The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · May 19, 2019
FROM JAMES WILLIAMS: STAND OUT OF OUR LIGHT By the Very Rev. Sam Candler Dean of the Cathedral Do you get distracted too easily? I know I do. And, most of the time, I am not even aware that I am being distracted. I set out to perform a task; and, before I know it, I have turned to some other errand that has presented itself. Or, when I am responding to email, or when reading, some other message pops up on my screen; and I am Alice in Wonderland chasing a rabbit down a hole. Our capacity for distraction, and our inability to give attention to things that matter, are part of what James Williams discusses in a concise and penetrating book, called, Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy. Maybe you have plans, this summer, for vacation reading, time when you look forward to not being distracted. If you are looking for good reading, let this book be on your recommendation list! The book’s title refers to the famous response of the philosopher, Diogenes, who lived a crude and crusty life on the streets. When Alexander the Great sought him out, and asked if Diogenes needed anything, Diogenes responded roughly, “Stand Out of My Light!” Here is how James Williams begins his examination: At the dawn of the twenty-first century, a new set of wondrous, designed forces – our information and communication technologies – has transformed human life. Our moment-to-moment experiences, our interactions with one another, the styles of our thoughts and the habits of our days now take their shapes, in large part, from the operation of these new inventions. Their inner workings are, for many of us, sufficiently obscure that they seem indistinguishable from magic; we are happy to be astonished by their novelty and power. And with our admiration comes a trust; that these inventions are, as their creators claim, built to follow our guiding lights, to help us navigate our lives in the ways we want them to go. We trust these wondrous inventions to be on our side. …Of course, in many ways they have fulfilled our needs and wishes, and in many ways they have been on our side. They have profoundly enhanced our ability to inform ourselves, to communicate with one another, and to understand our world. Today, with a thin plastic slab the size of my hand, I can chat with my family in Seattle, instantly read any Shakespeare play, or fire off a message to my elected representatives, regardless of where in the world I am. And yet, as these new powers have become ever more central to our thought and action, we’ve begun to realize that they, like Alexander to Diogenes, have also been standing in our light, in a sense – and in one light in particular: a light so precious and central to human flourishing that without it all their other benefits may do us little good. That light is the light of our attention. Something deep and potentially irreversible seems to be happening to human attention in the age of information. Responding to it well may be the biggest moral and political challenge of our time. My purpose here is to tell you why I think so – and to ask for your help in keeping this light lit. ( James Williams, Stand Out of Our Light, page 3). James Williams is on to something. I would say it like this: Something in our nature is choosing, over and over again, to give our attention away. As we lose our ability to give attention to what is truly life-giving, we may be giving away our souls.
MAY 19, 2019 · The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 11:1-18 · Psalm 148 · Revelation 21:1-6 · John 13:31-35
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preachers: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Staff Singers: Edgar Bainton, And I saw a new heaven Thomas Tallis, A new commandment give I unto you
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Schola: Edgar Bainton, And I saw a new heaven Thomas Tallis, A new commandment give I unto you
11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval
4 P.M. CHORAL EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant and Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mass in G minor C. Hubert H. Parry, Blest pair of Sirens
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 Dorsey DeLong, Junior Warden
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Adult EDUCATION OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SCHOOL
OUR TRUE SELVES
Child Hall The Book of Tobit: Three Lessons For the 21st Century.
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
Dr. Jennifer Priestley will be sharing lessons from the Book of Tobit that are relevant to 21st century life. The talk will cover themes related to family, children, temporary periods of despair, and the finality of redemption. As always, you’ll find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee!
the Rev. Dr. Smith, tsmith@cathedralATL.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIBLICAL GREEK TOUR FOR NEWCOMERS All Newcomers (and newishcomers!) are invited to meet in the Gould Room this Sunday, May 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.
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.
Throughout the WEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
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
SERVE WITH THE HABITAT TEAM
TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA
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 stphilip.atlantahabitat.volunteerhub.com or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or email@example.com 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, jsandoval@cathedralATL.org, for more information.
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! museumandmemorial.eji.org
MUSIC DUO ORGANISTS RAYMOND AND ELIZABETH CHENAULT TO PERFORM SUNDAY This Sunday, May 19, we welcome organists Ray and Beth Chenault as our final 3:15 p.m. recitalists for this season. Having served until last year as organists and choirmasters of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta for 43 years, the Chenaults have concertized all over Europe and the U.S. They will be performing four of the more than sixty organ duets they have commissioned during their careers, including works by Charles Callahan, Arthur Wills, Richard Shephard, and John Rutter. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this incredibly talented organ duo!
