SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
SUNDAY GATHERING: Our gathering will meet at a new time following 8:00 service in the large conference room. It will be a time of Biblical reflection, sharing, getting to know one another better, and for prayers for our church. All are welcome.
Contact: Don Bell
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.
CHILDREN'S CHAPEL: Children’s Chapel is held during the 10:00am 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. We are looking for volunteers to help with the Children's Chapel each Sunday. For more information about how to volunteer click here.
Contact: Melissa Liipfert
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: The prayers of the people were written by members of the Laying on of Hands group. Laying on of Hands is offered each Sunday during our 10:00am service. Prayers may be offered for healing, thanksgiving, family members or general well being. There are two prayer stations located at the rear of the church on each side. They are accessible as you return to your seat after receiving communion. Votive candles are also available. All prayer requests are held in strict confidence.
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This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of 9-11. Earlier this year, we began to think and pray about how to mark this day liturgically. While we wanted to remember this tragic day in our nation’s history, we also wanted to look forward in hope, thanking our first responders in the City of Sandy Springs and beyond, people who put their lives on the line for us each day.
Then, the summer came with tragic news of events across our country and in our world. Terrorism, attacks on citizens, police, and fire officers, and a time of general unrest came upon us. Our plans for 9-11 became even more important and our prayers about what to do intensified.
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HIEC Summer Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm
Construction Traffic: Be aware this weekend of the closing of Riverside Drive. Check your route to church and plan accordingly!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Calling all chefs and hosts! Beginning this Fall Holy Innocents is planning several meals which will be an opportunity for all to “break bread” together. While format and menu will vary, we have set the following dates for this new kind of food and fellowship: Wednesday, September 14; Sunday, October 2; Wednesday, October 26; and Wednesday, December 7. More details on each will follow as the dates get closer. If you are interested in helping with food preparation and/or serving for any of these meals, please contact Mickey Cooke. Many hands make for light work for all!
Contact: Mickey Cooke
RACISM & THE EPISCOPALIAN RESPONSIBILITY: The Beloved Community Commission for Dismantling Racism invites you to a two-part forum on “Racism and Episcopalians’ Christian Responsibility.” A panel of clergy and laity will lead the discussions and each forum will close with the celebration of Holy Eucharist. Part One - August 30, 7 - 9pm at Holy Innocents. Part Two - September 13, 7 - 9pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 306 Peyton Rd, SW, Atlanta. For more information contact Catherine Meeks.
Contact: Catherine Meeks
MEN OF HOLY INNOCENTS’ RETREAT: All men of Holy Innocents’ please plan to attend the Men’s Retreat, September 23 through September 25 at Falls Creek Falls State Park. This will be our first year at Falls Creek Falls. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood, Falls Creek Falls State Park provides a fantastic setting for the MOHI retreat.
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Contact: John Harris
BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY (SUMMER SCHEDULE): The Brown Bag Bible Study continues to meet through the summer on Mondays 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 with questions.
CREATE AND COMMUNE: Our next gathering will be on Friday, September 2. Bring your own creative project to work on or artfully recharge with a coloring page we supply. Drop in for any amount of time between 10:30am - 12:30pm with your sketch pad, notebook, knitting, crochet, scrapbook, or whatever creative project you can easily pack up and bring along. Nothing overly messy please. No need to pre-register.
SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN: Are you volunteering with children or youth at HI and need Safeguarding God’s Children Training? A class will be held Saturday, October 1 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church. To register, email Caroline Fleming.
Contact: Caroline Fleming
LaAMISTAD ESL CLASSES: LaAmistad English for Successful Living is offering classes to the community. Everyone is welcomed to attended the many English courses offered by LaAmistad ESL. Classes will start on July 25th and will finish on October 1st. Registration is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at HIEC at 6:30 pm. For more information about English classes or volunteer opportunities with our program, please contact Johanne Jean.
