The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · March 18, 2018
THANK YOU, DAVID FISHBURN! I am so grateful for the incredible ministry and person of David Fishburn here at the Cathedral of St. Philip, that I have been unable to accept his retirement! But I must, with immeasurable thanks. Below you will find notes from Dale Adelmann, our Canon for Music, and from David himself about his decision to retire from his beautiful ministry here. We will have time to celebrate David later this spring; but, for now, I add my deep appreciation for his commitment and sensitivity to this holy Cathedral for these many wonderful years. This parish has benefitted mightily from the ministry of David Fishburn, and I salute his service here. Thank you, David! And thank you for blessing the Cathedral of St. Philip!
My dear friends and colleagues, After a great deal of thought and consideration, I write to tell you that I have decided to retire from my position as Associate Organist-Choirmaster at the Cathedral. My 32 years here have been the most incredible journey, and it has certainly been the most exciting chapter in my life. Friends, colleagues, and the most talented musicians here have made it so very memorable. But at some point, the time comes. And the time feels right. So, I will say a farewell to all of you over the coming months, probably finishing my work here later this summer. I will remain a parishioner here, and will continue living right here in Brookhaven, so I will not be far away. Hopefully, I can spend more time at my little place in Florida, will be able to spend more time in Pennsylvania with my family, and if possible will also increase my travels to various parts of the world. Many of you know how important those things are to me. With very best wishes and much gratitude to all of you. —David Fishburn When I announced to my previous parish that I would be moving to Atlanta to become Canon for Music here, one of my choir members, a former member of the Cathedral of St. Philip, said to me, “well, you know, David Fishburn is two of the three best service players in the country!” It has been one of the greatest joys of my career to work alongside David these nine years. David’s ability to sense and capture exactly the right mood in worship is extraordinary. His liturgical improvisation is always just right; and his flawless accompaniment of the choirs – always supporting but never overwhelming, catching every subtle nuance we want in the musical line – is legendary among our colleagues throughout the Episcopal Church. David is a most wonderful colleague. His good humor, utter unflappability on the bench, and unfailing collegiality have made collaborating with him a complete pleasure. I have often told David that he would not be allowed to retire until I do. Yet, having devoted every weekend and every major holiday to the Cathedral in a part-time position for 32 magnificent, faithful years, we can hardly begrudge him the desire for a different pace and much more flexibility. We will have an opportunity to celebrate his ministry, musicianship, and friendship at a reception after the final Evensong of this season on May 20, and he will continue on staff through most of the summer. He will be greatly missed by us all, and especially by those of us whose privilege it has been to work with him on a weekly basis, but we wish him every happiness and we look forward to a long, continued relationship with him in the years ahead. —Dale Adelmann
MARCH 18, 2018 · The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B
Jeremiah 31:31-34 · Psalm 51:1-13 · Hebrews 5:5-10 · John 12:20-33
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: Canon Carolynne Williams
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: Canon Cathy Zappa Preacher: Dean Sam Candler Cathedral Schola: Johannes Brahms, Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Wash me thoroughly
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: Canon Carolynne Williams
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: Canon Carolynne Williams Preacher: Dean Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Johannes Brahms, Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Wash me thoroughly
11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: Canon Wallace Marsh
4 P.M. DIOCESAN CONFIRMATION, CATHEDRAL Celebrant and Preacher: Bishop Robert Wright The Choir of Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, Georgia: Philip Wilby, If ye love me Grayston Ives, Listen Sweet Dove Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Laudate Dominum Harold Friedell, Jesus, so lowly
The CATHEDRAL of ST. PHILIP
The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler, Dean Dale Adelmann, Ph.D., Canon for Music The Rev. Lauren R. Holder, Canon for Outreach and Congregational Life The Rev. C. Wallace Marsh IV, Canon for Pastoral Care and Worship The Rev. George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Rev. Catherine Zappa, Canon for Education The Rev. John William Harkins III, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval, Deacon for Hispanic Ministries The Rev. Theophus “Thee” Smith, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Rev. Carolynne G. Williams, Canon Associate for Pastoral Care and Elder Ministry Austin Hall, Senior Warden Doug O’Bryan, Junior Warden
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Sunday ADULT EDUCATION Unless otherwise noted, these adult classes meet from 10:10–11 a.m.
OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SCHOOL
Child Hall This Sunday, Canon George Maxwell continues a series on The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis that will continue through Lent. As always, we’ll offer a warm welcome and great coffee. We look forward to seeing you there.
END OF LIFE DECISIONS Room 319, Chapter Room The pastoral care team will present a session on “End of Life Decisions: Preparations for the Final Celebrations of Life.” Led by Canon Carolynne Williams and attorney Richard Perry, the class will look at issues relating to death and dying, funeral planning, and financial planning.
OUR TRUE SELVES Room 239 The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith 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.
YOUNG ADULT LENTEN BIBLE STUDY Room 240 Young adults are invited to a special Bible study led by seminarian Caroline Carson and parishioner David Boyd. Join them as they take a look at the Gospel of John.
Through the season of Lent, we are exploring what Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish mystic and founder of the Jesuits, has to say to us today. We are using 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 Wallace Marsh and Cathy Zappa.
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY Room 122 Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis lead an ongoing small group Bible Study focusing on the book of Genesis. For more information, please contact Jim Bingham at 404-373-3273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ENJOYMENT OF BIBLICAL GREEK Room 356 (1:15 p.m.) This class uses translation aids including lexicons and commentaries to enjoy how probing the Greek of New Testament texts adds nuance and depth to reading Holy Scripture. Newcomers and long-term members are welcome! For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith, tsmith@ stphilipscathedral.org.
CHILDREN'S Ministries WEEK OF WONDER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
ADULT CONFIRMATION 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, 10:10–11 a.m. for adult confirmation class. This promises to be a time of faith exploration, discernment, and fellowship. This class will meet in St. Mary's Chapel through April 22, culminating in a Confirmation service on April 29. Contact
Canon Holder, 404-365-1036 or lholder@stphilipscathedral. org, if you have any questions!
June 11–15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children 3 (by September 1, 2017) through rising 5th graders Experience God’s grace from place to place… This will be a funfilled week of adventure, as we explore new places and cultures. Each day we will experience God everywhere we go, in all that we do. Whether it’s in art, music, outdoor play, Godly Play, or discovery and science, we will find God’s grace.
MORE INFO AND REGISTER: STPHILIPSCATHEDRAL.ORG/WEEKOFWONDER
SPIRITUALITY PRAYER CORNER – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
I have been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for more than ten years. The experience lifts my heart as each year we begin with a potluck fellowship dinner. Volunteers past, present, and future gather to share a meal, and exchange news. Plans are made for the build and the anticipation mounts for the coming weeks of construction. Coming together each following week different parishioners bring their talents and tools as contributions to the work site. Food is made and served, fellowship abounds as a house begins to take form. As construction continues the faces of the volunteers change. Stories are shared between generations and new friendships are formed while pursuing the common goal of building something for someone else. Finally after eight weeks of work and countless hours by many, the house is finished and ready for a family to make it their home. With the “thanks of the family” echoing in my ears, I realize that we should be thanking them for gathering us as a community in fellowship and prayer and allowing us to share in this experience of being present to God and each other. If you would like to participate in the Habitat build at St. Philip's (and we started our 30th house this month), you can come by our table in the atrium on Sunday between services or you can contact John Champion, head of our Habitat committee, at email@example.com. We are always looking for new volunteers. —Will Klein
THIS YEAR'S BUILD IS UNDERWAY! SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT STPHILIP.ATLANTAHABITAT.VOLUNTEERHUB.COM
MARCH 19 LABYRINTH WALK AND TAIZÉ Get your week off to a peaceful start with a labyrinth walk and Taizé this Monday, March 19. A labyrinth introduction will take place in Child Hall at 6:30 p.m., followed by a facilitated walk from 7-8 p.m. Then the Taizé prayer service starts at 8 p.m. in Mikell Chapel. Originating in Taizé, France, this simple service of scripture, music and candlelight will bring a beautiful and prayerful close to your Monday. The labyrinth walk and Taizé take place the third Monday of each month at the Cathedral. Come to one, or both – and bring a friend!
