The Grace of Summer Abundance | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Belief | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

As Christians we are called to live a life of faith. When we have faith in Jesus Christ we are saying that we trust Him, that our life belongs to Him. That we may not know what lies ahead, but we know that He is there. As we journey through Mark’s Gospel we see many people responding in faith to Jesus and His works and words. This is what we do, we hear, we read, we follow Jesus. He amazes us by what we see in Him – his love, sacrifice, mercy, grace and hope….

The Grace of Summer Abundance | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Joyful Commission | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

June is a month of many celebrations. It is Pride Month, of course. Tomorrow is Juneteenth. Sunday is Father’s Day. Lots of high school and middle school graduations happen in June, and this month in the church calendar is filled with commemorations of saints, martyrs and disciples. The Church of the Holy Apostles gathered for our own celebration last Sunday, as we returned to worshipping together in our beautiful, sacred building….

The Grace of Summer Abundance | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

New Beginnings | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

This Sunday we will resume in-person Sunday worship at Holy Apostles, a sign of what so many of us have been starting to experience in our lives as we slowly emerge from the pandemic: new beginnings. With many new beginnings there is great excitement and hopefulness — and our current beginning is no different. We are excited to be physically with folks we’ve only communicated with virtually for so long. We anticipate a return to some kind of normalcy. We hope that everything will suddenly be better, whatever “better” means to each of us….

The Grace of Summer Abundance | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Present Presence | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

If you pass by the gate at the entrance to the Holy Apostles courtyard on 9th Avenue on any given day around the beginning of May, you will encounter a large lilac bush. There are many beautiful plants in our garden and on our grounds, and this flowering tree is truly a jewel in that crown. When in bloom it is startlingly beautiful—healthy, gorgeous purple flowers—and the scent is incredible. You can smell the lilacs from more than six feet away….

The Grace of Summer Abundance | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Allow Jesus Into Your Life | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

Nicodemus who was a Pharisee a leader of the Jews, knowing that Jesus was a teacher who had come from God questions Jesus when He said, “Very truly, I tell, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old?

Sometimes, like it was for Nicodemus, we come to Jesus and do not find the answers we think we will find, but find instead more questions. We encounter scripture and discover it doesn’t necessarily say what we think it says, or what the world has told us it says….

The Grace of Summer Abundance | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Yay! | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

It was one of those days. Yes, the sun was shining and yes, the energy at the Soup Kitchen was up and positive. Still, stress was in the air. A couple of staff members were out unexpectedly. Some necessary supplies had not arrived in a timely manner. The phones and the internet service were fading in and out, which made it difficult to get any office work accomplished. It was frustrating, as only the days when it’s impossible to complete any single task can be.

The Grace of Summer Abundance | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Holy Spirit Panagram | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Every once in a while, when I am waiting on a line or have a break that’s long enough to allow for focus but too short to really accomplish anything, I go to the Games section of the New York Times and play Spelling Bee. The object of Spelling Bee is to take seven assigned letters and make as many words of four letters or more as possible. Six of the letters are arranged, honey-comb style around a center letter, which has to be used in every word…


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Church of the Holy Apostles

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Founded in 1844, with a focus on social activism and the desire for social justice.

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Soup Kitchen & Pantry

Nourishing hungry New Yorkers since 1982 in an atmosphere of respect and hospitality.

Daily meal service

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Meal outreach

Distributing bagged breakfasts and lunches throughout Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.

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Pantry Program

Providing fresh and nutritious groceries to food-insecure New Yorkers.

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Bridging generations and building community over a monthly family style meal.

Social Support

Meeting basic needs, stabilizing lives, and supporting individuals and families to achieve their goals.


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