HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC


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8AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15AM - 
Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6PM -
Contemplative Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

We Welcome Six New Staff Members

Since May, the staff of Holy Innocents’ has added 6 new faces. To be clear, we have added 6 folks to reach a total of 14 staff, full and part time. Most of them have arrived in the summer and had some time to prepare for the Fall and our ministries...

To read more, click HERE

Our Sunday sermons are uploaded every Tuesday to our website. (There may be exceptions on Sundays when technical difficulties get the better of us!) Click HERE for our latest audio upload, and share with your friends!

FORMATION & FAITH FORUMS: Adult Formation takes place on Sunday mornings, August through May from 10-11AM. Check out more info and descriptions of HI’s offerings by clicking HERE


Our friends 
Chefs Blake and Nikki are offering a free cooking class to the Holy Innocents’ community on Saturday, September 21 from 11AM-1PM. Limited to just 20 participants, you will learn to make hand-rolled pasta from scratch - Ricotta & Butternut Squash Raviolis with Creamy Parmesan Brown Butter Sauce. Aprons will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own wine/beverages to enjoy as you learn to cook, then dine on what you create. Class will meet in Parish Hall. Come Eat Well, Live Well & Be Well with Chefs Blake & Nikki! RSVP by Wednesday, September 18 by clicking HERE

HIEC 2050... NEXT STEPS: HIEC 2050 team invites you to participate in the next step on our shared journey to re-imagine the future of Holy Innocents’. We have analysed your data from the parish survey and have developed six opportunity areas that map our path forward. On September 22, we will share opportunity areas 4, 5, and 6. Please plan on attending both sessions. Come and see how we will shape our future together!

Our parishioners are cordially invited to our Second-Half Luncheon on Wednesday, September 25 starting at 11:30AM. Learn a little history about the city of Buckhead, Oakland Cemetary, and the notable Atlantans buried there from Buckhead Heritage Executive Director Richard Waterhouse! Cost is $9/person. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling Melody McNeil at (404)255-4023. See you then!
Contact: Melody McNeil 

Want to make new friends or renew acquaintances?  The purpose of Foyers is to get to know fellow parishioners in a small group setting, usually a simple dinner. After the sign-up period is complete (October 13),  groups of between 6 and 8 are formed. Each group will have a starting host couple (or two singles) who will host the first dinner based. At each get together, plans for who will host the next are made and a date set. Everyone is expected to host one event during the year, and each group determines the best time for their gatherings. Check the front desk for a sign-up sheet and brochure with complete details. For more info, email Phyllis Weisser at or call at 770-560-2561.

MEN OF HI’S LOW COUNTRY BOIL: The Men of HI invite you for great food, fun, and fellowship at their annual Low Country Boil on Sunday, October 27 starting at 6:30PM. The cost is $25 and includes food and drink. The manly camaraderie is priceless. RSVP before Oct 21 by clicking HERE
Contact: Charles Crosby


All kids in PreK-5th grade are invited to HI's Wednesday Night GLOW. These are fun gatherings with snacks, faith based discussions, as well as fun games and projects for kids to enjoy! Our next get together is this Wed, September 18 from 6-7PM in the Parish Hall drama room. Join us! (Note, this date has changed from the GLOW pamphlet!)
Contact: Renee Stephens

Our high school youth are going on their first fall retreat to High Falls State Park from Saturday, Oct 5-Sunday, Oct 6! Price is only $50/youth! We will leave the church at 10AM and be back around 12:30PM the next day. Youth will need to bring their own sleeping bags and tents as we will be group camping at a beautiful spot. We will have corn hole, roast s'mores, go hiking, and grill out! Friends always welcome. Register by clicking HERE

SIGN UP FOR HIYB TODAY!: Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, in partnership with the HIES basketball programs, is excited to once again sponsor the 2019-2020 Holy Innocents’ Youth Basketball league. Boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to sign up for HIYB where kids can sharpen their skills as well as have great fun with friends. Cost is $195, but parents receive a $25 discount if they volunteer with our league! The deadline to register your child is Nov 1.  For questions or concerns, please email Patrick Gluesing. Register today by clicking HERE
Contact:Patrick Gluesing

YOUTH FORMATION SIGN-UP: This year is full of exciting offsite events for our youth! If you have a youth (ages 11-17) who is interested in attending any of these events or Sunday school, please download and print the form by clicking HERE This permission is required for any offsite events throughout the year. Please fill it out now so you will not have to later on in the year!

