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The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Year B

11 March 2018  8:45 A.M. and 11:15 A.M. The Holy Eucharist

The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler, Celebrant The Reverend Canon Lauren R. Holder, Preacher The 8:45 a.m. service in the Cathedral gathers the largest and most diverse age groups of the parish. We rejoice and laugh with smaller children who are a large presence here; so the sermons, prayers, and hymns are intentionally developed to have a wide and educational appeal. This service maintains the grandeur and grace of the Anglican tradition, but our faith is presented in a creative and wide style. Should one be meeting the Episcopal Church from another tradition, this is our most accessible service. The 11:15 a.m. Eucharist presents the splendor of the Christian faith in its most glorious Anglican fashion. Our music, our prayers, and our sermons use the finest sources our spiritual history can offer. Incense is used on feast days. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Voluntary “Adagio” from Toccata, Adagio, & Fugue in C, BWV 564

Johann Sebastian Bach

The Welcome from the Dean


The Processional: Hymn 690, “Guide me, O thou great Jehovah” The Penitential Order Celebrant Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins; All God’s mercy endures for ever.

Cwm Rhondda

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP), p. 351

The Summary of the Law Celebrant Jesus said, “The first commandment is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31 1

The Confession Celebrant Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

BCP, p. 352

Silence may be kept.


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

The Absolution Celebrant Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen. The Trisagion

S 102, after Alexander Archangelsky

All sing three times.

The Collect of the Day: Fourth Sunday in Lent BCP, p. 219 Celebrant The Lord be with you. All And also with you. Celebrant Let us pray. Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


11:15 a.m. only

The Lesson

Numbers 21:4-9

All sit.


A Reading from The Book of Numbers.

From Mount Hor the Israelites set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” Then the Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live. Lector All

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

The Gradual: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Choir, then all sing the Antiphon.

Plainsong Tone II.I BCP, p. 746

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, * and his mercy endures for ever. 2 Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim * that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe. 3 He gathered them out of the lands; * from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

All sing the Antiphon

17 Some were fools and took to rebellious ways; * they were afflicted because of their sins. 18 They abhorred all manner of food * and drew near to death’s door. 19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, * and he delivered them from their distress.

All sing the Antiphon

20 He sent forth his word and healed them * and saved them from the grave. 21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy * and the wonders he does for his children. 22 Let them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving * and tell of his acts with shouts of joy.


All sing the Antiphon

The Epistle Lector

Ephesians 2:1-10 A Reading from The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians.

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Lector All

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

8:45 a.m. only: Children ages 3 (by September 1, 2017) through 3rd grade are invited to follow the acolytes and chapel leaders to the Children’s Chapel at this time. Children will rejoin their parents at the Offertory. All stand to sing

The Sequence: Hymn 152, “Kind Maker of the world, O hear” The Holy Gospel

John 3:14-21

All remain standing. Gospeler The


A la venue de Noël

Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.” Gospeler All

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon

Canon Holder


The Nicene Creed

BCP, p. 358

All stand.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


The Prayers of the People All stand or kneel to pray.


Let us stand or kneel to pray. God of faithfulness and compassion, we offer the concerns of our lives and the world as we pray, “God of mercy; hear our prayer.”


We pray for God’s people throughout the world. In the Anglican Communion of Churches, we pray for The Church of England; for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; for the Episcopal Church and Michael, our Presiding Bishop; for the Diocese of Atlanta and Robert, our Bishop.

Celebrant All

God of mercy, Hear our prayer.


We pray for this Cathedral parish and our ministry of the day, the Acolytes and Thurifers.

Celebrant All

God of mercy, Hear our prayer.


We pray for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. We pray for the Middle East and Christians around the globe who face danger and persecution for their faith.

Celebrant All

God of mercy, Hear our prayer.


We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world. We pray for Donald, our President; the Congress and the Courts; for Nathan, our Governor; Keisha, our Mayor; and for all serving their country away from home, for their families and the communities who wait for their return.

Celebrant All

God of mercy, Hear our prayer.


We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. We pray for: William Henry Trotter Bush, Leila Lane Ewing, Billy Uriah Tidwell, Susu Corinne D’Huyvetter Wimberley, and Barbara Bentley Wylly.

Celebrant All

God of mercy, Hear our prayer.

Intercessor Let us pray for our own needs and those of others. A period of silence, during which people may add their own petitions.


Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.


