Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest

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April 2018 Lay Reader

Created on Friday, March 30
Click here for the April edition of the Lay Reader Newsletter!

St. John's Episcopal School now enrolling!

Created on Wednesday, March 28
St. John's Episcopal School is now enrolling EPK 2 through 5th Grade!   For 65 years, St. John’s Episcopal School has provided an enriched academic program that emphasizes the development of each child’s potential within a caring and Christian ...

Annual Report 2017

Created on Wednesday, January 24
Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report.

Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day

Created on Sunday, December 31
Due to Icy Weather conditions services are cancelled Sunday, Dec. 31.   Please read Father Doug Thomas' Sermon below.   First Sunday after Christmas Day: December 31, 2017   Scripture: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40...

Gerhart Hall Slideshow

Created on Wednesday, September 13
View the construction of Gerhart Hall from start to finish!   ...

Christian Discipleship Class

Created on Thursday, August 24
Join Rev. Dr. Doug Thomas and Sarah Dannemiller on Sunday mornings this fall for a class on Christian Discipleship. The first class will meet Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Lower Parish Hall.

Military Support Group

Created on Thursday, August 24
Heavenly Rest would like to re-establish our Military support group. If interested, you are invited to a planning meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the lower parish hall. Contact Rev. Amanda Watson at  This email address is being protected ...

Cradle Roll - A Class for Babies

Created on Thursday, August 24
This fall, Heavenly Rest is introducing Cradle Roll, a new class for the babies of the church! Katherine Kinnaman, member of Heavenly Rest, will lead this program. Cradle Roll is open to children ages six months to two years. The class will start with a unit ...

Campus Ministry

Created on Thursday, August 24
The local Universities are back in session and so is Campus Ministry! The group will resume meetings Thursday, August 31 and will meet each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Bishop Garrett Room. We encourage all college students to join this fellowship group. For ...

Diocese Newsletter

Created on Monday, April 18
Click here to view the Newsletter for the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas.


Morning Prayer Thursday, Apr 19 @ 8:00 AM
Bagpipes Thursday, Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM
Morning Prayer Friday, Apr 20 @ 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Sunday, Apr 22 @ 8:00 AM
Children's Sunday School Sunday, Apr 22 @ 9:15 AM

Easter 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest | ADDRESS: 602 Meander Street • Abilene, Texas 79602 PHONE: (325) 677-2091 |  Site by Church Website Design
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Welcome to Heavenly Rest



Welcome to Heavenly Rest! We are glad you are visiting our site and hope you will accept this invitation to become part of this faith community.  Together we seek to know the reconciling love of the God and share that love with everyone.  Beautiful worship, exquisite music, inclusive fellowship, generous outreach and excellent Christian education await you. We thank God that more and more people are making this church their spiritual home.  Feel the caring, sharing, creating and serving that God intended for your soul at Heavenly Rest.


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