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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · September 16, 2018

THE RICH AND THE POOR MEET TOGETHER Excerpts from the sermon by the Very Rev. Sam Candler, Dean of the Cathedral, September 9, 2018. Read or watch the full sermon at I have so many favorite places on this beautiful Cathedral campus! But surely one of my most favorites is called the Cathedral “Overlook.” If you exit the Cathedral from one of the narthex doors, and head south, that is, towards downtown Atlanta, you will come to that place, at the very point of our stewardship, looking straight down the spine of Atlanta, Peachtree Road. That is the place which most of Atlanta sees when we drive north on Peachtree Road: the strong and steady Cathedral tower, and the Overlook. On that terrace, the Overlook, is a large slab of stone from one of the first Cathedral structures, our second church, constructed around 1888 across from the State Capital (before St. Philip’s moved to this location). This stone slab is not the cornerstone from that building, but it is a piece from one of the arches over the door. Maybe it was a keystone from one of those archways. At that Overlook, I stand looking southward over Atlanta, and I read the words on the stone below. They are the same words that we heard this morning from Proverbs, chapter twenty-two, verse two: The rich and the poor meet together. The Lord is the maker of them all. (Our NRSV version today reads: “The rich and the poor have this in common. The Lord is the maker of them all.”) I suspect that some people believe the Cathedral Parish consists of only rich folks. After all, this church sits on a hill right in the middle of Buckhead, maybe one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the Southeast. And, yes, there are rich folks here. But we are all sorts of other folks, too. And we are also poor folks. In fact, some sceptics claim that, actually, only the poor and downtrodden meet here; because all of us are people who cannot make it in one endeavor or another, we are the unsuccessful and the hypocritical. Well, time has taught me that the people who meet here at the Cathedral of St. Philip are both the successful and the unsuccessful; and sometimes you might have a hard time distinguishing which is which. The rich and the poor meet together here, just as they did a hundred and fifty years ago, when the Cathedral church was downtown. Those categories – the “rich” and the “poor” – have segregated humanity for thousands of years. Here we have the Book of Proverbs, written twenty-five hundred years ago, mentioning the division. But Proverbs, of course, says something else. The rich and the poor meet together, because it is the Lord who is the maker of them all. The God of Abraham was a God who brought together people of difference. ... Read the full sermon at


SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 · The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 19, Year B Proverbs 1:20-33 · Psalm 19 · James 3:1-12 · Mark 8:27-38


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Choristers and Staff Singers: T. Frederick H. Candlyn, King of glory, King of peace Thomas Ford, Almighty God, Who has me brought Jane Marshall, Eternal Light


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Cathedral Choir: Paul Halley, Jesu, the very thought of thee Richard Proulx, We adore you, O Christ


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder

4 P.M. CHORAL EVENSONG, CATHEDRAL THE EVE OF THE FEAST OF HILDEGARD VON BINGEN Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Schola: Gerre Hancock, Preces and Responses Herbert Howells, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Hildegard von Bingen, O pastor animarum Paul Halley, Jesu, the very thought of thee


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. George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Rev. Catherine Zappa, Canon for Education and Worship 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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Adult EDUCATION By virtue of our baptism, all of us are called to ministry, whether ordained or not. Our adult education offerings help us live into that call, through teaching about our Scriptures, traditions, practices; cultivating skills for ministry; engaging together in theological reflection and crucial conversations; and building communities of spiritual support. Sunday classes meet at 10:10 a.m.

OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SCHOOL Child Hall Canon George Maxwell continues a series focusing on what Paul, the apostle, was

actually doing and why. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee! For more information, contact Canon Maxwell at

LIVING FAITH: FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE BIBLE AGAIN Room 120 Join Canon Holder and Canon Zappa as we explore what it means to live out our faith through conversation with scripture and tradition, contemporary books, and, most important, one another. This fall, we are taking a new look at an old book, the Bible, as we explore how we read it as Episcopalians and how we make sense of it today and, hopefully, fall in love with it all over again! We will be using Rachel Held Evans’ book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, as a starting point for our conversation.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS BIRTH Thomas Bledsoe Bazzel, son of Anne Russell and Johnson Bazzel, born on August 30, 2018

LIVING AN EXAMINED LIFE: WISDOM FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE JOURNEY Room 239 Based on the user-friendly and highly practical book by James Hollis, a Jungian scholar and psychotherapist, this 4-week series includes shared reading of the text along with supplementary materials from film, novels, poetry, and our own life experiences. This class is taught by the Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins, priest, therapist, and professor of pastoral care.

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 are reading the book of Exodus. For more information, please contact Jim Bingham at 404-3733273 or

BIBLICAL GREEK Room 356 Continuing Biblical Greek classes are offered on Sundays from 1:15–2:45 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn the basics of translation using grammar aids, lexicons, and commentaries. For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith at tsmith@

EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Participants commit one year at a time to meet weekly in seminars led by mentors trained in studying the Bible, church history, and theology, while also developing a wonderful community of members. There is a weekly lesson and study guide, but no tests or papers to prepare. A few spaces are available for an EfM class that begins Tuesday, September 18. The class meets in the Lanier House on Tuesday nights, 7-9:30 p.m. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Rick Tyler, 404-375-6470, or Deirdra Glover, 770-8652141.