Contact: Johanne Jean
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY: EFM is a program for adult Christian formation administered by the School Of Theology at Sewanee. During a four year cycle, an EFM group reads the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament in community, studies two millennia of church history and engages several primary texts of practical theology. Theological reflection engages the group as we consider our actions, positions, and cultural influences. If the menu looks daunting, the reality is a group of friendly, open people who bond as friends and supporters of each other in our shared imperative to be the Body of Christ in our communities. We meet Wednesday evenings of the academic year from 6:45 till 8:45, starting September 07. Please consider joining us this year.
Contact: John Donnelly (770) 630-0400 evenings.
SUMMER CHOIR: If you can carry a tune and possess even minimal music reading ability (voice quality not withstanding), you are encouraged to sing in the Summer Choir. We meet at 9:00am on Sundays in Brensinger Hall to prepare music for the 10:00am service. Singers in High School and older are welcome. Summer Choir will continue each Sunday through September 4. You’re invited to come for any or all of these dates!
Contact: Susan West
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS & CHOIR DINNERS: All Children's Choirs Fall rehearsals and choir dinners will resume on Wednesday, August 24. If you wish to reserve a dinner, please click here. All reservations must be made by 5:00pm on the prior Monday.
The schedule for Wednesday evenings is as follows:
5:15pm - 5:45pm: Dinner for Choristers in Primary & St. C & N Choirs
5:15pm - 5:45pm: Music Experience (Preschool - Kindergarten)
5:45pm - 6:30pm: Dinner for Adults and Children in Music Experience
5:45pm - 7:00pm: St. C & N Choirs (3rd – 8th graders)
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Primary Choir
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 Ventulett 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 our Mission Program.
VENTULETT GALLERY PRESENTS - “Collective Visions… Artists who Teach”: We are excited to showcase the art of several Visual Art teachers from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. Teachers Maria Louise Coil, Alice Thompson, Judie Jacobs, Jeri Glaze and Charles Watson will offer a wide range of work, exemplifying the talent and inspiration they bring to the classroom. All art is available for purchase.
Holy Innocents’ offers one of the most vibrant, comprehensive arts programs in the state. Starting in Primary School and continuing through 12th grade, students are given every opportunity to discover their “artist within” as a musician, thespian, media artist or visual artist.
Experiences within the Visual Arts classroom often include visits by guest artists, fieldtrips, and displays of student art throughout the campus. Additionally, selected pieces of students’ work are chosen to be included in an annual six-week exhibit at the High Museum of Art.
Contact: Carol Johns
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, September 12, we will be discussing “Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith” by Anne Lamott. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Nancy Binkow
WOMEN’S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00pm in Inglett Hall. 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
MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be September 16 from 7:00am - 8:15am. Coffee, biscuits, fellowship, and discussion 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.”
FAB 40’s: Fab 40’s is a supper club that was started several years ago by a group of parishioners, who were all in their 40’s at the time. They meet every 3rd Saturday at 6:30pm in the Bishop Commons, and have an hour or so to socialize, eat dinner and usually end the event around 9:00pm. Our next gathering will be on Saturday, September 17. If you are interested in coming, please stay tuned for more information.
For more information visit the HIEC website by clicking here.
Contact: Carolyn Yost
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; Jim Didriksen; Lucie Bornholm; Ann Smith; Chris Mitchell; Charley Corbett; Maddie Hamill; Cliff Hoffman; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Sawyer Josey; Helen Dixon; Ann Thompson, mother of Debbie Vaky; Ed and Mary Lou Jensen, parents of Carolyn Dwyer; Carol Tuck, sister of Jeannie Longley; Kin Craig, friend of Pat Harris; Michael Wooten, brother of Tim Wooten; Scott Beard, husband of Bonnie Beard; Frederick William Mew, friend of Lisa Zaina; Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson; Tammy Glenn, sister of Paula Fowler; Stephanie Haugen, daughter of Anne Hutto; Charles Webster, uncle of Renee Peyton; Charles Larkin, brother of Steve Larkin Ezra Philip Searles, grandson of Susan and David Searles; and those receiving communion at home.
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.
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, Jack Boger, 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.
