October 9, 2015

Upcoming Events

 Journaling Group led by Parishioner & Writer Juliet Packer 

Journey inward and listen to the quiet voice of your soul. All you need is the willingness to be surprised as you encounter the unexpected and touch the edges of mystery. Join us on Wednesdays at 5pm in the Chapel from September 12-October 17. Afterwards, stay for the Celtic Eucharist at 6:30pm.

Anne Marie’s Ordination
Exciting news! Anne Marie Witchger, our Chief of Staff and Assistant Rector will be ordained to the priesthood on SaturdaySeptember 15 at 10:30am at the Cathedral of St. John the 
Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112 Street). Mark your calendars; all are welcome!

New Member Welcome Events for the Fall
All who are new, all who want to learn more, and all who want to connect more deeply at Heavenly Rest are invited to the following events:
(1) CHR 101 is a series of three Sunday classes to introduce new members to the Episcopal Church and Heavenly Rest: September 30, October 7 and October 14, Noon-1pm; (2) The New Member Reception is an informal time to meet other parishioners on Saturday, October 20 from 4pm-5:30pm; (3) The Rite of Welcome is a short liturgy that formally welcomes new members into the community and will take place on Sunday, October 21 during the 10:30am service. We’re glad you’re here and hope that you can take advantage of some or all of these welcome events! Any questions? Contact Cindy at cstravers@heavenlyrest.org.

Everyone’s Favorite Sale Returns this Fall!
Come shop the CHR Fall Thrift sale, New York’s best kept secret, on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-4pm. Please have donations to the church by Saturday, September 15.

Memorial: Steve Lawson
We continue to grieve the loss of our Associate Organist, Steve Lawson, who died suddenly of natural causes on August 18. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 11 am in the Church. Please keep Steve, his parents, Mollie, and the whole Parish in your prayers in the days ahead.

A New Feature: CHR Community News

We are starting a new monthly feature called CHR Community News. If you or your loved ones have news to share, please let us know.  This could be many things, including but not limited to: births, deaths, weddings, graduations, a new job, a move, awards and recognition, participation in performances or concerts, kids going to college, family trips or extended time away, etc. E-mail news to communications@heavenlyrest.org



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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.