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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · October 27, 2019

Homeless requiem The 31st Annual

at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Friday, November 1 The Cathedral has a long tradition of outreach, discipleship, and caring for others in our Atlanta community— particularly those in need. Please join us in fellowship and support at our 31st annual Homeless Requiem on Friday, November 1. We know that you will find this special service to be both moving and transformational. To support the Homeless Requiem, please consider: •

Volunteering to welcome and serve dinner to our guests—the many homeless men, women, and children of Atlanta. Please sign up at

Making a donation to help fund this event and other Cathedral outreach ministries. Go to to contribute.

5 p.m. Dinner for our guests in Child Hall

6:15 p.m. Choral Prelude by Voices of Hope 7 p.m. Homeless Requiem service

AGENCIES OFFERING SERVICES IN THE ATRIUM: Providing a foot care clinic, health clinic, and other support services throughout the evening. Buckhead Christian Ministry • Church of the Common Ground • Crossroads Community Ministries • First Step Staffing • Georgia Justice Project • Mercy Care • Project Community Connections


OCTOBER 27, 2019 · The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 25, Year C Joel 2:23-32 · Psalm 65 · 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 · Luke 18:9-14


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Nate Huddleston

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Singers: Paul Halley, Bring us, O Lord God Richard Farrant, Call to remembrance, O Lord


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Nate Huddleston

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Paul Halley, Bring us, O Lord God Richard Farrant, Call to remembrance, O Lord


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder

4 P.M. CHORAL EVENSONG, CATHEDRAL THE FEAST OF ST. SIMON AND ST. JUDE Officiant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Right Rev. Robert Wright Cathedral Schola: Paul Halley, Preces and Responses Alec Roth, Hatfield Service Paul Halley, Bring us, O Lord God Richard Lloyd, The Windows


Most regular children’s, youth, and adult Sunday School classes meet at 10:10 a.m.



Child Hall From Contemplation to Compassionate Social Action: The Creative Encounter of Howard Thurman This Sunday, October 27, Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown will teach the 10:10 a.m. class in Child Hall, following the Spirituality Conference, which she is leading on Saturday. Dr. Brown, the Ayşe I. Carden Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College, is a spiritual director/companion, writer, retreat leader, and speaker. She earned her B.A. from UC Santa Cruz and Ph.D. from Harvard University. A graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual

Room 120 Join Canon Lauren Holder and Canon Cathy Zappa as they spend the fall studying the Enneagram, a spiritual personality typing system and helpful resource for spiritual growth.

Formation, Dr. Brown promotes contemplative spirituality, the living wisdom of Howard Thurman, and uncovering the peace and joy in one’s heart on her website,, and other social media platforms. As a mystic, theologian, and spiritual adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Howard Thurman possessed the uncanny and prophetic ability to connect transformative silence with sacred activism. Dr. Brown will give a brief examination of how Thurman’s contemplative roots were affirmed and strengthened through his 1935 pilgrimage to India and meeting with Mahatma Gandhi, which reveals his quiet role in changing the course of American history. Canon George Maxwell will resume the Contemplating Christ series in Old Fashioned Sunday School next Sunday, November 3.

WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR STUDENTS ARE LEARNING IN SUNDAY SCHOOL? Room 121 Join Jeff Cunningham, Kathy Loomis, Michelle Perkins, and Scott Russell as they follow along with lessons of the students in Sunday School and apply them to the family context. All parents are welcome!

TO DREAM AS GOD DREAMS Room 239 “We try to build community out of common interests, but when those interests change we find ourselves alone again. Now let’s get real here. Take a moment and think of the people who drive you up the wall. Think of the people that represent all that you cannot stand in the world. Think of the people who are everything you are not. The streets of the heavenly city are filled with them. ” Canon Carolynne Williams leads this class.

SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY Room 122 Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis lead an ongoing small group Bible Study focusing on the Gospel of Matthew.


