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THE CATHEDRAL CONNECTION T h e C a t h e d ra l o f A l l So u l s , Bi l t mo re V i l l a g e , As h e v i l l e , N C 2 8 8 0 3 No v e m b e r 2 0 0 8 All Souls is a eucharistically centered cathedral whose life is formed by scripture, the baptismal covenant and our engagement with the world about us. It is a community where all are welcome, trust is present, risks are taken, and where our gifts and graces enable us to be who God knows us to be. Inside this issue: INGATHERING OF PLEDGES The Dean 2 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 The Sub-Dean 3 Buy Free-trade Coffee 4 FEAST OF ALL SOULS: NAME REMBERANCE Adult Forum 4 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT NOON Center(s) for Christian Ed. 5 Book Group 5 FEAST OF ALL SAINTS: REQUIEM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, AT 5:00 P.M. All Souls/All Saints 6 Episcopal Peace Fellowship 7 Women’s Group 7 CHILI COOK-OFF SUPPER Trip of Reconciliation 8 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 6:15 P.M. Photos of Parish Events 10- 11 Global Warming Speaker 12 THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE Vestry Notes 13 NOVEMBER 27, 10:30 A.M. Church of Advocate Gifts 13 AND Webmaster/New website 15 THANKSGIVING DAY POTLUCK DINNER Stewardship 16 FOLLOWING THE SERVICE Family Ministries & EYC 17 Pray without Ceasing 18 VESTRY NOMINATIONS FORM Ministries/Vestry 19 PAGE 15 Worship 20 Would you like to save All Souls some postage? Calendar insert And see the photographs in color? Read the Connection online. See page 15 Profile: Susie Stokes, page 9 Page 2 The Cathedral Connection FROM THE DEAN The Very Rev. Todd Donatelli All Saints Day: Seeing Larger I love All Saints Day. I am not sure why it grabs me so much, but I do have some hunches about it. I love the fall, the turning of the seasons, the crisp air, and something about the flow from All Hallows Eve (Halloween) to celebrating all the saints. Perhaps there is something pa- gan in all of us (hope it is clear that pagan is not the same thing as satanic—its origin has more to do with rural persons than persons opposed to God); that part of us that connects to what the earth pro- claims to us (which is a Christian doctrine—the revelation of all creation). Perhaps it is the child-like part of us that knows to be both a bit scared, yet also a bit intrigued by the creeping darkness of the season. Perhaps it is the understanding that when life is getting darker, we are not alone. We are indeed surrounded by a cloud of witnesses, some alive and some who have died, who diligently proclaim that light shines in the darkness, who diligently proclaim that we have and need each other. I found myself confronted with a painting by Rembrandt this summer. Entitled Philosopher in Meditation, it is filled with much shadow, darkness, and piercing places of light. An inquiry to an art- ist friend revealed the painter’s understanding of light emerging from the dark, always emerging from the dark. In this season of global anxiety, we are often tempted to think that what we see and hear is all we know and all we have. It is tempting to forget that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. It is tempting to think that seasons of increasing darkness and increasing coldness are best dealt with by turning in, holding up, and hunkering down. I think All Saints proclaims something very different. It sings of going out, gathering with all the saints, looking to see all the saints “you can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea, in church, or in trains, or in shops or at tea…” (Hymnal 1982). You can find them in silence, or in groups, or tai chi. This feast day tells us that we are surrounded with folks whose lives are like ours with the same fears and joys, the same graces and burdens, the same hopes and dreams. They, their experience, wisdom, and presence are ours in this and every season. In the weeks leading up to the election, the two presidential candidates met at a fund raiser and offered some wonderful self-deprecating humor. For a brief moment, they and we were one: people with common foibles, common yearnings, and a deep common need to laugh. May we not give in to the anxiety of the times, but strive to be those who gather ourselves and each other, peo- ple who see the lightness of life amid its weight, people of deep laughter and joy, people who know we are not only not alone, but in deep need of each other, in need of each and every last one of us. Ever living God, today we rejoice in the holy men and women of every time and place. May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love (Liturgy of the Hours). Peace, November 2008 Page 3 NOTES, REFLECTIONS, AND PRAYERS The Rev. Canon Brian Cole David Key met me the first day of seminary. I was 21 years old and had never lived in a city before (Louisville, KY) and did not know what I did not know. David, for what reason I still do not know, guided me seamlessly into seminary life. David was a doctoral student from Augusta, GA, and knew every one on campus. He juggled marriage and doctoral coursework and a job running the seminary guesthouse. And he took time to make sure I made a smooth adjustment to life as a seminarian. During that first year of seminary, I had many transitions, including the death of my father. David continued to check on me that first year and, to this day, calls me on occasion to see how I am do- ing. At present, I am doing fine, and I still credit David with shepherding me into adulthood. At All Souls, we have recently revamped our Welcome Class and have added a program of shepherds for newcomers to the Cathedral. To quote from our welcome material, “a shepherd is a guide, a friend, and a bridge into life within our parish family.” Shepherds help newcomers make good transitions into life here at All Souls. There are many ways to serve in a shepherding capacity: an invite to a special worship service so the newcomer doesn’t have to attend alone; brunch after church; or help- ing to answer a question about a ministry here at All Souls. These ways of welcoming and supporting, and more, are so very helpful to ensure that the newcomer to our Cathedral finds their place and their role within our family of faith. We are currently in need of folks to serve as shepherds for several newcomers to All Souls. On Saturday, November 22, we will have a confirmation retreat, and on that day we will match new- comers with All Souls shepherds who will pledge to maintain contact with each other for the re- mainder of the