HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

WESLEY HYMNS: During July and August, we will feature a hymn each Sunday by John or Charles Wesley.  With ties to the Church of England and Methodism in America, these are some of the most beloved hymns with ties to our tradition.  We hope you enjoy them, and as the Wesleys might have said, “sing heartily!”

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 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 archive of past sermons here on the Holy Innocents' website. 

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL: Children’s Chapel is held during the 10:00am service. Children (Pre-K-4th grade) will leave church during the sequence hymn to enjoy a children’s service just for them, and then return during the peace. We are looking for volunteers to help with the Children's Chapel each Sunday. For more information about how to volunteer click here.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: The prayers of the people used at morning services were written by members of the Laying on of Hands group. Laying on of Hands is offered each Sunday during our 10:00am service. Prayers may be offered for healing, thanksgiving, family members or general well being. There are two prayer stations located at the rear of the church on each side. They are accessible as you return to your seat after receiving communion. Votive candles are also available. All prayer requests are held in strict confidence.

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HIEC Summer Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.

THE SUMMER PARSONS TABLE LUNCH - WONDERFUL WATERMELON SUNDAY: Come and engage with your HI community at the Parson's Summer Lunch on August 21 for a Wonderful Watermelon Sunday! Watermelon and BBQ will be served after the 10:00am liturgy and you are invited to bring sides and your best Watermelon dish to celebrate Georgia Watermelon season. Reserve your spot below for $6.00 per person by clicking here. Farmer Tim will also be joining us with fresh tomatoes, fruits, oils, and veggies for sale! 

SAVE THE DATE - MEN OF HOLY INNOCENTS’ RETREAT: All men of Holy Innocents’ please plan to attend the Men’s Retreat, September 23 through September 25 at Falls Creek Falls State Park. This will be our first year at Falls Creek Falls. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood, Falls Creek Falls State Park provides a fantastic setting for the MOHI retreat. More info coming soon.
Contact: John Harris

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY (SUMMER SCHEDULE): The Brown Bag Bible Study continues to meet through the summer on Mondays 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  with questions.

CREATE AND COMMUNE: Our next gathering will be on Friday, August 5. Bring your own creative project to work on or artfully recharge with a coloring page we supply. Drop in for any amount of time between 10:30am - 12:30pm with your sketch pad, notebook, knitting, crochet, scrapbook, or whatever creative project you can easily pack up and bring along. Nothing overly messy please. No need to pre-register

HIEC YOUTH & FAMILIES WELCOME BACK POOL PARTY: Come and join us on Sunday, August 14 at 12:30pm for the Youth and Family Welcome Back Pool Party! The summer of 2016 has flown by and we want to invite all 6th-12th graders and their families to a pool party to celebrate the start of a new school year! Johnny and Laura Foster have graciously offered to host us at their home (and pool!) for this event.
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SUMMER CHOIR: If you can carry a tune and possess even minimal music reading ability (voice quality not withstanding), you are encouraged to sing in the Summer Choir. We meet at 9:00am on Sundays in Brensinger Hall to prepare music for the 10:00am service. Singers in High School and older are welcome. Summer Choir will begin again on August 7, 14, 21, 28, & September 4.  You’re invited to come for any or all of these dates!
Contact: Susan West


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


Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information by clicking here


VENTULETT GALLERY PRESENTS - TWELVE SIGNATURES: We are pleased to welcome The Georgia Watercolor Society. GWS is a non-profit art organization, whose mission is to promote the joy of watercolor through education, demonstrations, workshops, outreach programs and juried competitions. There are currently over 500 members. The twelve members participating in this exhibit are all members of the board of directors. Join us at the opening reception on July 14 at 6:00pm. All art is available for purchase.
Contact: Carol Johns


ROSARY FOR PEACE: On Fridays at 1:00pm in Christ Chapel a Rosary for peace is offered for all those suffering from violence and disaster around the world.  Special petitions are offered for areas torn apart by war, especially Syria. If you are not familiar with this tradition and the prayers offered, but feel called to its contemplative nature, join others from the community each week.
Contact: Craig Wilson

READING CONNECTIONS - Women’s Book Club: The book club, Reading Connections, meets monthly on the second Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6:00pm. All are welcome for fellowship and lively discussion. On Monday, August 8 we will be discussing “Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir” by Frances Maye. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Nancy Binkow

WOMEN’S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00pm in Bishop Commons.  Please bring a light appetizer and/or a bottle of wine to share. We welcome women from ALL age groups, so please join us for lively conversation and an opportunity to meet new friends.  Hope to see you there!
Contact: Lisa Van Devender

MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be August 19 from 7:00am - 8:15am. Coffee, biscuits, fellowship, and discussion in Inglett Hall. A different topic will be covered each month. This is a great way to connect with other guys in the parish. “What you say just might be what someone else needs to hear.”

