August 06, 2015

“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.”

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.

Children First/CIS Donations. Our men & women need cool summer tops, shorts, & T-shirts in all sizes including extra large & 2X. We also need men’s underwear, white socks, jeans & khaki pants, hoodies, belts, & sneakers/sandals for men & women. Our women need underwear, long casual dresses, & bags. We’re out of sleeping bags, blankets, backpacks, & always need toiletries (shampoo & soap). Thanks so much for your generosity to our homeless congregation.

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.

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. Mother Nancy moved here to the Asheville area from the Diocese of Georgia where she has had an active ministry as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader and as chair of the Georgia Diocesan Spiritual Life Commission. She served as Chaplain to the Search Commitee for the present Bishop of Georgia. As a past member of the Order of St. Helena, an Episcopal Benedictine religious order for women her studies have ranged from the Carmelite Christian mystical tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross to teachings about relationship with the Beloved from the Sufi poets Rumi and Hafiz. She is offering a brief introduction and experience of the Jesus Prayer which is the classic Christian mantra out of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The Jesus Prayer is both a prayer in itself and a method for focusing the mind on the presence of God. 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. As practical tools for living a mature Christian spiritual life these two traditional silent prayer practices lay the foundation for deeper relationship with God in the here and now. Together they form the basis of silent Christian Meditation which is a contemplative way of prayer. The workshop will meet in the Library of All Soul’s Cathedral at 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 22. To register for this opportunity please contact the church office at 274-2681 or email the Rev. Nancy Mills 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 simultaneously 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:

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 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.

Over 72% of our revenue comes from pledges from members of the parish. We’ve had many suggestions that as we track those payments for the Finance Committee and Vestry, we could also share that with the parish on a regular basis and see how we’re doing. It’s a great idea, so here is information on pledges and collections through June 30.

Annual Budget for pledges—- 621,878
Pro-rated to 6 months—- 310,939
Actual: Jan – June—- 323,731
Amount ahead or behind—- +12,792

Thank you for your faithfulness. Let’s keep up the good work!
—- 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, John Cromey, 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 Condor, Mona Abbott, George Sherrill, Kellie Messer, Bill Norlin and Tahani Stipewich, Sumner Smith, Jay Preston and Jeff Richardson.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Julia Callahan, Sally Conder, Ross Jones, Louly Konz, Alyssa Wharton, Lucas Heilig, Jones Byrd, Jacqueline Stackhouse, Dottie Benninghofen, Sheila Campbell, Linda Spangler, Mike Stevenson, Shawna Gilmore, and Terry McPherson.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Chris and Angie Lynn, Bob and Nancy Butler, Matt and Christy Brookshire, and Mike and Susan Stevenson.

The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Lois Rogers Herman and Carl Herman.