September 10, 2015


As we anticipate further work on the roof beyond our initial estimates, we are asking all of you to join us at one of two called Parish Meetings: Sunday, September 20 at 10:10 a.m. (replacing the Adult Education Forum and Parish Breakfast) or Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings will be in the Zabriskie Parish Hall, and both meetings will have the same content.

“The work of insuring that this campus is an outward and visible sign of God’s measureless welcome for generations to come is a considerable and sacred calling. If the generations before us at All Souls have left us any gift, it is their lived belief that God always provides a way to those who step into life. We are now living that ourselves and in so doing continue to generate that reality of life for those coming after us, those who will find their lives fed by our work and witness.”

– Dean Donatelli

This Sunday, September 13, the Cathedral will welcome the Rev. Michael Lapsley, author of “Redeeming the Past – My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer” and founder of the South Africa-based Institute for Healing of Memories. Father Lapsley will be the preacher at both the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services, in addition to being the featured speaker during that Sunday’s adult education forum.

AmiciMusic continues its series at All Souls on Sunday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m. with LIVE at the USO – Great songs from the 1940s featuring Amanda Horton, soprano; Jonathan Ross, baritone; and Daniel Weiser, piano. This will be a fun show in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII that will include nostalgic war-related songs such as GI Jive, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Moonlight Serenade as well as hits from Bernstein’s “On the Town” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”.  Cost is $15 for church members and $20 for general audience. Tickets are available at the door and advanced payment discounts are available online at

The Monthly Lunch Brunch meets again on September 16 at 12:30 p.m., with guest speaker Laura Baker-Seseika, Program Manager of the Care Partners Pace Program, which offers medical and social services for the elderly with the aim to help them remain safely in their homes. Laura has over 20 years of experience in assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospice care. Lunch is a potluck, so bring a dish to share!

Join Autumn Grace on Saturday, September 19 in the Owen Library for an overview on end-of-life issues related to memory loss or dementia, including resources in Buncombe County. The session will be led by Chad Contay, Development Director for Memory Care. Coffee and Snacks will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the session beginning at 10:00 a.m. To submit a question ahead of time or for more information, contact Babie Chromy at or Linda Hundredmark at

Newcomers Class starts September 20th and runs for 6 weeks. The class is intended for individuals new to All Souls or those wanting to learn more about our ministries, architecture, the ethos of the Episcopal Church, and the gifts of our community. We will meet at 10:10 a.m. in Owen Library. For more information, contact Thomas Murphy at

Kairos West Community Center FREE Food Markets at Kairos West 742 Haywood Rd, sponsored by Asheville Youth Mission. We would love to have you join us to play music, meet our neighbors, or network around resources. Share the good news & join us to celebrate caring for our neighbors & the abundance of God’s creation! Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m. Sep 19, Oct 3, and Nov 14. Questions? Call Milly Morrow at 828-772-1429.

“To Celebrate the Glories of This Day”  – the Cathedral Arts Commission is proud to present All Souls musicians Janis Bryant, soprano, John Bryant, trumpet, and Kyle Ritter, organ, in a diverse program of music that spans the centuries, from Scarlatti to the present day. The concert will take place at All Souls on Sunday, September 27 at 4:00 p.m. Pieces on the program will include “Sound the Trumpet” by Henry Purcell, “Mio Tesoro per te Moro” by Alessandro Scarlatti, and the magnificent “Okna (Windows)” by the 20th-century Czech composer Petr Eben.

The next service of Healing and Holy Eucharist will be held Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the church. This is an informal, contemplative service using Taize and other chant, expansive language and images, silence, anointing and the laying on of hands if desired, and the sharing of bread and wine. This month’s service will honor St. Francis of Assisi. Music will be offered by Karen Turner and Jacque Combs, with the Rev. Canon Charlotte Cleghorn presiding.

Ongoing Needs

Children First Food Pantry – Now that summer is over, we are especially in need of staples like beans and rice, canned vegetables, and canned meats. Also needed are baby items. Baby food, diapers and shampoo are in short supply. And just for fun, once in a while add a special treat like granola bars, or other healthy snacks. Shop before the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays and leave your items in the car so you won’t forget to bring them to church! 

The Clothes Closet of Church of the Advocate – Our homeless men are out of white socks, nearly out of sneakers, pants (shorts, jeans, khakis), belts for pants that are too big, T-shirts, hoodies, light jackets, and large-size underwear. Our women are better supplied but need underwear, long casual dresses, sneakers/sandals, and are out of bags (handbags, shoulder bags, pocketbooks). We’re also out of blankets, sleeping bags, towels, shampoo, and soap. Thank you; your donations make a real difference in the lives of the Advocate’s congregation.

Children First/CIS Donations – we will continue donations on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of each month. Consider offering personal care items, cleaning supplies & baby needs. Food donations are always appreciated but the greatest need is for non-food items. Thanks for your support.

Around All Souls

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.

The Cathedral of All Souls has made it easier for members (and visitors) to make donations and/or pledge payments online! Simply click on “Giving to All Souls” under the “Who We Are” tab above. This is a secure site and you do not need a Paypal account.

We pray for those for whom prayers have been requested – Bev Gaines, Bob Morrow, David Truelove, Guy Sayles, the Spangler family, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Janice Harvey, Emma Mamone-Peeples, Betty Nokes, Stevie Turner, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, the Teitelbaum family, Will Bryant, Del Hare, Pat Hill, Larry Crawford, Joe Gernoske, Ralph Lewis, Ken Prentice, Lorraine, Benjamin and Heidi Griepp, Mike Martinelli, Jan and Steve Davis, Norma Lea and Bob Ferguson, Aaron Stranberg, Kerstin McDaniel, Nancy Keller, Helen Maxwell, Laura Morrow, Babie Strobel and family, Gail Wiley, Mary Lou Vitek, Peter Horn, the Rt. Rev. Ned Sherrill, Betsy Taylor, Sally Conder, George Sherrill, Bill Norlin, Sumner Smith, Jay Preston, Becky Donatelli, Jack Parsons, Nancy Martin, Charlotte Hutchison, Tom Wise, Chip and Sherry Prazich, Kelli Brown Mullinix and family.

We pray for those celebrating birthdays this week – Adam Hand, Diane Kepley, Dan Garrett, Will Jones, Margaret Scott, Jocelyn Reese, Tom Ruff, Jenny Mathews, Susan Hamrick, Cristifor Harshman, Clare McPherson, Robbin Whittington, Charles Campbell, Tamara Chambers, Gary Hammer, Briley Hooper, Virginia Hunter, Janet Maitland, Beatrice Perez, and Robert Newcomer.

We pray for those celebrating anniversaries this week – Dan and Anna Garrett, and Jason and Tamara Chambers.

The flowers in the church are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Veatrice and Orval Ponder and Eleanor and Herschel Ponder.

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