HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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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...


SUNDAY SERMON: Every week, a member of our clergy or our seminarian 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

 Join us after our 10 AM Sunday service by clicking HERE

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

Join Hannah Kelly on Monday nights at 7 PM for weekly evening prayer. She will lead the praying of compline online via Zoom! 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

One of the last things we shared before the pandemic landed on us all in February of this year was plans for a pilgrimage to Israel with Qumri Pilgrimages. We are excited to announce that we have shifted the dates for our journey to Summer of 2022- our sesquicentennial year (that’s 150th Anniversary if you haven’t heard that term before). Canon Iyad Qumri, a Palestinian Christian and Episcopalian, will be our tour guide through the Holy Land. Canon Iyad is perhaps the best tour guide leader the church has to offer. Churches wait for years to get on his calendar.  Please start saving now for this once in a lifetime journey to walk in the footsteps of Jesus!

We are in a full search process for a new Director of Facilities at Holy Innocents’. The goal is to have a new person in the position by the end of the year. If you know of someone with the skillset for working with contractors, listening to church members, and managing sextons while caring for our buildings, please share their name with the Rev. Dr. Bill Murray or Caroline Fleming. This search does mean that Kia Harper is no longer on staff at the church. We wish her well in all her future endeavors. Space requests and facility needs will go to Caroline Fleming until a new Director can be hired.
Contact: Caroline Fleming & Rev. Bill Murray

With Buddy’s impending departure, the natural question comes, "what do we do now?" With COVID and pandemic making in-person interviews almost impossible, we are looking to possibly find an 18 month interim to help us keep our programs running while we consider what ministry is going to look like on the other side of this strange season we are in right now. Please keep the staff in your prayers as they work to keep everything running in the weeks and months ahead!

A HISTORY OF HOLY INNOCENTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Thanks to a generous gift from Drs. Michael Stewart and Missy Rathburn, we are beginning to write a comprehensive history of Holy Innocents’. With our 150th anniversary coming up in 2022, we plan to spend 2021 telling the stories of our church, recalling the hard times, and celebrating our achievements. The gift has resulted in hiring Tammy Galloway, a noted historian and author who works with the Atlanta History Center, to begin compiling our history and learning more about our church from its start in 1872. Thanks again to Missy and Michael!

The holiday season is just around the corner, and we want to remind you to shop for all your gifts and other necessities using Amazon Smile! A small percentage of each purchase will go to benefit all we do at HI, and we would very much appreciate your support. For more info, click HERE

YOUTH CHRISTMAS WORSHIP & PARTY: On Saturday, December 5 our youth are invited to their first-ever youth-led Christmas worship service and party! At 10 AM youth will arrive at the front parking lot of the church and participate in a short worship service led by our own “youth worship team!” Then they will take part in fun Christmas games and crafts led by our “youth party team.” This event is open to all 6th-12th graders and will also serve as the Sunday school drive-thru in which students will pick up their Sunday school bags at the end of the event. Please keep in mind this event will take place outside due to our COVID-19 guidelines and will last for 1 hour; blankets are encouraged if it’s chilly! RSVP and masks are required. Register today by clicking HERE

CHILDREN'S XMAS PAGEANT: Calling all angels, shepherds, sheep, and animals! Our annual Children's Christmas pageant will be prerecorded and aired on Christmas Eve as part of our worship that evening.  This very special retelling of the nativity story will be narrated according to the Scripture and acted out by our awesome kids!  We will be filming on December 5 at 10 am in the front and side of the church.  We invite all children to come and be a part of this special video. Costumes are provided. Mark your calendars for December 5 at 10 AM. For more information or to sign up email Renee Stephens.
Contact: Renee Stephens

We thank our community for their commitment to always helping those in need especially during this holiday season. There is still a great need for the winter season, especially coats for women and men, winter clothing for children, shoes for children, and blankets. If you are able, please drop off any donations at CAC during their business hours. More info on drop-off hours and locations can be found HERE

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

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

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, Dede Callahan, Don Plunkett, Caryn Bains, 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, 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, Clare Teague, daughter of Charlotte Walker, Ann and John Thompson, sister and brother in law of Peter Baylis, Braxton Weidman, friend of Jessie Murray, Butch Johnson, friend of Liza Avery, Glenn Hoffman, brother of Cliff Hoffman.

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 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:

(11/1) Cadence Evans, Jessica Orton, Lillian Thomas (11/2) Stacy Losin, Allison Pellettieri, Dylan Peters, Amy Schwartz, Wes Turbeville (11/3) Liz Brown, David Calhoun (11/4) Sam Baskin, Marc Howard, Beverly Knight, Charlotte McLaughlin, Carol Vacca (11/5) Alice Ball, Chris Burnett, Ander Smith, Bob Watts, Brent Wouters (11/6) Cathy Bennett, Matthew Hickey, Cristina Visperas (11/7) Lilia Romero

(11/8) J. Miller (11/9) John Howton, Jon Letzlr, Townsend Mooney, Rebecca Peters (11/11) Lindsay Binkow, Sean Graham, John Sutter (11/12) Zoe Boger, Beverly Dayries, Carlos Diaz, Gail Kelley (11/14) Pat Chesser, Douglas Peterson, Juliet Thompson

(11/15) Dede Callahan, Russ West (11/16) Harrison Dixon, Kelly Fisher, John O’Conner (11/17) Mary Crawford Esslinger, Drew Stevenson, Ed Williams (11/18) Catherine Dixon (11/19) Forrest Hobbs (11/20) Elizabeth Nuzzaco, Emma Rolader, Jay Rolader, Lee Rolader (11/21) Doug Fluke, Bill Gurley, Ann Hobbs, Lucy Peterson, Andrew Watts

(11/22) Amy Abney, Betty Barstow, Avery Calhoun, Louis Craig, Alan Elebash, Don Hart, Jeff Kershaw, Michael Knight, Clark McArthur, Mary McCrystal (11/23) Betsy Donnelly, Fletcher Homer, Chris Protos, Donna Toledo (11/24) Marilyn Courtnay, Susan Fochtmann, Evey Turbeville, Reid Waller (11/25) Bob Beard, Tony Clarke, Judy Fielder, Colin Kelly, Disa Mason, Elaine Moore, Jeff Simmons, Susanne Sokolowski, Jeremy Webber (11/26) Kathryn Amengual, Jack Boger, Olivia Boger, Marleen Buford, Allie Creekmuir, Frederick Stewart, Andela Williams (11/27) Bonnie Beard, Juliet Thompson (11/28) Joe Stockert (11/29) Cameron Baskin, Greg Binney, Doug Peterson, Jerry Stapleton, Claire Taylor, Paul Warley (11/30) Katherine Dobesh, Mary Anne Ericson, Brenda Letzler, Christopher Mitchell, Bill Murray, Elliot Stewart