February 19, 2015
Adult Forum February 22, 2015:
Creation and Spirituality. Why was relationship to creation foundational for St. Francis, St. Hilda and others? How and in what ways did their experience of God in creation enlighten how they lived and
how they loved? Led by Todd Donatelli and Mallory McDuff.
Bible and Beer (which meets on Thursdays at Appalachian Vintners) will be breaking during the season of Lent. We hope that during this break you can enjoy the many Lenten offerings of All Souls. See you the Thursday after Easter Week! peace
Small groups, focused on a variety of themes and practices for our congregational Lenten observance, are offered again this year. A description of each group can be found in the February issue of the Connection newsletter and on our website. Registration is online through our website Groups begin on Thursday, February 26 and continue through March 26. Meeting times are from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 (unless noted after the title). Childcare is provided from5:45 to 7:30.
Newcomers Class starts February 15th 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 in the Owen Library. For more information, contact Thomas Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org, Helene Heilig email@example.com, or Sherry in the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681.
2015 Spring Foyer Groups Now Forming: Want to get to know more of your fellow parishioners in a relaxed atmosphere? Join a “Foyer Group.” A Foyer Group consists of 6-8 adults and children. Groups will meet 3 or more times between March and June to share a meal and fellowship. They may meet in homes, restaurants, or anywhere. Remember that even if you participated in the past, you must sign up again for a new group. There are no more forms! You must call or Email Shonda Asaad at 684-2682 or with your name(s), address, phone number, and Email address(es). Deadline isFeb 21. Confirmation letters will be sent by Feb 28.
Holden Evening Prayer Sunday evenings in Lent, 5:00p.m., Nave Holden Evening Prayer was written in the mid 1980’s by Marty Haugen while serving as the musician-in-residence at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State, called by some the Taize’ of the U.S. This contemplative setting of vespers follows the traditional form of the evening office while using contemporary and expansive language. Prayers, chant, hymns, readings and silence contribute to the reflectiveness of this evening liturgy. It is a liturgy appropriate for all sorts and conditions of spiritual seekers and pilgrims. This liturgy will be offered at 5:00 p.m. in the Nave beginning Sunday, February 22 and running through Sunday, March 22. For further information contact Todd Donatelli at the Cathedral. Holden Evening Prayer
CHILDREN FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING The Children First Committee will meet on Mon. Feb. 23 at 5:30 in the PARISH HALL. Note change of location. This will be an important meeting. Join us and find out why.
All Souls Book Group is meeting on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Warner Building. The Group will be discussing Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel The Signature of All Things.
The SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH GROUP will meet on Wednesday, February 25, at 12:30 pm, in Zabriskie Hall, with Robbin Whittington as guest speaker. As a member of the Cathedral staff, Robbin serves as Executive Director of the Center for Spiritual Resources, a shared ministry with the Dioceses of WNC. “Living a Life of Substance”, is a program created by Robbin which offers enneagram workshops and typing interviews. Please join us for lunch as we explore the role of the Center for Spiritual Resources and learn how it can assist us in managing our daily lives. We ask that you bring a dish to share with the group.
A Workshop on The Sacramental Rite of Reconciliation (Confession) Saturday, February, 28,9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Owen Library. The Rite of Reconciliation is a means for us to experience in a significant way God’s reconciliation. It is not about beating our breasts and putting on sackcloth but about experiencing the deep freedom of forgiveness. It is about experiencing that forgiveness directly and immediately. As the clergy of All Souls will be offering this rite during the season of Lent on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 (please contact the clergy direct via phone or email to schedule a time), this workshop will provide background about the rite along with suggestions for personal examination before making a confession. Led by Todd Donatelli. Please register for this workshop by calling the church office, 274-2681.
Amici Music returns to All Soul’s on Saturday, February 28 at 7:30p.m. with a program called “The Enchanted Hour: Songs of Twilight” featuring soprano Amanda Horton, flutist Lea Kibler, and pianist Daniel Weiser. They will perform music by Handel, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Hahn, and many more, all evoking the theme of twilight and the thin line between dream and reality. Cost for the program is $15 for All Soul’s members and $20 for general audience. Tickets available at the door. Buy in advance at for a further 10% discount. AmiciMusic is dedicated to performing great chamber music in intimate venues.
