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The Apostolic Mixtape: The Defiant Humanity of Paul and Alexander Hamilton

The Apostolic Mixtape: The Defiant Humanity of Paul and Alexander Hamilton
Created on Wednesday, November 6
Of all the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton’s legacy is one of the most complicated. Though was a prolific writer, public servant, and deeply influential thinker, he was also prone to rage, courted scandal, and refused to let grudges die, which infamously ...

Music Discernment Report

Music Discernment Report
Created on Tuesday, October 15
October 15, 2019   Dear People of Heavenly Rest,   This summer, members of Heavenly Rest gathered to engage in a process of discernment about the music program at the parish. Over the course of six sessions, we discussed the purpose of music in ...

Sitting on Stewardship

Sitting on Stewardship
Created on Thursday, October 10
by Mitsi Willard   I’ve been thinking a lot about chairs lately. When I first came on staff as the Director of Children’s Ministries in 2017, the committee responsible for renovating the upper Parish House made the decision to purchase new furniture for ...

Part of God’s Story

Part of God’s Story
Created on Thursday, October 10
by David Romanik   Upon returning from a conference a few weeks ago, I found an unusually large stack of mail in by mailbox. As I sorted through the correspondence, I found materials addressed to the Reverend David Puckett, the Reverend Scott Mayer, the ...

Scholar in Residence

Scholar in Residence
Created on Thursday, October 10
  During the week of October 20, Heavenly Rest will welcome Sarah Ruden as its first-ever “scholar in residence.” Ruden is a prolific writer who has created fresh and illuminating translations of some of civilization’s most important texts. In recent ...

Bishop Mayer statement on mass shooting in Odessa

Created on Monday, September 2
Bishop Scott Mayer has issued this statement in the wake of the mass shooting in Odessa: ------------------- And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34).   The first words ...

Annual Report 2018

Created on Friday, February 15
If you missed our Annual Meeting, you can still view our annual report. Please click the link below: Annual Report 2018

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.

Gerhart Hall Slideshow

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

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Office Closed Monday, Jan 20 - All Day
Breakfast On Beech Street Monday, Jan 20 @ 5:30 AM
African Congregation Meeting Monday, Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM
EFM Meeting Monday, Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Cub Scouts Monday, Jan 20 @ 6:30 PM

January 5, 2020
Sunday, January 05, 2020
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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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