HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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OFFICIAL WELCOME: You've probably noticed a new face joining us during the week for morning prayer and on Sundays. We are happy to announce that Rev. Ruth Pattison is now an official part of the HI team and will work with our clergy as the Associate for Creative Ministries! Check out our official letter to the parish by clicking HERE

SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: Join us live at 10AM for our virtual Sunday worship. Every video is uploaded to Facebook and Youtube so that anyone can watch and participate, so check them out.

PLEASE NOTE!: We have set up a digital bulletin for Sunday worship. To view or to print, please click HERE You can also download/print the Sunday lessons document by clicking HERE Look below for more useful resources...


Re-gathering In God's Time

When the church staff left the offices on Thursday, March 12 to start a purported two-week shutdown, I thought we would take a nice pause, refocus on our ministries, and jump back just in time for Holy Week and Easter. Now we are almost four full months into a pandemic that shows no signs of abating...

To read our Rector's latest letter to HIEC, click HERE

JOIN US FOR FORMATION VIA ZOOM: Holy Innocents want to invite you to get back into the swing of things by offering adult formation via Zoom! We will meet right after Sunday worship. Get more info HERE

VIRTUAL PRAYER GATHERINGS: Join us for morning prayer Monday - Friday at 9AM. 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

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Our friend Rev. Kenya has put together a list of resources to deepen our knowledge and our commitment to justice and reconciliation amongst God's people. For more info, please click HERE

SMALL GROUPS REMINDER: Even though social distancing is still in effect for HIEC, we can still gather and feel the comfort of community, virtually! Many of our small groups are still meeting! Check out the groups and contact info by clicking HERE

KC Crewdson, a true child of the parish, will be going to seminary this Fall! We invite our parish to pray for her as well as donate to a seminarian fund the church has created to help offset the costs of studying and living in the Big Apple. Learn more by clicking HERE

RECTOR'S BIBLE STUDY: Rev. Bill will host a ZOOM Bible study on the Gospel of John every Wednesday from 12-12:40PM. The hope is to share some information and teaching for 15-20 minutes and open for questions and discussion for 15 minutes. To take part, please click HERE

While we practice social distancing and do a lot of our shopping online, don't forget to add Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church as the recipient of your AmazonSmile donations. Every time you shop with AmazonSmile, HI gets a .5% donation of every eligible purchase! This past quarter HIEC received a donation total of $52.47. To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of $644.85 to Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church and over $183 million to all charities. Pretty cool right? Sign up by clicking HERE

This week we are beginning a 3-week children’s bible study series about race, prejudice, culture, and empathy. This will be a live Bible study through Zoom so please let me know that you are joining in, and I will make sure that you get connected! In this series, we will look at a few stories from the Bible and talk about how race, prejudice, culture, and empathy play a part in each with the goal of understanding that the world is full of diversity and we are all created in the image of God! Join us on Sunday evenings in July at 6:30PM (July 12, 19, & 26).
Contact: Renee Stephens

This is a very odd and difficult time for our community. To help bring some summer joy and show some extra support from the HIEC family, Megan is driving to the homes of our children and youth to hang out, take a walk, play games, or just sit and talk! If you would like a social distancing and safe visit from Megan for your family, please email her directly.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink 

The youth have live Bible study every Wednesday on Zoom that explores the Gospel of Matthew and its significance for our society today! Middle schoolers meet from 4:30-5:30PM and can use the ID 818-9709-2447 to log into Zoom. High schoolers meet from 7:30-8:30PM and can use the ID 853-4043-4830. Join Megan and the youth group as they dive into God’s Word and keep God the center of this stressful, crazy time!
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

CHILDREN'S GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Children PreK-5th graders are invited to join our google classroom! Covid-19 has caused huge disruption to our schedules and traditions but we want to regain some normalcy and stay connected to each other and our faith.  In our children’s ministry classroom you'll find materials to have chapel and Sunday school from the comfort of your home plus other fun things to keep us encouraged in Christ. Go to classroom.google.com and enter class code ly3f4ha to get connected. Log in at least once a week and scroll through the “stream” to see what’s been added!
Contact: Renee Stephens

