SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: Join us live on Facebookand Youtube at 10 AM for our virtual Sunday worship. Check for an email from HIEC for direct links to the service as well as formation info and other online resources.
PLEASE NOTE!: We have set up a digital bulletin to follow along with during this Sunday worship service! To view or print, please click HERE Don't forget to also review and print Sunday lessons by clicking HERE Look below for more useful resources...
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER ONLINE HYMNs
SUNDAY SERMON: Every week, a member of our clergy or our seminarian write and recite their sermons for our congregation to listen to and reflect on the reading for that Sunday. Check out this past Sunday's sermon video by clicking HERE
DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US FOR THIS WEEKEND'S ANNUAL MEETING: There is no adult formation this week! We hope you will tune in to this Sunday's Virtual Annual Meeting on Zoom. More info HERE
This Sunday, January 24 will be our very first Virtual Annual Meeting! Join us after Sunday worship for an in-depth meeting with our Rector and church leadership regarding where we are now and where we hope to be as we begin our journey into 2021. More info can be found HERE
PAY THE CHECK FORWARD: We are pleased to announce that Holy Innocents’ has joined the #PayTheCheckForward campaign! This national campaign encourages individuals to donate a portion of their $600 stimulus check to a local charity or non-profit. Donors then support the national campaign by posting a photo (and some personal thoughts) about their donation on their Facebook or Instagram accounts, using the hashtag #PayTheCheckForward. Special thanks to Howard Clark and Don Hackney for recommending this program to us. If you are in a position to do so, we ask that you prayerfully consider making a donation of some portion of your stimulus check (or otherwise make a donation) to support Holy Innocents' during this campaign. We are working to pay down our $2.4 million mortgage – so any and all donations will help lower our debt payments. You can donate by clicking HERE
2021 VESTRY NOMINATIONS: We are proud to present this year's vestry nominations! Meet our nominees by clicking HERE
ASH WEDNESDAY DRIVE-THRU: HIEC is hosting a drive-thru Ash Wednesday on February 17 from 5:30-6:30 PM in the church front parking lot where Rev. Bill will carefully sprinkle ashes on our drive-thru participants. Included in this event is the receiving of a “Lent in a bag” from those HIEC youth planning to attend the Greece pilgrimage this upcoming summer. These bags will include Lent-focused activities and devotions for all ages that will help your family navigate the time of Lent from your own home. We are asking for a donation of $10/bag that will go toward the Greece pilgrimage this summer. RSVP for your bag by clicking HERE
FRIDAY FIRES WITH REV RUTH: You are invited to join Rev. Ruth around the fire on Fridays during the season of Epiphany! We will gather at the fire pit behind Christ Chapel during two time slots (10 AM-11 AM or 11 AM-12 PM) starting this Friday, January 15 as well as Friday, January, 22, 29, February 5, 12. RSVP is required to attend. More info and registration form can be found HERE
DELAYED DECEMBER NEWSLETTER: We realize that many of you may have not received your copy of the December issue of “The Good News” as the postal service is having unprecedented delays lately, especially around the holidays. An electronic version can be viewed above. We hope that the January issue will be in your mailbox soon. Thank you for understanding!
VIRTUAL PRAYER GATHERINGS: Join us for morning prayer Monday - Friday at 9 AM. These videos are available to watch on Facebook and Youtube so that anyone can participate. Join us!
PLEASE NOTE!: You can view or download our Morning Prayer bulletin by clicking HERELook below for links to more useful resources...
