EASTER LESSONS & CAROLS THIS SUNDAY: Modeled after the popular Christmas Lessons & Carols, the BBC asked the Rev. Richard Tatlock in the 1950s to design an Easter service of the same name. However, no such order of service exists in any current liturgical books. Although the original pamphlet exists in some British libraries, all patron services were suspended because of Covid. Sean found an original pamphlet from someone in England on eBay and bought it. And here we are! We are joined by the ASO Brass, Easter carols (they're not just for Christmas), singers from around the country, and readers from our parish. Join us this Sunday at 9 AM and 11:15 AM!
SUNDAY ADULT FORMATION: With the change back to four services, we have also shifted the time for adult formation. Join us for class via Zoom, Sundays at 10:15 AM. For details and login credentials, please click HERE
REGISTER FOR THIS SUNDAY'S WORSHIP SERVICES: We have opened registration forms for this Sunday's worship services! This Sunday, we will offer in-person services at 8 AM and 6 PM with a special virtual Easter Lessons & Carols at 9 AM and 11:15 AM. Please register as soon as you can as we have limited seating available due to current COVID restrictions. We look forward to seeing many of you back for in-person worship soon! RSVP for this weekend's worship services today by clicking HERE
ISRAEL PILGRIMAGE IS STILL ON: The news is OUT! We are happy to share that the Holy Land pilgrimage originally scheduled for this summer will still happen. Mark those calendars for June 24-July 5, 2022 and save your pennies! To view our Rector's communications, get more details, and sign-up for this Fall's official informational meeting, please click HERE
SHARE YOUR VOLUNTEER STORIES: A point of pride for the community of Holy Innocents is our dedication to outreach. In our monthly newsletter, we've illuminated stories by our outreach committee, but now we want to hear from you! If you have gone out and volunteered during the pandemic and would like to share your experience with us, please get in touch! We'd love to feature you and share your perspective on volunteering during the time of pandemic as well as the importance of helping our neighbors during difficult times. If you are interested, send an email to John Harris today.
Contact: John Harris
VIRTUAL PRAYER GATHERINGS: Join us for morning prayer Monday - Friday at 9 AM. PLEASE NOTE!: You can view or download our Morning Prayer bulletin by clicking HERE Look below for links to more useful resources...
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RECTOR'S BIBLE STUDY: We will begin a new book in the Rector’s Bible Study – Paul’s letter to the church in Rome or Romans. Come, read, share, and discuss what Paul is teaching us and the church. Perhaps the most important of Paul’s letters, Romans is a snapshot into the life of the church, Jewish-Christian relations, and the Greco-Roman World. We meet every Wednesday via Zoom starting at 12 PM. Join us by clicking HERE
EVENING PRAYER WITH HANNAH: 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
HIEC'S MEDICAL DEBT RELIEF CAMPAIGN: Through our fundraiser to relieve medical debt we are helping people who make less than 2 times the federal poverty level. Six in ten insured and uninsured people report having difficulty paying bills such as rent and utilities due to medical debt. How can we help? Donate to our medical debt relief fundraiser if you are able! Share our FUNDRAISING PAGE on your social media, FB or Twitter. Checks can be made to RIP Medical Debt, 80 Theodore Fremd Ave. Rye, NY 10580, please indicate Holy Innocent’s Debt Relief in the memo.
Contact: Rev. Kenya Thompson
LEND US A HAND: We need the help of our amazing church family in order to make this summer's VBS ministry a success. Sign up to volunteer for one or more days in-person to help spark and nurture the light of Christ in our children. This is something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives, and we'd love for you to be a part of it. We also need help setting up and breaking down the week before and after which can be done in the evenings and weekends. Also, you can help out financially by buying something from our wish list or signing up to bring snacks. We would be very grateful if you did!
Check out our Amazon wishlist HERE
Sign up to bring our tiny crew some snacks by clicking HERE
Contact: Renee Stephens
CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT: Join us on Saturday, April 17 for an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! This is a socially distanced event for children up to 5th grade. We will go on a quest to solve puzzles, find clues and remember important points from the Story of Easter. The treasure at the end of the scavenger hunt is a bag of prize-filled eggs for each child to take home. Registration is required. Sign up by clicking HERE
CCG UPDATE: Last month, a group of our parishioners delivered 86 lunches to the Church of the Common Ground as well as masks, water, socks, and hand sanitizer. We are very thankful that our community has always made a space in their heart for those in need especially now in the time of pandemic. Please save the date for our future lunch packing events (May 16, August 8, September 19, November 14). If you are interested in volunteering with a future session or giving a donation, please contact Lindsay Fluke by email today.