This coming Sunday, July 12, we welcome guest organist, Dr. Nicole Marane. Dr. Marane is the Director of Music and Organist at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church which is directly down the road from us on Mt. Vernon. In 2010 Nicole graduated with her Doctorate of Musical Arts (Performance and Literature – Organ) from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), where she was a student of the renowned organist, Professor David Higgs. She served as the Eastman Organ Department’s General Administrative Assistant and David Higgs Teaching Assistant for three years and was a recipient of a Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize for excellence in teaching. Nicole completed her Master of Music Degree at Eastman in 2003 and held graduate assistantships in both the Harpsichord and Sacred Music programs. In 2004, Nicole earned first prize in two major competitions: the Miami International Organ Competition and the John Rodland Memorial Scholarship Competition for church musicians. In 2008 Nicole competed as a semi-finalist in the National Young Artists Competition of Organ Performance. An accomplished performer, Nicole has performed and presented solo organ recitals throughout the world including at prestigious venues such as St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), St. Giles’ Cathedral (Edinburgh), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), St. James Cathedral (Toronto), St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York City), Sydney Town Hall and Melbourne Town Hall (Australia).

Our music director Dr. Vogt is proud to announce his work with his esteemed colleagues from Spelman Collage'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


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. Our curator and committee 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 Scot, Lee Schwieger, Jane Chandler, Michael Knight, Charlotte Walker, Carolyn Yost, friends of parishioners including Sawyer Josey, 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, Alex Brady, 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, John O’Brien, brother in law of Judy Kirkman, Eudelle Paul, mother of Rusty Paul, Betty Creekmuir, mother of Bill Creekmuir, John Thompson, brother in law of Peter and Elizabeth Baylis, Jan and Richard DuBois, friend of Nancy Warner, Angela Shropshire, friend of Nancy and Alan Tiegreen, Jovan and Othine Garner, parents of Alesa McArthur, Mariah Nunn, mother of Toni Nunn, Ginny, mother of Joy Savula, Carolyn Binney, aunt of Greg Binney, Richard Burge, friend of Joe and Anne Sullivan, Tim Thompson, son of Elizabeth Thompson, Catherine Wallace, grandmother of Kenya Thompson, Diane McCrory, mother of Marcie Ernst, Keith Barthelmeus, son of Janet Wilson, Randy Quintrell, friend of Kathie Larkin, Kate Harlan, friend of Kathie Larkin, Andras-Thomas family, friends of Kathie Larkin, Pat Thomson, friend of Kathie Larkin, Clare Teague, daughter of Charlotte Walker, Ree Bruno, friend of Renee Peyton.

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 and 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:

(7/1) Peter Hardin Elizabeth Mooney, Harper Preston, Jean Ward (7/2) Thomas Orton (7/3) John Kaltenbach, Randy Yanda (7/4) Anne Summerlin, Margaret Wilson (7/5) Carolyn Kirkland, Jeffrey McMullen (7/6) Carrie Bornholm, Miriam Ferrel, Florence Perusse, Anne Saunders, Alan Tiegreen, Albert Vacca (7/7) Audrey Farnham, Stephen Hyser

(7/8) Emily Hoyt (7/9) Anna Devine, Grace Laney, Reta Peery, Pat Schneider (7/10) Ryan Graham, Justin Mitchell, Eva Moffat, linda Spitzer (7/11) phyliss Brassey, George Christman, Nicholas Menefee, Jennifer Morris, Leslie Terrell (7/12) John Harris (7/13) Elizabeth Watts (7/14) Mary Best, Dean Seaborn

(7/15) Kathryn Ray, Austin Saylor, Andrew Wouters (7/16) Neal Allen, Kristen Daughdril, Connie Davison, James Peters (7/17) Esther Ebere, Hamilton Henson (7/18) Jennifer Alexander, Sean Arnold, Kensington Nichols, Brennan Owen, Marion Rivers, Katherine Vaky (7/19) Eliza Alexander, Thomas Brown, George Habersetzer, Thomas Kelly, Nancy Ray, Suzan Smith (7/20) Benjamin Borden, Audrey Risley, Bryan Russel (7/21) Paula Moore, Rosalie Ortman, Olivia Sugg, Daniel Warner 

(7/23) William Brown, Rebecca Neece, Christian Terrell, Kelly Winer (7/24) Olivia Moore, Virginia Reticker, M. Thomas (7/25) Robert Crosby (7/26) Henry Christman, Walter Christman, Catherine Hutto, Amy Laroway, Lynne Voelker, Charlotte Walker (7/27) Patricia Binford, Jeffrey Block, Peggy Clarke, Charles Corbett, Maggie McMullen, Rosie Newton, Mary Reticker (7/28) Kathryn Griffith, Michael Nahmias (7/29) Luke Binney, Richard Bowers, Reinhardt Carlson, Emily Crouch, Ramsey Maguro (7/30) Krista Schick (7/31) Avery Downs, Helga Lemoine, Henry Ortman