May 07, 2015

Bishop Porter Taylor will be at the Cathedral for Reception and Confirmation on

Sunday, May 10th at the 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. liturgies


May 10, Adult Forum, 10:10 a.m. Bishop Porter Taylor will be our guest speaker.

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.

Sighs Too Deep for Words: A Right Brain Theology. The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Western NC, on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m at The Apple Barn ,Valle Crucis Conference Center. $40 - includes lunch. “Real faith means holding ourselves open to the unconditional mystery which we encounter in every sphere of our life which cannot be compressed in any formula.” - Martin Buber. This workshop will explore our right brain way approach to the sacred. Bishop Taylor will present the ways in which the arts – especially poetry, painting, and music - can lead us deeper into the mystery. Find a deeper appreciation of the “secret in the middle” and ways that we might dance ourselves closer to it. To register, call the Valle Crucis Conference Center at (828) 963-4453.

“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 16. 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.

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!

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.

MAKE A DONATION AND A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD. Children First/CIS Summer Day Camp is just around the corner. Once again, we want to sponsor as many children as possible. The tuition of $162 provides a child with a week of supervision, food, learning, adventure, excitement, memories etc. Last year your Children First Committee was able to provide an additional $650 for equipment and supplies (bathing suits, water shoes, towels, craft supplies etc.) This year we will receive funding after Food Booth, so it is especially important that your donation be generous to help cover these expenses.Donations in any amount will be received at all services on May 17 and 24. Bring your heart and your check book. More details next week.

AmiciMusic returns to All Soul’s Cathedral for another fantastic chamber music program called “CELLO-BRATION” on Sunday, May 24 at 3:00PM. 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

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.

Flower Memorials - There are several openings during the months of May and June to honor a loved one with flowers to beautify our Sanctuary. Please call Anne Kime, 505-7089, or email her at

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

Eugenia Halyburton Chandler

Lily Jones and Hub Miller

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, the Zabriskie family, Deacon Alice Mason, Elaine Young, Aubree Fox, Molly Kenan, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, Will Bryant, Del Hare, Bill Norlin, 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 & Steve Davis, the Rymell and Flynn family, Bill Alexander, 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, and Candy Peebles.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Mabel Hare, Janice Ribet, Judy Rudolph, Billie Stewart, Elizabeth Henderson, John VanWye, Junay Hickey, Susan Larmore, Katie Krupnick, Avery Rollins, Jennifer Russ, Sally Fargo, Ethan Heilig, Carla Schell, Monroe Moore, and Sallie Williams.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Kim and Terry Simon, Dixie and Glenn Guthrie, Diane and William Russell, and Andrew and Sarah Beasley.​