The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · June 16, 2019
A FRESH FUTURE SHAPED BY LOVE, NOT FEAR By the Rev. Carolynne Williams Canon Associate for Pastoral and Elder Care What is your image for experiencing the love of God, the Christ? Do you have an image? Is God in your life truth; does your image contain and allow a presence within you that is unmistakable and true? Jesus clearly promises his presence and the presence of the spirit to those who keep his commandments, to love and serve one another. My image of truth, through the Son of God, represents a presence within me that allows and encourages me to move forward when I become discouraged. It is an image that I walk with and reach out for when I am feeling alone and I just want to check in and re-plug into that place of peace and love that is always there for me. That touchstone always takes me to a level of peace, love, patience, and understanding, where I realize that I cannot do anything without the connection to the love of Christ for me and for you and all of humanity, even when we are not aware. Do you believe in the presence of the Holy Spirit? How do you know that the presence of God is within you? What do you do, personally, when circumstances prevail and persist and pull at the very fabric of your beliefs? Has your faith ever been shaken? I am not speaking of any circumstance that you are directly responsible for because of your will against God's will. I am speaking of life's events, events that capture the attention of humanity one way or another. Your image of God and how God is in your life is important. Being an active participant within humanity, being enabled by the Holy Spirit to be who you are, draws and calls for authentic living. When we live authentically, God can and does work with us and through us. Also the Holy Spirit allows for me to be who I am. All of us being created in the image of God says that we individually are enough. We as a community are connected by the presence of the Holy One - God in our lives. God in community. The bottom line of all that is happening in this complex world is this: We are not in this world alone, and yet we have a responsibility as one human being to another to be vigilant, be awake, and continue our involvement in community. The utmost action is to pray. Pray within community, pray within oneself, pray into eternity, because the Spirit will and does intercede. The Reverend Dr. JoAnna Adams said, “The function of the spirit is not now and never has been to give us what we want or to whisk us away from this wretched, wretched world; it is to fit us for life and witness in this world, for which the Son of God lived and died.” A spirit of love makes a tremendous difference in our lives. If you don't know it try it sometime. Even when you are not in the frame of love to care or to acquiesce. Try moving to a place of gratitude. That works wonders especially when it is difficult to love. Paul has said to us that the love of the one true God cuts across the dark intervals of meaning, reaches into the depths of human despair, embraces those who live in the shadow of death or the over bright light of present life. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Absolutely nothing!
JUNE 16, 2019 · Trinity Sunday, Year C
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 · Psalm 8 · Romans 5:1-5 · John 16:12-15
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Julia Mitchener Cathedral Choir (Decani): Larry King, Canticle of Praise Maurice Duruflé, Tantum ergo sacramentum
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Preachers: The Rev. Julia Mitchener Cathedral Choir (Decani): Larry King, Canticle of Praise Maurice Duruflé, Tantum ergo sacramentum
11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval
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 • Bernice Burton • 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 • Tommy Ripley • 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 • Spencer Corrigan • 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 and Family • Paul Jossey • Sun Ja Kim • Wanda Lewis • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • George Mori • Homer Stewart Mullins • Linus Nickel • Steven Norman • Andi Otey • Rosemary Palmer • Peter Michael Payne • Penelope Rose Price • Bill Poole • Grant Rhame • 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
EDUCATION COMING OUT CHRISTIAN Canon Lauren Holder and guest speaker the Rev. Kim Jackson will share their stories about coming out in the Church, this Sunday, June 16, at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall. The Rev. Kim Jackson is an out and proud Episcopal priest and community activist. Canon Holder is the daughter of a gay dad—something she discovered as an adult. Both women share publicly about their faith and families with gratitude.
OUR TRUE SELVES Room 240, led by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY Room 122, led by Gordon Mathis and Jim Bingham
BIBLICAL GREEK Room 356 (1:15–2:45 p.m.), led by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
Join us as we hang up our cassocks and let our hair down to show a side of ourselves you will never see on Sunday morning! The musical feast will be augmented by desserts and beverages for your enjoyment, and a silent auction with treasures from the vaults of some of our generous parishioners. Tickets are available at cathedralATL.org/uncorked and from the Cathedral Book Store. (Note date, not June 22 as previously published.)
MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBERS Michelle McDaniel, from Lawrenceville, Georgia Jeff Chancellor and Cameron England, from Atlanta Christopher Howard, from Atlanta
ACTIVE AGAIN MEMBER All are invited to the Cloister Garden Sundays at 10:10 a.m. for lemonade, cookies, and a chance to catch up with old friends or meet new ones.
Penny Mauterer, from Tallahassee, Florida
WEDDINGS Sallie McSwain and Nick Stinnett, married May 18, 2019
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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SPIRITUALITY JUNE 17 LABYRINTH WALK AND TAIZÉ Get your week off to a peaceful start with a labyrinth
walk and Taizé this Monday, June 17. A labyrinth introduction will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a facilitated walk from 7-8 p.m. Weather permitting, we’ll be on the outdoor labyrinth in front of the Lanier House (otherwise, in Child Hall). 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 at the Cathedral. Come to one, or both – and bring a friend!
"WOMEN OF THE BIBLE" PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL IN 2020 (FOR MEN AND WOMEN) 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. 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, jmahood@ cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031, for more complete information.
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)
MORE INFORMATION AT CATHEDRALATL.ORG/MONTGOMERY
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