Contact: Lindsay Fluke
JOIN US IN CARNEGIE HALL: HIEC and HIES have been invited to sing Terre Johnson's "Magnificat" at Carnegie Hall. Written for HIEC's 150th anniversary (2022), parishioners are invited to be part of the world-premiere chorus accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble! Registration will be open through May 15. Learn more and register ASAP by clicking HERE
Contact: Dr. Sean Vogt
HI FEATURED @ NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Holy Innocents' front sanctuary and organ were featured at the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) national conference: Feb 18-21, 2021. The all-virtual conference entitled "Diversity in Music" showcased varied musical contributions from around the country. We look forward to sharing more on this story in this month's newsletter! Keep an eye on those mailboxes :)
INTERFAITH MUSICAL COLLABORATION: Our music director Dr. Vogt is proud to announce his work with his esteemed colleagues from Spelman College'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, Bud Dayries, Dede Callahan, Don Plunkett, Caryn Bains, Laura Homer, Lin Stradley, Jack Courtnay, friends of parishioners including Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst, Mary Beth Totten, friend of Mike Shortal, John O’Brien, brother in law of Judy Kirkman, Richard Dubis, friend of Nancy Warner, Jovan and Othine Garner, parents of Alesa McArthur, Tim Thompson, son of Elizabeth Thompson, Julie Rossi, friend of Nic Aubuchon, Richard Patricio, friend of Nic Aubuchon, Charlotte Roland, cousin of Robin Hickey, Braxton Weidman, friend of Jessie Murray, Glenn Hoffman, brother of Cliff Hoffman, Art Brook, brother of Jeannie McCutcheon, Amy Dayries, Frances Daniel, mother of Jan Stewart, Neil DeRosa, father of Campbell DeRosa, Kate Petty, daughter of Jim Petty and Karl Welsher, Donna Hart, daughter Don and Marlene Hart, Mary Busko, friend of Marie Thomas, Paul Heinemann, brother in law of Alex Allen; 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 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 Glenn Wood Summerlin; Patricia Crawford, mother of Buddy Crawford; Con Hamborg, father of Jennie Yanda, 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:
(4/1) Kappy Ackerman, Reggie Williamson (4/2) Frances Creekmuir, Lillian Glass, Maidee Spencer (4/3) Carol Ann Thomas (4/4) James Benton, Sandy Bentz, Pat Harris, Ronald King, Davis Smith (4/5) Susan Abbott, Colin Ediger, Erin Glass, Judy Kirkman, Hannah Moore, Jordan Peery, Spencer Reagan, Olivia Stockert (4/6) Meghan Barrett, Herbert Hasell, Kara Hill-Protos (4/7) Ruth Aaron, Kathy Brey, Jay Daniel, Madeleine Fluke, Melissa Freeman, John Mason, Kate Stewart, Ted Uiterwyk
(4/8) Waylon Cooke, Pam Saussy, Reed Stewart (4/9) Harry Boone, Taylor Ediger, Evie Kershaw, Barrett Smith, Cheryl Webber (4/10) Megan McKinstry, Emily Paul, Taylor Karen, Eleanor Webber, (4/11) Anne Kallis, Chris Reading, Albert Vacca, Lydia Williams (4/12) Bill Brown (4/13) Julie Howard (4/14) Shea Griffith, Karen Rolader
(4/15) David Burns, Chris Orsey, Allen Wallace (4/16) Bill Aaron, Heath Foster, Johnny Foster, Ruth Gratzke, Joseph Mitchell, Thad North, Kelly Reagan, Shiranne Simons, Fredrick Smith (4/17) Margaret Boone, Virginia King, Becca Rieder, Cathy Ryan, Mike Shelly, Kendall Tosh, William Willis (4/18) Mallory Ader, Maria Carter, Peter Vaky, Leesa Webber (4/19) Robert Crosby, Pat Harris, Lisa Loux, Addison Saylor, Angelia Saylor, Brooks Scarborough, Laura Wray (4/20) Locke Coleman, Jackie Kaltenbach, Wallis Kaltenbach, Ann Kieffer, Dan Pribilski, Charles Wingo (4/21) Ben Brown, Andrea Laney
(4/22) Richard Spitzer (4/23) Ellison Losin, Emma Losin, Laura Parrish, Missy Rathburn (4/24) Anna Blair Gates, John Porter (4/25) Natalie Glaze, Bill Harris, Talia Russell, Anna Webb (4/26) Scott Crook, Don Day, Ellis Gale, Eleanor Hopkins, Judy Hoyt, Edly Ortman, Keith Propst (4/27) Cammie Ives, Pick Lindsay, Nancy McAlister, Lyla Webb, Robin Whitaker (4/28) Lila Claire Best, Ginny Black, Molly Crouch, Phil Evans, Dave Stockert, Kristi Wooten (4/29) Laura Foster (4/30) Michelle Driscoll, Joscelyn Peters, David Taylor, Tre Tosh