HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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Service Times

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

ONLINE STREAMING: We’re streaming our services online!  We live stream our principal liturgies. So wherever life takes you, join us for services online at the appointed hour on Sundays. Join us in real time, or tune in any time following the service by clicking here! Spread the word, especially to those unable to be with us each week. Or view our archive of past sermons here on the Holy Innocents' website.

 Find our weekly sermons here

Making the Most of Change

The Rev. Dr. Bob DAnnals

Maybe you already know that the word "apocalypse" means "an unfolding revelation," as in those periods of living when we look at our landscape that has become familiar and for the first time, or for another time, suddenly see it differently, whether it's the face of your child, or the way you do your work, or the make-up and DNA of your parish church. A revelatory transition calls for us to make the best of change.
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In observance of Memorial Day, the Church office will be closed on Monday, May 29.

HIEC Summer Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm and
Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm


FACILITIES UPDATE: If you have a request for use of the facilities at the church (meetings/events) or an update to an existing reservation, please contact:   Thank you!

SUMMER SCHEDULE STARTS THIS WEEK: On Sunday, May 28 we will be transitioning to our Summer worship schedule: 8:00am, 10:00am & 6:00pm.  We will continue this schedule through Labor Day weekend Sunday, September 3. Mark your calendars and plan to join worship over the summer months.  

HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR HOLYCOW! SURVEY YET?: Now is the time to share your story! Please take a few minutes to help shape the future of our church. You can take the survey by clicking here and entering in the password HIECsurvey2017 or if you need a paper copy, please contact Caroline Fleming. Thank you from your Profile Committee!
Contact: Donna Toledo


THANK YOU PARTY FOR CAROL JOHNS AND ANDRE MCINTOSH: Please join us on  Wednesday, May 31, 5:30-6:30pm, for a party to celebrate Carol Johns and Andre McIntosh as they depart for retirement (Carol) and new opportunities (Andre.) Please plan on joining us in Bishop Commons.

COVERED BY GRACE SIT & SEW: Covered By Grace makes burial shrouds for our Innocents. Join us for a Sit and Sew on June 24, 2017 from 11:00pm-2:00pm. Sewers bring your machine and sewing supplies. I will provide lunch. Non sewers are welcome too! You can help cut fabric, ribbon or press shrouds. For complete information contact Gail Kelley.
Contact: Gail Kelley

PENTECOST PARISH PICNIC: Join us Sunday, June 4 for the HIEC Pentecost Parish Picnic. We will  be having a combined festival Eucharist with special music with The Rev. John Porter returning to Holy Innocents’ as a guest preacher for our morning services at 10:00am. We will celebrating baptisms and be commissioning the Youth as they prepare for a week long pilgrimage in the Sewanee Wilderness Area. After the service we will have a potluck lunch so bring your best dessert, salad, or side dish. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided by the church. New Surprise - Ice Cream Truck at the picnic.  Bring your change to purchase from the truck.  Costs begin at $2.00 depending on the selection.  

Reserve your spot online so we can be good stewards of God’s resources by clicking here.

SUMMER SUNDAY BREAKFASTS: Please join us in providing Sunday breakfasts and fellowship at Holy Innocents during the summer. We would like to invite church groups, groups of friends, families, and neighbors to sponsor a Sunday breakfast. So gather your group and select a Sunday! Breakfast will begin at 9:00 am, and the church will provide beverages and basic set-up. Sign-up online by clicking here.
Contact: Bill Clark

A GOOD OLD FASHIONED HOMECOMING: Please tell your friends and family members that everyone is meeting back at Holy Innocents’ Church on Sunday, September 24 for Homecoming. The Rt. Rev. Bob Johnson will return to Holy Innocents to preach and confirm those seeking to join the Episcopal Church. We will also be joined by The Very Rev. Joe Reynolds and The Rev. John Porter. We will have special music and traditional Hymn-singing as well as dinner at the church. More information to come soon. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us.

2017 VBS (VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL): Let your child’s imagination soar at VBS 2017! This year we will be enjoying “Maker Fun Factory” where PreK-3rd graders will learn about God’s purpose through invention. 4th and 5th graders are invited to come as helpers. VBS will take place June 19-23 at 9:00am to Noon. Price is $20 per child. Click here to make your reservation. Registration and payment must be made online by June 1.
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

VBS Volunteers Needed: It is that time again! We are looking for volunteers to help this year. Please consider volunteering to help during this wonderful week. Parental involvement makes all the difference to our kids. Contact The Rev. Will Stanley for more information or to volunteer.
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

HORIZONS MYSTERY READERS: Join students at the Horizons program this summer as a Mystery Reader! Time commitment is short/one time. Visit the following link to learn more and to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f44afa92ba5fc1-horizons
Contact: Karen Calhoun

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 9am 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.

SUMMER CHOIR!: If you can carry a tune and possess even minimal music reading ability (voice quality not withstanding), you are encouraged to sing in the Summer Choir. We meet at 9:00am on Sundays in Brensinger Hall to prepare music for the 10:00am service. Singers in High School and older are welcome. Dates are: June 11, 18, & 25 (then the choir is on hiatus for July); August 6, 13, 20, 27, & September 3. You’re invited to come for any or all of these dates!
Contact: David Brensinger

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 our Mission Program.


Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information by clicking here



PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Please join us! The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm. We welcome anyone who likes to knit or crochet. This is a wonderful way to meet new people and do a good service at the same time. Questions? Please call or email Kathie Larkin.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

READING CONNECTIONS (Women’s Book Club):  This club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00pm at Holy Innocents. Guests & new members are always welcome. Our next meeting will be June 12 and we will be discussing A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.
Contact:  Rosie Bullard

MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be June 16 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. “What you say just might be what someone else needs to hear.”

MENS’ DINNER & A BOOK: The next Men’s Dinner and a Book is July 11 at 6:30pm and the book is “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill” by Candice Millard. Bill Jones is hosting. All men at Holy Innocents are included and invited. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details.
Contact: Jeremy Webber  

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


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 Nina Collins, Jean-Paul Richard, Jim Didriksen, Lucie Bornholm, Caryn Bains, Kathy MacDonell, Marcie Ernst, Anne Habersetzer, Shiranne Simmons, Laura Martin, Jack Wagner; 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; Charles Larkin, brother of Steve Larkin; Jay Duryea, father of Mindy Duryea; Chad Myers; Mandy Mew, friend of Lisa Zaina; Ryan Alarcon; Ginger Hansborough; Larry Wheeler; Margaret Collins, friend of Anne Summerlin; Andrew House, friend of Kyle Young; Phil Pressly, brother of Frank Pressly; Ruth Crook, mother of Scott Crook; Carla Sweetwood; Grace Gowda, friend of Katherine Gray; Sarah Timmerman, mother of Frank Timmerman and Miriam Timmerman; Garland Price, father in law of Angel Dotson; Ralph Hicks, brother in law of Nettie Silva; Jean Silva, mother of Don Silva; Charles Hall, father in law of Angel Dotson; and those receiving communion at home.

Prayers for those who have died: We commend to your mercy all who have died including Richard Ives, father of Cammie Ives; Weyman Maxey, former parishioner; and 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.

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 Harrison Plunkett, Jack Boger, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, Charles Norris, and Brandon Rudder. 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 the marriage of: of Jennifer Roe Hardin and Brian Patrick Nevins on June 10.

Prayers for those being baptized on June 4: Webber Gordon McDonald, daughter of Graham and Kelly McDonald; Luciana Carol Minn Vacca, daughter of Albert and Carol Vacca; Lily Catherine Thomason, daughter of Emily and Nicholas Thomason; Cadence Grace van der Grinten, daughter of Jennifer van der Grinten and Phil Evans; Hannah Catherine Thompson, daughter of Tim and  Elizabeth Thompson; and Brooklyn Rhodes Moore, daughter of John and Hannah Moore.

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:

(5/1) Gera-Lu Crumpler; Suzanne Gill; Helen Johnson; Sarah Kallis; Graham McDonald; Jeffery Saylor; Craig Wilson; (5/2) Claudia Booth; Gloria Gould; Yuwadee Landskroener; Carolyn Mitchell; Elizabeth Stapleton; Alison Tickner; S. Timmerman; (5/3) Christopher Freeman; John Hopkins; Regan Kelly; Liam Reynolds; Richard Shunnarah; Virginia Stuckey; Evan Thomas; Samuel Warley; Anne Webb; (5/4) Austin Adesokan; Helen Johnson; Annabelle Langlais; Caroline Mangrum; Martin McCall; Erin Mong; (5/5) Mary Alden; Mary Barrett; Earl Collins; Sadie Howard; Jane Nichols; (5/6) Alexander Levitt; Scott Mandy; Sarah Schlachter; Dave Seaborn; Timothy Thompson; (5/7) Susan Longley; Mason McCarthy; Charles Mong; Allan Waller;

(5/8) Mark Christman; Hundley Elliotte; Laura Shainker; Thomas Ventulett; (5/9) Alexandra Langlais; (5/10) Jonathon Davis; Courtney Hickok; Judith Nunn; Benjamin Palmer; Earnest Simmons; Lawrence Simpson; (5/11) Robert Bartlett; Laura Case; Staley Fendler; Richard Gardner; Rolf Meinhold; Joseph Morris; Susanne Witt; (5/12) Virginia Amoni; Keith Anderson; Stephen Bolton; Carson Kaiser; Jeanine Lewis; Andrew Thomason; Christopher Vaky; Katherine Weitnauer; Megan Westmoreland; Ashley Wood; (5/13) Richard Cross; Judith Domescik; Carol Miller; (5/14) William Bolton;

(5/15) John Amerson; David Amoni; Taylor Avery; Laura Hackney; Joan Skelton; Anthony Webb; (5/16) Katherine Chesser; Addie Gaudet; Jeffrey Mitchell;Laura Wakefield; Susan Westmoreland; Christy Winer; (5/17) Bob Foster; Helen Jackson; MaryBeth Saylor; (5/18) Elizabeth Bacon; Patricia Bingham; William Boyd; Peter Hill; Austen Perry; Leslie Reading; Douglas Rieder; Travis Thurber; Melia Voss; Jenna Wallin; Lyle Warshauer; Michelle Westmoreland; (5/19) Farrell Braziel; Brent Farnham; Lisa Romine; (5/20) Libby Lindsay; Sophie Morgan; Claire Webber; (5/21) Jordan Chaffin; Nancy Cook; Antoinette Harris; Jon Hayden; Elizabeth Reynolds; Rachel Shunnarah;

(5/22) Emerson Webb; (5/23) Walter Cheatham; John Crouch; James Didriksen; Richard Gardner; Christy Knight; Phillip Laney; Stewart Palladino;Van Westmoreland; (5/24) Caroline Herbert; Shirley Tansill; Andrew Willis; (5/25) Mary Lyn Balch; Sarah King; Walker Thomas; (5/26) Martha Cleveland; Adrian Dozier; Amy Kane; (5/27) Chloe Currin; Nancy Tiegreen; (5/28) Timothy Cook; Heather DeVries; Nora McGee; William Pruett; Amelia Schlachter;

(5/29) Edward Chrisman; Cameron Clark; Peggy Hendrix; Thomas Hopkins; Thomas Stovall; (5/30) Floyd Ackerman; Robert Best; Robert Burns; Lucy Howard; Marianne Lee; Susan Longo; James Parker; (5/31) Bernal Adjei; Geoffrey Dear; Stephanie Haugen; Galen Owen; Bradley Sell; Ethan Terrell;