This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Thursday, June 20
11:30am - Salad and Sandwich Luncheon & Day by Day Reading Reflection Time

Sunday, June 23 - Second Sunday after Pentecost
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
Food and fellowship follows in Bentley Hall
11:30am - Vestry Meeting

Tuesday, June 25
2pm to 6pm - Sloatsburg Food Pantry is open

Wednesday, June 26
10am - Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

This Thursday marks the feast of Corpus Christi, a rather unique and totally medieval observance. On this day, Christians give thanks for Jesus’ gift of the Holy Eucharist, and specifically his true presence with us in the species of bread and wine. Our Lord, who came to us in the most humble way, remains with us even to the end of the age in an equally humble form.

This feast is celebrated with great gusto in certain parts of the world, not least of which is in Spain. Communities large and small prepare all year for this festive occasion. Homes and businesses are decorated with all of the dramatic flair of a New York Christmas. Cathedral guilds set up temporary shrines in the streets, and there is a general sense of joy among the people.

Why would this be? After all, it is just a piece of bread, right? In the tradition of the western Church (of which we are a part), we take Jesus’ words literally: “This IS my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” He did not say that it is a representation of his body, but that it is his body. Therefore, we can, through all of the struggles of this life, the wars, the plagues, the famines, have something to hold onto. Our very Lord, who knew suffering in every way as we do, is with us. He suffers with us, and he also rejoices with us. Until the great day of his coming, let us always celebrate and hold fast to the gift he has given of himself.

Blessings, Father Rick
Andrae Memorial Window Rededicated
On Trinity Sunday, we rededicated the Andrae memorial window by Lamb Studios. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the restoration of this beautiful work of art possible! Please visit our Facebook page to see more photos of the occasion. Please visit  to learn more about our magnificent collection of art glass.
Happy Father's Day
Last Sunday, we also celebrated Father's Day at St. Mary's. Happy Father's Day to all our dads! Please visit our Facebook page for more photos of parishioners with their dads.
Congratulations Preschool Graduates
Last Friday was our annual Preschool graduation at St Mary’s. We worked hard all year on our lessons, and had a splendid celebration to top it all off. Good luck in Kindergarten to our graduates! Please visit our Facebook page for  more photos , a video of the graduates and a group video . You may also check out our most recent  newsletter  on our website.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year has begun for ages 2, 3 and 4. Please email Head of School  Ida Payne  or call her at 845.351.2389, or visit our website at  for more information. Please help us spread the word by telling your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues about St. Mary's Preschool!
June is LGBT Pride Month
June is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride Month and we in the Episcopal Church have a lot to celebrate! The  NYC Pride March  starts at noon on Sunday, June 30th, and check-in for those marching with the Diocese of New York is at 4pm on 32nd Street between Madison and Park Avenues — please visit the  diocesan LGBT Facebook page  for more info. On Sunday, June 23rd, at 4pm, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine will host a Spirit of Pride Choral Evensong . Happy Pride!

While scripture and tradition are foundational in the Episcopal Church, we also believe that reason is a core part of our faith, and the church has struggled over the years about how to include LGBT people. Please visit the Episcopal Church LGBT page for more information .

Here at St. Mary’s, we believe God’s love is for everyone and the sacraments are open to LGBT people. While many great strides have been made, we acknowledge the hurt that has been done to many in the name of the church, and we strive to be a place of open doors and open hearts where people can share their stories and experience the healing and reconciling love of God. Join us!
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  [email protected] . 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...
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