Those for whom prayers have been requested:

Long Term Prayers Charles Ambrosavage Virginia Bicksler Cornelia Bird John Blair David W. Boone Josh Borden Pat Brinson Joe Burton Kaye Cairney Heather Clark Elizabeth Coil Lawrence Cowart Terry Dornbush Sarah duBignon Kitty Dukehart Susan Dunn Angela Ellis Randy Farmer Jane Hannah Caroline Hatcher Shirley Heermann Richard Hill Jack Jennings Elaine Lyon Robert & Aggie Maddox Carol McDonald Elaine McEachern Jim McKenzie Wynetta McNeill Carrick Mollenkamp

Mary Elizabeth Morgan Charlie Neal Paul O’Connor Marian Palmore Brenda Pruitt Garry Pryor Rubye & Wayne Reid Pamela Reid Agnes Elizabeth Robertson Louis “Skip” Schueddig Jim Segars Jeanne M. Smith Beth Stedman Julie Sutton Tommy Truesdale Cindy West Andy Westafer Chandra Westafer Hollis Youngner

Judy Eggers Claire Wofford Frazier Carleton Fuller Phyllis Gareis Peggy Govan D. Louis Gruver, Jr. Doyce Gunter Tod Gunter William Ham Chris Hardy Holly Hawkins Bobby Hearn Greg Hentz Liz Grant Hilton Daniel Hill Alexandria Jacobson Hardy Johnson Sun Ja Kim Sang Ho Kim Virginia P. Kitchell For Family and Friends Fernando Conteras Alonso Karen Kraeger Lisa Krysiak Mary Ann Armor Margaret Winders Kuhn Bettina Bass Betty C. Lyons Elisabeth T. Bottler Jackie Marcotte Marjorie B. Chadsey Pat Martin Andrew Clark Michelle Maxwell Wendy Clemente Michael McClelland Else S. Cobb Bonnie Shields McCormack Leonard A. Cobb Joyce McLamara Sally Coulter Andy Nelson Ashley Debelbot Irene Nesper & Brenda Jones

The Peace

All stand. The Celebrant says


The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.

All greet one another in the name of the Lord.

The Parish Notices


James Newman Christopher Petty John Plunkett Betty & Bill Poole Ginny Quinn Harold Reynolds Margaret Robinson Frank Roth James Sands Patricia Schooley Katy Shoemaker King Sims Jeff Straw Tina Susco Hubert Tate, Sr. Yvonne Tate Norma Leticia Carrera Torralba Roger Traylor Janiece Townshend Christi Vasquez Peter Veverka Nina Vila Frank Villa Ron M. Wallace Jacqueline Watkins Kathryn Welden Susan Wellman Coralie Severn Wilson Marion Wilson Althea Wolf Whit A. Wright Patricia Young

THE HOLY COMMUNION The Offertory The Offertory Anthem

music: Bob Chilcott (b. 1955), God So Loved the World words: John 3:16

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoso believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. All sing

The Presentation: Hymn 439, “What wondrous love is this, O my soul� The Great Thanksgiving Celebrant The Lord be with you. All And also with you.

Wondrous Love

Eucharistic Prayer A, BCP, p. 361

Celebrant All

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant All

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Celebrant

You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those who love you. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name: All sing

The Sanctus and Benedictus

S 130, Franz Schubert, Deutsche Messe



All stand or kneel.


Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world. On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:


Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.


We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom. All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, The Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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The Breaking of the Bread

Behold the Lamb of God from the Iona Abbey Music Book, 16

Choir, then all.

The Communion

All are welcome to receive the consecrated bread and wine of the Eucharist. You may receive at the altar or at floor-level stations. Stand or kneel and receive the bread (a wafer) in the palm of your hand. Gluten-free wafers are available upon request at the Peachtree (left) altar rail. Receive the wine either by drinking from the cup (guiding it to your lips) or by touching the wafer lightly to the wine. Younger children are invited to stand for easier access to the cup. If you desire to receive a blessing, cross your arms across your chest. 11:15 a.m. only: During the ministration of Holy Communion, prayers for healing and the laying on of hands are offered in St. Luke’s Chapel. The chapel is located in the South (Andrews) transept. All are welcome.

Communion Anthem

music: Thomas Lupo (1571-1627), Out of the Deep words: Psalm 130:1-4

Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. O let thine ears consider well: the voice of my complaint. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss: O Lord, who can abide it? For there is mercy with thee: therefore shalt thou be feared. All sing

Communion Hymns 671 328

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound” “Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord”

The Sending of Lay Eucharistic Ministers Celebrant In the name of God, we send you forth bearing these holy gifts, that others may share in the communion of Christ’s body and blood. All

We who are many are one body, because we are one in Jesus Christ.


New Britain Song 46

The Postcommunion Prayer Celebrant Let us pray. All Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

BCP, p. 365

The Blessing All sing

The Processional: Hymn 527, “Singing songs of expectation” Ton-y-Botel The Dismissal Deacon All

Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Thanks be to God.

Voluntary Basse et Dessus de Trompette

L.N. Clerambault

All music is reprinted by permission under (license number A-717455). Music from The Hymnal 1982 © Church Publishing, Inc., except where noted below: The Breaking of the Bread © 2003 John L. Bell, from The Iona Abbey Music Book.


