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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · May 12, 2019

YOUTH SUNDAY SERMONS Last Sunday, May 5, high school seniors Avery Culp and Natalie Spangler preached at the 8:45 a.m. service. A portion of each of their sermons is below; the full text is available at From Natalie Spangler: ... In the first lesson, Acts 9:1-6, Saul, who actively impeded the spread of Christianity, comes to believe in Christ and proclaims the name of the Lord. ... The vulnerability and humility created by Saul’s experience with harrowing prepared him to be directed towards the truth of Christianity by Jesus through Ananias. Once Ananias lays his hands on Saul and speaks truth into him, Saul’s sight is restored, and, “he got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.” Saul chose Jesus, he chose Christianity, the VERY thing he was working to eradicate earlier in the story. Now, how does this affect us? Well, as Jesus told Ananias, “for [Saul] is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel.” I think that this story shows that, in our journey to be better Christians, we must be both vulnerable and humble. A flash of lightning from Heaven and being directly addressed by Jesus are not the only things that can harrow us. The word of the Lord, the beauty of our church services, and the relationships we form with other members of the congregation can all inspire fear and wonder in us. As Christians, we need to be constantly harrowed in order to be constantly realigned towards the truth and goodness of Christ. I hope that we all experience a moment of harrowing today, and that we are all made better because of it. From Avery Culp: ... There have been so many things that are grabbing for my attention this year, I have struggled to turn to Jesus when my life has felt chaotic. When things are not going to plan, I find myself clinging harder to my schedule, I find myself seeking control over God’s will, over God’s peace. And when I do this, when I ignore my relationship with God because I feel I am too busy, I find myself denying God’s place in my life. These denials are unintentional and almost subconscious; it goes against my instincts to trust God over my own ability, to seek faith over predictability in my life. It is in these struggles and denials that I see myself in Peter. But it is also in Peter and in this Gospel that I find hope. In this Gospel, we see Peter, a disciple who jumps into the water with enthusiasm as soon as he hears Christ is on the shore. But earlier, in John 18, we see Peter at his weakest point, denying his relationship to Jesus three times. ... Above all, he is inconsistent, and for that reason he is relatable. Because while I love Jesus, I too easily deny my faith. These denials are far less dramatic than Peter’s, but they are denials nonetheless. But this Gospel and Peter’s story do not end in denial and so I know my story will not end in it either. After Peter and the other disciples have reached the shore, Jesus asks Peter three times, “Do you love me?” In these simple questions, Jesus acknowledges Peter’s mistakes and gives him an opportunity to move on from his weakness and reaffirm their relationship. Each of these questions is followed by a simple request; Jesus asks Peter, “Tend my sheep.” In these commands, Jesus, our good shepherd, challenges and puts his own faith in Peter, even though Peter doesn’t deserve it. Jesus is saying: I believe in you, you have a purpose and a future with me despite your shortcomings.


MAY 12, 2019 · The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 9:36-43 · Psalm 23 · Revelation 7:9-17 · John 10:22-30


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preachers: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: William Mathias, As truly as God is our Father John Tavener, The Lamb


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: William Mathias, As truly as God is our Father John Tavener, The Lamb

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. Dr. Thee Smith Schola: Stephen Carraciolo, Preces and Responses Charles Wood in E flat, No. 2 Benjamin Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb


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 Dorsey DeLong, Junior Warden


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Greg Cole, executive director of Emmaus House, will speak at 10:10 a.m. this Sunday, May 12 in Child Hall. Greg will share with us how they are responding to their evolving community in ways that help residents to benefit from the changes that are coming, and how you too can be involved in closing the opportunity gap faced by those they serve. For 52 years, Emmaus House has served the residents of Peoplestown and surrounding neighborhoods on the south side of Atlanta. Sandwiched between the redevelopment of the Georgia State Stadium area to the north and the Beltline to the south, Peoplestown is witnessing considerable change. Fear of displacement brought on by the rapidly increasing cost of home ownership and apartment rental has created anxiety and uncertainty for many long-term residents.