CHORAL EUCHARIST SUNDAY AT 4 P.M. In lieu of our weekly service of Choral Evensong, the Cathedral will feature a Choral Eucharist this Sunday at 4 p.m. Sung by the Cathedral Choir, music for the service will include Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Mass in G minor, along with C.H.H. Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens. Come and worship in our marvelous sacred space with some great 20th century sacred music this Sunday afternoon. This will be the Cathedral’s final 4 o’clock service for this season. Sunday afternoon recitals and services will resume on September 8.
Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault, duo-organ (Organists and Choirmasters Emeriti; All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta) Charles Callahan, Evensong Arthur Wills, Toccata for Two Richard Shephard, Eclogue John Rutter, Variations on an Easter Theme
SUMMER MUSIKGARTEN/ALLEGRO MUSIC CLASSES Looking for fun family activities this summer? Join one of our Allegro music classes. Using a unique Musikgarten curriculum designed for families with children of mixed ages, “All Together Now” addresses early childhood developmental processes through music and movement activities. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain, and fosters physical coordination - all in a group setting that builds community. It’s a truly holistic experience, and it’s great fun, too! Who: Open to children from birth through age 5. Older siblings welcome to attend as guests. Caregiver attends with the child/ children up to age 3.
When: Classes begin May 28. • Tuesdays, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Wednesdays, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Thursdays, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Visit a class in the first two weeks for free! Classes won’t meet during Week of Wonder VBS, June 10–14. Cost: $100 for first child, $70 for each additional child (scholarship options available) Teacher: Brenda Pruitt, MM – Licensed Musikgarten Instructor, Music Therapist Enroll online or contact Music Department Coordinator Tim Gunter at tgunter@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1050. Contact Brenda Pruitt at bpruitt@cathedralATL.org or 404-788-0960 if you have questions about the curriculum. Pay online by credit card or bring check/cash to first class, payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip.
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 cathedralATL.org/weekofwonder. 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.
RESPITE CARE Atlanta
MAY 20 LABYRINTH WALK AND TAIZÉ
RESPITE CARE ATLANTA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Get your week off to a peaceful start with a labyrinth walk and Taizé service this Monday, May 20. A labyrinth introduction will take place on the outdoor labyrinth, near the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a facilitated walk from 7-8 p.m. (In case of rain, we will be on the indoor labyrinth in Child Hall.) Then, 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 at the Cathedral. Come to one, or both – and bring a friend!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than two days before the scheduled event.
"BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LIVES OF THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE IS A PRIVILEGE. AS A GREETER, I GET TO SEE THE MEMBERS’ EXCITEMENT AS THEY ARRIVE. ... TO BE PART OF SOMETHING THAT IS BOTH JOYFUL AND HELPFUL IS VERY FULFILLING." —Andrew Abernathy, volunteer
Pastoral CARE PASTORAL CARE IS HERE FOR YOU MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBER Pat Russell, from Atlanta
RETURNING MEMBER Susan Myers, from Atlanta
The Cathedral's pastoral care department is available for you. Please call Janie Harris at 404-365-1034 or email her at jharris@ cathedralATL.org 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.
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 • Joseph Counahan • Sandra Daniel • Annelly Deets • 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 • Patricia Hentz • Greg Hentz • Heather Hooper • Paul Jossey • Sun Ja Kim • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Linus Nickel • Steven Norman •
Andi Otey • Rosemary Palmer • 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 • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: William Ricard Hendry • Scotty Morrow • John Ulmer
POSTMASTER: Dated Material. Please deliver by May 18, 2019
MEMORIAL DAY PRAYERS If you have a loved one you would like to include in the Prayers of the People on Memorial Day Weekend, please send the name to Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@cathedralATL.org.
Last Sunday, May 12, the Cathedral Antiques Show presented its 2019 beneficiary, Wilderness Works, with a check for the proceeds of the show: $226,500. Wilderness Works has served Atlantaâ€™s chronically homeless, impoverished, and extremely vulnerable children for over 20 years. They provide year-round enrichment, experiential education, and character development through city camps, summer nature camps, and outdoor living field camps in our National Parks. Wilderness Works teaches self-worth through self-sufficiency gained during discovery experiences at these camps.
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Pictured here are 2019 Antiques Show co-chair Jenny McClure and chair Elspeth
Wilcoxon, Dean Sam Candler, and Quan Contreras and Bill Mickler of Wilderness Works. Photo courtesy Everett Catts/Neighbor Newspapers.
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