HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15am - Holy EucHarist (NAVE)                                                    
6:00 pm - CELTIC Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

ONLINE STREAMING: We’re streaming our services online! Over the last year we’ve begun to 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. 

FAITH FORUM - MISSIONAL FAITHING: Join the Rev. Joshua Case as he  tells stories about HIEC’s work in the world on behalf of children and invites us to some simple missional practices for the season after Pentecost.  

SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUP: This group will meet in the Large Conference Room from 10:10 -11:00am for a time of fellowship, encouragement and study of the Gospel Lesson appointed for that Sunday, led by Don Bell.  This is a six week session meeting from April 10-May 8, 2016. This week’s topic will be “Our Rogation Days”. All parishioners are welcome to join us in the large conference room after the 9:00am service. A special invitation is extended to new members of the parish. Part of the time is spent in getting to know one another.  Group is open to all who are  interested.

Be sure to also join us for our Sunday Formation Classes (Our formation classes will resume on May 1)

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CHILDREN'S CHAPEL: Children’s Chapel is held during the 9:00am service. Children (Pre-K-4th grade) will leave church during the sequence hymn to enjoy a children’s service just for them, and then return during the peace. Children’s Formation (3-year-olds-5th grade) takes place each Sunday at 10:10am in Parish Hall.
Contact: Wynn Henderson

 Find our weekly sermons here!


Summer Service Schedule

We all love summer.  Slightly more relaxed days, fresh produce, and a little less traffic during the week all add up for some of the best days of the year. We also love how our parish family comes together for Sunday breakfasts, renewing and sustaining friendships old and new.

Several years ago, we changed our summer schedule to 8:00 and 10:30 to accommodate logistics during construction.  When our renovations were complete, we kept the schedule because of input from parishioners, especially those who liked the early service.  An unintended consequence was less community interaction at summer breakfasts.

Parishioners have suggested changing to an 8:00 and 10:00 schedule for the summer.  This time frame allows both morning services to attend the breakfast at 9:00 while also honoring both those who like an early service and those who want to come later but still have the summer Sunday opportunities of pools, picnics, and other events. 
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HIEC Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 5:00pm and Fridays 8:30am-3:00pm.

HIEC Announcement: David Brensinger to take Sabbatical

Our organist and choirmaster, David Brensinger, will begin a well-deserved sabbatical after the morning liturgies on Pentecost, May 15.  David will be taking this time for rest and renewal, also attending a couple of conferences and retreats. Sabbaticals are provided to our senior program staff every six to seven years, at least theoretically, to provide a time for continued growth and vocational development. We wish David a wonderful time away and thank him for his continued leadership as he concludes his 29th year of service to Holy Innocents!

PARSIH PICNIC-WELCOME SUMMER WITH PIZZA: Kick off the beginning of the summer season by picnicking with your church family on Sunday, May 22 following the 10:00 Youth Sunday liturgy. Our picnic will be both a celebration of our completion of the School year and a welcome to the summer months! We will be serving unlimited pizza provided by S&J’s Woodfired Pizza. The price for adults will be $10.00 and $7.00 for children under the age of 8. Make sure you make your reservation by May 8 by clicking here so we can be good stewards of our resources. We invite you to bring and share a salad and/or dessert to round out the meal.

We’re excited that Farmer Tim and his friendly chickens will be joining us with his full farmer’s market at the picnic!  From homemade jellies to fresh produce and grits, there’s something for everyone at his market. Farmer Tim will also be providing flower and vegetable seeds and pots for children to plant and take home.  Come join us to welcome Summer!
Contact: Rena Stallworth

2ND HALF LUNCHEON WITH TEMPLE SINAI: We invite you to a 2nd Half Luncheon at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on May 18. Following the 11:15 luncheon in Inglett Hall, we will go to Temple Sinai to tour the Temple sanctuary and hear Rabbi Philip Kranz describe the Shabbat service. The luncheon will cost $8.00 per person. Make sure to have your reservations made by May 13 by clicking here or by contacting the church office.  
Contact: Melody McNeil

CUPCAKES FOR PENTECOST: On Sunday, May 15 we invite all to bring cupcakes to share in between the 9am and 11:15am services to celebrate baptisms and Pentecost Sunday – homemade or from your favorite bakery, mini or jumbo, traditional flavors or something new and inventive.  Bring your cupcakes to Inglett Hall when you arrive. Let’s make this a sweeeet celebration!

