January 08, 2015

All Souls Annual Meeting

in the Context of the Eucharist

Sunday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.

Eucharists on the 25th will be at 7:45 and 10:00 a.m.

The Annual Meeting will take place during the Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.

There will be an offering for children during the Annual

 Meeting portion of the Eucharist


An Annual Meeting is a time when we get to name and clarify the things that are motivating us as a faith community. It is a time to elect new vestry persons. It is a time to recall from where we have come and to where we hear the Spirit leading us. We will hear reports from our Treasurer, our assistant for youth, and our children’s formation assistant, among others.


Adult Forum January 11, 2015:  Creation and Spirituality. Loving as God loves including how God loves creation.

The pledge envelopes are available to be picked up. On Sunday mornings they will be in the back of the church and during the week they will be in the church office.

Room in the Inn. All Souls will host up to 12 homeless women in our church the week of January 11th. You are invited to offer hospitality through helping to prepare a home cooked meal one evening, bag lunches for the ladies to take each morning, shared overnight supervision, or other ways to support these women as they work to regain footing in their lives. Email or call Susan/Mike Stevenson at knlstv@gmail.com or 254-5227 for more information.


Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist Please join us for a Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist on Thursday, January 15, at 7:00. PM in the church. This contemplative service offers an opportunity to be still and to be refreshed. Anointing and the laying on of hands for healing are offered. Charlotte Cleghorn and Thomas Murphy are presiders. Music is offered by Karen Turner and Jacque Combs.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, January 17, 2015, Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville, NC.  If you would like to purchase tickets for the annual breakfast please call the church office (274-2681) to reserve them. As in years past, All Souls has two tables reserved and tickets are $25. Duke Professor and Award-winning Author Dr. Thavolia Glymph will be the keynote speaker.

Autumn Grace January 17th, 2015 The first meeting of the New Year for the women of Autumn Grace will be held on January 17th in the Owen Library with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. At10:00 we will worship together; then Jane Dawson will lead us in the first of three programs focused on learning about the religious traditions of other faiths. January’s focus will be the Islamic faith. 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 (jstrobel5@charter.net, 687-2926)


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 thomas@allsoulscathedral.org, Helene Heilig at hrheilig03@gmail.com or Sherry in the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681.


DID YOU KNOW? 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 via the cathedral website? Simply go to allsoulscathedral.org, 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!


Register now for the Kanuga Parish Weekend (May 29-31, 2015)! There are now three payment options to make the weekend more accessible to everyone. You may make monthly payments, pay a discounted rate (with a commitment to fundraising), or pay the regular rate in full. Register and pay a $50 deposit by January 28 to take advantage of the discounted rates or the monthly payments.   Click here for more information and to register for the All Souls 2015 Parish Retreat at Kanuga. http://www.allsoulscathedral.org/publications-and-forms/Kanuga

The Come to the Table project works with people of faith to relieve hunger and sustain local agriculture. The project’s leaders include farmers, farm workers, food pantry directors, community gardeners, ministers, public employees and lay leaders. Come to the Table is a project of the Rural Life Committee of the North Carolina Council of Churches and The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). Please join us for this years conference. Come to the Table Conference Date: Friday, January 23, 2015 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Venue: Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center.

The Church of the Advocate: In this bitter weather our homeless congregation urgently needs warm items: blankets, jackets, coats,thermal underwear, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, knit caps, gloves, and mittens. Our men also need sneakers and boots,T-shirts, underwear, and belts. Our women only need sneakers, bags, underwear, and totes. We’re out of sleeping bags, backpacks, carryalls, candles, and camping supplies. Be assured that your generosity is greatly appreciated this time of year.


The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Margaret A. and Millard F. McKeel

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. Family of Ridgeway Lynch, Family of  David Beebe, Bev Gaines, Bob Morrow, Fallon Elkes, Rebecca Jackson, John Chromey, Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Ralph Lewis, 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, Julie, Ella & Mira Carlinnia, Will Bryant, Del, David, and the Hare family, Clyde Heatherly and family, Bill Norlin, Matt Smith, Mildred Dutten, John and Sean, Audrey Donatelli, Tiger Lily Miceli, Kitty Johnson, the Meadows families, the Sorrells family, Nancy Walton and family, Jim, Aline, and Jeff Carillon, Gretchen and Jack Ryan, Nancy Reid, Pat Hill, Nancy Dennis, Larry Crawford, Mallory Mantiply, Joe Gernoske, Paul Flynn, Elizabeth, Trent, and Luke, Amistead Neely, Julia Gaines, Chip Prazich, and the Rt. Rev. Rustin Kimsey. 

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Isabella Harshman, Nelson Puckett, Frank Quick, John Kelly Douglas, Jim Julien, John Byrd, Carol Kirchner, Harry Martin, Martha Pierce, Kate Marshall, Gail McLeod, Amanda Murphy, Helen Shaw, Meimei Whelchel, Michael Carrelli, James Payton, Kyle Ritter, and Eva Jeanelle Selhost.

 We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Brian and Maryjane Hunter.