SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
8AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
5PM - Misa en Espanol (Nave)
6PM - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
SUNDAY SERMONS AT HIEC: Our Sunday sermons are uploaded every Tuesday to our website. (There may be exceptions on Sundays when technical difficulties get the better of us!) To hear our latest audio upload and share with friends and family, please click HERE
THIS SUNDAY @ HIEC: There will be no adult, children, or youth formation this Sunday. Please don't forget to join us in the Nave for HI's Annual Meeting right after the 10AM service. During our meeting we will hear from staff and clergy, as well as vote for our new vestry members. Join us afterwards for lunch! The church will provide lunch from Dreamland BBQ and beverages. We ask parishioners to bring sides and dessert!
Last names A-M: please bring side dish
Last names N-Z: please bring dessert. Thanks!
UPDATE!: The holiday gift card drive to support Emmaus House 2019 Christmas programs was a huge success. HI parishioners helped raise $2950 in gift cards! A big thank you to all that supported this worthy outreach event!
SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE: HIEC will offer a training class for Safeguarding God's People on Wednesday, January 29 from 9AM-1PM. This training is a diocesan requirement and mandated by the national Episcopal Church. All church employees and volunteers are required to attend. Fill out the registration form and indicate that you will attend the Holy Innocents' training session by clicking HERE
FAMILY PROMISE OPPORTUNITY: Family Promise Week is coming up February 2-9 at St. Dunstan's! This is the extraordinary program that helps families make the transition from homelessness to sustained independence - while keeping their families together. Register to volunteer by clicking HERE
Contact: Anna Webb
APOGEE DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline to take advantage of the 2020 Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship Program has been extended by the state. By redirecting your Georgia taxes to Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, you can change the life of a student wishing to enroll here by offering financial aid to them. It is free for you to do this through the Tax Credit Scholarship program and invaluable to your child’s school. Submit your applications by clicking HERE
SAVE THE DATE: The Men of HI are invited to attend the annual Men's Retreat at Lake Logan Episcopal Center on April 17-19. Our guest speaker as well as retreat leader this year will be our very own Rector the Rev. Bill Murray! Please save the date and stay tuned for more info.
Contact: John Harris
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NEXT MONTH'S GLOW: The next Wednesday Night GLOW gathering is Feb 5 and is going to be an awesome time. We will talk about Salt & Light and create neat salt paintings! Children join us from 6-7PM in PH 110 and parents are invited to meet in Bishop Commons to chat and unwind over wine and cheese. RSVP by Feb 5 so we can prepare enough materials!
Contact: Renee Stephens
YOUTH NURSING HOME VISIT: Our Jr. EYC youth (6-8th grade) are heading to AG Rhodes Nursing Home in Marietta on Saturday, February 8 to spend some time with their lovely residents! The youth will put together a bingo party for the group and will help decorate, orchestrate, and clean up after the event. We will meet at the church at 9:15AM and be back at the church around 12:15PM. Friends are welcome for this free and fun event! Please RSVP via email to Megan by February 3rd.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink
PANCAKE THROWDOWN: You are invited by the HIEC youth to their annual Pancake Throwdown Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 25. The youth will compete in teams to create the best pancakes with their own recipes. You will then vote by tipping your favorite teams. Breakfast favorites will also be included such as bacon and eggs! Tickets are $10/adults, $5/children and all proceeds go toward our EYC events. RSVP by clicking HERE
Contact: Megan Petenbrink
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!
COOKING FOR HOLY COMFORTER: Parishioners are invited to prepare and serve dinner to 50-70 mentally challenged members of Holy Comforter Parish. For more info, contact Ann Hobbs by phone or email. Our first cooking date is Feb 12, please join us!
Contact: Ann Hobbs (404-252-1535)
LENTEN HABITAT BUILD 2020: HIEC, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Shallowford Presbytarian, and the Cathedral of Christ the King are sponsoring a Lenten Habitat Build this year! We will work 8 Saturdays from Feb 15 through April 4 to build a house for an awesome family. More info and registration can be found by clicking HERE
Contact: John Harris
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.
