October 02, 2014


Pledge Card Sunday, October 19, all liturgies.

Please bring your Pledge Cards for 2014 to the liturgies on Sunday morning, October 19. We will have the opportunity to bring our pledge cards to the altar during these services. Please watch your mail for pledge cards and further stewardship information.

On October 4th at 11:00 AM we will celebrate the life of Gene McDowell, a well-loved former associate rector here at All Souls.  If you would like to bring some gift of food for the reception, please let Nancy Reid know either by email (nareid@yahoo.com) or phone (828-231-6218).  Thanks so much.


The Cathedral will celebrate a Blessing of the Animals in commemoration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The celebration will take place on the front lawn during the nine o’clock service on Sunday, October 5.  Limited seating will be available, so PLEASE bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. The service will include a service of Eucharist and will conclude with the blessing. This celebration is certain to be full of energy, good music, barking, meowing, hissing, and all around chaos! Come, witness, and take part!


CROP Walk Returns October 5th - Locally this fundraiser assists Meals on Wheels, ABCCM, MANNA, and Loving Food Resources. Nationally, aid goes to areas touched by natural disasters. Internationally funds go to a wide range of needs from disasters to assistance in providing wells in Africa, medical assistance in a wide variety of locations, and a complex range of other needs. The Walk is sponsored by Church World Service. Go to their website for more information about CWS. Our Walk is on Sunday, October 5th at the First Baptist Church at 2 pm. See Mike Stevenson to get more details, to sponsor his walk, or to volunteer to walk yourself.


Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina invites you to a Local Food & Faith Potluck Monday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM People of faith and others interested in the faith-environment connection are invited to share a homegrown meal together and reflect on the relationship between food, faith, and creation care on October 6 from 6-8pm.  Bring your passion for God’s creation, joy to connect with others, energy to brainstorm about healing our planet, and a dish to share. In keeping with the theme, a dish made with local ingredients is preferable but not required. You will be rewarded with wholesome food, invigorating conversation and renewed hope. Hosted at:  Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Community Garden 789 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804. For more information email (thomas@allsoulscathedral.org)


Adult Forum for next week, Oct. 12: New Developments with Homeward Bound of Asheville. Homeward Bound plays a significant role in reducing the number of people who are homeless in Asheville. Emily Ball, Director of Community Engagement, will join us to talk about changes in their work and how we can play a role in them.


Halloween Party FUNdraiser: Save The Date! Saturday, October 18th - 5:30 - 8:00pm at All Souls Cathedral. Invite your friends and neighbors to show off their Halloween flare! Costume contest, yummy food, warm cider, fun games and Halloween costume parade through the village!  Details and ticket sales to follow! Please put it on your calendar now and get your best costume ideas ready!


Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist: Please join us for a Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist on Thursday, October 23, 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.

“Holidays…Families…and Later Life” is the topic for the Oct. 18th meeting of AUTUMN GRACE. Geographic distance, transportation, & sometimes 3 generations or more can seem overwhelming as we age. Alice Myer, LCSW family therapist, spiritual director and member of All Souls, will facilitate our meeting. She will invite us to examine our family structures and the accompanying places of blessing and stress. How can we become more aware of realistic ways to place our energies this Holiday Season our age so that we can bless ourselves and those we love? Parish hall - 9:30 - coffee, 10:00 - short devotional followed by program.(Questions, call 215-8825)

 Art Workshop: A workshop designed for adult beginners in drawing, painting, collage and other media will be offered in All Souls’ parish hall onSaturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Margaret Harvey, longtime art teacher at Asheville County Day School and at her Cedar Lane Studio, will conduct the course. All abilities are welcome. Art supplies will be provided. Cost is $45 per person. For more information and to register by Oct. 20, call Cedar Lane Studio at 828-684-3947. Proceeds benefit the music program.

AMICIMUSIC returns to All Souls Cathedral on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM with a concert called “BEETHOVEN’S CELLO” featuring cellist Lawrence Stomberg and pianist Daniel Weiser. They will perform some of the great cello/piano works by Ludwig van Beethoven. The Stomberg/Weiser Duo will perform the complete Beethoven cello and piano works that weekend in three separate concerts in different venues around Asheville. Admission will be $20 for general public, $15 for All Souls members, and free for children. A pass to all three concerts is $40. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at www.amicimusic.org at a 10% discount.


Church of the Advocate: Our homeless men urgently need jackets, sneakers, hoodies, sweatshirts, jeans, white socks, belts, and caps—the Clothes Closet is out or nearly out of all these items. Our men also need suits, ties, shoes, and button-down shirts for job interviews. Our women need casual dresses, jackets, hoodies, sneakers, socks, and bags. And with the nights ever colder, our need for blankets and sleeping bags (we’re still out of both) is more urgent than ever. Thanks so much for your generosity, which eases the lives of our homeless congregation.


The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Jane Raoul Bingham.

These are the persons for whom our prayers are requested. All persons listed are prayed for during our Wednesdayliturgies. People mentioned in the Sunday prayers have a specific urgency this week. Bev Gaines, Meg Karayiannis, Bob Morrow, the Teitelbaum family, Fallon Elkes, Quentin Fabrian, Rebecca Jackson, Maude Carver, Taylor Jacobs, John Chromey, Joey and Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Sam Craig, John Smith, Ralph Lewis, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Robert Keifer, Jennifer Shelton, Cindy Davis, Rob Willhige, Jeremy Lamb, MaryAnn Baker, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, the Spangler family, Carolyn Scribner, Sheila Gibbs, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Janice Harvey, Joan Tidwell, Carol, David Power and family, Emma Mamone-Peeples, JoFrances Dula, Joan Crook, Billy and Sandy Hinson, Jessica and Jackson Ayers, Del Hare, Betty Nokes, Chris, Stevie Turner, Peter Yaun and family, Archie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, Linda Zralek, David Beebe, James Godwin, Nancy Bole, David Bitgood & family, the Zabriskie family, Susan Larmore, Tom Drakos, Bob McGee, Sharon Price, John and Andrew, Emily Maitland, Deacon Alice Mason, Elaine Young, Will Bryant, and Elizabeth Wilde.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Phineas Bundy, Stacey Curnow, Walter Currie, Allen Campbell, John Chromy, Julie Northup, Caldwell Ragan, Amy Eckart, Reed Fendler, Glenda McDowell, Don Neblett, Paul Brezny, Wayne Clifford, Ilona Kenrick, Jack Campbell, Phyllis Key, Paul Summey, Samuel Budzinski, Charlotte Jenkins, Chris Lindley, Ridgeway Lynch, Marisa Pharr, W. Michael Smith, Kate Wolfe, Jackson Zemp, Toni Hicks, Jennifer Peeples, and Roy Westmoreland.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Mimi and William Cecil, Eleanor and Paul Miller, and Paul and Virginia Thompson.