August 27, 2015


As the summer draws to a close and our fall schedule ramps up, we hope you’ll join us for our Welcome Back Picnic, this Sunday August 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. We invite you to bring some food for the potluck and bring your kids for the bouncy castle and water balloons!

If you missed last Sunday’s adult forum presentation on our 2016 Budget and the challenges and opportunities it presents, you can watch the video below:

You can find a PDF copy of the 2016 Narrative Budget referenced in the presentation by clicking here, or pick up a paper copy at the front desk of the Cathedral offices.

Retreats 4 a Retreat – by purchasing one $75 ticket, you may attend any one of the seven parties to be held simultaneously throughout the diocese on Saturday, Aug 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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:

Lay Reader Training is this Sunday, August 30 after the 11:15 am service. We will provide a lunch right after the service and have training from 1:00 to 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

On Sunday, September 13, the Cathedral will welcome the Rev. Michael Lapsley, author of “Redeeming the Past – My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer” and founder of the South Africa-based Institute for Healing of Memories. Father Lapsley will be the preacher at both the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services, in addition to being the featured speaker during that Sunday’s adult education forum.

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 – 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. Remember that 1 out of 4 Asheville children are hungry.

The Clothes Closet of Church of the Advocate – The Clothes Closet’s most urgent need this week is for men’s pants: shorts, khakis, and jeans. We’re also out of men’s underwear, nearly out of men’s T-shirts, caps, and belts. We need sneakers and sandals for men and women, women’s underwear and long casual dresses, shorts and pants only in large sizes,and handbags,shoulder bags,clutches, totes. We’re out of blankets, sleeping bags, and backpacks and welcome sheets and towels for those we’ve been able to get into apartments. Of course most members of our congregation are homeless - your donations make a real difference in their lives.

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.

​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 up-to-date.

- Jack Parsons, Cathedral Treasurer

We pray for those for whom prayers have been requested – Bev Gaines, Bob Morrow, David Truelove, Guy Sayles, Robert Keifer, 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, 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, Kerstin 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 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, Charlotte Hutchison, and Kelli Brown Mullinix and Family.

We pray for those celebrating birthdays this week – Jordan McKeel, Kathy Rauch, David Chestnut, Kyler Land, Charles Douglas, David Hopes, Lydia Vander Voort, Anne Bonnyman, Jason Cook, Lorraine Foster, Miranda Norlin, Kemper Brown, Jason Chambers, Linda Hundredmark, Byron Ellen Shaw, Patricia Freewalt, Pamela Slechta, Randy Huskins, and Michael Kindt.

We pray for those celebrating anniversaries this week – Ross and Gwin Jones, Thomas and Mary Anne Richardson, Bob and Linda Spangler, and Bud and Gail Wiley.

The flowers in the church are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of The Reverend Mason Wilson, Jr. and Karen Rebecca Strobel.