Would you like to meet other Cathedral parishioners? Do you feel called to give back to your faith community? Do you love Holy Eucharist and want to share it with others? Please consider serving as a Eucharistic Minister, serving the wine at communion. Contact Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038 or hjones@, for more information.

Flower lovers: enjoy wonderful camaraderie, learn new skills, and help enhance worship in our parish by joining the Flower Guild! An orientation and planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. An optional, hands-on flower arranging workshop is slated for Saturday, October 13. We seek flower arrangers of every skill level - including none at all! We will train you and pair you with experienced members to learn the essentials of materials preparation, arrangement mechanics and design styles. The guild arranges flowers for every Sunday service, funeral, reception, and wedding at the Cathedral, as well as other special events. Email Grace Foster,, to sign up.

A CALL FOR NEW USHERS! The Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people! Our usher ministry is integral to the worship life and hospitality of the Cathedral. It also offers a great opportunity to get to know other Cathedral parishioners, to learn more about our worship, and to welcome visitors and regulars alike. And, it’s a great deal of fun! We are currently in need of ushers for all services, with particular need for help at the 7:45 a.m. service and 4 p.m. Evensong. Ushers serve on teams, and each team typically serves at eight to ten morning services and six to eight Evensong services a year. We also have a junior usher ministry for children and youth to serve alongside an adult family member. If you are interested in joining the usher ministry, please speak to one of the ushers on Sunday. You'll know them by the white, yellow or red carnation they wear. They will take your name and contact information. Or, contact Rod Bunn at 770-446-2084 or

SU N DAY 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 each Sunday. Complete and return the form below, or make your donation online at


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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

CONGREGATIONAL Life JOIN FOYERS TO MEET NEW FRIENDS 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, September 23 at 6 p.m. in Child Hall. Please contact Jackie Hollingsworth,, with your name, address, phone number, and email to sign up.

MUSIC LESLIE BOYETTE TO PERFORM This Sunday, September 16 at 3:15 p.m., Leslie Boyette will perform the Sunday afternoon organ recital, immediately preceding Evensong. One of the Cathedral’s Mikell Chapel organists as well as a member of the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Schola, Leslie’s program will include works by Bach, Howells, and Reger. We encourage everyone to come and hear this talented performer. Leslie Boyette, organ (The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta) Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540 Herbert Howells, Master Tallis's Testament Max Reger, Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor

CHILDREN'S Ministries EYSEEDLINGS FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS Our EYSeedlings are heading to Topgolf this Sunday! All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join us Sunday, September 16 at Topgolf in Midtown to kick off the 2018-2019 school year. We will play golf from 4–6 p.m. The cost per golfer is $15 and includes two hours of tee time, dinner, and a lifetime Junior Membership to Topgolf. Parents: please drop off and pick up inside the Topgolf lobby, not curbside. Sign up at topgolf to register your seedling for this fun event!

ESQUINA HISPÁNICA Estudios Bíblicos comienzan Domingo, 23 de Septiembre en la biblioteca (en el tercer piso) a la 10 a.m. FIESTA! Saborlatinoamericano! 13 de Octobre. Comienza a las 5 hasta 8. Hay música, baile, cantar y piñata. Traígan su plato favorito para compartir. Bebidas se venden. Todos son invitados. Clases de Instruida Primera Comunión comienzan 28 de Octobre para niños 8 y arriba. Clases dado en la biblioteca 10 a.m. Pueden recoger una forma para llenar después de la misa. Día de Los Muertos. Este año recordamos nuestros antepasados con trapo brillante con el nombre. Tendremos una mesa con instrucciones en Inglés y en Español en como reconocer su amados antepasados con los trapos.


Living with the Living Dead: What Zombies Can Teach Us about Life, Community, and Hope

FEATURING AUTHOR GREG GARRETT October 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. — FREE and open to the public When faced with the unthinkable, the terrifying, and the inexplicable, how do people navigate a sense of themselves? How do they form community when all about them is the possibility of annihilation? Under such circumstances, do “the rules of life” as we understand them from the past still apply, or have the ways in which ethical decisions are made been irrevocably changed? Using the popular narratives of the zombie apocalypse, Garrett explores these types of questions by asking his readers to deeply consider the ways in which their faith and faith traditions encourage a simultaneously fearless and humble response. Reserve your seat at the discussion at https://2018_janebairdlecture.eventbrite. com. Please contact Kerith Lee,, with any questions you may have.