The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler, Dean Dale Adelmann, Ph.D., Canon for Music The Rev. Lauren R. Holder, Canon for Community and Education The Rev. George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Rev. Catherine Zappa, Canon for Pastoral Care 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. Julia B. Mitchener, Priest Associate for Children’s 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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SPIRITUALITY 2019 SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE WITH LERITA COLEMAN BROWN, PH.D. From Contemplation to Compassionate Social Action:The Creative Encounter of Howard Thurman Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. What does it mean to be a freed human spirit? Join us for a day journeying through the life and writings of Howard Thurman and dipping into his contemplative practices. We will explore how this mystic and theologian emerged from Baptist beginnings to become a model and teacher of sacred activism. An examination of how his contemplative roots were affirmed and strengthened, and his 1935 pilgrimage to India and meeting with Mahatma Gandhi reveal his quiet role in changing the course of American history.


OUTREACH In preparation for the Homeless Requiem, Emma’s Closet is currently collecting coats and shoes for adults and children. We will distribute them to our guests on November 1. Check out the Cathedral Thrift House for gently used options. Donations can be dropped off at the Information Desk. For more information, contact Lisa McNamara,

MUSIC ALAN LEWIS TO PERFORM This Sunday, October 27, we welcome organist Alan Lewis as our recitalist at 3:15 p.m. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the University of California at Berkeley, Alan currently serves as Director of Music at Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A multiple-time performer on the Cathedral’s recital series, Alan’s program will consist of music from J.S. Bach’s Clavierübung, Part III (the “German Organ Mass”). Come and hear this marvelously talented organist play some of Bach’s greatest music for the instrument.

Adult EDUCATION ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS Our fall confirmation class is underway, but it’s not too late to join! This class is for adults who want to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church and for those who are new to the Episcopal Church or to the Cathedral and would like to learn more. We will be meeting on Wednesdays, October 23 – November 20, from 6–7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa at or 404-365-1043.

END OF LIFE DECISIONS CLASS ON NOVEMBER 10 “Why is it that people plan their vacations, finances, weddings and retirements, but do so little to plan for their deaths? We have come to believe that by embracing our mortality- whether you are in perfect health or are ill- you can live a more purposeful, peaceful and joyful life.” —Erin and Douglas Kramp, Living with the End in Mind Join Canon Carolynne Williams and Richard Perry for discussion of end of life decisions class on Sunday, November 10 at 10:10 a.m. in Room 239. There are materials that will be available and are useful and helpful. Contact Canon Williams, or 404-365-1035, with any questions.

RACE and Healing




A group of Cathedral parishioners and friends took a pilgrimage in August to the Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Over the next few weeks, we will share some of their reflections here. More reflections are posted online at

On Sunday, November 3 at 4 p.m., the Cathedral Choir will offer the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, which is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and deeply profound sacred choral works in the entire history of music. This work is most often performed on concert stages in North America, so this will be a rare opportunity to experience it within the context for which it was written – a fully choral service of Holy Communion. Many people will attend the service to remember the life of a loved one who has passed into life eternal during the past year, and hear their names read aloud during the prayers, but this is transcendently beautiful music that offers hope and a palpable glimpse of heaven to all. The full Cathedral Choir will be joined

From Dorsey DeLong: The memorial felt like it grew ten times its size as we approached it. I walked on the perimeter for many

