February 13, 2019
This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Thursday, February 14
11:00 a.m. Chapel for Preschool 2s
Saturday February 16
5:00 p.m. Saturday evening service
Sunday, February 17
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50 a.m. Sunday School and Infant/Childcare provided
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Nave with the choir and organ
Food and Fellowship follows in Bentley Hall
11:30 a.m. Outreach Meeting
Monday, February 18 - Presidents' Day
Church office closed
Wednesday, February 20
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
11:00 a.m. Chapel for Preschool 3s and 4s
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

On Monday of this week, I had the pleasure of returning to my alma mater, the General Theological Seminary , for the annual Paddock Lectures. The lectures always feature theological luminaries, but this year was special. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered the lectures, while Presiding Bishop Michael Curry gave the sermon at the evensong convocation. With these two headliners, tickets sold out fast, and I was initially resigned to watching online. However, at the last minute, a generous parishioner offered me a spare ticket.

Archbishop Williams gave a morning and afternoon lecture on his observations of the evolution of English-speaking theology over the course of the last 45 years since his first visit to GTS as a guest lecturer. In his steady baritone voice, he took us on a journey that was at times densely academic, but also filled with his easy yet intelligent British wit. There were a number of insightful take-aways which I will save for a sermon or two.

At the end of the evening, there was a reception in the magnificent refectory, Hoffman Hall, where everyone got a chance to speak with both of the guests of honor. The dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine took several photos of me conversing with Archbishop Williams, but sadly they all look as though I am about to strike him. Too many gesticulations, I suppose.

While it was great to spend a day in the city and see many old friends, the lectures reminded me of the important place seminaries occupy in the life of the Church. Not only do they form lay and ordained leaders for the Church, but they continue to refresh us for a lifetime. GTS is a place that is theologically rigorous and liturgically sound that has nourished this Church with a steady stream of faithful priests and bishops for over 200 years. To be sure, it has weathered its share of storms, and is striving to adapt like all religious organizations. In spite of the challenges they face, our seminaries remain vital to the wellbeing of the Church. I hope that if you haven’t already, you will take the opportunity to visit GTS and experience its deep spirituality and theological richness.

Father Rick
Parish Directory
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Preschool News
Our wonderful Preschool program continues to inspire and educate some of the youngest members of our community. Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Please visit our website for registration information and check out our latest newsletter .
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...
Website: www.stmtux.org
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