church year. I am asking you to consider serving as a shepherd for the many newcomers who are drawn to this Cathedral and desire to put down roots in our parish. I recognize many of you juggle many tasks in your lives. I hope you have memories of being welcomed here by shepherds who made sure that All Souls became more than just a lovely place to worship but also a home and a prayerful anchor through “the changes and chances of this life,” as well. if you are interested in this rich and rewarding ministry, please contact Susie Stokes at email@example.com Also, please know we will have “support the shepherd” forms so that you will have several sug- gestions on how to offer your wisdom about life here at All Souls to newcomers. Peace, Brian CHURCH OF THE ADVOCATE NEEDS PARTICIPATE IN RIDE TO The Church of the Advocate urgently needs men’s CHURCH PROGRAM pants in all sizes, T-shirts, underwear, shoes, belts, and caps. Now that it’s fall, our homeless need to The Rev. Jean Scribner, one of our adjunct keep warm at night, so hoodies, sweatshirts and clergy here at All Souls, continues to coordinate rides to sweat pants, jackets, blankets, and sleeping bags church. will be most welcome. Please drop off any dona- If you need a ride or are willing to offer rides tions at Trinity in downtown Asheville. to those in need, please contact Jean at 828-301- 1160. Many of these requests involve neighborhoods in very close proximity to All Souls. Page 4 The Cathedral Connection SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION ZABRISKIE HALL, 10:10 A.M. A COMMUNITY OF RECONCILIATION AND REDEMPTION: THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS, LEARNING FROM SABBATICAL TIME Fall offerings will center on the work and manifestations of Reconciliation and Redemption; how we invite and encourage communal and individual restoration, communal and individual renewal of life. November 2: Learning from Sabbatical Time: The Pilgrimage of Reconciliation and Redemption. Members of the congregation will accompany the Dean in exploring things learned both by the Dean and by the congregation during the months of the Dean’s sabbatical. Themes: Taizé and Coventry as communal pat- terns of reconciliation, elements of mystery and beauty (from Deborah Douglas’ “In Residence” presenta- tions), pilgrimage and adventure, text and the unknown, violence and courage. November 9 : Learning from Sabbatical Time (continued) November 16: Communal Breakfast UNITED THANK OFFERING INGATHERING, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 ROOM IN THE INN RETURNS BUY ORGANIC COFFEE THRU MAY As the deadline for the November Please consider allowing the EYC to provide for Connection arrived, already most responsibilities for you caffeine needs! Proceeds from our coffee sales will the October hosting were met. It takes lots of hands: go toward the scholarship fund for this Summer’s pil- greeters, cooks, drivers, overnighters, and lunch pre- grimage to the Taizé community. parers to be the home for a week for a dozen Currently three varieties (free trade from Equal women whose lives have been interrupted by forces Exchange) is available for $10 a bag. They include: a beyond what they can manage. We will report on mild Breakfast Blend, medium Love Buzz, and a dark this edition of RITI in the next Connection, but if you French Roast. We also have organic decaf and hot would like to get an update on how things went, cocoa for sale, also at $10, and fairly traded dark please email Susan and Mike Stevenson at chocolate for $5 a bar. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-5227. Coffee will be available for purchase in the church office through the week and on the front porch after Sunday services. Thank you in advance for your investment in our young people and this unique endeavor for their spiri- tual development! Noreen Hill-Duffy would love to hear from her friends at All Souls at her new address: 704 Sherbrook Drive, Laurin- burg, SC 28352. November 2008 Page 5 THE ALL SOULS BOOK GROUP READS Thomas Merton Please join the All Souls Book Group for a two-month encounter with the writings of Thomas Merton. Ar- guably one of the most influential Catholic writers of the 20th century, Merton was a Trappist monk of the Ab- bey of Our Lady of Gesthsemani in Kentucky, a poet, a social activist, a student of comparative religion keenly interested in inter-religious understanding, and the author of numerous acclaimed works on spirituality and con- templation. The first book we’ll read, in November, is New Seeds of Contemplation, from 1961. Here is an excerpt from the back cover of the 2007 edition: “New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimen- sion in our lives.” And the second book we’ll read, in late November and into December, is Conjectures of a Guilty By- stander (1968), in which the reader watches the more socially engaged Merton grapple with questions cultural, racial, political. The following description is from the back cover of the 2007 edition: “With his characteristic forcefulness and candor, he brings the reader face-to-face with such provocative and controversial issues as the ‘death of God,’ politics, modern life and values, and racial strife—issues that are as relevant today as they were thirty years ago.” Our Merton meeting times are as follows: Monday, November 3, 7:00 p.m., first floor conference room of the Warner Building. Book to be discussed: New Seeds of Contemplation (1961). Monday, November 10, 7:00 p.m., first floor conference room, Warner Building. This will be our second meet- ing about New Seeds of Contemplation. (Please note that those not able to make the first New Seeds… meeting are welcome to join us for the second.) Monday, December 8, 7:00 p.m., first floor conference room, Warner Building. Book to be discussed: Conjec- tures of a Guilty Bystander (1968). (Both Merton books are now available at Accent on Books on Merrimon Avenue, at reduced cost, thanks to Lewis Sorrells.) And please also mark on your calendars Wednesday, December 10, when Bill J. Leonard, dean and professor of church history at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, will give a lecture at All Souls entitled, “Why Thomas Merton Still Matters.” (December 10, 2008, is the 40th anniversary of Merton’s death.) The All Souls Book Group is the nucleus of the Kay Falk Literary Project, centered at the Cathedral as part of its teaching mission. For more information, contact Emilie White at email@example.com. Newcomers are al- ways welcome!