SUMMER BREAKFAST VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP: This year, we are hoping you will join us in a new way of 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! The church will provide coffee, tea, water, plates, napkins, silverware, and cups. Inglett Hall will be set up for you with serving and seating tables. If you are interested in hosting a Sunday, sign up by clicking here.
Contact: Rena Stallworth

SUMMER REGISTRATION FOR CAMP MIKELL IS OPEN: Camp Mikell is the summer camp and conference center of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Kids ages kindergarten to 18 enjoy the magic of Mikell every summer. If you are interested in the Camp and would like to visit before the summer, you can attend the open house on June 4 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Please call 706-886-7515 or go to www.CampMikell.com if you have any questions. You won’t know until you go! If you want to talk to a HI member about Camp Mikell, contact Elaine Morgan.
Contact: Elaine Morgan

2016 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Come join us for VBS at Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love - June 6th – 10th!! At Surf Shack VBS, our campers will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give them an opportunity to ride the waves with God. Your students will explore how to serve God and experience God’s amazing presence in their lives. The students will participate in a variety of activities: making their own art projects at the Craft Hut, singing new music at Tidal Tunes, participating in recreational activities at the Recreation Station, exploring science activities at Discovery Dunes, and enjoying tasty Shack Snacks.

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SUMMER 2016 MISSION EXPERIENCE - ATLSERVE 3.0: We are excited to announce that this coming summer we will continue our missional partnership with All Saints’ Episcopal Church in offering atlSERVE 2016 from July 10-15! This year our mission experience will build upon the sure foundation of years past even as we partner with the Diocese of Atlanta to include Episcopal youth throughout Middle and North Georgia. This year’s experience is open to all youth as young as rising 7th graders. Online registration can be found by clicking here. As always, please feel free to be in touch with me should you have any questions!
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

SPRING YOUTH SUNDAY: Mark your calendars for our spring 2016 Youth Sunday on May 22. This will be the first day of our “summer schedule” (with services at 8:00am, 10:00am, and 6:00pm) and youth will play major roles in both of the morning services. This will also be the day of our parish picnic following the 10:00am service. Interested in serving in a special role? Email The Rev. Will Stanley for more information.
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

We give thanks for the following choristers who have faithfully served our parish through their participation in choir this year:

St. Cecilia Choir for Girls: Kendall Brock; Sydney Brock; Jackie Kaltenbach; Wallis Kaltenbach; Virginia King; Ava Pellettieri; Carly Pittman; and Graycen West; St. Nicolas Choir for Boys: Ansel Best; Jackson Kelly; Clark McArthur; Chase Pellettieri; and Aaron Russell.

Their last Sunday to sing, until the fall, is next Sunday, May 15th—the Day of Pentecost. The choirs look forward to welcoming new members when rehearsals begin on Wednesday, August 24th.

FRIENDS OF MUSIC: Be sure to visit the Holy Innocents’ website to view the  Friends of Music concert schedule for future events. The mission of The Friends of Music at Holy Innocents’ is to enhance the role of music in our parish and beyond by bringing to our facilities high quality and diverse musical programs.
Contact: David Brensinger


The Ventulett Art Gallery honors parishioner and architect Tom Ventulett. Curator Jerry Stapleton and his committee line up artists, continuing to make the Ventulett Gallery one of the most sought venues in our area.  

