Sunday, November 13, 2022:
The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in the cathedral nave

10 a.m. • "Friends Talking" Forum
in Bloedel Hall

11 a.m.The Holy Eucharist
in person and livestreamed

12:30 p.m. • Book Group
in Cathedral House Room 210

1:30 p.m. • Intergenerational Hike
at Carkeek Park

3 p.m. • Youth Discussion
in Leffler House

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
Cover photo shows Bishop Greg Rickel's final Episcopal Blessing at the conclusion of last Sunday's service of Choral Evensong, which included a celebration of the Rickels' ministry as they take their leave from this diocese. Photo by Kevin Johnson.

Theologian-in-residence The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

A moving entry in his ongoing series

Contributions by our denomination and from our diocese

At St. Andrew's, Green Lake

Join together to offer your thanks to God on the holiday morning

Last chance to register for the diocesan financial planning workshop
Welcome to Sunday's Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

Welcome to this Sunday's Guest Preacher, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining. As Saint Mark's 2022 Theologian-in -residence, she has offered workshops, classes, preaching, and consulting in March, May, August, and now this weekend, her final visit in this role. She will offer the sermon at all morning services this Sunday—8, 9 and 11 a.m.

Dr. Raining is an Episcopal priest, liturgical scholar, educator, and author. She serves as the rector of St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania (the first woman to rector a 500-member parish in the suburbs of Philadelphia); she is the Founding Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at the General Theological Seminary in New York City; she has served as a deputy to several General Conventions of the Episcopal Church; she serves on the Presiding Bishop’s Task Force for the Way of Love; and she serves as mentor, coach and spiritual advisor to several people seeking ordination. She is a member of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Native Americans.

Dr. Raining’s publications include Joy in Confession: Reclaiming Sacramental Reconciliation (Forward Movement, 2017), Faith with a Twist: A 30 Day Yoga Journey (Forward Movement, 2018), “Miigwech and blood memory: gratitude as a multi-lineage spiritual practice” (Anglican Theological Review, 2021), and more.
1. Saturday Workshop on Liturgy & Intersectionality

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9:30 A.M. to 3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. Registration required for either option. Fee: $35, includes lunch and snacks for those in person (scholarships available)

It's not too late to register for this timely conversation as we strive to balance the aesthetics of traditional Anglican worship and the opportunities to strike more expansive language and imagery that honors with gratitude the life and contributions of other liturgical traditions arising from a variety of cultural origins. This is important work, integral to the Church’s mission in the 21st century, and how we engage the work matters—we seek to appreciate and honor, not appropriate or prevail upon. This is designed to be an honest conversation around creativity and change, and it is framed as an opportunity to be prayerfully guided by the Holy Spirit. Learn more about this event, including a tentative schedule, here.
2. Sunday Morning "Friends Talking" Forum

THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 10:10–10:50 A.M, Bloedel Hall

Join Dr. Raining and Dean Steve Thomason for an informal chat in Bloedel Hall between the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday.
3. Afternoon Conversation for High School Youth: Blood Memory with The Rev. Dr. Hilary Raining

THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 3–4 P.M., Leffler House

On Sunday afternoon, Dr. Raining will introduce high school youth to the indigenous wisdom of Blood Memory. Scientists have recently discovered what has been know within indigenous communities for generations: that the experiences of our parents, grandparents, and past generations are imprinted on the very cells of your body. Let's talk about what this means at a spiritual level for you and for humanity. We will close our time together with a brief liturgy.
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Making End-of-Life and Legacy Decisions
A diocesan workshop to discuss how to plan ahead and provide for your loved ones.  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 9:30–2:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall, registration required. FREE, includes lunch and handouts

Last chance to register: registration closes MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

What is your hope for your legacy? Let's explore this question together. Bishop Greg Rickel and The Very Rev. Steve Thomason will talk about transformative gifts and the importance of planning ahead. The event includes and introduction to Free Will, an overview on estate planning, and a round table discussions with clergy, estate planning attorneys, and financial planners. Besides the Bishop and Dean, other presenters include Estate Planning Attorneys Alex Milky, Diana Zottman, and Teresa R Byers, and financial professionals Betty Hedrick and Joe McGuire. This workshop offers good advice, great resources, and time for Q&A. Everyone will receive the diocese’s Life Planning Manual. Single parents, young families, gay couples, those in the “sandwich generation”—everyone is invited to this educational workshop sponsored by Saint Mark’s Cathedral and the Diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development. Register to attend using this link.
The Episcopal Church at COP27

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Conference of Parties (COP27) is meeting this month in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and once again The Episcopal Church has sent a delegation to be part of discussions. To learn more about who the delegation is, what their priorities are, and tune in to a closing report on November 30, go to this site. This year, the delegation includes Olympia Diocese Missioner for Creation Care and Climate Justice, John Kydd. John bids our prayers during his time in Egypt.
Thanksgiving Day at Saint Mark's
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 10 A.M., in person or via livestream

