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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · June 2, 2019

THE CATHEDRAL AT KANUGA! Over 120 Cathedral parishioners and friends spent Memorial Day weekend at Kanuga. We walked and talked, prayed and played in the natural splendor of the North Carolina mountains.


JUNE 2, 2019 · The Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C

Acts 16:16-34 · Psalm 97 · Revelation 22:12-14,16-17, 20-21 · John 17:20-26


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Preachers: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Cathedral Choir (Sopranos and Altos): Kenneth Leighton, “God is ascended” from An Easter Sequence Alan Ridout, Prevent us, O Lord


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Preachers: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Cathedral Choir (Sopranos and Altos): Kenneth Leighton, “God is ascended” from An Easter Sequence Alan Ridout, Prevent us, O Lord

11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval


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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Have you ever wondered how a pipe works, and how our organists use five keyboards (one of which they play with their feet!), and all those buttons and knobs to make the 5130 pipes in our historic Aeolian-Skinner organ come to life? Did you know that, right up until the Industrial Revolution, the pipe organ was the most complicated machine known to humankind? On Sunday, June 2, at 10:10 a.m., adults and parishioners of all ages are invited to the Nave for an organ demonstration with Dr. Jack Mitchener, our organist and artist-in-residence.

Join other Cathedral parishioners and pilgrims from around the world for a spiritual retreat with St. George’s College in Israel. We will be participating in a ten-day study pilgrimage called “Women of the Bible,” which offers a reflective spiritual experience for women and men who wish to focus on often overlooked perspectives in the Bible. The program is based in two venues: St. George’s College in Jerusalem and in a guest house in Galilee. In addition to the study pilgrimage, our Cathedral group will have extra days at the beginning and the end of the pilgrimage to explore this holy region on our own. The travel dates are May 31-June 14, 2020. The estimated cost is $5000, though we are still in the beginning stages of pricing group airfares and ground transportation. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to sign up. Space is limited! If you are interested, contact Jeannie Mahood, or 404-365-1031, or Cathy Zappa, or 404-365-1043, for more complete information.

OUR TRUE SELVES 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.

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 summer, we are beginning our study of Matthew. For more information, please contact Jim Bingham at 404-373-3273 or

BIBLICAL GREEK Room 356 Biblical Greek translation 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@


As Episcopalians, we have promised in our Baptismal Covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” and to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” In an effort to better understand our country’s troubled history and its impact on all of us, you are invited to participate in any and all of these summer opportunities for learning, and open and safe conversations.

BOOK DISCUSSION OF JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION BY BRYAN STEVENSON Sunday, June 30, 4-6 p.m., Walthour Library “A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.”

BOOK DISCUSSION OF THE CROSS AND THE LYNCHING TREE BY JAMES H. CONE Thursday, July 25, 5-7 p.m., Walthour Library “An exploration of these emotionally charged symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.” Both discussions will be led by Canon Cathy Zappa and the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE, AND THE LEGACY MUSEUM Wednesday, August 7, 8 a.m. until approximately 8 p.m. Montgomery, Alabama Cost: $20 (includes lunch)


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 June 10, July 17, August 14, and September 23 from 10-11 a.m. at SecondPonce de Leon Baptist Church. To register, please email Lola Battle at, no later than two days before the scheduled event.

DONATE TOILETRIES FOR LOCAL MINISTRIES Summer is coming with travel and shopping, so please remember to collect both travel and standard size containers of personal care items. St. Veronica's Guild will pack these items for use by Emmaus House, Holy Comforter's Friendship House, Church of the Common Ground and Crossroads Ministry. Recipients will benefit from your contribution of things you may take for granted each morning. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, and soap are so necessary to preserving human dignity. St. Veronica also collects combs, razors,diapers, feminine hygiene products, white socks, and lotion. Please support the work of these local ministries by contributing unopened, travel or regular size personal care items. You may leave your donations at the Information Desk. For more information, please contact Lucy Perry,, or Judy Bodner, 404-814-1468.

YOUTH Ministries THANK YOU, MAGGIE! Maggie Paul has served the Cathedral of St. Philip faithfully for the last four years, one as a Youth Ministry intern, and three as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. She has been a caring pastor to our youth and their families, while building up a community and programming that will continue to welcome and nurture them in faith. As Maggie leaves us at the end of June to begin this next chapter of her life and ministry, we give thanks for the good work she has done here and send her on with our blessing!

My Wonderful Cathedral Family, The Cathedral is a special and holy space. This community greets everyone who enters this space with warm hospitality, and the grace with which it responds to the surrounding community and each other is only part of its excellence. The Cathedral communicates God’s love with the greatest optimism of the risen Christ and has taken initiative in times of uncertainty and of great joy in this community and the world. The Cathedral is and continues to be a “house of prayer for all people.” During my four years here, we have shared many laughs, some tears, and an abundance of love. We have played together, prayed together, and broken bread together. Clergy, staff, and parishioners alike have truly instilled in me the importance of grace, excellence, and hospitality, and I have strived to live these out in my own work here and will bring them with me wherever I go. As people grow, the Holy Spirit calls them in different ways, and that is why I am writing you all today. I have accepted a call to serve at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC where I will be a member of their Children, Family, and Youth Team as the Assistant Director for Youth and Family Ministry. I am excited for this opportunity, but I am grateful for the time that I have shared with this community of faith. I know that I am going to miss you all very much.

The Rev. Cathy Zappa Canon for Education and Worship

Peace and blessings, Maggie

EDUCATION LEARN SPANISH AT THE CATHEDRAL This summer, we are working with our partner LaAmistad to offer a ten-session Spanish class for adults. Taught by a professional Spanish teacher and native bilingual speaker, the course uses a hybrid approach, with the Warren Hardy method, to have you speaking after ten weeks. The cost for the ten sessions is $200, plus $29.95 for books.

The classes will be Wednesdays, 5 – 6:30 p.m., from June 12 – August 21. (There is no meeting on July 3.) For more information, contact Canon Cathy Zappa. To register or to learn more about LaAmistad’s classes, go to https://www. Philip.

More From KANUGA

MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBERS Michelle McDaniel, from Lawrenceville, Georgia Jeff Chancellor and Cameron England, from Atlanta Christopher Howard, from Atlanta

ACTIVE AGAIN MEMBER Penny Mauterer, from Tallahassee, Florida

WEDDINGS Sallie McSwain and Nick Stinnett, married May 18, 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  • Kay McPherson  • 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 • Bobby Hearn • Patricia Hentz • Greg Hentz • Heather Hooper • Charlie Jones • Paul Jossey • Sun Ja Kim • Wanda Lewis • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Homer Stewart Mullins • Linus Nickel • Steven Norman • Andi Otey • Rosemary Palmer • Penelope Rose Price • Bill Poole •

Frank Roth • Ernest Sandoval • James Sands • Karl Schaffenburg • Grant Sharrow • 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: Frank Allan • Will Cordes • Tyler Brown • Richard Sorenson, Sr. • Doyce Gunter

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Children's MUSIC SUMMER MUSIC CLASSES Looking for fun family activities this summer? Join one of our Allegro music classes taught by Brenda Pruitt. 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!

All are invited to the Lanier House Lawn Sundays at 10:10 a.m. for lemonade, cookies, and a chance to catch up with old friends or meet new ones.

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. Visit a class in the first two weeks for free! • Tuesdays, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Wednesdays, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Thursdays, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. 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)

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!

Enroll online at Contact Brenda Pruitt, or 404-7880960, if you have any questions.

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.

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