The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · January 13, 2019
A NEW YEAR! By the Very Rev. Sam Candler Dean of the Cathedral Oh my, there are so many ways to recognize a new year! Some of us make resolutions. Some of us stay up past midnight. Some of us drink too much. Some of us watch football. Some of us just continue doing what we were doing. And some of us stubbornly claim that January 1 is not really the new year. Hey, some say, we are Episcopalians, liturgical Christians, who observe that the church new year really begins each year on the First Sunday of Advent, four Sundays before Christmas. Well, maybe. Some of the old nature religions celebrated the new year around the Winter Solstice, December 21 – the time of year that daylight begins its gradual growth through the year. Still others claim that Easter is really the start of a new year. Indeed, in times past, it was March 25, around the Spring Equinox, that began the new year. In the places where March 25 was so observed, one legend has it that, if someone had not begun the new year by April 1, that person was considered an “April Fool.” Anyway, so be it. January 1 certainly marked the observance of a new calendar year for many of us. And, we must admit, it does help to have markers in our lives: birthdays, anniversaries, times when we renew our most important commitments. Celebrate the new year! But I also encourage us to celebrate every day, as if each day begins a new year! Because, it is every day that begins something new. Every morning is a renewal, a time to mark our most important commitments and loves. Whether yesterday had its disappointments or its joys, it is gone. Today is a new day. Indeed, today is new year!
SPECIAL INAUGURATION DAY PRAYER SERVICE – MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019 The Cathedral of St. Philip is honored to have been asked to host the Inauguration Day Prayer Service for the Governor-Elect of Georgia, Brian Kemp, on Monday, January 14, 2019; and I am glad to have agreed to host prayer on that special day. However, with the need for very close security, only ticketed guests and cathedral entity staff members will have access to the building that morning. Interested citizens and parishioners can watch the service televised on the Georgia Public Broadcasting network. The wonderful Cathedral Preschool and Cathedral Book Store will both be closed. The Cathedral of St. Philip, a “House of Prayer For All People,” hosts this service as a witness of our continuing prayer for all in political office, and certainly prayer for the highest political office in the state of Georgia. This is exactly the sort of thing that a cathedral for the city, and for the state, ought to be doing. We serve. Pray for us, and for the governor-elect, and for the state of Georgia!
JANUARY 13, 2019 · The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord, Year C Isaiah 43:1-7 · Psalm 29 · Acts 8:14-17 · Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST AND BAPTISM, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Staff Singers: Leo Nestor, I saw water Harold Friedell, Jesus, so lowly Baptism: Kathryn Ward Pearson, daughter of Erinn and Marc Pearson
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST AND BAPTISM, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Robert Lehman, Vidi aquam Harold Friedell, Jesus, so lowly Baptism: Zayeon Lamore McCoy, son of Loveone McCoy and Ortendric Williamson
11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval
4 P.M. CHORAL EVENSONG, CATHEDRAL Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Schola: Robert Lehman, Preces and Responses in A flat Charles Villiers Stanford in C Leo Nestor, I saw water Robert Lehman, Vidi aquam
Adult EDUCATION These Sunday classes meet at 10:10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SCHOOL
OUR TRUE SELVES
Child Hall Canon George Maxwell continues a series focusing on what Paul, the apostle, was actually doing and why. This Sunday, we’ll resume our discussion about Paul’s time in Athens. We’ll focus on his “Areopagus address” as a way of getting to Paul’s views of the relationship between God and the world. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee!
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. 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. Dr. Smith, tsmith@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1093.
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY LIVING FAITH Room 120 Our Living Faith Sunday School class lead by Canon Cathy Zappa and Canon Lauren Holder will resume on January 27 with a 4-week series on immigration and then a 7-week series on Falling in Love With the Church Again. Look for more information about both classes in the coming weeks!
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 email@example.com.
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@ cathedralATL.org.
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. 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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CONGREGATIONAL Life THE GATHERING
YOU ARE INVITED TO DINNER… WITH FRIENDS!