LENTEN WEDNESDAY PROGRAM Join us from 6–7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for dinner and conversation. Wednesday nights in Lent, Canon Lauren Holder is facilitating a book study of Shauna Niequists’ Present Over Perfect. Lent is an ideal time to be introspective and intentional about what is running us into the ground, and what we can chose to run after instead. Join us, even if you have not read the book. Dinner is $8 for adults and youth, and $5 for children ages 4–12. Children 3 and under eat free. RSVP at stphilipscathedral. org/present.
NEW CATHEDRAL HISTORY BOOK ON SALE Richard Perry has written new book on the history of the Cathedral of St. Philip, These Old Walls, Volume II, covering 1997–2017. This is a follow-up to the original These Old Walls, which covers 1947–1997. Both are available at the Thrift House and Book Store! Volume II is $15; reprints of Volume I are $10.
FOYERS SUPER FOYERS IS COMING UP! Do you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people? Then Foyers is for you! Experience friends, food, and fellowship in small groups of 8 to 10 each month beginning with Super Foyers on Sunday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in Child Hall. This year, we’ll offer a group that meets during the day for those who are unable to participate at night. Please contact Jackie Hollingsworth, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, address, phone number, and email to sign up.
OUTREACH BRING JEWELRY DONATIONS ON APRIL 15 St. Veronica’s Guild is collecting vintage, estate, and contemporary costume jewelry for a glitzy and glamorous sale in September. Bring your donations to church on Sunday, April 15, when guild members will be in the Atrium to collect items. This is an opportunity to clean out your own jewelry box as well as pass along any old pieces from your grandmothers, mothers, and aunts. Even damaged pieces, single earrings, and broken items of sterling or gold will be used. While the sale will not take place until September, we need your donations now. Guild members are preparing for the sale by collecting, cleaning, repairing, and pricing jewelry in the coming weeks. The jewelry sale will benefit Good Samaritan Health Center Friday Clinic, dedicated to helping people in the homeless community achieve well-being and stability. The sale also benefits St. Veronica’s ongoing projects of donating personal care items to four ministries: Church of the Common Ground, Crossroads Community Ministries, Emmaus House, and Church of the Holy Comforter. Jewelry donations can also be dropped off at the Information Desk, given to a guild member, or picked up by contacting email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
E A S TE R FLOW E R D O N AT I O N S Please consider making a donation for flowers, in memorial or thanksgiving, to decorate the Cathedral for Easter Day by Sunday, March 25. Visit the Flower Guild table in the Atrium on Sundays, complete and return the form below, or make your donation online at stphilipscathedral.org/easterflowers.
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Please include a check with your request, made payable to: The Cathedral of St. Philip. While any gift is appreciated, a minimum of $75 per printed line is suggested. Checks and forms should be sent to: The Cathedral of St. Philip, Attn.: Janie Harris, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. You may also make arrangements by contacting Janie Harris, 404-3651034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CONGREGATIONAL Life INFORMATION DESK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you want a really interesting half-day of service, come work at the Information Desk! The job is rich with benefits. The world comes to your door: our fantastic clergy with varied information regarding our collective ministry; talented staff with cheerful greetings and direction about the issues of the day; the homeless whose needs are endless but, with a cheerful smile, settle for a snack bag and good wishes; visitors with easy and difficult questions (for instance, wanting to know why there is no funeral... until we together determine they are at the wrong church!). Many who come by the Info Desk have memories of services in the Cathedral long ago, and want to walk down memory lane. If we can address the answers for the many and varied concerns, we do so, but, more often, we discern who should handle the matter and get the two parties together. An added benefit of this job is you learn amazing details about the Cathedral. Did you know there is a St. Francis chapel? Do you have any idea how many activities, charitable and prayerful, take place on this holy ground? And, most importantly, you will meet people from all walks of life who often become friends for life! Join this fun ministry by contacting Ivory Richardson, email@example.com or 404-365-1037. Volunteers are needed to work a shift from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBERS Laurie and Nathan Knowles, and their children, Cooper and Mimi, from Charlotte, North Carolina
DEATHS Leila Lane Ewing, died March 1, 2018 Barbara Bentley Wylly, died March 4, 2018
MOTHERS MORNING OUT MONDAY– FRIDAY 9AM–1PM
CATHEDRAL THRIFT HOUSE DONATION DECISION TREE
DOES IT BITE?
