HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10:00am - Holy Eucharist - (Nave)
6:00pm - Contemplative Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

SERVICE TIME CHANGE REMINDER: Don't forget... we have switched over to our Summer service schedule. Sunday services are now 8am, 10am, and 6pm, and our Sunday school and Faith Forum/ Formation hour is now 9:00am. We'll see you on Sunday!


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th! Flower donations may be made in thanksgiving for or in memory of loved ones. The deadline is Monday, May 7. Please contact Marva Shelton by calling 404-255-4023 or by emailing

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY IS HAPPENING: We need your help and your photo for a new directory! There are two ways to help us make this directory a reality:
1) Submit your individual/family photo via email (actual size option) to Include first and last name(s) and phone number in case of questions.
2) After each service on April 29, visit the greeter's desk for a quick family photo.
Contact: Robin Whitaker

Join us for interesting and engaging classes for our community on Sunday mornings from 9:00am - 10:00am. To check out our offerings, click HERE

TIME AS STEWARDSHIP: Stewardship comes in many forms and one important one is by volunteering one’s time to church ministries. There are so many volunteers in all areas of the church. This week we would like to thank the wonderful men and women who give or have given their time at the front desk during the week:
Tony Clarke, David Fetters, Linda Foster, John Hedrick, Helen Johnson, Carl Pirkle, and Mike Shortal

We would also like to thank the ladies who help prepare the Sunday bulletins: Anne Summerlin, Shirley Thurmond, and Elaine Turpin
We thank all volunteers who give the treasure of their time to the church!

All women are cordially invited to a spring get-together this coming Tuesday, April 24 from 7-8:30PM in Inglett Hall! Results of the recent women's survey will be presented, and we will discuss plans for small groups, quarterly events, and a 2019 women's retreat. Beverages and light appetizers will be served. We hope you will join us!

CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF EMMAUS HOUSE: Join special guests Bishop Robert Wright and Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright for a music-filled evening Sunday, April 29 from 6-8pm, as we celebrate the hard work our neighbors and dedicated partners have done for Peoplestown. This year, we are also offering a unique pre-event VIP experience, beginning at 5pm. For tickets and more information, click HERE
Contact: Melissa Brogdon

Join us Sunday, May 20 for the HIEC Pentecost Parish Picnic. We will be be celebrating baptisms at the 10am liturgy and then after the service come together for a potluck lunch, so bring your best dessert, salad, or side dish. Main dishes (fried chicken and ham) and beverages will be provided by the church. Activities for children and their families will round out the fun! RSVP by clicking HERE


VBS SAVE THE DATE:  Mark your calendars for this year's Vacation Bible School which will be June 4-8 for rising k-5th graders. We can't wait to have your kids join us this summer. To sign up, click HERE

SHOPPING PERIOD: Ever think about helping teach a Sunday school class or serving as a sub when teachers are out? Take advantage of a new program called the Shopping Period! Pick one or more children or youth classes to shadow as many times as you like during the months of February through May. Talk to the teachers, hang out with the kids, and see if this is something God is calling you to do. Email Megan to sign up!
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

RISING 6TH GRADE - WELCOME TO THE CLUB Are you a rising 6th grader getting ready to join Middle School in August? That means you are moving up to the HIEC youth program next year! Come celebrate with your new youth group on May 6 from 9-10:00am in the Frost Youth Center. Meet some new friends, check out your new space, and get excited for the youth events of next year.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

Youth in 6th-12th grade are invited to join the youth diocese of Atlanta at All Saints' Atlanta for a week of mission work downtown from June 24-27! Youth from churches all over Atlanta will join together to do some good in the community and have some fun. Cost for registration is $150. Sign up at the diocese website by clicking HERE Please also email Megan to let her know you will be attending!
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!

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?: 15 volunteers are needed to set up games at the Lake Forest Elementary School Carnival (no heavy lifting) on Friday, April 27 from 3:00-4:00pm. Feel free to stay longer to see all the fun! RSVP to Allen Wallace by email or phone.
Contact: Allen Wallace 770.380.6916

VOLUNTEER AT EMMAUS HOUSE: Are you interested in serving others? Possible opportunities for you at Emmaus House include: serving meals, assisting with STEAM programs, reading to children, tutoring middle and high school students, and providing sandwiches and food pantry items for those in need. For more info, contact Rosalyn Devine!
Contact: Rosalyn Devine

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 10am 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.

Have you ever thought about singing in the choir? Children and youth (3rd grade through high school) rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm and the adult Parish Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm-9:30pm. An organist/choirmaster will be waiting for you in Brensinger Hall, so come ready to make a joyful noise for the Easter season and beyond.

 Wednesday children and youth choir activities are a great way for your kids to learn about scriptures, themselves, and engage with other kids their age in a fun formation setting! For more info and to view our schedule, click HERE!


FAB 40's:
The Fab 40's supper club will meet on April 20 at 6:30pm in Inglett Hall. Fab 40's is a fun social group of people who enjoy one another's company and sharing a meal together, so please join us! For food choice, call Libby Neely at 770-395-0262.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

The next meeting will be Friday, April 20 from 7:00am-8:15am. Coffee, biscuits, fellowship, and discussion in Frost Youth Center. A different topic will be covered each month. This is a great way to connect with other guys in the parish.