Please join together at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for a service of Holy Eucharist, with prayers of gratitude for the abundance of the harvest and all the blessings of this life. Canon Rosario-Cruz will preside, and Canon Jennifer King Daugherty will preach. You can put your turkey in the oven, then come to the cathedral or join the livestream to offer your thanks to God, and be finished with plenty of time to make the stuffing. 
An Advent Quiet Morning at St. Andrew's, Green Lake

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 9 A.M.–12:30 P.M., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Green Lake —111 NE 80th St., Seattle

Come together at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church for this special Quiet Morning, co-sponsored by Saint Mark's, on the day before the first Sunday of Advent. Breath prayers, walking meditation, creative and contemplative activities, and unstructured time for quiet reflection will help us rekindle the wonder of Advent. Enjoy the wonderful opportunity for inner reflection and renewing silence as the season of prayerful expectation unfolds.
Peter Boome's "Bird of a Feather" Official Unveiling

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 12:20 p.m., Bloedel Hall

Following last summer's exhibit of paintings and prints by Coast Salish Artist Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), a group of parishioners joined together to purchase the largest work in the show, "Birds of a Feather," to be offered as a gift the cathedral. Following the 11 a. service on November 27, come to Bloedel Hall for a brief unveiling ceremony, celebrating with gratitude the generosity of the donors, and the artist himself, who will be in attendance.
December's Climate Conversation: Creation Care Perspectives on Shopping at Christmas Time

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 5:30–6:30 P.M., online via Zoom

As we head towards Christmas, it’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of decorating our homes and buying presents for family or friends with little concern for the environment. Taking a Creation Care perspective enables us to consider conservation and climate when we shop and give gifts or decorate in eco-friendly ways that help rather than harm the planet. We’ll discuss the impact of traditional shopping trends, the importance of giving eco-friendly gifts, how to select the right presents or experiences as gifts, and how a creation care perspective makes gifting more purposeful and meaningful.

The next Garden Ministry work party is Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. to noon. There is no work party in December or January, so this is the last chance to get your hands dirty and help get the beds and plantings ready for the winter. Contact Norva Osborn with questions.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 12:302 P.M., Cathedral House Room 210 and online via Zoom.

The Second Sunday Book Group is reading Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia by Anne Garrels. The author writes not about St. Petersburg or Moscow but about “Putin Country,” the heartland, where people are less educated, less sophisticated, and less wealthy than urban dwellers. She discusses the role of the Russian Orthodox Church, alcoholism, corruption, and cultural fatalism. Learn more here.

The Saint Mark’s Book Group meets the second Sunday of odd-numbered months. Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deborah Brown to get the Zoom link.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1:30–4 P.M., meet at Carkeek Park trailhead, 6th Ave. NW and NW 100th Pl., rain or shine.

The next intergenerational hike will explore Carkeek Park, near Northgate. The trailhead is accessible on public transit via the D line or #28 bus from downtown, or the #40 bus from Northgate light rail. After meeting at the trailhead, the group will follow a trail of approx. 1.5 miles. At the conclusion, the group will find a spot on the beach to gather for singing and prayer and reflection. Details of the route and additional information may be found here.

RSVP to Canon Barrie.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7:308:30 P.M., Thomsen Chapel

Experience Night Prayer through a bilingual liturgy. 20s/30s parishioner Elizabeth Hawkins will be with us from El Salvador and will join Ross Pearson and Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz in leading us. After the liturgy, there will be an opportunity for light refreshments and conversation.

You are welcome to attend Cathedral Yoga at 6:30 p.m., which will end just before the Office begins.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6:30–8 P.M., via Zoom only

The Creation Care Ministry has its regular monthly meeting via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month. Visit the Creation Care website for more information, and email ministry leader Marjorie Ringness to receive the Zoom link to join: [email protected]
2022 Report from El Salvador by Elizabeth Hawkins

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family).

Saint Mark's parishioner Elizabeth Hawkins has been living and working in San Salvador since 2019. A former immigration attorney, she travelled to El Salvador to research the complex factors that lead people to attempt to emigrate to the United States. She will give us an update about the current situation in El Salvador. Elizabeth will share how liberation theology has informed her decision to stay in El Salvador and the work she is currently doing as the Program Director of Programa Velasco, an NGO dedicated to educating and empowering women, children, and families. More information including the Zoom link to join online may be found here.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7–9 p.m., Leffler House

The 20s/30s Group will gather for a Game Night next Thursday. Bring your favorite game and a snack or appetizer to share. Betsy Heimburger will have a selection of games on hand, and you are invited to bring your favorite to share with the group, too. A light meal will be provided. Contact Emily Meeks with questions: [email protected]
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 10 A.M., at St John the Baptist Episcopal 3050 California Ave. SW, registration requested

During the holiday season, the Seattle Seafarers Center (Mission to Seafarers) gives away 1,000 ditty bags to merchant seafarers. On Saturday, November 19, all are welcome to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Parish in West Seattle to stuff ditty bags, share stories about seafarers ministry, and bless the bags to be given away. RSVP here.

