat—the Song of Mary—inspired him to return to Alabama.

One hot August day, he and his companions approached a small store to buy refreshments. Before they could enter the store, they were confronted by a man wielding a shotgun who began to curse them. At one point, the man pointed his gun at a seventeen-year-old black girl, Ruby Sales. Daniels immediately pushed her out of the way and took a direct hit to the chest, dying instantly. His body was returned to his hometown in New Hampshire. As for the shooting, after two hours of deliberation, an all-white jury issued a “not guilty” verdict on grounds of self defense.

The work of Jonathan and his companions is far from done. In a time of increasing hatred and racism, his passion for the unity of God’s children, inspired by the words of Jesus’ mother, continue to be a potent lesson for us all.

Blessings, Father Rick
Summer Outreach Update
Sloatsburg Community Food Pantry is in need of child friendly cereals. These are not offered by the food bank but frequently requested by families with multiple children. St Mary's is making a collection of the children's favorites and will deliver in the next couple of weeks. Donations can be left at St Mary's during weekday office hours or in the church or chapel at the weekends. Thank you!

Summer Camp Sponsorships being organized by St Mary's have provided 18 children with a wonderful camp experience. St Mary's will be giving the Tuxedo Town Recreation Department a check for $8,400 to cover fees. Then we heard that the most anticipated and exciting Friday trip was too expensive for several children and they were not able to go. So we committed a further $200 to ensure that everyone who wanted to go to 'Splashdown' in Connecticut could do so. Happiness!

Donations from parishioners and friends for camp sponsorships currently amount to $2,775. There is still time to make a donation ! St Mary's Outreach fund will make up the difference when all 'camp specific' donations are in.

The Yard Sale is on September 21st and 22nd, and will again be at the Train Station. We have received many donations already, for which we are grateful, but we have limited storage space, so if you are able to store your outgrown and no longer needed items, it would help us if they were not delivered to St Mary's until two weeks prior to the event. Please make sure everything is clean and in good working order. No books please!

Thanks for all your past support for St Mary's Outreach programs!
Sue Heywood, Outreach Chair
Preschool Accepting Applications for 2019-2020
St. Mary’s has a fantastic preschool program for children ages 2-4, and is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 school year. Many thanks to parishioner Calvin De Mond for putting together a video to publicize this ministry. Please visit the preschool webpage to learn more.
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