MUSIC MUSIKGARTEN ALLEGRO MUSIC CLASSES FOR CHILDREN THROUGH AGE 8 If you want a fun, structured activity for your child that is as educational as it is fun, Allegro is for you! Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination – all in a group setting that builds community. Using Musikgarten’s newly revised curricula for infants through second graders, Brenda Pruitt teaches our Allegro classes, which offer children a joyful setting for mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social growth. All class costs have been reduced to $100 for the first child, $70 for each additional child in the same curriculum, except for K-2 Allegro Choir ($75 for all). Four class options for infants and toddlers to age 3: • Monday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Tuesday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Wednesday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Thursday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Two class options for ages 3-5: • Monday, 12:15 – 1 p.m. • Tuesday, 1–1:45 p.m. Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Allegro Choir: • Wednesday, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Enroll online at

SPIRITUALITY CENTERING PRAYER ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS Centering prayer is spiritual practice that stills the body, opens the heart, and helps center our lives in a heightened sense of God’s presence. Join other Cathedral parishioners as we sit in prayer in the Lanier House library, Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@

SEPTEMBER 17 LABYRINTH WALK AND TAIZÉ Get your week off to a peaceful start with a labyrinth walk and Taizé this Monday, September 17. A labyrinth introduction will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a facilitated walk from 7-8 p.m. (outdoors by the Lanier House, weather permitting; otherwise in Child Hall). 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 and Taizé take place every third Monday of the month. Come to one, or both – and bring a friend!

Peachtree Al-Anon Family Group Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives. We meet on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., in Room 122. All are welcome. For more information, contact Canon Cathy Zappa at czappa@cathedralATL. org or Margaret Jameson at

OUTREACH WALK THE ROAD WITH EMMAUS HOUSE Emmaus House invites you to rally your friends, families, and church communities to “Walk the Road” this Sunday, September 16. This is an opportunity to learn, serve, and walk with neighbors in Peoplestown exploring the community’s experience living in the neighborhoods south of downtown Atlanta. This year, the theme is gun safety. Save the date for an afternoon of service projects and a guided tour. Before the march to the Capitol Building Plaza, clergy and advocates will share perspectives on gun safety and legislation. The afternoon will conclude with a community meal. Contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL. org, for more information.


LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • John Beane • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • Kaye Cairney • J. Franklin Clark • Heather Clark • Lawrence Cowart • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty

Dukehart • Randy Farmer • William Ham • Jane Hannah • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Harris • Louise Kan •

Elaine Lyon • David MacGilvray • Robert and Aggie Maddox • Lorri McClain • Carol McDonald • Jim McKenzie • Charlie Neal • Paul O'Connor • Marian Palmore • Garry Pryor • Rubye and Wayne Reid • Pamela

Reid • Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Charlie Roper • Louis "Skip" Schueddig • Jane Skogstad • Jim Segars • Ruth Swanson • Andy Westafer • Susan White • Sandy Williamson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Bettina Bass • Darrell Boyette • Andrew Clark • Jack Faircloth • Carroll Family • Carleton Fuller • Scott Freisem • Katharine Alexander Golding • Agnes Gonterman • Peggy Govan • Doyce Gunter • Bobby Hearn •

Greg Hentz • Liz Grant Hilton • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Andy Nelson • Irene Nesper • Helen Fleming Nixon • Ralph Pitfield • Betty and Bill Poole • Kathy Ravenscraft •

Frank Roth • James Sands • Patricia Schooley • Jeff Straw • Tina Susco • Hubert Tate, Sr. • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Christi Vasquez • Peter Veverka • Nina Vila • Ron M. Wallace • Jacqueline Watkins • Susan Wellman • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Laura Bond • James Anthony Weir

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Episcopal Church WOMEN The jewelry sale sponsored by St. Veronica’s Guild is almost here—September 27–28! We have over a thousand pieces of costume, vintage, and contemporary jewelry. We have necklaces, bracelets, earrings, religious pieces, pins, children’s pieces, men’s cufflinks, seasonal pieces, pearls, and glitz for evening wear. St. Veronica’s Guild has been busy cleaning, tagging, and pricing the many pieces of jewelry collected over the past eight months. We believe we have the largest selection of costume jewelry in the area. The jewelry sale will benefit Good Samaritan Health Center’s Friday Clinic and St. Veronica’s ongoing ministries in our diocese: Crossroads, Holy Comforter, Church of the Common Ground, and Emmaus House.

Canon George Maxwell kicked off this year's Old Fashioned Sunday School with a discussion of Paul, the apostle. A variety of Sunday School classes for adults, youth, and children meet Sundays at 10:10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ON THE LAWN 5–7 p.m. Bring your own picnic dinner or buy from one of our vendors: Chick-fil-A, Good Food Kitchen, and King of Pops!

Over the summer, four of our Cathedral Choristers attended the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Carolina Summer Course held at Duke University. These one-week courses allow students from all across the nation to study and rehearse music and liturgy. They culminate in Sunday Eucharist and Evensong. This year’s course was directed by Martin Baker, master of music at Westminster Cathedral, London. Congratulations to Kensington Eden, Eva Russell, Katherine Yeoman, and Julia Russell for their participation.

Cathedral Times – September 16, 2018  

The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

Cathedral Times – September 16, 2018  

The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta