HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC


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8AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10AM - 
Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6PM -
Contemplative Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

New Life

Easter is more than one day in Palestine 2,000 years ago. Easter as a season lasts 50 days. Easter is a way of life for us Christians. We tend to hope when things look lost. We have a tenacious belief that death does not get the final say. We also have a tremendous faith that new life can and does bubble up everywhere...

To read more, click HERE

Our Sunday sermons are uploaded every Tuesday to our website. (There may be exceptions on Sundays when technical difficulties get the better of us!) Click HERE for our latest audio upload, and share with your friends!


FINANCIAL NEWS AT HIEC: Some financial updates on our revenue and general expenses for April 2019. We received $85,539 in pledge income compared to the budgeted $104,583 and $31,722 in unpledged gifts which is above the budgeted $17,992. Overall for 2019 we are below budget in income revenue. Administration expenses for the month are slightly above budget, especially in facility expenses, kitchen expenses, unexpected fees for the By-laws consultant, and higher custodial fees due to the Easter season. We unexpectedly had to have the elevator lift serviced as well as purchased some new round and long tables to replace broken ones. Kitchen expenses exceeded budgeted amounts because we purchased some glassware. We are waiting to purchase additional dinner plates, bowls and mugs until a later date. The church shared the expense of the By-laws consultant with the school which was not budgeted for 2019. We continue to strive to keep expenses down as much as possible. However, expenses continue through the summer so please consider keeping your pledge up to date. Thank you for your gifts and talents to Holy Innocents!
Contact: Caroline Fleming

SUNDAY SUMMER BREAKFAST: Our Summer Breakfasts have always been a big hit with all of our parishioners, and now it's time to plan for this summer. Join family and friends - old and new, for Sunday morning fellowship in Bishop Commons from 9-10AM starting next Sunday, June 2 for a yummy breakfast provided by our very own Ushers & Greeters. For more info, or to sign up to sponsor a Sunday, please click HERE

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION - CONFRONTING HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING: We are honored to welcome author, speaker and women’s advocate Katherine Lee to our church for a discussion of one of the most prevalent and abhorrent social injustices of our time: sex trafficking. Join us on Saturday, June 8 from 10AM-12PM as Katherine increases our awareness of how sex trafficking affects our communities, why it happens, who is at risk, and what we can do to make a difference. For questions or more info, contact Nancy Warner via email.
Contact: Nancy Warner

HABLAS UN IDIOMA EXTRANJERO?: Do you speak a foreign language? Would you be willing to share your gift as a participant in the 10AM service on Pentecost Sunday, June 9? We are looking for people to read 4 verses from Acts (Acts 2:3-6) in a variety of foreign languages. All will stand and read at the same time. Please contact Sally Suhr with your name and language by Monday, June 3 if you would like to participate. Merci!
Contact: Sally Suhr

BEAR CAMPS: Holy Innocents Episcopal School invites all families with students in grades PreK5-12 to participate in our summer BEAR CAMPs. Camps feature sports, STEAM, academic and fine arts offering starting May 28 from 9AM -3:30PM. If you would like to register, please click HERE
Wesley Myrick


IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: We are in full swing for VBS coming up on June 3-7 with preparations being made for 76 children and 40 volunteers! You can help us by lifting up our kids and volunteers in prayer. Pray that everyone’s faith is nurtured and strengthened and that our plans for the week unfold seamlessly into a fun, Christ centered experience for everyone. 
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

YOUTH FORMATION SIGN-UP: 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!

CCG LUNCH PREP: We invite you to join us in Parish Hall after the 10AM service to prep sack lunches for Church of the Common Ground! Shop for lunch supplies on Thurs, June 6; pack lunches at HIEC, deliver them, and/or attend worship at Woodruff Park on Sun, June 9
Contact: Lindsay Fluke (678-702-7120)

FOOD DRIVE TO SUPPORT HORIZONS: Support the VBS food drive! Horizons offers 6 weeks of high quality summer programming for 135 at-risk children. Many local families experience food insecurity; please help us eliminate hunger for our Horizons scholars! Suggested items: canned meat, vegetables, fruit; plastic jars or individual applesauce, hearty soups, oatmeal, cereal, dried rice, beans, mac & cheese, pasta, protein or granola bars.
**No glass or peanut products, please**    
Contact: Karen Calhoun

KID'S CLOTHING NEEDED FOR CAC: Community Assistance Center, that serves low income families in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, is in need of children’s summer clothing. Our thrift store offers clothes for all ages. Clothes should be gently worn and can be dropped off at the Thrift Store location at 8607 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs GA 30350. Contact Sibet Freides with questions.
Contact: Sibet Freides

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.

