October 23, 2014

We will welcome The Right Reverend G. Porter Taylor to his cathedral on Sunday for Confirmation, Reaffirmation, and Reception!  Please join him on the porch after each liturgy for a festive reception.


The Cathedral of All Souls will celebrate the Feast of All Saints with a Requiem Eucharist on Sunday afternoon, November 2, at 5 p.m..  This service has become an annual event that holds much meaning for those who attend, especially those who have lost loved ones over the past year.  The Cathedral Choir will participate in the Eucharist by singing Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.  The performance will be accompanied by 14-piece orchestra.  Fauré began work on this piece in 1887 following the deaths of his parents; it is a contemplative and moving piece for chorus and bass solo.  The famous solo movement “Pie Jesu” will be sung by members of the Cathedral Choir and joined by choristers from the St. Cecilia Youth Choir.  The text and music of this piece expresses a profound sense of beauty, quiet joy, and hope.  A festive reception will be held in Zabriskie Hall following the service.

All Saints Day Pictures of the Faithful Departed: As way of remembering persons connected to our community who have died during the past year we invite members to send to the office pictures (preferably in frames which stand up) which we will use in our All Saints Sunday Services. We ask the pictures be delivered to the office by Friday, October 31. Please mark on the back of the picture to whom the picture should be returned.



CHILDREN FIRST COMMITTEE INFORMATION - The Committee will meet on Mon. Oct.27 at 5:30 in the CE Room. We will review the HHH Report and discuss Thanksgiving and Christmas plans for the children.

Please note!  Every year All Souls sponsors The Christmas Wish List, granting the children’s wishes for SOMETHING I WANT, SOMETHING I NEED,SOMETHING TO WEAR AND SOMETHING TO READ. You may choose the child you wish to sponsor and may choose to grant one, several or all of their wishes. Watch for further info and the sign up date. Call Loretta Andrews at 277-6133 if you have questions.


Vandercooked Poetry Nights and the Kay Falk Literary Project present poet TONY HOAGLAND in a reading of his work, Wed. 10/29 at 7:30 at Asheville BookWorks on Haywood Avenue in Asheville. Before the reading, at 7 PM, you are invited to print a letterhead broadside on Asheville BookWorks’ prized Vandercooked Press. Hoagland is the author of three poetry collections, including What Narcissism Means to Me, a finalist for a National Critics Book Circle Award, and Donkey Gospel, winner of the James Laughlin Award. The event is free. For more information, please contact Emilie White at etwhite8@charter.net.


The Cathedral of All Souls Arts Commission will host an exhibition of the work of Kerstin McDaniel October 31st and November 1st in the Parish Hall. Kerstin has been a member of All Souls for many years. Her work is on display and in use in churches all across Western North Carolina and includes banners, vestments, altar hangings, needlepoint kneelers, and paintings. The exhibition will be open Friday, October 31st 6 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 1st 1 - 3 p.m. Kerstin will give a lecture and question and answer Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.

After 2 years on the street, with 2 kids, our 2nd Hope to Home crew moved our new friend into her apartment Thursday night. We as a group collected beds, dressers, tables, chairs and all the little things that make an empty apartment livable. All Souls members donated a TV, towels, bed linens and many other items. Some furniture came from the Habitat store. We will stay in contact with our friend for a year. Nicole at Homeward bound connected us all, worked with the Asheville Housing Board to find her apartment, and will stay with us all on our journey. If you would like to know about Hope to Home teams, talk to Pam and Steve Van Allen, Bille Stahmer. Gail Wiley or Jennie Zbierki or you may email Pam and Steve at pamkandsteve@yahoo.com


AMICIMUSIC, Asheville’s award winning chamber music organization, returns to All Soul’s 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, part of a weekend where they will perform the complete cello works by Beethoven. Admission is $20 for general public, $15 for Church members, and free for children. A special weekend pass for all the concerts will be available as well for $40. Tickets will be available at the door and in advance at www.amicimusic.org at 10% off.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: The Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Western North Carolina is sponsoring a food drive at All Souls on Sunday, November 23. Food will be collected at all the services that day and donated to Loving Food Resources. Loving Food Resources supports people living with HIV/AIDS as well as those receiving home hospice care. According to Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 member food banks, 66% of the households it serves reported having to choose between purchasing food and obtaining medical care. Your food donation will reduce the pressure to make such a tragic choice.

Church of the Advocate: Thanks so much for the blankets, which were snapped up ten minutes after the Clothes Closet opened on Sunday. Please keep sending them. It doesn’t matter what shape they’re in so long as they’re clean (the same goes for clothes). Our men need jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, sneakers, jeans, khaki pants, and belts. Our women need sneakers, long casual dresses, sweatshirts, and underwear. Know that your donations make a real difference in the lives of our homeless congregation.

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, the Teitelbaum family, Fallon Elkes, Rebecca Jackson, John Chromey, Joey and Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Sam Craig, 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, JoFrances Dula, Del Hare, Betty Nokes, Stevie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, David Beebe, the Zabriskie family, The Reverend Deacon Alice Mason, Elaine Young, Aubree Fox, Molly Kenan,  David Cooke, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, J.R. Brown, Joseph DeLuca, and Will Bryant.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Sandra Byrd, Beverly MacDowell, Andrew Kane, Nancy Ackermann Cole, Dimitri Asaad, William Palmer, Jimmy Walker, Amy Congdon, Susan Stevenson, Leslie Huntley, Jules Smith, Jack Ingersoll, Fred Overbay, Virginia Faust, Susan Luke, and Brian Vaughan.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Christina and Jason McKeown, Kara and Ric Albrecht, Doug and Pat McDowell, Florence and Jack Krupnick, and Brady and Elizabeth Fulton.


The flowers on Sunday are to the glory of God and in loving memory of James Vincent Ragano and Ruth Gorius.