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Scherr Piece Premieres at Heavenly Rest Concert

A world premiere by Dr. Bernard Scherr, professor of music theory and composition at Hardin-Simmons University, will be part of a concert on Sunday, April 11, at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest. The church’s Chamber Music Concert Series begins at 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Sunday’s concert, “Baroque ‘N’ Modern,” will feature Dr. David Amlung,

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AIC Explores Swahili Service in Virtual Program

Like many other organizations, the Abilene Interfaith Council has been meeting virtually since its programming year began in September. The latest program is a video interview with the Rev. Bikole Malunda and members of the Swahili language worship service that is held on Sunday afternoons at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest. The video includes some of the service,

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An Opening Prayer

By LORETTA FULTON School starts in Abilene Aug. 24, but a bunch of children got a head start Sunday when they received blessings in special services held at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest and at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. “Are y’all ready to pray together?” David Romanik, rector at Heavenly Rest, asked as children and their parents filed

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REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE

Editor’s Note: The following post first was printed in Lay Reader, a newsletter published by the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, where David Romanik is rector. It is republished here with permission from the author.  By DAVID ROMANIK This summer saw the release of a film called “Yesterday,” which imagined what it would be like if only one person

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SHINING LIGHT IN DARKNESS

By LORETTA FULTON “No kids in cages!” one sign screamed. Another quoted a Bible scripture. Another Dietrich Bonhoeffer. An atheist got in his remarks too, with a sign urging action, not prayer. No matter the religious, non-religious, or polical beliefs, the approximately 100 people gathered Friday evening, July 12, for a Lights for Liberty rally in front of City Hall

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