HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15am - Holy EucHarist (NAVE)                                                    
6:00 pm - CELTIC Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

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. 

FAITH FORUM - Youth IDEO Session on Dismantling Racism: Join our youth and other parish leaders as they share how they’ve been engaging with the topic of dismantling racism through design thinking. We’ll also learn about exciting opportunities for us to put many of the ideas we have as a parish into action. 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR TRIP: The St. Cecilia & St. Nicolas Choirs are on their annual choir trip this weekend.  They are going to Greenville, SC for a picnic, hike, and to visit the zoo, and then on to Asheville, NC where, Sunday morning, they are singing for two liturgies at the Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village. Please pray for their safe travels.

SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUP: This group will meet in the Large Conference Room (across from Christ Chapel) from 10:10 -11:00am for a time of fellowship, encouragement and study of the Gospel Lesson appointed for that Sunday, led by Don Bell.  This is a six week session meeting from April 10-May 8, 2016. The small group will be looking at selected readings from the scriptures in the week past from the Daily Office including this current Sunday. A special invitation is extended to new members of the parish. Part of the time is spent in getting to know one another.  Group is open to all who are  interested.

Be sure to also join us for our Sunday Formation Classes (Our formation classes will resume on May 1)

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CHILDREN'S CHAPEL: Children’s Chapel is held during the 9:00am 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. Children’s Formation (3-year-olds-5th grade) takes place each Sunday at 10:10am in Parish Hall.
Contact: Wynn Henderson

 Find our weekly sermons here!


Blessings from the Vestry – Will Kelly

Please do not let the title confuse you. I am not attempting to offer blessings to the parish on behalf of the vestry.  Thankfully, we are fortunate to have several priests and many lay members that are far more gifted in that arena than I am.  Instead, I am conveying some of the blessings that I receive by being a part of the vestry and serving alongside other wonderful members of our church.

Our vestry is comprised of a very diverse group of people, both in background and opinion.  This diversity is always a benefit when gathering input about issues that arise.  However, having served on another vestry at a different church, this diversity can also be very destructive when it is not paired with a calm understanding of other viewpoints within the group.  We are blessed to have that understanding. 

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HIEC Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.

HIEC Announcement: David Brensinger to take Sabbatical

Our organist and choirmaster, David Brensinger, will begin a well-deserved sabbatical after the morning liturgies on Pentecost, May 15.  David will be taking this time for rest and renewal, also attending a couple of conferences and retreats. Sabbaticals are provided to our senior program staff every six to seven years, at least theoretically, to provide a time for continued growth and vocational development. We wish David a wonderful time away and thank him for his continued leadership as he concludes his 29th year of service to Holy Innocents!

PARSIH PICNIC-WELCOME SUMMER WITH PIZZA: Kick off the beginning of the summer season by picnicking with your church family on Sunday, May 22 following the 10:30 Youth Sunday liturgy. Our picnic will be both a celebration of our completion of the School year and a welcome to the summer months! We will be serving unlimited pizza provided by S&J’s Woodfired Pizza. The price for adults will be $10.00 and $7.00 for children under the age of 8. Make sure you make your reservation by May 8 by clicking here so we can be good stewards of our resources. We invite you to bring and share a salad and/or dessert to round out the meal.
Contact: Rena Stallworth

2ND HALF LUNCHEON WITH TEMPLE SINAI: We invite you to a 2nd Half Luncheon at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on May 18. Following the 11:15 luncheon in Inglett Hall, we will go to Temple Sinai to tour the Temple sanctuary and hear Rabbi Philip Kranz describe the Shabbat service. The luncheon will cost $8.00 per person. Make sure to have your reservations made by May 13 by clicking here or by contacting the church office.  
Contact: Melody McNeil

SUMMER BREAKFAST VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP: This year, we are hoping you will join us in a new way of providing Sunday breakfasts and fellowship at Holy Innocents during the summer. We would like to invite church groups, groups of friends, families, and neighbors to sponsor a Sunday breakfast. So gather your group and select a Sunday! The church will provide coffee, tea, water, plates, napkins, silverware, and cups. Inglett Hall will be set up for you with serving and seating tables. If you are interested in hosting a Sunday, sign up by clicking here.
Contact: Rena Stallworth

