HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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


***The church office will be closed this Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe holiday weekend!***

Summer office hours start after Memorial Day:

Monday - Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm

Holy Innocents is excited to announce that beginning June 1 we will have a couple cooking in the newly permitted Parish Hall kitchen! If you see them, please give them a warm welcome. Chef Blake and Chef Nikki met at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Blake has been a chef at 4th & Swift, Iberian Pig, Aria as well as Cakes & Ale. Nikki has been a pastry chef for Walt Disney, Kyma, Southern Art as well as Floataway Cafe. After they got married, they purchased Edesia Meals in 2016. Edesia Meals is a healthy meal prep & delivery company servicing the metro Atlanta area. They are also private chefs & caterers in their spare time. Some clients include the radio station 104.7 The Fish and local celebrities. Blake & Nikki enjoy listening to music, vlogging, and spending time with their 2 dogs, Honey & Sugar.

VBS is only 2 short weeks away and we are still 3 volunteers short. Please check to see if you are available for any or all of the VBS days. The week is Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8 with all volunteers at the church from 8:15AM-12:30pm. Service hours are available and friends are always welcome! Please email Megan to confirm your availability.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

Camp Mikell, the summer camp for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta wants your child to experience the wonders of summer camp in Toccoa, GA! Sessions are grouped by age and run from Sunday to Saturday. Options include a traditional camp setting as well as an “outdoor camp” for older campers. A wealth of information along with dates, rates and FAQs is found at he camp website by clicking HEREWarning: This is a life changing experience for you and your child!
Contact: Elaine Morgan

Help our VBS students Drop the Anchor on Hunger this summer! Bring your donations to the box located in Bishop Commons behind the fireplace. Nonperishable items requested: oatmeal, canned meats and hearty soups, canned vegetables and fruits, rice, dry beans, shelf stable milk, pasta, granola bars, healthy snacks. No peanut products or glass please! Sign up to help assemble food bags by clicking HERE
Contact: Karen Calhoun

Please join us in providing Sunday breakfasts and fellowship at Holy Innocents' during the summer. We would like to invite church groups, friends, families, and neighbors to sponsor a Sunday breakfast. So gather your party and select a Sunday! Breakfast will begin at 9:00am, and the church will provide beverages and basic set-up. Sign-up by clicking HERE
The following dates are still available: July 1, July 15, August 5, and August 19!
Contact: Bill Clark

All women are cordially invited to the first of our monthly summer get-togethers on Wednesday, June 20, at Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs (5992 Roswell Road). We will meet at the restaurant at 7PM for casual dinner and fellowship. No need to RSVP---please mark your calendar and join us!
Contact: Lisa Van Devender

Join the Men of Holy Innocents’ on Sunday, August 19 for an afternoon of Braves baseball, food, fun, and fellowship! We’ll leave the church by 11:15am and carpool, Uber, or Lyft over to the Battery where we will enjoy lunch in one of the Battery’s many restaurants before catching the game! The first pitch against the Colorado Rockies is at 1:35pm. Tickets are $20 each, and space is limited. Sign-up by clicking HERE


VBS IS ALMOST HERE:  We're only two weeks away from this year's Vacation Bible School which will be June 4-8 for rising k-5th graders. We can't wait to have your kids join us this summer. To sign up, click HERE
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

Youth in 6th-12th grade are invited to join the youth diocese of Atlanta at All Saints' Atlanta for a week of mission work downtown from June 24-27! Youth from churches all over Atlanta will join together to do some good in the community and have some fun. Cost for registration is $150. Sign up at the diocese website by clicking HERE Please also email Megan to let her know you will be attending!
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!

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.

CALLING ALL SINGERS - FROM THE EXPERIENCED TO THE SLIGHTLY OFF-KEY: The adult parish choir continues to grow and is made up of veteran choristers as well as those who are simply enthusiastic beginners. There is a place for all levels of experience and "polish" so please consider joining this fun group in making a joyful noise! As one new chorister said, "I'm getting to know parishioners I never would have. It's been such a rewarding experience!"

Rehearsals are Thursdays (7:30-9:00pm) and Sundays (9:00-9:45am) through June 14. Starting June 17 through the end of July, there will be Sunday rehearsals only.


MENS OTHER FRIDAYS: The Men’s Other Fridays Bible Study will meet Friday, June 1 from 7-8:00am in Frost Youth Center. We will discuss The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, letters 1-5. All men of Holy Innocents’ Church and School and guests are invited.

The women’s book club will meet on June 11 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Bishop Commons to discuss the book What She Knew by Gilly McMillian. We hope you will join us for in depth discussions and good company!
Contact: Rosie Bullard

The next meeting will be Friday, June 15 from 7:00am-8:15am. Coffee, biscuits, fellowship, and discussion in Frost Youth Center. A different topic will be covered each month. This is a great way to connect with other guys in the parish.