—Emilie White. DAY WITH THE BISHOP, THE RIGHT REV. G. PORTER TAYLOR The Life of Prayer: Learning to be Still Saturday, December 13, 2008 at St. John’s, Sylva Registration and Refreshments: 9:30 a.m. Program: 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Advent is a time to slow down and make space prayer lives. The format is presentation, discussion, small for the Christ once again to be born in our lives and in group work, and time for individual journaling and quiet. our world. Therefore, it is a time to become even more Cost: $20.00 ea. or $15.00 ea. if you register intentional about our prayer lives. with a friend. Download a registration form at On Saturday, December 13, the Bishop will talk www.centersforchristianstudies.org or call Charlotte at about a theology of prayer and then offer ways for 828.274.2681. participants to explore how to deepen their individual Page 6 The Cathedral Connection PARISH WORK DAY: GOOD CLEAN FUN Who knew? Participating in work day at All and visited together from 8:00–4:00 p.m. Martha Souls is good clean fun. Fullington and others gave mini-tours to the visitors Parishioners turned out Saturday, Oct. 11, for who came to see the church. Bishop Porter Taylor and a day of yard work, leaf raking and cleaning the friends dropped in. church. The properties commission had jobs for all. At the end of the day, the grounds were Eric Ordnung brought his landscaper’s truck manicured and the church cleaned and polished. All and heavy-duty work was done on the grounds. Souls’ people do windows! Treasurer Bob Feeser swapped the precision of the Work Day is a tradition at All Souls. It is a account books for the broad strokes of the tractor time of camaraderie and connection. A sense of ac- lawn mower. Others operated edgers and weed– complishment salves sore muscles. Participants: Over eaters. Everywhere, people were raking the lawn. 30 people dropped in to lend a hand throughout the Children brought toy rakes useful for getting fallen day. Included were Ashley Garcia & Claire, Doug leaves from under shrubs. McDowell, Judy & Bill Muerdter, Vicki & David The church’s tallest ladders were hauled out. Thompson, Cindy Donley & Ryan, Helen Heilig and Dean Todd Donatelli and Paul Brezny scaled them Ethan, Lucas, & Marshall, Robbin and Tom Whitting- and changed the light bulbs in the highest fixtures in ton, Martha Fullington, John Johnson, Jeanne Cum- the nave and parish hall. New energy-efficient bulbs mings, Bob Feeser, Nancy Marlowe, Ginger Huebner, were installed. David Fortney, Paul Brezny, Audrey & Todd Do- The church was cleaned by a crew wielding natelli, Mary & Will Noel, Will Rogers, Lisa Ridge, vacuum cleaners on the pew cushions and the kneel- Eric Ordnung, Ellen Anastos, and Susan and Mike Ste- ers. Oil soap and water was used to wipe down the venson. Apologies for any names inadvertently omit- pews. Furniture polish finished the job. ted! Mike and Susan Stevenson had organized The next Parish Family Work Day is sched- jobs for every volunteer. All ages pitched in. Fami- uled for Saturday, December 6, once again in the lies worked as teams. Small children were a big “drop in” format with a light lunch available. Many help. At midday, pizza was served picnic-style in the hands can make light work, so plan to help out in De- garth. cember!—Nancy Marlowe. Parishioners from all worship services worked FEAST OF ALL SOULS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, AT NOON FEAST OF ALL SAINTS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, AT 5:00 P.M. The Cathedral of All Souls will celebrate the Feast of All Souls with a Requiem Eucharist on Friday, Oc- tober 31 at Noon. This service has become an annual event that holds much meaning for those who attend, es- pecially those who have lost loved ones over the past year. As has become custom, the names of all those who have passed in the diocese since All Souls of last year will be read individually in the service. The listed necrology will also appear in the leaflet for a special service that will be held on Sunday evening, November 2, at 5:00 p.m. The service will be a festival Eucharist celebrating the Feast of All Saints. The Cathedral Choir will participate in the Eucharist by singing Requiem in E-flat by Josef Rheinberger. Rheinberger was a 19th-century German composer who was a contemporary of Brahms. His Requiem is entirely unaccompanied, and the text and music of this piece expresses a profound sense of beauty, quiet joy, and hope. A festive reception will be held following the service. SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH WILL RESUME IN JANUARY November 2008 Page 7 CATHEDRAL WOMEN’S GROUP DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS PREPARING TO PREPARE “FALL BACK” ON NOV. 2 Saturday, November 15, Owen Library 10:00 a.m. The Women’s Group program will be "Preparing to Prepare" for Advent and planning out 2009 programs and retreats. EPISCOPAL PEACE FELLOWSHIP Come join us in the Owen Library on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 10:00 am. Sunday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m. Let Lisa know at 582-4288 if you Christian Education Room are attending by November 10, so she will have enough "surprises" for everyone. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship continues its All Women of All Souls are invited! Peace Vigil at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday, but this is a re- Lisa also has had inquiries about prayer shawl minder that Daylight Savings Time ends on November gathering returning. Please give Lisa a call at 582- 2. That Sunday we switch to our winter schedule of 4288 so she can determine a gathering time that we 4:30 p.m. Our monthly EPF meeting is in the Library on could start in November and carry on through 2009. the Second Sunday and that will change to 5:00 p.m. For questions about these or other programs beginning in November. —Ross and Gwin Jones. sponsored by the Women’s Group, e-mail Lisa Ridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or tele- phone her at 582-4288. VIGIL FOR PEACE EYC ASKS FOR SPONSORS Every Sunday, 5:00-5:30 p.m. FOR LFR FUNDRAISER on the Church Lawn BOWLING FOR TURKEYS Members of All Souls EYC will be hunting parishioners to sponsor their bowling efforts on No- ANNUAL PASTA DINNER FOR LFR vember 16, at Sky Lanes bowling alley where they NOVEMBER 13 will raise money for the purchase of holiday turkeys AT CLUB ELEVEN ON GROVE STREET for LFR clients for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the second straight year, the combined EYCs in the Asheville Deanery will undertake to An annual fundraiser for Loving Food Re- help Loving Food Resources raise the $3,000 neces- sources is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, at Club Eleven [located at 11 Grove Street just off Pat- sary to help their clients enjoy a special holiday ton Avenue] in downtown Asheville. meal. Last year’s effort was very successful and they hope to top the earnings from 2007 Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. are followed by a tasty Look for EYC members to be at tables near pasta dinner and salad and a beverage. All of the $15 ticket price goes directly to food purchases at the church entrance on November 2 &/or 9, and LFR. The staff at Eleven on Grove donates all of their help them by sponsoring them at a “per pin” rate (i.e. 10 cents per pin for two games, or $10 or $20 time and tips to add to the contributions to the pantry. for their two games of bowling). LFR’s clients will See Betty Zeluff, Carol Anders, Cindy Strom, surely appreciate what you do!