HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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Please note that our Fall Schedule begins Sunday, September 13!
Join us for services at 8am, 9am, 11:15am and 6pm (Celtic).

Sunday Service Schedule
(April 12 - September 6)


Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)


Holy Eucharist (Nave)


Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

ALMS BASKET: Bring your canned goods and clothing and place them in the basket as you enter the Church. Make it a weekly discipline to help others.

Find our weekly sermons here!



HIEC Summer Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am- 5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.

SUMMER CONTRIBUTIONS: Please continue making pledge payments and donations through the summer to sustain our annual budget. Thank you for your generosity and continued support of our ministries.

SECOND HALF LUNCHEON:  Join us for the next Second Half Luncheon on Friday, September 18. Our program on summer trips will be led by The Rev. Buddy Crawford. Come enjoy lunch and share your stories with us. The cost is $8.00 per person. Reserve your spot by Tuesday, September 15 by clicking here or by calling the church office. We hope to see you there!
Contact: Melody McNeil

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Does your son or daughter like to receive cards and care packages? A team of HI parishioners connects with our college students a few times each semester to let them know their “home” church is thinking about them. Send students’ names, complete college addresses and email addresses to Brenda Letzler and keep them connected to HI, whether their campus is down the street, across the country, or half-way around the world.
Contact: Brenda Letzler

ONLINE STREAMING: We’re streaming our services online! Over the last year we’ve begun to live stream our principal liturgies. So wherever life takes you, join our us for services online at the appointed hour on Sundays. Join us in real time, or tune in any time following the service by clicking here! Spread the word, especially to those unable to be with us each week. Or view our achieve of past sermons here on the Holy Innocents' Website.

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HELP WANTED- SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED: It’s an easy commitment that makes a big impact on our children. It’s not scary - it’s fun! - and we will be there to help. Many thanks in advance to all of you for volunteering. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”- Matthew 9:37
Contact: Wynn Henderson

YOUTH AND PARENT KICKBALL GAME: On Sunday, September 13, following the 11:15am service, the youth of HIEC challenge the parents, grandparents, and other adults of HIEC to a friendly kickball game. Please join us after the service for food followed by the HIEC Kickball game extraordinaire.
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

FRIDAY NIGHT CROWD: To all 6th, 7th and 8th graders: the first Friday Night Crowd is Friday, September 11 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Frost Youth Center. Come for fun and learn about our exciting plans for FNC this year!
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

If you have ever wanted to serve as an acolyte, here is your chance! Over the month of September, in addition to welcoming back our dedicated group of acolytes from last year, we’ll be inviting new folks to join our acolyte team. And on Sunday, October 4 following the 11:15aam liturgy, we’ll hold an acolyte training meeting for all acolytes and other leaders, with lunch provided!
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

FRIENDS OF MUSIC: Be sure to visit the Holy Innocents’ website to view the new Friends of Music concert schedule.The mission of The Friends of Music at Holy Innocents’ is to enhance the role of music in our parish and beyond by bringing to our facilities high quality and diverse musical programs.
Contact: David Brensinger

CHILDREN'S CHOIR: This past Wednesday we had our kickoff dinner for Children’s Choir. If you have a child, it’s not to late to have him/her join the Primary Choir (1st-2nd Grade) or St. Cecilia and St. Nicolas Choirs (3rd-8th Grade).

The Music Department provides a comprehensive program, offering parishioners on all levels an opportunity to use their musical talents to serve God and the church. Choirs offer praise to God through music, enhance the worship services, and support congregational singing.

If you are interested in finding out more information please visit the Holy Innocents’ website or contact David Brensinger.


Rehearsal schedule:

Younger Children’s Choir – for ages 3 through 5 – 5:15 to 5:45 pm
directed by Suzanne Logue
St. Cecilia & St. Nicolas Choirs – graders 3 through 8 – 5:45 to 7:00 pm
directed by David Brensinger & Susan West
Primary Choir – for grades 1 and 2 – 6:00 to 6:30 pm
directed by Suzanne Logue



The Ventulett Art Gallery honors parishioner and architect Tom Ventulett. Curator Jerry Stapleton and his committee line up artists, continuing to make the Ventulett Gallery one of the most sought venues in our area.  

The Ventulett Gallery is excited to welcome Maureen Engle's "Tops and Bottoms."

Artist Maureen Engle brings her art to the Ventulett Gallery from August 20 to September 24. Explaining the title of her show, “Tops & Bottoms”, Engle says she thinks of “Tops of trees, the cow’s behind. Looking up and around familiar subjects. Seeing and experimenting with color and energy in nature.”

Originally from Massachusetts, Maureen graduated from the University of Virginia and then spent a year living in Provence, France.  There, she furthered her studies in art and began to experiment with a loose and fresh approach to painting. She is passionate about color and its ability to convey energy and emotion, and is well known for her contemporary and abstract work. Click Here to Read More
Contact: Carol Johns

ART LOVERS ALERT!!! The Ventulett Gallery Action Team seeks... art sleuths, Facebook junkies, bakers, picture hangers, techies, "radical" hosts... anyone who loves art and would like to be involved in one of a wide variety of ways in our beautiful gallery. The Ventulett Gallery is a pathway to the inclusiveness, creativity, diversity and innovation that are the hallmarks of Holy Innocents Church. Find out more about how you can be part of this unique venture. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Peggy Stapleton at 404-272-9389



MEN OF HI DINNER & A BOOK: We will meet Tuesday, September 8 at the home of  Jeremy Webber from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The book is To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. For directions and more information contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

READING CONNECTIONS (Women’s Book Club): This club meets on the 2nd Monday of the each month at 6:00pm at Holy Innocents. Guests & new members are always welcome. Our next meeting will be September 14 and we will be discussing The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande.
Contact: Alesa McArthur

WOMEN'S TIME OUT: All women are cordially invited for fellowship and fun on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00pm in the Frost Youth Center. You are asked to bring a simple appetizer and/or a bottle of wine, and please consider bringing a friend. There is no formal agenda for this event—just a time to relax, catch up with friends, and perhaps make a new one. Hope to see you there!
Contact: Lisa Van Devender

FAB 40’s: The next meeting will be on Saturday, September 19 at 6:30pm at the home of Kate Dangler. Please call Kate at 770-396-2533 for reservations.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Prayer Shaw Ministry welcomes you to come and join us. This is a wonderful opportunity for fun and fellowship and for a good purpose as well. Our first meeting of the year is Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

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 Nina Collins; Paul Atwater; Jean-Paul Richard; Shiranne Simmons; Brad Sell; Stan Saunders; Diana Fleischer; Neal Allen; Helen Martin; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Jeanne Hagood, mother of Libby Lindsay; Terry Warley, friend of Jackie Stradley; Joan Stewart McCarley, aunt of Alice Ball; Caroline Westerhoff; George Mende; Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst; Sawyer Josey; Sarah Mills; Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey; Jackson Webber, grandson of Cheryl and Jeremy Webber, and those receiving communion at including Jim Didriksen; and Mary Faith and Arden Moser.

We commend to your mercy all who have died including Betty Pribilski; 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.

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, Mark Bailey, Jack Boger, Thomas Webber, and Brandon Rudder. 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.