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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · September 1, 2019

WELCOME JULIA MITCHENER! The Rev. George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar You may have seen her around. You may have heard her preach or experienced her celebrate a Eucharist or preside over a funeral. You may have watched her tell the story in a Godly Play classroom; or dance with her children, Sanders and Margaret, at our Shrove Tuesday festivities; or listen to her husband, Jack, play the organ in the Nave. You may have just run into her smile in the hallway and wondered who she was. There is joyfulness in her presence that catches your attention. Well, her name is the Rev. Julia B. Mitchener and we are delighted to announce that you are going to have a chance to get to know her better. Julia has been worshipping with us ever since Jack joined our music staff as Organist and Artist-in-Residence a little more than a year ago. Unwilling to let her light hide under a basket, we have prevailed upon her to take on more official duties from time to time. The time has come to formalize that arrangement. Julia is joining our staff as Priest Associate for Children’s Ministries. As many of you have already witnessed, Julia brings a mature and seasoned vocation of priesthood to us, and an excellent preaching style. She is also interested in assisting with our Godly Play programs. Although she will only be with us part-time, we expect that she will do the other things that priests do at the Cathedral: preach, celebrate, do weekday services, make occasional hospital visitations, and when possible preside over funerals and pastoral offices, too. You might be interested to know that Julia grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and studied at Davidson College, Yale University, and Yale Divinity School. She served as the Priest Associate at Christ Church, Macon, and previously as the Associate Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and as the Associate Rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. You won’t understand our good fortune, though, until you meet her! So, please join me in welcoming Julia Mitchener to the Cathedral as the newest member of our staff.


SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 · The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 17, Year C Jeremiah 2:4-13 · Psalm 81:1, 10-16 · Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 · Luke 14:1, 7-14


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Cathedral Singers: Herbert Howells, Jubilate Deo (Collegium Regale) Craig Phillips, Teach me, my God and King


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Cathedral Singers: Herbert Howells, Jubilate Deo (Collegium Regale) Craig Phillips, Teach me, my God and King

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. Nathan G. Huddleston, Priest Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministries 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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Most regular children’s, youth, and adult Sunday School classes resume Sunday, September 8 at 10:10 a.m.



Child Hall How to Become a Mystic Without Really Trying! This class is led by Canon George Maxwell. This fall, we will be re-reading the creation stories of Genesis through the lens of the Gospels in order to explore the mystery of deification — that is, how through the incarnation we have all been made “other Christs” in the world. As always, you will find those things that we think matter most: a light heart, a broad welcome, and good coffee. We look forward to seeing you there.

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


Room 121 Parents of middle- and high-schoolers meet for fellowship and discussion of topics that youth are exploring in Sunday School, as well as parenting and faith.

Room 120 Join Canon Lauren Holder and Canon Cathy Zappa as we explore what it means to live out our faith through conversation with scripture and tradition, contemporary books, and, most important, one another. All are welcome! We will kick off this fall with a study of the Enneagram, a spiritual personality typing system and helpful resource for spiritual growth.

EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Participants commit one year at a time to meet weekly in seminars led by mentors trained in studying the Bible, church history, and theology, while also developing a wonderful community of members. There is a weekly lesson and study guide, but no tests or papers to prepare. A few spaces are available for an EfM class that begins Tuesday, September 10. The class meets in the Lanier House on Tuesday nights, 7-9:30 p.m. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Rick Tyler, 404-375-6470, or Deirdra Glover, 770-865-2141.

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

COMMUNITY, CONVERSION, AND HOPE Room 239 Canon Carolynne Williams leads this fall series based upon G. Porter Taylor’s book, To Dream as God Dreams: Sermons of Community, Conversion, and Hope.


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 Gospel of Matthew. For more information, please contact Jim Bingham at 404-373-3273 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@



Godly Play, our Sunday School classes for children age 2 through fifth grade, returns next Sunday, September 8, at 10:10 a.m. Helping parents to access age-appropriate ways to participate in and reflect on our liturgical life, our sacred stories, our call to Christian service, our charge to share the Good News, and our shared spiritual life is essential to our ministry with children. Godly Play is at the heart of our Sunday morning classes and the Godly Play philosophy permeates all that we do with children and families at the Cathedral.