FOREIGN LANGUAGE READERS FOR PENTECOST: Taler du et fremmedsprog? Do you speak a foreign language? Would you be willing to share your gift as a participant in the 9am or 11:15 service on Pentecost Sunday, May 15? We are looking for a great number of people to read 4 verses from Acts in a variety of foreign languages (Acts 2:3-6.) Don’t be nervous… all will be standing and reading simultaneously. Sign up by emailing Sally Suhr with your name, preferred service time, and language by May 5.
Contact: Sally Suhr

SUMMER REGISTRATION FOR CAMP MIKELL IS OPEN: Camp Mikell is the summer camp and conference center of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Kids ages kindergarten to 18 enjoy the magic of Mikell every summer. If you are interested in the Camp and would like to visit before the summer, you can attend the open house on June 4 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Please call 706-886-7515 or go to www.CampMikell.com if you have any questions. You won’t know until you go! If you want to talk to a HI member about Camp Mikell, contact Elaine Morgan.
Contact: Elaine Morgan

2016 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Come join us for VBS at Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love - June 6th – 10th!! At Surf Shack VBS, our campers will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give them an opportunity to ride the waves with God. Your students will explore how to serve God and experience God’s amazing presence in their lives. The students will participate in a variety of activities: making their own art projects at the Craft Hut, singing new music at Tidal Tunes, participating in recreational activities at the Recreation Station, exploring science activities at Discovery Dunes, and enjoying tasty Shack Snacks.

Sign up today by clicking here


SUMMER 2016 MISSION EXPERIENCE - ATLSERVE 3.0: We are excited to announce that this coming summer we will continue our missional partnership with All Saints’ Episcopal Church in offering atlSERVE 2016 from July 10-15! This year our mission experience will build upon the sure foundation of years past even as we partner with the Diocese of Atlanta to include Episcopal youth throughout Middle and North Georgia. This year’s experience is open to all youth as young as rising 7th graders. Online registration can be found by clicking here. As always, please feel free to be in touch with me should you have any questions!
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

SPRING YOUTH SUNDAY: Mark your calendars for our spring 2016 Youth Sunday on May 22. This will be the first day of our “summer schedule” (with services at 8:00am, 10:30am, and 6:00pm) and youth will play major roles in both of the morning services. This will also be the day of our parish picnic following the 10:30am service. Interested in serving in a special role? Email The Rev. Will Stanley for more information.
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHOIR DINNER: Have a son or daughter joining us for Choir practice on Wednesday afternoon? Need a easy dinner option? Join us for choir dinners each Wednesday night. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Iced tea included with the meal. Make sure to reserve your spot before each Monday at 5:00pm.


The schedule for Wednesday evenings is as follows:
5:15pm - 5:45pm:
Dinner for Choristers in Primary & St. C & N Choirs
5:15pm - 5:45pm:
Music Experience (Preschool - Kindergarten)
5:45pm - 6:30pm:
Dinner for Adults and Children in Music Experience
5:45pm - 7:00pm:
St. C & N Choirs (3rd – 8th graders)
6:00pm - 6:30pm:
Primary Choir/Arts Program (1st – 2nd graders)

FRIENDS OF MUSIC: Be sure to visit the Holy Innocents’ website to view the  Friends of Music concert schedule for future events. 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


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
Clara Blalock 's
‘A Spiritual Pursuit’

VENTULETT GALLERY PRESENTS, "A SPIRITUAL PURSUIT": Atlanta artist, Clara Dodd Blalock, presents “A Spiritual Journey” at the Ventulett Gallery. The exhibit will be continuing through May 5. All art will be available for purchase. For more information please contact Carol Johns at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church at 404.255.4023
Contact: Carol Johns


Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information by clicking here



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

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Prayer Shawl 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 next meeting of the year is Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

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, May 9 we will be discussing All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. Nancy Binkow will lead our discussion. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Beth Lynch  or Nancy Binkow

WOMEN’S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, May 19 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

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; Diana Fleischer; Jim Didriksen; Lucie Bornholm; Bud Dayries; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Sawyer Josey; Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey; Helen Dixon; Bob Paul, father of Rusty Paul; Ann Thompson, mother of Debbie Vaky; Bill Lumpkin; Diane Framularo, friend of Eleanor Feroleto; Maryruth Pfeiffer, mother of Chrissie Pfeiffer; Carolyn Williams, mother of Lisa Shunnarah, and those receiving communion at home.

Prayers for those Who have died: We commend to your mercy all who have died including the Henry Lins, friend of Cliff Hoffman, 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, Thomas Webber, 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 Mason Chapple and Lidiya Sokhnich on May 7.

