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)
In This Together
There are always stories about people misunderstanding something in the church. We have a lot of strange words and terms in the Episcopal Church. One of my favorites is a moment at St. Columbia’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Jessie worked there while we were in seminary...
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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!
SUNDAY FORMATION: Adult Formation takes place on Sunday mornings from 10-11AM. Large group offerings are held in Inglett Hall. There are several small group offerings as well, so please join us! This week's Faith Forum discussion will be about "Marriage in the 20th Century." For more info and the full formation schedule, click HERE
***The church office will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veteran’s Day. We hope everyone has a safe and warm holiday weekend!***
THANKSGIVING FLOWER DONATIONS: If you would like to donate for Thanksgiving flowers in memory or thanksgiving of a loved one, please contact Marva Shelton at or 404-255-4023. Deadline for donations is Tuesday, November 13.
COMING (VERY) SOON... NAMETAGS!: We are excited to announce that we have been behind the scenes working on name tags for the parishioners of HIEC to wear on Sunday mornings. Thanks to the hard work of a small group of dedicated parishioners and the church staff, the name tags are complete and we will have them available next Sunday, November 18 once we’ve figured out final details of organization and distribution. Look forward to wearing yours and learning names to help make us truly feel like a church family!
FAMILY PROMISE WEEK: Join HIEC as well as St. Ann's and St. Dunstans' November 11-18 for Family Promise Week. It is a great way to serve alongside members of other parishes in the service of homeless families in our community. We need volunteers to help provide meals, overnight supposrt, hospitality, and packing support. For more info and to sign up, click HERE
Contact: Anna Webb
CHOOSE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS: The Ventulett Gallery at Holy Innocents is proud to present "Choose Your Own Happiness", a collection of paintings by Ali Leja. Ali’s work is described as happy and joyful. Each painting is done in such a way to evoke a smile or laughter from her audience. We will have a welcome soiree for Ali and her work next Thursday, November 15 from 6-8PM, and we hope you will join us!
Contact: Kia Harper
THANKSGIVING SERVICE: If you are in town on Thanksgiving Day, please consider worshipping with us! We will be holding service in Christ Chapel at 10AM, and we hope to see you there.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Rev. Jesse Abell, a priest in Massachusetts and a DMin student at Sewanee, is conducting a survey as part of his doctoral research and dissertation. He has designed an anonymous, online survey about preaching and needs volunteers to complete it. Participants are asked about their preferences on preaching and asked to rate audio and video sermon excerpts. All participants are welcome, but lifelong Midwesterners are especially needed. The survey will take 20 minutes (and needs to be completed all at once) and can be taken from any computer, smartphone, or tablet with Internet access by clicking HERE
VISITING EPIPHANY'S NATIVITIES: For the twenty-third holiday season, The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany presents an exhibit of over 300 nativity scenes from around the world from Sat, December 8 - Sun, December 16, open on select days. Many of the nativities are accompanied by scriptural quotes and hymn texts. Admission: $5.00 for adults; Free for children under 12. For more information call (404.373.8338) or click HERE
SAVE THE DATE!: The church's annual retreat is on the horizon, so mark your calendars and start planning accordingly. We will again meet for fun and fellowship at Amicalola Falls from February 15-17. More info to come soon!
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CHICKEN AND TREES: The youth will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths again this year to help pay for programming. We will have a booth set up in Bishop Commons. If you don't need any Christmas decorations, be sure to stop by our booth to purchase a Chick-fil-a biscuit each Sunday through November 18 or make a monetary donation for our programs. Order your trees and wreaths online by clicking HERE
ACOLYTE TRAINING: There will be Acolyte training after the 11:15AM service on November 11. New Acolytes are welcome, and any youth in 5th grade or above are welcome to join.
Contact: Karl Welsher
EYC... ELF SPAGHETTI CONTEST: For our November EYC, the Middle schoolers are having a spaghetti eating contest based off the Christmas movie, Elf. This hilarious movie depicts a character from the North Pole who loves putting strange things on his food. Join us November 18 from 4-6PM in Frost to see if you can keep up with him or just come and watch the fun. RSVP required to Megan for this event.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink
BREAKFAST & ADVENT WREATHS: Join us after the 9AM service on December 2 in Parish Hall for our annual breakfast fundraiser to support our ministries with young people. We will also be making Advent wreaths, making this event fun for the whole family! All materials will be provided for wreaths. For more info or to sign up, click HERE
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 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: Holy Innocents is proud to offer up the Atlanta Brassworks, a quintet of Atlanta’s finest brass specialists playing an array of classical to the best of modern brass music. Join us in the Nave on January 20 starting at 7PM for an uplifting treat for eyes, ears, and soul. We invite all to stay afterwards and enjoy a chat with these fine musicians as well as dessert. See you then!
