August 13, 2015

We welcome as our guest preacher this SundayPastor Brian Combes of the Haywood Street Congregation.

Sunday, August 23: What is the Mission of All Souls and how do we see ourselves living it out in 2016? At the annual meeting last January Jack Parsons, our treasurer, described our needing to use some one time funds to cover a $30,000 gap of income and expenses in 2015. He also stated we, the Vestry and Finance Committee, would spend the first part of 2015 considering our work and mission in 2016 and how the budget would support this work. What is our mission? What are the core values that inform and shape our budget? What have we considered differently in regard to our income and expenses that speak to who we are and what we seek to live out in 2016?Please join the Dean and Vestry as we discuss this work. Gathering for children during this time will take place in the Garth.

Children First/CIS Donations. We will continue donations on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sun. Consider offering personal care items, cleaning supplies & baby needs. Food donations are always appreciated but the greatest need is for non-food items. Thanks for your support.

Children First Food Pantry Needs: your generous contributions of cleaning supplies and personal care items is greatly appreciated. The need now is for staples [dried beans, peas, rice and pasta]. There is always a need for baby tems, especially diapers and pull-ups. A parishioner recently found a great deal on cereal. Look for those bargains and byob offers. Remember that 1 out of 4 Asheville children are hungry.

The next service of Healing and Holy Eucharist will be held Thu, Aug 13 at 7 pm in the church. This is an informal, contemplative service using Taize & other chant, expansive language & images, silence, anointing & the laying on of hands if desired, & the sharing of bread & wine. 2015-2016 Dates: Oct 8, Dec 10, Feb 11, & Apr 14. Charlotte Cleghorn is the presider and music is offered by Karen Turner and Jacque Combs.

Symphony harpist Linda Barton Paul will return to All Souls to present a concert of celtic, classical & contemporary music Sun, Aug 16, 4pm. She is an ordained Episcopal Deacon with a music ministry that has benefited many causes from youth, hunger, & women’s programs to prison ministry & community health. Preservation architect Robert Griffin will open the concert describing the mathematically elegant sacred harmonics of the sanctuary. The concert is 20.00 at the door or in advance online at A reception will follow in the Parish Hall with CD’s available. 20% of CD sales will benefit All Souls Cathedral.

“In the wake of the Charleston Church shootings there have been numerous burnings of African-American Churches. There will be a special collection at Westminster Presbyterian Church for the National Council of Churches Burned Churches Fund. James E. Lee, III, will be preaching. 4:00 p.m. on August 16 at 15 Overbrook Place.  All are welcome.”

Rev. Nancy Mills will again offer a workshop at All Souls Cathedral on the Basic Tools of a Christian Contemplative Prayer Practice: An Introduction to the Jesus Prayer and the Centering Prayer Method. She is offering a brief introduction and experience of the Jesus Prayer which is the classic Christian mantra out of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. There will also be an introduction and experience of Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of Christian Meditation which opens the heart and mind to the presence of God as outlined by Fr. Thomas Keating the well-known director and founder of Contemplative Outreach, Inc. These two traditional silent prayer practices lay the foundation for deeper relationship with God in the here and now. The workshop will meet in the Library of All Soul’s Cathedral from 9:30-12:00pm Saturday, August 22. To register for this opportunity please contact the church office at 274-2681 or email the Rev. Nancy Mills at for more information.

LISTENING TO GOD’S HEARTBEAT This retreat for women will focus on the wisdom of Celtic Spirituality with its deep connection to Creation. The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Canham is an Episcopal priest, retreat leader and currently serves as priest associate at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC. Liz grew up in the UK and delights in the discovery of her Celtic origins. The retreat will be held at Lake Logan the weekend of August 28-30. Almost all spaces have been reserved; however, there are a few left. If you are interested in participating in the retreat, please contact Jane Dawson ( by August 7.

CAMP HENRY CAMP-OVER AT TRINITY What could be more fun than an overnighter with camp games, camp food & Camp Henry counselors? While you are attending one of seven Retreats 4 a Retreat parties on Sat, Aug 29, your child or grandchild can “camp-over” at Trinity church in Asheville. Drop off is 5:30pm Sat night. Pick up is no later than 9:00am Sun. The only equipment needed is a sleeping bag, & pillow. (Other suggestions: yoga mat, toiletries, pajamas, change of clothes, & any needed medications.) We supply the rest for just $25 per child! Reservations must be made by August 21st by emailing Sandy Grant at:

