HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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STATE OF THE PARISH: Our Rector has a special message for our community concerning the state of Holy Innocents. Did you tune in? You can check out Rev. Bill's video by clicking above as well as review his notes by clicking HERE

After much consideration and consultation with health experts in our diocese, Bishop Wright has written a letter to the greater Episcopal community directing us to continue online worship until further notice. Read his message by clicking the button below.

Letter from the BISHOP

On Sacraments and Social Distancing

I remember the conversation well because I thought it was a stupid one. I had just started seminary in the Fall of 2003. Everyone in my class, like every starting seminarian, was convinced we would fix the church and finally get closer to what Jesus has in mind for his church. The class was Liturgy, Music, and Art.... to read more, click HERE

SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: Join us live on Facebook at 10AM for our Feast of the Resurrection worship video. Every Sunday worship video is uploaded to Facebook and Youtube so that anyone can watch and participate, so check them out.

PLEASE NOTE!: We have set up a digital Eastertide Sunday worship document for the coming weeks. To view or to print, please click HERE

Don't forget to check out our morning prayer bulletin we have set up! View or download and print by clicking HERE

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL: Though we are far from Christ Chapel at the moment, we'd like to invite our little ones and parents to join Ms. Renee online as she uploads Sunday lessons! Check out our Youtube playlist by clicking HERE Don't forget to check Ms. Renee's Google Classroom for printables and other notes for the week by clicking HERE

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR OUR YOUTH: Our youth are invited to tune in for virtual Sunday school lessons with Megan. Continue to read through the Bible and learn about our Lord from the comfort of your couch! For our Youtube playlist, click HERE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: To ensure the safety of our youth we have decided to postpone our Youth Pilgrimage to Greece until next July. While we are saddened by this news we are thrilled that the itinerary we put together is completely transferrable, allowing our youth to experience the same trip that was originally planned. All support we received through fundraising will still be directly applied to the trip and to those youth who worked to sell shares. Any youth in 9th-12th grade who might be interested in traveling with us next summer should contact Megan for details.
Contact: Megan Petenbrink 

VIRTUAL PRAYER GATHERINGS: Join us for morning prayer Monday - Friday at 9AM. These videos will be available to watch on Facebook and Youtube so that anyone can participate. Join us!

PLEASE NOTE!: We have set up a morning prayer bulletin for use during the Easter season. View and print by clicking HERE

Don't forget to use the Satucket page as a resource for lessons by clickingHERE

NEW INFO REGARDING VBS!!!: We have exciting new information for this year's VBS... we will be going virtual! Check out a more detailed announcement from our friend Renee Stevens by clicking HERE
Contact: Renee Stephens & Megan Petenbrink

Join us for the first of our social distancing friendly HIEC family gatherings. We wan to get together on Zoom and play a fun game from our homes, so get more info and RSVP by clicking HERE
Contact: Megan Petenbrink & Renee Stephens

Children and youth are invited to chat with Megan via Zoom during our time of social distancing!  Sign up for an online check-in and chat session with our friend by clicking HERE

Join Ms. Renee every Wednesday for a Bible Study lesson specifically geared for young minds! Check out our playlist by clicking HERE 

Don't forget to check Ms. Renee's Google Classroom for printables and other notes for the week by clicking HERE

During these uncertain times of quarantine and the coronavirus, we invite our youth to join our friend Megan Petenbrink for a midweek devotional. Videos are uploaded to Youtube every Wednesday, so tune in on HI's channel by clicking HERE
Contact: Megan Petenbrink

CHILDREN'S GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Children PreK-5th grade are invited to join our google classroom! Covid-19 has caused a huge disruption to our schedules and traditions but we want to regain some normalcy and stay connected to each other and our faith.  In our children’s ministry classroom you'll find materials to have chapel and Sunday school from the comfort of your home plus other fun things to keep us encouraged in Christ. Go to classroom.google.com and enter class code ly3f4ha to get connected. Log in at least once a week and scroll through the “stream” to see what’s been added!
Contact: Renee Stephens

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS: HIEC has strong and long time ties with CAC, and with so much uncertainty during this time of Covid-19, this is a worthy institution to donate to. We are actually about $2,500 away from our overall giving goal! You can donate to Holy Innocents' CAC giving page clicking HERE

CONNECTIONS VIA ZOOM: Everyone's been using Zoom to stay in touch these days, even our choir! Though Dr. Vogt runs a tight virtual ship when it comes to online practice and keeping our singers in tip top shape, they still have time for a laugh :)


