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)

A Note From Our Rector

I was delighted to be called as the 8th Rector of Holy Innocents. My wife and family were excited and nervous about all the work of packing, moving, transition, and change. Now that we are here, we are experiencing the blessings of God on more levels than we can count. We have found a loving, welcoming community in HI- both church and school...

To read more, click HERE

Our Sunday sermons are uploaded every Tuesday to our website. Click HERE for our latest audio upload, and share with your friends!


Thanks to our parishioners and church groups who signed up to host a Sunday. Breakfast begins at 9:00am! We hope to see everyone at HI bright and early to show our appreciation to our Sunday hosts. This week's breakfast is provided by the Clark, Hyser, Mason, and Mooney Families.

We have a special situation coming up: two weeks of Family Promise from Sunday, July 29 through Sunday, August 12 at St. Dunstan’s Episopal Church. We hope you will volunteer any way you can such as provide supplies, cook a meal or assist, stay overnight, and more! Let’s greet these special families with love. For more info or to sign up, click HERE
Contact: Anna Webb

All students, teachers, and education staff of the Holy Innocents’ school and church community are invited to bring your backpacks, bags, or briefcases and join us Sunday, August 5 during the 10:00AM service for a special backpack blessing to start the new school year off right. We look forward to seeing you there!

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


YOUTH COMMITTEE INTEREST MEETING: Do you have great ideas for the youth ministry or want to help plan events and Sunday school? Join Megan for a youth committee interest meeting on Thursday, August 2 from 6:00-7:00PM in the Frost Center and see if the youth committee is right for you. We will discuss upcoming plans, events, and future goals for the ministry so come and join us!
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

JAWS IN THE POOL!: All youth are invited to a poolside movie! Are you brave enough to watch Jaws at night while sitting in the pool??  Bring a float or raft and let your feet dangle in the water as we watch the world's most famous movie about sharks. We will watch the movie at the Foster family's home on August 4 from 8-10:30PM, so join us for some fun and food! RSVP by emailing Megan.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

The youth are invited to join the diocese for a tubing trip to Helen, GA on Saturday, August 4. The cost is $20/youth and includes a t-shirt, tubing down the river, and a cook-out with hot dogs and burgers! Youth will meet in the front parking lot of the church at 8:15AM and will be dropped off around 4:30PM. To register, please email Megan.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

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!

Please join us in the Parish Hall to prepare sack lunches for Church of the Common Ground. We welcome helpers of all ages to join us on Sunday, July 22 from 11:15AM-12:00PM. We are also seeking volunteers to shop for groceries, and deliver the lunches to Woodruff Park on July 22. For more info or to volunteer, please contact Lindsay Fluke.
Contact: Lindsay Fluke

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: 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!

The choir rehearses every Sunday before the 10:00AM service in Brensinger Hall. Weekly Thursday evening Parish Choir rehearsals will resume on Thursday, August 2.


On Friday, July 27, the Men’s Other Fridays Bible Study will begin discussing Unbelievable by John Shelby Spong, pg 1-30. Please join us in Frost Youth Center from 7-8:00AM for fellowship and a cup of joe.

READING CONNECTIONS: The book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6:00pm. Our next meeting is August 13 and we will be discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. We hope to see you then!
Contact: Rosie Bullard

The next meeting will be Friday, August 17 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.

MEN’S DINNER AND A BOOK: The next Men’s Dinner and a Book meeting is Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30PM. The book is “1984” by George Orwell. Jeremy Webber is hosting. All Men of HI are invited to attend! For more info, please contact Jeremy Webber
Contact: Jeremy Webber

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: 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, Laura Martin, Marilyn Thomas, Margaret Gardner, Anne Needham, Byrd Ball, Athena Nawar, Libby Lindsay, Linda Foster; 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, Carol Lyden Foulkes, sister of Patricia Bingham, Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey, Kris Tiegreen, niece of Alan and Nancy Tiegreen, Nigel Richardson, brother of Penny Franco, Gloria Pease, mother of Susan Westmoreland, 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 BEING BAPTIZED ON AUGUST 5: Indiana Kenser Kiley, son of Peter and Rachel Kiley.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: We commend to your mercy all who have died including Mikel Wendell Frey, brother of Toni Harris 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:

(7/1) Peter Hardin, Elizabeth Mooney, Harper Preston, Jean Ward (7/2) Thomas Orton (7/3) John Kaltenbach, Marilyn Thomas, Randy Yanda (7/4) David Dorrill, Anne Summerlin, Margaret Wilson (7/5) Carolyn Kirkland, Jeffrey McMullen (7/6) Carrie Bornholm, Miriam Ferrel, Florence Perusse, Anne Saunders, Alan Tiegreen, Albert Vacca (7/7) Christen Carter, Audrey Farnham, Stephen Hyser, Donald Zima

(7/8) Emily Hoyt (7/9) Grace Laney, Reta Peery, Pat Schneider (7/10) Ryan Graham, Justin Mitchell, Eva Moffat, Linda Spitzer (7/11) Phyliss Brassey, George Christman, Nicholas Menefee, Jennifer Morris, Patti Page, Daniel Palladino, Leslie Terrell (7/12) John Harris, Corbin Pressly (7/13) Elizabeth Watts, Ella White (7/14) Mary Best,

(7/15) Kathryn Ray, Austin Saylor, Andrew Wouters (7/16) Neal Allen, Connie Davidson, Gayle MacIntyre, James Peters, Anna Windley (7/17) Esther Ebere, Hamilton Henson, Collins Vise (7/18) Kensington Nichols, Brennan Owen, Marion Rivers, Katherine Vaky (7/19) Eliza Alexander, Thomas Brown, George Habersetzer, Thomas Kelly, Nancy Ray, Suzan Smith (7/20) Benjamin Borden, Madeline Mangan, Mark Rasmus, Audrey Risley, Bryan Russell (7/21) Paula Moore, Rosalie Ortman, Christina Smith, Olivia Sugg, Dan Warner, Kristin White

(7/22) Michael Shaheen (7/23) William Brown, Rebecca Neece, Christian Terrell, Kelly Winer (7/24) Marjorie Beare, Olivia Moore, Virginia Reticker, M. Thomas (7/25) Robert Crosby (7/26) Henry Christman, Walter Christman, Catherine Hutto, May Laroway, Lynne Voelker, Charlotte Walker (7/27) Patricia Binfor, Jeffrey Block, Peggy Clark, Charles Corbett, Maggie McMullen, Rosie Newton, Mary Reticker (7/28) Kathryn Griffith, Michael Nahmias

(7/29) Luke Binney, Clara Blalock, Richard Bowers, Reinhardt Carlson, Emily Crouch, Ramsey Magaro, William Mangan, Marlene McLarnon (7/31) Avery Downs, Amanda Mangan, Henry Ortman