HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00 am -  Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist


Did Jesus really say that?      
Inglett Hall

10 minute introduction of Gospel text by Michael followed by table discussion, applicable to everyday life.

So you want to be an Episcopalian?

Buddy will lead new and old alike who either want to refresh their knowledge of our tradition or prepare for confirmation here at HI when Bishop Wright visits on Dec. 20.  

Who is our Neighbor?        

Joshua has been working with our parish and community leaders to fine tune our outreach, helping us deepen our commitment to those often forgotten. This class will offer Biblical and theological reflection as well as information about our efforts.

Youth Formation
Frost Youth Center

We will offer a full spectrum of youth formation opportunities for those in grades 6-12.

Faith and Fiction
Conference Room

This class discusses evidences of faith in fiction. We are reading an anthology of contemporary Southern short stories which present a variety of viewpoints for our group discussion on Sundays. We examine how the author’s vision pulls us into a story and illuminates our own experience of faith and spiritual values.

Find our weekly sermons here!


Presbyters Conference 2015

Earlier this week, your clergy were together at the annual meeting for all the other priests/presbyters of our Diocese. This time has always been an important one, but particularly this year.

Our Bishop Rob Wright continues to implore us to be more authentic and visionary in our vocation, and in challenging our parish to be an authentic community, not a pseudo-fellowship.

We shared the journey to Jackson to pray at the execution of Kelly Kissendaner. It will take us quite a while to understand and discern all that we experienced together.

Click here to read more


HIEC Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am- 5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.

OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SUPPER: Come and join us on October 18 at 5:30pm for a Old Fashioned Sunday Supper. We will be discussing how Holy Innocents plans to “Engage the Community for the Glory of God” over the coming year. Holy Innocents will provide fried chicken, and we invite you to bring one side-dish, salad, or dessert to share with fellow parishioners. This event is free to all so be sure to invite your family and friends!
Click here to reserve your spot

CELTIC FESTIVAL: Where is one place you can find a fiddle, penny whistle, accordion, and bagpipes?  Come find out at this year’s Celtic Festival on November 1! Reserve your spot online for a discounted price. Click here for more information.

LATE PENTECOST ANAM CARA: Below find a link to the Late-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. Share it with others to tell them more about your Place for Faith. Click Here to download the lastest issue.

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

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 our 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.

THE PARSON'S TABLE: Join us at the Parson’s Table on Wednesday, October 7, The Parson’s Table welcomes back Maicah and Ardeina. They will be preparing roasted pork loin or stuffed eggplant with yellow rice and sautéed green beans. Please RSVP before Monday, October 5 at 5:00pm at the Holy Innocents’ website to join us for this tasty meal. Iced tea included with the meal. Home brew and wine available for additional donations.

2:30pm - 6:30pm - Farmer Tim's Market (Bi-Weekly)
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Dinner for Children
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Wine & Cheese Conversations
5:45pm - 7:00pm - St. C & N Choirs (3rd – 8th graders),
Primary Choir/Arts Program (1st – 2nd graders),
Music/Arts Program (preschoolers & kindergarteners)
Nursery (infants & toddlers)
5:45pm - 6:30pm - Dinner for Adults

Click here to reserve your spot.

BOGO (Buy one Give one): When you reserve your space, consider giving away a meal, "Buy one, Give one: BOGO". We will bank contributions each week and when enough are available, we'll provide meals to Sandy Springs organizations such as the Police and Fire Departments. Look for announcements when your BOGO meals are donated around Sandy Springs. Thank you to donors who have contributed thus far.

FRIENDS OF MUSIC: Be sure to visit the Holy Innocents’ website to view the new Friends of Music concert schedule.The mission of The Friends of Music at Holy Innocents’ is to enhance the role of music in our parish and beyond by bringing to our facilities high quality and diverse musical programs.
Contact: David Brensinger

DOODLING AS A MEDITATION: Join us for our Doodling as a Meditation Class led by our Artist in Residence Vanessa Lowry. Whether you’re a beginning doodler or an experienced artist, this workshop will introduce you to the practice of doodling as a meditation. You can register for either the 4 week or 2 day workshop. After you register, you’ll receive an email with the suggested list of supplies. You may purchase these supplies or bring paper and markers you already own. Click here for more information
Contact: Vanessa Lowry

Create and Commune is a free monthly event Vanessa Lowry, Holy Innocents' artist in residence, is hosting on the first Friday of each month from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Bring your own creative project to work on or artfully recharge with a coloring page we supply. Drop in for any amount of time 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. 

Join us for this 4 week drumming class on Saturdays from January 30 - February 20. Taught by master drummer Chuck Cogliandro, this six-week class will focus on hand drumming techniques using West African drums and ensemble playing of traditional rhythms with multiple parts. In addition to the hands on instruction, Chuck will share the history and cultural significance of drumming in various traditions around the world. Class space is limited so be sure to hurry and save your spot. Register online at the Holy Innocents’ Website.
Contact: Vanessa Lowry


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.  