Children’s Chapel will take a break this Sunday, September 1, and resume in full next Sunday, September 8. Children’s Chapel takes place during the 8:45 a.m. service as an option for parents and children who are not yet ready to experience the full liturgy together, though children are always welcome in “big” church. Children four years (by September 1, 2019) through fifth grade begin in church with their parents, then follow the children’s acolytes and leaders out at the sequence hymn. Children rejoin their parents at the Offertory. Two- and three-year-olds attend their own chapel service, which begins at 8:45 a.m. To enhance their worship experience, we are looking for guitarists,

piano-players, singers and other musicians to share their gifts! For more information, or to volunteer, email Ciara Castenell at or Jay Perkins at


WORSHIP JOIN THE FLOWER GUILD! The Flower Guild will hold an organzational meeting in the Cathedral Nave on Wednesday, September 4 at 7 p.m. We will review plans for the year and welcome new members. We would love to have more folks join us—men and women with experience or with none at all! And, we welcome anyone who would like to attend the meeting to get more information about what the Flower Guild does. There is no need to RSVP, but if you have questions, contact Grace Foster, gracefoster@

Sixth through eighth graders: join us for middle school Sunday School! This year we will take an in-depth look into the New Testament. Based on the “Colaborate: Bible Study” curriculum by Sparkhouse, we will use activities, videos, and scripture to ask questions such as, “Why do we hold Paul in such high esteem, given his poor track record with Christians?” and “Where did the Bible take place?” We will meet in Room 382 from 10:10–11 a.m. starting Sunday, September 8.

BEING ROOTED AND GROUNDED Ninth through twelfth graders: join us this year in high school Sunday School as we explore what it means to be a part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Being Christian today requires us to be deeply rooted in our own tradition, on the one hand, and grounded in practices that enable us to relate

and collaborate across difference, on the other. We plan to take a deep dive into the history, practices, and controversies of our Anglican communion during the fall semester in order to better prepare ourselves for conversation and discussion about other religions and faiths in the spring. We’re excited to welcome you! We will meet in Room 368 from 10:10–11 a.m. starting Sunday, September 8.



Calling all Cathedral ladies! Please join the Cathedral ECW on Thursday, September 12 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. as we start off our program year with a fun evening of fellowship in the Gould Room. If you’re a woman at the Cathedral, these are your people! If our numbers outgrow that space, we can use Child Hall. Kindly RSVP at by September 8. Contact Meredith Bateman,, with any questions. See y'all there!

Word To Your Mother will meet on Tuesday, September 10, at 7 p.m. in Walthour Library to discuss the book How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith. W2YM is a book group geared toward busy, busy moms, and open to all women. For more information, contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@

THE ROAD BACK TO YOU – AN ENNEAGRAM JOURNEY TO SELF-DISCOVERY Have you ever wondered if you are living your authentic self as God created you to be? The Enneagam is an ancient personality type system used to understand how we are wired, both positively and negatively. In this six-week book club hosted by St. Clare’s Guild, Canon Cathy Zappa and Caroline Wallace will facilitate a Christian approach using The Road Back to You – An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. In discovering one’s true self, we can discern how to use our unique God given gifts for the good of others and the world, develop a greater compassion and understanding for others, and grow in our love for God. The group will meet in the Gould Room from 1–2:30 p.m. on Mondays, September 9 – October 21 (except October 14). All women are welcome! Please RSVP to so we know how many to expect. Purchase the book prior to the first class at the Cathedral Book Store for a 10% discount, either in person or online at

WOMEN’S EARLY MORNING BIBLE STUDY The Women’s Early Morning Bible Study will resume its weekly Tuesday 7 a.m. meetings in Walthour Library on Tuesday, September 3. This group of thoughtful, committed, fun women will take up the Gospel of Luke this fall for a deeper dive into our current lectionary. All women are welcome. Contact Canon Lauren Holder,, for more information.

CAPITOL CITY OPERA AT THE CATHEDRAL St. Veronica’s Guild presents the annual performance of the Capitol City Opera at the Cathedral! This year’s presentation is “Summer of Love: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.” The group will feature music from Hair, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, and more iconic music from the flower-child era. Please join us Tuesday, September 10 in Child Hall for dessert, coffee, and great entertainment. Coffee and desserts will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the performance at 7 p.m. All parishioners and friends are invited to join us. There is no charge but please RSVP by calling the Cathedral at 404-3651000 by Monday, September 9.

ONE DAY CULTURAL COMPETENCE WORKSHOP The Cathedral is hosting a workshop presented by One Small Change, Inc. on Friday, September 20, from 10 a m. – 3 p.m. These one-day Cultural Competence workshops are designed to create dialogue and introduce “foundational” concepts for how one person can make a positive difference. We address topics such as prejudice, implicit and explicit bias, poverty, privilege, the impact of stereotypes, microaggressions, and the role of expectation. We will cover different topics using a variety of media film clips and resources, large and small group activity, and home and pre-work assignments. The One Small Change facilitators emphasize strengths and dialogue, which make this training a positive and effective learning environment. Participants will learn to develop and practice skills that will help them navigate and create sustainable effective change and match their services to the communities in which they serve. There is no charge for this training, but space is limited so register soon: Contact Jeannie Mahood,, with any questions.

