Dear Friends,
Just inside the final left turn of the Bainbridge ferry into Eagle Harbor, you may notice the shoreline curves outward, clustered with trees that peer over beachfront homes. On low tide days, there is a spit of land that sticks out like a long finger from Wing Point. To see someone standing on its tip, looks as if they are both grounded on land and in the midst of the sea.

I wanted to discover that

The path to get there is full of barnacle-covered rocks and stripes of algae that can slow your pace as you try to stay steady. The way narrows as you approach the spit and walk out toward the ocean, the Seattle skyline in the distance. Eventually you run out of land. It is here where it all merges together—water flowing from the left and water from the right. The waves from the opposite directions become one. 

In many ways, this moment reminds me of Sunday mornings at Saint Mark’s. Entering into the nave and passing the baptismal font feels like the confluence of story, prayer and movement from the journey of the week before. A place to be present with all that flows in and out from that day for each of us—joy, disappointment, grief and wonder. 

This inside-outside connection of earth and sanctuary feels especially true in the summer when we have days filled with more light and less rain gear. This summer we have many opportunities to experience Holy presence inside and out. From getting a tour of the Flentrop and digging into scripture, to exploring trails and gathering around the table at an urban farm. What will you discover?

Emily Meeks ([email protected])
Behind the Scenes with the Mighty Flentrop: Tour & Refreshments

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 12:15–2 P.M.

Join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation after the service at Leffler House. At 1 p.m., we’ll head back to the cathedral where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of the instrument, including a brief singalong with favorite hymns. Bring your favorite hymn titles, and we’ll sing one verse together. Questions or special requests outside of The Hymnal 1982? Email Emily ([email protected]).
“Scripture & Empire”: A Summer Study and Discussion Series

THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6 & 20 and JULY 4, 7-8:30 P.M., via Zoom

How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? This summer we will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together. 

You are welcome to attend the next two sessions even if you missed the first. If you are interested in participating, please email Adam Conley ([email protected]) or Emily Meeks ([email protected]) for more information.
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission Visit

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30 P.M., in the chapel of Epiphany Parish, Madrona, Seattle

Join us for conversation with Father Andriy Matlak who has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinate relief efforts with the support of Epiphany Seattle. We'll talk with him about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can be allies to the people of Ukraine in this challenging moment. If you'd like to join us, or for more questions, email Michael Perera at [email protected]
Explore Bainbridge Day


Let’s take a day trip to Bainbridge! We will take a tour of St. Barnabas Episcopal with a break for coffee and conversation. Next, we’ll visit the Japanese Exclusion Memorial to reflect and remember those forced to leave their home for internment camps. We’ll enjoy lunch at the home of John Simmons and Scott Hulet with the option for exploring a trail to the Halls Hill labyrinth, Blakely Harbor, and a historic cemetery. For those wanting to carpool, we will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Saint Mark’s. RSVP (encouraged but not required) to Emily: [email protected]
Night Prayer

2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 7:30 P.M.

On the second Monday of the month, join for a brief liturgy over the phone (15 minutes). On the fourth Monday of each month during the summer (June–August), we’ll also meet in-person, gathering on the labyrinth with time following for conversation and refreshments. (You can attend Cathedral Yoga in the nave at 6:30, and join Night Prayer immediately afterward.) More information here.
Mariners Game


Save the date to join a group for Friday night baseball as the Seattle Mariners play the Atlanta Braves. More details to come. For questions or more information, email Emily: [email protected]
20s/30s Dinner at Nurturing Roots Farm


Gather around the table at Nurturing Roots for an evening of conversation, food and liturgy with other young adults. Located in Beacon Hill, Nurturing Roots is an urban farm committed to community, self-sufficiency, food empowerment, social justice and education. Registration details to come. For questions or more information, email Emily: [email protected]
Saint Mark's at Capitol Hill PrideFest

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 12–8 P.M.

PrideFest is back... and so is the Saint Mark's booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark's and handing out info and souvenirs. Pride Fest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks looking for a spiritual connection. To sign up for a shift (2–3 hours), contact Canon Eliacin Rosario Cruz, [email protected] or Deacon Earl Grout: [email protected]

The next day, Sunday June 26, is the day of the Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest in Seattle Center. There are currently no organized plans to meet up as a group on Sunday, but reach out to Emily if you are interested in going.
Candlelit Prayer with Music in the Style of Taizé

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Participate in this simple service of music and prayer drawn from the rich yet accessible tradition of France’s ecumenical Taizé community. Questions? Email Natalie: [email protected]
Chisholm ’72—Unbought and Unbossed

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 6 P.M., via Zoom only, registration required

In observation of Juneteenth, Meaningful Movies Offered by the Episcopal Church in Western Washington and the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color are proud to present an online screening of Chisholm ’72—Unbought and Unbossed. A panel/community conversation featuring Bishop Edward Donalson III, DMin. and Retired Washington State Senator Rosa Franklin will follow the screening.

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land. Period footage and music, interviews with supporters, opponents, observers, and Chisholm’s own commentary all illuminate her groundbreaking initiative, as well as political and social currents still very much alive today. This event is free, but please register by using the Eventbrite link here.

Donations to this event will be distributed to the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color for the Richard Younge Curacy Fund.
Lindsay Bell shared Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, edited by Daniel Ladinsky.

"This book is a compilation of poems from mystics and spiritual authors like Rumi, Saint Teresa of Avila, Hafiz, and Mira. These poems offer perspectives from diverse traditions over many centuries that can help us envision a more expansive understanding of the Divine. While reading this book, I had to stop after every other poem to share with everyone around me because they were just too good. 10/10 would recommend!"
Cathedral Day 2022. 20s/30s members Victor Morgan, Ruth Sonawane, Justin Shelley, Betsy Heimbruger and Rose Hazard recently participated in the rites of reception and confirmation on Cathedral Day. 20/30s not pictured: Jon and Jillian Goddard
Backpacking Adventures. A group of 20s/30s and Seattle Service Corps members went backpacking at the Ozette Triangle on the Olympic Peninsula. Pictured here: Justin Shelley, Lindsay Bell, Talley Breedlove, Victoria Szydlowski, Emily Morgan, Julia Cooper, Emily Meeks, Sophia Greenberg and Acacia Pappas. Not pictured: Stuart Meeks
Saint Mark’s Cathedral acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Duwamish Tribe. [Learn more]