worship

We explore, understand, and live the purpose God has for our lives today through prayer, song, and praise.

New Here? what you should EXPECT


We are glad that you are interested in our church. We have so much to learn and also to share. The Episcopal Church draws on two thousand years of tradition and practice for our prayers and common worship. If you have never tried a church like ours, a liturgical church that is a community that has a written and repeated pattern of worship, then you are in for a treat.

We use the Book of Common Prayer, a collection of prayers ancient and modern, to join together in praising our God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. How we pray shapes our beliefs and guides us in our daily lives. Since changing our lives towards God’s values takes work, we repeat these prayers until we can say them from memory.

OUR COMMUNITY

The path to follow Christ in love is not for the faint of heart. We have members with widely different political views, but we sing the same hymns and recite the same prayers during service, knowing that we can be different people, all loved by God.

We work to walk in faith together. There are days when we get things right, days when we mess things up, and many more days when we want to laugh and share life with others. Being a Christian is not a solitary journey. We are called to be in a community; we laugh and learn together, we hold each other accountable, and we support one another.

Holy Innocents’ is a place to explore, understand, and live the purpose God has for our lives today. If you want to learn more, join us for a worship service on Sunday or learn more with a newcomers’ class.

We would love to get to know you and all you love better!

Email Bianca Cato to get in touch or for more information about any of our programs.

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SERVICES

Early Service

8AM

Communion and Prayers in the chapel. A simple celebration for those desiring an early service lasting 40-45 minutes.

Family Service

10AM

Communion and Prayers in the church. Organ voluntaries, Parish Choir and professionals leading music for the service including anthem performances. This is a shorter service, which many families with young children find to be a good fit.

Spanish Service

5PM

Communion and Prayers in the church. A new addition to our service schedule. Join the Mission of Our lady of Guadalupe for a worship service led by our friend, the Rev. Antonio Brito.

Celtic Service

6PM

Cantor and guest musicians in the chapel.

Sermons and music

Prayer is the lifeline of all Christians. Finding ways to connect with God shapes and molds us into the people He calls us to be. As we explore, understand, and live God's purpose for our lives today, we pray together every day as a church. Check out past sermons and music to get a sample of how we worship.

SEE OUR SERMON LIBRARYSEE our music library

sunday worship

Our community gathers in prayer and worship for at least four services each Sunday. We also host Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Spanish-speaking mission of the Diocese of Atlanta whose service begins at 5 PM. All are welcome to attend and join us in praising God.

Join us live at 10 AM for our virtual Sunday worship. Every video is uploaded to Facebook and YouTube so that anyone can watch and participate.

Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter to get direct links to Sunday worship services by clicking here

morning prayer

Morning Prayer is a simple service built around daily Bible readings, psalms, and prayers for our lives, community, and the world. A different member of our staff leads prayers Monday through Friday, beginning at 9 AM.

These videos are available to watch on Facebook live so that anyone can participate. Please join us!

prayer bulletin

weddings

Congratulations and best wishes! The celebration and blessing of a marriage is cause for great rejoicing. We are delighted to be considered as a location for such a sacred moment in the life of any couple.

The church joins with family and friends to witness and ask for God’s blessing on a marriage, that it may indeed be holy. Any couple will need to meet with one of the priests to discuss this sacrament of the church. Get in touch with Melody McNeil for questions and more information today.

Melody McNeil
Executive Assistant for the Clergy

Baptisms and Confirmations

Baptism and Confirmation are the sacraments of membership into the universal church and Holy Innocents’ as a local expression of Christ’s body. We are delighted to welcome you and your loved ones into our community. In our church, baptism is the sprinkling of water on the head to symbolize a new life in Jesus Christ. Confirmation is the prayer for the Holy Spirit to continue the work of baptism in our life with the laying on of hands by our Bishop.

If you would like to learn more about membership, Baptism, or Confirmation, please contact Bianca Cato today.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE BAPTISM FORM


The following dates are chosen to reinforce the spiritual significance of Baptism: 

AUGUST 9, 2020 - THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Signup Deadline:
July 20, 2020
Baptism Instruction: Saturday, August 8 at 10AM

NOVEMBER 1, 2020 - ALL SAINTS' DAY

Signup Deadline:
October 12, 2020
Baptism Instruction:Saturday, October 31 at 10AM

funerals

Funerals in the Episcopal Church are based on Easter and the Resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be raised. We certainly celebrate the life of those who have died even as we proclaim our faith in a risen Lord.

If this is a pastoral emergency, please contact the priest on call by dialing 404-255-4023 and choosing #2 when prompted.

If the time has come to plan a funeral service, please review the packet below and contact Melody McNeil

For information regarding burials at HIEC, please click here

Funeral planning booklet
Melody McNeil
Executive Assistant for the Clergy

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