SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
8AM - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15AM - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6PM - Contemplative Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
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So much energy for Lent is focused on repentance and sin that we often forget the reason for the season. The goal is to be in right and healthful relationship with God and one another.....
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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, September through May, from 10-11AM. The large group offerings (Faith Forums) are held in Inglett Hall. There are several small group offerings as well, so please join us! For more info and the formation schedule, click HERE
EASTER MUSIC & FLOWER DONATIONS: As we prepare for Easter, please consider donating for Easter music and flowers. You may donate on the Holy Innocents’ website by clicking HERE or by contacting Marva Shelton in the church office. Donation envelopes are available in the pew racks. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, April 10.
TRADITIONAL SEDER @ HIEC: Join us on April 16 from 6-8PM in Inglett Hall as we begin a new tradition at HI for a traditional Jewish Seder led by Rabbi Brad Levenberg, Rabbi at Temple Sinai. This is a family friendly event for all ages. We ask each family to bring their own wine and grape juice for children. Deadline for registration is Sunday, April 7 at 5PM. For space purposes, we are limiting this event to 120 people. To RSVP, please click HERE
60th ANNIVERSARY OF HOLY INNOCENTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Did you know the 2019-2020 academic year will be the 60th anniversary of HIES? The school is trying to gather fun stories and especially photos for a book they are putting together. If you have some great photos of the school through the years, please send them to the HIES’ Director of Communications Andrew Payne. He would love to collect all sorts of info from anyone who may have more details. Help us celebrate the deep and joyful relationship between our church and school!
Contact: Andrew Payne
ARTIST RECEPTION @ THE VENTULETT GALLERY: The Ventulett Gallery at Holy Innocents is proud to present a collection of paintings, photography, and sculpture by upper school students of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School! We will have a reception for our students on Thursday, April 4 from 6-8PM, and we hope you will join us!
Contact: Kia Harper
TELLING OUR STORIES: Join us in Inglett Hall to hear a diverse group of your fellow parishioners share their work, passion, and experiences in the “Telling Our Stories” Lenten speaker series on Wednesday evenings thorough April 10 starting at 5:30PM. Our next speaker is Anissa Gray, reporter, journalist, and now published author!
MEN'S 2019 RETREAT: The Men of HI will gather for their annual retreat on May 17-19 at Lake Logan Episcopal Center. This year's retreat is led by brother's Rev Carl and Dr. Jerome Lubbe. Join them as they discuss the theme "Balance vs Order" and how these concepts effect our work/spiritual lives. For more info and to register, please click HERE
Contact: John Harris (678.761.6765)
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VBS 2019: Our kids are invited to take a trip to Mars this summer to learn about how out-of-this-world God’s power and love can be! Join us June 3-7 from 9AM-12PM for games, crafts, and fun lessons on faith geared towards k-5th grade kids. This year, Horizon's students are also invited to attend! For more info on sponsoring a Horizon's student 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!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Holy Innocents’, Saint Benedict Catholic Church and Cathedral of Christ the King are sponsoring a Lenten Habitat of Humanity Build in Atlanta. This is a great opportunity to build a home for a family and help revitalize Atlanta as we make our way from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week. Build dates are: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6 and 13. For more info or to sign up, click HERE
Contact: John Harris (678.761.6765)
CAC FOOD PANTRY NEEDS: Did you know that CAC provided over 727,000 lbs of food to our neighbors last year? That is almost 14,000 lbs per week. You can help by donating items like... boxed and canned meals, canned fruits and vegetables (no green beans), canned meats, cooking oil, macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, etc. Bringing them to the church or to deliver them direct to the CAC(Community Assistance Center) Food pantry at 8607 Roswell Rd. Thank you!
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: Join us on Sunday, May 5 at 7PM for our final Friends of Music for the 2018-19 season! We are proud to welcome Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, to our church for a night of impossibly delicate and lyrical music. Stay after for light refreshments and a chance to speak with Elizabeth.