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. Our curator and committee 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 Laura Martin, Margaret Gardner, Shiranne Simmons, Estelle Scott, Ron Gill, Lee Schwieger, Karen Steanson, Jane Chandler, Michael Knight, Charlotte Walker, Carolyn Yost, friends of parishioners including 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, Alex Brady, Jen Giliberto, friend of Greg Binney, Clinton Goode, grandson of Frances Richardson, Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst, Jan Sutton, mother of Steve Kibler, Mary Beth Totten, friend of Mike Shortal, Peter Hoffman, friend of Mary Vaughan, Avery Stamps and family, friends of Nora McGee, John O’Brien, brother in law of Judy Kirkman, Eudelle Paul, mother of Rusty Paul, Lee Flowers, great nephew of Buddy Crawford, Bobby Calabrese, Betty Creekmuir, mother of Bill Creekmuir, Diane and Regina Fletcher, friends of Mary Vaughan, Tony Dickson, friend of Marilyn and Jack Courtnay, John Thompson, brother in law of Peter and Elizabeth Baylis, Richard Dubis, friend of Nancy Warner, Angela Shropshire, friend of Nancy Tiegreen, Jovan and Othine Garner, parents of Alesa McArthur, Mariah Nunn, mother of Toni Nunn, Ginny, mother of Joy Savula, Carolyn Binney, aunt of Greg Binney, Richard Burge, friend of Joe and Anne Sullivan, Kate Harlan, friend of Kathie Larkin, Andras-Thomas family, friends of Kathie Larkin, Pat Thomson, friend of Kathie Larkin, Ann, friend of Connie Davison, Tim Thompson, son of Elizabeth Thompson, Gus Croom, friend of Lynn Crovatt, Muriel Jones, friend of Mary Vaughan, Randolph Page, friend of Pamela McKinstry, Catherine Wallace, grandmother of Kenya Thompson, Diane McCrory, mother of Marcie Ernst; 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: Brandon Rudder, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, Charles Norris, Vaughn Moore, and Thomas Webber. 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 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:

(5/1) Gera-Lu Crumpler, Suzanne Gill, Helen Johnson, Sarah Kallis, Jeffrey Saylor, Craig Wilson (5/2) Gloria Gould, Yuwadee Landskroener, Elizabeth Stapleton (5/3) John Hopkins, Regan Kelly, Liam Reynolds, Richard Shunnarah, Samuel Warley, Anne Webb (5/4) Helen Johnson, Annabelle Langais (5/5) Mary Barrett, Sadie Howard, Sadie Hurtt (5/6) Charles Daughdril, Alexander Levitt, Sarah Schlachter, Timothy Thompson (5/7) Mason McArthy, Allan Waller

(5/8) Mark Christman, Thomas Ventulett (5/9) Alexandra Langlais (5/10) Jonathon Davis, Courtney Hickok, Judith Nunn, Earnest Simmons, Lawrence Simpson (5/11) Robert Bartlett, John Courtnay, Richard Gardner, Rolf Meinhold, Joseph Morris, Susanne Witt (5/12) Virginia Amoni, Carson Kaiser, Jeanine Lewis, Christopher Vaky, Megan Westmoreland (5/13) Judith Domescik, Carol Miller

(5/15) David Amoni, Taylor Avery, Jessica Murray, Anthony Webb (5/16) Maxim Barber, Katherine Chesser, Addie Gaudet, Susan Westmoreland, Christy Winer (5/17) Kathryn O’Connor, MaryBeth Saylor (5/18) Patricia Bingham, Peter Hill, Leslie Reading, Douglas Rieder, Melia Voss, Jenna Wallin, Lyle Warshauer, Michelle Westmoreland (5/19) Farrell Braziel, Brent Farnham (5/20) Charles Downs, Libby Lindsay, Sophie Morgan, Claire Webber (5/21) Nancy Cook, Antoinette Harris, Jon Hayden, Elizabeth Reynolds, Rachel Shunnarah, Margaret Whitfield

(5/22) Thomas Daughdril, Emerson Webb (5/23) John Crouch, Richard Gardner, Christy Knight, Phillip Laney, Stewart Paladino, Van Westmoreland (5/24) Caroline Herbert, Shirley Tansill, Andrew Willis (5/25) Sarah King (5/26) Martha Cleveland (5/27) Nancy Tiegreen (5/28) Timothy Cook, Nora McGee, Amelia Schlachter (5/29) Thomas Hopkins, Graham Hurtt (5/30) Floyd Ackerman, Robert Best, Lucy Howard, Marianne Lee, James Parker (5/31) Bernal Adjel, Stephanie Haugen, David Losin, Galen Owen, Ethan Terrel