This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Friday, June 14
10am - Preschool graduation in the Church

Sunday, June 16 - Trinity Sunday - Father's Day
8am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50am - Sunday school starts and infant/childcare provided 
10am - Holy Eucharist in the Nave with the choir and organ
Blessing and rededication of the Andraea window
Food and fellowship follows in Bentley Hall

Wednesday, June 19
10am - Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

I really enjoy our Wednesday morning Eucharist in the chapel. Not only is it a time in the middle of the week to stop and focus on what we are all about—the worship of God in Jesus Christ—but it is also instructive. As the calendar dates shift from year to year, we encounter Saints, Apostles, Martyrs, and occasionally historical moments in the Church.

Today we commemorated The First Book of Common Prayer. This feast is of course unique to our branch of Christianity. It occurs, fittingly, on “a day in the week of Pentecost.” Several days are already taken with feasts, such as June 11 which is a fixed feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle and also my ordination anniversary. Days that are not otherwise taken are known as ferias, and minor observances such as today’s fit neatly into those open slots.

The feast of The First Book of Common Prayer is important in the octave of Pentecost because of what happened on Pentecost. The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and our Lady, and all were given the gift of tongues. People from the entire known world were gathered in Jerusalem, and all heard of God’s deeds of power and grace in his own language. Fast forward to 1548, and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and others are hard at work putting the Church’s public worship into English for the first time ever. The Holy Spirit never rests.

Following the examples of the Apostles, our Lady, and Archbishop Cranmer, we must also, in our day, strive to make God’s deeds of power and love known—and understood—by all.

Blessings, Father Rick
Confirmations and Receptions Last Sunday
It was a joy to welcome Bishop Andrew St John to St Mary’s last Sunday. The Bishop preached at both services, and confirmed and received four people at the 10:00 am mass. The morning wrapped up with a festive garden party at the rectory. Thank you, Bishop, and congratulations to our newest Episcopalians! Please visit our Facebook page for photos of the occasion .
Father's Day, June 16
Please bring your dad to church on Trinity Sunday, June 16. We will celebrate all fathers and rededicate the newly restored “Jesus with Angels” window by Lamb Studios at the 10am service. To learn more about our magnificent collection of art glass, please visit  www.stmtux.org/windows

Tuxedo Trail Angels
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We trail angels exist, and we’ve been delivering fresh water to hikers on the Appalachian Trail for the past 20 years. Edie Sonne, who hiked the entire 2100-mile trail from Georgia to Maine in 1999 told us about the Trail Angels who helped her along the way. Since the trail passes through the northern part of Tuxedo, a small group decided to become Trail Angels and give what to hikers is the elixir of life – water. We’ve lost a few “angels” along the way (Lucy Edwards, Chris Sonne), and we welcome more volunteers. This is not a major commitment, but it is exceedingly rewarding. Our log book, left at the site, is filled with gratitude and love. We take gallon jugs of water every 3 or 4 days during the summer hiking season. We have a schedule, which means that each volunteer goes to the trail about every 10 days. If someone is going to be away for a period of time, we readjust and get subs. Please contact Sally Sonne if you can give some time at 351-5635, or  sallyso@optonline.net . Thank you.
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