Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church has scheduled a prayer vigil at 5 p.m. today, Dec. 16, for the children killed in the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The vigil will be open to the public.

It will offer a contemplative liturgy of music, scripture, prayers and poetry and will contain periods of silence for meditation and reflection.

The church is located at 805 Mt. Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs.

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.