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)

Our Sunday sermons are being recorded and are officially back on the website! Click HERE for our latest audio upload. We appreciate everyone's patience in this matter, thank you!


HIEC had a fun and successful week of VBS from June 4-8, with over 45 students and 21 volunteers involved! We are so thankful to all the volunteers who helped decorate the space and to those who loaned/donated items for the week!.Through the use of mostly donated items, we were able to make a profit this year of around $890! Lastly, we are extremely grateful to Terry Singleton at CCP Events who generously loaned us all the decorations for Parish Hall. We can’t wait to see what next year brings!

Thanks to our parishioners and church groups who signed up to host a Sunday. Breakfast begins at 9:00am! We hope to see everyone at HI bright and early to show our appreciation to our Sunday hosts. This Sunday's breakfast is provided by the Altar Guild. Check out the full breakfast schedule by clicking here HERE

The Altar Guild is a dedicated group of women and men who work in teams each week to prepare for services in the Nave and Chapel, caring for the vessels and linens which grace the Altar as we join together for communion at our Lord’s Table. No experience necessary - Lasting friendships flourish! For more info, contact Barbara Swann at

Visit Horizons students at HIES' Groesbeck Hall as a Mystery Reader this summer! Choose an age appropriate book, or the classroom teacher will have one available. To sign up, click HERE

Join the Men of Holy Innocents’ on Sunday, August 19 for an afternoon of Braves baseball, food, fun, and fellowship! We’ll leave the church by 11:15am and carpool, Uber, or Lyft over to the Battery where we will enjoy lunch in one of the Battery’s many restaurants before catching the game! The first pitch against the Colorado Rockies is at 1:35pm. Tickets are $20 each, and space is limited. Sign-up by clicking HERE

The St. Veronica’s Guild of The Cathedral of St. Philip (2744 Peachtree Road) is accepting jewelry donations for their annual Jewelry Sale to be held in September. Pass along fine or costume pieces you no longer wear; older and even damaged pieces (including single earrings and broken items of sterling and gold) will be elegantly refurbished. Donations can be left at the Cathedral Information desk. Sale benefits the Good Samaritan Health Center Friday Clinic, which provides multi-faceted health care to homeless patients.


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!

Our VBS families and other friends donated enough food (369 items) to pack 123 Blessing Bags for hungry families in Sandy Springs. Our next packing date is on June 21. Our goal is to collect enough items to pack 540 more bags for summer distribution. Please help us meet this goal! Suggested items: canned fruit, vegetables, mac & cheese, rice, hearty stews, oatmeal, canned meats. (No peanuts or glass, please.) Clif bars (no nuts). Contact Karen Calhoun if you need donations picked up! Donations will be collected through June 28, our last packing date. Sign up to help assemble food bags for Horizon's families by clicking HERE
Contact: Karen Calhoun

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.

CALLING ALL SINGERS - FROM THE EXPERIENCED TO THE SLIGHTLY OFF-KEY: The adult parish choir continues to grow and is made up of veteran choristers as well as those who are simply enthusiastic beginners. There is a place for all levels of experience and "polish" so please consider joining this fun group in making a joyful noise! As one new chorister said, "I'm getting to know parishioners I never would have. It's been such a rewarding experience!"

Weekly Thursday evening Parish Choir rehearsals have finished for the Summer and will resume on Thursday, August 2. Starting Sunday, June 17 there will be Sunday morning (9:00-9:45am) rehearsals only.


The next meeting will be Friday, June 15 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.

FAB 40’s:
The Fab 40’s supper club will meet on June 16 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 choices, please call Anne Hutto at (770)971-7565.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

MENS OTHER FRIDAYS: The Men’s Other Fridays Bible Study
will meet Friday, June 22 from 7-8:00am in Frost Youth Center. The men are reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and will discuss letters 8-12. All men of Holy Innocents’ Church and School and guests are invited!

he book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6:00pm. Our next meeting is July 9 and we will be discussing The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. We hope to see you then.
Contact: Rosie Bullard

The next Men’s Dinner and a Book meeting is on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30pm and the book is Heretic by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Our host for this meeting will be Mike Shortal. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

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! They will reconvene after summer break on September 4. All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin

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 Jim Didriksen, Caryn Bains, Laura Martin, Marilyn Thomas, Margaret Gardner, Anne Needham, Byrd Ball, Athena Nawar, Libby Lindsay, friends and family including Sawyer Josey, Ann and Tom Thompson, parents of Debbie Vaky, Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson, Phil Pressly, brother of Frank Pressly, Kevin O’Neill, friend of Linda Foster, Jeffrey Hill, brother of Pete Hill, Joe Watkins, friend of Libby Lindsay, Joni House, 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, Art Chapple, father of Lindsay Fluke, Gloria Pease, mother of Susan Westmoreland, Lee Welsher, mother of Karl Welsher, 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 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:

(6/1) Martin McIntyre, Mary Vaughan (6/2) Laura Chandler (6/3) William Eckman, Amy Hollett, Lynette Limbeek, Andrew Paul (6/4) John Barrett, Jennifer van der Grinten, Barbara Voss (6/5) Pattie Bock, Emmy Reynolds, Linda Wood (6/6) Liza Avery, Katherine Binkow, Daniel Faulk, Christopher Herbert, Louise Wells (6/7) Melissa Liipfert, Stehanie McCarthy, Shawn Wouters

(6/8) Gerald Domescik, Joseph Magaro, David McElroy, Steven North, Glen Pellettieri, Ashley Williams (6/9) Linda Brown, Michael Crosby, Rachel Eckman, William Moore (6/10) George Abney, Mathew Burns, Jennifer Cantrell, Gregory Clever, John Kallis, William Loux, Lily Rolader, Jonathan Temple (6/11) Jane Chandler, Jean Fisher, Raymond White (6/12) Melissa Davis, Lindsey Rawley, Mary Marvin Walter (6/13) Parker Osborne, Harrison Preston (6/14) Hollan Osborne

(6/15) Paul Dobesh, Janet Fanning, Karen Jackson, Timothy Ortman, Nicole Rash, Joy Savula (6/16) Christopher Binney, Steve Johnson, John Sadlo (6/17) Athena Newar, Angela Sokolowski, Athena Sotus-Nawar (6/18) Herman Cornett, Jannifer Hardin, Pamela McKinstry (6/20) G. Clark, Catherine Crawford, Evan Peckman, Jonathan Winer (6/21) Louie Cantrell, Gregory Esslinger, Eleanor Hickok

(6/22) Christopher Gadomski, Vernon Mueller, Stephen Saussy, Jeffrey Stone, Ricky Xie (6/23) Greyson Burnett, Arthur Dayries, Rusty Paul, Jonnie Swann (6/24) Steven Baskin, Kenneth Brown, Patricia Carlson, Roger Fincher, William Shaheen, Andrew Toledo, Thomas Webber, Mit Wood (6/25) Brett Bennett, Caroline Crouch, Ronald Gill, William Palmer (6/26) Karen Calhoun, John Mason, Marylin Smith, Jennie Yanda (6/27) Diana Cady, Susan Carabetta Hayden, Kevin Hickey Christopher Maher (6/28) Sara Dixon, Madelaine McCrorie (6/29) John Collins, Kelly McDonald, John Wooten (6/30) Ethan Carter, Donley Klein