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This Sunday @ a glance:
We welcome 2 brothers from SSJE!

This weekend we are thrilled to welcome David Vryhof and Jonathan Maury, 2 brothers from the Society of St. John the Evangelist to HIEC. SSJE is a community of men giving their whole selves over to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rooted in the ancient monastic traditions of prayer and community life, and critically engaged with contemporary culture, they seek to know and share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy. The brothers at SSJE live a common life shaped by worship, prayer, and our Rule of Life. Learn more about SSJE here.

Find sermons from last Sunday here.

Holy Eucharist: 8 am, 9 am, 11:15 am, 6 pm (Celtic)

Sunday Breakfast: Join the Men of Holy Innocents' for a hot, fresh breakfast at 8:30 am!

Christian Formation continues at 10:10 am!

1. Adults:

  • Forum: Join Michael Sullivan and the Brothers from SSJE in Inglett Hall for a reflection of Wonder.
  • Faith & Fiction meets in Conference Room 179

2. Youth will meet in Frost Youth Center

3. Children will meet in the classrooms for their shepherd rotation!


BISHOP_WRIGHT19_250pixA letter from Bishop Wright reflects on his first 100 days as leader of diocese


Sisters and Brothers,

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I have just completed my first 100 days as bishop, and I wanted to share some of the high points with you.

The best part of my first 100 days, by far, has been being among you.  Beth, the children and I have been so warmly greeted and received as I accomplish my visitations, occasions and engagements, and for that we are truly grateful.  We are sure God has called us to this work, at this time, in this place.  more

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Christopher Cole2In the Beginning was the "Flow"

This past weekend I had the joy of wandering up to Valle Crucis, North Carolina with 32 students and 4 chaperones from our parish for the annual EYC Ski Trip.  Over the course of the weekend participants shared in intimate fellowship, jubilant worship, and exhilarating skiing.  All the while juxtaposing these experiences with the weekend’s theme, “Experiencing the presence of God”, through which students were encouraged to seek how God’s presence was being manifested in their common experiences. more


Rick Berman - RIck BermanRick Berman Ceramics - The Miracle of Fire

Rick Berman will be our next featured artist in the Gallery. His pottery work, "The Miracle of Fire" will be installed and will be available for purchase TONIGHT at 6 pm!  

All are invited to come and view Rick's beautiful work at the opening reception!


Martha and NedRead the Bible in a Year!  Breaking News!  The Rev. Ned Mulligan, Head Chaplain, HIEC,  is joining HI’s “Read the Bible in a Year Project” and will offer an ongoing bible study to help us get the most out of the experience. For many years Ned taught the entire bible twice a year to sometimes skeptical and mostly biblically illiterate high school students and has also led a “Bible in a Year” in another parish.  A non-mandatory but very helpful organizational meeting with Martha Sterne and Ned Mulligan will be held next Monday, January 28, at 10:30 am. Please let us know if you would like to be part of this project by contacting the church office or Martha Sterne. 

Play Bridge? Please come and join the Holy Innocents’ Bridge Club. We meet every 2nd Friday of each month from 12:30 to 4:00 in Inglett Hall. All skill levels welcome. The cost is $5.00 per person. Our next party is February 8. 

Choral Evensong returns to Holy Innocents’. On Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm, you are heartily invited to hear our Parish Choir sing Choral Evensong. This is the first of a series of services that the choir will sing as they prepare for a residency at Wells Cathedral in Great Britain in the summer of 2015. Evensong is a magnificent act of worship. Sung daily in the Anglican Church since the sixteenth century, this service is only one piece of the total worship of God offered by Christian people at every hour of the day and night in every part of the world. Come and partake of the beautiful liturgy and music of this elegant service!

Women’s Groups

Reading Connections (Women’s Book Club) will meet on February 11 at 6 pm. The book for this month is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Guests and new members welcome! If you have any questions please call: Nancy Warner at 770-396- 5230.

Men of Holy Innocents' Activites

Men of Holy Innocents’ Third Friday: Come for - Coffee, Biscuits, Fellowship, and Discussion on Friday, February 15 from 7-8:15am in Inglett Hall. 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.”

Men of HI Retreat will be the weekend of April 19-21 at Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, NC. Cost is $250 per person, which includes meals, lodging, etc. Please RSVP here. Payments and registration deadline is March 3. Read more about the weekend here! This year’s men’s retreat will be facilitated by Rev. Troy Bronsink speaker, author, musician, and emerging church leader. He’ll be guiding us through spiritual formation practices and an understanding of our calling from his new book Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers. Copies of Troy's book will be available in mid-February for $15.

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Wednesday Night Dinner and Programs continue January 30! RSVP here!

  • Wine and Cheese: 5:30 pm
  • Community Dinner: 5:45 pm (Adults $8, Children ages 4 through 12: $4, Children 3 & under: Free, Family Max: $25).
  • Programs for all ages begin at 6:30 pm
  • Compline: 7:45 pm

Class Offerings for all ages: Read all about them here!

  1. The Gospel According to Harry Potter
  2. Imago Dei in the Benedictine Way


Update!  The 3 year olds Sunday School class originally slated to begin this Sunday (1/27) has been changed to begin on February 3rd at 10:10am.  If you have any questions, please contact Allison Pellettieri, Coordinator of Children’s Ministry.

