HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC


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8:00AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00AM - 
Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15AM -
Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00PM -
Contemplative Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

A Retreat Love Story

There was a time when I attended church at Holy Innocents' on Sunday mornings. I remember that time and it was good.  I sat in my seat.  Listened to the sermon.  Took communion.  And then headed home humming the closing hymn just as mom did in my childhood...

To read more, click HERE

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!

FORMATION & FAITH FORUM: Adult formation takes place on Sunday mornings from 10-11AM. Check out our formation schedule and offerings by clicking HERE


A FOND FAREWELL: Our friend Lisa Zaina has accepted a new call to be Rector of Christ Church Rockville in the Diocese of Washington! To read her letter to our congregation, please click HERE

YOUNG ADULTS MEETING: Introducing the first ever Young Adults Group at HIEC! Join us on Sunday, Jan 27 from 12:30-1:30PM in the Frost Center to discuss our upcoming events for the year and enjoy refreshments and light bites. This meeting is open to anyone who fits the 21- early 30s age group. Hope to see you there!
Contact: Claire Taylor

HI MEN'S BBQ: Save the date for the HI Men’s barbecue on January 27 at 6 PM in the Frost Youth Center. This is a casual gathering open to all men to share food and fellowship. BYO meat to grill and beverage to drink. A $5 donation is requested to cover cost of side dishes and condiments. For questions, please contact Ham Henson (404-931-6345) or Bob Tarkington (404-372-5054). To RSVP, click HERE
Contact: Bob Tarkington

SAVE THE DATE - CELEBRATION OF A NEW MINISTRY: Plan to join us at church Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30PM for the Installation of The Rev. Dr. Bill Murray as Rector. Bishop Rob Wright will be here to help us celebrate his new ministry with us!

A FOND FAREWELL: Please join us as we send of our friend the Rev. Lisa Zaina off with a thank you celebration for all that she has done for us in her time here. We will meet on Sunday, Feb 3 in Inglett Hall at 10AM for a reception in her honor.

PARISH RETREAT: Join us Feb 15-17 for our Annual Parish Retreat. We will again meet for fun and fellowship at Amicalola Falls with our rector Rev. Bill as speaker. Deadline for RSVP’s is February 1. Sign up ASAP by clicking HERE


SECRET CHURCH: All youth are invited to a special event called “Secret Church” on Friday, February 1 from 6-8PM to experience how hard it is to be a Christian in some parts of the world. The locations involved in this event are, you guessed it, a secret. Start looking now for hidden messages from Megan in the bulletin insert, youth/children’s newsletter, and in Sunday school regarding where these locations will be on the HIEC/HIES campus. Invite friends and RSVP to Megan via email.

CHILDREN'S SERVICE PROJECT: Children in grades K-5 are having their very own service project on Friday, February 1 from 5-7:15PM! The kids will prep and serve a tasty Italian meal for the youth participating in the Secret Church event thanking them for all the work they will do for VBS this upcoming summer. Parents are more than welcome to join us. This will be the perfect chance for them to give back to the church, learn some fun cooking tips, and see the youth in action at one of their events! Please RSVP to Megan via email.
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!

READING BUDDIES NEEDED: Additional reading buddies are needed at Lake Forest! Partner with a fourth or fifth grade student once per week during their lunch hour around 12:10PM. (Day of the week is your choice). Time commitment is small (30 minutes per week) but the rewards are gigantic! Contact Kathy Myers for more info.
Contact: Kathy Myers

Parishioners are invited to prepare and serve dinner to 50 to 70 mentally challenged members of Holy Comforter Parish on Wednesday, Jan 23. Opportunities to serve include:
· Food prep at HIEC the morning of the dinner
· Traveling to Holy Comforter to set tables, prepare tea, and serving food/beverages.
Our upcoming dates for the year are July 10 and November 6. For more info, contact Ann Hobbs by phone or email!
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 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.
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 some light refreshments.
Contact: Randy Romig


On Friday, Jan 25, we will begin discussing 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 February 5. All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin

The next meeting will be February 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.

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

WOMEN'S WISDOM CIRCLE: The Women's Wisdom Circle meets on Monday mornings from 8:30-9:45AM (except holidays) in Inglett Hall, so please join us! 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,Linda Foster, June Day, Shiranne Simmons, Sandy Freeman; 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, 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, Rosa Lopez, friend of Mary Vaughan; 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 Peggy Stewart Dyas, family member of Fred Stewart 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:

(1/1) Martin Aaron, Scott Burba, Arden Moser, Susan Searles, Mathew Winer (1/2) Johnson Thomas, Ty Miller, Pamela Rivers (1/3) William Cantrell, Donald Silva (1/4) Caitlin Bozarth, Thomas Brown, Charles Combs, Charles Combs, Thomas McKinstry, Sunni Newton, Nancy Norris, Maureen Otness, Lever Stewart (1/5) Margaret Crewdson, Nathaniel Martin, William Scarborough, Melissa Waller (1/6) Elizabeth Appleby, Susan Faulk, Richard Ferrel, Elijah Linley Roth, Lester Longley (1/7) Anna Marie Fullbright, Richard Sokolowski, Mary Zima

(1/8) Tamara Carrera, Geoffrey Porter (1/9) Nolan Daily, Anna North (1/10) Anne Moore, Marc Wilson (1/11) James Daniel, Jackson Kelly, Delaney Miller, Paul Murphy, Celine Reynolds, Donald Shapleigh, Emily Stockert (1/12) Robert Gordon, Molly Graham, William Perry (1/13) William Allen, Mary Daily, Elizabeth Ventulett (1/14) Lynne Eckman, Adrienne Hobbs, Scott Loux, Allison McLeod, Carly Pittman

(1/15) James McCutchen, Brenda Simpson, Laura Thurber (1/16) Greer McLeod (1/17) Robert Greer (1/18) Jane Gurley, Jared Saussy, Leigh Scarborough, Charles Scarborough, Kenneth Strassner, Laura Voelker (1/19) Bruce Levitt, Kaitlyn Smith, Lilly Thompson (1/20) Paul Kiel, Ian Olson, Kylie Thurber, Elizabeth Varner (1/21) John Crawford

(1/22) Lucas Barber, John Coleman, Amanda Beckham, Ryan Perry (1/23) Virginia Booker, John Cleveland, Claire Fanning, Caroline Hunger, Dylan Thomas, Graham Thomas (1/24) Lindsey Downs, Graham Kelly, Heather Preston (1/25) Charles Bentz, Elliot Liipfert (1/26) Tami Crewdson, Michael Ernst, Jennifer Nichols (1/27) Kyllan Kershaw, Shawn McCrystal, Graham McDonald (1/28) Diane Barton, Barbara Block, William Ericson, Mei Landskroener, Margaret Laroway, Robin Perry, Maryn Rhea (1/29) Charles Schaefer, James Waller, Mary Willis

(1/30) Heidi Newman (1/31) William Alexander, Charlotte Andrist, Ernest Sutter