The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · January 27, 2019
WHAT IS THAT TO ME AND TO YOU? WHAT HAVE I GOT TO DO WITH YOU? By the Very Rev. Sam Candler Dean of the Cathedral The question can be asked in several ways. “What is that to me and to you?” “So what?” “What have I got to do with you?” “Who cares?” Most of us remember the general highlight of what happened when Jesus was a guest at a wedding in Cana. At the beginning of the Gospel of John, that’s where Jesus simply turned water into wine. Something in us delights in that act, that Jesus would perform a wonder for the sake of a party, at a party rejoicing in such a sacred commitment as marriage. (Others of us observe with delight that Jesus turned the water into wine, not grape juice!) But it’s that opening question of Jesus—a statement, really—that made me pause when we heard that story on the weekend of our country’s observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. In fact, that question of Jesus relates to most of us, no matter what weekend it is. “What is that to me and to you?” ( John 2:4). In a way, that first recorded interchange of Jesus and Mary in the Gospel of John seems rather like the interchange of almost any mother and her older son, especially as the son is beginning to live into his own identity. “They have no wine,” declares the mother, not exactly asking the son to do anything about it, but certainly raising the issue. (And Jesus then calls his mother, “Woman,” a title I do not recommend that any child call their mother!) What’s even more diffident than the title “Woman,” however, is that question of Jesus. It sounds like the question we have heard so many times in our lives. We might have asked it of our parents at some time or another, when a difficult situation has arisen. “So what?” we ask. “Who cares?” “What has that got to do with you and me?” Apparently, those words of Jesus can also be translated in an even more careless-sounding way, even an antagonistic way. They might also be translated as “What have you got to do with me?” or “What have I got to do with you?” That is the way a young person might explore his independence from his parents. We have heard it many times, and we might have often said it. “What have I got to do with you?” becomes the question we sometimes ask our neighbors, when they are behaving in difficult ways. Cultures, and even countries, ask the question when we do not want to get involved in something that looks complicated and awkward. “What does that have to do with me?” “So what?” During the ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—and afterwards when our country was discussing how to set aside a day of remembrance for him—that question was often asked by white people. “What has the plight of African-Americans to do with my situation? Why should I care?” One of the primary and most powerful elements of King’s teaching was that justice for one group of people, blacks in America, was just as important for whites as it was for blacks. True justice for one also means, finally, justice for all. All of us needed, and need, equal rights for African-Americans. And so, Jesus, too, asks the question at the very beginning of his ministry (it is the first story, and sign, mentioned in the Gospel of John). Then, as if in answer, Jesus takes two elements that might seem different: water and wine. What has this got to do with that? What does water have to do with wine? With that seeming opposition, Jesus produces a sign of unity, and a sign of joy and abundance. “What have you got to do continued on back page ...
JANUARY 27, 2019 · The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 · Psalm 19 · 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a · Luke 4:14-21
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Staff Singers: Edward Elgar, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me Charles Villiers Stanford, How beauteous are their feet
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Edward Elgar, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me Charles Villiers Stanford, How beauteous are their feet
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 THE FEAST OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL, OBSERVED Celebrant and Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Schola: Philip Radcliffe, Preces and Responses Philip Moore, Third Service William Mathias, Let the people praise thee, O God Charles Villiers Stanford, How beauteous are their feet
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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These Sunday classes meet at 10:10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SCHOOL
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY
Child Hall Canon George Maxwell continues a series focusing on what Paul, the apostle, was actually doing and why. This Sunday, we’ll continue our discussion about Paul. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee!
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.
LIVING FAITH Room 120 Deacon Juan Sandoval joins Canon Lauren Holder for our Living Faith Sunday School class, which resumes this Sunday, January 27 with a 4-week series on immigration. Beginning February 24, we will have a 7-week series on Falling in Love With the Church Again.
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. Our True Selves with the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith will not meet this Sunday, January 27, but will resume next Sunday, February 3.
IMMORTAL DIAMOND: THE SEARCH FOR OUR TRUE SELF Room 239 —Beginning February 3 Join Canon Carolynne Williams Sunday, February 3, through Sunday, March 10, for a discussion of Richard Rohr's book, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. Rohr writes: “We are all looking for an immortal diamond: something utterly reliable, something loyal and true.” II John 2 reminds us of the “truth that abides in us,” but most of us know little about this, so we end up as St. Augustine admits: “Late have I loved you! You were within, but I was without.”
MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBERS Anita Lovely, from Atlanta Crawford Lewis, from Greenville, South Carolina
CONGREGATIONAL Life YOU ARE INVITED TO DINNER… WITH FRIENDS! A Chicago Dinner to facilitate racial healing and understanding 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 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. Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@cathedralATL.org, or Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@ cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031, for more information.
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 feature 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!
CONGREGATIONAL Life AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Thursday, February 14. The course is a six-hour refresher aimed at motorists 50 years old and older. Some of the objectives of the class include understanding the effects of aging on driving; learning driving strategies that take into account the changes we experience as we age; and a number of other topics designed to make you a safer driver. At the completion of the class, you may be eligible to receive a discount on your automobile insurance policy. Class begins at 9 a.m. and will be completed by 4 p.m. There will be an hour break for lunch. Feel free to bring a lunch. The cost for AARP members is $15 and $20 for nonmembers. You will pay at the door by cash or check. You must bring your AARP card to receive the discount. You may sign up by calling the Information Desk at 404365-1000. If you have additional questions you may contact the course instructor, Stratton Leedy, at 404-237-8910.
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!
MUSIC VIOLIN/PIANO TRIO TO PERFORM On Sunday, January 27, we welcome violinist Adelaide Federici and pianist Andrew Bayes as our Sunday afternoon recitalists at 3:15 p.m. Both natives of Atlanta, they have performed— together and individually—all over the Southeast. Their program will include works by Lalo, Mozart, Elgar, Debussy, and Kreisler. Come and hear this very talented pair of Atlanta performers.
Adelaide Federici, violin; Andrew Bayles, piano (Atlanta) Édouard Lalo, Romance-Serenade Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in E minor, K. 304 Edward Elgar, Salut d’amour Claude Debussy, La plus que lente Friedrich “Fritz” Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3
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.
TOUR OF HOMES
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Sunday, January 27, 2018 — 12 noon –5 pm Step into a world of timeless style as five of Atlanta's most beautiful private residences are opened to the public for just one day. Each home is a showcase of the best in interior design, architecture, and the art of good living.
NORTHSIDE DRIVE Privately hidden from Northside Drive on family property, this house built in 1951 originally belonged to former Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen and his wife Louise. Grandson Beau and his interior designer wife, Allison Allen, embraced the opportunity to redecorate and redefine it with a stunning transformation in only a few months.
BLACKLAND DRIVE A classic example of Philip Trammell Shutze's incredible talent, this home exudes the original charm and elegance from the time it was built in 1937. His penchant for symmetry is evident in the architecture of this beautiful home. Rich colors bring the rooms to life as you enjoy a walk through distinguished settings with fireplaces aglow, jib head windows, and a Shutze signature curved staircase in the front entry.
WEST PACES FERRY ROAD Built in 1910, Villa Lamar is an Italian Renaissance mansion designed by nationally-known architect George O. Totten, Jr. of Washington, D.C. With a red tile roof and a Palladian style loggia entrance, it is the only identified work of Totten in Georgia. He was known for designing many monumental federal buildings, which may be why William Bailey Lamar, a U.S. Congressman from 1903 to 1909, chose him when he commissioned the residence. The Philadelphia firm of Meehan and Sons designed the property’s landscape in 1911, which included formal terraced gardens at the rear of the house. Young Collectors’ Home Tour Saturday, January 26 — 3–5 p.m.
The Young Collectors’ Home Tour is back by popular demand! Join us to see four professionally designed homes in trendy Ardemore Park/Collier Hills.
WEST PACES FERRY ROAD Hidden behind a gated brick wall near the Governor’s Mansion sits one of the most beautiful estates in Atlanta. A masterpiece of construction designed by Abreu and Robeson with architectural details that are absolutely breathtaking, the home is still very comfortable with formal rooms that are used daily. Norman Askins charming attic buildout is reminiscent of something from a British novel.
BLACKLAND ROAD Danielle Rollins' transformation of an outdated, overlooked 1970’s Georgian house with good bones but zero curb appeal, lacking in style and utterly devoid of personality into to a traffic stopping “wow” of a glamorously casual southern family home is one you won’t want to miss. From the moment you enter through her signature blue front door, you are immediately enveloped into design wonderland. Each room seems to invite a guest in to play a game of cards and beckons to sit, relax, have a cocktail and read a book.
