This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
All services are being live-streamed on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).

Thursday, August 27
5pm - Evening Prayer

Saturday, August 29
9pm - Compline

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 30
10am - Holy Eucharist (in-person and livestreamed)

Tuesday, September 1
5pm - Evening Prayer

Wednesday, September 2
10am - Holy Eucharist (in-person and livestreamed)

Thursday, September 3
5pm - Evening Prayer
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

This time of year is usually the “back-to” season, with churches and schools buzzing with activity. The annual ritual could be stressful, but one thing I am realizing is that in life, as in church, ritual is incredibly important to our wellbeing.

Without our shared structure of tradition and seasonal expectations, things can seem nebulous, and a constant, low-grade anxiety can be utterly exhausting.

Because of this, it is very understandable that many people have been longing to return to in-person worship in their beloved churches. In an always-changing world, church is truly an anchor of strength, continuity, and stability. And while we have been worshipping together since July, things can still seem a bit “off.”

With this in mind, I propose that we lean into the times in which we live. Let’s look at our cherished traditions and consider how we continue them in a new way. Let’s also take this unique opportunity to think out of the box and imagine a new future together. The time is now to envision new ideas in carrying out our mission and ministry.

Your Lay leadership and I are working on some exciting new things as well as old favorites such as the Progressive Dinner (more to come on that). What does St. Mary’s mean to you? What would you like to see happen in the “new normal?” What talents can you bring to serve God in this place?

In the midst of a world turned upside down by pandemic and real concerns about systemic racism, as well as a fractious national election season, we would do well to remember how blessed we are to live in this beautiful place, and how interdependent community truly is. In the words of the prophet Micah, "He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

The Light of Christ
A sanctuary lamp has been hung in the church directly above the tabernacle, where the Blessed Sacrament is kept in reserve. The perpetual light of the lamp reminds us that Jesus is sacramentally present, and calls us to greater reverence for his Body as well as to prayer in his presence.

The glass vigil candles that fit inside the lamp can be given in memory of a loved one, as a petition for some need, or in thanksgiving for answered prayer. Each light burns for an entire week, and the cost is $20. With your donation, please leave a note describing your prayer's intention as well as the week you would like the light to burn. You may donate online or mail a check to St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo, P.O. Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.

This week, the sanctuary lamp was given by Janet Galuska in memory of Samuel Wright, Jr.
New Outdoor Wednesday Service
The Wednesday 10am service is now open to in-person worshippers. This service of Holy Eucharist is being held outside (bring your own lawn chair) on the rectory lawn (18 Fox Hill Rd); in case of bad weather, we will use the St. Mark's altar in the main church. Please remember that masks and social distance rules apply to all in-person activities at St. Mary's. All services are also online at Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to participate).
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