HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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In observance of Memorial Day the church office will be closed Monday, May 25 and will begin our summer office hours on Tuesday, May 26.

The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday Service Schedule
(April 12 - September 7)


Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)


Holy Eucharist (Nave)


Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

SUMMER SUNDAY BREAKFAST: This year, we are hoping you will join us in a new way of providing 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! Sign up by clicking here.

ALMS BASKET: Bring your canned goods and clothing and place them in the basket as you enter the Church. Make it a weekly discipline to help others.

Find our weekly sermons here!



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

50 DAYS OF SERVICE SURVEY: We’ve just completed the Great 50 Days of Service. We value your honest assessment of the manner in which we spent these last several Sundays. Please take 5 minutes to complete the following survey, which will help your parish staff plan for the future. Thank you for your feedback and thank you for your participation during the Great 50 Days! Click here to take the survey

UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORY: We will be digitally releasing a Holy Innocents’ Directory on June 1 and want it to be as accurate as possible.  If you have any changes in e-mail, home address, or phone number, please submit those changes through the Church Directory Form by clicking here.  Deadline for changes is May 22. Please only complete the form if there are changes.
Contact: Caroline Fleming

PENTECOST ANAM CARA: Below find a link to the Pentecost issue of Anam Cara, our parish’s E-magazine. View the magazine on any electronic device or print, in color or black and white, for a more traditional version. We will be refining each issue in the coming months, but are excited to share this new communications tool with you and your family.  Share it with others to tell them more about your Place for Faith.
Click here to download the latest issue.

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2015 VBS- Trek to Thailand: Join us on a Trek to Thailand in VBS from June 8-12 and get everything you love about VBS — plus a fresh way to ignite kids’ faith by immersing them in another culture. Meet kids from another country, on video, who love Jesus. Explore their everyday lives through games, snacks and cultural experiences. Register online by clicking here!
Contact: Wynn Henderson

VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: It is that time again! We are looking for volunteers to help this year. Please consider volunteering to help during this wonderful week. Parental involvement makes all the difference to our kids. Contact Wynn Henderson for more information or to volunteer.
Contact: Wynn Henderson

YOUTH SUNDAY: Our next Youth Sunday will be Pentecost: Sunday, May 24 at 10:30am. We invite youth to participate as readers, acolytes and ushers. Be sure to sign up to serve by clicking here!
Contact: Emily Bartlett

1st & 3rd SUNDAYS: This summer, starting June 7, all youth are invited on the first and third Sundays to stay after church and share a meal and fun. These Sunday gatherings will be the core of our summer program with other fun events being planned! Stay tuned for more information!
Contact: Emily Bartlett

AN INVITATION TO CONVERSATION: On Sunday, June 14, following the Celtic service, Emily Barlett will lead a discussion for high school girls about bringing our faith into relationships. Look for more information soon.
Contact: Emily Bartlett

atlSERVE: It’s time to register for our summer mission trip! For the second year in row, we will be staying local. With new partners and projects, this year promises to make just as big of an impact and to be just as much fun. Total cost for atlSERVE 2015 is $325.
Contact: Joshua Case

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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 Lucinda Bunnen, noted Atlanta photographer, book artist and patron of the arts. Her love of photography and keen eye for the extraordinary can be seen in her own photography as well as the photographs that comprise the Bunnen Collection at the High Museum of Art. Lucinda has traveled extensively for her work and has shared two of her collections: “2010 Patzcuaro, Mexico” and “2012 Havana, Cuba.”
The exhibit will run through May 29, 2015. All art is available for purchase by contacting Carol Johns at .


Coming Soon!

Philip Carpenter - WORK: Making pencil drawings replaced painting for Carpenter about fifteen years ago. The drawings, as with paintings, require painterly invention to create convincing illusions. Though his interest sometimes wanders, he always returns to making portraits of ordinary things, such as hand tools and discarded toys. “I meticulously record their wear as my way of knowing them physically while honoring their unknowable histories.”

Christine Bray – The Space Between, Still Lifes and Landscapes: Bray’s work is about the light and dark in the still lifes and landscapes, not necessarily about the objects or the landscapes themselves. Together the light and dark come together to create a mood in the paintings resulting in a beautiful statement.


READING CONNECTIONS (Women’s Book Club): This club meets on the 2nd Monday of the each month at 6:00pm at Holy Innocents. Guests & new members are always welcome. Our next meeting will be June 8 and we will discuss The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers.
Contact: Alesa McArthur

MEN OF HI DINNER & A BOOK: We will meet Tuesday, July 14 at the home of Tony Clarke from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The book is Defiant by Alvin Townley. For directions and more information contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

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; Paul Atwater; Jean-Paul Richard; Shiranne Simmons; Brad Sell; Eva Bell; Mary Byrne; friends and family incluing: Nicolas Vaky, nephew of Pete Vaky; Scott Beard, husband of Bonnie Beard; Dan Hardin, father of Hayley Kelly; Larry Johnson, brother in law of Lisa van Devender; Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Joan Schmidt, mother of Catherine Sandhage; Terry McCollister, friend of Lisa and Rick Shunnarah; Ruth Crook, mother of Scott Crook; Elsie Elkins, mother of Sherry Gardner; Marty and Adrienne Madson, friends of Wendy and Charley Corbett; Ed Jensen, father of Carolyn Jensen; Lee Welsher, mother of Karl Welsher; Blondie Parker, wife of Andre Parker; Sid Bains, father of Caryn Bains; Gisela O’Neil, mother of Cathy O’Neil, and those receiving communion at home including Nina Collins.

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, Mark Bailey, Jack Boger 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 for Those who are expecting a child: In thanksgiving for the miracle of new life and for continued health, we pray for Karla and Ander Smith; and Laura and The Rev. Joshua Case.

Prayers of Thanksgiving For Those Baptized This Day: Nolan Scott Daily, son of Stephen and Grayln Daily; Thomas Eugene Orton IV, son of Thomas and Jessica Orton; Aiden Rives Xie, son of Ricky Xie and Caroline Catts-Xie; and Harrison Howard Xie, son of Ricky Xie and Caroline Catts-Xie; for the marriage of Holly Sandlin Bowen and Jonathan Walker Spencer on May 23 in Asheville; for Frank Timmerman; and for the life of Frederick Lindsay Metz.