October 20, 2022

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This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo

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Upcoming Calendar

The 10am Sunday service is offered in-person and online on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).

Saturday, October 22

10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, October 23

8am - Holy Eucharist (spoken, at the St. Mark's altar)

10am - Holy Eucharist (with music and hymns)

11am to 1pm - The Emporium is open

11:30am - Vestry Meeting in the office

Wednesday, October 26

10am - Holy Eucharist

From The Rector 

And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. Luke 9:16-17, NRSV

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

I am grateful to you, and to all the members of our congregation. Throughout the year I have witnessed such generosity as you contribute your ideas, your funds, and your time to our community. Every dollar that we raise, every minute of volunteerism, every good plan comes from the heart and goes toward our mission. 

Our pledge campaign this year focuses on the miracle of sharing, the ways in which our means meet the needs of the world, the ways in which we respond to the Gospel, the ways in which we sustain our community. Our theology of giving focuses on the three-legged stool of Wealth, Works, and Wisdom, the ways in which we make our gifts to the world. In today’s letter, I would like to focus on Wisdom.

Our ancient texts treat Wisdom in a personified manner, in some of our traditions, almost as a fourth member of the Godhead. Wisdom is a source of inspiration, creativity, and guidance that has been a part of the world since it was chaos. Wisdom smooths out the edges of our Creation and gives us ways to make order, plan for change, prepare for renewal, appreciate what we have. She (the pronoun often ascribed to Wisdom) is in all of us, resonant, reactive, reaching forward to make connections with our traditions and culture and experience. 

More Than Enough, the theme for our campaign, brings us back to that moment of miracle described in Luke’s Gospel, having just been fed by Jesus from a scant few loaves and fishes. The people in that story heard Jesus’ call to share what they had in order that all might benefit; and that is what you do with the gift of Wisdom you possess. When we have strategies that need to be developed, or committees that need to be staffed, or problems that need to be solved, you answer the call of your church, and share your wisdom and experience. 

Wisdom adds to wisdom, and our whole community is filled with inspiration and action. You are that inspiration and action, without whom our church and our ministry would be diminished. In a few weeks, you will receive an invitation to name and pledge the gifts you will make in the coming year to help our church and our neighbors. I ask that you pray with us as we launch our annual gathering of gifts and gratitude, and consider how you will contribute your gift of wisdom. 

In Abundant Gratitude,

Fr. Rick

St. Mary's is now on Instagram! Search for stmtux and click "follow" for lots of great photos from our worship and special events.

Churchwide Survey from the Episcopal Church's Joint Nominating Committee

for the Election of the Presiding Bishop

The Episcopal Church's Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop invites all Episcopalians to participate in a survey.

The responses will help the committee develop a profile of the skills, qualities, and gifts the church seeks in its next presiding bishop, considering what the church and world may look like in the next decade.

The survey - which takes about 15 minutes to complete - is available in English, Spanish, and French.

To take the survey, click here.

Sunday School Has Resumed

The Sunday school year has once again begun here at St. Mary's. Please contact the office at 845-351-5122 or via email at info@stmtux.org for more information.

Prayers of the Community

Parishioners we are praying for:

Barbara Beauregard

Bert Lucarelli

Bill Steinmann

Webb Turner

Kirby Warren

Friends and family members we are praying for:

Bishop Andrew St. John

Charles de Casteja, longtime Tuxedo Park resident 

Rob McQuilkin, longtime Tuxedo Park resident

Bob Myers, husband of Marie-Claude Wrenn

Allan Moli Ochieng, son of Elizabeth Ochieng

Brendan Pascarella, relative of Gillian Ballard

Richard J. Schineller, friend of Inger Grüterich

and former resident of Tuxedo

Nicholas Triantafillou, Grandson of Bill Steinmann

Carmen Murphy, close friend of Ann Ho

Jolene Matthews, daughter of Gillian Ballard

Peter Van Zandt, longtime resident

Linette Opiyo, friend Elizabeth Ochieng

Odd Breiland, father of Kimberly Breiland

The sanctuary candle is given in memory of Elizabeth Mary Bush

by her brother Peter Bush

Prayer requests may be made at

(845) 351-5122 or info@stmtux.org.


Volunteers are needed for the Sloatsburg Food Pantry located in All Souls Community Church, 81 Washington Ave, Suffern, NY 10901

Help is needed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday Oct 19th - Distribution
  • Thursday Oct 20th - Delivery
  • Tuesday Oct 25th - Distribution
  • Wednesday Oct 26th - Distribution 

Please Contact St. Mary's info@stmtux.org (845) 351-5122 or The Sloatsburg Food Pantry sloatsburgfoodpantry@gmail.com (201) 394-0627 if you can help on any of the above dates. New volunteers click here to fill out your application form.

If you or someone you know is in need of food, please sign up for an appointment using this link. 

Community Notices
How to contact us...
Website: www.stmtux.org
Office: 845.351.5122
Physical Address: 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987