This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Thursday, March 28
11:00 a.m. Chapel for Preschool 2s
11:30 a.m. Soup and Sandwich Luncheon & Day by Day Reading Reflection Time

Friday, March 29
11:00 a.m. Funeral for Nancy Wilson Dale

Saturday March 30
11:00 a.m. Memorial Service for William S. Gould III
5:00 p.m. Saturday evening service

Sunday, March 31 - The Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50 a.m. Infant/Childcare provided 
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Nave with the choir and organ
Food and Fellowship follows in Bentley Hall

Wednesday, March 27
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
11:00 a.m. Chapel for Preschool 3s and 4s

Saturday, April 13
11:00 a.m. Memorial Service for Christian Richard Sonne
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

One of the major feasts of the Church which sometimes gets lost in the dolours of Lent is the Annunciation, March 25. Exactly nine months before Christmas, we commemorate the moment when God's plan for the salvation of mankind broke through eternity and entered our temporality. The consubstantial and coeternal Word of God was made flesh of the Virgin Mary his mother.

"In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus." Luke 1:26-31

In a single moment of grace, our Lady changed the course of history with her "yes" to God's plan. Or in a more poetic form, "be it unto me according to God's word." From her example, we can be challenged to take our own part in God's plan. Though he may not have something as momentous in mind for you or me, nevertheless we are his disciples and the workers in his vineyard. As Mary bore Jesus in her womb, let us pray that we will have the grace to bear him in our hearts, offering his grace and love to the world in our own time.

Father Rick
In Memoriam
Nancy Wilson Dale , age 97, longtime resident of Tuxedo Park and active Garden Club member, died on March 13. Her funeral will be held at St. Mary's this Friday, March 29, at 11am.

William S Gould, III , age 86, longtime parishioner and board member of The Tuxedo Club, died on March 14. Bill passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife of 65 years, Jean, and his four children. His memorial service will be held at St. Mary's this Saturday, March 30, at 11am.

Longtime parishioner Christian Richard Sonne , age 82, died peacefully on March 22 in the same house in Tuxedo Park where he grew up and lived most of his life. Chris was a good-natured gentleman, fair and decent. He was devoted to and proud of his wife and children and grandchildren. Chris will be greatly missed by his family and community. His memorial service will be held at St. Mary's on Saturday, April 13, at 11am.

May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Lenten Learning
Please join us during lent as we rediscover the timeless sermons of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Sunday at 9am, we will discuss his " Love Your Enemies " sermon.
Easter Flowers & Music
Easter Altar
Two of the delights of Easter at St. Mary's are the lovely Easter lilies and the addition of a brass quintet to our wonderful choir and organ. This extraordinary greeting of our risen Lord occurs separately from our ordinary budget. The cost is approximately $3000, and it all depends on your generosity. If you would like to participate in making all this happen and honor or remember someone on this great festive day, please make a donation as soon as possible by using the link below (choose fund designation of Holiday Flowers and Music), envelopes provided in the church, or sending a check to St. Mary's (memo line: Easter flowers/music). Names of all those remembered/honored received by Monday, April 15, will appear in the Easter bulletins and the following Sunday as we enjoy the lilies for two weeks.
Parish Directory
Over the past year, we've realized that our various lists of parishioners and friends at St. Mary's are not up to date. It is very important that we have the most accurate contact information for you (especially emails and mobile phone numbers), because we want to be sure we can reach you in times of need, but also to make sure you receive proper invites to parish events! Please take a moment to update your contact information for our parish directory and rest assured that we will never release personal information to any outside organization.
Benefit at Renamor on May 4th
The Dow Family will be hosting the 4th Annual Fundraiser benefiting the Christina Seix Academy Graduates Fund on Saturday May 4th in Tuxedo Park, NY. This year's event will explore the fantastical world of robotic and kinetic art, featuring a unique installation by the PRATT Consortium for Research and Robotics and exhibits from three prominent artists in this field. The soundtrack for the evening will be provided by Sweet Meg and the Wayfairers and DJ Soy.

This special evening raises money to provide scholarships for the graduates of the Christina Seix Academy. Founded by Christina Seix Dow in 2012, the Academy provides an outstanding private school education for exceptional students from single parent families living below the poverty line in Trenton, NJ.
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