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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · Febuary 10, 2019

THE SUPER BOWL AND THE CITY: CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY By the Very Rev. Sam Candler Dean of the Cathedral Whether we liked it or not, the citizens of Atlanta paid more and more attention to the Super Bowl during the days and weeks leading up to February 3, 2019. The event was incessantly mentioned on television news stations, on the radio stations, in the local newspapers. The weather reports paid attention to it. The traffic reports paid attention to it. Businesses and restaurants and hotels prepared for it. Law enforcement personnel and politicians, pastors and youth groups, homeless shelters and food pantries, most all of us—no matter who we were—adjusted our attention spans and work schedules and stress levels in some manner or another. As we all know by now, the Super Bowl is much larger than the game itself, and even larger than the attendance figures that night. The Atlanta boosters were right. For the city of Atlanta, the Super Bowl event was an invitation for the city itself to be hospitable, to show off, to be proud, and to work efficiently, no matter what our various political leanings or opinions or talents might be. Yes, at the Super Bowl, the actual football contest, and even the outcome, was rather secondary (especially this year!). The main thing, for Atlantans, was how to play host, honorably, to so much national and media attention. And, from my vantage point, I think we did it. I knew my life would not really be affected by who won the game, or by who sang what, or by the commercials. During the week before the Super Bowl, I was simply praying for safety and hospitality. I wanted Atlanta herself to be well and to do well. I know there were issues. Some members of homeless communities were threatened and dislocated. Old and formidable complaints about tax revenues and construction mismanagement re-emerged. Some of the more embarrassing undersides of the city were exposed. But, the national attention also exposed people who live and work honorably and conscientiously in Atlanta. It was amazing to see how much work and energy and time went into the service of hospitality and efficiency. It takes a city. It takes a city to show safety and hospitality; and I congratulate the citizens of Atlanta for citizenship well lived during that event. The larger the Cathedral of St. Philip grows, the more we, too, become a village – not just a small prayer group or even a small church. We are many parishioners, and interests, and talents, and gifts, and callings. We have many opinions! And many theologies, too, and many different political leanings and passions. I suppose the Cathedral’s “Super Bowl” is Christmas and Easter, when our regular members do their regular thing for an extraordinary number of people. And, like the National Football League, our big games are on Sundays. Do people think professional football players work only on Sundays, or at the Super Bowl? No! In the same way, people are mistaken if they think the Church only works on Sundays. Like the professional football teams, our real work takes place during the week, in practice and preparation and exercise and diligence. It is on Sundays that our work is exposed, but we work just as hard all the other days of the week, too. It takes the energy of citizenship to host a Super Bowl. And it takes the energy of community to host prayer and service at the Cathedral. I give thanks for that citizenship in Atlanta, and I give thanks for that community at the Cathedral of St. Philip!


FEBRUARY 10, 2019 · The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Isaiah 6:1-13 · Psalm 138 · 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 · Luke 5:1-11


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir Roland Martin, The Altar Spiritual, arr. Dale Adelmann, Steal away to Jesus


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir Roland Martin, The Altar Spiritual, arr. Dale Adelmann, Steal away to Jesus

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 ABSALOM JONES, OBSERVED Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith Schola: Dale Adelmann, Preces and Responses, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo David Hurd, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Sewanee Church Music Conference) Spiritual, arr. Larry Fleming, Give me Jesus Spiritual, arr. Dale Adelmann, Steal away to Jesus


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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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!

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, or 404-365-1093.

LIVING FAITH Room 120 Deacon Juan Sandoval joins Canon Lauren Holder for our Living Faith Sunday School class this month for a 4-week series on immigration. Beginning February 24, we will have a 7-week series on Falling in Love With the Church Again, which is also our adult Confirmation class. See the back page for more details.

IMMORTAL DIAMOND: THE SEARCH FOR OUR TRUE SELF Room 239 Join Canon Carolynne Williams 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.”

Shrove Tuesday March 5 Pancake Supper 5:30 p.m.

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@

Ash Wednesday March 6 Imposition of Ashes 7 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 7 p.m. Family Service 5:30 p.m.

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 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.

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

SPIRITUALITY THE GIFT OF SABBATH WOMEN'S LENTEN RETREAT: MARCH 29–31 “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy” Exodus 20:8 Many of us long to slow down, rest, and set time apart for God, and yet we find it increasingly hard to observe the commandment, or to receive God’s gift, of sabbath. Join other women from the Cathedral this weekend, as we reflect on sabbath, learn from its wisdom, and, most important, simply keep sabbath together. In the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s Retreat Center in Sewanee, Tennessee, and in the sabbath spirit, there will be plenty of time to rest, play, enjoy the outdoors, and be in fellowship with God and one another. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Cathy Zappa, canon for education and worship, and Jeannie Mahood, program coordinator for spirituality. Costs for the weekend, which cover lodging and meals, are $282 (private) and $225 (shared/double). The deadline for registration and payment is February 25. Register online at, or contact Jeannie Mahood, or 404-365-1031, for further information. Space is limited so register soon!

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. The second of the two is Sunday, 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 Contact Canon Cathy Zappa,, or Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@ or 404-365-1031, for more information.

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,, for more information.

CONGREGATIONAL Life 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 the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2–3:30 p.m. 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,, 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. Admission: $30 Schedule includes a viewing of the award-winning film Traces of the Trade, followed by a panel discussion. 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

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,, or Judy Bodner, 404814-1468.


Cathedral BOOK STORE



Find us on Facebook: "St. Monica's Guild (Cathedral of St. Philip)." Contact Molly Childers,, for more information.