FINAL FOM CONCERT: HI parishioners, family, friends, and neighbors are invited to the final Friends of Music concert on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM. We welcome The Atlanta Concert Ringers, a community based handbell performance group, and look forward to hearing a variety of songs arranged for the bells from secular and sacred to show tunes and everything in between.
Contact: Dr. Sean Vogt
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. On Friday, Jan 31 the Men’s Other Fridays group will continue discussing Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith by Marcus Borg. Coffee/biscuits are provided, and all are welcome to attend!
Contact: Allen Wallace
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet February 4 from 7-8:30PM. We welcome anyone who knits or crochets. If your skills are rusty, we will help! This is a good chance for fellowship in a small group setting, so come join us.
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 February 10 and we will be discussing Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Kit Reedy
DINNER & BOOK: The next Men’s Dinner and a Book gathering will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30PM . Our book for this session will be The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis. Dr. Rolf Meinhold is hosting. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details. All men at Holy Innocents are included and invited.
Contact: Jeremy Webber
BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY: The Brown Bag Bible Study continues to meet on Mondays (no meeting when the church office is closed) at 12PM in the large conference room. Each week’s lesson is a stand alone unit; bring a lunch and join us!
Contact: Karen Calhoun or Betty Barstow
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 Gay Allen and her 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.
Sign up for our Ventulett mailing list by clicking HERE
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, Lee Schwieger, Karen Steanson, Dede Callahan, friends of parishioners 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, Toni Humphries, cousin of Earnest and Ursula Simmons, Betty Creekmuir, mother of Bill Creekmuir, Diane and Regina Fletcher, friends of Mary Vaughan, Wally Warren, son of Dede Callahan, Tony Dickson, friend of Marilyn and Jack Courtnay, John Thompson, brother in law of Peter and Elizabeth Baylis, Richard Dubis, friend of Nancy Warner; 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: 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 Elizabeth Rasmus, Lawrence Douglas Young, Janice Napier 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:
(1/1) Marti Aaron, Scott Burba, Susan Searles, Matthew Winer (1/2) Thomas Johnson, Ty Miller, Pamela Rivers (1/3) William Cantrell, Donald Silva (1/4) Caitlin Bozarth, Thomas Brown, Charles Combs, Charles Downs, Thomas McKinstry, Sunni Newton, Nancy Norris, Maureen Otness, Lever Stewart (1/5) Margaret Crewdson, Nathaniel Martin, William Scarborough, Melissa Waller (1/6) Elizabeth Appleby, Susan Faulk, Richard Ferrel, Elijah Linley Roth, Lester Longley (1/7) Anna Marie Fulbright, Richard Sokolowski, Mary Zima
(1/8) Tamara Carrera, Geoffrey Porter (1/9) Nolan Daily, Anna North, Bayne Tippins (1/10) Anne Moore, Marc Wilson (1/11) James Daniel, Jackson Kelly, Delaney Miller, Paul Murphy, Celine Reynolds, Donald Shapleigh, Emily Stockert (1/12) Robert Gordon, Molly Graham, William Perry (1/13) William Allen, Mary Daily (1/14) Lynne Eckman, Adrienne Hobbs, Scott Loux, Allison McLeod, Geoffrey Porter
(1/15) James McCutchen, Brenda Simpson (1/16) Greer McLeod (1/17) Robert Greer (1/18) Jane Gurly, Jared Saussy, Charles Scarborough, Leigh Scarborough, Kenneth Strassner, Laura Voelker (1/19) Bruce Levitt, Kaitlyn Smith (1/20) Paul Kiel, Ian Olson (1/21) John Crawford (1/22) Lucas Barber, John Coleman, Amanda Peckham, Ryan Perry (1/23) John Cleveland, Claire Fanning, Caroline Hunger, Dylan Thomas, Graham Thomas (1/24) Lindsey Downs, Graham Kelly, Heather Preston
(1/25) Charles Bentz, Elliot Lipfert (1/26) Tami Crewdson, Michael 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) Charles Schaefer, James Waller, Mary Willis (1/30) Heidi Newman (1/31) William Alexander, Charlotte Andrist, Ernest Sutter