The Second Sunday in Lent: Year C
17 March 2019 8:45 A.M. and 11:15 A.M. The Holy Eucharist
The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler, Celebrant The Reverend Canon Catherine Zappa, 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 at 8:45 a.m. Two Preludes on Old Irish Church Melodies, (Op. 101, Nos. V and VI) Choral Prelude at 11:15 a.m. “Et in terra pax hominibus” from Gloria (RV 589) Bogoroditse devo The Welcome from the Dean
Charles Villiers Stanford Antonio Vivaldi Sergei Rachmaninoff
THE WORD OF GOD All sing
The Processional: Hymn 147, “Now let us all with one accord” Bourbon The Penitential Order Celebrant Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins; All God’s mercy endures for ever.
The Book of Common Prayer (BCP), p. 351
BCP p. 350
Hear the commandments of God to his people: I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage. You shall have no other gods but me. Amen. Lord have mercy.
You shall not make for yourself any idol. Amen. Lord have mercy.
You shall not invoke with malice the Name of the Lord your God. Amen. Lord have mercy.
Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. Amen. Lord have mercy.
Honor your father and your mother. Amen. Lord have mercy.
You shall not commit murder. Amen. Lord have mercy.
You shall not commit adultery. Amen. Lord have mercy.
You shall not steal. Amen. Lord have mercy.
You shall not be a false witness. Amen. Lord have mercy.
You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. Amen. Lord have mercy.
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
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: Second Sunday in Lent BCP, p. 218 Celebrant The Lord be with you. All And also with you. Celebrant Let us pray. O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
A Reading from The Book of Genesis.
The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.” He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.” Lector All
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
8:45 a.m. only: Children who are age three (by September 1, 2018) through 3rd grade may follow the acolytes and chapel leaders to the Children’s Chapel at this time. Children will return to the nave at the Offertory. 11:15 a.m. only
The Gradual: Psalm 27
Plainsong Tone II.1 BCP, p. 617
The Lord is my light and my
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1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? * the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, * it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army should encamp against me, * yet my heart shall not be afraid; 4 And though war should rise up against me, * yet will I put my trust in him. 5 One thing have I asked of the Lord; one thing I seek; * that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; 6 To behold the fair beauty of the Lord * and to seek him in his temple.
All repeat the Antiphon. continued...
The Lord is my light and my
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7 For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter; * he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high upon a rock. 8 Even now he lifts up my head * above my enemies round about me. 9 Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; * I will sing and make music to the Lord. 10 Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call; * have mercy on me and answer me. 11 You speak in my heart and say, “Seek my face.” * Your face, Lord, will I seek.
All repeat the Antiphon.
12 Hide not your face from me, * nor turn away your servant in displeasure. 13 You have been my helper; cast me not away; * do not forsake me, O God of my salvation. 14 Though my father and my mother forsake me, * the Lord will sustain me. 15 Show me your way, O Lord; * lead me on a level path, because of my enemies. 16 Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, * for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who speak malice. 17 What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the Lord * in the land of the living! 18 O tarry and await the Lord’s pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; * wait patiently for the Lord.
The Epistle Lector A Reading from The Letter of Paul to the Philippians.
All repeat the Antiphon.
Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. Lector All
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
All stand to sing
The Sequence: Hymn 488, “Be thou my vision” Slane The Holy Gospel
All remain standing. Gospeler The
Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke. Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’” Gospeler All
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ.
The Nicene Creed
BCP, p. 358
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 Celebrant Let us pray for the Church and for the world.
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. We pray for this Cathedral parish and our ministry of the day, the Ushers. 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 those who are poor, homeless, oppressed, or in prison. We pray for those who are persecuted because of their religion.
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; for the Congress and the Courts; for Brian, our Governor; for Keisha, our Mayor; and for all serving their country away from home, for their families, and for the communities who wait for their return.
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: Mark Kevin Brennan, Romania Cline, Betty Haskew, “Dee Dee” Elizabeth Carter Snipes, and Katherine Massengale Walter.
We pray for the Muslims who were killed at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Celebrant All
God of mercy, Hear our prayer.
We give you thanks for the many blessings of this life.
We pray in thanksgiving for the birth of Adam William Reed, son of Toby & Melissa Reed.
God of mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray for all those on our prayer list, including those with new or immediate concerns: Betty Dever, Rosalyn Flanagan, Mattie Hughes, Philip Newton, and Randy Wilson.
