The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · July 7, 2019
STORIES AND THE GOSPEL OF LUKE By the Rev. Cathy Zappa Canon for Education and Worship In our Sunday liturgies this summer, we are making our way through the Gospel of Luke. That is because we follow a lectionary (the Revised Common Lectionary, to be precise), which takes us through much of the Bible over the course of three years. We hear from Matthew in Year A, Mark in Year B, and Luke in Year C. John is sprinkled throughout, especially during the season of Easter. So here we are, deep into Luke, which is one of my favorite gospels. Without the Gospel of Luke, we wouldn’t have the Magnificat or Nunc Dimittis that we hear at Evensong during the program year. Nor would we have the Christmas pageant as we know it, or any record of Jesus’ teenage years or his visit to Mary and Martha, or some of his most famous parables: the parable of the prodigal son, or the good Samaritan, or the rich man and Lazarus. Luke’s Gospel is known and beloved also for its attention to the role and voice of women, its concern for the poor and oppressed, its emphasis on the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and its hope for salvation for all people. Luke the evangelist takes all these themes and vignettes and weaves them together into what he calls “an orderly account, for you, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed.” Of course, the mission-dollar question is, what is that truth? Who is Jesus in Luke’s Gospel? Is he a teacher, healer, or prophet? A champion of women or the poor, Jews or Gentiles? Is he the Son of God, or a human being? Luke’s answer is, “Yes! Let me tell you a story.” He is writing to early Christians, who are still figuring out what it means to be Christian and finding themselves at odds with the Roman Empire, with the synagogue down the street, and even with one another. Arguments are erupting about who Jesus is. Communities are dividing over who has the truth and who doesn’t. Over who is in, and who is out. But Luke doesn’t try to settle the matter once-and-for-all, with a bumper-sticker proclamation that leaves no room for discussion or objection. No, he tells a story! Just think about the power of a story, particularly in times of conflict. We can argue about issues or opinions all day long, but stories help us see the individuals and communities behind an issue, and allow us to enter into their experience. Stories help us imagine different perspectives and new possibilities for all of us. In the shared vulnerability of sharing stories, we can create a sacred space where understanding and healing may begin. Indeed, I wonder how some of the conflicts of our own time—how some of our own broken relationships and theological and political divisions—might be transformed, if we spent less time fighting over positions and jockeying for moral high ground, and more time sharing our stories: sharing the experiences and hopes and fears underneath our opinions, and listening for the stories of others, especially those with whom we disagree. Stories are important. What is your story, and who needs to hear it? And whose story do you need to hear?
JULY 7, 2019 · The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year C 2 Kings 5:1-14 · Psalm 30 · Galatians 6:1-16 · Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval Cathedral Choir (Cantoris): David Hurd, Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes Harold Friedell, Draw us in the Spirit’s tether
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Cathedral Choir (Cantoris): David Hurd, Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes Harold Friedell, Draw us in the Spirit’s tether
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 • Suzy Cohen • 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 • Tommy Ripley • Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Louis "Skip" Schueddig • Brian Sturgell • 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 • Joe Bumbak • Joseph Counahan • Sandra Daniel • Annelly Deets • Aurelia Dunnam • Cheryl • Deborah Ellington • Rosalyn Flanagan • Helen Nixon Fleming • Carleton Fuller • Laura Gardner • Ann Gressette • Peggy Govan • Bobby Hearn • Greg Hentz • Charlie Jones and Family • Sun Ja Kim • Ingrid Liepz • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Reynolds McClatchey • Desi McGinty • George Mori • Homer Stewart Mullins • Steven Norman • Andi Otey • Peter Michael Payne • Penelope Rose Price • Bill Poole • Frank Roth • James Sands • Karl Schaffenburg • Daniel Ladson Shwab • Leila Sinclair • Ken Singleton • Donna Steigerwald • Tina Susco • Pierson Thames • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Ron M. Wallace • Jim Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Brian Carnevale
EDUCATION TREATING SACRED VIOLENCE: INTERFAITH AND HUMANIST RESOURCES FOR PEACEABLE RELIGIONS
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY
Join the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith in Child Hall at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, for this third and final session in the series. Our most humane religious and secular traditions offer promising resources for fostering nonviolence. However, none has demonstrated enough proficiency to protect its adherents from practicing violence as saving or redemptive. Thus a more comprehensive strategy is called for: How do we make available to all traditions of goodwill additional aids, available from neighboring sources, to supplement each tradition’s own ideals, genius and best wisdom?
SPIRITUALITY "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. If you are interested, contact Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org or 404365-1031, for more complete information.
Room 122, led by Gordon Mathis and Jim Bingham Room 356 (1:15–2:45 p.m.), led by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
MUSIC IS THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR FOR YOU? Do you know someone who might enjoy singing in the Cathedral Choir? Perhaps you yourself ? Contrary to the myth that our choirs consist solely of paid professionals, nearly 80 percent of our Cathedral Choir members are committed volunteers. If you have some ability to read music, a good sense of pitch, are able to commit to faithful attendance at rehearsals and services, and have an interest in singing in the specialized kind of choral ensemble that ours are – or someone you know matches this description – please contact the music office 404-365-1050 or music@cathedralATL.org to set up an audition. Everyone should sing in church, of course, but happily some people are called to this special music ministry. Make an appointment now, and together we can discern whether Cathedral Choir is right for you!
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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BLOOD DRIVE Thursday, July 18 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Child Hall No reservation needed. Help save a life!
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MUSIC THE 32 BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS
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 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.” 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
In celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday next year, pianist (and Cathedral coordinator for music) Timothy Gunter will perform all 32 piano sonatas in a series of eight recitals this summer and next. The piano sonatas of Beethoven have been regarded for more than a century as one of the hallmarks of the piano repertoire. The old saying among pianists for generations has been that if you can play all of the Beethoven piano sonatas, you should be able to play anything. The performance dates this summer will be: Friday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at 2 p.m. There is no admission fee, although any donations will be gratefully accepted and applied to the Cathedral Choir’s 2021 pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and Winchester Cathedral.
SOMETIMES DREAMS DO COME TRUE! Your favorite little book store is having its first ever book sale in the Cathedral Atrium. The Cathedral Book Store is marking down prices on select books of every type: cookbooks, fiction, Bible studies, poetry, meditation, and more. Stop by our tables in the Atrium between services on Sundays, July 14 and July 21. You won’t want to miss these deals!
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