Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest

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Letter from Father Luke

Created on Friday, January 5
Dearest Friends,   Sixteen years ago Meredith and I were married at Heavenly Rest and Abilene became a home away from home for us. Eight years ago you called me to make Abilene home and this began for me many years of warm friendships and shared ...

January 2018 Lay Reader

Created on Tuesday, January 2
Click here to view the January 2018 Lay Reader Newsletter!

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.


Staff Meeting Tuesday, Jan 23 @ 10:00 AM
Boy Scouts Tuesday, Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
AA Tuesday, Jan 23 @ 8:00 PM
Holy Eucharist with Healing Service Wednesday, Jan 24 @ 5:30 PM
Bagpipes Thursday, Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM

January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 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! 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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