May 14, 2015

Community Breakfast: Sunday, May 17th. Please join us at 10:10 a.m. in the Parish hall.

We remember in our prayers today Thomas Murphy as he begins his sabbatical this coming week. Please continue to hold Thomas and the Murphy family in your prayers during this time.

“Do not be Afraid” is a common one-liner in the Bible, yet we continue to struggle with fear. Fear can be protector, but often it is a deterrent to love, openness, and getting on with living. We fear things we can’t control or understand. Diane Russell will facilitate two meetings focusing on our fears. In May we will look at the psychological basis of fear and at what scripture says to us. Please join us in the Owen Library on Sat., May 23. 9:30 - coffee and snacks, 10:00 meditation and meeting. We will end by 11:30. Questions? Contact Babie Chromy, 687-2926 or Linda Kane , 338-0222.

Thanksgiving for ministry of Robbin Whittington with the Center for Spiritual Resources. We will be recognizing and giving thanks for Robbin’s ministry with CSR this Sunday, May 17 at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services. We are grateful for the many ways Robbin has served the Cathedral, the Diocese and beyond in this ministry.


Inline image 3 Parents: Market Place registration is due this Sunday, May 17th. Please be sure that registrations are turned in to Micki Hill.

Evensong for Ascension Sunday

This afternoon, May 17, at 4 p.m.

Central United Methodist Church - 27 Church Street

Featuring the All Souls Cathedral Choir, combined with the choirs from

Central United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church


Fundraiser for Children First! We will hold our annual trivia fundraiser on Thursday, May 21st in the Parish Hall. Doors open at 5:30 for light refreshments from local restaurants, and local brews at suggested donations. The game begins at 6:30 with prizes including include a spa package, a round of golf, dinner for two at Edison Craft Ales & Kitchen, an overnight stay with breakfast at Omni Grove Park Inn, Navitat Canopy Adventures Ultimate Zipline Passes, brunch at The Barleycorn, and theater tickets from NC Stage. Teams are comprised of up to 6 members for a $250 entry fee. Please contact to enter!

Make a Donation and a Change in the Life of a Child. On May 17 and 24 donations may be made to the Children First/CIS Summer Day Camp. For 6 weeks Asheville’s most at risk children will have supervision, learning experiences, healthy food and FUN. The cost is $162 a week per child, but donations in any amount are appreciated. Look for a Children First Committee member after each service to make your donation and receive your thank you card.

AmiciMusic returns to All Soul’s Cathedral for another fantastic chamber music program called “CELLO-BRATION” on Sunday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m.. This concert features renowned cellist Lawrence Stomberg and Artistic Director/pianist Daniel Weiser performing music influenced by the “folk” idiom including Grieg’s “Cello Sonata” based on Norwegian tunes; Shostakovich’s “Cello Sonata”, with poignant Russian themes; and a “Capriccio” by Lukas Foss, with a touch of American cowboy music. Admission is $15 for All Soul’s members and $20 for general public. Children are free. Tickets available at door. Advanced reservation discounts at

The Senior Lunch Bunch Group would like to extend an open invitation to all parishioners to join us on Wednesday, May 27, at 12:30 pm, in Zabriskie Hall for a special program on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Mary Donnelly, our guest speaker, is a member of the MemoryCare Board of Directors, and a founder of the Memory Caregivers Network. She edits an online bi-monthly newsletter, “Caregiver Network News”, and is a Certified Validation Practitioner and Trainer with Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach Program. Please join us for our pot-luck lunch, bring a dish to share, or our formal program which begins a 1:10 pm.

The next Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist will be Thursday, June 11 at 7 PM in the church. This contemplative service offers an opportunity for quiet reflection, Taize chant, anointing and laying on of hands if desired, and sharing in the bread and wine of Holy Eucharist. Charlotte Cleghorn is the presider. Music is provided by Karen Turner and Jacque Combs. If you are looking for a simple, quiet service, please join us.

The 24th Annual Kanuga AIDS Retreat sponsored by Province IV will be held on June 5-7, 2015 at the Kanuga Center. It is the only national retreat of its kind for those living with HIV/AIDS. Rev. Bob Hudak from Greenville, NC is the retreat leader this year where 250 individuals from across the Southeast will come for spiritual renewal and fellowship. The retreat fee is $195. If you or someone you know could benefit from this life transforming weekend or if you would like to make a memorial donation , please contact Frank Courson at 670-5928 or Registrations are due by May 15. Some scholarships are available.

Children First. For the mere cost of a $5 ticket, you can enter to win an Overnight Stay at the Omni Grove Park Inn with breakfast. Go to or hit the donate button on our website at Enter the number of $5 tickets you would like to purchase and the word “Raffle” in the Purpose field. Then just make sure we have your name and contact information so we can call you if you win! There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase. This ticket will benefit local non-profit, Children First/CIS, who believes all children deserve to reach their full potential.

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. You may also wish to use this qr code which will take you directly to our donation page of our website. To use this qr you will need a qr reader on your phone. Free apps available for both Android and Iphone.

Church of the Advocate: The Clothes Closet needs lightweight casual tops and bottoms for women, who like our men also need sneakers, sandals, and underwear. Our women also need bags and long casual dresses, our men need hoodies, jeans and khaki pants, T-shirts, button-down shirts, belts, ties, and lightweight suits for job interviews. We’re out of sleeping bags, blankets, and need toiletries (soap, shampoo, and deodorant). Know that your donations to our homeless congregation make a real difference their lives.

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

Albert B. Johnson

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 Chromey, David Truelove, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Jennifer Shelton, Robert Keifer, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, the Spangler family, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Janice Harvey, David Power and family, Emma Mamone-Peeples, Betty Nokes, Stevie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, Aubree Fox, Molly Kenan, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, the Teitelbaum Family, Will Bryant, Del Hare, John and Sean, Audrey Donatelli, Pat Hill, Larry Crawford, Joe Gernoske, Elizabeth, Trent, and Luke, Ralph Lewis, Ken Prentice, Lorraine Griepp, Kim Calhoun and family, Ted Ahl, Laura Osting, Julia Gaines, Bruce Barkstrom, Herman Capozzi, M. J. Snook, Mike Martinelli, George Sherrill, David MacKendrick, Jan and Steve Davis, the Rymell and Flynn family, Meredith Norwood, Norma Lea and Bob Ferguson, Aaron and Theresa Stanberg, Oz Henry, Kerstin McDaniel, Nancy Keller, the Butler family, Richard Henning, Helen Maxwell, Jack and Debbie Combs, Becky Almond, Helen Norton, Linda Fite, Sarah Klien, Suzy Riddle, and Candy Peebles.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Robert Butler, Clark Duncan, Kevin Jones, Barbara Turner, Sherrolyn White, Gay Cogburn, Madeleine Pflaumbaum, Joette Schulte, Tahani Sticpewich, Maryedith Burrell, Bob Huber, Tracy Schmidt, Paul Thompson, Judy Bradley, Elizabeth Gray, Kathryn Miller, Lucy Lawler, Asher Hall, Grace Kryzanek, and Miles Palusell.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Michelle Francis and Hal Keiner, Mollie and Richard Lance, Eva and William Bares, Kurt and Meredith Campbell, John and Babie Chromy, Danielle and Robert Mitchener, and Ann-Marie and Jeff Kilpatrick.