MUSIC THE CHOIR OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the British Consulate-General Atlanta

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 7:30 P.M. The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge is one of the most acclaimed adult choirs in the world, and we are delighted to welcome them back to Atlanta following their performances to capacity audiences here in 2012 and 2015. In addition to singing several choral services each week during university term, the choir pursues a vigorous recording and international touring schedule. Trinity College’s choral tradition dates back to the 14th century, and they were recently designated to be one of the top five choirs in the world by Gramophone magazine.


MUSIKGARTEN ALLEGRO CLASSES FOR CHILDREN THROUGH AGE 8 If you want a fun, structured activity for your child that is as educational as it is fun, Allegro is for you! Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain, and fosters physical coordination – all in a group setting that builds community. Using Musikgarten’s revised curricula for infants through second graders, Brenda Pruitt teaches our Allegro classes, which offer children a joyful setting for mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social growth. All classes cost $100 for the first child, $70 for each additional child in the same class, except for Allegro Choir ($75 for all). Three class options for infants and toddlers to age 3: • Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Three class options for ages 3-5: • Monday or Tuesday: 1 – 1:45 p.m. Kindergarten through Grade 2 Allegro Choir: • Wednesday: 4:30–5:30 p.m.


VOLUNTEER Opportunities CATHEDRAL THRIFT HOUSE The Cathedral Thrift House seeks fun-loving and hardworking people to volunteer at the Thrift House. We especially need volunteers who can lift donations out of cars, but all are welcome! Two hours per week would be best, but you can set your own schedule as long as you volunteer at least two hours a month. Mondays-Saturdays, 10-4:30. Salary—priceless. Benefits—infinite! Please call or email Anne Young at 404-3516028 or

FARMERS MARKET Peachtree Road Farmers Market, which takes place Saturdays at the Cathedral, relies on the work of volunteers to assist with setting up market and breaking down the site at the end of the day. We also need volunteers to answer customer questions at the information booth, assist the chef during chef demos, operate our SNAP benefit program, assist with merchandise sales and other tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the communications coordinator at carly@

OUTREACH PRISON MINISTRY TRAINING Join the Cathedral, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, and Covenant Presbyterian Church on September 22 from 4–6 p.m. to learn about the work of Restoration Partners, the prison ministry of these three parishes. Whether you simply want to learn about how our congregations are working together to support Georgia’s incarcerated, you have been working in this ministry for some time, or you want to determine whether this ministry is right for you, we invite you to join us for networking, discussion of the theological basis for, and training in the practical aspects of prison ministry. We’ll examine our current programs and imagine the possibilities for future collaboration and support among our churches. Bring your questions, reflections, and ideas to the meeting in Heritage Hall at Peachtree Road UMC. Please RSVP by September 16 to Contact Nicole Lambelet, seminarian@, with any questions.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS BIRTH Wesley Ruth Alexander, daughter of Liz and David Alexander, born August 17, 2019.

NEW MEMBERS Jimmy and Kell Owen, and their children John and Joe, from Marietta, Georgia

WEDDING Ewalola Ijaduola and Olufemi Aina, married August 17, 2019

DEATHS Barbara Collier Condrey, died August 12, 2019 Ralph Neil Jones, Jr., husband of Hazel Jones, died July 4, 2019

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Christian Bensah • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Gary Bodner • 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 • Elaine Lyon • Frank Mathews • Lorri McClain • Carol McDonald • Jim McKenzie • Glenn

Miller • Cecil Miner • Royce Mitchell • Susan Myers • 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 • Karyn Bacon • Daniel Baker • Bettina Bass • Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd • Caroline Brewer • Connie Brittain • Joe Bumbak • Sheila Cauthen • Andrew Clark • Lisa Cooper • Joseph Counahan • Sandra Daniel • Annelly Deets • Aurelia Dunnam • Cheryl • Deborah Ellington • Carleton Fuller • Laura Gardner • Ann Gressette • Peggy Govan • Greg Hentz • Hannah Bowen Jones • Charlie Jones and Family • Sun Ja Kim • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Reynolds McClatchey • Michael McClelland • Desi McGinty • George Mori • Donna Norman • Steven Norman • Andi Otey • Penelope Rose Price • Bill Poole • Frank Roth • James Sands • Beverly Schellhase • Karl Schaffenburg • Daniel Ladson Shwab • Leila Sinclair • Donna Steigerwald • Tina Susco • Pierson Thames • Jeffrey Thomas • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Mark Walker • Ron M. Wallace • Jim Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Barbara Condrey • Ralph Neil Jones, Jr. • Rich Pocalyko



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