SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
8AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6PM - Contemplative Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
Easter is more than one day in Palestine 2,000 years ago. Easter as a season lasts 50 days. Easter is a way of life for us Christians. We tend to hope when things look lost. We have a tenacious belief that death does not get the final say. We also have a tremendous faith that new life can and does bubble up everywhere...
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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!
JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sean Vogt will be joining us as the new Director of Music at Holy Innocents! For the past six years, Dr. Vogt (pronounced “Vote”) has served as Choirmaster at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Minneapolis. Sean will begin his ministry on Thursday, August 1, and his first Sunday on the bench will be August 4. Thank you to all on the Search Committee for all of their hard work: Rusty Paul (Chair), Cammie Ives, Sally Parsonson, Peggy Stapleton, Mary Marvin Walter, Doug Peterson, and Bill Murray. For more info on Sean and the work he has done, please click HERE
FINANCIAL NEWS: May financial update: Pledge income for May was $91,027, which is $13,557 below budget for the month. YTD income is $440,071, which is also below budget by $82,846. Our overall income for May is $98,245 compared to the budgeted $124,617. Our overall administration expenses are $1,411 over the budgeted $34,024 for the month of May and $19,008 over budget for the year. The largest administration expenses over budget are custodial fees, computer technology, professional fees and accounting. For training purposes we paid both accountants to help in the transition. The Treasurer, Greg Binney; Assistant Treasurer, Brent Farham; Accountant and Caroline Fleming will be reassessing and adjusting the budget in July in order to make a recommendation to the Finance Committee and then Vestry in August. Please contact Caroline Fleming in the church office with any questions.
JOIN THE JOURNEY... HIEC 2050: A clear signal from the search process that brought Bill and his family to Holy Innocents was the desire of the community to shape our future together along a journey of shared discovery and action. HIEC 2050 is designed to provide a road map for that shared journey and each individual parishioners voice is important to this journey. We need your input to help shape the future of Holy Innocents! Check your emails and take the survey ASAP. We want to know your thoughts and opinions.
Contact: Chris Protos
SUNDAY SUMMER BREAKFAST: Join family and friends - old and new, for Sunday morning fellowship in Bishop Commons from 9-10AM as well as a yummy breakfast. This Sunday's breakfast is provided by the Altar Guild!
END OF SUMMER PLANS @ HI: As summer begins, we wanted to let the planners out there know that we will be having a Back to School Picnic on Sunday, August 11 after the 10AM service and then, starting Sunday, August 18, will return to our full schedule of service times (8am, 9am, 11:15am, and 6pm), as well as morning formation. In the meantime, though, ENJOY SUMMER!
WORLD REFUGEE DAY EVENING PRAYER SERVICE: The Annual Prayer Service remembering all migrants and refugees who have died or have gone missing in the last year. Join us on Wednesday, June 19 in the Memorial Garden at 7PM and then processes into Christ Chapel for a Service of Evening Prayer. The lessons are read in the languages of migrants using the two most deadly routes of migration.
Contact: Karl Welsher
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KID’S BUBBLE PARTY: Children Pre-K-5th grade are invited to a bubble blowing bash on Saturday, June 29 from 4-6PM in the back circle by Frost Youth Center! We will have popsicles and popcorn for snacking. Bring a towel and wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet! RSVP to Renee ASAP :)
Contact: Renee Stephens
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!
COOKING FOR HOLY COMFORTER: Parishioners are invited to prepare and serve dinner to 50-70 mentally challenged members of Holy Comforter Parish. Opportunities to serve include: Food prep at HIEC the morning of the dinner and traveling to Holy Comforter to set tables, prepare tea, and serve food/beverages.
Contact: Ann Hobbs (404-252-1535)
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 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.
MUSIC NEWS: The Parish Choir will continue to rehearse on Thursdays evenings and sing on Sunday mornings at 10AM through June 30, and then enjoy a hiatus for the month of July, resuming practice on August 1.
The Friends of Music concert series for 2019-2020 has been planned! Five concerts - including bluegrass, handbells, and opera – are scheduled and the first will take place on September 22. Stay “tuned” for more info on our "Sunday at Seven" series!
