Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
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We are a Christian community of faith rooted in the Anglican tradition. Empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament, we seek to know the reconciling love of God and to share that love with others.


As a community of faith centered in God through liturgy and Christian Practice, the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest exists to:


CARE for members of all ages and stages of life.

SHARE God’s inclusive and healing love with all people.

CREATE opportunities to grow in Christ.

SERVE the church, the community, and the world.



What do you believe?

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, and both our worship and our mission are in Christ’s name. In Jesus, we find that the nature of God is love, and through baptism, we share in his victory over sin and death. We rely on the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as well as the Book of Common Prayer, which unites all Episcopal Churches in a shared life of prayer and sacraments. Find out more here.



Will I have to introduce myself in church?

No. Members of our Welcome Team or other volunteers will provide welcome materials to first-time guests during the service. We do not ask guests to stand and introduce themselves, but hope they will share their contact information on our visitor’s cards so we can connect with you after your visit.



Where do I go when I get there?

Friendly greeters will welcome you at the west and north entrances and provide you with a pew sheet and insert to participate in worship. Fellowship time at 9:15 a.m. with the clergy provides you with an intimate opportunity to ask questions about the Church.



May I participate in communion?

All baptized Christians, including children, are invited to share in Holy Communion. Gluten-free wafers are available upon request. Those who are not baptized are invited to come forward and receive a blessing. If you are interested in being baptized, please speak to one of the clergy after the service.



Do you have Sunday school?

Yes. There are classes for all ages. Visit the Christian Education pages for more information about Sunday School activities for adults and youth.



Do you have a nursery?

Yes. Our nursery provides care for infants through 24 months; children 24 months or older are provided nursery care in a separate space. Sunday School opportunities for children begin at age 3. The nursery is available Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until the 10:45 a.m. service ends, and during special events. Nursery employees are experienced childcare workers who create a safe, nurturing environment for all children.



Do you have any services during the week?

Yes. Heavenly Rest has Holy Eucharist with Healing each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and conducts morning prayer each weekday at 8 a.m.


STJES Chapel w/Clergy Wednesday, Jun 26 - All Day
Holy Eucharist Healing Service Wednesday, Jun 26 @ 5:30 PM
Parish Choir Rehearsal Wednesday, Jun 26 @ 6:30 PM
Thursday Bible Study Thursday, Jun 27 @ 9:30 AM
Outreach Committee Meeting Thursday, Jun 27 @ 12:00 PM

June 23, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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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