HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
5PM - Misa en Español (Nave)
6PM -
Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

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


Something about the Way or Followers of the Way gives an idea of movement, of action, of pilgrimage. We don’t wait for God to come to us; we follow. We don’t wait for the perfect master plan; we continue walking. Going on pilgrimage then is simply a part of our journey. We follow Christ on the Way...
To read more, click HERE

SUNDAY FORMATION/FAITH FORUM: Due to the parish retreat happening this weekend, there will be no Faith Forum this Sunday. Don't fret! Adult and children's formation will still be held! Click HERE for more info.

NEW MEMBERS!: Please welcome the following new “official” members to HIEC. We are so excited to have you here with us :)

  • *Kathy Brey who transferred from Church of the Atonement
  • *Megan Ramsey who transferred from St. Luke’s in Atlanta, her husband Michael, and son John who was baptized in January at HI
  • *Ed and Susan Dozier who join us from St. Anne’s, Atlanta and St. Paul’s in Albany prior to that
  • *Jim and Diann Seals who join us from St. Luke’s Church in Fort Myers, Florida
  • *Sylvester Toe, baptized and confirmed in Liberia and his wife Ernestine who was also born in Liberia and confirmed at St. Paul’s in Troy NY
  • *Paige Davis Turbeville, baptized and confirmed at Holy Innocents, her husband Wes and two daughters: Anna (age 5) and Evey (age 2)

On February 26, several Ash Wednesday services will take place to give everyone in the parish and community an opportunity to mark the beginning of this holy season for our community of faith. The liturgies will be held at 7AM, 12:15PM, and our final service is held at 6:30PM.

***All include the imposition of ashes & communion. All services will be held in Christ Chapel with the exception of the 6:30PM service which will be held in the Nave.

MEN OF HI BBQ: Save the date for the Men of HI's BBQ on Sunday, March 1 from 6:30-9PM in Frost Youth Center. This is a casual gathering open to all men to share food and fellowship! There is no charge to attend. For more info and to RSVP, please click HERE

The Men of HI are invited to attend the annual Men's Retreat at Lake Logan Episcopal Center on April 17-19. Our guest speaker as well as retreat leader this year will be our very own Rector the Rev. Bill Murray! For more info on pricing and activities for the weekend, please click HERE
Contact: John Harris

Lace up your sneakers and walk/run a 5k or 10k in celebration of the 60th anniversary of HIES and benefitting Horizons at HIES on Saturday, April 25 from 8AM-12:30PM. Cost for registration is $25/person and includes race # and t-shirt. Post-race party on Baker Field! To register visit, please click HERE
Contact: Kate Kratovil (404) 303-2150 Ext. 323


11 of our youth will be traveling to Greece this summer to follow in the footsteps of Paul on their very first pilgrimage! To help make this happen, the youth will sell "stock" in the trip all through the month of February. Each share is $50 and can go to support a particular youth or be evenly distributed to our whole group. All proceeds go directly towards payment for the pilgrimage. For more info or to buy stock, please click HERE

PANCAKE THROWDOWN: You are invited by the HIEC youth to their annual Pancake Throwdown Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 25 at 6PM. The youth will compete in teams to create the best pancakes with their own recipes. You will then vote by tipping your favorite teams. Breakfast favorites will be served and we'll even have live music performed by the Philip Adair Trio! Tickets are $10/adults, $5/children and all proceeds go toward our EYC events. RSVP by clicking HERE
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!

HIEC, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Shallowford Presbyterian, and the Cathedral of Christ the King are sponsoring a Lenten Habitat Build this year! We will work 8 Saturdays from Feb 15 through April 4 to build a house for an awesome family. More info and registration can be found by clicking HERE
Contact: John Harris

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 9AM 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.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU: Thanks to all who made this season of the Friends of Music concerts a resounding success. We had a great time with all of these amazing artists and also with each of our patrons and music lovers. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church.
Contact: Dr. Sean Vogt

What is the link between singing and good health? Is there any? (Short answer: definitely!) Check out this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and see what all the fuss is about by clicking HERE Then consider joining our HI choir for practice on Wednesdays starting at 7:30PM. It's good for the soul as well as your blood pressure :)

ST. MONICA’S GUILD: St. Monica’s will gather at Brooklyn Cafe on Tuesday, February 18 for great food and company starting at 11:30AM. For more info, please contact Dot William by phone!
Contact: Dot Williams (770-475-7148)

MEN OF HI 3RD FRIDAY: The Men’s 3rd Friday group will meet on Friday, February 21 from 7-8:15AM in the Frost Center. This is a great way to connect with the other guys in the parish. Come for the coffee and biscuits, stay for the camaraderie and lively discussions!
Contact: Charles Crosby

