August 29, 2014

This Sunday!:


We invite all students, teachers and administration to come forward for a “Blessing of the Backpacks” this Sunday- take this time to receive the community’s blessing and prayers as we enter another year full of hopeful expectations!  At the 9:00 and 11:15 services on August 31st



This Sunday Welcome Back Picnic!- join us after the 11:15 service for our Welcome Back Picnic beginning at12:45 -   gather on the lawn for a potluck picnic and time of fellowship…and of course a bouncy house and water balloons! Please bring a dish to share!  See you then!  We need EYC volunteers to grill and set up clean up! PLEASE RSVP to Milly today if you can help! 


The Cathedral office will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day!


All Souls Cathedral Children’s/Youth Choir rehearsals begin!  Registration and the first rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, September 3.  All children ages 5 through 2nd grade rehearse 4:15 to 5:00 p.m. in the CE Room.  Children and youth in grade 3 and above rehearse 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in the CE Room.  All children and youth are warmly encouraged to participate.  Questions?  Contact Kyle at 274-2681 or

Adult Forum at 10:10 AM on September 14, 2014: Your Outreach Committee has invited some agencies that have received grants from All Souls to speak and tell how the funding has been used and the impact on our community and their agency. Please bring your questions for Loving Food Resources, Children First, Vecinos and others. If time permits we will share the values that guide our work on your behalf and provide a short report on the Food Booth results. The committee has started its due diligence on those grants which will be awarded on November 16, 2014.

Newcomers Class starts September 14 and runs for 6 weeks. We meet at 10:10 in the Owen Library. For more information, contact Thomas Murphy at, Helene Heilig at, or Sherry in the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681. 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.


An opportunity to discuss the writings of Flannery O’Connor on the 50th anniversary of her death will be offered in a weekend seminar led by the Rev. Brian Cole and Emilie White. Setting for the seminar, Sept. 19-21, is the Episcopal Retreat Center at Lake Logan.Cole is former canon of All Souls. White leads All Souls’ book group. The three-day event fee is $395 per person and includes meals and lodging. To register, contact Lake Logan guest services at 828-646-0095. Register by Sept. 1.


The Cathedral of All Souls has made it easier for members - and visitors -to make donations and/or payments to your pledge via the cathedral website? 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 can also make your payment schedule on a recurring monthly basis -no need to worry about sending a check or bringing your checkbook to church!


Did You Know?

The EYC has a representative on the Vestry, who has seat and voice. Pierce Asaad has been serving on the Vestry for several months sharing the youth perspective on issues and topics that arise before the Vestry. If any youth have thoughts or questions that they would like for Pierce to share with Vestry or questions about Vestry, please contact Pierce at


You are cordially invited to our very first EVENING Celebration of The Church of the Advocate  hosted by Carrabba’s  at  Trinity Church, 60 Church Street  Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30- 7:30 pm . Our Special Honoree is The Rt. Rev. Robert H. Johnson, former Bishop of the Diocese of WNC and Believer in the Vision of The Advocate  Guest Speakers: The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop of the Diocese of WNC and Dellin Cooke, Advocate member.  *Carrabba’s has generously offered this meal as a gift and expression of their support and care for the poor and homeless. Therefore, your donations (suggested minimum of $25) will go toward these efforts.  Wine and beer will be available.

Bring your family and friends for delicious food, fellowship and to gratefully celebrate our call to serve those with truly significant needs through this wonderful, charitable gift.  For more information or reservations, please call The Rev. Ham Fuller, Vicar, 243-3932 or 890-3232 or send email to


Interested in a Google Workshop? There are plans to offer a series of 6 Google workshops for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. in late September or early October. The workshops would cover using and organizing, Gmail, Contacts, Drive/documents, Chrome browser bookmarks, and possibly Calendar. Participants would need a portable laptop or Android tablet with the Chrome browser installed. If needed, help is available to install the Chrome browser and/or create a Google account. If you are interested in attending, or would like help installing Chrome or creating a Google account, please send email to Lorna


Roots + Wings School of Art and Design: Register NOW for Fall Semester Art + Design Programs. Classes begin the week of September1st! Clay and Mixed Media Explorations/K-5 Thursdays, 4-5pm $150 for entire Semester/ $55 per month. Location: The Cathedral of All Souls classrooms. Visual Art Adventures/ Ages 3 -6 Wednesdays, 4-5 pm $150 for entire Semester/$55 per month. Location: The Cathedral of All Souls classrooms. Visist, email, or call 828-545-4827 fot more information.


Halloween Party FUNdraiser

Save The Date! Saturday, October 18th - 5:30 - 8:00pm at All Souls Cathedral. Invite your friends and neighbors to show off their Halloween flare! Costume contest, yummy food, warm cider, fun games and halloween costume parade through the village!  Details and ticket sales to follow! Please put it on your calendar now and get your best costume ideas ready!


The Church of the Advocate: Sneakers, shorts, and shirts (T-shirts and short-sleeved button-downs) are what our men need most urgently at the moment. We’re also out of jeans and white socks, and low on khaki pants, belts, and underwear. Our women only need bags, socks, underwear, sneakers/sandals, and casual dresses. We’re out of blankets, sleeping bags, and backpacks. We have succeeded in getting many members of our homeless congregation into apartments, so we



The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of

the deceased of the Whipple and Raffini families.


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, Kate Spooner, Meg Karayiannis, Bob Morrow, the Teitelbaum family, Fallon Elkes, Quentin Fabrian, Rebecca Jackson, Maude Carver, Taylor Jacobs, John Chromey, Joey and Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Sam Craig, John Smith, Ralph Lewis, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Robert Keifer, Jim Webb, Jennifer Shelton, Cindy Davis, Rob Willhige, Jeremy Lamb, MaryAnn Baker, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, Carolyn Scribner, Sheila Gibbs, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Oz Henry, Lora Scott, Janice Harvey, Joan Tidwell, Carol, David Power and family, Emma Mamone-Peeples, JoFrances Dula, Joan Crook, Billy and Sandy Hinson, Jessica and Jackson Ayers, Del Hare, Betty Nokes, Barbara Kendall, Chris, Stevie Turner, Peter Yaun and family, the Byrd family, Archie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, Linda Zralek, Pat McDowell, David Beebe, James Godwin, Nancy Bole, David Bitgood & family, the Zabriskie family, and Tom Drakos.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: David Chestnut, Kyler Land, Charlie Douglas, David Hopes, Lydia Vander Voort, Anne Bonnyman, Marion Reger, Jason Cook, Miranda Norlin, Kemper Brown, Jason Chambers, Linda Hundredmark, Byron Ellen Shaw, Patricia Freewalt, Pam Slechta, Bonnie Bellows, Vivian Muir, and Lewis Sorrells.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Gwin and S. Ross   Jones, Mary Anne and Thomas Richardson, Linda and Bob Spangler, Gail and Bud Wiley, and Diane and Paul Summey.