HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

WELSEY HYMNS: During July and August, we will feature a hymn each Sunday by John or Charles Wesley.  With ties to the Church of England and Methodism in America, these are some of the most beloved hymns with ties to our tradition.  We hope you enjoy them, and as the Wesleys might have said, “sing heartily!”

SUMMER BREAKFAST: Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to provide a breakfast this summer. This week’s breakfast will be provided by the Greeters of HIEC. Join us for breakfast in Inglett Hall at 9:00 am for a breakfast sponsored by HIEC parishioners each Sunday through the summer.
Contact: Rena Stallworth

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.

SUNDAY GATHERING: This week’s meeting is suspended in order for the group to help host along with the Greeters, the church breakfast starting at 9:00 am in the Bishop Commons. It will resume July 10 and 17 for the last two sessions on Episcopal traditions, words and customs in Christ Chapel at 9:20am. All are welcome, even if you have missed prior sessions of this well received series. Material will be available in printed form from all sessions.
Contact: Don Bell (678) 761-1435

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HIEC Summer Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.


In observance of Independence Day the church office will be closed on Monday, July 4th and resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5. 

MOVIES, MUSIC, AND SPIRIT CLASS - AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A series of six classes led by Bob Bahr to examine and discuss the influence of film, popular music and American religious thought in the years following World War II during the late 1940s and 1950s. This influential period in American culture and thought helped to lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement and the changes in thinking about the role of women in American society.
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THE PARSON'S SUMMER LUNCH: Come and engage with your HI community at the Parson's Summer Lunch on July 24 for the Tomato Sandwich Wars Redux! Who will be on top? Duke's? Hellman's? Miracle Whip? The parish will provide Tomato sandwiches free of charge after the 10:00am liturgy and you are invited to bring sides and/or desserts as well as your favorite mayo so we can see which is the best! Reserve your spot below so wee can know how many sandwiches to prepare!
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SAVE THE DATE - 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. More info coming soon.
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.

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

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 begin again on August 7, 14, 21, 28, & September 4.  You’re invited to come for any or all of these dates!
Contact: Susan West


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
Alan Tiegreens's exhibit 
‘Scene in Passing’

VENTULETT GALLERY PRESENTS, "Scene in Passing" Opening Reception: Join us for the opening reception of "Scene in Passing" on June 9 at 6:00pm. “These landscapes” Alan explains, “are the result of an energy that is best expressed by my appreciation (and need) for spontaneity, movement and meaning. Rarely planned ahead, they are largely inventions from memoried places and circumstances that appear to me to have qualities that go beyond obvious beauty or interest value.” The exhibit will be continuing through July 7. 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


VENTULETT GALLERY PRESENTS - TWELVE SIGNATURES: We are pleased to welcome The Georgia Watercolor Society. GWS is a non-profit art organization, whose mission is to promote the joy of watercolor through education, demonstrations, workshops, outreach programs and juried competitions. There are currently over 500 members. The twelve members participating in this exhibit are all members of the board of directors. Join us at the opening reception on July 14 at 6:00pm. All art is available for purchase.
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, July 11 we will be discussing A Spool of Blue Thread, by Kate Morton. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Nancy Binkow

MEN OF HI DINNER AND A BOOK: We will meet Tuesday, July 12 at the home of Clem Chandler from 6:30-9:00 pm. The book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, by Stephen Kinzer. For directions, contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

WOMEN’S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, July 21 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

MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be July 22 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, have an hour or so to socialize, eat dinner and usually end the event around 9:00pm. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, July 23. A volunteer host is responsible for the entrée’ and the members are responsible for the other food. 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; Bud Dayries; Ann Smith; Maidee Spencer; Chris Mitchell; Becca Rieder; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; 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; Sharon Wilson, mother of Craig Wilson; Ed and Mary Lou Jensen, parents of Carolyn Dwyer; Carol Tuck, sister of Jeannie Longley; Kin Craig, friend of Pat Harris; David Oates, cousin of Renee Peyton; Michael Wooten, brother of Tim Wooten; ; 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, 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.

