SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
8:00AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00PM - Contemplative Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
The Year of the Search
We are six weeks into 2019. In some ways it feels like January was four months long and in other ways I feel like the year just got started. Either way, I can tell you unequivocally that 2019 is the year of the search. In no particular order, we have to find....
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SUNDAY SERMONS AT HIEC: Our Sunday sermons are uploaded every Tuesday to our website. (There may be exceptions on Sundays when technical difficulties get the better of us!) Click HERE for our latest audio upload, and share with your friends!
FINANCIAL NEWS: Do you make pledge gift payments or unpledged gifts? Do you ever make donations for music, flower guild, altar guild or a memorial? Are you curious about how those monies are used? The church uses all pledged resources to determine the annual budget. These funds are used for operations in all areas of the church including compensation, administration, building maintenance & repairs, Christian formation for adult, children & youth, music, liturgy, retreats, parish life, outreach programs, pastoral care and our Diocesan pledge. In addition, it covers the $200,000 annual debt service on our building loan. Specific donations in areas like flowers, music and altar guild and Friends of Music are placed into designated accounts and can only be used for expenses in those areas. For example, Friends of Music funds allow the church to host free concerts for the parish and community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Treasurer, Greg Binney, or Parish Administrator, Caroline Fleming, at the office.
PANCAKE THROWDOWN: This year, the youth are challenging the entire parish to compete in their Pancake Throwdown on Shrove Tuesday, March 5 at 6PM to celebrate Mardi Gras. Anyone in HIEC can form their own team and compete to produce the most delicious, unique pancakes! Each team needs to bring their own griddle, ingredients, and decorations to help them win the grand prize. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Please bring along some cash to tip your favorite team and help them win! To sign up your team, click HERE
Not interested in being on a team? Sign up to attend the dinner, eat, and judge everyone's delicious creations by clicking HERE
Contact: Megan Petenbrink
RETURN AND REST - A LENTEN QUIET DAY: Give yourself a day of quiet and prayer as you prepare your heart for Easter by joining us for creative and meditative Quiet Day activities. Our own Rev. Buddy will lead the program, focusing on repentance, changing directions in our hearts/minds, and "turning" towards the fullness of life in God. We will meet in the Lanier House on the Cathedral of St. Philip campus from 9:30AM-2PM, Saturday, March 16. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Please register before March 11 by contacting Jeannie Mahood.
Contact: Jeannie Mahood (404-365-1031)
SAVE THE DATE: The Men of HI will gather at Lake Logan Episcopal Conference Center, for spiritual enrichment, fellowship and renewal from May 17-19 at Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, NC. More info coming soon!
Contact: John Harris
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VBS 2019: Our kids are invited to take a trip to Mars this summer to learn about how out-of-this-world God’s power and love can be! Join us June 3-7 from 9AM-12PM for games, crafts, and fun lessons on faith geared towards k-5th grade kids. This year, Horizon's students are also invited to attend! For more info on sponsoring a Horizon's student or to sign up, click HERE
FNC - MARDI GRAS FOOD MASH: The High schoolers are invited to a Mardi Gras themed Friday Night Crowd on March 1. They will meet in Frost Youth Center at 6PM and shuttle over to Publix to compete in teams to find ingredients to create the fattiest, richest meal they can think of. The teams will then be judged on said dish and then destroy their dishes in awesome, messy ways. RSVP required and each youth must bring $5 in cash.
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!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Holy Innocents’, Saint Benedict Catholic Church and Cathedral of Christ the King are sponsoring a Lenten Habitat of Humanity Build in Atlanta. This is a great opportunity to build a home for a family and help revitalize Atlanta as we make our way from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week. Build dates are: Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6 and 13. For more info or to sign up, click HERE
Contact: John Harris (678.761.6765)
HORIZON'S SUPER SATURDAY: Support our Horizons and HIES scholars by providing healthy breakfast items for Super Saturday or by signing up to be a Mystery Reader! Dates are Sat, February 23. To sign up for a reading slot or to donate food, click HERE
Contact: Karen Calhoun
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 9AM & 11:15AM 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.
SAVE THE DATE... FoM: Join us on Sunday, May 5 at 7PM for our final Friends of Music for the 2018-19 season! We are proud to welcome Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, to our church for a night of impossibly delicate and lyrical music. Stay after for light refreshments and a chance to speak with Elizabeth.
Contact: Randy Romig
CALLING ALL SINGERS: Do you have a song in your heart? Are you a star waiting to be born? You should join our parish choir! We are always looking for more voices to add to our group and are especially in need of altos and tenors for the Lenten and Easter seasons. If you are interested, please contact Randy Romig by email ( ) or cell (404-915-6684) as soon as possible.
