October 9, 2015

Upcoming Events

Explore Sunday & Brunch on March 24
As a Parish we have the incredible opportunity to chart a new journey together in Christ that proclaims a hopeful, confident, joyful, ambitious Church. Over the next several months, we will Explore our future together through a series of listening conversations within our community and beyond our doors. Our goal is to develop a common story as we begin to discern next steps for our ministries. We began this process at Annual Meeting; on Sunday, March 24, we will invite the whole parish to be involved. Join us for brunch after the 10:30am service in Darlington Hall. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday Lenten Services in Harlem
During Lent, in place of our usual Celtic Eucharist on Wednesday night, we are participating in services with other parishes in Harlem. All services start at 7pm. If you prefer to go with fellow parishioners, we will Heavenly Rest at 6:30pm and travel together. Services will be followed by a simple Lenten supper.
Dates and Locations:
March 13 – St. Andrew’s (Fifth Avenue at 127th Street)
March 20 – Cathedral Congregation of St. Saviour (1047 Amsterdam Avenue)
March 27 – St. Ambrose (9 West 130th Street)
April 3– St. Edward the Martyr (14 East 109th Street)
April 10 – St. Philips (204 West 134th Street)
The services begin at 7pm and are followed by a meal. If you’d like to travel as a group, please meet at church by 6:30pm. Our normal Celtic Eucharist will resume on May 1.

Pilgrimage Prayer Partners 
Thanks to everyone who signed up to be a Pilgrimage Prayer Partner during Lent. We have a total of 21 pairs! If you couldn’t make the brunch last week, but would still like to sign up, email Anne Marie at amwitchger@heavenlyrest.orgwith questions.

Lenten Reflection Book
Download or purchase a hardcopy ($10) of our 2019 Lenten Reflection Book, Pilgrimage: Discovery, Discomfort, Devotion. Heavenly Rest’s Jerusalem pilgrims have shared photos, drawings,reflections, and passages from the devotional materials used on the pilgrimage.

Bike Pilgrimage
As part of our Lenten Pilgrimage theme, we will be taking a pilgrimage on bikes! On Sunday, March 24, at 1pm we’ll be biking twelve miles throughout Manhattan visiting four other Episcopal churches to pray the Stations of the Cross, ending up at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to see the Sanctuary exhibit. The ride is limited to twenty people of at least 14 years of age. Please RSVP to Cindy:

Lenten Night Prayer in the Nave
During the season of Lent, we are moving Night Prayer into the Nave. Invite a friend to join us for the last prayers of the day in our beautiful candlelit sanctuary on Sunday evenings at 7pm, starting on March 10.

Community Eucharist & Agape Meal
Join us on Wednesday, April 17 at 5pm for an inclusive community Eucharist. We will sing, pray, and engage in interactive reflections on Jesus’ life. Families with young children are especially invited to this intergenerational service! Afterwards, we will share a simple supper.

Heavenly Rest on Flickr
Interested in seeing photographs of everything happening at Heavenly Rest? Check out our Flickr page here. Everything from the Luminary Dinner and Outreach Services Day to Sunday Explorations and this Thursday’s Evensong Celebration has been photographed by our gifted parishioner, Angela James! You can download the photos for free, so please make use of this resource. Thank you to Angela for creating a photographic archive of our parish life.
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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.