OUTREACH HELP STOCK BCM’S NEW “CLIENT-CHOICE” FOOD PANTRY IN FEBRUARY Last August, the Cathedral took the lead to support BCM’s new transition to a “client choice” food pantry. A fantastic total of $9,189.73 in seed money was raised and now the physical pantry renovations are underway, as well as great progress made toward the operating logistics and technology needed. BCM clients will very soon have the ability to budget for, shop for, and even pay for their own chosen groceries, greatly reducing food waste, promoting more healthy diets, and furthering BCM’s goal of promoting human dignity and independence. St. Anne’s Guild, as volunteer ambassadors for BCM, is asking for your continued monetary support during our February drive. Your contributions of $20 or more will enable BCM to efficiently stock the new pantry, often through partnerships with local farmers’ markets. In addition, your money will enable the purchase of diapers, bottled water, and personal hygiene products that are also greatly needed. As a parish, let’s top our August record and reach $10,000 in February. Consider a generous donation to sustain BCM’s innovative concept and expand its vision of a community free of hunger and homelessness! Please make your checks payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip, with “BCM Drive” on the note line. You may also make your contribution online through the Cathedral’s website, or at the kiosk in the Atrium. Look for thankful St. Anne’s members in the Atrium every Sunday in February to collect your contributions. Contact Sarah Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
THE GO! SUMMIT Racial Healing in a Changing World Saturday, February 16 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Cathedral
Keynote Speaker Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D. Sponsored by the Diocese of Atlanta: Global Mission Commission, Ministry Innovations Task Force, Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, and Episcopal Relief and Development REGISTER ONLINE AT EPISCOPALATLANTA.ORG/MISSIONWORK/AROUND-THE-WORLD
SOUP-ER BOWL SUNDAY COMING SOON Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, and that means the SOUP-er Bowl is too! Every year, the Cathedral helps predict the winner of the Super Bowl by collecting goods for Buckhead Christian Ministries in bins that represent the teams. This year, we have a new twist on our SOUP-er Bowl! We will be preparing two different soups to sell on Sunday, February 3, following each service, with the proceeds going to BCM. We need your help! There are lots of ways that children, adults, and whole families can pitch in, from making soup to buying soup to helping sell soup. Sign up at cathedralATL.org/soup. This service project is led by Cathedral youth. If you sign up to make soup, we will provide the recipe, the containers for soup storage, and labels for containers. Please have your soup made, packaged, and to the Cathedral to be frozen by January 31. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Paul, mpaul@ cathedralATL.org.
TOILETRY DRIVE CONTINUES St. Veronica’s Guild thanks all who have contributed toiletries and personal care items for ministries that serve the poor and homeless. Six times each year St. Veronica’s Guild sends more than 220 pounds of donated and purchased items to four local ministries: Crossroads Community Ministry, Emmaus House, Church of the Common Ground, and Holy Comforter. These organizations have an ongoing need for items we take for granted each morning: shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, and socks. They also need diapers and feminine hygiene products. Please support St. Veronica's effort to support the work of these ministries by donating unopened, travel or regular size, personal care items. You may leave your donations at the Information Desk. For more informaiton, contact Lucy Perry, email@example.com, or Judy Bodner, 404-814-1468.
THE JESUS FATWAH: LOVE YOUR (MUSLIM) NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF Wednesdays, January 30 and February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gould Room 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 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.
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...continued from front page. with me? What has water got to do with wine?” Jesus provides joy and wonder—and breadth and love—out of that initial distinction. Further, it is probably no coincidence that this sign occurs at a wedding, when two distinct people are being united as one.
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That event is called a “sign” in the Gospel of John, and it does not really mean what we think of today as a “miracle.” In fact, the word “miracle” comes from a word that really means “something to wonder at.” Jesus performed “signs and wonders,” which means they were about something else than simply overturning some natural, physical law. They were signs and wonders. It is in this way that the Gospel of John begins the actual ministry of Jesus. It may be that the larger question being addressed in that second chapter is the difference between divinity and humanity. “What has God to do with humanity?” “What has this to do with that?” Maybe it is God who asks, “What have I got to do with humanity?” “What have I got to do with you?” Well, Jesus is that sign. Jesus is himself the sign that God does care, that God can provide not just sufficiency, but abundance in times of great need. God can provide unity and joy out of mere water that becomes wine. Yes, even God asks, “What have I got to do with you?” And God answers that question in Jesus, who is both fully divine and fully human, the sign of the all-embracing love and wonder of God. Welcome to the wedding party!
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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.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP The Cathedral is honored to partner with Hospice Atlanta to offer a grief support group, led by trained facilitators from Hospice Atlanta. The group meets in the Lanier House Board Room on second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2–3:30 p.m., starting this Sunday, January 27. It is open to all who are grieving the death of a loved one. Feel free to come as you can. Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@cathedralATL.org, for more information.
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