yards, completely overcome. I was afraid to enter and hesitant to feel. Upon entering, the tears came. My anxiety increased walking along the wall of Alabama counties—familiar place after place and reading name after name. Counties where I have spent time and played and had fellowship. Each familiar place was a punch in the gut, another knot, another lump. My heart raced as I spied my home county and the lone name that stood there. A new word easily came to mind as the one I should have thought of on the bus. My purpose for the day should have been and quickly changed to “remember.” To remember these names, these people, their families. Especially those families whose last name was listed in multiples on some of the pillars. Walking through the replicas outside, it was too easy to spot the dates—my children’s birthday, my birthday, a day close to now. One county with two columns of unknown people who all died within two days. Undone. In retrospect, the memorial itself was built so that we walked level with the structures in the beginning, but then the sidewalk sloped and the ramp went deeper—gradually but very evident until we were immersed with them and ultimately they rose higher and higher above us, although we were still standing in the depths. What an image. When I googled Bunk Richardson and also began to follow the EJI Instagram, I breathed a sigh of relief when I found that Gadsden has erected a memorial marker at the site of his lynching. I plan to visit it when I get back there. Such a long way to go. So many counties, so many names, so much damage. But I am eternally grateful to have at least begun the journey in the better direction. The lump has returned as I have just typed this again.

by a chamber orchestra, underwritten as a gift from our Friends of Cathedral Music, using Duruflé’s orchestration for strings, harp, trumpets, timpani, and organ. The Cathedral Choir will also have the privilege of participating in the world premières of three settings of The Beatitudes by the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds over All Saints weekend. Ešenvalds is one of the most compelling composers writing sacred music today, and these Englishlanguage settings of Matthew 5:3-12 are truly gorgeous additions to the sacred repertoire. They were commissioned by the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music, on whose board our Canon for Music, Dale Adelmann, has served throughout its existence, and we are honored to be able to offer them publicly for the first time. Join us for these glimpses of heaven!

United Thank OFFERING WE’RE ENTERING A SEASON OF THANKFULNESS! DEAR FRIENDS AND FELLOW PARISHIONERS, We are so delighted that the Dean has chosen the theme “Greater Good” for the 2020 Stewardship Campaign. Over the past several years, the Cathedral’s Stewardship Committee has worked very hard to emphasize the communal nature of giving to the church. We have hosted dinners, thank you gatherings, and small groups. We have gathered our committee together to talk about why giving to the church matters (to the church and to the parishioner!), to write hand-written thank you’s, and to call every pledging household personally. This work has been successful on several fronts: parishioner pledging participation has increased in the past two years, parishioner giving has reached a new high, and parishioner non-pledge giving continues to grow. In short, more parishioners are doing more at the Cathedral of the St. Philip! This all goes to the Greater Good. The money is important, but it is our sincere belief that the transformational power of Cathedral life is that we do this together—our hymns sound better when we all sing, our Sunday School classes work better when many voices are heard, and our worship services feel stronger when the pews are filled. So, our call to you for 2020 is how will you contribute to the Cathedral’s Greater Good? Can you increase your pledge? Can you encourage your fellow parishioners to pledge? Can you visit the sick or teach Sunday School? We need you and will be better (greater!) with your support. Join us! MANY THANKS! SARA & DONNIE CHAPMAN ANDI & DOUG O’BRYAN 2020 CO-CHAIRS Be on the lookout for 2020 pledge materials! And bring your pledge card to church for the ingathering on Sunday, November 3!

Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this fall by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering (UTO), and its ingathering on Sunday, November 17. What’s the purpose of the United Thank Offering? To develop a personal spiritual discipline of gratitude, and to learn to live a blessed life by counting your blessings. When you see life through eyes of gratitude, you’ll see blessings everywhere. This new perspective will reveal the grace that already inhabits your life. What is the money used for? “I want to make a difference, but I’m not sure where the money goes.” Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests. Since its founding in 1889, UTO has awarded 5,257 grants. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and provinces of the Anglican Communion. How can I participate? • Write a check to the Cathedral of St. Philip (with UTO in the memo line) and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church. • Make a contribution to UTO at the Atrium kiosk. • Make a contribution to UTO online at


ELDER Ministries



The Cathedral Antiques Show is now accepting applications for its 2021 beneficiary. Applications can be found online at Viable applicant organizations will be Atlanta-area non-profit human services organizations that can demonstrate exemplary stewardship of resources, excellent governance, high operational efficiency, and lasting positive outcomes for populations served. The Cathedral Antiques Show is particularly interested in helping charities for whom the show’s support will be transformational. The deadline is November 22.

AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Thursday, November 13. The course is a six-hour refresher aimed at motorists 50 years old and older. Some of the objectives of the class include understanding the effects of aging on driving; learning driving strategies that take into account the changes we experience as we age; and a number of other topics designed to make you a safer driver. At the completion of the class, you may be eligible to receive a discount on your automobile insurance policy. Class begins at 9 a.m. and will be completed by 4 p.m. There will be an hour break for lunch. Feel free to bring a lunch.The cost for AARP members is $15 and $20 for non-members. You will pay at the door by cash or check. You must bring your AARP card to receive the discount. You may sign up by calling the course instructor, Stratton Leedy, at 404-237-8910.

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS R. Huntley Allen • T. Mayo and Pat Atkins  • Edgar and Judith Beach  • Virginia Bicksler  • John Blair  • Dick Burgin • LeCretia Burton • 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  • Lisa Krysiak  • Elaine Lyon  • 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 • Sally Gatling Tomlinson • Faye Van Winkle • Sandy Williamson • Randy Wilson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Eileen Abeyesundere • James and Julia Allen • Alex Collins Astrop • Karyn Bacon • Daniel Baker • Bettina Bass • Sondra Bowen • Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd • Terry Brennan • Caroline Brewer • Connie Brittain • Joe Bumbak • Lynn Chandler • Andrew Clark • Miguel Santiago Boaz-Contreras • Robert Coatney • Lisa Cooper • Joseph Counahan • Tyler Crumb • Sandra Daniel • Annelly Deets • Kathy Dopp • Aurelia Dunnam • Cheryl • Deborah Ellington • Amy Franklin • Carleton Fuller • Laura and Lucia Gardner • Bruce Gillies • Ann Gressette • Peggy Govan • Terry Harville • Greg Hentz • George Thomas Hole • Stephen Jones • Charlie Jones and Family • Meredith Lucius • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Lauren McConville • Desi McGinty • George Mori • Liz Nelson • Dawna Newton • Donna Norman • Steven Norman • Andi Otey • Kathlyn Pattillo • Bill Poole • Frank Roth • Lillian Sandoval • James Sands • Beverly Schellhase • Karl Schaffenburg • Milton Shiver • Daniel Ladson Shwab • Donna Steigerwald • Tina Susco • Tom Talley • Pierson Thames • Jeffrey Thomas • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Susan Varcie • Ron M. Wallace • Katherine Welden • Trish Weller • Roger Williams • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young


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Join us Sunday, October 27 in Child Hall for our annual

From ghoulies and ghosties

Blessing of the Halloween Costumes 5:30 – 7 pm

And long-leggedy beasties

We will begin with a Taco Bar (Adults $7, Children $5)

And things that go bump in the night,

Costume Blessing Procession of our Halloween Liturgy

Good Lord, deliver us!

Bonfire and S’mores


WORSHIP EVENSONG WITH DEDICATION OF WINDOWS Our Evensong service this Sunday, October 27, observing the Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, will include a special dedication of our new stained glass windows, which feature Bishops Alexander and Wright. With Dean Sam Candler officiating, Bishop Robert Wright preaching, and Bishop Neil Alexander assisting, this 4 p.m. Evensong will include a procession through the ambulatory to view the windows. If you aren’t sure what or where the ambulatory is, come find out! The service of Choral Evensong (sung Evening Prayer) dates from the sixteenth century, yet has its roots in the far more ancient Daily Offices of Vespers and Compline. One of the jewels of our Anglican/Episcopal worship tradition, Evensong has given birth to one of the largest and richest bodies of sacred music outside of the Mass itself. It is, at its heart, a contemplative worship service, and much of the service is sung by the choir alone, employing sounds that span the known history of Christian music. It is a truly holy experience!

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