READING CONNECTIONS (Women’s Book Club): This club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm. This month's meeting is at The Link in Sandy Springs. Guests & new members are always welcome. Our next meeting will be October 12 and we will be discussing The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd.
Contact: Alesa McArthur

FAB 40's: The next gathering will be held on Saturday, October 17, at 6:30pm at the home of John and Locke Coleman. Please call Locke at 770-518-8781 for reservations.
Contact: Francis Wakefield

ST. MONICA'S GUILD: Join us for our next meeting on October 20 at 10:30am at the church. Our speaker will be Betty Thompson, Carol Miller’s sister. This is a program you will not want to miss.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

WOMEN'S TIME OUT: All women are cordially invited for fellowship and fun on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm in the Frost Youth Center. You are asked to bring a simple appetizer and/or a bottle of wine, and please consider bringing a friend. There is no formal agenda for this event—just a time to relax, catch up with friends, and perhaps make a new one. Hope to see you there!
Contact: Lisa Van Devender

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Prayer Shawl Ministry welcomes you to come and join us. This is a wonderful opportunity for fun and fellowship and for a good purpose as well. Our first meeting of the year is Tuesday, November 3, at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

We will meet Tuesday, November 10 at the home of  Jeremy Webber from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The book is Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee. 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; Stan Saunders; Diana Fleischer; Neal Allen; Helen Martin; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Terry Warley, friend of Jackie Stradley; Joan Stewart McCarley, aunt of Alice Ball; Caroline Westerhoff; George Mende; Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst; Sawyer Josey; Sarah Mills; Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey; Jackson Webber, grandson of Cheryl and Jeremy Webber; Peggy Koch, grandmother of Leslie Reading; Jurgen Tredup, brother in law of Kyle Young, and those receiving communion at including Paul Atwater and The Rev. Robert Rickerd.

We commend to your mercy all who have died including Paul Atwater; Betty Jane Lee McNeil, mother in law of Melody McNeil; 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.

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, Thomas Webber, 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 THE MARRIAGE OF Virginia Stewart Lee and Brandon David Booker on October 3; and for the Blessing of a Civil Marriage for Laura D’ann Murphy and Colin Gates Murphy on October 10.

Tessa Nicole Webber, granddaughter of Jeremy and Cheryl

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: (10/1) Marye Fincher; Linley Jones Rowan Neece; Ben Palmer; Tom Ventulett; (10/2) Anna Hayden; Alice Mabry; Pat Russell; James Sadlo; John Shepherd; Beth Touzet; Molly-O Wagner; (10/3) Bill Baker; Oliver DeVries; Wilbert Steentjes; Dot Williams; (10/4) Peter Baylis; Steven Nahmias; Will Stevenson; (10/5) Liz Ahern; Peggy Christman; Catherine Lee; Ainsley Sadlo; (10/6) Regan Loper; Kristin Shelton; (10/7) Elizabeth Coil; Joe Nuzzaco; Thomas Rawley; (10/8) Jay Betts; Anne Carlson; Molly Carpenter; Jeannie Longley; Emma Schaefer; (10/9) Grant Brown; Judy Bullock; Jim Petty; Wes Reynolds; Cheryl Sykes; Woody Wheeler; (10/10) Caroline Catts-Xie; Bo Cleary; Kat Howkins; David Lagi; John McTaggart; Elizabeth Rasmus; Nancy Uiterwyk; Meg Yanda; (10/11) Doug Blankenbeker; Michael Clark; Gary Coursey; Michael Rhea; Timothy Seamans; Alexis Shortal; (10/12) Nina Braziel; Sonya Damewood; Dot Harper; Andrea Morie; Jacqueline Ryan; Alexis Stewart; Jacob Thomas; (10/13) Anne Koch; Rachel Merkel; Colin Murphy; Joe Perusse; Sophia Ryan; Mike Shortal; (10/14) Susan Beard; Harry Homer; Michael Seaborn; Jean Marc Street; Anna Thomas; Cathy Williams; (10/15) Kathy Chrisman; Suzanne Clark; Caroline Dixon; James Gates; Marilyn Walker; (10/16) Paula Adesokan; Doug Moffat; Lin Stradley; (10/17) Alex Brady; Chris Devine; Richard Gaudet; John Hedrick; Paul Heerin; Yvonne Johnson; Ivor Longo; (10/18) Merrianne LeBoutillier; Kelley McTaggart; Kreg Nichols; Pete Parsonson; Christy Thompson; (10/19) Scott Carlson; Elizabeth Gates; Calvin Simmons; Peter Stone; Rachael Windler; (10/20) Carmen Noel; Prescott Smith; Carole Walton; Elizabeth Yanda; (10/21) Tricia Jarvis; (10/22) Earle Blomeyer; Kerry Brennan; Harris Calhoun; Tye Helms; Kallie Kibler; Anissa Wells; (10/23) Maxine Parker; Debbie Schwartz; Doug Voss; (10/24) Caroline Hix; Annie Hollett; Sarah Hyser; Meredith Johnson; William Nellis; (10/25) Paige Allen; Anne Foster; Helen Martin; Hayes McDonald; Teresa Winer; Jon Bornholm; (10/26) Kimberly DeFino; Peter Herbert; Alesa McArthur; Bruce Mitchell; (10/27) Michael Broome; Laurie Ford; Nicole Kaiser; (10/28) Tim McNeil; (10/29) John Cummings; Bill Guilford; Brian Thomas; Thomas Ventulett; (10/30) William Mitchell; Gia Partain; (10/31) Clem Chandler; The Rev. Buddy Crawford; Lester Longley; Joe Sullivan; Marie Thomas; Shirley Thurmond