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: (7/1) Peter Hardin; Corazon Johnson; Elizabeth Mooney; Harper Preston; Jean Ward; (7/2) Blake Barber; Seth Howell; Thomas Orton; Pamela Pomar; (7/3) Diana Fleischer; Natalie Inglett; John Kaltenbach; Marilyn Thomas; Randy Yanda; (7/4) David Dorrill; Bradley Shortal; Anne Summerlin; Margaret Wilson; (7/5) Carolyn Kirkland; Jeffrey McMullen; (7/6) Carrie Bornholm; Miriam Ferrel; Kate Howkins; Florence Perusse; Wayne Quigley; Anne Saunders; Jay Singh;  Alan Tiegreen; (7/7) Christen Carter; James Case; Audrey Farnham; Stephen Hyser; (7/8) William Craighill; Emily Hoyt; Mamie Kneller; Alexander Loper; William Stanley;  Conley Street; Anna Thomas; (7/9) Barbara Cerny; Anna Devine; Clair Foley; Grace Laney; Reta Peery; Pat Schneider; Andre McIntosh (7/10) Ryan Graham; Grace Jackson;  Justin Mitchell; Eva Moffat; Linda Spitzer; (7/11) Phyliss Brassey; George Christman; Hedy Edmondson; Nicholas Menefee; Jennifer Morris; Patti Page; Daniel Palladino; Leslie Terrell; (7/12) John Harris; Tiana McNeil; Corbin Pressly; Mary-Camille Quigley; (7/13) John Adams; Elizabeth Watts; Ella White; (7/14) Mary Best; Robert Caldwell; Alexandra Finman; Grayson Hix; Olivia Hix; Claire Mangrum; Nora Mangrum; (7/15) Kathryn Ray; Austin Saylor; Sally Steentjes; Andrew Wouters; (7/16) Neal Allen; Sydney Brock; Grace Collins; Connie Davison; Nancy Juneau; Gayle MacIntyre; James Peters; Anna Thomas; Anna Windley; (7/17) Jennifer Amerson; Kendall Brock; Esther Ebere; Hamilton Henson; Mary Purves; John Seymour; Collins Vise; (7/18) Jennifer Alexander; Melinda Duryea; Kensington Nichols; Brennan Owen; Marion Rivers; Katherine Vaky; (7/19) Eliza Alexander; Vince Bailey; Thomas Brown; George Habersetzer; Thomas Kelly; Nancy Ray; Suzan Smith; (7/20) Ann Bailey; Benjamin Borden; Debbie Foley; Madeline Mangan; Mark Rasmus; Audrey Risley; Bryan Russell; Virginia Stuckey; (7/21) Ryan Gunnigle; Richard Monkiewicz; Paula Moore; Rosalie Ortman; Murray Park-Reese; Christina Smith; Jim Straub; Dan Warner; Kristin White; (7/22) Lucie Bornholm; Michael Shaheen; (7/23) John Bower; William Brown; Thomas Fochtmann; Rebecca Neece; John Stephenson; Christian Terrell; Kelly Winer; (7/24) Marjorie Beare; John Hurt; Will Hurt; Olivia Moore; Virginia Reticker; Sheilanne Sell; M. Thomas; (7/25) Robert Crosby; Zachary Palmer; Campbell Wilson; (7/26) Henry Christman; Walter Christman; Carolyn Dwyer; Catherine Hutto; Amy Laroway; Benjamin Shainker; Lynne Voelker; Charlotte Walker; (7/27) Patricia Binford; Jeffrey Block; Peggy Clarke; Charles Corbett; Michele Gibson; John Gregory; Chandler Hartley; Charles Longley; Maggie McMullen; Rosie Newton; Mary Reticker; (7/28) Kathryn Griffith; Craig Kontz; Michael Nahmias; (7/29) Luke Binney; Clara Blalock; Richard Bowers; Emily Crouch; Ramsey Magaro; William Mangan; Marlene McLarnon; Robin Nealon; Susan West; David Caldwell; (7/31) Katherine Fowler; Virginia Johnson; Amanda Mangan; Henry Ortman