September 25, 2014

We welcome guest organist and music director Kathy McNeil.

Kyle Ritter and the Cathedral Choir are on retreat at Lake Logan.  

The Cathedral will celebrate a Blessing of the Animals in commemoration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The celebration will take place on the front lawn during the nine o’clock service on Sunday, October 5.  Limited seating will be available, so PLEASE bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. The service will include a service of Eucharist and will conclude with the blessing. This celebration is certain to be full of energy, good music, barking, meowing, hissing, and all around chaos! Come, witness, and take part! 


The fall Newcomers Class series continues through October 19th. The Newcomers Class is an opportunity to learn about the ministries of All Souls, converse with our priests, and hear about the particular gifts and ethos of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition. We meet in the Owen library starting at 10:10. For more information, contact Thomas Murphy, Helene Heilig at or Sherry in the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681


The women of Autumn Grace are eagerly anticipating a retreat at Lake Logan September 26-28 led in reflection by Zenda Addis. Zenda has a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Theology from Duke Divinity School where she anchored her studies in Eastern and Western wisdom literature and traditions. Her interest is upon formative and transformative spirituality viewing mystics as highly evolved and conscious people. Zenda recently returned from studies at the Jungian Institute in Zurich. She has lived in Asheville for 25 years. We are happy to have such a talented leader and request your prayers for a transformative experience.


Brian Cole will speak on Appalachian religion on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Asheville. The talk, sponsored by the Asheville History Center, is free. Oldtime religion is still practiced in these mountains today and we may stand to benefit from what we have ridiculed, Cole said. The talk is in conjunction with the HillBilly Land: Myth and Reality, exhibit at Smith-McDowell House Museum, 283 Victoria Rd., Asheville, through Dec. 31.


On October 4th at 11:00 AM we will celebrate the life of Gene McDowell, a well-loved former associate rector here at All Souls.  If you would like to bring some gift of food for the reception, please let Nancy Reid know either by email ( or phone (828-231-6218).  Thanks so much.


AMICIMUSIC returns to All Souls 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. The Stomberg/Weiser Duo will perform the complete Beethoven cello and piano works that weekend in three separate concerts in different venues around Asheville. Admission will be $20 for general public, $15 for All Souls members, and free for children. A pass to all three concerts is $40. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at at a 10% discount.


Hospitality Calls for ushers –All Souls is a community. Many of us live here, but we are also made more of a community by visitors who share with us. Our community goal is always to welcome the stranger as a friend. To do so, we need a cadre of ushers. There are many ways to be an usher – regular monthly schedule at a particular service, occasional fill-in on Sundays, mid-week/special services that need extra help, and so on. The point is that we need to have more ushers on board. Please consider signing up to help. Contact information: Babie Chromy (828-215-8825;, or church office). Thanks in advance!!!


The Cathedral of All Souls has made it easier for members - and visitors -to make donations and/or payments to your pledge via the cathedral website. Simply go to, click “make a donation” and enter your donation with your credit or debit card. This is a secure site and you do not need a Paypal account. You can also make your payment schedule on a recurring monthly basis -no need to worry about sending a check or bringing your checkbook to church!


CROP Walk Returns October 5th - Locally this fundraiser assists Meals on Wheels, ABCCM, MANNA, and Loving Food Resources. Nationally, aid goes to areas touched by natural disasters. Internationally funds go to a wide range of needs from disasters to assistance in providing wells in Africa, medical assistance in a wide variety of locations, and a complex range of other needs. The Walk is sponsored by Church World Service. Go to their website for more information about CWS. Our Walk is on Sunday, October 5th at the First Baptist Church at 2 pm. See Mike Stevenson to get more details, to sponsor his walk, or to volunteer to walk yourself.


Halloween Party FUNdraiser

Save The Date! Saturday, October 18th - 5:30 - 8:00pm at All Souls Cathedral. Invite your friends and neighbors to show off their Halloween flare! Costume contest, yummy food, warm cider, fun games and Halloween costume parade through the village!  Details and ticket sales to follow! Please put it on your calendar now and get your best costume ideas ready!


Art Workshop: A workshop designed for adult beginners in drawing, painting, collage and other media will be offered in All Souls’ parish hall onSaturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Margaret Harvey, longtime art teacher at Asheville County Day School and at her Cedar Lane Studio, will conduct the course. All abilities are welcome. Art supplies will be provided. Cost is $45 per person. For more information and to register by Oct. 20, call Cedar Lane Studio at 828-684-3947. Proceeds benefit the music program. 


All Soul’s Walking Club. Get a move on and join A.S.W.C! You may already know the many health benefits of exercise. Together we will create accountability, motivation, safety and enjoy socialization with fellow parishioners. The group meets at the park located at the intersection of Park and Vanderbilt in Biltmore Forest. A.S.W.C. Join us every Tuesday morning at 9 AM. For more information about these activities please contact Blake Walker at 828.713.6589 or email Blake is a Wellness Practitioner and Certified Personal trainer with The American Council on Exercise. He specializes in supporting senior’s and women’s health goals.


Do you love working with children? Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Applications are now available for those interested in volunteering at the Children First/CIS Learning Centers, afterschool safe havens for children in grades K-5 living in the poorest communities of Buncombe County. Volunteers interact and engage with the children in a positive way, and the commitment is as little as 1 hour per week. The Learning Centers are open Monday - Thursday, and volunteer slots range from 2:30-6:00 p.m.Want to learn more? Please email Kaitlyn Breiten at or call 828-259-9717 for more information or to apply.


Church of the Advocate: Our homeless men urgently need jackets, sneakers, hoodies, sweatshirts, jeans, white socks, belts, and caps—the Clothes Closet is out or nearly out of all these items. Our men also need suits, ties, shoes, and button-down shirts for job interviews. Our women need casual dresses, jackets, hoodies, sneakers, socks, and bags. And with the nights ever colder, our need for blankets and sleeping bags (we’re still out of both) is more urgent than ever. Thanks so much for your generosity, which eases the lives of our homeless congregation.


The flowers are 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.


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, Meg Karayiannis, Bob Morrow, the Teitelbaum family, Fallon Elkes, Quentin Fabrian, Rebecca Jackson, Maude Carver, Taylor Jacobs, John Chromey, Joey and Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Sam Craig, John Smith, Ralph Lewis, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Robert Keifer, Jennifer Shelton, Cindy Davis, Rob Willhige, Jeremy Lamb, MaryAnn Baker, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, the Spangler family, Carolyn Scribner, Sheila Gibbs, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Oz Henry, Lora Scott, Janice Harvey, Joan Tidwell, Carol, David Power and family, Emma Mamone-Peeples, JoFrances Dula, Joan Crook, Billy and Sandy Hinson, Jessica and Jackson Ayers, Del Hare, Betty Nokes, Chris, Stevie Turner, Peter Yaun and family, the Byrd family, Archie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, Linda Zralek, Pat McDowell, David Beebe, James Godwin, Nancy Bole, David Bitgood & family, the Zabriskie family, the Calhoun family, Susan Larmore, Tom Drakos. Joe Alexander, Bob McGee, Sharon Price, John and Andrew, and Emily Maitland

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Elijah Albrecht, Andrew Kryzanek, Nancy Marlowe, Leslie Muir, Kenneth Spurling, Thomas Morel, Anne Marie Smith, Malcolm 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 give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Meg and Wiley Westall, William Jones and Barry Pate, Jeff Konz and Kate Zubko, Ellen Anastos and Bill Palmer, Michele Mamone and Jennifer Peeples, Abigail and Joe Moore, and Anne Marie and W. Michael Smith.