October 30, 2014

REMINDER, REMINDER!!  Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night!!  It’s “fall back” time!!

Adult Forum Nov. 2: St. Francis and the Franciscan Rule of Life. Poverty, Chastity and Obedience were the foundation stones of Francis’ Rule. Why were these so vital to Francis’ ongoing experience of God? What might they offer a community of faith and a world of incessant hunger and consumption in 2014? Led by Todd Donatelli.

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 a 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 a 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.


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.


Reach Every Child. Many people are suffering because there is not yet an Ebola vaccine. But we must not forget there are vaccines for many childhood killers like measles, pneumonia, diarrhea, and polio. Yet millions of children die each year before age 5 because they don’t have access to these basic vaccines. Shouldn’t we make sure that these known remedies reach every child? Join RESULTS on November 14 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall and take action on an effort to vaccinate 300 million children over 5 years, which will save over 5 million lives. These efforts will also help build stronger healthcare systems in poor countries so they are able to better deal with crises like the Ebola outbreak. Your efforts on global education at the last RESULTS meeting held at All Souls in March helped put more kids in school. Join us again to ensure that more children live to thrive past age 5. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Dorrie Sieburg dorriesieburg@gmail.com for more information.

United Thank Offering Fall Ingathering Sunday, November 16, 2014. Thank you for your many years of participation! Each fall and spring, All Souls joins with churches around the world to collect our “offerings of thanks” and unite them to provide grants throughout the world. One hundred percent of the offerings collected are given away every year. These grants from the UTO help meet compelling human need. They are tangible evidence of how our blessings and gratitude can lead to someone else’s blessings and gratitude. Before and after services, take a look at the map on the porch to see a few of the many ways our gifts are being put to use.

 The Vestry Nomination Form for 2014 is available on the church website and in the next edition of The Connection. You are invited to place in nomination individuals you wish to be considered. Vestry Nomination forms are due in the Parish office by December 1. All Souls Vestry members serve the Cathedral parish through spiritual discernment for the cathedral parish and through support of those people involved in it life and ministry. Election will be held at the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

IT IS TURKEY TIME AGAIN! All Souls’ annual Thanksgiving Day potluck will be served in the parish hall following the worship service at 10:30 a.m.on Thursday, Nov. 27. All are welcome to bring a covered dish or dessert and join the feast. Roasted turkey, dressing and gravy will be provided. To complete the traditional meal, bring $5 per person or $15 per family and a covered dish. Sign-up sheets will be on the church lawn after Sunday services Nov. 9 and 16 and in the church office at other times. You may call the office at 274-2681 to be signed up. For more information and to volunteer to help, contact Nancy Marlowe at njmarlowe@aol.com.


Thanksgiving Food Drive: In the 16 counties comprising its Western North Carolina service area, Manna reports providing food for 107,600 unduplicated individuals and 38,300 unique families a year. Fully 60% of those households (or almost 23,000) live on $10,000 a year or less. Let us give thanks at the services on November 23 with a generous donation of food for our neighbors.


A concert for humanitarian relief for our Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza:   Sunday, November 16, 3:30 PM at the Rainbow Community School Concert Hall, 58 State Street in West Asheville. Al Ahli Hospital is an Anglican hospital in the Gaza Strip and needs our help.  It is the oldest hospital in Gaza and the only remaining full-service Christian one there - serving anyone who enters, regardless of ethnic, religion or economic background. It is struggling to recover from this summer’s bombing. Bishop Taylor will speak to this at our Diocesan Convention in a few weeks.  The brief video will tell you more and includes our Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts  Schori  on her visit to the hospital For questions, please call Gwin Jones, 274 7821.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9v-1zb1iJI


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.


Church of the Advocate: Here comes the cold—and with it an even greater need for blankets, jackets and hoodies, sweatshirts and sweaters, warm caps, and thermal underwear. Our men also need sneakers, boots, white socks, T-shirts), jeans, belts, and button-down shirts. Our women are oversupplied with clothes but do need sneakers and underwear. We always need sleeping bags and camping gear, and we’re always out of both. Your donations make a real difference in the hard-pressed lives of this homeless congregation.


We remember those in the All Souls Community who have died this past year:

The Reverend Blair Hatt Jean Nutty Daniel Bill Dodge Ellafield Smithson Pat Posey Ed Scott Jean Veach Parker Ann Macfie Barbara Kendall Kate Spooner Claude Michael Luke Web McLeod Rob Gaylord Geisla Arnold The Reverend Gene McDowell Nancy Boland Herman Bott Theresa Pendleton Sherri Schrull



The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Cary Caperton Owen Eliza Ambler and William Gaston Caperton and William Caperton Owen.


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, Bob Morrow, 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, Deacon Alice Mason, Elaine Young, Aubree Fox, Molly Kenan, David Cooke, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, J.R. Brown, Joseph DeLuca, Davis and the Teitelbaum family, Julie Carlinnia & Ella & Mira Carlinnia, Alex Wilson, and Will Bryant.

Postulants: Jacque Combs, J. Clarkson

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Carol Harris, Deb Ramsey, Frank Crawford, Karen Kearney, Mary Lockey, Abigail Moore, Elaine Feeser, Richard Hoyle, Brad Letts, John Maitland, John McMullen, Bob Young, Margaret Kistler, Barbara Plimpton, Ted Ahl, John Oakes, Noah Pitts, John Raines, Carl Brown, Preston Hani, Tyler Hani, and Caroline Turner.

 We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Monroe Moore and Lupe Perez, Ian and Sallie Williams, Elizabeth and Kemper Brown, Frank and Sarah Colvett, Jennifer and Robert Middlemas, and Erin and Reed Fendler.