HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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In observance of Columbus Day the church office will be closed on Monday, October 12 and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13.


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

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

Find our weekly sermons here!

We are currently receiving candidate suggestions for the Vestry Class of 2015 – 2017. Four adults will serve a three-year term, and two youth members will serve a one-year term. Prayfully consider who is qualified for this significant role of spiritual leadership in the life of our Parish. Under the Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Atlanta, vestry members must be confirmed communicants of this parish, must make and honor a regular financial commitment (pledge) to the parish, and be regular in attendance at parish functions. All confirmed communicants in good standing are eligible to nominate members to the vestry by emailing or calling Executive Assistant to the Rector, Carol Johns at (404) 751-2908. You may also drop a note in the plate at service. Please make sure to include your name, as well as the nominee and any comments, recommendations you may have. All suggestions should be received by Friday, October 30, 2015.

Contact: Carol Johns



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

ALL SAINTS' REMEMBRANCE: On Sunday, November 1, when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints’, members of the parish who have died during the last year will be remembered by name during the prayers at all morning services. We will also print the names of loved ones for whom a remembrance is requested from members of the parish. All names will be read at the Celtic Eucharist at 6pm. If you’d like to submit name(s) of a deceased family member or friend to be printed, please do so by Monday, October 26. Please EMAIL name(s) to Sally Suhr for accuracy.
Contact: Sally Suhr

OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SUPPER: Come and join us on October 18 at 5:30pm for a Old Fashioned Sunday Supper. We will be discussing how Holy Innocents plans to “Engage the Community for the Glory of God” over the coming year. Holy Innocents will provide fried chicken, and we invite you to bring one side-dish, salad, or dessert to share with fellow parishioners. This event is free to all so be sure to invite your family and friends!
Click here to reserve your spot

CELTIC FESTIVAL: Where is one place you can find a fiddle, penny whistle, accordion, and bagpipes?  Come find out at this year’s Celtic Festival on November 1! Reserve your spot online for a discounted price. Click here for more information.

CELTIC FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS: The Celtic Festival Committee is looking for volunteers who can help decorate before, serve during and break down after the festival. We have jobs, big and small, and guarantee you’ll meet someone new!
Contact: Lindsay Fluke

PROJECT NEEDLEPOINT: The project to stitch 16 needlepoint canvases for our Nave altar kneelers is progressing. The designs created by past parishioner Nancy Keating are stunning. We are hoping to find several more people with needlepoint experience to either take over a canvas or “job-share” with someone else. Please let either Carol Johns or Buddy Crawford know if you are interested in becoming involved in this ministry.
Contact: Carol Johns

LATE PENTECOST ANAM CARA: Below find a link to the Late-Pentecost issue of Anam Cara, our parish’s E-magazine. View the magazine on any electronic device or print, in color or black and white, for a more traditional version. Share it with others to tell them more about your Place for Faith. Click Here to download the lastest issue.

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

THE PARSON'S TABLE: Join us at the Parson’s Table on Wednesday, October 14, as The Parson’s Table welcomes back Maicah and Ardeina for a Italiano Night! The buffet will feature homemade marinara, alfredo, zesty Italian chicken, savory ground beef, garden salad and garlic bread.  The appetizer will be an antipasto assortment of olives, pickles and cheeses. Please RSVP before Monday, October 12 at 5:00pm at the Holy Innocents’ website to join us for this tasty meal.Iced tea included with the meal.

2:30pm - 6:30pm - Farmer Tim's Market (Bi-Weekly)
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Dinner for Children
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Wine & Cheese Conversations
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

Click here to reserve your spot.

BOGO (Buy one Give one): When you reserve your space, consider giving away a meal, "Buy one, Give one: BOGO". We will bank contributions each week and when enough are available, we'll provide meals to Sandy Springs organizations such as the Police and Fire Departments. Look for announcements when your BOGO meals are donated around Sandy Springs. Thank you to donors who have contributed thus far.

Join us on October 28 for The Spooktacular Parson's Table! Invite friends and family to come dressed in their Halloween costumes. We will be blessing the costumes, enjoying S & J Woodfire Grilled Pizza, and having fun and games. Click here for more information

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

DOODLING AS A MEDITATION: Join us for our Doodling as a Meditation Class led by our Artist in Residence Vanessa Lowry. Whether you’re a beginning doodler or an experienced artist, this workshop will introduce you to the practice of doodling as a meditation. You can register for either the 4 week or 2 day workshop. 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

Create and Commune is a free monthly event Vanessa Lowry, Holy Innocents' artist in residence, is hosting on the first Friday of each month from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Bring your own creative project to work on or artfully recharge with a coloring page we supply. Drop in for any amount of time 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. 

Join us for this 4 week drumming class on Saturdays from January 30 - February 20. Taught by master drummer Chuck Cogliandro, this six-week class will focus on hand drumming techniques using West African drums and ensemble playing of traditional rhythms with multiple parts. In addition to the hands on instruction, Chuck will share the history and cultural significance of drumming in various traditions around the world. Class space is limited so be sure to hurry and save your spot. Register online at the Holy Innocents’ Website.
Contact: Vanessa Lowry


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.  


