November 16, 2022

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

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

Saturday, November 19 

10am to 2pm - The Emporium is open

Sunday, November 20

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 French House

Wednesday, November 23

10am - Holy Eucharist

From The Rector

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


This coming Sunday will be a special one at St. Mary's. Along with the rest of the Episcopal Church, we will be marking the feast of Christ the King, which is the final Sunday in the Church year before Advent begins. We celebrate Christ's final triumph over sin and death and his glorious reign as King of Heaven.

We will also be celebrating our Harvest Thanksgiving by ingathering and blessing your pledges of financial support for the coming year. Stewardship is a spiritual practice, as has been said before. Therefore it is only fitting that we say thank you to you for your faithfulness and generosity as we consecrate your gifts to God's work at St. Mary's. Please bring your pledge card to church this Sunday; if you can't make it, please pledge online.

And last but certainly not least, we will be celebrating the baptism of baby Charles, welcoming him into Christ's body, the Church.

*New Hymn Alert* At my request, we will be singing a new baptismal hymn (new to us, anyway). It was written in in 1718 by Erdmann Neumeister (1671–1756), and is entitled, "God's Own Child, I Gladly Say It." The tune, Bachofen, was written in 1727 by Caspar Bachoven (1692-1755). I chose this hymn because of its robust baptismal theology, coupled with its delightful tune. If you want to familiarize yourself with it, you can click here to hear it on YouTube. I hope it will become part of our baptismal tradition for years to come. See you in church!


Fr Rick

Annual Outreach Thanksgiving Appeal

Traditionally St Mary’s puts together Thanksgiving Baskets to give to low income families in our community and families who, because of sickness or any other adversity, would benefit and enjoy some extra help in creating their Thanksgiving meal.

In Tuxedo we have been asked to provide for 37 families which includes 60 children. We need 24 for Hispanic baskets and 13 Traditional American baskets which will be distributed on the morning of Tuesday 22nd. 

We will be accepting donations of non-perishables at any time and fresh vegetables and fruit the weekend of 19th and 20th November. These should be dropped off in the Chapel (up the steps to the right of the church building). We will pack the baskets on Monday, November 21st.

Cash donations by check [made out to St Mary’s, with memo Thanksgiving Baskets] or online here will also be very gratefully accepted. 

Items for traditional American Thanksgiving meal: 

Potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots 

Cranberry Sauce 


Cans or jars of green beans, yams, gravy 

Packets of stuffing 

Apples, bananas, oranges Cookies and sweet treats Pumpkin pies

Items for Hispanic basket:

Long grain rice 

Cans of red, black and pink beans 

Corn tortillas 

Garlic, green, sweet and red peppers, green olives 

Yucca, potatoes, sweet potatoes 

Canned pumpkins and yams Apples, bananas, pineapples, oranges 

Packets or Maseca and gandules 

Please contact Jane Garofano or Sue Heywood to indicate what you would like to donate and to volunteer to help pack the baskets. What is not donated will be bought by us using the donated funds. 

Thank You! 

Sue Heywood & Jane Garofano

Tuxedo Park Jeep Available

The 1967 Tuxedo Park Edition Jeep that was auctioned off at our benefit dinner in October of 2021 is once again available and in need of a good home. It was recently serviced by NJV Auto in Sloatsburg and is in running condition. It will need new tires and replacement of some of the wiring. In overall very good condition with low original miles, it is a real stunner! Contact Fr. Rick for more information.

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

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 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

Odd Breiland, father of Kimberly Breiland

Charles de Casteja, longtime Tuxedo Park resident 

Jolene Matthews, daughter of Gillian Ballard

Rob McQuilkin, longtime Tuxedo Park resident

Carmen Murphy, close friend of Ann Ho-Powers

Bob Myers, husband of Marie-Claude Wrenn

Allan Moli Ochieng, son of Elizabeth Ochieng

Linette Opiyo, friend 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

Roxana & Mario Mora, friends of Roy & Barbara McKechnie

Prayer requests may be made at

(845) 351-5122 or


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:

  • November 16th - Distribution
  • November 22nd - Distribution
  • November 23rd - Distribution
  • November 30th - Distribution

Please Contact St. Mary's (845) 351-5122 or The Sloatsburg Food Pantry (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

Boy Scout Holiday Wreath Sale

Help support our local Scout Troop 2146 by purchasing a beautiful holiday wreath or greenery. Click here to order. Be sure to enter fundraising code TR2146NY001 and the names of our scouts, Tate or Alexander.

The Tuxedo UFSD annual toy drive is under way! Every holiday season, George F. Baker High School partners with local businesses to collect new toys, games, and gift cards for those in need. After the items are collected, GFB staff, faculty and students sort the toys, bag them, and deliver them (with wrapping paper) to our local families.

Donation boxes will be located at the following businesses until Friday, December 16.

Jessies Bagels

Tuxedo Park Library

Dottie Audrey's Bakery/Kitchen

The Pizza Pit

Spring Street Deli North

Hudson Valley Wine Cellar

Town of Tuxedo Town Hall

Kaufer Chiropractic Office

Bentley's Deli

Mike's Barber Shop

Please consider donating. This wonderful community effort makes many children happy!

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