—Mike Stevenson. or Mike Stevenson for your tickets. Page 8 The Cathedral Connection RECONCILIATION IN PHILADELPHIA Editor’s Note: On October 3-4, sixteen members of the Diocese of Western North Carolina, including Molly Walling, Shawna Gilmore, and Todd Donatelli of All Souls, participated in a two day recognition by the Episcopal Church of its past complicity, silence, and benefiting from slavery in the U.S. The days culminated in a service of repentance at which the Pre- siding Bishop was celebrant and preacher. The article below is the Dean’s account of the trip which was written for the our diocesan paper, The Highland Episcopalian, and copied here) This summer I walked on the Belgian and Ger- labor. It was not easy hearing that in 1860, 80% of man soil where my father fought in WWII. I have an Episcopal clergy in Virginia owned slaves. Yet, I artifact from the place where Dad was a POW for need to hear these stories and sit with others listening four months, a time which saw his body weight go to them if I, if we as a church, are ever to be free. from 220 to 110 pounds. The battles and the pris- In Philadelphia we also heard reports of dio- oner experience left an indelible mark on Dad that ceses who have begun to collect histories of their di- visited our family for decades. ocesan participation in slavery, their failure to con- The trip was a way to face the horrors of his front both slavery and the “as good as slavery” con- experience, to be touched by the places where a cer- ditions in this country after the Civil War as well as tain innocence was certainly lost; it was a way to try their decades long silence around racial inequality. and know more of a story that lives in us, shaped our They were not easy stories, and I also heard a cer- lives as a family, yet whose details we did not know. tain liberation coming into their diocesan collective Preparation meant reading stories and journals and life due to the naming, the revealing. The truth can interviewing veterans of those conflicts. At times they indeed set free, even as it is painful. were overwhelming and I wrestled greatly with their If I learned anything in the forests of Ger- darkness. The trip itself was not made alone. It was many and in St. Thomas, Philadelphia, it is these made with members of my family and members of things: in facing the darkness we find light, in walking Belgian families. And standing on the soil, in the through the forest we find the path; it is in the wilder- place of that darkness and recounting the stories ness that we find water; the way of the cross is the brought a strange freedom. way of life. These journeys of recounting are not There comes a time in the life of every commu- journeys we take alone, they must be done in commu- nity when it must look humbly and seriously into its past nity. The truth, very painful at times, can make us in order to provide the best possible foundation for free at last.—The Rev. Todd Donatelli, Dean. moving into a future based on healing and hope (Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission). Listening to the stories offered for the recent Day of Repentance at St. Thomas in Philadelphia brought the following realization: as deeply as Dad’s story shaped us, it was the experience of one person in one generation of our family. I was not the prod- uct of generations of prisoners. I found myself con- necting the importance of knowing Dad’s story, the healing it continues to bring to me and my family, with the powers of the stories heard in Philadelphia. Instead of seeing these simply as horror stories whose knowledge would not bring hope, I began to see them in the context of how stepping into the horror and shame of Dad’s story has brought a certain free- dom we had not known for some time. I will not say I enjoyed the stories we heard; I Day of Repentance at St. Thomas, Philadelphia, did not enjoy in any way knowing that my clergy (additional photos in center section and online) pension fund has roots in wealth gained through slave October 2008 Page 9 SUSIE STOKES WAS GLAD TO BE ASKED TO HELP (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of informal profiles of long-time members of All Souls. Nancy Marlowe is the author.) Suzanne “Susie” Stokes prepares the altar On the Sunday that Susie Stokes came to and the sacraments for the noon Eucharist services on hear Kyle, she was greeted by the Rev. Jan Walker, Wednesdays. She took over this responsibility from adjunct priest. “I came back to church the next Sun- the late Joanna Kouns. “I really like this healing ser- day and I heard Jeanne Cagle talk about Food vice,” she said. “When Todd talked to me about do- Booth. I’m from a Baptist background, but I never ing this work, it made me so glad.” went to church anywhere else after visiting All Souls. Susie came to All Souls in 2006 to hear Kyle I was confirmed by the bishop on Mother’s Day in Ritter play the organ. “I had seen in the newspaper 2007. My mother, Frances Prior, came from Ala- that Kyle was presenting a recital in Brevard,” she bama for that service. It was such a good day.” said. “I wanted to hear him, but I didn’t want to go At this year’s Food Booth, Susie spent three to Brevard, so I came to All Souls. I was intimidated days receiving, packaging and pricing home-baked by this church, by its size, its history, its location. But sweets for sale, assisting Suzzy Sams in that task. She the people here are the warmest, most welcoming volunteers at Loving Food Resources and is meat co- people ever.” ordinator, which allows her to be in the freezer on After the death of her husband, David, of Tuesdays when the food