September 18, 2019
This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Saturday, September 21
8:30am to 2pm - Yard Sale at the Tuxedo Train Station

Sunday, September 22
8am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50am - Infant/childcare and Sunday School
10am - Holy Eucharist in the Nave with choir and organ
Food and fellowship follows in Bentley Hall
8:30am to 2pm - Yard Sale at the Tuxedo Train Station

Tuesday, September 24
2pm to 6pm - Sloatsburg Food Pantry is open

Wednesday, September 25
10am - Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Last Sunday, we heard a gospel story in which the Scribes and Pharisees chastised Jesus for eating with tax collectors and sinners. In response, he told them the parable of the lost sheep.

A shepherd had one hundred sheep and one went astray. Despite common wisdom and against practicality, he leaves the ninety-nine and goes after the one. Jesus said that there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one who repents than over ninety-nine who need no repentance.

As honest Christians, we can all admit that each one of us needs to live a life of continual repentance. We also need each other—community is at the heart of who we are. As St. Paul said, “[Do not] neglect to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Our body of faith is stronger and healthier if more of its members are present for the breaking of the bread and the prayers. Everyone is overshceduled these days, but in all of our striving, it is essential for us not to forget that we are not islands unto ourselves. I invite you all, and especially those whom we have not seen for a while, to join with the other members of your body—the Body of Christ—for worship and fellowship. I look forward to seeing you in church.

Blessings, Father Rick
Yard Sale September 21-22
St Mary’s Yard Sale aims to provide quality items that your family may have outgrown or grown tired of and can be recycled for others’ use. The funds raised go to outreach locally, and to support the orphans we provide for in South Africa. Your donations are tax deductible.

Donations for our upcoming Yard Sale can be dropped off at St Mary’s until Sept 20th during office hours (M-F, 9-1) or left on the Chapel Porch at other times. We will be selling household items, clothing and shoes for all ages, sports equipment, toys, jewelry, handbags, bric a brac, bikes, antiques,small electric appliances, pictures, etc.

NO BOOKS OR TVs or DVD PLAYERS PLEASE. If you have furniture please bring to the Train Station direct and be prepared to take it away if it does not sell. Everything must be clean and in working order. Thank you for your support!

If you can volunteer any time to help transport goods to the Train Station, serve at the sale, or sort donations prior to the sale days please call St Mary’s Office at 351-5122, or Sue Heywood at 351-3473.
Dinner in the Nave
Please join us for a bi-annual tradition, Dinner in the Nave! Note the date for the dinner has been changed -- it will now be held on November 23, 2019.

The pews are removed from the historic nave of the church and a splendid candlelit dinner is served, accompanied by music and an auction of fabulous items!

We are currently seeking donations for the auction, which can include, but are not limited to: art, antiques & jewelry; fine wines & spirits; gift baskets; experiences such as vacation homes, hotel stays, tours, shows or dinners; and services.

Please contact Jane Garofano or email Lisa in the church office (phone is 845.351.5122) if you have any questions or would like to donate an item for the auction.
Walk to End Alzheimer's October 20th
Join our team "Chris’ Crew" with Captain Sally Sonne. Participate in a 2-mile (not very difficult) Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 20, in Rockland County. We hope that you will join the team by walking or donating.

A cure is on the horizon, and, hopefully, will be discovered before we or our children are stricken. Alzheimer’s is truly a sad and devastating condition for the patient and for family and friends. Sally knows that Chris would want to do anything he could to end Alzheimer’s. For her, this walk is to honor him and give hope and help for a cure.

Registration begins at 9am, with a ceremony at 10am and the walk at 10:20am. Location is Palisades Credit Union Park Stadium (Rockland Boulders), Rockland/Pomona, NY.
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