September 24, 2015


For the next few weeks leading up to Ingathering Sunday, October 11, we will be hearing presentations from our stewardship speakers. An archive of both the audio and text of these stewardship talks is available on the cathedral website by clicking on the “E-Pistle” link under “Forms & Publications” above.

If you missed the parish meetings on the church roof work held last week, a video of the presentation and more information about the logistics and finances of the work will be available in the weeks to come.

Newcomers Class continues this week and runs until October 25. 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. this Sunday, September 27, 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 – Thanks so much for the men’s jeans, khaki pants, T-shirts, jackets, and sneakers – most of them went out almost as soon as they came in, so please keep them coming! We also very much need men’s T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and belts, while our women need jackets, long dresses, bags, underwear, and sneakers. We’re again out of blankets, sleeping bags, and backpacks. Know that your donations last week really helped our homeless congregation.

Around All Souls

Seeking a Way to Serve at All Souls? Visit the New Ministry Tree, posted on the porch each Sunday morning. The tree has cards you can take which give you a basic introduction to the ministry, what kind of gifts/skills work best in that ministry, and who you can contact for further information. We rely on the time and talent of our members to serve this community, and we encourage you to find your way to get involved.

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, Tom Wise and family, Chip and Sherry Prazich, Kelli Brown Mullinix and family, Dee Dee Daws, the family of Jane Atchison,  Ronnie Dinkle, Mabel Hare, Pauline Wright, Becky Almond, Roz Almond,  Robin and Barbara Boylan, and Leanne Badham.

We pray for those celebrating birthdays this week – Levi Ager, Robert Blank, Michaela Mamone-Peeples, Elijah Albrecht, Andrew Kryzanek, Nancy Marlowe, Leslie Muir, Dee Reger, Kenneth Spurling, Anne Marie Smith, Malcom Douglas, Elaine Young, Anna Garrett, Christopher Hoyt, Paul Hundredmark, Michael MacCauley, Kelsey Smith, Sadie Smith-Morrow, Margaret Sorum, Douglas Stewart, Henry Callahan, Joan Carrassi, Carol Clark, Joseph Cummings, and Ellison Smith.

We pray for those celebrating anniversaries this week – Michael and Helene Heilig, Wiley and Meg Westall, Will Jones and Barry Pate Jr., Jeff Konz and Kate Zubko, Ellen Anastos and Bill Palmer, Michele Mamone and Jennifer Peeples, and Abigail and Joe Moore.

The flowers in the church are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Millicent Ffolliott and John Leonard Bitter, Philip Kerr Bitter, John Leonard Bitter Jr., May Carroll Miles and Samuel Eltinge Elmore, Samuel Eltinge Elmore Jr., and Jane Atchison

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