The Cathedral of St. Philip is only as fabulous as the people who create our community and make it sacred. Following Evensong on Sunday, January 13, we want to give thanks for our LGBTQ community. The day prior, we celebrate the feast of St. Aelred of Rievaulx, whose theological writings both shaped the church and lifted up the beauty of same-sex relationships. So on January 13 we’ll host The Gathering to give thanks for our gay friends! All are welcome—5:30 p.m. in the Gould Room. Gay, straight, questioning—just come as the fullest expression of who God created you to be. Contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@ cathedralATL.org, for more information.
A Chicago Dinner to facilitate racial healing and understanding
acceptance of one another. The Cathedral is excited to partner with this project to host two dinners, Sundays, January 27 and February 24 at 6 p.m., and we hope you will join us for dinner and a conversation with others about our experiences around race. Register at cathedralATL.org/dinners — space is limited, so register soon! Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@cathedralATL.org, or Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031, for more information.
No matter what stage of separation or divorce you may find yourself in or whether you have been divorced for years, it is never too late to consider having a categorically “good” divorce for your children’s sake. Join Sarah Armstrong, author of The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce, Friday, January 11, at 10 a.m. in the Gould Room. Sarah will be offering tips and practical guidance on this sensitive family matter, and her book will be available for purchase. The event is complimentary. For questions, contact Natalie Jones Lacey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1995, the Chicago Dinners Project has been bringing small, diverse groups of people together through “Dinner with Friends” to foster community discussions about critical social issues and to create civic engagement through our communities. These facilitated conversations provide an opportunity, for many a rare opportunity, to sit down at the table with others who do not look or live like us and to talk honestly about important and often awkward subjects like race. The project is inspired by the belief that such informal conversations among people from different backgrounds are a vital step in healing our nation’s racial divide and helping us grow in understanding and
THRIFT HOUSE FOLLIES The Cathedral Thrift House is hosting the Thrift House Follies in Child Hall on Thursday, February 21, from 6:30–8 p.m. to benefit Respite Care Atlanta. A runway fashion show will feaeture models from the Cathedral and beautiful fashions from Thrift House donations. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $20 each in advance at cathedralATL.org/thrifthouse. It’s SURE to be fun evening!
2019 STEWARDSHIP Campaign I/We, pledge $ __________ to the ministry of God in Christ, through the 2019 annual operating fund. Name(s): ___________________________________________________________________________ Email Address: __________________________________________ Phone:____________________ Signature(s): ____________________________________________ Date: _____________________ This commitment, offered in faith, may be increased or decreased due to changing circumstances. Please return your pledge card to The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. If you have questions, please contact David Rocchio at 404-365-1033 or drocchio@cathedralATL.org.
MUSIC J.S. Bach to Wolfgang Mozart
A Little Night Music
Friday, January 11 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip Saturday, January 12 4 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell
GEOFFREY WARD TO PERFORM ON SUNDAY On Sunday, January 13, we welcome organist Geoffrey Ward as our Sunday afternoon recitalist at 3:15 p.m. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Mount Allison University (New Brunswick), Arizona State University, and the University of Kansas, Geoffrey has performed all over North America, and currently serves as the University Organist and Choirmaster at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. His recital will include works by Langlais, Alain, Saint-Saëns, and Howells. We are happy to host Geoffrey on our recital series again, and encourage everyone to come and hear this very talented performer.
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director and concertmaster
with Jaap ter Linden, guest director and soloists Julie Andrijeski and Evan Few, violin; Adam Jaffe, harpsichord; Janice Joyce Robinson, flute Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Friends of Cathedral Music Although J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart were not innovators of a new style, they both brought established styles to perfection and rightly remain among the most famous composers to this day. World-renowned Dutch cellist and conductor Jaap ter Linden joins us as guest director for this blockbuster program that features Bach’s virtuosic Fifth Brandenburg Concerto contrasted with his dark and soulful Violin Concerto in A minor, and Mozart’s famously effervescent Eine kleine Nachtmusik featuring a star-studded line-up of soloists. Advance tickets and Patron tickets are available online at atlantabaroque.org. For more information, call 678-3900657 or email email@example.com.