MEN'S OTHER FRIDAYS: Join the Men's Other Friday group for good conversation and coffee from 7-8:15AM in the Frost Youth Center. They will begin discussion on the book Abraham Joshua Heschel: Essential Writings on Friday, June 28. All are welcome to attend!
Contact: Allen Wallace
READING CONNECTIONS: The women's book club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6PM. Join them for their next meeting on July 8 to discuss the book Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. See you then!
Contact: Rosie Bullard
MEN’S DINNER & A BOOK: The next Men’s Dinner and a Book is Tue, July 9 at 6:30PM and the book is Three Days in Moscow by Brett Baier. Mike Shortal is hosting. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeremy Webber for details. All men at HI are included and invited, so don't be shy and join us!
Contact: Jeremy Webber
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Guild of Knitters will be on hiatus for the months of June, July and August. This Ministry, which usually meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7-9PM, offers a chance for service to others as well as a time for socializing! All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin
ST. MONICA'S GUILD: The guild is on hiatus through the spring and summer. They will reconvene in September for more memories and fun times, so stay tuned for dates.
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 Hattauer ( or 516.652.6828).
Contact: Abbie Hattauer
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.
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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, Byrd Ball, Shiranne Simmons, Estelle Scott, Jack Courtnay, Ron Gill, Craig Wilson, Helen Martin, friends and family including Sawyer Josey, 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, 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, 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, Michael Torpy, friend of Pamela and Tom McKinstry, Claudette Heuchan, friend of Pamela and Tom McKinstry, Joanna Bragg, friend of Kelly Fisher, 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 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 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:
(6/1) Martin MacIntyre, Mary Vaughan (6/2) Laura Chandler (6/3) William Eckman, Amy Hollett, Lynette Limbeek, Andrew Paul (6/4) John Barrett, Jennifer Evans, Barbara Voss (6/5) Pattie Bock, Emmy Reynolds, Linda Wood (6/6) Liza Avery, Katherine Binkow, Daniel Faulk, Christopher Herbert, Louise Wells (6/7) Clara Hurtt, Melissa Liipfert, Stephanie McCarthy, Shawn Wouters
(6/8) Gerald Domescik, Joseph Magaro, Steven North, Glen Pellettieri, Ashley Williams (6/9) Linda Brown, Michael Crosby, Rachel Eckman, William Moore (6/10) George Abney, Matthew Burns, Jennifer Cantrell, Gregory Clever, John Kallis, William Loux, Lily Rolader, Jonathan Temple (6/11) Jane Chandler, Jean Fisher, Raymond White (6/12) Melissa Davis, Lindsey Rawley, Mary Marvin Walter (6/13) Parker Osborne, Harrison Preston (6/14) Hollan Osborn
(6/15) Paul Dobesh, Janet Fanning, Karen Jackson, Timothy Ortman, Nicole Rash, Joy Savula (6/16) Christopher Binney, Steve Johnson, John Sadlo (6/17) Angela Sokolowski, Athena Sotus-Nawar, Evelyn Thompson (6/18) Herman Cornett, Pamela McKinstry (6/19) William Murray (6/20) G Clark, Catherine Crawford, Evan Peckham, Lawrence Simpson, Jonathan Winer (6/21) Taylor Black, Louie Cantrell, Gregory Esslinger, Penelope France, Eleanor Hickok
(6/22) Christopher Gadomski, Vernon Mueller, Stephen Saussy, Ricky Xie (6/23) Greyson Burnett, Arthur Dayries, Rusty Paul, Jonnie Swann (6/24) Steven Baskin, Kenneth Brown, Patricia Carlson, Roger Fincher, William Shaheen, Andrew Toledo, Thomas Webber, Mit Wood (6/25) Brett Bennett, Caroline Crouch, Ronald Gill, William Palmer (6/26) Karen Calhoun, John Mason, Lawrence Simpson, Jennie Yanda (6/27) Diana Cady, Susan Carabetta Hayden, Kevin Hickey, Christopher Maher (6/28) Sara Dixon, Madelaine McCrorie
(6/29) Jeannie McCutchen, John Wooten (6/30) Ethan Carter, Donley Klein