comes in from Manna Food esophageal cancer, Susie followed through on the Bank. She chose this chilly job “because I have had plan the couple had made for her widowhood: That more than my share of a hot climate.” she would join their grown son, Jake, and daughter, She also volunteers at LFR on Saturdays when Anna, and their families who live in the Asheville the clients come to shop. “The clients are very, very area. She moved to Biltmore Lake. Her former home good people,” she said. “They are people with HIV, was Elba, AL, a small town whose name was a name AIDS or in hospice care.” drawn from a hat and suggested by Napoleon’s Good with her hands, Susie operates her own place of exile. monogram machine, makes stained and fused glass “I also retired from my job at the same time,” panels and ornamentals and often takes classes of- Susie said. “I am an adjunct teacher at Troy Univer- fered at A-B Tech and Arrowmont School of Arts & sity (formerly Troy State University).” She teaches Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. nursing informatics, the education of nurses in the use of technology, such as the electronic patient chart. “I am not a nurse,” she said. “I trained as a dieti- cian and became interested in technology. I couldn’t believe all that could be done by technology, not just faster, but better.” She went back to school and earned her doctorate in instructional technology from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Over the years, Susie Stokes became a pio- neer in “distance learning,” the teaching of college courses worldwide via the computer. Through its con- nection with U.S. military bases around the globe, Troy University has thousands of students. Susie’s role was in designing courses to make education accessi- ble and effective. She was the university’s coordinator of dis- tance learning from 1995-2000. “It was consuming my life,” she said, “and I went back to the nursing department to teach older students to get over the fear of technology.” In retirement, she is manager of the School of Nursing website and teaches three Susie Stokes nursing informatics courses a year. Page 10 The Cathedral Connection RECONCILIATION IN PHILADELPHIA Packing up to go (top left), registering for the event (top right), and talking with the Presiding Bishop (center left). ZABRISKIE LECTURE Brian, Dr. Jo Bailey Wells (speaker), and Charlotte (center right), waiting for lecture (bottom left), Prue and Candy sign up and share a laugh with Charlotte (bottom right). November 2008 Page 11 GOOD CLEAN FUN AT THE PARISH WORK-DAY Tom Whittington beats dirt from a rug (top left); Mike Stevenson gives Tom in- structions (top right), Paul Brezny and Todd hold the ladder (center left), Martha Fullington cleans in the church (center), David Fort- ney, Martha, and Paul take a break (center right), and everyone has pizza for lunch in the garth. For de- tails see article by Nancy Marlowe on page 6. The next parish family work day is Dec. 6 Page 12 The Cathedral Connection November 2008 Page 13 GIFTS FOR CHURCH OF THE ADVOCATE Hello, you may have already seen the following notice, which was included in Bishop Taylor's weekly newsletter and printed in last month's Highland Episcopalian. Even though I wrote the notice, I hadn't given seri- ous thought to its contents until this morning. As I was considering what to give, it occurred to me that I am a part of a very vibrant, caring group of people who would find great meaning and satisfaction in giving as a group for this very special cause. With a grateful heart for you and the many gifts we share. Please join with Church of the Advocate to ensure a gift-filled, wondrous holiday for 125+ of Asheville’s homeless. What to Buy*: socks for both men and women (white athletic crew); hats; gloves; pocket ponchos; chocolate; small flashlights; sleeping bags; personal toiletries and travel-sized items, including small deodorants and hand sanitizers; special women’s items, such as makeup, bras, panties of all sizes, sanitary products; multi-vitamins; jockey shorts for men. Note on sizes: large and extra large sizes are most needed. Ideas: Sunday school classes, civic groups, reunion groups, book groups, men’s groups, women’s groups, etc., could buy/provide 125 of one item from the list to give as a group. Please feel free to buy as few or as many of any item(s). Deadline for gift submissions: Monday, December 15, but the sooner the better so we can determine what else is needed (or no longer needed thanks to you!). Where to drop off: Book group, or call me and I'll make arrangements to pick up any gift items. Questions?: Contact Robbin Whittington by phone: 828-299-0977, or e-mail:. firstname.lastname@example.org Last year, one of the larger men cried when he got his gift box and said that it was the first Christmas present he had received in five years. Many thanks for your participation in this ministry of an abundant Christ- mas for the homeless. *If you don't have time to shop (or the list is a bit overwhelming), and want to send money, you can "gift" a check payable to Church of the Advocate, and mail to 60 Church Street, Asheville NC 2880, as a tax- deductible gift. If you'd like to give a gift card, also mail to COA, 60 Church Street, Asheville NC 28801, also tax deductible. If you would like to give using a debit or credit card, call me at 299-0977, and I'll be happy to take your information over the phone. **No wrapping necessary! We will gift tag and wrap all items.—Robbin Whittington VESTRY NOTES At its September 15 meeting, the Vestry: • Learned that the Annual Meeting date will revert to • Learned that year-to-date income is at 71.6% of the January after having been in the fall for several budget, expenditures are at 67%; expected per- years. The 2009 Annual Meeting will be the 112th centage is 66.7%. meeting. • Reviewed the 2009 draft budget and discussed at • Heard plans for the upcoming properties workday length the changes that will be incurred when the Ca- and education presentation plans for Safeguarding thedral (along with all churches) moves to Diocesan God’s Children. insurance plan. This move will likely be mandated at • Accepted a list of persons for the God’s Loving this summer’s General Convention. Hands recognition at the Annual Meeting. • Accepted a Mileage Reimbursement Policy for non- • Received a letter of thanks from Valle Crucis Confer- clergy staff, as recommended by Finance Commis- ence Center for the Cathedral’s contribution to the sion. Hermitages project. • Learned of distribution of $40,245 in Endowment • Heard plans of the Presiding Bishop to participate in Fund income including $17,250 each for Outreach the Diocesan Conference in November. and Capital expenses and $5,745 for Music, Discre- • Received liaison reports from parish ministries. tionary, and Education funds. • Learned of plans for the Stewardship Campaign. Details of Vestry action are available from the Parish Office.