This Week at St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
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11:30 a.m .  Soup and Sandwich Luncheon & Day by Day Reading Reflection Time

Saturday January 26
5:00 p.m. Saturday evening service
 
Sunday, January 27
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 
9:50 a.m. Infant/Childcare provided 
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Nave with choir and organ
Food and Fellowship follows in Bentley Hall

10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

We are really enjoying our pilgrimage in the Holy Land. It has been a time of learning and spiritual growth as we wended our way from Galilee and Nazareth, walking in Jesus’ footsteps. We then made our way to the ancient city of Jericho, which has been inhabited for 10,000 years. After some time in Bethlehem, we were on to Hebron, a city divided. Somehow, Muslims and Jews are able to worship in the same ancient building (although with a partition) that contains the tombs of Abraham and Sarah. Finally, we entered Jerusalem, where we are staying in the Christian Quarter. It is a beautiful city that I can’t wait to explore. Unfortunately, I was taken down by a nasty bug and had to spend all of this day in bed. I am beginning to feel better, and look forward to seeing the Holy Sepulchre tomorrow.

This is a land that so many people around the world regard as their spiritual home. As Jesus said on the Mount of the Beatitudes, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” There is much we can all learn through a pilgrimage here, especially how we can be voices for peace and reconciliation in our world.

Blessings,
Father Rick
Annual Meeting Held
Our Annual Parish Meeting was held on January 13th. We had a delicious chili lunch, elected Vestry members, a junior Warden, and discussed the business of the church. Our treasurer, Frank Favia, gave a report of the church finances and brought to light the downward trend in giving over the last ten years. He explained to all of us the importance of pledging to the work of the church. If you haven’t already, click on the Pledge Now button to do your part. In his address, Fr Rick noted that many of the committees of the church had ceased to function, and that a renewed commitment to service is needed by a broader range of people. Several committees have already scheduled meetings in the new year, and more will follow. Click on the volunteer now button to see how you can help. Please visit our website to hear Father Rick's annual report to the corporation of St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo.
Coffee Hour Hosts
Coffee hour takes place after the 10am service each Sunday and is a great way to catch up with friends and meet new people. A host is needed for this Sunday — please contact Lisa in the office if you can volunteer. For future Sundays, please see the 2019 sign up board which is in the hallway between the Nave and Bentley Hall.
Twelfth Night Raises $7K
Many thanks to everyone who helped make the Twelfth Night celebration at St Mary’s a great success! We raised $7K for EpiscoBuild and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh. Please visit our Facebook page for photos and video of the event.
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...
Website: www.stmtux.org
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