Prayers for those being baptized on May 15: Caroline Cheyenne Block, daughter of Rebecca & Brian Block; Sutton Howard Gale, son of Jessica & David Gale; Sabriel Bella van der Grinten, daughter of Jennifer van der Grinten and Phil Evans; Greer Lauren McLeod, daughter of Allison & Dyrc McLeod; Lucia Ann Reading, daughter of Leslie & Christopher Reading; Clara Ann Saussy, daughter of Kathryn & Hugh Saussy; Brianna Katherine Stewart, daughter of Katharine & Peter Stewart; Juliet Christine Thompson, daughter of Christy & Jon Thompson; and Phil Evans.

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: (5/1) Gera-Lu Crumpler; Suzanne Gill; Helen Johnson; Sarah Kallis; Graham McDonald; Jeffery Saylor; Craig Wilson; (5/2) Gloria Gould; Yuwadee Landskroener; Carolyn Mitchell; Elizabeth Stapleton; Alison Tickner; S. Timmerman; (5/3) Christopher Freeman; John Hopkins; Regan Kelly; Liam Reynolds; Richard Shunnarah; Virginia Stuckey; Evan Thomas; Samuel Warley; Anne Webb; (5/4) Austin Adesokan; Helen Johnson; Annabelle Langlais; Caroline Mangrum; Martin McCall; Erin Mong; (5/5) Mary Alden; Mary Barrett; Earl Collins; Sadie Howard; Jane Nichols; (5/6) Alexander Levitt; Scott Mandy; Sarah Schlachter; Dave Seaborn; Timothy Thompson; (5/7) Susan Longley; Millie Malone; Mason McCarthy; Charles Mong; (5/8) Mark Christman; Hundley Elliotte; Laura Shainker; Thomas Ventulett; (5/9) Alexandra Langlais; (5/10) Jonathon Davis; Courtney Hickok; Judith Nunn; Benjamin Palmer; Earnest Simmons; Lawrence Simpson; (5/11) Robert Bartlett; Laura Case; Staley Fendler ;Richard Gardner; Susanne Langlais; Rolf Meinhold; Joseph Morris; (5/12) Virginia Amoni; Keith Anderson; Stephen Bolton; Charles Erb; Carson Kaiser; Jeanine Lewis; Andrew Thomason; Christopher Vaky; Katherine Weitnauer; Megan Westmoreland; Ashley Wood; (5/13) Christine Albright; Richard Cross; Katharine Crowe; Judith Domescik; Carol Miller; (5/14) Eva Bell; William Bolton; (5/15) John Amerson; David Amoni; Taylor Avery; Laura Hackney; Joan Skelton; Anthony Webb; (5/16) Katherine Chesser; Addie Gaudet; Jeffrey Mitchell; Anjale Singh; Laura Wakefield; Susan Westmoreland; Christy Winer; (5/17) Bob Foster; Helen Jackson; Kathryn O’Connor; MaryBeth Saylor; (5/18) Elizabeth Bacon; William Boyd; Peter Hill; Austen Perry; Leslie Reading; Douglas Rieder; Travis Thurber; Melia Voss; Jenna Wallin; Lyle Warshauer; Michelle Westmoreland; (5/19) Farrell Braziel; Brent Farnham; Lisa Romine; (5/20) Anne Goldthwaite; Libby Lindsay; Sophie Morgan; Claire Webber; (5/21) Jordan Chaffin; Nancy Cook; Antoinette Harris; Jon Hayden; Elizabeth Reynolds; Rachel Shunnarah; (5/22) Emerson Webb; (5/23) Walter Cheatham; John Crouch; James Didriksen; Richard Gardner; Christy Knight; Phillip Laney; Stewart Palladino; Van Westmoreland; (5/24) Caroline Herbert; Andrew Willis; (5/25) Mary Lyn Balch; Sarah King; Michael Parrish; Walker Thomas; (5/26) Martha Cleveland; Adrian Dozier; Amy Kane; Stephanie Rathburn; (5/27) Chloe Currin; Nancy Tiegreen; (5/28) Timothy Cook; Heather DeVries; Nora McGee; William Pruett; Amelia Schlachter; (5/29) Edward Chrisman; Cameron Clark; Peggy Hendrix; Thomas Hopkins; Thomas Stovall; (5/30) Floyd Ackerman; Robert Best; Robert Burns; Lucy Howard; Marianne Lee; Susan Longo; James Parker; (5/31) Bernal Adjei; Geoffrey Dear; Stephanie Haugen; Galen Owen; Bradley Sell; Ethan Terrell;