I invite your own prayers and intercessions. 7
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 Dr. T. Mayo & Pat Atkins Christian Bensah Virginia Bicksler John Blair Pat Brinson Dick Burgin Wicke Chambers Heather Clark Betty Dever Terry Dornbush Sarah duBignon Kitty Dukehart Lee Duncan Lynn Alexander Ehrlicher Randy Farmer William Ham Jane Hannah Caroline Hatcher Katie Hughey Barbara Johnson Louise Kan Jack Lumanog Elaine Lyon Frank Mathews Lorri McClain Carol McDonald Jim McKenzie Cecil Miner Charlie Neal Philip Newton Paul O’Connor
Marian Palmore Garry Pryor Rubye & Wayne Reid Pamela Reid Agnes Elizabeth Robertson Louis “Skip” Schueddig Brian Sturgell Ruth Swanson Julie Thompson Faye Van Winkle Andy Westafer Sandy Williamson Randy Wilson Hollis Youngner
Dabney Hollis Heather Hooper Dan Howett Mattie Hughes Donald Jones Sun Ja Kim Betty C. Lyons Pat Martin Michelle Maxwell Michael McClelland Andy Nelson Steven Norman Penelope Rose Price Betty & Bill Poole Lolita Rochon For Family and Friends Frank Roth Eileen Abeyesundere James Sands Alex Collins Astrop Ken Singleton Bettina Bass Karen Powell Spruill Kenneth Carlson Tina Susco Cheryl Woodrow Talley Joseph Counahan Pierson Thames Tangi & Zakariyah Cummings Roger Traylor Sophia, Omar Felipe & Felipe Daniel Janiece Townshend Sandra Daniel LeGail Tudor Lee Dvonch Ron M. Wallace Rosalyn Flanagan Katharine Massengale Walter Helen Nixon Fleming Jim Webb Carleton Fuller Marion Wilson Peggy Govan Whit A. Wright Bobby Hearn Patricia Young Greg Hentz
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
THE HOLY COMMUNION The Offertory Offertory Anthems 8:45 a.m.
music: Robert J. Powell (b. 1932), Like a Flowing River words: Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879)
Like a flowing river Is God’s perfect peace. Glorious forever In its bright increase; Perfect, yet it floweth Fuller every day; Perfect, yet it groweth Deeper all the way.
Hidden in the hollow Of His blessed hand. No foe can follow, Or traitor ever stand; Not a surge of worry, Not a shade of care, Not a blast of hurry Touch the spirit there. Stayed upon Jehovah, Hearts are fully blest; Finding, as he promised, Perfect peace and rest. We may trust Him In all that we do; They who trust Him wholly Find Him wholly true.
music: John Rutter (b. 1945), For the beauty of the earth words: F.S. Pierpont (1835-1917)
For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies: Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise.
For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child, Friends on earth, and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild: Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise.
For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale and tree and flower, Sun and moon and stars of light: Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise.
For each perfect gift of thine To our race so freely given, Graces human and divine, Flowers of earth and buds of heaven: Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise.
The Presentation: Hymn 598, “Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to earth”
Mit Freuden zart
The Great Thanksgiving Celebrant The Lord be with you. All And also with you.
Eucharistic Prayer A, BCP, p. 361
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
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
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was tempted in every way as we are, yet did not sin. By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer for ourselves alone, but for him who died for us and rose again. 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: All
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. 11
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 Lordâ€™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.
BCP, p. 364
The Breaking of the Bread
Behold the Lamb of God from the Iona Abbey Music Book, 16
Choir, then all.
All may 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 may 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, we offer prayers for healing and the laying on of hands in St. Luke’s Chapel. The chapel is located in the South (Andrews) transept. All are welcome.
music: David Ashley White (b. 1944), A Lenten Prayer words: Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944)
Restore in us, O God, the splendor of your love; Renew your image in our hearts, and all our sins remove. O Spirit, wake in us the wonder of your power; From fruitless fear unfurl our lives like springtime bud and flower. Bring us, O Christ, to share the fullness of your joy; Baptize us in the risen life that death cannot destroy. Three-personed God, fulfill the promise of your grace, That we, when all our searching ends, may see you face to face.
music: Stephen Paulus (1949-2014), The Road Home words: Michael Dennis Browne (b. 1940)
Tell me where is the road I can call my own, That I left, that I lost so long ago? All these years I have wandered, oh when will I know There’s a way, there’s a road that will lead me home? After wind, after rain, when the dark is done, As I wake from a dream in the gold of day, Through the air there’s a calling from far away, There’s a voice I can hear that will lead me home. Rise up, follow me, come away is the call, With love in your heart as the only song; There is no such beauty as where you belong, Rise up, follow me, I will lead you home.
Communion Hymns 8:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m
Lift Every Voice and Sing II 99
8:45 a.m. only. Sung continuously without pause between hymns
“Bread of the world in mercy broken” “Father, we thank thee who hast planted”
Rendez à Dieu
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.
