Ok, so this is my first blog entry, in the first semester of my last year at Candler. Where should I begin on this chilly October day? Well, we are at the midterm point but it seems as if finals are coming in fast. With all the papers due, OT exams and Contextual Education verbatim assignments piling up it can be hard to remember that we are blessed to be immersed in this holy endeavor and faithful community in order to answer our particular calls to ministry.

So what do folks around here do to connect with the Holy in the midst of the hectic? Lets take a look at.

Every week we gather in Cannon Chapel
This is an opportunity for regular worship with our colleagues. Here we experience a variety of worship styles, individual gifts and the graciousness of a diverse Body of Christ. In the midst of a week of hurries and worries, it is a gift to be able to rest for a while in the healing sights, sounds, and touches of services; Word and Table is on Tuesdays, a service of Word on Thursdays, and a welcome Friday Eucharist. This week is such a week of diverse gifts:


Preacher and Presider: Dr. Thomas E. Frank, Professor of Religious Leadership

and Administration, Coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical


Music: Candler Singers; Organist, Jamie Shiell

10/30 SERVICE OF WORD: Black Church Studies Worship

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Walter M. Brown, Senior Pastor, Believer’s House World Wide Ministries,

Jacksonville , Florida

Music: Organist, Dr. James Abbington


Presider: Rev. Bradley Schmeling, Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Atlanta, GA

Other ongoing refreshment for the soul:

Morning Prayer

Tuesday—Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.

A daily office of song and scripture using the liturgy of multiple communities:

Tuesdays – A sung Anglican service, Rite II of the Book of Common Prayer

Wednesdays – A United Methodist Order for Morning Praise and Prayer

Thursdays – A Celtic Order featuring prayers of the Iona Community

Fridays – A modern Anglican service accompanied with meditative music from the Taize Community

Evensong and Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Traditional Anglican worship open to the entire Emory University community


A contemporary service of praise and prayer

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Click here to see many great slide shows of worship services in Cannon Chapel

Coming up!

Next week we are excited to hear from our first guest blogger of the semester, Karl Kroger. Karl, who was selected Emory University Student Leader of the month, will share with us the inspiring work in which he has been engaged. About this work, Cindy Meyer, in the Candler Chronicle, writes:

Each month during the academic year, Emory’s Office of Student Leadership and Service recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding commitment in the realms of leadership, service or scholarship and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make Emory a vibrant, growing and welcoming community.Cited for his tireless work in leading Candler students to action in petitioning clemency for Troy Davis, third year MDiv student and president of Candler School of Theology’s Social Concerns Network Karl Kroger, was named Emory University’s Student Leader of the Month. Congratulations, Karl!