Retreats 4 a Retreat: by purchasing one $75 ticket, you may attend any one of the seven parties to be held simulataniously throughout the diocese on Sat, Aug 29 from 6-8pm. During the party, you may bid on any and all silent auction items, plus you will be entered into the drawing for the special getaway—this year’s winner will spend two nights at the Swag, the exceptional and beautiful resort near Waynesville. For party sites please visit the Lake Logan Website:

The Clothes Closet of Church of the Advocate: We still need summer clothes for men and women in this hot weather—especially shorts and cool tops—but waterproof items would be appreciated for rainy days and the frequent thundershowers of late. Our men also need underwear, white socks, T-shirts, sneakers and sandals, belts, caps, jeans and khaki pants. Our women need sneakers/sandals, underwear, long casual dresses, bags, sunhats, and totes. As always we need sleeping bags, blankets, backpacks, toiletries (shampoo and soap), eyeglasses and sunglasses, candles, and camping equipment. Any donation you can make will make a difference in the lives of our homeless congregation.

Kairos West Community Center FREE Food Markets at Kairos West 742 Haywood Rd, sponsored by Asheville Youth Mission. We would love to have you join us to play music, meet our neighbors, or network around resources. Share the good news & join us to celebrate caring for our neighbors & the abundance of God’s creation! Questions? Call Milly at 828 -772-1429 Mondays 1-3pm Jun 8 &22, Jul 6 & 20 & Aug 3 & Sundays 11-1pm Jul 12 & 26.

Seeking a Way to Serve at All Souls? Visit the New Ministry Board. If you have been seeking a way to offer your gifts in ministry we have a new way for you to consider how to do so. The Ministry Board will be hanging on the church porch each Sunday and will have cards you can take which have the following on them: a basic introduction to the ministry, what kind of gifts/skills work best in that ministry, and who you can contact for further information.

DID YOU KNOW? The Cathedral of All Souls has made it easier for members - and visitors - to make donations and/or payments to your pledge simply click “make a donation” and enter your donation with your credit or debit card. This is a secure site and you do not need a Paypal account.

Nearly 3/4 of our revenue comes from pledges from members of the parish.
It’s what we depend on to pay the bills and keep the parish going. If we were significantly behind on pledge payments, there might be obligations that we wouldn’t be able to pay right away. So, we’ve started sharing—here is information on pledges and collections through July 31.

Annual Budget for pledges—- 621,878
Pro-rated to 7 months—- 362,762
Actual: Jan – July—- 367,144
Amount ahead or behind—- +4,382

Thank you for your faithfulness. Let’s continue to keep up our pledges

- Jack Parsons, Cathedral Treasurer

These are persons for whom our prayers are requested. All persons listed are prayed for during our Wednesday liturgies. Names offered during the Prayers of the People on Sundays are persons having a specific urgency this week:
Bev Gaines, Bob Morrow, David Truelove, Guy Sayles, Robert Keifer, Karen Sams, the Spangler family, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Janice Harvey, Emma Mamone-Peeples, Betty Nokes, Stevie Turner, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, the Teitelbaum family, Will Bryant, Del Hare, Audrey Donatelli, Pat Hill, Larry Crawford, Joe Gernoske, Ralph Lewis, Ken Prentice, Lorraine, Benjamin and Heidi Griepp, Bruce Barkstrom, Mike Martinelli, Jan and Steve Davis, Norma Lea and Bob Ferguson, Aaron Stranberg, Kersten McDaniel, Nancy Keller, Richard Henning, Helen Maxwell, Becky Almond, Laura Morrow, Babie Strobel and family, Mike Norton, Lula Roland, Gail Wiley, Mary Lou Vitek, Linda Vickery, Peter Horn, the family of the Rev. Goldy Sherrill, the Rt. Rev. Ned Sherrill, Betsy Taylor, Sally Condor, Mona Abbott, George Sherrill, Kellie Messer, Bill Norlin and Tahani Stipewich, Sumner Smith and Jay Preston.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week:
Bruce Barkstrom, William Cecil, Sr., Ann Coxe, Dawn Dickinson, Clemie Gregory, Jack Jones, Lupe Perez, Will Rogers, Sandy Cummings, Carolyn Macfie, Susan Wilson, Oscar Turner, Will Wolfe, Hope Claytor, Michael Fitz, Gwin Jones, Lindsay Moody, Nina Tovish, Charles VanHarkness, Loretta Andrews, Michael Egan, Timothy Gray, Garrett Stover, Cameron Prater, and Mario DiCesare.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week:
Andrew and Linda Kane, John and Martha Zeigler, Rob and Felicia Easley, and James and Kathryn Curl.

The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of
the W. Vance Brown Family, Eleanor & Francis Field, Arthur Jordan & Vance Brown Field.