Book of Common PrayerSatucket Lectionary MISSION ST. CLARE - DAILY OFFICE
EVENING PRAYER WITH HANNAH: Join Hannah Kelly on Monday nights at 7 PM for weekly evening prayer. She will lead the praying of compline online via Zoom! The service should take about 30 minutes. There's no need to sign up or commit to every week; please drop in whenever you are available! More info HERE
IN NEED OF A DONOR - A MESSAGE FROM MELODY CANNON (FORMER HIEC TEACHER): When I retired this year, after forty plus years of teaching, I knew I would miss the daily buzz and hum of the students, but I was also looking forward to connecting with old friends, traveling, and maybe even taking a brush at painting. All that changed in a day when I was diagnosed with total renal failure. Devastated. I am now faced with dialysis three times a week and the challenge of finding a living kidney donor or not being able to watch my grandchildren grow into adults. I have learned that the process of being on the transplant list for a kidney is daunting and can be accompanied by a nine to ten year waiting period, so I am reaching out for a living donor. If you or anyone you know would be willing to donate a kidney for me or for anyone else in need, please contact the kidney transplant coordinator at Piedmont Hospital at 404-605-4930, or visit the Living Donor page for more info HEREor take the Living Donor questionnaire HERE I can also be contacted by email to answer questions. I realize 2020 has been incredibly challenging in so many ways for so many people and this is a lot to consider, but I hope you will or that you will share with your family and friends. I pray that 2021 will bring health and happiness to each and every one of us.
Contact: Melody Cannon
HEALING BEGINS WITH US: Last November, Bishop Wright discussed 9 important things we can do as individuals to help heal our nation on WABE’s “Closer Look.” Listen to the full interview from our Bishop HERE or watch a short clip listing the "9 things" by clicking play on the video above.
VACCINATION STATION: Vaccination sites have begun to open up in Georgia. It is imperative that those in our community who are most at risk schedule their appointment as soon as possible. You can find a list of current vaccinations sites by county on the GA Department of Public Health website by clicking HERE
CATHEDRAL ANTIQUE SHOW - REIMAGINED: The Cathedral Antiques Show goes virtual! Please join us online on January 21 – 23! Net proceeds benefit City of Refuge, an important organization helping individuals and families transition out of crisis. Services include meals, childcare, education, safe housing, and vocational training for victims of sex trafficking, homelessness, and more, all under one roof. Tickets and more info found by clicking HERE
EYC BIBLE STUDY: All youth are invited to hang out by the Frost fire pit from 6-7 PM on Wednesday, February 3. We will dive into the Word of God and figure out how to use it to help us through these difficult times. Friends are always welcome but RSVPs and masks are required. Look for the RSVP link in the children/youth newsletter.
Contact: Megan Atkinson
YOUTH ULTIMATE TREASURE HUNT/SUNDAY SCHOOL PICK-UP: It’s time to put your skills to the test... All youth are invited to our ultimate treasure hunt on Saturday, February 6 from 10-11 AM! We will meet in the front parking lot to explain the game and divide up into teams. Then our teams will head off to see who can find the treasure first. We will meet back in the front lot once the game is over and will close with a quick meditation and prayer. This event will also serve as our Sunday school bag pick-up for the months of both February and March. Don’t miss this! RSVP is required.
Contact: Megan Atkinson
FEB/MARCH SUNDAY SCHOOL PICK-UP: Come and pick up your Sunday school supplies on Saturday, February 6 from 10-11 AM and stay to participate in a junior Olympics competition! Children will meet at the back playground and compete in obstacle courses and sports activities. You don't want to miss this :)
Contact: Renee Stephens
OUTREACH THANK YOU: Our first Giving Day in November was a big success. Thank you to all who have generously contributed to help meet the needs of others this holiday season. 250 turkey dinners for Thanksgiving were delivered to our neighbors in Sandy Springs, in partnership with Solidarity Pantry with the support of Inspire Brands. Additionally, more than 250 pecan pies were donated by generous community members. Also, 57 children’s coats were collected for the Lake Forest Elementary School coat drive. The Men of Holy Innocents’ continue to provide breakfast to the Saturday students at Horizons. We are grateful to be part of such a generous community!
