Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
8:00 am - Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00 am - Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15 am - Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy 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.
Holy Week Daily Eucharist
Sunday, March 30 - April 1
7:30 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
6:00 pm - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
Thursday, April 2
7:30 pm - Proper Liturgy with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar (Nave)
9:00 pm - Vigil of the Blessed Sacrament (Christ Chapel): A silent watch through the night in response to Jesus’ question to his disciples, "Could you not watch with me one hour?" The Vigil ill be held at the Altar of Repose 9:00pm on Thursday, April 2 through 12:00pm on Friday, April 3.
12:00 pm - Proper Liturgy with Reserved Sacrament and Veneration of the Cross
6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross for Families (Narthex)
7:00 pm - Stations of the Cross (Narthex)
The Feast of the Resurrection
Saturday, April 4
8:30 pm - The Great Vigil of Easter (Nave)
EASTER VIGIL RECEPTION: This year we like to invite parishioners to bring food to celebrate the resurrection of Christ during the Easter Vigil reception on Saturday, April 4 following the 8:30pm service. We hope that you will volunteer to bring an appetizer or desert to serve 15 to 20 people.
The Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day
Sunday, April 5
7:30 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:15 am - Festival Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15 am - Festival Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
Schedule for the HIEC Office
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm and Fridays 8:30am-3:00pm.
Join us this Easter and Take 50! Make the most of this opportunity to invite those in your community - friends, neighbors, co-workers - to a service. Who knows, maybe the 50 Days of Service will gift us all with a new perspective on not only our neighbors, but ourselves. May God raise up, make new and make perfect our work that the whole world may see and know that Love which knows no bounds.
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PARISH ACCOUNTING: The Parish has retained a new accountant in the last several weeks. We apologize for the delay in processing some income that has been received in the midst of this transition. The transition is almost complete and all contributions should be processed, going forward, within a week of receipt. If you have questions about your giving, you may contact Caroline Fleming in our parish offices (404-255-4023). Thank you for your understanding.
MEN OF HI ANNUAL RETREAT: Come and join us for the Men of Holy Innocents’ Annual Retreat held at Lake Logan from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. Lake Logan provides a rustic but comfortable setting at 3000 feet in elevation on a world class lake, with nearby trout steams, golf courses and hiking trails. This is a perfect Time to relax, hike, read, and strengthen relationships with other men in the parish.
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The clergy of Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church will be available to hear confessions from 1:30pm - 3:00pm on the afternoon of Good Friday, April 3. Each confession will last a total of 15 minutes and upon arrival you will be directed to one of the four stations provided in the church. Register early as there are very limited times available.
THE PARSON'S TABLE: There will be no Parson's Table on Wednesday, April 1 in observation of Holy Week. Join us at the Parson’s Table on Wednesday, April 8 as we welcome East 48th St in celebration of The Rev. Michael Sullivan’s Sabbatical. Please RSVP before Monday, April 6 at 5:00pm at the Holy Innocents’ website to join us for this tasty meal.
2:30pm - 6:30pm - Farmer Tim's Market (Bi-Weekly)
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Dinner for Children
5:45pm - 7:00pm - St. C & N Choirs (3rd – 8th graders),
Primary Choir/Arts Program (1st – 2nd graders),
Music/Arts Program (preschoolers & kindergarteners)
Nursery (infants & toddlers)
5:45pm - 6:30pm - Dinner for Adults
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: It is that time again! Save the date for VBS 2015. Visit the Holy Innocents’ website to register your child! We are also looking for volunteers to help this year. Please consider volunteering to help during this wonderful week. Parental involvement makes all the difference to our kids. Contact Wynn Henderson for more information or to volunteer.
Contact: Wynn Henderson
FRIDAY NIGHT CROWD: It’s baaack! From 6:00pm - 8:00pm Friday Night Crowd returns to the Frost Youth Center. A great place for young people (grades 6-8) to connect and have fun on Fridays. FNC also gives HIEC students a welcoming place to invite friends to connect to HIEC in new ways. Be there! Our next gathering will be April 20!
Contact: Joshua Case
atlSERVE: It’s time to register for our summer mission trip! For the second year in row, we will be staying local. With new partners and projects, this year promises to make just as big of impact and to be just as much fun. Total cost for atlSERVE 2015 is $325.
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.
ST. CECILIA AND ST. NICOLAS CHOIRS REHEARSAL: If you have a 3rd through 8th grader in your household, he or she is eligible for participation in the St. Cecilia & St. Nicolas Choirs. The St. Cecilia & St. Nicolas Choirs are scheduled to sing twice a month and this year, in addition to singing as their own ensemble, the choir will also be integrated into choral music sung with adult singers, giving our choristers balanced training and a superior musical experience. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights at 5:45pm. Children can have dinner at The Parson's Table at 5:15pm.
