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 for you and your family to follow along during Sunday worship! To view or print, please click HERE You can also download/print the Sunday lessons document by clicking HERE Look below for more useful resources...
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER ONLINE HYMNs
SUNDAY SERMON: Every week, our talented clergy 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
New Website and New Audio-Visual Plans
If you worshipped at Holy Innocents’ pre-COVID, you know that our microphones have had lots of issues. As we began to look at ways of improving our online presence, we realized we needed to address our in-church options like microphones and hearing assisted devices...
To read the latest blog from our Rector, please click HERE
UPCOMING FORMATION OFFERINGS: Holy Innocents has resumed adult formation classes! We have two new Fall offerings to share led by our clergy and friends. Join us after our 10 AM Sunday service by clicking HERE
PLEASE PRAY FOR REV. KENYA: Our friend Rev. Kenya has undergone back surgery this week, and we ask our community to please keep her and her husband Malcolm in their prayers as she continues to recuperate at home. Thank you!
EVENING PRAYER WITH HANNAH: Join Hannah Kelly on Monday nights at 7 PM for weekly evening prayer, starting this Monday, September 21. She will be leading the praying of compline together, and 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
UPCOMING PET BLESSING: We are looking forward to a drive-thru pet blessing with our community on Saturday, October 4 at 5 PM. We don't want your furry friends to miss out, so stay tuned for more info!
FINANCIAL NEWS: Greetings from the Holy Innocents office! The last financial news was in June. While we had a good financial year thus far, with many people paying pledges in advance, August pledge revenue was below budget. For the month of August, the total pledge revenue was $80,506 compared to budgeted revenue of $90,621. YTD pledge revenue through August was $954,943 compared to budgeted revenue of $931,981.
In July, the Finance Committee approved a revised budget which included a reduction in the following large expense categories due to COVID and restricted utilization of the parish property: utilities, custodial fees, and facility expenses. Total general administration expenses through August were $236,019 compared to the revised budget of $230,779. While we have experienced savings in these areas, utility expenses have begun to climb again. We have also seen an increase in postage and operating supplies due to mailings during COVID. Other administrative expense categories have remained fairly consistent.
Overall, Holy Innocents remains on solid ground despite the challenges of the pandemic and we are so thankful for your generosity. We look forward to the time we can see each other in person again! Please contact Caroline Fleming with any questions at 404-751-2906 or
ELECTION 2020!: Our election is less than 60 days away! Exercise your right to vote in person; early, October 12th - 30th or on Election day November 3rd. Request an absentee ballot by clicking HEREIf you are interested in volunteering for a voter registration drive, please click 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
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
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. Find Zoom link and password by clicking HERE
SUNDAY SCHOOL TAKEOUT!: We're looking forward to our upcoming Sunday School pick-up on Saturday, October 3 from 9-11AM. Stay tuned for more info!!!
EYC BIBLE STUDY: 6th-12th graders are invited to participate in our youth Bible study the first Wednesdays of the month to focus on the lesson of Daniel: Staying Strong In a Hostile World. The book of Daniel teaches us how to remain strong Christians during a time of turmoil and anguish and reveals the characteristics each Christian should have during these times. Email Megan for more info or for a Zoom invite today!
Contact: Megan Petenbrink
YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Any rising 9th-grade youth or older is welcome to register for our new youth confirmation class starting August 16! This class will meet online every second and fourth Sunday of the month to focus on the history of the Episcopal church, our theology, and why we believe what we believe! We still don’t know when the actual confirmation service will take place but we will make sure our youth are ready for whenever that day comes!
MUNCHING WITH MEGAN: These next few months are going to be tough... why not sit back, relax, and have a snack with me for a bit? I will be traveling to the homes of HIEC children and youth on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-6:45PM with yummy snacks to share. RSVP with Meg by clicking HERE
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
VOLUNTEER TO HELP CAC: CAC is in need of volunteers for various shifts, at their thrift store and food pantry! Safety precautions will be in effect and CDC and GA Public Health guidelines will be followed to keep staff and volunteers safe. More info and online sign-up can be found HERE
2nd VIRTUAL HYMN PROJECT UNDERWAY: We are excited to announce that we have begun work on the second of our virtual hymn project videos! We want more of our community to join us in making a joyful noise, so please consider lending your voice and inviting friends and family as well. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 PM. More info can be found HERE
INTERFAITH MUSICAL COLLABORATION: 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.
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, Shiranne Simmons, Estelle Scott, Jane Chandler, Michael Knight, Bud Dayries, Charlotte Walker, Don Plunkett, 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, Eudelle Paul, mother of Rusty Paul, 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, Michael Baskett, brother of Brian Baskett, Clare Teague, daughter of Charlotte Walker, Ann and John Thompson, sister and brother in law of Peter Baylis, Braxton Weidman, friend of Jessie Murray.
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 Chris Poucher, friend of Pat Thomas 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:
(9/1) Lillian Amengual, Stacy Heerin (9/2) John Donnelly, Johnna Gadomski, Kathy Merkel, Eddie Pittman (9/3) Marilyn Abney, Young Kirkland, Virginia Mewborn, Ann Smith, Dale Werner (9/4) Rachel Mclaughlin (9/5) Peggy Farnham, Tonya Olson (9/6) Bob Best, Ryan Gaines, Gaby Garcia, Benjamin Laney, Gavin Olson (9/7) Sue Ellen Carpenter, Diane Clarke, John Friedricks, Tommy Newton, Pierce Preston, Phil Sadler, Linda Shortal
(9/8) Ann Atwater, Daniel Carpenter, Meg Hyser, Louise North, Catherine Parker (9/9) Jay Barber, Reese Foster, Karen Steanson (9/10) Mary Holt Crewdson, Kasia Curtis, Mickey DeBardelaben, Blair Touzet (9/11) Dave Nahmias, Ava Pallettieri, Jim Seals (9/12) Kim Ader, Sandra Bowers, John Bradley, Becky Shelly (9/13) Jay Barber, Anne Sullivan (9/14) Sam Abney, Ricky Bowers, Riley Custard, Catherine Johnson, Anna Morris, Mimi Strassner, Anny Warshauer
(9/15) Ethan Bell, Karen Hutto, Mary Margaret Perry, Carl Pirkle (9/16) Caroline Ford, Eric Hunger, Carolyn Pittman (9/17) Isabel Ericson, Max Ericson, Dan McLaughlin, Don Plunkett, Ann Smith, Spencer Vise (9/18) Raymond Amengual, Ron Tansill, Phyliss Weisser (9/19) Mary Clifton Carr, Terry Graham, Nicholas Hayden (9/20) Sue Baer, Holly Baskette, Courtenay Eckardt, John Martin, William Sadlo, Aiden Xie (9/21) Cammie Allen, Bill Allen, Mariah Gaudet, Laura Martin, Will Thomas
(9/22) Linda Foster, Carole Harrison, Bennett Kelly, Carolyn Kibbler, Larry Murphy (9/23) Will Cantrell, Rick Carpenter, Joseph Gadomski, Susan Kiel (9/24) Mimi Ebere, Peggy Edwards, Nan Henson, Molly Hyser, Ellen Orsey, Carrie Russell (9/25) Gretchen Binney, Anna Voss (9/26) Brianna Stewart (9/27) Penelope Elebash, Timothy Shapleigh (9/28) Jan Stewart (9/29) Susan Bishop, Betty Bull, Jonathon Davis, Jason Owen, Beth Tarkington (9/30) Thomas Johnson