Contact: Randy Romig
MEN'S OTHER FRIDAY: Our next book is Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. We will begin our discussion on Friday, November 9 from 7-8AM in the Frost Youth Center. Coffee provided. All are welcome.
MEN’S DINNER AND A BOOK: Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30PM and the book is Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. Bill Jones is hosting. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber via email for details. All men at Holy Innocents are included and invited!
Contact: Jeremy Webber
MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be November 16 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.
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 December 4. All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin
WOMEN'S WISDOM CIRCLE: 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.
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, Linda Foster, Mark Cady, Nancy McAlister, Nancy Warner; 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 France, Gloria Pease, mother of Susan Westmoreland, Alex Brady, Elaine Fuerst, friend of Renee Peyton, Jen Giliberto, friend of Greg Binney, Andy Ghertner, husband of Karen Ghertner, Kathy Ernst, sister of Mike Ernst, Clinton Goode, grandson of Frances Richardson; 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 OF THANKSGIVING: For the birth of Karad Devereux Webber, daughter of Paul and Natalie Webber, granddaughter of Jeremy and Cheryl Webber.
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: We commend to your mercy Anne Needham, daughter of Harriet Eicken, and 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 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:
(11/1) Cadence Evans, Jessica Orton, Lillian Thomas, Susan Winton (11/2) Susan Pelletieri, Dylan Peters, Amy Schwartz (11/3) Elizabeth Brown, David Calhoun (11/4) John Baskin, John Howard, Beverly Knight, Carol Vacca (11/5) Alice Ball, Christopher Burnett, Jess Smith, Robert Watts, Brent Wouters (11/6) Catherine Bennett, Victoria Durst, Mathew Hickey, Cristina Visperas (11/7) Lilia Romero, Joan Stratton
(11/8) Michael McDonald, Bart Miller, Scott Perry (11/9) John Howton, Jonathon Letzler, Hugh Mooney, Rebecca Peters (11/11) Lindsay Binkow, Sean Graham, John Sutter (11/12) Zoe Boger, Beverly Dayries, Carlos Diaz, Gail Kelley (11/14) Patrick Chesser, Denise Millichap, Douglas Peterson, Daphne Thrasher
(11/15) Dorothy Callahan, William West (11/16) William Dixon, Robert Fisher, Collin Maher, Kerry Perry (11/17) Marry Crawford-Esslinger, Andre Stevenson, Ed Williams (11/18) Catherine Dixon, Thomas Schaefer, Karl Welsher (11/19) Forrest Hobbs (11/20) Elizabeth Nuzzaco, Emma Rolader, Jay Rolader, Lee Rolader (11/21) Douglas Fluke, William Gurly, Ann Hobbs, Lucy Peterson, Andrew Watts
(11/22) Amy Abney, Elizabeth Barstow, Avery Calhoun, Louis Craig, Alan Elebash, Jeffrey Kershaw, Michael Knight, Clark McArthur, Mary McCrystal (11/23) Mary Clark, Elizabeth Donnelly, Harry Homer, Christopher Protos, Judith Toledo (11/24) Marilyn Courtnay, Susan Fochtmann, Reid Waller (11/25) Robert Bear, Gordon Clarke, Judy Fielder, Colin Kelly, Hayley Kelly, Disa Mason, Elaine Moore, Jeff Simmons, Susanne Sokolowski, Jeremy Webber (11/26) Kathryn Amengual, John Boger, Olivia Boger, Marleen Buford, Patricia Connor, Allie Creekmuir, Angela Williams, Ava Windley (11/27) Bonnie Beard, Juliet Thompson (11/28) Margaret Martin, Joseph Stockert (11/29) Cameron Baskin, Gregory Binny, Douglas Peterson, Gerald Stapleton, Claire Taylor, Paul Warley, Isabelle White, Muriel Wilks
(11/30) Katherine Dobesh, Mary Anne Ericson, Brenda Letzler, Christopher Mitchell, William Murray