The “Blue Bags” are coming back in March! They are empty and they want to be filled! Be on the lookout for important dates and the shopping list. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship of WNC will join the folks of St. John’s and All Souls for this collection to feed hungry children through Children First. Stay tuned for more!
LENT QUIET MORNING: The All Souls Chapter of the Daughters of the King is sponsoring a “Quiet morning” on March 14th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 in the church. Meditations will be on the “showings” of Julian of Norwich - “Love was His Meaning..” The Rev. Nancy McCarthy, Associate of the Order of Julian on Norwich” will be the presenter of the meditations. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!
“Cookies for Cuba, Muffins for Matanzas” Please join us on March 1st for a bake sale after the 9:00 service. The EYC will be hosting to raise money to give our brothers and sisters in Cuba. The money raised will go towards a project that will be helpful to their community. Come support our Pilgrims and our relationship with Cuba. Thank you !
The Daughters of the King will meet Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in the CE room. All Daughters and those interested in becoming Daughters are welcome to attend.
March 8 - Adult Forum. 10:10AM “If you don’t have control of your money then you are always living in reaction to it”. This introduction will be based on the Khan Academy&Bank of America Partnership “ Better Money Habits Budgeting and Saving”. How much is enough? The session will focus on Young adults, Families or anyone that wants to get a handle on their money. Rev Rosa Lee Harden, David Greiner, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Carla Dimmitt Schell - #Sponsored by Money and Meaning
Autumn Grace March 21, 2015 The next meeting for the women of Autumn Grace will be held on March 21 in the Owen Library with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. At 10:00 we will worship together; then Jane Dawson will lead us in the third of three programs (The first 2 were excellent!) focused on learning about the religious traditions of other faiths. March’s focus will be Buddhism. There will be time for discussion with the program ending by 11:30 a.m. All women in their autumn years of life are encouraged to come join us for refreshments and stay for the program. Questions? Contact Babie Chromy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 687-2926)
Church of the Advocate: Even the homeless who can spend nights in a shelter must be out during the day, so in bitter weather the Clothes Closet most urgently needs men’s jackets, coats, thermal underwear, sweatshirts, hoodies, warm vests, mittens and gloves, warm hats and scarves, sweaters, warm socks. sneakers and boots. Our women need jackets, sneakers, boots, underwear, long casual dresses. gloves/mittens, warm hats, and bags. We’re out of blankets and sleeping bags, and some members of our congregation don’t have access to shelters. Your donations could not be more welcome in this weather.
The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of
Virginia Hamlin Creighton and Catherine Creighton Carr
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, Fallon Elkes, John Chromey, Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Jennifer Shelton, Robert Keifer, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, the Spangler family, Carolyn and Jean Scribner, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Janice Harvey, David Power and family, Emma Mamone-Peeples, Betty Nokes, Stevie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, the Zabriskie family, Deacon Alice Mason, Elaine Young, Aubree Fox, Molly Kenan, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, the Teitelbaum Family, Will Bryant, Del Hare, Clyde Heatherly and family, Bill Norlin, John and Sean, Audrey Donatelli, Bobbie, Tiger Lily Miceli, Kitty Johnson, Jim, Aline, Jeff Carillon, Gretchen and Jack Ryan, Nancy Reid, Pat Hill, Larry Crawford, Mallory Mantiply, Joe Gernoske, Paul Flynn, Elizabeth, Trent, and Luke, Amistead Neely, the Rt. Rev. Rustin Kimsey, Ralph Lewis, Julie Carlinnia, Ken Prentice, Lorraine Griepp, Pellyn Kurtz, Kim Calhoun and family, Ted Ahl, Jack Parsons, Laura Osting, Julia Gaines, Bruce Barkstrom, Herman Capozzi, M. J. Snook, and Wil Wilson.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Eli Colson, Stu Cotner, James Ramming, Wade Saunders, Joe Green, David Henderson, Mac Tidwell, Meredith Campbell, Nancy Mills, Pamela Mumby, Electa Smith, Heather Stuart, Kevin Donahue, Earl Rhoades, Mariah Auman, Jon Bellows, Arin Billings, Ellen Hoyle, Aline Carillon, Thomas Myer, Eva Bares, Dixie Guthrie, and Jane Henderson.