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

TOUR FOR NEWCOMERS All Newcomers (and newishcomers!) are invited to meet in the Gould Room next Sunday, March 19 at 10:10 a.m. for a tour of the Cathedral grounds with David Rocchio and Canon Lauren Holder. Look for the “Newcomer” table and grab a breakfast treat and cup of coffee to go.

the Rev. Dr. Smith, or 404-365-1093.

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@



Morning Prayer, Mikell Chapel 8:45 a.m., Monday–Saturday

The Dean’s Men’s Bible Study, Room 319 7 a.m., Tuesday

Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel 12:15 p.m., Monday–Friday (Healing service on Friday) Evening Prayer, Mikell Chapel 5:45 p.m., 2nd Thursday Taizé Service, Mikell Chapel 8 p.m., 3rd Monday Centering Prayer, Lanier House 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

Women’s Early Morning Bible Study, Walthour Library 7 a.m., Tuesday The Dean’s Women’s Bible Study, Room 319 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Eat Your Word Bible Study, Room 239 Noon, Wednesday Sons of Thunder, Gould Room 7 a.m., usually 1st Thursday


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The Cathedral Habitat team is building another home on Saturdays through June 8 (skipping Memorial Day weekend). We welcome past builders and new builders. If you have never built, come be part of this exciting ministry. No skills required, just your enthusiasm. We will give you the tools and training that you need to make a contribution. You can sign up to build or join our lunch team in the Atrium on Sundays, online at or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or to get additional information.

The Diocesan Commision on Hispanic Ministry sponsors A Taste of Latin America, an annual dinner celebrating Hispanic culture in and around Atlanta, and it is a real fiesta! If you are inclined to cook, bring a Latin American dish to share. There will be music and dancing, craft items for sale, a raffle, and a silent auction - plus a piñata for the children, of course! This year’s dinner will be on Saturday, June 1, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Child Hall. Reservations and tickets are not required; after dinner, sombreros will be passed for donations to benefit humanitarian projects. Friends and family members of all ages are welcome. Mark your calendar and plan to come! Contact Deacon Juan Sandoval,, for more information.

Gallery Reception and Artist's Talk

McLean Jenkins Traces of Gothic

Wednesday, May 15 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Atrium Presented by the Cathedral Art Committee

SAVE THE DATE! For a Pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Wednesday, August 7 for adults and Saturday, October 19 for youth (including parents, grandparents, and teachers) Watch the Cathedral Times and youth emails for more information soon!

MUSIC ORGANIST LORETO ARAMENDI TO PERFORM This Sunday, May 12, we welcome Spanish organist Loreto Aramendi as our 3:15 p.m. recitalist. Having studied in Spain and France — including the Paris Conservatoire — Ms. Aramendi has performed all over the world. A prizewinner in multiple organ competitions, she currently serves as professor at the Conservatoire in San Sebastian and primary organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Basilique of Santa María del Coro. Her program will include works by Buxtehude and Ligeti, as well as transcriptions of works by Saint-Saëns, Liszt, and Rachmaninov. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this marvelously talented international organist. Loreto Aramendi, organ (Spain) Dietrich Buxtehude, Toccata, BuxWV 156 Franz Liszt, Funérailles (transc. Louis Robilliard) Sergei Rachmaninov, Prelude in C-sharp minor (transc. Louis Vierne) Camille Saint-Saëns, Danse macabre (transc. Louis Robilliard) György Ligeti, Etüde for Organ

YOUTH Sunday

At our Youth Sunday service, 8:45 a.m. on May 5, we celebrated the service and accomplishments of the young people of the Cathedral parish. Thank you to all who served!

ELDER Ministries




AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Thursday, May 16. 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.

The Cathedral is part of an exciting, new initiative to provide weekday adult respite care in our community staffed primarily by volunteers. With other interfaith congregations, we have formed Respite Care Atlanta to offer a safe place for those with early to mid-stage cognitive impairment to interact with others, as well as give caregivers time for self-care. Will you volunteer to help us provide this vital service? Volunteer information sessions are scheduled for May 15 and June 10 from 10-11 a.m. To register, please email Lola Battle at, no later than two days before the scheduled event.