BRING YOUR OFFERING FOR CAC: Every Sunday HIEC parishioners make donations of clothes and food for CAC. These donations are placed in the wicker offering baskets outside the Nave entrance before the 9AM liturgy and presented with our offerings of bread, wine and pledges. Make this kind of giving a regular part of your worship at HIEC as we seek to make Sandy Springs a holier place for all God’s children. Donations are delivered to CAC each week by the Men of HI.

All are invited to attend HI's first Friends of Music concert for this 2019-2020 season on Sunday, September 22 featuring  the virtuosic voice talents of Atlanta native Indra Thomas. We begin at 7PM in the Nave. Join us afterwards for light refreshments as well as a meet and greet reception with our guest artist.
Contact: Dr. Sean Vogt

MEN OF HI'S 3RD FRIDAYS: The Men of HIEC meet every 3rd Friday from 7-8:15AM in Frost Youth Center. This is a great way to connect with the other guys in the parish. Join them on Friday, September 20 for the coffee and biscuits, stay for the camaraderie and lively discussions.
Contact: Karl Welsher

MEN'S OTHER FRIDAYS: Join the Men's Other Friday group for good conversation and coffee from 7-8:15AM in the Frost Youth Center. The men continue their discussion of Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor on Friday, September 27.
Contact: Allen Wallace

The Guild of Knitters gathers on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30PM and offer a chance for service to others as well as a time for socializing! Join them in the Parlor on October 3 for their next meeting. All skill levels are welcome :) For questions, please contact Kathie Larkin. 
Contact: Kathie Larkin

READING CONNECTIONS: The book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6PM. Our next meeting is October 7, and we will discuss the book Praying for Sheet Rock by Melissa Faye.

MEN'S DINNER & A BOOK: The next Men's Dinner and a Book meeting is Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30PM and the book is The Cotton Patch Evidence: the story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment by Dallas Lee. Karl Welsher is hosting at Jeremy Webber’s house. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

WOMEN'S WISDOM CIRCLE: The Women's Wisdom Circle meets on Monday mornings from 8:30-9:45AM (except holidays) in Inglett Hall. This is a great way to begin your week with quiet, insightful sharing, and frequent laughter.  To subscribe to our blog, click HERE!  For additional information, contact Abbie Hattauer ( or 516.652.6828).
Contact: Abbie Hattauer


The Ventulett Gallery, at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, is named for parishioner, architect, and artist Tom Ventulett. Designed by Ventulett as part of the church's 2012 renovation, the gallery has become a showcase for local and regional talent. Curator Susan Westmoreland and her committee consisting of Judie Jacobs, Peggy Stapleton, and Clara Blalock, continue to engage artists well in advance, making The Ventulett Gallery a most sought after venue in the Sandy Springs area. We are proud to be able to donate proceeds from the gallery fee to local and international outreach organizations.

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Visit the Ventulett Gallery website by clicking here