MUSIC NEWS: We bid a fond farewell to Randy Romig for his time making music with us at Holy Innocents and wish him the best! Dawn’s lovely soprano voice will be missed as well. Randy’s last Sunday with us will be June 2, so join us to send him off with lots of love.

The Parish Choir will continue to rehearse on Thursdays evenings and sing on Sunday mornings at 10AM through June 30, and then enjoy a hiatus for the month of July, resuming practice on August 1.

The Friends of Music concert series for 2019-2020 is in the works. Five concerts - including bluegrass, handbells, and opera – are scheduled and the first will take place on September 22. Stay “tuned” for more info on our "Sunday at Seven" series!


MEN'S OTHER FRIDAYS: Join the Men's Other Friday group for good conversation and coffee from 7-8AM in the Frost Youth Center. They will continue their discussion of the book The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton on Fri, May 31. All are welcome!
Contact: Allen Wallace

READING CONNECTIONS: The women's book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6PM. Our next meeting is June 10 and we will discuss The Lowland by Juhmpa Lahiri. Hope to see you there!
Contact: Rosie Bullard

The next Men’s Dinner and a Book is Tue, July 9 at 6:30PM and the book is Three Days in Moscow by Brett Baier. Mike Shortal is hosting. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details. All men at HI are included and invited so don't be shy and join us!
Contact: Jeremy Webber

The Guild of Knitters will be on hiatus for the months of June, July and August. This Ministry, which usually meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7-9PM, offers a chance for service to others as well as a time for socializing! All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin

ST. MONICA'S GUILD: The guild is on hiatus through the spring and summer. They will reconvene in September for more memories and fun times, so stay tuned for dates.

WOMEN'S WISDOM CIRCLE: The Women's Wisdom Circle meets on Monday mornings from 8:30-9:45AM (except holidays) in Inglett Hall. This is a great way to begin your week with quiet, insightful sharing, and frequent laughter.  To subscribe to our blog, click HERE!  For additional information, contact Abbie Hittauer ( or 516.652.6828).
Contact: Abbie Hittauer

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 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.

Sign up for our Ventulett mailing list by clicking HERE
Visit the Ventulett Gallery website 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, Margaret Gardner, Byrd Ball, June Day, Shiranne Simmons, Estelle Scott, Jack Courtnay, Ron Gill, Craig Wilson, and Helen Martin, friends and family including Sawyer Josey, Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson, Phil Pressly, brother of Frank Pressly, Kevin O’Neill, friend of Linda Foster, Joe Watkins, friend of Libby Lindsay, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Kris Tiegreen, niece of Alan and Nancy Tiegreen, Alex Brady, Elaine Fuerst, friend of Renee Peyton, Jen Giliberto, friend of Greg Binney, Clinton Goode, grandson of Frances Richardson, Kathe Watt Robertson, daughter of Jackie Watt, Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst, Lyman Mason, father of Jay Mason, Jan Sutton, mother of Steve Kibler, Mary Beth Totten, friend of Mike Shortal, Peter Hoffman, friend of Mary Vaughan, Avery Stamps and family, friends of Nora McGee, Kathryn Petty, daughter of Jim Petty, 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 Harrison Plunkett, Brandon Rudder, Jack Boger, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, and Charles Norris, and Vaughn Moore. 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 UPCOMING MARRIAGE OF: Micaela Margo Lee Luckovich and Andrew Wilson Campbell on June 1st.

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:

(5/1) Jeffrey Saylor, Craig Wilson (5/2) Carolyn Mitchell, Elizabeth Stapleton (5/3) Liam Reynolds, Richard Shunnarah, Samuel Warley, Anne Webb (5/6) Sarah Schlachter, Timothy Thompson (5/7) Allan Waller

(5/8) Thomas Ventulett (5/10) Judith Nunn, Earnest Simmons, Laurence Simpson III (5/11) Joseph Morris (5/12) Andrew Thomason, Christopher Vaky, Megan Westmoreland, Ashley Wood (5/13) Carol Miller

(5/15) Jessica Murray, Anthony Webb (5/16) Susan Westmoreland, Christy Winer (5/17) MaryBeth Saylor (5/18) Austen Perry, Leslie Reading, Douglas Rieder, Travis Thurber, Melia Voss, Lylie Warshauer, Michelle Westmoreland (5/20) Sophie Morgan, Claire Webber (5/21) Elizabeth Reynolds, Rachel Shunnarah

(5/22) Emerson Webb (5/23) Stewart Palladino, Van Westmoreland (5/24) Shirley Tansill, Andrew Willis (5/27) Nancy Tiegreen (5/28) Amelia Schlachter (5/29) Thomas Stovall (5/30) James Parker