FAB 40’s: Fab 40’s is a supper club that was started several years ago by a group of parishioners, who were all in their 40’s at the time. They meet every 3rd Saturday at 6:30pm in the Bishop Commons, and have an hour or so to socialize, eat dinner and usually end the event around 9:00pm. Anne Hutto will be hosting our next gathering on Saturday, August 20. More info coming soon.
For more information visit the HIEC website by clicking here.
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 Nina Collins; Jean-Paul Richard; Stan Saunders; Jim Didriksen; Lucie Bornholm; Bud Dayries; Ann Smith; Maidee Spencer; Chris Mitchell; Laine Parrott; Charley Corbett; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Sawyer Josey; Helen Dixon; Ann Thompson, mother of Debbie Vaky; Ed and Mary Lou Jensen, parents of Carolyn Dwyer; Carol Tuck, sister of Jeannie Longley; Kin Craig, friend of Pat Harris; David Oates, cousin of Renee Peyton; Michael Wooten, brother of Tim Wooten; Scott Beard, husband of Bonnie Beard; Frederick William Mew, friend of Lisa Zaina; Nancy Woodward, friend of Helen Johnson; Ruth Livgren, grandmother of Laura Case; and those receiving communion at home.

Prayers for those who have died: We commend to your mercy all who have died including Michael Crawford, brother of The Rev. Buddy Crawford;  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, Jack Boger, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham 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 the marriage of Megan Elizabeth Ernst and Gregory Tipton on July 30.

Prayers of Thanksgiving for the life of Raymond Wilks and Michael Crawford; and the birth of Finnley Tegan Luce, daughter of Jessica and Will Luce, and granddaughter of Anita and David Brensinger.

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: (7/1) Peter Hardin; Corazon Johnson; Elizabeth Mooney; Harper Preston; Jean Ward; (7/2) Blake Barber; Seth Howell; Thomas Orton; Pamela Pomar; (7/3) Diana Fleischer; Natalie Inglett; John Kaltenbach; Marilyn Thomas; Randy Yanda; (7/4) David Dorrill; Bradley Shortal; Anne Summerlin; Margaret Wilson; (7/5) Carolyn Kirkland; Jeffrey McMullen; (7/6) Carrie Bornholm; Miriam Ferrel; Kate Howkins; Florence Perusse; Wayne Quigley; Anne Saunders; Jay Singh;  Alan Tiegreen; (7/7) Christen Carter; James Case; Audrey Farnham; Stephen Hyser; (7/8) William Craighill; Emily Hoyt; Mamie Kneller; Alexander Loper; William Stanley;  Conley Street; Anna Thomas; (7/9) Barbara Cerny; Anna Devine; Clair Foley; Grace Laney; Reta Peery; Pat Schneider; Andre McIntosh (7/10) Ryan Graham; Grace Jackson;  Justin Mitchell; Eva Moffat; Linda Spitzer; (7/11) Phyliss Brassey; George Christman; Hedy Edmondson; Nicholas Menefee; Jennifer Morris; Patti Page; Daniel Palladino; Leslie Terrell; (7/12) John Harris; Tiana McNeil; Corbin Pressly; Mary-Camille Quigley; (7/13) John Adams; Elizabeth Watts; Ella White; (7/14) Mary Best; Robert Caldwell; Alexandra Finman; Grayson Hix; Olivia Hix; Claire Mangrum; Nora Mangrum; (7/15) Kathryn Ray; Austin Saylor; Sally Steentjes; Andrew Wouters; (7/16) Neal Allen; Sydney Brock; Grace Collins; Connie Davison; Nancy Juneau; Gayle MacIntyre; James Peters; Anna Thomas; Anna Windley; (7/17) Jennifer Amerson; Kendall Brock; Esther Ebere; Hamilton Henson; Mary Purves; John Seymour; Collins Vise; (7/18) Jennifer Alexander; Melinda Duryea; Kensington Nichols; Brennan Owen; Marion Rivers; Katherine Vaky; (7/19) Eliza Alexander; Vince Bailey; Thomas Brown; George Habersetzer; Thomas Kelly; Nancy Ray; Suzan Smith; (7/20) Ann Bailey; Benjamin Borden; Debbie Foley; Madeline Mangan; Mark Rasmus; Audrey Risley; Bryan Russell; Virginia Stuckey; (7/21) Ryan Gunnigle; Richard Monkiewicz; Paula Moore; Rosalie Ortman; Murray Park-Reese; Christina Smith; Jim Straub; Dan Warner; Kristin White; (7/22) Lucie Bornholm; Michael Shaheen; (7/23) John Bower; William Brown; Thomas Fochtmann; Rebecca Neece; John Stephenson; Christian Terrell; Kelly Winer; (7/24) Marjorie Beare; John Hurt; Will Hurt; Olivia Moore; Virginia Reticker; Sheilanne Sell; M. Thomas; (7/25) Robert Crosby; Zachary Palmer; Campbell Wilson; (7/26) Henry Christman; Walter Christman; Carolyn Dwyer; Catherine Hutto; Amy Laroway; Benjamin Shainker; Lynne Voelker; Charlotte Walker; (7/27) Patricia Binford; Jeffrey Block; Peggy Clarke; Charles Corbett; Michele Gibson; John Gregory; Chandler Hartley; Charles Longley; Maggie McMullen; Rosie Newton; Mary Reticker; (7/28) Kathryn Griffith; Craig Kontz; Michael Nahmias; (7/29) Luke Binney; Clara Blalock; Richard Bowers; Emily Crouch; Ramsey Magaro; William Mangan; Marlene McLarnon; Robin Nealon; Susan West; David Caldwell; (7/31) Katherine Fowler; Virginia Johnson; Amanda Mangan; Henry Ortman