September 17, 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 Saturday - 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.

Newcomers Class starts this Sunday, 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

“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. Check out the Facebook event and invite your friends!

The Autumn Players present Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain on Sunday October 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Zabriskie Parish Hall.The legendary Dr. Sigmund Freud and the young C.S. Lewis meet to address the greatest questions of all time: love, sex, the existence of God, the meaning of life, and suicide – weeks before Freud took his own life. The performance features Kermit Brown, Jim Reid as a two-man Readers Theatre. Discussion after will be led by Dean Todd Donatelli and Dr. Mary Ellen Griffin, PhD., Psychologist. Suggested donation is $8, at the door.

Beginning Tuesday, October 6, and running for four weeks, the Cathedral will host Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality. The conference features videos of a diverse group of speakers, including Dr. Cornel West and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Each session begins at 6:00 p.m., and admission is free. To register, fill out a registration flyer available on Sunday morning or at the church office, or call the church office. For questions, please contact Carla Dimmitt at or 828-277-1575

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 – This week, we urgently need your help: we’re completely out of men’s T-shirts, jeans, khaki pants, white socks, hoodies, belts, caps, and sneakers. We have only a couple of light jackets and sweatshirts (as nights get colder). Blankets or quilts – we have none – would be a great help. Our women need sneakers, underwear, and bags (shoulder bags, pocketbooks, etc.), and we’re out of sleeping bags, backpacks, and tote bags. Donations left in the parish hall will be collected once a week.

Around All Souls

As we approach Ingathering Sunday, October 11, the Cathedral will be hosting a series of stewardship speakers, talking to us about how their financial gifts reflect their life in this community. An archive of both the audio and text of these stewardship talks is available on the E-Pistle section of the website. Our first speaker (on September 13) was Kyle Ritter, Canon for Music. You can listen to his talk below, or read the full text here.

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,  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, Mary Lou Vitek, Peter Horn, the Rt. Rev. Ned Sherrill, Betsy Taylor, Sally Conder, George Sherrill, Bill Norlin, Sumner Smith, Jay Preston, Jack Parsons, Tom Wise and family, Chip and Sherry Prazich, Kelli Brown Mullinix and family, Dee Dee Daws, the family of Jane Atchison,  Ronnie Dinkle and Mabel Hare.

We pray for those celebrating birthdays this week – Mark Medlin, Elizabeth Ragan, Katherine Hunley, Judie Mauney, Richard Jacobs, Jacob Casper, Caden Maxwell, Gregg Blanton, Bob MacLean, Barbara Peevey, William Auman, Jr.,James Rhoades, Amelia DeHart, John Farrington, and Jon Miller.

We pray for those celebrating anniversaries this week – Robert & Elizabeth Callahan, M. David & Gay Cogburn, Robert & Ann Gray, John & Carolyn Macfie, Douglas & Honour Stewart, and Richard & Carol Harris, Jr.

The flowers in the church are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of James Ritter and Nancy Reid.

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