Journaling, Small Group @ Chapel
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Writing is a powerful form of contemplative prayer. The Journaling group meets once a week, Thursday mornings at 10am in the Chapel, to write and reflect together. During Advent we will be working with the book “Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas.” Please contact Tuesday Rupp,, for more information.

Bible Study @ Undercroft, Gray Room
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

All are welcome to join us for weekly Bible Study on Friday mornings in our beautiful Undercroft.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Kitsch-Mas @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Have Yourself A Merry Little Kitsch-Mas
Put on your Ugliest Christmas Sweater (plaid slacks optional!) and help us greet the season amid tacky décor and tinsel on Friday, December 8 at 6pm (arrive at5:30pm if you want to make a Gingerbread House with your child). We’ll have a cash bar, retro appetizers, wacky games, Santa Selfies, and an audience-participation viewing of the classic film A Christmas Story (movie at 8pm). Your $20 donation at the door supports CHR’s programs and ministries. Child care will be available as well as pizza and a viewing of the movie Elf for older kids during the party. RSVP to Taylor Johnson at
Prepare the Way: an Advent Quiet Day @ House of the Redeemer
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Prepare the Way: an Advent Quiet Day with Ruth Cunningham & Tuesday Rupp
 Join internationally renowned musician Ruth Cunningham (founding member of the Anonymous 4) and the Rev. Tuesday Rupp for a day of opening our hearts to receive Christ through music, poetry, reflections, and meditations. Saturday, December 9th from 10am-3pm at House of the Redeemer. Lunch provided. Reservations required as space is limited. Fee: $25. (Scholarship opportunities available for CHR parishioners. Contact Tuesday Rupp at
Epiphany Noonday Prayer @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Holy Eucharist @ Church
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am

Rite I Service in the Chapel

Holy Eucharist @ Church
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am

Rite II Service in the Chapel

Holy Eucharist @ Church
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am

Rite II Service with sermon, choir and hymns in the Church

Questioning Faith @ Church of Heavenly Rest
Dec 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

New to the Church or simply want to explore your faith more deeply? We’ll look at scripture, tradition, and reason within the Episcopal Church. Come to ask all the questions that you’ve wanted to ask and be part of a lively discussion. Weekly meeting room announced in every Sunday leaflet.

Jazz Vespers @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for our annual Summer Jazz Vespers services which begin with the summer solstice in June and take place every Sunday through the end of July. Our candlelight contemplative Night Prayer service will resume in August. If you’d like more information, please contact Mollie Nichols at 212-289-3400 or; or Adam MacDonald at

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Need a Prayer

Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.