September 12, 2018
This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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Upcoming Calendar
Thursday, September 13 - Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258
11:30am - Salad and Sandwich Luncheon & Day by Day Reading Reflection Time

Sunday, September 16 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
8am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
9:50am - Infant/childcare available and Sunday School begins
10am - Holy Eucharist in the Church with music; coffee hour follows
11:30am - Vestry Meeting
2pm - Library Concert at St. Mary's

Wednesday, September 19 - Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
10am - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
11am - Chapel for Preschool 3's and 4's

Thursday, September 20 - John Coleridge Patterson, Bishop of Melamesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
11am - Chapel for Preschool 2's
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

This morning at the Wednesday Eucharist, we prayed for those who lost their lives in the attacks of 9/11, as well as those who have died of subsequent illnesses such as cancer and lung disease due to exposure to toxic chemicals at ground zero. One news report claimed that their numbers are now nearly equal to the numbers of those who perished on the day itself.

This got me to thinking about how much has changed in the 17 years since the attacks. There is a whole generation of young people who never knew life before the attacks. Remember walking up to an airline gate without a ticket, or walking into a public building without being searched? Remember sidewalks without barricades cleverly disguised as flower pots?

Indeed, the tragic events of that day changed the way we live our lives, but they also brought out the best in the American spirit. People from all over the country, of all stripes, banded together to do anything to help. I remember giving to a collection in Louisiana to buy a new fire truck for the FDNY. It was delivered with love to that beleaguered force, and subsequently returned with love after Hurricane Katrina.

In the spirit of those trying times, remember that it need not take a natural or manmade disaster to bring us together. Though we have been conditioned for years now to see each other as "red" or "blue", let us honor the memory of those we lost by looking deeper, and drawing from our true character, show that we are His servants with our love.

Blessings,
Father Rick
Fall at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
Fall is a particularly busy time at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo. In addition to all of the events in this newsletter, we have four baptisms and two weddings planned. Please plan on joining your parish family on these important dates:
  • October 7 - St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals - bring your pets to church!
  • October 14 - 130th Birthday of St. Mary's - festive mass with Bishop Mary Glasspool
  • November 11 - Remembrance Sunday - remembering all those who have served
  • November 18 - Harvest Thanksgiving for all the blessings of this life, including stewardship ingathering
  • November 22 - Thanksgiving Day at St. John's in Arden
Concert September 30th
Please join us on Sunday, September 30, at 3pm, for a concert at St. Mary's featuring Paul Van Ness, concert pianist and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. The program will feature music by Brahms and Chopin played on our Steinway grand piano in the main church. A freewill offering will be taken, followed by a reception in Bentley Hall. All are welcome!
Fall Outreach Update
When you are cleaning out your closets and preparing for the new school year, please donate your unwanted/outgrown clothing and shoes to St Mary's.

These will be gratefully received and will be reused in several ways:
  • To sell at our next Yard Sale, scheduled for Saturday October 27th.
  • To be donated to local children at the request from teachers who identify individual children whose family budget is stretched too far.
  • To be donated to Helping Hands of Rockland County for their free thrift shop serving the homeless.
  • To be carried by me to South Africa at the beginning of October when I visit our sponsored orphans and destitute families being supported by Carryou. South Africa is going into Spring at the moment so Summer clothes are particularly needed.

Your donations can be brought to St Mary's any weekday between 9 am and 1 pm or at other times by arrangement. Please, everything must be clean and in good repair!

Sue Heywood, Outreach Chair

P.S. For more information about how St Mary's supports the children and families of Carryou, click here
Progressive Dinner November 3rd
Wall Street titan turned scientist Alfred Lee Loomis created technology in his Tuxedo Park lab that helped turn the tide of WWII. Join us on November 3rd for a benefit where we celebrate this unique part of our heritage and get a glimpse inside the laboratory and home where history was made! Please visit PBS to watch the documentary or the publisher to learn more about the book by Jennet Conant.
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