August 20, 2015


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 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.

As we prepare the Cathedral for another 120 years of service, we invite you to remember your loved ones with the purchase of new tiles for our roof renovation. This Sunday, August 23, tiles being used in this work will be available on the church porch. Purchase price is $20. You may write an inscription of remembrance on the underside of the tile. These tiles will be used on the porch portion of our roof.

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 at 10:10 am in the Parish Hall as we discuss this work. Gathering for children during this time will take place in the Garth.

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.

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:

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:

Lay Reader Training Sunday, August 30 after the 11:15 am service – we will provide a lunch right after the service and have training from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. This training is for all current readers and any persons interested in becoming a Lay Reader. Please RSVP to Kyle Ritter at

Newcomers Class starts September 20th and runs for 6 weeks. The class is intended for individuals new to All Souls or those wanting to learn more about the ministries, the architecture, the ethos of the Episcopal Church, and the gifts of our community. We will meet at 10:10 am in the Owen Library. For more information, contact Helene Heilig at, the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681, or in early September, Thomas Murphy at

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! Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am Sep 19, Oct 3, and Nov 14. Questions? Call Milly Morrow at 828-772-1429

Ongoing Needs

Children First Food Pantry Needs – your generous contributions of cleaning supplies and personal care items are greatly appreciated. The need now is for staples [dried beans, peas, rice and pasta]. There is always a need for baby items, 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 Clothes Closet of Church of the Advocate – The Clothes Closet is low or out of all items except for women’s pants and tops. Our men need underwear, shorts, white socks, khaki pants, jeans,T-shirts, belts, caps, sneakers/sandals, hoodies, and underwear. Our women need underwear, long casual dresses, handbags/shoulder bags/pocketbooks, totes, socks, and sneakers/sandals. We’re completely out of sleeping bags, backpacks, camping supplies, and rainwear. Your donations to our homeless congregation make an even bigger different when supplies are so low.

Children First/CIS Donations – we will continue donations on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of each month. 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.

Around All Souls

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 go to, 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. You may also wish to use this qr code which will take you directly to our donation page of our website. To use this qr you will need a qr reader on your phone. Free apps available for both Android and iPhone.

​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

We pray for those for whom prayers have been requested – 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, 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 Conder, Mona Abbott, George Sherrill, Kellie Messer, Bill Norlin and Tahani Stipewich, Sumner Smith, Jay Preston, Becky Donatelli, Jack Parsons, Nancy Martin, and Kelli Brown Mullinix and Family.

We pray for those celebrating birthdays this week – Betsy Libbey, Betty Mantiply, Janis Bryant, Holli Towe, Jeff Benninghofen, Patrick Hickey, Sr., Virginia McKnight, Thomas Vickery, Jr., Ruth Allen, Ron Curran, Betsy McCormick, Marc Asaad, Victoria Clark, Milly Morrow, Marcella Mulhollem, Langston Haden, Nicholas Konz, Arch Montgomery, and Carley Starr.

We pray for those celebrating anniversaries this week – James and Kathryn Curl, John and Janet Maitland, II, Michael and Brenda Lilly, David and Sally Fargo, Scott and Kristi Gray, Steve and Jan Davis, and Leon and Micki Hill.

The flowers in the church are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of John Raymond and Veronica Sophia Crook; and Bert Abbott.