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: (8/1) Michael Bowden; Erik Curns; Elizabeth Link; Bobby Smith; Rex Wallin; (8/2) Donald Bell; Janet Campbell; Charles Murphy; (8/3) Muriel Chrisman; Kate Dangler; Elizabeth Foster; Mary Griffith; William Preston; Rhys Shaughnessy; John Michael Sullivan; (8/4) William Allen; Sharon Hall; Rory Henderson; Lauren Schwartz; Nettie Silva; Ben Thomas; Kathleen Wilson; (8/5) Forrest Braziel;; Mary Byrne; Leigh Cummings; Sawyer Fleming; William Mangan; Andrea McCarter; David Searles; (8/6) Christopher Durst; John Foster; Dorothy Longley; William Stribling; Susannah Stuckey; Vicki Tucker; (8/7_ Susan Link; Delaney McMullen; (8/8) Jennifer Bartlett; Joan Betts; Gralyn Daily; Terri Johnson; Carol Smith; Lane Smith; Lydia Steentjes; Lever Stewart; Luke Wright; (8/9) Edward Adjei; Olivia Brady; Amil Ferraro; Anna Hammer; John Howkins; Neil Kimball; Addison Palmer; Jackson Palmer; Robert Peery; Diana Rosen; Mason Sell; (8/10) Tressa Bell; Lisa Ediger; Marcia Ernst; Doran Fortune; Peter Landskroener; Joan Lybrook; Ryan Peckham; Debra Vaky; Christine Wilson; Eliza Wilson; (8/11) Charles Braziel; William Creekmuir; Catherine Hasell; Mark Jarvis; Emily Levitt; Frederick Nichols; Jordan Olinger; Andre Touzet; (8/12) Steven Griggs; James O’Brien; (8/13) Sharon Hartley; Marlo Mong; (8/14) Thomas Balch; Diane Greer; Courtney Hamill; Melissa Letzler; Janet O’Brien; Frank Pressly; Madeline Simpson; (8/16) Diane Abbott; Scott Brumbeloe; Geneva Case; Kayleigh Crossan; Eric DeFino; Maurine Dorsey; Alexandra Juneau; Thomas Perry; Thomas Watkins; William Wright; (8/17) Barbara Burns; Minnie Bob Campbell; Max Foley; Martha Lang; Alexandra Menefee; Nancy Moss; Emma Rawley; Jackie Stradley; Sophia Toledo; Scott Voelker; (8/18) WH Caldwell; Kathleen Seay; Julie Skaggs; Joanne Unger; (8/19) Joseph Magaro; Matthew Palmer; Adah Reading; Katherine White; (8/20) Sydney Abney; Kristen Anderson; Sabritt Dozier; Caroline Rose; Scott Seaborn; (8/21) Gillian Adams; John Allen; Jane Brown; Robert Caldwell; George Edwards; Glenn Kidd; Kathie Larkin; David Merkel; Lillian Rose; Marilyn White; (8/22) Stephanie Blomeyer; Grant Heerin; Kelly Makuta; Elaine Morgan; Karla Smith; Lindsay Stewart; Christopher Tosh; (8/23) Marilyn Adjei; Caroline Brumbeloe; James Hickok; Edwin Isakson; Andrew Kaiser; Claudia Morris; George Ray; Tweetie Smith; James Spencer; Peter Stewart; (8/24) John Bacon; Sterrett Campbell; Robert McGee; Phyllis Mitchell; Jackson Smith; (8/25) Wende Cherry; Kailey Clark; Meghan Hamrick; John Howkins; Nicole Johnston; (8/26) Joseph Black; Sherry Gardner; (8/27) Elizabeth Baskin; Melissa Fleming; Deborah Holman; Ruth Homer; Kimberly Thomas; Sabriel van der Grinten; (8/28) Christopher Broyles; Madeline Hamill; (8/29) Jonathan Carter; Clayton Donnelly; Isabel Draper; Gracie-Jane Hillman; John Stille; Francis Wakefield; (8/30) Ruth Brown; Melissa Freeman; Anne Van Beuningen; (8/31) Yvette Coursey; Joni House; Caroline Keenan; Colleen Keenan; Frances Stille; Alan Toney; Amelia White;