The Ventulett Gallery is excited to welcome
Tom Ventulett 's
‘My Second Wind’

VENTULETT GALLERY PRESENTS, "My Second Wind": Atlanta artist, Tom Ventulett, presents “My Sceond Wind” at the Ventulett Gallery. The exhibit will be continuing through June 5. All art will be available for purchase. For more information please contact Carol Johns at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church at 404.255.4023
Contact: Carol Johns

Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information by clicking here



ROSARY FOR PEACE: On Fridays at 1:00pm in Christ Chapel a Rosary for peace is offered for all those suffering from violence and disaster around the world.  Special petitions are offered for areas torn apart by war, especially Syria. If you are not familiar with this tradition and the prayers offered, but feel called to its contemplative nature, join others from the community each week.
Contact: Craig Wilson

READING CONNECTIONS - Women’s Book Club: The book club, Reading Connections, meets monthly on the second Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6:00pm. All are welcome for fellowship and lively discussion. On Monday, May 9 we will be discussing All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Beth Lynch  or Nancy Binkow

WOMEN’S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00pm in Bishop Commons.  Please bring a light appetizer and/or a bottle of wine to share. We welcome women from ALL age groups, so please join us for lively conversation and an opportunity to meet new friends.  Hope to see you there!
Contact: Lisa Van Devender

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Prayer Shawl Ministry welcomes you to come and join us. This is a wonderful opportunity for fun and fellowship and for a good purpose as well. Our next meeting of the year is Tuesday, June 7, at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

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; Stan Saunders; Diana Fleischer; Jim Didriksen; Lucie Bornholm; Bud Dayries; Joyce Klein; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Zoey Sanz; Sawyer Josey; Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey; Helen Dixon; Bob Paul, father of Rusty Paul; Ann Thompson, mother of Debbie Vaky; Bill Lumpkin; Diane Framularo, friend of Eleanor Feroleto; Maryruth Pfeiffer, mother of Chrissie Pfeiffer, Carolyn Williams, mother of Lisa Shunnarah, and those receiving communion at home.

Prayers for those Who have died: We commend to your mercy all who have died including William “Buddy” Boone, brother of Harry Boone; 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, Mark Bailey, Jack Boger, Thomas Webber, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, 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 of thanksgiving for for the marriage of Mason Chapple and Lidiya Sokhnich on May 7.

Prayers for those being baptized on May 15: Caroline Cheyenne Block, daughter of Rebecca & Brian Block; Sutton Howard Gale, son of Jessica & David Gale; Sabriel Bella van der Grinten, daughter of Jennifer van der Grinten and Phil Evans; Greer Lauren McLeod, daughter of Allison & Dyrc McLeod; Lucia Ann Reading, daughter of Leslie & Christopher Reading; Clara Ann Saussy, daughter of Kathryn & Hugh Saussy; Brianna Katherine Stewart, daughter of Katharine & Peter Stewart; Juliet Christine Thompson, daughter of Christy & Jon Thompson; and Sam Phil Evans.



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) 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; Millie Malone; Mason McCarthy; Charles Mong; (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; Susanne Langlais; Rolf Meinhold; Joseph Morris; (5/12) Virginia Amoni; Keith Anderson; Stephen Bolton; Charles Erb; Carson Kaiser; Jeanine Lewis; Andrew Thomason; Christopher Vaky; Katherine Weitnauer; Megan Westmoreland; Ashley Wood; (5/13) Christine Albright; Richard Cross; Katharine Crowe; Judith Domescik; Carol Miller; (5/14) Eva Bell; William Bolton; (5/15) John Amerson; David Amoni; Taylor Avery; Laura Hackney; Joan Skelton; Anthony Webb; (5/16) Katherine Chesser; Addie Gaudet; Jeffrey Mitchell; Anjale Singh; Laura Wakefield; Susan Westmoreland; Christy Winer; (5/17) Bob Foster; Helen Jackson; Kathryn O’Connor; MaryBeth Saylor; (5/18) Elizabeth Bacon; 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) Anne Goldthwaite; 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; Andrew Willis; (5/25) Mary Lyn Balch; Sarah King; Michael Parrish; Walker Thomas; (5/26) Martha Cleveland; Adrian Dozier; Amy Kane; Stephanie Rathburn; (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;