Please contact Melody McNeil with prayer requests. Names may remain on the Parish Prayer List for four weeks, and if requested are placed on the Intercessory Prayer List.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE IN NEED OF HEALING: Comfort and heal all those who are sick or who suffer in body, mind, or spirit including Laura Martin, Margaret Gardner, Shiranne Simmons, Estelle Scott, Ron Gill, Craig Wilson, Helen Martin, Lee Schwieger, Karen Steanson; friends and family including: Sawyer Josey, Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson, Phil Pressly, brother of Frank Pressly, Kevin O’Neill, friend of Linda Foster, Joe Watkins, friend of Libby Lindsay, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Kris Tiegreen, niece of Alan and Nancy Tiegreen, Alex Brady, Jen Giliberto, friend of Greg Binney,Clinton Goode, grandson of Frances Richardson, Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst, Jan Sutton, mother of Steve Kibler, Mary Beth Totten, friend of Mike Shortal, Peter Hoffman, friend of Mary Vaughan, Avery Stamps and family, friends of Nora McGee, John O’Brien, brother in law of Judy Kirkman, Eudelle Paul, mother of Rusty Paul, Lee Flowers, great nephew of Buddy Crawford, Bobby Calabrese; and those receiving communion at home.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY: Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women serving our nation at home and abroad including those in service to our country: Harrison Plunkett, Brandon Rudder, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, Charles Norris, Vaughn Moore, and Thomas Webber. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: We commend to your mercy all who have died including the Holy Innocents of our day, that your will for them may be fulfilled, and we pray that we may share with all of your saints in your eternal kingdom.

Loving and gracious God, we give you thanks for the gift of life and the gift of love, and for placing in our lives people with whom to share your love, especially those who are celebrating birthdays today and in the coming month:

(9/1) Lillian Amengual, Stacy Heerin (9/2) John Donnelly, Johnna Gadomski, Kathy Merkel, Edgar Pittman (9/3) Marilyn Abney, Julia Durst, Niall Durst, Nicole Durst, Young Kirkland, Virginia Mewborn, Dale Werner (9/4) Rachel McLaughlin (9/5) Peggy Farnham, Gibson Gray, Tonya Olson (9/6) Robert Best, Jack Gaines, Gabriela Garcia, Benjamin Laney, Gavin Olson (9/7) Susan Carpenter, Diane Clark, John Friedricks, Thomas Newton, Pierce Preston, Phil Sadler, Linda Shortal

(9/8) Ann Atwater, Daniel Carpenter, Margaret Hyser, Louise North, Catherine Parker (9/9) Jay Barber, John Foster, Karen Steanson (9/10) Mary Crewdson, Marzena Curtis, Mickey DeBardelaben, Kerri Limbeek, Blair Touzet (9/11) David Nahmias, Ava Pelletieri (9/12) Kimberly Ader, Sandra Bowers, John Bradley, George Jackson, Rebecca Shelly (9/13) Jay Barber, Anne Sullivan (9/14) Samuel Abney, Ricky Bowers, Catherine Johnson, Ian Johnson, Anna Morris, Margaret Strassner, Abby Warshauer

(9/15) Christopher Bell, Karen Hutto, Mary Perry, Carl Pirkle (9/16) Caroline Ford, Eric Hunger, Carolyn Pittman (9/17) Isabel Ericson, Max Ericson, Daniel McLaughlin, Donald Plunkett, Ann Smith, Benjamin Vise (9/18) Raymond Amengual, Ronald Tansill, Phyliss Weisser (9/19) Mary Carr, Terry Graham, Nicholas Hayden (9/20) Peggy Baer, Holly Baskette, Courtenay Eckardt, John Martin, William Sadio, Aiden Xie (9/21) Cameron Allen, William Allen, Mariah Gaudet, Laura Martin, William Thomas, John Ward

(9/22) Linda Foster, Carole Harrison, Bennett Kelly, Carolyn Kibler, Laurence Murphy, William Schwieger (9/23) William Cantrell, Richard Carpenter, Joseph Gadomski, Susan Kiel (9/24) Minachim Ebere, Peggy Edwards, Nan Henson, Molly Hyser, Ellen Orsey, Carrie Russell (9/25) Gretchen Binney, Anna Voss (9/26) Brianna Stewart (9/27) Penelope Elebash, Timothy Shapleigh (9/28) Jan Stewart, John Varner (9/29) Susan Bishop, Betty Bull, Jonathan Davis, Jason Owen, Beth Tarkington (9/30) Thomas Johnson