READING CONNECTIONS (Women’s Book Club): This club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm. This month's meeting is at The Link in Sandy Springs. Guests & new members are always welcome. Our next meeting will be October 12 and we will be discussing The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd.
Contact: Alesa McArthur

FAB 40's: The next gathering will be held on Saturday, October 17, at 6:30pm at the home of John and Locke Coleman. Please call Locke at 770-518-8781 for reservations.
Contact: Francis Wakefield

ST. MONICA'S GUILD: Join us for our next meeting on October 20 at 10:30am at the church. Our speaker will be Betty Thompson, Carol Miller’s sister. This is a program you will not want to miss.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

WOMEN'S TIME OUT: All women are cordially invited for fellowship and fun on Thursday, October 22 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

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 first meeting of the year is Tuesday, November 3, at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

We will meet Tuesday, November 10 at the home of  Jeremy Webber from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The book is Go Set a Watchman, 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; Stan Saunders; Diana Fleischer; Neal Allen; Helen Martin; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; 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; Peggy Koch, grandmother of Leslie Reading; Jurgen Tredup, brother in law of Kyle Young, and those receiving communion at including Paul Atwater and The Rev. Robert Rickerd.

We commend to your mercy all who have died including Paul Atwater; Betty Jane Lee McNeil, mother in law of Melody McNeil; 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.

PRAYERS FOR THE MARRIAGE OF Virginia Stewart Lee and Brandon David Booker on October 3; and for the Blessing of a Civil Marriage for Laura D’ann Murphy and Colin Gates Murphy on October 10.

Tessa Nicole Webber, granddaughter of Jeremy and Cheryl

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: (10/1) Marye Fincher; Linley Jones Rowan Neece; Ben Palmer; Tom Ventulett; (10/2) Anna Hayden; Alice Mabry; Pat Russell; James Sadlo; John Shepherd; Beth Touzet; Molly-O Wagner; (10/3) Bill Baker; Oliver DeVries; Wilbert Steentjes; Dot Williams; (10/4) Peter Baylis; Steven Nahmias; Will Stevenson; (10/5) Liz Ahern; Peggy Christman; Catherine Lee; Ainsley Sadlo; (10/6) Regan Loper; Kristin Shelton; (10/7) Elizabeth Coil; Joe Nuzzaco; Thomas Rawley; (10/8) Jay Betts; Anne Carlson; Molly Carpenter; Jeannie Longley; Emma Schaefer; (10/9) Grant Brown; Judy Bullock; Jim Petty; Wes Reynolds; Cheryl Sykes; Woody Wheeler; (10/10) Caroline Catts-Xie; Bo Cleary; Kat Howkins; David Lagi; John McTaggart; Elizabeth Rasmus; Nancy Uiterwyk; Meg Yanda; (10/11) Doug Blankenbeker; Michael Clark; Gary Coursey; Michael Rhea; Timothy Seamans; Alexis Shortal; (10/12) Nina Braziel; Sonya Damewood; Dot Harper; Andrea Morie; Jacqueline Ryan; Alexis Stewart; Jacob Thomas; (10/13) Anne Koch; Rachel Merkel; Colin Murphy; Joe Perusse; Sophia Ryan; Mike Shortal; (10/14) Susan Beard; Harry Homer; Michael Seaborn; Jean Marc Street; Anna Thomas; Cathy Williams; (10/15) Kathy Chrisman; Suzanne Clark; Caroline Dixon; James Gates; Marilyn Walker; (10/16) Paula Adesokan; Doug Moffat; Lin Stradley; (10/17) Alex Brady; Chris Devine; Richard Gaudet; John Hedrick; Paul Heerin; Yvonne Johnson; Ivor Longo; (10/18) Merrianne LeBoutillier; Kelley McTaggart; Kreg Nichols; Pete Parsonson; Christy Thompson; (10/19) Scott Carlson; Elizabeth Gates; Calvin Simmons; Peter Stone; Rachael Windler; (10/20) Carmen Noel; Prescott Smith; Carole Walton; Elizabeth Yanda; (10/21) Tricia Jarvis; (10/22) Earle Blomeyer; Kerry Brennan; Harris Calhoun; Tye Helms; Kallie Kibler; Anissa Wells; (10/23) Maxine Parker; Debbie Schwartz; Doug Voss; (10/24) Caroline Hix; Annie Hollett; Sarah Hyser; Meredith Johnson; William Nellis; (10/25) Paige Allen; Anne Foster; Helen Martin; Hayes McDonald; Teresa Winer; Jon Bornholm; (10/26) Kimberly DeFino; Peter Herbert; Alesa McArthur; Bruce Mitchell; (10/27) Michael Broome; Laurie Ford; Nicole Kaiser; (10/28) Tim McNeil; (10/29) John Cummings; Bill Guilford; Brian Thomas; Thomas Ventulett; (10/30) William Mitchell; Gia Partain; (10/31) Clem Chandler; The Rev. Buddy Crawford; Lester Longley; Joe Sullivan; Marie Thomas; Shirley Thurmond