INTERFAITH MUSICAL COLLABORATION: Our music director Dr. Vogt is proud to announce his work with his esteemed colleagues from Spelman College's Glee Club on a new composition and choral collaboration of the hymn "Lift Every Voice!" Read more about this exciting project and the group's plan to premiere this great musical undertaking in February 2022 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, Shiranne Simmons, Estelle Scott, Bud Dayries, Dede Callahan, Don Plunkett, Caryn Bains, friends of parishioners including Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson, Phil Pressly, brother of Frank Pressly, Joe Watkins, friend of Libby Lindsay, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst, Jan Sutton, mother of Steve Kibler, Mary Beth Totten, friend of Mike Shortal, John O’Brien, brother in law of Judy Kirkman, Bobby Calabrese, Betty Creekmuir, mother of Bill Creekmuir, Richard Dubis, friend of Nancy Warner, Angela Shropshire, friend of Nancy Tiegreen, Jovan and Othine Garner, parents of Alesa McArthur, Mariah Nunn, mother of Toni Nunn, Carolyn Binney, aunt of Greg Binney, Richard Burge, friend of Joe and Anne Sullivan, Kate Harlan, friend of Kathie Larkin, Andras-Thomas family, friends of Kathie Larkin, Pat Thomson, friend of Kathie Larkin, David Albrecht, cousin of Chris Weinstein, Tim Thompson, son of Elizabeth Thompson, Gus Croom, friend of Lynn Crovatt, Julie Rossi, friend of Nic Aubuchon, Richard Patricio, friend of Nic Aubuchon, Dennis, friend of Connie Davison, Charlotte Roland, cousin of Robin Hickey, Ann and John Thompson, sister and brother in law of Peter Baylis, Braxton Weidman, friend of Jessie Murray, Butch Johnson, friend of Liza Avery, Glenn Hoffman, brother of Cliff Hoffman, Art Brook, brother of Jeannie McCutcheon, Amy Dayries, Frances Daniel, mother of Jan Stewart.
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: 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 the 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:
(1/1) Marti Aaron, Scott Burba, Susan Searles, Matt Winer (1/2) Terrell Johnson, Ty Miller, Pam Rivers (1/3) William Cantrell, Don Silva (1/4) Cailtin Bozarth, Thomas Brown, Charles Combs, Hudson Downs, Thomas McKinstry, Sunni Newton, Nancy Norris, Maureen Otness, Lever Stewart (1/5) Margaret Crewdson, Nate Martin, William Scarborough, Melissa Waller (1/6) Elizabeth Appleby, Susan Faulk, Fox Ferrel, Elijah Linley Roth, Cliff Longley (1/7) Anna Marie Fulbright, Richie Sokolowski
(1/8) Suellen Morse, Geoffrey Porter (1/9) Nolan Daily, Anna North, Bayne Tippins (1/10) Anne Moore, Marc Wilson (1/11) Jimmy Daniel, Jackson Kelly, Delaney Miller, Paul Murphy, Celine Reynolds, Don Shapleigh, Emily Stockert (1/12) Robbie Gordon, Molly Graham, Will Perry (1/13) Mary Daily (1/14) Lynne Eckman, Adrienne Hobbs, Scott Loux, Allison McLeod, Carly Pittman
(1/15) Jim McCutchen, Brenda Simpson (1/16) Greer McLeod (1/17) Bob Greer (1/18) Janie Gurley, Jared Saussy, Charles Scarborough, Leigh Scarborough, Ken Strassner, Taylor Voelker (1/19) Bruce Levitt (1/20) Paul Kiel, Ian Olsen (1/21) John Crawford
(1/22) Luke Barber, John Coleman, Amanda Peckham (1/23) John Cleveland, Claire Fanning, Caroline Hunger, Dylan Thomas, Graham Thomas (1/24) Lindsey Downs, Graham Kelly, Heather Preston (1/25) Bill Bentz (1/26) Tami Crewdson, Mike Ernst, Jennifer Nichols (1/27) Kyllan Kershaw, Shawn McCrystal (1/28) Diane Barton, Barbara Block, William Ericson, Mei Landskroener, Margaret Laroway, Robin Perry, Maryn Rhea (1/29) James Waller, Mary Katherine Willis (1/30) Heidi Newman (1/31) Walker Alexander, Malcolm Sutter