At Week of Wonder this year, we will learn how to be a good neighbor and have compassion for our neighbors close at hand and around the world, through five carefully chosen Bible stories. Join us as we discover neighbors near and far! Week of Wonder is a volunteer-driven Christian formation experience. We rely on parent and community volunteers to keep WOW running, safe, and fun. Adults, please prayerfully consider how you will be a part of the WOW experience this year and volunteer at Week of Wonder runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10-14. The cost is $125 per child. Children must be 3 by September 1, 2018.

INTERMENT OF JOHN AND FRANCES SANDERS THIS SATURDAY The Very Reverend John Clarke Sanders, Sr., and his wife, Frances Jameson Sanders, will be remembered fondly in the Memorial Garden of the Cathedral of St. Philip, on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Dean Sam Candler will preside at a service for the Interment of Ashes. The funeral for John and Frances has already been held, in Ohio; but it was their desire, and that of their sons, that their ashes be interred here at the Cathedral of St. Philip, where John served faithfully as dean from 1986 through 1997. Dean Sam Candler and the Cathedral of St. Philip invite any and all to join us at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the Memorial Garden.

Pastoral CARE PASTORAL CARE IS HERE FOR YOU The Cathedral's pastoral care department is available for you. Please call Janie Harris at 404-365-1034 or email her at jharris@ for any of the following pastoral care needs: • To connect with a clergy person • To add a name to our parish prayer list or private prayer list • To schedule a regular Eucharistic visit • To serve as a volunteer • To make an altar flower donation After-hours and on weekends, please call the Cathedral pastoral care line at 404-365-1034, then press 1 to leave a message for the priest on call.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBERS Bianca Bekkers, from Perry, Georgia

WEDDINGS Austin Nix and Kaleigh Kessler, married April 27, 2019

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Christian Bensah • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • Wicke Chambers • Heather Clark • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty Dukehart • Lee Duncan • Randy Farmer • Rita Fink • William Ham • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Hughey • Louise Kan • Jack Lumanog •

Elaine Lyon • Frank Mathews • Lorri McClain • Carol McDonald • Jim McKenzie • Cecil Miner • Charlie Neal • Marian Palmore • Garry Pryor • Rubye and Wayne Reid • Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Louis "Skip"

Schueddig • Brian Sturgell • Ruth Swanson • Julie Thompson • Faye Van Winkle • Sandy Williamson • Randy Wilson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Eileen Abeyesundere • Alex Collins Astrop • Bettina Bass • Caroline Brewer • Connie Brittain • Amie Beth Clark • Rebecca Colio • Joseph Counahan • Sandra Daniel • Lee Dvonch • Cheryl • Deborah Ellington • Linda Evans • Rosalyn Flanagan • Helen Nixon Fleming • Carleton Fuller • Ann Gressette • Ken and Marcia

Gorton • Peggy Govan • Doyce Gunter • Bobby Hearn • Greg Hentz • Heather Hooper • Paul Jossey • Sun

Ja Kim • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Linus Nickel • Steven Norman • Andi Otey •

Rosemary Palmer • Corinne Perlman • Penelope Rose Price • Bill Poole • Frank Roth • Ernest Sandoval • James Sands • Ken Singleton • Tina Susco • Pierson Thames • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Sandra Wallace • Ron M. Wallace • Jim Webb • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: Joan Dixon Keller • Katharine Alexander Golding • Doreen Engle • Robert Moore • Scotty Morrow

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United THANK OFFERING GIVE THANKS WITH UTO INGATHERING THIS SUNDAY, MAY 12 Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this spring by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering. UTO has been a tradition since 1889 and supports the missions and ministries of the Episcopal Church. Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests. In the last 130 years, UTO has awarded 5,257 grants. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. Here are some ways you and your family can participate: • Pick up a Blue Box in the Atrium and place it in a prominent place in your home. • Every night, think of one thing for which you are truly grateful for that day and then insert some coins or dollars in the Blue Box to express your gratitude. The United Thank Offering invites you to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for your blessings, and make an offering for each blessing. Through UTO, your blessings become blessings for others. Be grateful each day and share your gratitude by putting some coins into your Blue Box, which are available throughout the Cathedral this month.

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