Vacation Bible School: Preparations are underway for VBS 2013.  From June 10 - 14, we will take our campers on a journey to Ancient Greece to learn about the efforts of early Christians to spread the teachings of Jesus.  We would love for you join in this experience by donating your time and talents. We need teachers, knitters, weavers, potters, musicians, cooks, coaches -- anyone who wants to be involved in an exciting and rewarding week! We also need baskets, faux fruit, greenery, sheets, vases, pottery or earthenware, candlesticks and similar items to truly transport our children to the ancient world.  Simply bring these items to the reception desk marked with Allison Pellettieri’s name.  If you’d like the item returned to you at the close of VBS, please specify.

Please contact for more information or to volunteer!

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Vote for CAC so they can receive a technology makeover! more

Nets for Life: From the generous donations from our parish, we were able to raise $3,073 for Nets for Life! Through our contribution combined with other parishes, 11 million mosquito nets have been distributed! Read the thank you letter from the Diocese here

CAC Seeking Tax Preparer Volunteers: CAC is looking for volunteers to prepare taxes for lower income residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Volunteers need not have prior experience and will be trained for free on simple tax law. For more information contact CAC’s site coordinator Carlos Diaz at .

Holy Smoking BBQ! Buy your superbowl BBQ from the Deacons of the Diocese of Atlanta and support Church of the Common Ground. Cost: $45 ($20 goes to Common Ground) and feeds up to 12 people. Cutoff date is January 25 and orders can be delivered to HIEC or picked up from St. Peter & St. Paul in Marietta on February 2. more

Lobby Day: Your voice and your presence is needed on February 7 for Lobby Day at the State Capitol as advocates calling for the end to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Georgia. Please visit http://streetgrace.org/events/lobby-day-2/ to discern whether you want to part of the community of hundreds of people of faith.

ESL - Volunteer  Teachers / Other Assistance Needed: No experience needed to volunteer!
LaAmistad English for Successful Living (ESL) offers English classes at both Holy Innocents’ and Peachtree Presbyterian locations for a 12 week semester. Students are adults age 18+ new to our country and our communities. We offer 5 levels of English instruction: Intro, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Conversation, plus a Grammar class.  Lesson plans are provided for teachers as well as supplies and other resources. more


PARISH BIRTHDAYS: 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 week: (1/24) Ann Bernot, Tom O’Barr, Annette Loper, Heather Preston, Brooke Smith, Lindsey Monkiewicz, Graham Kelly, (1/25) Bill Bentz III, Caroline Barber, (1/26) Terry Watts, Mike Ernst, Tami Crewdson, Jennifer Nichols, 1/27) Ginny Helms, Shawn McCrystal, Ava Shutze, Ella Shutze, (1/28) Carl Bell, Kathy MacDonell, Barbara Block, Robin Perry, Kelly Moore, Mei Landskroener, Maryn Rhea, Graycen West, Austin Scott, Margaret Laroway, (1/29) John Barich, Mary Katherine Willis, Luke Payne, Charlie Schaefer, (1/30) Teresa Smith.

THOSE IN NEED OF HEALING: Comfort and heal all those who are sick or who suffer in body, mind or spirit including parishioners:  Joan Tilson, Joan Young, Earlene Dorsey, Robert Mallis, Melody Cannon, Elizabeth Rasmus, Creigh Taylor, and Family and Friends: Pam Koush, friend of Maidee Spencer; Don Cyriacks, brother in law of Carol Smith; Charles and Idamay Shaw, parents of Peggy Shaw; Ellen Stiteler, daughter of Nina Collins; Ben Horton, nephew of Marcie Ernst; Robert and Ivy Lee Daniel, parents of Ivy Moultrie; Roberta Daniel, sister of Ivy Moultrie; Katie, Nick, and George Huly, friends of Chris Lemley; Abby, Jack, Larkin, and Drenan Dudley, friends of Marc Howard; Frances Steele, sister of Kenneth Brown; Bill Cato, Jr., son of Pods Cato; Earl Dolive, Sr., father of Melinda Quigley; Dalal McCarthy, cousin of Rick Shunnarah; Mateus Maciel, Childspring International guest of Janet and Howard Clark; Ben Maddux, brother of Kathie Larkin; Paige Watt, daughter of Jackie Watt; David Rosoff, friend of MollyO and Jack Wagner; and those receiving communion at home including Earlene Dorsey and Creigh Taylor.

THOSE WHO HAVE DIED:  We commend to your mercy all who have died including , that your will for them may be fulfilled, and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom.

THOSE WHO ARE EXPECTING A CHILD: In thanksgiving for the miracle of new life and for continued health, we pray for Mary Anne and Brian Ericson; Laura and Joshua Case; and Bethany Plunkett Weisser and Frank Joseph Weisser.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE IN SERVICE FOR 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 Frank Weisser, Harrison Plunkett, Brandon Rudder, and Mark Bailey. 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.

  • We invite you to send us your names of folks serving either in the armed services, the peace corps, or as missionaries either in a foreign land or at home. Click here to send in names for our prayer list. 

THANKSGIVING: Thanksgiving for the life of Don Webb for whom the flowers in the Nave are given.