The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler, Dean Dale Adelmann, Ph.D., Canon for Music The Reverend Lauren R. Holder, Canon for Outreach and Congregational Life The Reverend C. Wallace Marsh IV, Canon for Pastoral Care and Worship The Reverend George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Reverend Catherine Zappa, Canon for Education The Reverend John William Harkins III, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Reverend Deacon Juan Sandoval, Deacon for Hispanic Ministries The Reverend Theophus “Thee” Smith, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Reverend Carolynne G. Williams, Canon Associate for Pastoral Care and Elder Ministry Mr. Austin Hall, Senior Warden Mr. Doug O’Bryan, Junior Warden 2744 Peachtree Road, NW ∙ Atlanta, GA ∙ 30305-2920 ∙ (404) 365-1000


March 11, 2018 WELCOME For the latest news and happenings from the Cathedral, visit out website at Also, see the information in print in our weekly newsletter, Cathedral Times, available in the narthex, in the hallway outside Child Hall, and in the Atrium.

CHILDREN Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate fully in our liturgy. For parents who prefer it, The Nurturing Center is open for children three and younger from 8:30 a.m. through the end of the 11:15 a.m. service each week. Children’s chapel takes place during the 8:45 a.m. service as an option for parents and children who are not yet ready to experience the full liturgy together, though children are always welcome in “big” church. Children three years (by September 1, 2017) through third grade begin in church with their parents, then follow the children’s acolytes and leaders out at the sequence hymn. Children will rejoin their parents at the Offertory. Two-year-olds attend their own chapel service, which begins at 8:45 a.m. Parents who would like their children two-years-old and younger to join them for communion may go pick them up from Room 227 at the Peace. All Godly Play classes are mixed-age groupings. If you have not registered for Sunday School, your child will be placed in an appropriate class when you arrive on the Children’s wing this morning. Children’s Sunday School classes will meet immediately after the 8:45 a.m. service.

YOUTH Youth Sunday School class will not meet this week. We will resume next Sunday, March 18.


ADULT EDUCATION All classes meet at 10:10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Adult Confirmation Class—St. Mary’s Chapel Adults seeking to be confirmed, received, reaffirmed, or just (re)acquainted with the Episcopal Church are invited to join Canon Lauren Holder during the Sunday School hour from March 4-April 22 for adult confirmation class. This promises to be a time of faith exploration, discernment and fellowship. Contact Canon Holder (404-365-1036, if you have any questions. Jesus and the Devil: A Friend of the Devil is a Friend of Mine—Child Hall This morning, Dean Sam Candler will lead the discussion of the relationship between Jesus and the Devil. As always, we’ll offer a warm welcome and great coffee. We look forward to seeing you there. Living Faith—Room 120 Through the season of Lent, we will explore what Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish mystic and founder of the Jesuits, has to say to us today. We will use his “Spiritual Exercises” as a guide to explore Ignatian practices of prayer and discernment and to seek to hear God’s call for us. This series is led by Dr. Kyle Lambelet, a new Cathedral parishioner who teaches at Candler School of Theology, with Canons Marsh and Zappa. Our True Selves—Room 239 The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith (404-365-1093, leads this series of co-listening classes that aim to enhance our personal, interpersonal, and intergroup ability to be fully ourselves—our true, worthy, and estimable selves. This class explores the theory and practice of genuine listening— listening with skilled awareness that can focus on everyday experiences, or range through tough political issues to include a vast variety of life choices and faith matters. Small Group Bible Study—Room 122 Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis lead an ongoing small group Bible Study focusing on a particular book of the Bible for several months at a time. This year, we will read the book of Genesis. For more information, please contact Jim Bingham at 404-373-3273 or Young Adult Lenten Bible Study—Room 240 Young Adults are invited to join seminarian Caroline Carson and parishioner David Boyd for this bible study. We will meet throughout Lent and study the Gospel of John. 1:15 p.m., The Enjoyment of Biblical Greek—Room 356 Open to beginners, this class includes long-term members who use translation aids including lexicons and commentaries to enjoy how probing the Greek of New Testament texts adds nuance and depth to reading Holy Scripture. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith (404-727-0636, tsmith@



7:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I Holy Eucharist, Rite II Holy Eucharist, Rite I Holy Eucharist, Rite II La Santa Eucaristía Choral Evensong & Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m.


8:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m.


8:45 a.m.

Mikell Chapel Cathedral Mikell Chapel Cathedral Mikell Chapel Cathedral

Morning Prayer Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Mikell Chapel St. Mary’s Chapel

Morning Prayer Holy Eucharist, Rite II Evening Prayer

Mikell Chapel St. Mary’s Chapel Mikell Chapel

Morning Prayer

Mikell Chapel

Evening Prayer is offered on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 5:45 p.m. in Mikell Chapel. Taizé: Prayers for Peace is offered every third Monday of the month at 8 p.m. in Mikell Chapel. The Indoor Labyrinth is available in Child Hall prior to the service. The Outdoor Labyrinth in front of the Lanier House is open daily.



Service Leaflet – March 11, 2018  
Service Leaflet – March 11, 2018  

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