Since 1949, the Cathedral Book Store has served the Cathedral of St. Philip, the Diocese of Atlanta, and the community at large. Founded by the Episcopal Church Women, we have grown from being a small book store to a vibrant ministry that serves as a resource to explore faith and values. We strive to be a catalyst for creating an engaged and thoughtful community through educational programs, speakers, discussion groups, and fellowship and outreach programs. You made it possible in 2018 for us to continue our ministry and to grow as a faith community. Finding ways to strengthen our finances in order to keep our doors open and continue our ministry is not always easy. Please consider supporting the Cathedral Book Store by becoming a 2019 Book Fellow.

MAZI ROBINSON: (RE)DISCOVERING YOU Join us Tuesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. for another great discussion with Mazi Robinson! Do you ever feel like you've lost yourself in the midst of schedules, responsibilities, and daily life demands? How would your life be different if you rediscovered those sleeping parts of yourself and breathed them to life again? What if you rediscovered you? Join us as we rediscover those lost parts of ourselves and learn to live wholly and fully as God created us to be. Please RSVP via the Facebook event or to so we can get a good headcount for Mazi.

Benefits of Being a Book Fellow • Discount shopping days at the Cathedral Book Store • Special discount coupons • Advanced notice of lectures, workshops, classes, educational programs or series • Special receptions to meet the speakers and authors • Reserved seating at major events

COFFEE AT CATHEDRAL TOWERS St. Monica’s and the Cathedral Preschool are joining forces for a fun new service event, Coffee at Cathedral Towers, Thursday, February 14, at 9:30 a.m. We will be delivering valentines (from our children, and also collected from the Preschool) to the residents of Cathedral Towers! And, we will bring coffee and breakfast to enjoy in the company of the Towers residents. There are two ways you can help ensure this will be a great event for us and the residents: 1) Have your children bring valentines to church, and place then in the collection box in the Atrium. 2) Bring a breakfast item to share on February 14. Please RSVP via the Facebook Event or to mollydchilders@ so we can get a good headcount for food, and comment if you are able to bring any food items.

Members of the Cathedral Book Store Board of Directors will be in the Atrium on Sundays between services February 10 and 17. Stop by and learn more about Book Fellows or just sign up at!

MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBERS Catherine Astalos, and her children, Jennifer and Jessica, from Alpharetta, Georgia Betty Evans, from Atlanta Garner Lyon, from Mountain Brook, Alabama

MUSIC ORGANIST ADAM COBB TO PERFORM This Sunday, February 10, we welcome organist Adam Cobb as our recitalist at 3:15 p.m. A graduate of Samford University and Florida State University, Cobb serves as choir director/organist at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Tallahassee, Florida, and is a doctoral student under Dr. Ian Quinn at FSU. Cobb’s program will include works by Whitlock, Ireland, and Harwood. Come and listen to this very talented young organist on Sunday!

Adam Cobb, organ (Episcopal Church of the Advent, Tallahassee, Florida) Percy Whitlock, “Toccata” from Plymouth Suite John Ireland, Elegiac Romance Basil Harwood, Sonata No. 1 in C-sharp minor

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. A new AA group has started meeting at the Cathedral, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Room 142. Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, 404-365-1043 or, for more information.

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Ian and Julie Bond • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • LeCretia Burton • Wicke Chambers • J. Franklin Clark • Heather Clark • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty Dukehart • Lynn Alexander Ehrlicher • Randy Farmer • Jimmy Fluker • Betty Hall • William Ham • Jane Hannah  • Caroline Hatcher  • Katie Hughey  • Louise Kan  • Jack Lumanog  • 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 • Clark Shelton • Brian Sturgell • Ruth Swanson • Julie Thompson • Faye Van Winkle • Andy Westafer • Sandy Williamson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Wendy Adelmann • Alex Collins Astrop • Bettina Bass • Lee Dvonch • Velma Elliott • Cheryl • Helen Nixon

Fleming • Joshua West Foster • Carleton Fuller • Peggy Govan • Bobby Hearn • Shirley Helmke • Greg Hentz • Heather Hooper • Dan Howett • Sun Ja Kim • Graham B. Loper • Rosa Lopez • Betty C. Lyons • Pat

Martin • Alan Lewis • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Andy Nelson • Steven Norman • Adrian Lewis-O’Sullivan • Penelope Rose Price • Betty and Bill Poole • Frank Roth • James Sands • Leila Sinclair •

Tina Susco • Woodrow Talley • Hubert Tate, Sr. • Pierson Thames • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Ron M. Wallace • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Jonathan Martin Edwin Sandys

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this Sunday, February 10 12:30 - 2 pm — Gould Room Are you new to the Cathedral? Or new-ish? It can take a while to navigate this beautifully

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complex community. So whether you’ve been here one week or 18 months, please join us February 10 for a lovely brunch with parishioners and staff. We are glad you are here! Contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@, for more information.

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS Adult Confirmation classes will be held in Room 120 during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday School hour beginning on February 24. These classes are open to all, regardless of plans to be confirmed. In the fall, our Living Faith class studied “Falling in Love with the Bible Again.” This will be a continuation of that conversation, but moving to “Falling in Love with the Church Again.” Those wishing to participate in this class in order to be confirmed, reaffirmed, or received should contact Canon Lauren Holder,, and mark your calendars for our April 28 confirmation service.

February 24: The Anglican Way of Christianity March 3: The Sacraments and Sacramental Rites March 10: Marking Time March 17: Basic Beliefs March 24: The Church March 31: A Trinitarian Life April 7: What’s next? April 28: Confirmation

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

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