This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Sunday, November 10 - Remembrance Sunday
8am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50am - Infant/childcare and Sunday School
10am - Holy Eucharist with choir and organ
Food and fellowship follows in Bentley Hall
11:30am - Dinner in the Nave Committee Meeting

Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Church office is closed

Wednesday, November 13
10am - Holy Eucharist in Chapel of the Holy Spirit
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

On Tuesday of this week, I participated in a routine site visit from Episcopal Charities to the Sloatsburg Food Pantry. For a number of years now, the food pantry has been the recipient of generous grants from Episcopal Charities, and they come around periodically to do their due diligence in seeing how the institutions they support are operating.

The representative was truly impressed by the level of organization, efficiency, and dignity with which so many people are served. Also of note were the number of volunteers from St. Mary's as well as our financial commitment to the cause of alleviating hunger in our community. As you probably know, the food pantry fills an enormous need in our area, serving families from Tuxedo down to Suffern. We now have signs and recipes in three languages: English, Spanish, and Russian!

In addition to all that, I felt proud of the way that the food pantry truly connects our community across all lines. We have quite a few outstanding organizations here, both inside and outside the church which strengthen the community in their own ways, such as understanding the importance of conservation, literacy training, and public safety, to name just a few. But when you get down to it, being hungry is something that everyone can understand, and helping those in need is the obvious choice. From the Orange Top Diner which stores our eggs, to Hayward's Deli which keeps our milk cold (and donates the significant amount of change which customers toss into a fish bowl), to the volunteers who drive around the region to pick up supplies, the food pantry is an example of American community at its best.

Thank you for your past and continued support of this vital ministry. And always keep in mind the words of Jesus when he said, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat... That which you do to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you do unto me."

Father Rick
Dinner in the Nave - Limited Tickets Available Until Nov 18
You are cordially invited to Dinner in the Nave of St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo. The pews are removed from the historic nave of the church and a splendid dinner is served, accompanied by music and an auction of fabulous items. This year, we will be honoring Greg & Patte Stevens for a combined nine decades of service with the Rector's Distinguished Service Award. Please join us for this biennial tradition. All are welcome!
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