DO YOU STILL WEAR IT, USE IT, OR ENJOY HAVING IT IN YOUR HOME, YARD OR GARAGE?
YES NO, THANK YOU!
KEEP IT TO DONATE NEXT YEAR! The Cathedral Thrift House depends on its wonderful donors in order to serve the less fortunate in Atlanta. Please bring all new and gently used housewares, clothing, furniture, collectibles, books, jewelry, artwork, toys, and the like to our store at 1893 Piedmont Road between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday–Saturday. All net profits go to local charities. Questions? Please call 404-876-5440.
IS THAT BECAUSE IT’S DAMAGED, DIRTY, COVERED IN PET FUR, DAMP, SMELLY, OR NOT WORKING? IS THAT BECAUSE IT IS NEVER USED; OUT OF DATE; NOT YOUR SIZE, TASTE, COLOR, OR STYLE; OR YOU DON’T HAVE ROOM FOR IT?
PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED William Henry Trotter Bush • Billy Uriah Tidwell • Suzanne “SuSu” Corinne D'Huyvetter Wimberley
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: 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 and 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 and 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
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Fernando Conteras Alonso • Mary Ann Armor • Bettina Bass • Elisabeth T. Bottler • Marjorie B. Chadsey •
Andrew Clark • Wendy Clemente • Else S. Cobb • Leonard A. Cobb • Sally Coulter • Ashley Debelbot and
Brenda Jones • 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 • Karen Kraeger • Lisa Krysiak • Margaret Winders Kuhn • Betty C. Lyons •
Jackie Marcotte • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Bonnie Shields McCormack •
Joyce McLamara • Andy Nelson • Irene Nesper • James Newman • Christopher Petty • John Plunkett • Betty and 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
NO, THANK YOU!
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Episcopal Church WOMEN
Enjoy a weekend full of spirituality and fellowship with other Cathedral parishioners and clergy. Kanuga is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and experience God with the beloved community. The weekend includes old favorites such as s'mores, hiking, rocking on the porch, ice cream, bluegrass and, of course, the famous Kanuga toast. We will offer an adult program on Saturday morning and enjoy worshiping together in the informal chapel on Sunday. Meals are served family-style in the lodge and accommodations are available in historic cottages or the hotel-style inn.
On Saturday, March 24, the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral and Northside United Methodist Church’s Women’s Ministry present Awake to Wellness, a women’s retreat with Dr. Cathy Snapp and Kitty Crenshaw, authors of The Hidden Life Awakened. Cathy and Kitty will awaken our deep desire to live as God designed us, wholehearted and well-balanced—body, mind, and spirit. In our three sessions throughout the day, we will talk about brain and body health in the context of awakening; about the brain’s capacity for renewal and transformation through focused attention; and about how a deeper awakening to our true self—our life hidden with Christ—will integrate within us a powerful spirit in its truest form. The cost is $50/person ($45/person for tables of 8) and includes lunch from Simply Fresh. All proceeds go to Ignatian Spirituality Project, non-profit offering spiritual retreats to homeless women. Register online at stphilipscathedral.org/awake or contact Caroline Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Published on Mar 12, 2018