—Beverley J. Gaines, Clerk. Page 14 The Cathedral Connection It’s Time For Nominations for the Vestry! The Vestry is responsible for the administration of the life of the parish; its program life, its fiscal life, its properties, and it spiritual welfare. Being a member of the Vestry is an important and responsible ministry. It is an exciting place to offer oneself, and an opportunity to work closely with a wonderful group of people as All Souls works to fulfill its mission as the cathedral parish in Western North Carolina. In an effort to provide candidates representative of all aspects of parish life and in order to have the required number of candidates in a timely fashion, the vestry has appointed a nominating committee who will pre- sent a slate of candidates at our annual meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2009 Anyone wishing to offer someone’s name for consideration should do so by completing this form and turning it in to the Parish office by Thursday, December 1, 2008 Vestry Nomination Form Requirements for Vestry Persons: 1. A confirmed communicant of All Souls (a confirmed person whose letter has been transferred to this parish or who has been confirmed in this parish.) 2. Regular participation in weekly worship and in parish life. 3. A pledging member who is either tithing or has demonstrated working toward the tithe. 4. Agrees to attend one retreat weekend, Feb.6-8,2009, and one Saturday retreat in August. 5. Agrees to attend an orientation meeting for new vestry members. 6. Agrees to attend regularly scheduled meetings of the vestry (currently 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m.). 7. Agrees to additional duties which are assigned on a rotation basis: a. Hosts for coffee hour (4 times/yr) b. Provides meal for one vestry meeting per year. 8. Agrees to serve as liaison to assigned cathedral ministry areas. 9. Agrees to participate in the intentional welcome of newcomers to All Souls. Factors to be considered: 1. Does the individual desire to be a leader at All Souls? 2. Is the person a visible participant in worship and events of All Souls? 3. Does the person have a strong commitment for the furtherance of the mission of Jesus Christ in and beyond this parish? 4. Does this individual have the ability to help connect members of All Souls to the places where their gifts and abilities can be best used? I place into consideration of the nominating committee the name of ________________________________ (Print Nominee’s Name) for the election to the Vestry of the Cathedral of All Souls. I have secured this per- son’s permission to submit this nomination. They understand that if elected on January 31, 2009, they will attend the out of town retreat on February 6-8, 2009. This person is willing to commit to the requirements for All Souls Vestry. My reasons for nominating this person are: (Please attach a separate sheet for this). Signature ________________________________________ November 2008 Page 15 THANKSGIVING DAY POTLUCK IN PARISH HALL All Souls parishioners’ potluck dinner following the Thanksgiving Day morning service is set for Nov. 27, at noon, in the parish hall. All are wel- come. Turkey and gravy and rolls will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring their favorite dressing and/or another traditional side dish – sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauces or relishes, and pumpkin pies. Other favorites welcome. A donation will be accepted to pay for the turkeys. Last year, more than 70 parishioners attended, food was abundant and we were able to take leftovers to the WNC Rescue Mission. Sign up sheets are available in the office and on the front porch after Sunday church services. Please indi- cate dish you wish to bring. For more information, contact co-chairs Linda Spangler, 684-6885, or Nancy Marlowe at 277-2840. ALL SOULS WEBSITE CHANGES! Please check out the new Google "embedded" calendar. It is far easier to maintain and update, and should prove more useful to members of the community because it extends beyond the current month. You can click on any event once to see more details, if there are any. The calendar events are divided into six categories—Worship and All Souls Community Events, Special Events, Cathedral Groups and Meetings, Youth Events, Weddings, and Community events. You can make events from these categories appear and disappear by clicking on the blue triangle on the top right of the calendar, next to the word "Agenda." You can also click on these categories in the "color key" above the calendar to see listings of only events in that category. If you already use Google calendar at home or work, you can easily transfer events to your own cal- endar. If there's a meeting or parish dinner you plan to attend, for example, you can click once on that event and then again on "copy to my calendar." The website Photo Album has also been updated. Please let me know (email@example.com) if you have any historical or current photos to contribute.—Tahani Sticpewich, All Souls webmaster. ABOUT OUR NEW WEBMASTER—TAHANI STICPEWICH Tahani lives outside Weaverville with her husband Bill and three children (Miranda, Milo, and John). They moved to Asheville ten years ago from Oakland, CA, where Tahani worked as a computer administra- tor and trainer at UC Berkeley. Since moving, Tahani has been mostly taken up with homeschooling the chil- dren, but in the last year has begun doing part-time web development work. Her biggest project so far is writing the code behind All Souls member Frazier Worth's website, CollegeofAsheville.com. She looks forward to making the All Souls website a really useful tool for the community, and would love to hear from you if you have ideas for improving it or photos to contribute (email firstname.lastname@example.org). WANT TO READ THE CONNECTION ONLINE? The Cathedral Connection is available through the “Epistle” via a “click” link that opens your Connection di- rectly. You may also choose to view the Connection through the website www.allsoulscathedral.org. To receive the Connection electronically, please e-mail Cindy at email@example.com. Page 16 The Cathedral Connection STEWARDSHIP INGATHERING OF PLEDGES ON NOVEMBER 2 Consider your pledge to All Souls as another way of saying “thank you” to the generations of people who came before us and loved us enough to give us something in this beautiful place that we worship and a “thank you” to the God who loved us enough to give us everything. Please remember to bring your pledge card to church with you on Sunday, November 2, and join all of us in making our financial commitment together to this great community of All Souls!