Contact: Rena Stallworth
WEST AFRICA DRUMMING CLASS: Join us for our Western Africa Drumming Class beginning on April 11 at 10:00am. Taught by musician & healer Chuck Cogliandro, this four-week class will focus on hand drumming techniques using West African drums (djembe, ashiko and dunun) and ensemble playing of traditional rhythms with multiple parts. Click here for more information
Contact: Vanessa Lowry
WRITING WORKSHOP - AWESOME MOMS: Join Artist in Residence, Vanessa Lowry, on April 19 at 1:00pm for an afternoon of writing down stories and memories to celebrate an Awesome Mom—your own mother, someone who took on a mothering role with you, or someone whose mothering you admire. Your written tribute can easily be shared with family and friends a few weeks from now to celebrate Mother’s Day. Click here for more information Contact: Vanessa Lowry
WRITING WORKSHOP - AWESOME MOMS: Join Artist in Residence, Vanessa Lowry, on May 3 at 1:00pm for an afternoon of writing down stories and memories to celebrate an Awesome Dad—your own dad, someone who took on a fatherly role with you, or someone whose fathering you admire. Your written tribute can easily be shared with family and friends a few weeks from now to celebrate Father’s Day. Click here for more information
Contact: Vanessa Lowry
DOODLING AS A MEDITATION: Join us for our Doodling as a Meditation Class on May 5 at 10:00am. Whether you’re a beginning doodler or an experienced artist, this workshop will introduce you to the practice of doodling as a meditation. After you register, you’ll receive an email with the suggested list of supplies. You may purchase these supplies or bring paper and markers you already own. Click here for more information
Contact: Vanessa Lowry
SUMMER CONNECTIONS: This program at HIES includes extensive programming in ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS, AND FINE ARTS for children of all ages. There's something for everyone! Summer Connection programs are open to everyone - HIES families and non-HIES families. Friends, neighbors, and members of the community are invited to share in the same enriching summer experience that students from 75 different Atlanta-area schools have enjoyed in past years. Let this summer make a difference! For more information about Summer Connection at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, please download a brochure and/or registration form from Summer Connections page. You can also email Barbara Klein, Summer Connection Director, at
, or leave her a voice message at (404) 303-2150 ext. 848.
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FAITH AND FICTION: Join us Sunday mornings in 179 Conference Room at 10:10am for Faith and Fiction class. This class discusses evidences of faith in fiction. We are reading an anthology of contemporary Southern short stories which present a variety of viewpoints for our group discussion on Sundays. We examine how the author’s vision pulls us into a story and illuminates our own experience of faith and spiritual values.
Contact: Sally Parsonsons
PRAYER SHAWL: The Prayer Shawl group will meet Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00pm in the parlor. All knitters, no matter your skill level, are welcome. If you have any questions contact Liza Avery.
Contact: Liza Avery
SATURDAY BREWING: All are welcome to our Saturday Brewing Session on April 11. Stop by any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm at brewmaster Chris Protos’ house. We’ll be firing up the grill for lunch, so bring some food or a beverage to share. For directions contact Timothy Sommer or Chris Protos.
Contact: Timothy Sommer
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 April 13 and we will discuss "Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander.
Contact: Alesa Mcarthur
MEN OF HI DINNER & A BOOK: We will meet Tuesday, May 12 at the home of Cloem Chandler from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The book is “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. For directions and more information contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber
WOMEN'S TIME OUT: Following a long hiatus, Women’s Time Out will resume on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00pm in Bishop Commons. All women are invited to this casual, social evening, and a special invitation is extended to newcomers at Holy Innocents’. Please bring a simple appetizer and/or a beverage to share.
Contact: Lisa Van Devender
ST. MONICA'S GUILD: Our next meeting will be on April 17, at 10:30am at the church. More information coming soon!
Contact: Carolyn Yost
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 Tom Abbott; Nina Collins; Paul Atwater; Pat Conner; and friends Nicolas Vaky, nephew of Pete Vaky; Scott Beard, husband of Bonnie Beard; Dan Hardin, father of Hayley Kelly; Julia Britt Steanson, sister of Karen Steanson; Larry Johnson, brother in law of Lisa van Devender; Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Joan Schmidt, mother of Catherine Sandhage; Terry McCollister, friend of Lisa and Rick Shunnarah; Kimberly Holliday, friend of Carolyn Dwyer; The Rev. Alex MacDonell, brother in law of Kathy MacDonell; Ruth Crook, mother of Scott Crook; Elsie Elkins, mother of Sherry Gardner; Marty and Adrienne Madson, friends of Wendy and Charley Corbett; Addie Henderson, daughter of Wynn Henderson, and those receiving communion at home including Jane Nichols.
Prayers for those Who have died: We commend to your mercy all who have died including Andrew Filenko, family member of Pods Cato; William D. Merriam, friend of Alice and Byrd Ball; 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.
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, Mark Bailey, Jack Boger 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.
Prayers for Those who are expecting a child: In thanksgiving for the miracle of new life and for continued health, we pray for Karla and Ander Smith; and Laura and The Rev. Joshua Case.
Prayers of Thanksgiving: for the birth of Thomas Alvah Cade, son of Wendy Porter-Cade and Shaun Cade; and Mary Ottilie Nicholas, granddaughter of Jack and MollyO Wagner.
Prayers for Those who are to be baptized on April 4: Samuel William Abney, son of George and Amy Abney; Eliza Vereen Alexander, daughter of Walker and Jennifer Alexander; Ehren McAllister Barton, son of Patrick and Britton Barton; Aidan Patrick Brennan, son of Kerry Brennan; Stephanie Diane Delatorre; Christopher Gadsden Hasell, son of Herbert Hasell and Ruth Gratzke; Catherine Anne Hasell, daughter of Herbert Hasell and Ruth Gratzke; William Russell Mitchell IV, son of William and Karey Mitchell; and Malani Ariel Mowatt, daughter of Michael and Danya Mowatt