Bible Study @ Undercroft, Gray Room
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

Epiphany Noonday Prayer @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Holy Eucharist @ Church
May 20 @ 8:00 am

Rite I Service in the Chapel

Holy Eucharist @ Church
May 20 @ 9:00 am

Rite II Service in the Chapel

Holy Eucharist @ Church
May 20 @ 10:30 am

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

Youth Celebration & Recognition Sunday @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Celebration of Children and Youth Sunday
On Pentecost, Sunday, May 20, during the 10:30am service, we will celebrate the youth of our Parish and the adults who work with them. During the service, our Acolytes, Choristers, Church School Members, and Confirmands will lead the service and perform a dramatic reading of the Pentecost lesson from Acts. If your child would like to be part of the leadership for Youth Sunday, please email Mollie at or Rev. Cindy at Please come and support our leaders of today and the future! Then we will all celebrate the end of a great year with a picnic lunch and games. We’ll provide the hotdogs (cooked on a charcoal grill!) and beverages. If you’re able, please bring a side dish to share. If you have questions, contact Cindy (email listed above).
Questioning Faith @ Church of Heavenly Rest
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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

Night Prayer @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Night Prayer Service
Church of the Heavenly Rest invites you to a service of quiet music and contemplation, joining hearts and voices in  the centuries-old tradition of Night Prayer. Let the softness of candlelight and the beauty of singing envelop you each Sunday evening from 7:00pm-7:30pm in the Chapel of the Beloved Disciple. Night Prayer, the last office of the day for monastic communities, is the perfect way to both end the day and begin the week nourished and refreshed.
Night Prayer begins on Sunday, December 1.


Monday Meditation Group @ Church
May 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Monday Meditation: Join us every Monday at 6:15 pm for silent meditation in the Chancel. Every session will include a brief reflection, followed by 20 minutes of silent meditation, sometimes called Centering Prayer in the Christian tradition. Please arrive on time so as not to enter during the silence. All are welcome! No prior experience necessary, and no need to sign up. If you have questions, contact Lindsey Briggs at or 212-289-3400 ext 210.

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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.