MEN’S OTHER FRIDAYS BIBLE STUDY: Supplementing the Men of HIEC’s “3rd Fridays”, the Men’s Other Fridays Bible study is held on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and sometimes 5th Fridays in Frost Youth Center starting at 7:00am. Their next meeting will be April 27.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Guild of Knitters meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The Prayer Shawl Ministry offers a chance for service to others as well as a time for socializing! Their next meeting is on May 1. All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin

The next Men’s Dinner and a Book is May 8 at 6:30pm and the book is A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters. Karl Welsher is hosting at Jeremy Webber’s house. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

The women’s book club will meet on May 14 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Bishop Commons to discuss the book Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. We hope you will join us for in depth discussions and good company!
Contact: Rosie Bullard

The women of St. Monica’s will meet Tuesday, May 15  at 10:30am in Inglett Hall for their monthly meeting.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

The Women's Wisdom Circle meets on Monday mornings from 8:30am-9:45am in Inglett Hall, so please join us! This is the way to begin your week with quiet, insightful sharing, and frequent laughter.  To subscribe to our blog, click HERE!  For additional information, contact Mary Marvin ( ).
Contact: Mary Marvin Walter

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY: The Brown Bag Bible Study continues to meet on Mondays (no meeting when the church office is closed) at noon in the large conference room. Each week’s lesson is a stand alone unit; bring a lunch and join us when you can!
Contact: Betty Barstow or Karen Calhoun


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 Ventulett 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.

Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information 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 Jean-Paul Richard, Jim Didriksen, Caryn Bains, Anne Habersetzer, Laura Martin, Marilyn Thomas, Raymond White, Nancy McAlister, Margaret Gardner, Frank Wakefield , Anne Needham, Byrd Ball, Walker Alexander; friends and family including: Sawyer Josey, Ann and Tom Thompson, parents of Debbie Vaky, Ed and Mary Lou Jensen, parents of Carolyn Dwyer, Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson, Jay Duryea, father of Mindy Duryea, Phil Pressly, brother of Frank Pressly, Kevin O’Neill, friend of Linda Foster, Jeff Rogerson, friend of Charles Crosby, Jeffrey Hill, brother of Pete Hill, Joe Watkins, friend of Libby Lindsay, Joni House, Mary Jackson, sister of Liza Avery, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey, Lynette Washington, friend of Pamela McKinstry, Kris Tiegreen, niece of Alan and Nancy Tiegreen, Nigel Richardson, brother of Penny Franco, Claire Farmer and family, friends of Ivy and Ferrell Moultrie, Dorothy Trevena, Willie Burke, nephew of Cheryl and Jeremy Webber, Ellanor Webber, granddaughter of Cheryl and Jeremy Webber, Wally Warren, son of DeDe Callahan; 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, Jack Boger, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, and Charles Norris. 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:

(4/1) Katherine Ackerman, Marilyn Russell, Glenn Summerlin, Reginald Williamson, Julia Worthy (4/2) Byrd Ball, Frances Creekmuir, Lillian Glass, Maidee Spencer (4/3) Lauren Griffith, Abigail Langlais, Carol Thomas (4/4) James Barton, Sandra Bentz, Patricia Harris, Ronald King, Davis Smith (4/5) Susan Abbott, William Ediger, Erin Glass, Judith Kirkman, Hannah Moore, Eleanor Peery, Spencer Reagan, Olivia Stockert, Nicholas Thompson (4/6) Meghan Barrett, Diane Dear, Herbert Hasell, Kara Hill-Protos, Tyler Spitzer (4/7) Ruth Aaron, Janet Clark, James Daniel, Madeleine Fluke, John Mason, David McElroy, Katherine Stewart, Robert Uiterwyk

(4/8) George Cooke, Pam Saussy, Edward Smith, Elizabeth Stewart (4/9) Harry Boone, Taylor Ediger, Evangeline Kershaw, Barrett Smith, Thomas Stovall, Cheryl Webber (4/10) Eric Domescik, Megan McKinstry, Emily Paul, Karen Taylor (4/11) Anne Kallis, Christopher Reading, Albert Vacca, Lydia Williams (4/12) Todd Brock, Virginia Wilson (4/13) Julie Howard, Madison Inglett (4/14) Shea Griffith, Christine Paladino, Karen Rolader

(4/15) Rosanne Bullard, David Burns, Christopher Orsey, Michael Stewart, Luke Stone, Allen Wallace (4/16) William Aaron, Harry Foster, John Foster, Ruth Gratzke, Joseph Mitchell, Thaddeus North, Kelly Reagan, Shiranne Simmons, E. Timmerman (4/17) Margaret Boone, Virginia King, Rebecca Reider, Catherine Ryan, Michael Shelly, Kendall Tosh, William Willis, William Worthy (4/18) Mallory Ader, Maria Carter, Peter Vaky, Leesa Webber (4/19) Robert Crosby, Lisa Loux, Addison Saylor, Angelina Saylor, James Scarborough (4/20) Locke Coleman, Jacquelyn Kaltenbach, Wallis Kaltenbach, Daniel Pribilski, Charles Wingo (4/21) Benjamin Brown, Alexander Freeman, Andrea Laney

(4/22) Richard Spitzer (4/23) Donald Hackney, Melisa Rathburn (4/24) Anna Gates, John Porter (4/25) Natalie Glaze, William Harris. Talia Russell, Anna Webb (4/26) Scott Crook, Donald Day, Judy Hoyt, Edly Ortman, Keith Propst, Lawrence Young (4/27) Cameron Ives, Pickens Lindsey, Nancy McAlister, Lyla Webb, Robin Whitaker (4/28) Lila Best, Ginny Black, Merry Crouch, Sam Evans, David Stockert, Kristi Wooten (4/29) Laura Foster (4/30) Joscelyn Peters, David Taylor, Clarence Tosh