— Your Stewardship Commission. TWO PARISHIONERS OFFER THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP Giving things away makes one feel blessed, if it is carried out with the right heart. I try to have that thought in mind when I give or when I am asked to give something or some time. I feel that I when the tide is low for me, it is the time that I need to give of myself to find that special blessing from my friends and from God. I have found at All Souls that I have many ways to give, not just my tithe but also in the programs that serve the church and serves God. I make it a point to look for things that make me give of myself a little more instead of just the giving of the money. Being with the All Souls family has enriched my life to be able to give by serving on committees and assisting in children's Sunday School. There is always something that everyone can do, keep looking for that special place that blesses you most.—Deb Ramsey ++++++++++++++++++ “Caring for that over which you have no ownership,” this WIKI definition of Stewardship gives me both a cause to pause and a heightened sense of gratitude. I have real need for discernment when I look at my checkbook and think of the care that I give to my house, my car, my food, my dogs, my clothes, and other things in which I claim ownership. Do these expenditures go be- yond responsibility into indulgence? I will continue to ask this question. However, my gratitude list to All Souls for the many opportunities to be a Steward exceeds my guilt list. In addition to the opportunity for education in the Christian faith through various pro- grams, speakers, and “knock them out of the park” sermons, the choices for outreach ministry are many. I may not be able to go to New Orleans to help the victims of Katrina or participate in every offering, but I can support those who do with my time, my money, and any talent I might have been given. For me, the real heart of All Souls lies in community. The hospitality, the deep caring that parishioners share with each other and with the community at large, the time and attentiveness that our priests and deacons give to us in both joyous and sad times are truly grace filled gifts. So we want this place, this Cathedral of All Souls to con- tinue to be a conduit for God’s Grace . It is said that “you can’t out give God,” and I do believe that the more we give of our time, and our talents, and our money, the more we receive of God’s working power in our lives.—Diane Russell HUMAN NEEDS OFFERING PLEDGE UPDATE HOLIDAY FOOD ITEMS NEEDED Financial stewardship at All Souls is an ongo- ing commitment where we learn how to give, to trust, With Thanksgiving around the corner and the and to discern together where God’s Spirit is leading Christmas holidays not far behind, Loving Food Re- us. We want to be in touch with the parish family on a sources is emphasizing food items one might find in the regular basis concerning the financial health of our kitchen or on the dining table during this season. For ministries here. At this time, you all have been very example, baking mixes for holiday cookies, breads, faithful in both the generosity of pledges and in fulfill- etc., would be welcome. The stuffing mixes, canned ing them. I am grateful for you all. Brian + sweet potatoes, 16 oz. canned hams, and pie fillings are others; and coffee is always needed. [Not cran- 2008 Pledges: $640,150 berry sauce however; that is in plentiful supply.] Pledges rec’d through 9/30/08: $449,537 (72.3%) Call Mike Stevenson if you have questions. November 2008 Page 17 YOUNG FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, EYC, AND PARENTS EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY EVENTS Saturday, November 1, Senior High overnight at Camp Rockmount Sunday, November 2, Middle School Event TBA Sunday, November 9, Bowling for Turkeys! Diocesan-wide bowling event to raise funds for Loving Food Re- sources (details next page) Sunday, November 16, Service project and meal at ABCCM shelter Sunday, November 23, TBA Sunday, November 30, No EYC, Thanksgiving Weekend "Save the Dates" Saturday, December 7, Dickens on the Green Festival in Biltmore Village Sunday, December 14, EYC provides child-care for Wine and Cheese event; possible Gingerbread Extrava- gaza!! Sunday, December 21, Progressive dinner, caroling, and gift exchange Sunday, December 28, College Night Chili Supper at the home of John and Georgia Raines Come Bowling for Turkeys!!! Alright EYC... It’s time to get our bowling groove on at the second annual Turkey Bowl set to take place Sunday, November 9, 2008. All youth from the diocese are invited to team-up at Sky Lanes bowling alley in Asheville from 4:00–6:00 p.m. to BOWL for Turkeys! Bowling for turkeys is a way for EYC to raise funds for donation to Loving Food Resources (LFR), so that they can provide a holiday ham or turkey during Thanksgiving for people who are living with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for LFR. Please recruit as many friends and family to sponsor you and donate to this organization. (Any contribution would be nice, but $20 would be a great goal to shoot for!!!) Sky Lanes has given us a discount and is only charging $2 per game, plus free shoe rental. Bring your bowling money and plan to give your donation to Mike Stevenson, Director of LFR, upon arrival at Sky Lanes. Page 18 The Cathedral of All Souls P RAY W ITHOUT C EASING Contemplative Evening Prayer Service Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. there will be a service of evening prayer offered with a contemplative structure. The intention is to not only use the Prayer Book Office, but also to make use of services from some of the Religious Orders in our tradition. The service will be marked with periods of intentional silence for prayer and reflection. For those who want even more silence, the service will be preceded by 15 minutes of silence. Please join us in the chancel and help us say the daily office of Evening Prayer. For further information contact the Rev. Canon Brian Cole or Deacon David Nard. Church of the Advocate Sunday Eucharist is celebrated at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Church. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer Nov. 2.—All Saints, Linvalle; All Souls, Asheville Nov. 2.—Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba (Cuba) Nov. 9 —All Saints, Gastonia; All Saints Church, Kharagpur Nov. 9 —Bermuda IExtra-Provincial to Canterbury (Bermuda) Nov. 16—Diocese of WNC (in Convention) Nov. 16—The Lusitanian Church (E-P to Archbishop of Canter- bury) (Portugal) Nov. 23—Durgapur United Church, Durgapur Nov. 23— The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (E-P to the Archbishop of Canterbury) (Spain) Nov. 30—Holy Spirit, Mars Hill Nov. 30—Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury) All Souls Prayer Requests (as of October 24, 2008) Anne Harrell, Sonja Hudson, Julia Bauer, Nan Goodspeed, Heather, Ken Prentice, Fletcher Comer, Michelle Martin, Jerry James, Lindy Dunn, Tom Posey, Jr., David Truelove, Mark Anderson, Lynnette McKinney, Jim Roach, Dale Weil, Rudy King, Robert Morrow, Byrd Rawlings, Sharon, Linda Reeder, Brownlow Rhymer, Luana & family, the Graham family, Ed Brewer, Jim Sutton, Bill Dodge, Ozmer Henry, Megan Pearsall, Noreen Hill-Duffy, Dorothy Frenay, Ina Schwartz, Keith Walker, Corky Hellyer, Ted Laitner, Phyllis Sweeney, and Bob Thompson. November Birthdays Novemberr Birthdays (1) Jan Walker, Virginia Faust (22) Jim Walker, Julie Fortney, David Beebe, Becky (2) Midge Harrill, John Harrill, Deborah Ramsey Anderson, Kristi Gray (3) Frank Crawford, Ali Zarabi, Hennen Cummings (23) Aaron Fairbanks, David Trulove (5) John McMullen, John Maitland III, Richard Hoyle (24) Ginny Wilder (6) Barbara Plimpton, Margaret Kistler (25) David Greiner (7) Margaret McKeel, Ted Ahl, John Raines, Noah Pitts (26) Sharon Higgins (8) Preston Henry Hani, Tyler Erwin Hani, Carrie Turner (27) Carole Currie, Sandy Cooke, John Bryant, Pat Dennis (9) Jim Crawford, Howard Cutler, Mary Skelton, (28) Megan Elizabeth Heysham, William Cecil, John Morgan McKeel Cecil, Jr., Joseph Randolph Hani, Melissa Dotson, (10) Charlotte Best, Laura McDowell, Scott Gray, Edward Lorrie Barnwell, Jennifer Ramming Moreadith, Seth Moreadith (29) Melissa Dotson (11) Ruth Peckham, Joe Jenkins, Charlie Hopper, Sandra Thomas November Anniversaries (12) John Chase (21) Harold & Ruth Rhynedance (13) Doris Hensley, Kathryn Kurl (22) David & Julie Fortney (14) Robert Schaub, Sam Hunter (23) Judy Rudolph & Susan Wilson (16) Jeanne Cummings (24) John & Libby Cossaboom (17) Anne Paul (25) Thomas and Linda Vickery (18) Taylor Malajati, Lillian Chase, Emma Lynne (30) Mark & Lisa Ziemer Mamone-Peebles, Kari Schoening , Joan Kaplan (19) Susie Samson, Greyson Walls (20) Ruth Bailey, Linda Kane (21) Dorothy Rapp, Todd Donatelli Directory and Ministry Guide at All Souls Choir: Kyle Ritter 274-2681 Cathedral Arts: Suzzy Sams 667-8735 Coordinator of Christian Formation: Thomas Murphy 274-2681 Adult Spiritual Education: 274-2681 Youth Formation: Shawna Gilmore 274-2681 Education For Ministry: Beverley Gaines 253-2652 Senior Lunch Bunch: Mason Wilson 274-9665 Outreach: Room In the Inn: Mike & Susan Stevenson 254-5227 Early Reading Connection: Heather Stuart & Linda Spangler 687-8550 Church of the Advocate: Madeleine Pflaumbaum 665-4621 Loving Food Resources: Mike Stevenson 254-5227 Gay and Lesbian Ministries Dan Boyd 676-0883 Martha (Marti) Wheeler 215-6653 Stewardship: Virginia Teel 697-0440 Yates Pharr 692-2267 Docents: Martha Fullington 684-2083 Carol Anders 686-1380 Martha’s Helpers: Babie Strobel 687-2926 Loretta Andrews 277-6133 Properties & Office Volunteers: Tom Posey 274-2681 Pastoral Care Coordinator/Parish Nurse Margaret McKeel 277-9067 Healing Intercessors Pat Hayes 667-4840 Liturgical Ministries Altar Guild Sally Conder 687-1943 Prayer Chain Lay Liturgical Ministers David Nard 274-2681 Women’s Group Lisa Ridge 582-4288 Becky Fredholm 319-7201 Spiritual Direction Nancy Harrison 681-8591 Alice Myer 274-0221 United Thank Offering Electa Smith 687-0534 Vestry 2008 Elizabeth Douglas Bill Doyle Helene Heilig Charlie Hopper Jeff Konz Nancy Marlowe Rob Newcomer Eric Ordnung Wade Saunders (Warden) Lewis Sorrells Susan Stevenson (Warden) Tucker Veach Worship at All Souls Sunday 7:45, 9:00, 11:15 a.m. Services Hebrew Lesson Psalm Epistle Lesson Gospel Lesson Nov. 2: Proper 26 Joshua 3:7-17 Psalm 107:1-7,33-37 1 Thess. 2:9-13 Matt. 23:1-12 or Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43 Nov. 9: Proper 27 Joshua 24:1-3a,14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 or Wisdom 1 Thess. 4:13-18 Matt. 25:1-13 or Amos 5:18-24 6:12-16 or Psalm 70 or Wisdom 6:17-20 Nov. 16: Proper 28 Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thess. 5:1-11 Matt. 25:14-30 or Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8(9-11),12 Nov. 23: Proper 29 Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matt. 25:31-46 or Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 or Psalm 95:1-7a Nov. 30, 1 Advent Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7,16-18 1 Cor. 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 CATHEDRAL OF ALL SOULS Weekday Prayers at The Cathedral of All Souls The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.—Contemplative Evening Prayer The Very Rev. Todd M. Donatelli, Dean Wednesdays at noon and 5:45 p.m.—Holy Eucharist The Rev. Canon Brian Cole, Sub-Dean The Rev. Charlotte Cleghorn, Center(s) for Christian Studies The Venerable Eugenia Dowdeswell, Archdeacon Office Hours: Monday—Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Reverend David Nard, Deacon Kyle Ritter, Organist/Choirmaster Telephone: (828) 274-2681 Fax: (828) 277-9461 Shawna Gilmore, Youth Formation Office located at 9 Swan Street, Asheville, NC 28803 Thomas Murphy, Christian Formation Margaret McKeel, Pastoral Care www.allsoulscathedral.org Cindy Norris, Cathedral Administrator Sue Gervais, Accounting Robert Morrow, Sexton Tahani Sticpewich, Webmaster The Cathedral Connection: Adjunct Clergy Deadline for the December issue is November 15. Announcements are The Rev. Jim Curl The Rev. Everett Fredholm preferred written or e-mailed to The Rev. Del Hare The Rev. Ross Jones firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Ashley Neal The Rev. Jean Scribner Attn: Suzzy Sams, editor The Rev. Robert Spangler The Rev. Mason Wilson The Rev. Charles Winters The Cathedral of All Souls Non-Profit Org. P.O. Box 5978 US Postage Paid Asheville, NC. 28813-5978 Permit 69 www.allsoulscathedral.org Asheville, NC DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS “FALL BACK” ON NOV. 2 OFFICE CLOSED NOV. 27-28
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