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Prayer

A variety of ways through which prayer needs are offered:

In person

- At church services

  • Intercessors for Healing—prayer stations during Holy Eucharist

- The church extended

  • Lay Eucharistic Visitors
  • Pastoral Care visits of Clergy
  • Study and Worship in Community (Mt. Vernon Towers, Bible Study Groups, Episcopal Youth etc.)  

At all times, in all persons

  • Prayers of the People—intercessions printed in worship folders and named in the prayers
  • Clergy and Pastoral Care Staff—daily prayers and weekly Pastoral Care staff meetings
  • Hi-Lights—parishioners with special needs named in weekly parish newsletter
  • Prayer Center—Intercessory Prayer Care group meeting weekly at the church
  • Prayer Circles—extending Prayer Care community to and for all


Intercessory Prayer Group
Chair: Betty Barstow (770.939.0967),

The Intercessory Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 1:15pm to pray for needs identified by parishioners and clergy. The group commits to pray daily for each request.
Prayers are received by:

  • Calls into the church office
  • Prayer cards filled out by Sunday worshipers
  • Clergy
  • Calls to members of the Intercessory Prayer Group
  • Online through HILights and the HIEC website

Healing Ministry/Contemplative Living
Chair: Renee Peyton (404.231.3824),

At the two principal Sunday services, prayers of healing and the laying on of hands are offered to those who so desire. Laying on of hands has been an important ministry at Holy Innocents’ since the 1980’s. Members of the Healing Committee are available on Sunday during the 9:00 and 11:15 services (8:30 and 10:30 during the summer) to offer prayers of healing and thanksgiving.Healers are located on the side aisles during services. The men and women in this ministry covenant with God and one another to daily prayer, study, and silence, as both an outward and visible sign of this ministry and an example for others.
 
Lay Eucharist Visitors
Chair: Karen Steanson (404.248.6422),

Lay Eucharist Visitors are parishioners who go directly from Sunday liturgy to share the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion with those who cannot be present with the gathered church. They are sent out with the words: “We send you forth in peace with these holy gifts that those to whom you go may know we share one bread, one cup.” Please call the church office if you or someone you know needs communion.

Lay Eucharist Visitors are parishioners who go directly from Sunday liturgy to share the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion with those who cannot be present with the gathered church. They are sent out with the words: “We send you forth in peace with these holy gifts that those to whom you go may know we share one bread, one cup.” Please call the church office if you or someone you know needs communion.