Contact: Randy Romig
CALLING ALL SINGERS: Do you have a song in your heart? Are you a star waiting to be born? You should join our parish choir! We are always looking for more voices to add to our group and are especially in need of altos and tenors for the Lenten and Easter seasons. If you are interested, please contact Randy Romig by email ( ) or cell (404-915-6684) as soon as possible.
Contact: Randy Romig
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 April 2. All skill levels are welcome :)
Contact: Kathie Larkin
MEN'S OTHER FRIDAYS: Join the Men's Other Friday group for good conversation and coffee from 7-8AM in the Frost Youth Center. They will continue their discussion of Putting on the Mind of Christ: The Inner Work of Christian Spirituality by Jim Marion on Fri, April 5.
Contact: Allen Wallace
READING CONNECTIONS: The women’s book club meets the 2nd Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6PM. Join them on April 8 for their talk on The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin.
Contact: Rosie Bullard
MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be April 19 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, May 14 at 6:30PM and the book is Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. Rolf Meinhold is hosting. Contact Jeremy Webber if you would like to attend!
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. 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 Laura Martin, Margaret Gardner , Byrd Ball, June Day, Shiranne Simmons, Sandy Freeman, Estelle Scott, Jack Courtnay, Ron Gill; 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, 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, Jack Zuker, step grandfather of KC Crewdson, Jan Sutton, mother of Steve Kibler, Mary Beth Totten, friend of Mike Shortal, Peter Hoffman, friend of Mary Vaughan, Jack Sullivan, husband of Dorothy Sullivan; 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 David E. Fetters, Gavin Galtere, James B. Didriksen, and Jim Hill, father of Kara Hill-Protos, Dianne Strickland, aunt of Jan 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:
(03/1) Staphanie Binkow, Mathew Binney, Wendy Corbett, Christopher Moultrie (03/2) John Rash (03/3) Parks Kaiser, Lucinda Kaltenbach, Sienna McCarthy, Haylen Nichols (03/4) Jack Gaines, Laine Parrot (03/5) Peter Davidson, Beth Hunger, Nicole Yarsawich (03/6) Carol Smith, William Warley, Thomas Wells (03/7) Laura Homer, Steven Kibler, Mary Porter
(03/8) Andrea Avery, Heather Barber, Pamela Haselden, Ryan McRorie, Albert Wouters (03/9) Heather Brown, Kathleen Landskroener, Sean Limbeek, Lauren Paul, Nancy Saunders, James Temple (03/10) Carolyn Fore, Katheryn Rawley, Lisa van Devender (03/11) Laura Pittman, Vivienne Thrasher (03/12) Cameron Bornholm, Katherine Gray (03/13) Tyler Graham, Douglas McAlister, Kerry Owen, James Page, Cole Palmer, Cynthia Warley (03/14) Kelsey Blevins, Richard McRorie
(03/16) Anna Brown, Magdaline Dobesh, Matthew Tosh (03/17) Lawson Kirkland, Charlotte Liipfert, Carlson Neece, Charles Scarborough (03/18) Bret Jefferson, Kenneth Voelker (03/19) Trina Miller, Hugh Mooney (03/21) Charles Greenfield, Marylin Kimball
(03/22) Elizabeth Daniel, Charles Link, Moses Murray, Boyd Newton (03/23) Alexandra Allen, Nancy Binkow, Thomas Mason, Don Rountree, Van Willis (03/24) Dana Gaines, Sarah Merkel, William Perry (03/25) Kelly Kelly, Charles Laroway, Samuel McKinstry, F. Mewborn, Mia Rhea, Katherine Wells (03/26) Luke Courts, Susanna Mees, Marsha Peterson, Rhett Smith, George Thomas (03/27) Katherine Letzler, Sarah Mason (03/28) Kathrin Stewart, Laura Ventulett (03/29) Lindsay Fluke, Lily Landskroener, Lynn Varner, Mary Ann Williamson
(03/30) Nicholas Andrist, Ella Ryan, Richard Sokolowski (03/31) Reed Avery, Laura Curns, Brenan Maher, Anita Pirkle, Lee Winton