On Friday, Feb 28, the Men’s Other Fridays group will meet to continue discussion of The Hardware Hacker by Andrew Huang. We will meet in the Frost Youth Center from 7-8:15AM. Coffee and biscuits provided. All are welcome to attend!
Contact: Allen Wallace

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet March 3 from 7-8:30PM. We welcome anyone who knits or crochets. If your skills are rusty, we will help! This is a good chance for fellowship in a small group setting, so come join us.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

The book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6PM. Our next meeting is March 9 and we will discuss The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. We hope to see you then!
Contact: Kit Reedy

DINNER & BOOK: The next Men’s Dinner and a Book gathering will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30PM . Our book for this session will be The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis. Dr. Rolf Meinhold is hosting. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details. All men at Holy Innocents are included and invited.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY: The Brown Bag Bible Study continues to meet on Mondays (no meeting when the church office is closed) at 12PM in the large conference room. Each week’s lesson is a stand alone unit; bring a lunch and join us!
Contact: Karen Calhoun or Betty Barstow

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 Hattauer ( or 516.652.6828).
Contact: Abbie Hattauer


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. Our curator and committee 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, Shiranne Simmons, Estelle Scott, Ron Gill, Lee Schwieger, Karen Steanson, Jane Chandler, Michael Knight, friends of parishioners 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, Jen Giliberto, friend of Greg Binney, Clinton Goode, grandson of Frances Richardson, Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst, 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, John O’Brien, brother in law of Judy Kirkman, Eudelle Paul, mother of Rusty Paul, Lee Flowers, great nephew of Buddy Crawford, Bobby Calabrese, Toni Humphries, cousin of Earnest and Ursula Simmons, Betty Creekmuir, mother of Bill Creekmuir, Diane and Regina Fletcher, friends of Mary Vaughan, Tony Dickson, friend of Marilyn and Jack Courtnay, John Thompson, brother in law of Peter and Elizabeth Baylis, Richard Dubis, friend of Nancy Warner; 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: Brandon Rudder, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, Charles Norris, Vaughn Moore, and Thomas Webber. 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 Donald Paul Zima, Arden Moser and the Holy Innocents of our day, that your will for them may be fulfilled, and we pray that we may share with all of 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:

(2/1) William Aaron, Robert Tucker (2/2) Clifford Hoffman (2/3) Mark Ballard, Elizabeth Garner, Justin Mosely, Lawson Rhea, Kyle Young (2/4) Megan Crosby, Robert Eanes, Elizabeth McElroy (2/5) Susan Dozier (2/6) Gay Allen, Judy Chandler, Stephen Taylor (2/7) Stefan Fatzinger, Bryan McGee, Elizabeth Stephenson

(2/8) Liza Mooney, John Ramsey, Andrew Savula, Oscar Schlacter, Lisa Shunnarah, Benjamin Trausch (2/9) Scott Ediger, Paul Hamill, Linda Sutter, Carolyn Yost (2/10) William Hollett, David Savula, Jack Walz (2/11) William Fanning, Briggs Peery, Donna Watkins (2/12) Clare Coyne, Vaughn Moore, Joan Plunkett (2/13) Allison Sugg (2/14) Rosalyn Devine, Eric Otness, Joe Reynolds, Bernard Rolader, Ursula Simmons, Judy Sophianopoulos, Luke Thompson, Luciana Carol Vacca

(2/15) Lynn Cornett, Colleen Grogan, Barbara Swann (2/16) Charles Mooney, Marc Schlachter, Harrison Young (2/17) Christopher Bell, Bentley Boger, Christopher Burnett, Kathryn-Claire Crewdson, David Fluke, Teagan Johnson, Wesley Neece, Spencer Palladino (2/18) Sean McCarthy, Ryan Sokolowski (2/19) Judy Blumenau, Daniel Schick (2/20) Bill Lee, Thomas Orton

(2/21) Davis Esslinger, Mark Griffith, Chase Pellettieri (2/22) Josephine Barton, Laurie Bradley, Paul Warley (2/23) Elizabeth Baylis, Elizabeth Harris, Robert Letzler (2/24) Mary Peterson, Thomas Wells (2/25) Collin Garner, Virginia Kirkland, Ann McCrystal (2/26) Nicholas Ader, Holly Chesser, Emily Kallis, Karen Kallis, Dyrc McLeod, Eric Trevena (2/27) Sharon Striblin

(2/28) Emma Bell, Dabney Caldwell, James Devine, Anne-Marie Esslinger, Courtland Fanning, William Fanning, Kimberly Menefee, Daniel Palladino (2/29) Joe Buford, Kit Reedy