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 401, “The God of Abraham praise” Leoni The Dismissal Deacon All
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Voluntary Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
Johann Sebastian Bach
We are delighted to welcome visiting choirs to assist in the leadership of our worship today, and we wish to express our gratitude for their presence and musical offerings: At 8:45 a.m. The Choristers of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta Timothy Wissler, director joining our own Cathedral Choristers, Patrick Scott, director At 11:15 a.m. Members of the Chorale & Orchestra from National Cathedral School & St. Albans School Brandon Straub, Director of Choral Music & Chair of Music Scott Wood, Director of Instrumental Music Charles Bowers, Associate All music is reprinted by permission under www.OneLicense.net (license number A-717455). Music from The Hymnal 1982 © Church Publishing, Inc., except where noted below:
THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PHILIP
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 George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Reverend Catherine Zappa, Canon for Education and Worship 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 Mrs. Dorsey DeLong, Junior Warden 2744 Peachtree Road, NW ∙ Atlanta, GA ∙ 30305-2920 ∙ (404) 365-1000 www.stphilipscathedral.org
March 17, 2019 WELCOME For the latest news and happenings from the Cathedral, visit out website at cathedralATL.org. 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, 2018) 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. Holy Eucharist Instruction Class begins this morning. All 1st Graders, along with a parent, Godparent or grandparent, are invited to explore the sacrament of Eucharist. This four-week course will meet during the Sunday School hour in St. Mary’s Chapel.
YOUTH Collaborate: Bible Study— Room 382 Join us for Middle School Sunday School! This year we will be taking an in depth look into the New Testament. In Collaborate: Bible Study by Sparkhouse, we will use activities, videos, and scripture to ask questions such as, “Why do we hold Paul in such high esteem, given his poor track record with Christians?” and “Where did the Bible take place?” Becoming Rooted and Grounded—Room 368 Being a Christian today requires us to be deeply rooted in our own tradition and grounded in practices that enable us to relate and collaborate across difference. This semester the High School Sunday School will discuss the practices and purposes of interfaith dialogue. We’ll build skills and capacities useful for conversation and discuss what kinds of groundwork is necessary for relationship building with persons from other religions and faiths. We’re excited to welcome you! Our Youth Confirmation Program and small groups continue this morning. If you would like more information or still need to sign up your youth, please contact Maggie Paul. Parent Coffee Hour will resume next Sunday, March 24. Parents are invited to attend Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson’s presentation in Child Hall today. For more information on offerings for Youth at the Cathedral, contact Maggie Paul, mpaul@cathedralATL.org, 404-365-1080.
ADULT EDUCATION All classes meet at 10:10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Living Faith Adult Confirmation Series: The Anglican Way of Christianity—Room 120 “Falling in Love with the Church Again.” Those wishing to participate in this class in order to be confirmed, re-affirmed or received should contact Canon Lauren Holder and mark your calendars for our April 28 confirmation service. Please contact Canon Holder for additional information (404-365-1036 or lholder@cathedralATL.org) Lenten Series with Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson: Miracles, Then and Now: God’s Presence and Power in Creation—Child Hall Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson previews his weekly Lenten Series this morning. Miracles are not confined to the stories of scripture; these signs of God’s presence and power in creation are experienced throughout our daily existence. Yet cultural challenges and modernity’s skepticism have marginalized belief in them as unreasonable and irrational. Johnson reclaims Christian belief in miracles as integral to recovering a proper and strong sense of creation, recognizing the validity of personal experience and narrative and asserting the truth-telling quality of myth. Our True Selves—Room 240 The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith leads this series of co-listening classes that aim to enhance our ability to be fully ourselves—our true, worthy and estimable selves. We become most truly ourselves as through beloved community with other selves, just as God in Trinity is three-Persons in unity. Yet there are also best practices that can aid us in listening for ‘the sound of the genuine in both others and ourselves’ (coined by the celebrated preacher-mystic, Howard Thurman). Topics can include everyday experiences and range through tough political issues as well as lifestyle choices and faith matters. For more information contact The Rev. Thee Smith (404-365-1093, tsmith@cathedralATL.org). 18
Small Group Bible Study—Room 122 Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis lead this ongoing small group Bible Study focusing on a particular book of the Bible for several months at a time. 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 (404-365-1093, tsmith@ cathedralATL.org).
LENTEN SERIES Lenten Series with Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson Miracles, Then and Now: God’s Presence and Power in Creation Join us on Wednesdays in Lent: March 20, March 27, April 3, and April 10 Dinner 5:30 P.M. Program 6 P.M. Children’s Programming also available.
WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES Sunday
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 Diocesan Confirmation
Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
8:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 5:45 p.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 (second Thursdays only)
Mikell Chapel St. Mary’s Chapel Mikell Chapel
Centering Prayer is on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Lanier House. Evening Prayer is offered on the second Thursday 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. 19
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