Geoffrey Ward, organ (University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee) Jean Langlais, Hymne d’action de grâce “Te Deum” Jehan Alain, Trois pieces Camille Saint-Saëns, Prelude and Fugue in C, Op. 109 Herbert Howells, Master Tallis’s Testament from Six Pieces for Organ
CONGREGATIONAL Life WORD TO YOUR MOTHER This book group for all women (and geared toward busy moms!) will meet Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. in Walthour Library to discuss Traci Smith’s book Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home. We’ll also spend some time thinking creatively about hopes and goals for the New Year. For more information, contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org.
CATHEDRAL ANTIQUES Show 2019 HONORARY CHAIRS: LYNNE AND WARREN WOOD Humility is the first word that comes to mind for our 2019 Honorary Chairs, Lynne and Warren Wood. Long-standing members of the Cathedral, the Woods have been active in many aspects of St. Philip’s, contributing their considerable talents and experience with modesty, grace, and a simple willingness to serve. Lynne Wood has been volunteer extraordinaire at the Cathedral. Whether for the Antiques Show proper or the Tour of Homes, Lynne has served tirelessly and taken on leadership positions. She serves on Altar Guild and Finance Count Team, on several stewardship teams, and as an officer in St. Elizabeth’s Guild. Lynne has a special place in her heart for learning, having been a teacher for 37 years, 32 of which were at Pace Academy. In keeping with her talents, Lynne has tutored at LaAmistad after school program and Agape After School Program. She has also found time to be an officer for Druid Hills Garden Club. No matter where Lynne volunteers, she is always a bright light and willing to do anything asked of her. Warren has been a communicant of the Cathedral for 65 years. Retired from sales and marketing, Warren is certainly not slowing down. If you look at his resume, any committee at St. Philip’s has benefitted from Warren’s extensive experience: usher team, Funeral Guild, Garden Guild, and Friends of Cathedral Music have all benefitted from his time and talents. Warren has volunteered for many homeless charities including Feet on the Street (shoes for the homeless), Pine Street Shelter, and as an usher and server at the Homeless Requiem and Dinner. Warren is a University of Georgia graduate and Lynne an Auburn graduate, which makes for an interesting weekend once a year. The Woods have been married for 45 years. They met on a blind date to an Atlanta Falcons game, and the rest is history. They have 4 children from Warren’s first marriage, and 5 grandchildren including one Eagle Scout. They enjoy hiking near their home in the North Georgia mountains, traveling, and entertaining all of their friends and family. The 2019 Cathedral Antique Show is proud to recognize Lynne and Warren Wood, dedicated volunteers and cherished members of the Cathedral, as Honorary Chairs.
BENEFITTING WILDERNESS WORKS PREVIEW PARTY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
COCKTAILS AT THE CASTLE WITH LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
THE SHOW AND FLOWER FESTIVAL THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 THROUGH SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
BEN PENTREATH NINA CAMPBELL THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
CHARLIE MCCORMICK PAULA PRYKE FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
PANEL DISCUSSION NORMAN DAVENPORT ASKINS, SUSAN BOZEMAN, JOHN HOWARD SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
YOUNG COLLECTORS’ HOME TOUR SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
TOUR OF HOMES SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
TICKETS AND MORE INFO CATHEDRALANTIQUES.ORG FACEBOOK: ANTIQUESSHOW INSTAGRAM: CATHEDRALANTIQUES
THE JESUS FATWAH: LOVE YOUR (MUSLIM) NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF Wednesdays, January 16, January 30, and February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Cathedral Book Store sponsored by Book Fellows of the Cathedral Book Store In Arabic, the word “fatwah” simply means “opinion.” A religious or ethical fatwah provides a spiritually instructive opinion, usually given as the answer to a question about religious law. In that regard, Jesus was a master of the art. His opinions, revered by Christians and Muslims alike, remain among the most beautiful and powerful fatwahs ever issued. Jesus pronounced what is perhaps the most famous of his fatwahs when a lawyer asked him to name the greatest of all the commandments. Jesus said (quoting Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Scriptures), “To love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.” LED BY THE REV. THEE SMITH ALONG WITH GUEST SPEAKERS January 16: Ms. Soumaya Khalifa, Executive Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) January 30: Dr. Abdullahi An-Na'im, Candler Professor of Law, Emory University Law School February 6: Imam Plemon El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam We submit that Jesus meant it when he told us to love our neighbors. Especially important, in an age of increasing Islamophobia, is the love of Muslim neighbors. The process begins when others learn who Muslims are and what Muslims actually believe. This three-night series, engaging videos with guest speakers from the Muslim community, will examine the basic tenants of Islam, separate fact from misinformation, and explore how to build bridges and relationships across differences of faith. The content of this program is compiled from materials developed by Living the Questions.
PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Gary Bodner • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • Wicke
Chambers • J. Franklin Clark • Heather Clark • Joyce and Tom Creely • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon •
Kitty Dukehart • Lynn Alexander Ehrlicher • Randy Farmer • Jimmy Fluker • Philip Gwynn • Betty Hall •
William Ham • Jane Hannah • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Hughey • Louise Kan • Margaret Kresge • Elaine Lyon • Frank Mathews • Lorri McClain • Carol McDonald • Jim McKenzie • Charlie Neal • Paul O'Connor • Marian Palmore • Garry Pryor • Rubye and Wayne Reid • Pamela Reid • Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Louis
"Skip" Schueddig • Margaret "Peggy" Shaw • Clark Shelton • Ruth Swanson • Julie Thompson • Faye Van Winkle • Andy Westafer • Sandy Williamson • Hollis Youngner
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Alex Collins Astrop • Bettina Bass • Jane Richardson Beattie • Lee Dvonch • David Erdman • Helen Nixon
Fleming • Connie Fort’a • Carleton Fuller • Noreen Frink • Traci Galla • Katharine Golding • Frederick Gould • Julie Gould • Peggy Govan • Bobby Hearn • Shirley Helmke • Greg Hentz • David William Keller •
Sun Ja Kim • Alan Lewis and Michael O’Sullivan • Graham B. Loper • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Massie Family • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Eric Merrifield • Malcolm A. Moore • Andy Nelson •
Andrea Re Osgood • Elizabeth Stone Pelly • Betty and Bill Poole • Frank Roth • James Sands • Brian Sturgell • Tina Susco • Hubert Tate, Sr. • Pierson Thames • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Sammy Van Leer • Ron M. Wallace • Marion Wilson • Sheila Winders • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Rob Aaron • Frances Bailey Brooke • Tedi B. Brown • Hamilton Scott Freisem • Hugh Hoff • Marcelle Jones • Steve Vandergriff • Gloria Wilkinson
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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). Three class options for infants and toddlers to age 3: • Tuesday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Wednesday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Thursday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Three class options for ages 3-5: • Monday, 1 – 1:45 p.m. • Monday, 2 – 2:45 p.m. • Tuesday, 1 – 1:45 p.m. Kindergarten through Grade 2 Allegro Choir: • Wednesday, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Enroll online at cathedralATL.org/allegro.
The Cathedral welcomes Nadia Bolz-Weber on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Nadia is the founder and former pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Denver, House for All Sinners and Saints. Join Nadia for a lively evening of truth-telling, conversation, humor, healing and maybe a short dance party as she proposes “...a sexual reformation for those who have been hurt...for those who have done the hurting...and for those who are certain they know all there is to know about what God thinks of sex.” Also on stage for a conversation with Nadia will be Neichelle Guidry. Tickets are $15 at cathedralATL.org/shameless.
SAVE TH E DATE!
Women's Lenten Retreat Friday-Sunday, March 29-31 St. Mary’s Retreat Center in Sewanee, Tennessee More info to come soon!
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