HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

Click here to receive our weekly E-Newsletter


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

Music at HI

In every church I have ever served, music is a subject that can spark some quick and heated debates. Some folks want moving, soaring, technically proficient performances of the highest choral tradition. Other folks prefer songs from the old...

To read more, click HERE

Our Sunday sermons are uploaded every Tuesday to our website. Click HERE for our latest audio upload, and share with your friends!


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 week's breakfast is provided by La Amistad ESL!

Women of all ages are invited to the last summer get-together on August 15 at 7:00PM at Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs! We had a great turnout and lively conversation at the gathering in June and July and hope even more women will be able to attend this month. This event is casual and no RSVP is required. Please join us for good food and fellowship!
Contact: Nicole Rash

Join us on August 22 at 5:30PM for a chance to spend some time with the Murray family. Enjoy a spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres while mingling with the Murrays and your fellow parishioners. Help us get an accurate headcount for this fun gathering by clicking HERE

HOMECOMING 2018: Join us Sunday, September 9, following the 10AM service, for a Holy Innocents’ Homecoming. Celebrate getting back to the Fall routine and catching up with your fellow parishioners. We will be providing the main dish, and ask that you bring your best salad, side dish, or dessert. There will be special activities for children on the playground and fun for all ages. Help us to be good stewards of God's resources by reserving your spot by clicking HERE

***Please note that the following Sunday, September 16, we will be returning to 3 morning services, at 8, 9, and 11:15***

EFM REGISTRATION: Interested in learning more about scripture and theology? Education for Ministry, a 4-year seminar program of the Episcopal seminary at Sewanee, Tennessee, which meets weekly at HI from September through May, is now enrolling students. This is an amazing opportunity to deepen your faith, as well as a place where you will meet others and enrich your life within the community of Holy Innocents. Lin Stradley and Jan Stewart are co-mentoring the group and look forward to hearing from you! For more information, please contact Lin or Jan by phone or email.
Contact: Lin Stradley (404)736-7889
Jan Stewart (404) 483-3213


Children and youth are invited to eat breakfast with their Sunday school teachers in the Parish Hall classrooms on Sunday, August 19 before the 10AM service. Students will enjoy getting to know their teachers, checking out their classrooms, and eating some great food, so we’ll see you then!
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

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!

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 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.

We invite you to join us the evening of Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00PM for the first in our 2018-2019 Friends of Music concert series. We will be welcoming esteemed organist Stefan Donner to Holy Innocents'. It will be a wonderful night of music in the Nave, and we hope you will join us for the concert as well as a reception immediately following where you can meet and chat with Stefan!


READING CONNECTIONS: The book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6:00pm. Our next meeting is August 13 and we will be discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. We hope to see you then!
Contact: Rosie Bullard

The next meeting will be Friday, August 17 from 7-8:15AM. 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 Saturday, August 18 in Parish Hall starting at 6:30PM. All are welcome to enjoy some delicious food and good company, so mark your calendars! For food choices call Anne Boone, 904-228-3544.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

MEN’S DINNER AND A BOOK: The next Men’s Dinner and a Book meeting is Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30PM. The book is “1984” by George Orwell. Jeremy Webber is hosting. All Men of HI are invited to attend! For more info, please contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: 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, Linda Foster, Fran Morrow, Mark Cady; 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, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey, Kris Tiegreen, niece of Alan and Nancy Tiegreen, Nigel Richardson, brother of Penny Franco, Gloria Pease, mother of Susan Westmoreland, 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:

(8/1) Erik Curns, Elizabeth Link, Bobby Smith, Rex Wallin (8/2) Janet Campbell, Charles Murphy (8/3) Kate Dangler, Elizabeth Foster, William Preston (8/4) Allen William, Lauren Schwartz, Nettie Silva, Kathleen Wilson (8/5) Forrest Braziel, Leigh Cummings, Sawyer Fleming, William Mangan, David Searles (8/6) Christopher Durst, John Foster, Dorothy Longley, William Stribling, Vicki Tucker (8/7) Susan Link, Delaney McMullen

(8/8) Jennifer Bartlett, Gralyn Daily, Terri Johnson, John Shepherd, Carol Smith, Lane Smith, Lever Stewart, Hannah Thompson (8/9) Edward Adjei, Neil Kimball, Jackson Palmer, Robert Peery (8/10) Teressa Bell, Lisa Ediger, Marcia Ernst, Betty Ann Hanning, Peter Landskroener, Ryan Peckham, Debra Vaky, Christine Wilson, Eliza Wilson (8/11) William Creekmuir, Catherine Daniel, Catherine Hasell, Emily Levitt, Frederick Nichols, Andre Touzet (8/12) James O’Brien (8/14) Laura Drewicz Ewing, Diane Greer, Melissa Letzler, Janet O’Brien, Frank Pressly (8/16) Diane Abbott, Maurine Dorsey

(8/17) Minnie Bob Campbell, Jude Gelman, Alexandra Menefee, Nancy Moss, Emma Rawley, Jackie Stradley, Sophia Toledo (8/18) WH Caldwell, Brooklyn Moore, Julie Skaggs (8/19) Joseph Magaro, Adah Reading (8/20) Sydney Abbey, Caroline Rose (8/21) George Edwards, Glenn Kidd, Kathie Larkin, David Merkel, Lillian Rose, Marilyn White (8/22) Stephanie Blomyer, Grant Heerin, Carol Johns, Elaine Morgan, Karla Smith, Lindsay Stewart, Christopher Tosh (8/23) Marilyn Adjei, James Hickok, Andrew Kaiser, Claudia Morris, George Ray, Tweetie Smith, James Spencer, Peter Stewart

(8/24) Robert McGee, Phyliss Mitchell, Jackson Smith (8/25) Megan Hamrick, Thomas Watkins (8/26) Joseph Black, Sherry Gardener, Webber McDonald (8/27) Elizabeth Baskin, Melissa Fleming, Ruth Homer, Sabriel van der Grinten (8/28) Peter Booth, Madeline Hamill, Greer Kershaw (8/29) Gracie-Jane Hillman, Francis Wakefield (8/31) Yvette Coursey, Amelia White