Contact: Randy Romig
MEN'S OTHER FRIDAYS: On Friday, Feb 22, we will continue our discussion of Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking. Join us for good conversation and coffee from 7-8AM in the Frost Youth Center. All men of HIEC, HIES and guests are welcome.
Contact: Allen Wallace
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Guild of Knitters meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7-9PM. The Prayer Shawl Ministry offers a chance for service to others as well as a time for socializing! They will meet on March 5. All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin
READING CONNECTIONS: The women's book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons starting at 6PM for their monthly discussion. Their next meeting is March 11 and they will discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Rosie Bullard
MEN'S DINNER & A BOOK: The next Men’s Dinner and a Book is Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30PM and the book is The Last Stand of Fox Company by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. Bob Tarkington is hosting. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details. All men at Holy Innocents are included and invited.
Contact: Jeremy Webber
MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be March 15 from 7-8:15AM. 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.
WOMEN'S WISDOM CIRCLE: The Women's Wisdom Circle meets on Monday mornings from 8:30-9:45AM (except holidays) in Inglett Hall. This is a great way to begin your week with quiet, insightful sharing, and frequent laughter. To subscribe to our blog, click HERE! For additional information, contact Abbie Hittauer ( or 516.652.6828).
Contact: Abbie Hittauer
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 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.
Sign up for our Ventulett mailing list by clicking HERE
Visit the Ventulett Gallery website 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, Laura Martin, Margaret Gardner, Byrd Ball, June Day, Shiranne Simmons, Sandy Freeman, Estelle Scott; 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, Joe Watkins, friend of Libby Lindsay, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey, Kris Tiegreen, niece of Alan and Nancy Tiegreen, Alex Brady, Elaine Fuerst, friend of Renee Peyton, Jen Giliberto, friend of Greg Binney, Clinton Goode, grandson of Frances Richardson, Kathe Watt Robertson, daughter of Jackie Watt, Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst, Lyman Mason, father of Jay Mason, Jack Zuker, step grandfather of KC Crewdson; 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, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, Charles Norris, and Vaughn Moore. 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 Arthur O’Connor, Rosa Lopez, friend of Mary Vaughn, and the Holy Innocents of our day, that your will for them may be fulfilled, and we pray that we may share with all of 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:
(2/1) William Aaron, Bob Tucker (2/2) Cliff Hoffman (2/3) Mark Ballard, Lizzie Garner, Philip McCrorie, Just in Mosley, Lawsone Rhea, Kyle Young (2/4) Megan Crosby, Bob Eanes, Elizabeth McElroy (2/6) Gay Allen, Judy Chandler, Steve Taylor, Joseph Varner (2/7) Stefan Fatzinger, Bryan McGee, Lizanne Stephenson
(2/8) Liza Mooney, Andrew Savula, Oscar Schlachter, Lisa Shunnarah, Benjamin Trausch (2/9) Scott Ediger, Paul Hamill, Linda Sutter, Carolyn Yost (2/10) Bill Hollett, David Savula, Jack Walz (2/11) Herb Fanning, Cooper Beery, Donna Watkins (2/12) Clare Coyne, Vaughn Moore, Joan Plunkett (2/13) Allison Sugg (2/14) Rosalyn Devine, Erin McCall, Eric Otness, Joe Reynolds, Clay Rolader, Ursula Simmons, Judy Sophianopoulos, Luke Thompson, Carol Vacca
(2/15) Lynn Cornett, Colleen Grogan, Raymond Hart, Barbara Swann (2/16) Charles Mooney, Marc Schlacter, Harrison Young (2/17) Christopher Bell, Bentley Boger, Christopher Burnett, Kathryn Crewdson, David Fluke, Teagan Johnson, Wes Neece, Spencer Palladino (2/18) Cole McCall, Sean, McCarthy, Ryan Sokolowski (2/19) Judy Blumenau, Daniel Schick (2/20) Bill Lee, Thomas Orton (2/21) Davis Esslinger, Mark Griffith, Chase Pellettieri
(2/22) Josie Barton, Laurie Bradley, Peyton Warley (2/23) Elizabeth Baylis, June Day, Elizabeth Harris, Robby Letzler (2/24) Milly Peterson, Thomas Wells (2/25) Collin Garner, Ginny Kirkland, Fleming McCrystal (2/26) Nick Ader, Holly Chesser, Emily Kallis, Karen Kallis, Will McIntyre, Dyrc McLeod, Eric Trevena
(2/27) Sharon Stribbling (2/28) Emma Bell, Dabney Caldwell, James Devine, Anne-Marie Esslinger, Court Fanning, Wes Fanning, Kim Menefee, Dan Palladino (2/29) Joe Buford, Kit Reedy