The next Men’s Dinner and a Book meeting is on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30pm and the book is Heretic by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Our host for this meeting will be Mike Shortal. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

The Guild of Knitters meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The Prayer Shawl Ministry offers a chance for service to others as well as a time for socializing! They will reconvene after summer break on September 4. All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin

The Women's Wisdom Circle meets on Monday mornings from 8:30am-9:45am in Inglett Hall, so please join us! This is the way to begin your week with quiet, insightful sharing, and frequent laughter.  To subscribe to our blog, click HERE!  For additional information, contact Mary Marvin ( ).
Contact: Mary Marvin Walter

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 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 local and international outreach organizations.

Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information 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 Jim Didriksen, Caryn Bains, Anne Habersetzer, Laura Martin, Marilyn Thomas, Margaret Gardner, Anne Needham, Byrd Ball, Athena Nawar, Libby Lindsay, friends and family including Sawyer Josey, Ann and Tom Thompson, parents of Debbie Vaky, Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson, Phil Pressly, brother of Frank Pressly, Kevin O’Neill, friend of Linda Foster, Jeffrey Hill, brother of Pete Hill, Joe Watkins, friend of Libby Lindsay, Joni House, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey, Lynette Washington, friend of Pamela McKinstry, Kris Tiegreen, niece of Alan and Nancy Tiegreen, Nigel Richardson, brother of Penny Franco, Claire Farmer and family, friends of Ivy and Ferrell Moultrie, Dorothy Trevena, Art Chapple, father of Lindsay Fluke, Gloria Pease, mother of Susan Westmoreland, Lee Welsher, mother of Karl Welsher, 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: Harrison Plunkett, Brandon Rudder, Jack Boger, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, and Charles Norris. 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 Jean Paul Richard, Trudy Crouch, mother of Brad Crouch, Jay Duryea, father of Mindy Duryea, Mary Jackson, sister of Liza Avery, Marcella Mote, mother of Donna Mote, 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.

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 Gil, Helen Johnson, Sarah Kallis, Graham McDonald, Jeffery Saylor, Craig Wilson (5/2) Claudia Booth, Yuwadee Landskroener, Carolyn Mitchell, Elizabeth Stapleton, S. Timmerman (5/3) Regan Kelly, Liam Reynolds, Richard Shunnarah, Samuel Warley, Lyle Warshauer (5/4) Helen Johnson, Annabelle Anglais, Martin McCall (5/5) Mary Barrett, Sadie Howard (5/6) Alexander Levitt, Sarah Schlater, Timothy Thompson (5/7) Mason McCarthy, Allan Waller

(5/8) Mark Christman, Thomas Ventulett (5/9) Alexandra Langlais (5/10) Jonathon Davis, Courtney Hickok, Judith Nunn, Earnest Simmons (5/11) Robert Bartlett, Richard Gardner, Rolf Meinhold, Joseph Morris, Susanne Witt (5/12) Virginia Amoni, Carson Kaiser, Jeanine Lewis, Andrew Thomason, Christopher Vaky, Megan Westmoreland, Ashley Wood (5/13) Judith Domescik, Carol Miller (5/15) David Amoni, Taylor Avery, Laura Hackney, Anthony Webb

(5/16) Katherine Chesser, Addie Gaudet, Jeffrey Mitchell, Laura Wakefield, Susan Westmoreland, Christy Winer (5/17) MaryBeth Saylor (5/18) Elizabeth Bacon, Patricia Binham, Peter Hill, Austen Perry, Douglas Reider, Melia Voss, Jenna Wallin, Lyle Warshauer, Michelle Westmoreland (5/19) Farell Braziel, Brent Farnham (5/20) Charles Downs, Libby Lindsey, Sophie Morgan, Claire Webber (5/21) Nancy Cook, Antoinette Harris, Jon Hayden, Elizabeth Reynolds, Rachel Shunnarah (5/22) Emerson Webb

(5/23) John Crouch, James Didriksen, Richard Gardner, Christy Knight, Philip Laney, Stewart Palladino, Van Westmoreland (5/24) Caroline Herbert, Shirley Tansil, Andrew Willis (5/25) Sarah King (5/26) Martha Cleveland (5/27) Nancy Tiegreen (5/28) Timothy Cook, Nora McGee, William Pruett, Amelia Schlachter (5/29) Peggy Hendrix, Thomas Stovall

(5/30) Floyd Ackerman, Robert Best, Robert Burns, Lucy Howard, Marianne Lee, James Parker