HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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Sunday Service Schedule
(April 12 - September 6)


Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)


Holy Eucharist (Nave)


Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

This Sunday’s breakfast will be provided by the Ushers @ HIEC.

SUMMER SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Thank you to all those who have provided breakfast on Sunday mornings this Summer. Please join us for food and fellowship between the morning services.

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!



JUNE, 2015

Below are the summary figures for revenues and expenses in the general fund for the first six months of 2015.

As noted, revenues are 14% below budget and expenses are 6% over budget. It is important that your pledge payments stay current even during the summer months to assist with monthly operational expenses.

Many thanks for your continued financial support of Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church. Please let me or Caroline Fleming know if you should have any questions. (Click here to download the report)

Respectfully Submitted,
Rick Shunnarah


HIEC Summer Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm 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.

JONATHAN DANIELS PILGRIMAGE: Please join fellow parishioners and members of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta on August 15 for the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage. In August we will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian who died August 20, 1965, in Hayneville, Alabama, during the struggle for voting rights. The pilgrimage will travel to Hayneville by chartered bus via a stop at the Lowndes County Interpretive Center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Historic Trail. Click here for more information about Jonathan Daniels. There is no charge for transportation. The bus will depart from St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Morrow promptly at 7:00am on Saturday, August 15 and will return by 6:00pm. If you plan to join us, please register online by clicking here.
Contact: Ursula Simmons 

OPEN FORUM ON PARISH SURVEY: Please join us for an Open Forum on the Parish Survey  to discuss topics including HI outreach and service, Faith Forum, and Sunday morning worship times.  We are deeply appreciative of your support of Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church and your interest in how we move forward as a community of faith and welcome your input at the forum on August 9 after the 10:30 service.

POTLUCK SUPPER: Join us on August 9 following the 6:00pm Celtic service for a Mid-Summer Potluck Supper. Last year was such fun that we decided to do a repeat. Greet friends, meet new friends, discover the Celtic service if you haven’t been and enjoy some great food! No agenda, no reservations needed. Bring your potluck offering to Inglett Hall prior to the service.
Contact: Carol Johns

Summer Choir: Parish Summer Choir continues on the remaining Sundays of August. If you’re interested in singing, the choir meets promptly at 9:30am on Sunday to prepare for the 10:30am liturgy. The ability to read music at some level is required. You are invited to simply come on any Sunday that you might be available. Any questions?
Contact: David Brensinger (404-255-4023)

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FAMILY PROMISE HOST WEEK: Holy Innocents partners with St. Dunstan’s Episcopal to provide this hospitality: St. Dunstan’s providing site and accommodations; HIEC assisting with on-site support and hospitality. Holy Innocents' week to host the guests from Family Promise is August 3 – August 10 and it's just around the corner. Please click here to sign up to either bring or host a meal, host overnight, or help set-up. All are welcome!!
Contact: Will Kelly

CHURCH OF THE COMMON GROUND: On Sunday, August 23,  parishioners will join in the sandwich making for Church of the Common Ground. Please join us (and bring children) to make the sack lunches, immediately after the 10:30 liturgy, in Parish Hall. If you would also like to join us for the 1:00pm Church of the Common Ground church service at Woodruff Park, we leave Holy Innocents’ around 12:15pm. Click here for more information.
Contact: Don Hackney

1st & 3rd SUNDAYS: This summer, starting June 7, all youth are invited on the first and third Sundays to stay after church and share a meal and fun. These Sunday gatherings will be the core of our summer program with other fun events being planned! On Sunday, August 16 we will meet after the 10:30 service for our next gathering. Stay tuned for more information!
Contact: Emily Bartlett

EYC DIOCESE: On August 29 the diocese is hosting a Youth Service Day Retreat at All Saints' of Atlanta. All youth of our diocese are invited to come together! Join us as we take deep look into why we are called to serve and what it means to reach out into our communities. There will be guest speakers, fellowship, music, lunch, a local service project, programming for young adults, and even a special time for Youth Workers. Email   to RSVP your youth group by email.


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 Atlanta Fine Arts League was created in 2005 as a catalyst for the project Art From the Heart where Atlanta area artists donate their time and talent to painting the portraits of Georgia's fallen soldiers free of charge for their surviving families.  The League quickly evolved into an artists' collective representing multiple mediums and genres and is dedicated to creating an atmosphere for artists to share ideas, find support and build professional relationships with group critiques, discussions, exhibitions, and online communities to support its members.                                                             

The League brings their talent to the Ventulett Gallery with the exhibit "Southern Lights,'" their 10th Anniversary Exhibition by "celebrating the south in all its transitory light," explains AFAL member and Southern Lights exhibition chair, Nancy Bartmess.  This is a juried exhibit, judged by Patrick Dennis, well known in the Atlanta community for his support and advocacy of the arts. All art is available for purchase and will be displayed in the gallery until August 14.

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



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 August 10 and we will be discussing Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult.
Contact: Alesa Mcarthur

WOMEN'S TIME OUT: All women are cordially invited for fellowship and fun on Thursday, August 20 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

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

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; Mary Byrne; Stan Saunders; Dick Werner; Diana Fleischer; Betty Pribilski; friends and family including: Larry Johnson, brother in law of Lisa van Devender; Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Terry McCollister, friend of Lisa and Rick Shunnarah; Marty and Adrienne Madson, friends of Wendy and Charley Corbett; Lee Welsher, mother of Karl Welsher; Sid Bains, father of Caryn Bains; Jeanne Hagood, mother of Libby Lindsay; Ann and Tom Thompson, parents of Debbie Vaky; Terry Warley, friend of Jackie Stradley; Joan Stewart McCarley, aunt of Alice Ball; Don Haskell, father of Peggy Farnham; Holly Slater, friend of Ward Richards; Julie Hines-Rozman, friend of Ward Richards; Caroline Westerhoff; George Mende; Steve Ernst, brother of Mike Ernst; Sawyer Josey; Cathy O’Kelley, sister of Pat Conner; Sarah Mills, and those receiving communion at home including Paul Atwater.

Prayers for those who have died:
We commend to your mercy all who have died including Dorothy Anne Lemley Haines, grandmother of Allison Pellettieri; Edith Weirath Latimer, grandmother of The Rev. Alison Schultz; 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.

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 of thanksgiving for the birth of
Rosie Elizabeth Newton, daughter of Sunni and Tommy Newton.

Prayers for those who are expecting a child:
In thanksgiving for the miracle of new life and for continued health, we pray for Laura and Joshua Case.

Prayers for those being baptized August 2:
David Bruce McElroy, Jr. son of David and Elizabeth McElroy.