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Here's the news for the week of Sunday, February 16, 2020

"Dinner at Noon" is TODAY, Saturday, February 15 at the Carver Center  in Port Chester. Come help feed the hungry! No reservation necessary. Questions? Contact Jim Anderson, (914) 262-2038.

Please give a warm welcome to our guest preacher and presider tomorrow, Sunday, February 16: The Rev. Posey Krakowsky.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper will take place at St. Thomas on Tuesday February 26, from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.

Wednesday, February 26 -- Ash Wednesday Services
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. 
Please Join us for our Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday, February 26.
Three opportunities for worship:
  • 12 noon: St. Thomas (in the St. Luke’s Chapel)
  • 5:30 pm: All Saints’ (with a child-friendly sermon)
  • 7:30 pm: St. Thomas   
Mother Tami will dispense ashes at the Harrison Train station from approximately 6:00 to 7:30 am as part of the Ashes to Go Movement (
Lent Devotional Booklet – from Mother Tami: I invite everyone to write a short meditation on one of the daily gospel lessons appointed during Lent. Please contact Mother Tami ( or 914-584-1418) by Monday, February 24th.  and she will send you a gospel lesson to read and write about. A meditations booklet will be published on Ash Wednesday, February 26 th (See more details on the flyer at the back of the church)
Women's Retreat: Saturday April 25th - Sunday April 26th
 An opportunity for a joint women's retreat with women from St. Thomas, Mamaroneck will be held at Stony Point, NY.   Please RSVP to Mother Tami ( or 914-584-1418)by Saturday February 29th if you are interested in attending.  

The NY State Plastic Bag Ban: will go into effect on March 1. In keeping with All Saints mission to care for God's creation, please consider donating any extra new reusable bags. The Harrison Sustainability Committee will collect them from the church and redistribute them within the community! Alternatively, bags will also be collected at the Harrison Public Library and during the screening of the documentary "Bag It" on January 26th at 3pm.

Passing of Ina Ruhf, beloved mother of The Rev. Tami Burks

Dear Parishioners,

It is with sorrow I write to tell you of the death of Ina Ruhf, beloved mother of our own Tami Burks.  Ina peacefully and quietly shed her mortal coil in the early hours of this morning after a short but aggressive illness.  Tami is with her family in Pennsylvania until after the funeral.

May Ina rise in glory, and find eternal rest in the embrace of our loving God.  Our thoughts and love are with Tami, her siblings, the grandchildren, and great-grandchild as they navigate the days ahead.

The Rev. Carol D. Gadsden, Rector
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
168 W. Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
Church: 914-698-0300
Mobile:  914-327-5275
Seekers, searchers, and doubters welcome

The wake for Ina is Monday, February 17th from  6-8 pm at the KV Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania; a second viewing will be held at 10 am on  Tuesday, February 18th at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 E. Juniata Street, Allentown, with her funeral immediately to follow at 11am .

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Open Door Food Pantry or  Sharing Life Program c/o St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 E. Juniata St., Allentown, PA 18103.


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