To learn more, interim director and 20s/30s member Julia Cooper: [email protected]
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 4:30 to 7:30 P.M., at the Renton Pavilion, 233 Burnnett Ave. S, Renton

Faith Action Network (FAN) is a diverse network of faith communities that advocates for a more just and sustainable world, communicates with elected officials about critical social issues, and believe wholeheartedly that justice work is intrinsic to our religious calling. Join other Saint Mark's folks at the FAN annual dinner, at the Renton Pavilion, 233 Burnett Avenue S. in Renton. Registration is open until November 6, and this event always sells out. Learn more and find the link to register here.
On Sanctuary and Finding Goodness: A Moving New Video by David Wild featuring Keiko Maruyama

Beginning in 2019, Saint Mark's member and filmmaker David Wild has created a series a beautiful, informative, and often deeply emotional videos collectively titled On Saint Mark's Cathedral. The complete series can been seen here. The most recent installment in the series features our guest in Sanctuary, Keiko Maruyama, who, along with her husband Jaime Rubio and their son, lived on the cathedral property for three years, in order to avoid an unjust deportation and the separation of their family. During that time, Keiko cultivated and transformed the garden of Leffler House. In the brief (2-minute) video, she expresses the feelings about finding a home at Saint Mark's, what the garden meant to her and her family, and what she learned from the experience. Check it out above or here.
Winter Apparel Urgently Needed for Lowell Elementary Kids

As the weather becomes precipitously colder, Lowell Elementary School has alerted us to an immediate need for children's winter coats and gloves. Thanks to all the Saint Mark's community members who have already made a donation. An Amazon Wish List has been created to help. (When you check out, be certain that the delivery address is set to "Lowell Elementary School's Gift Registry Address.")

As an alternative to the Amazon link, you can make a donation using the cathedral's online giving page (using the indicated line) or via Venmo (put "Lowell elementary" in the memo).

Lowell Elementary, our neighbor just a few blocks away on Capitol Hill, is a public school where over 1 in 4 students are currently experiencing homelessness or are in insecure or temporary housing. Around 25% of the students are English Language Learners and 30% of the students receive Special Education services. Over half of all Lowell students meet Seattle Public School District’s definition of "Students of Color Furthest from Educational Justice" and over 70% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Saint Mark's Cathedral has had a relationship with the school for many years.
Godly Play

FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS, STARTING NOVEMBER 20, 10:10 A.M., in the Godly Play classroom, St Nicholas Building, 2nd floor

Regular Godly Play gatherings for kids age 3 and up will be offered fist and third Sundays of the month in the 10 a.m. hour, beginning Sunday, November 20. Subsequent Godly Play gatherings will be offered on December 4 and 18.
The Pageant of the Nativity: Register to Participate Now!

Each year, Saint Mark's Cathedral presents a children's Pageant like no other, when all children of the cathedral will join together to proclaim the story of the Nativity in song, word, and visual pageantry. This year's pageant will be offered on December 20, 2022. Find more information and video from previous years here.

ALL children aged 5–18 are needed to participate, whether they sing in a choir or not! Simply register your child by filling out the registration form here. (Kids who participate in the Choir School must also register using the same form.) The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 30. Please contact Choir School Director Rebekah Gilmore with questions: [email protected]

Rehearsal times for all children:
  • Sunday, Dec. 11, 1:30–3 p.m. (Large role rehearsal; only needed if your child is selected for a large role/reader)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6–7:30 p.m. (Basic blocking and formation)
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Mass music/movement rehearsal)
  • Sunday, Dec. 18, 3:30–6:30 p.m. (Full Run-thru)
  • Monday, Dec. 19, 6–8:30 p.m. (Mandatory Dress rehearsal)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20, Pageant of the Nativity 6 p.m. call time; 7 p.m. performance
Parishioner Seeks Evening Ride

A member who recently joined the community and lives near Northgate, but who does not drive, is interested in attending evening events in person at Saint Mark's. If you are able to provide transportation in the evening, please contact Erik Donner at 206.323.0300 or [email protected]
Make Your Voice Heard: Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the 8th annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey to collect feedback on concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and provides an opportunity to provide neighborhood specific feedback (survey open October 15 - November 30). All inputs are anonymous and confidential. Access the survey here. You can learn more here about other opportunities to participate in community-police dialogues. 
Native Art Market at the Duwamish Longhouse

NOVEMBER 25, 26, & 27, 10 A.M to 5 P.M., at the Duwamish Longhouse: 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle

On the weekend after Thanksgiving, visit the Duwamish Longhouse for the Annual November Native Art Market and Holiday Gift Fair. There will be over 15 native artists and vendors as well as traditional native food available for purchase. Be aware that parking may be limited.

The funeral of Alice Jean Lewis will be offered
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2 P.M., in the cathedral nave

A funeral of The Rev. Dr. Pete Strimer will be offered
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 10 A.M., in the cathedral nave

Note: The funeral service for Russell Blount, Carolyn Blount’s son, who died this month, will be held at Fife Elementary School Gymnasium, 5804 20th St. E, Fife, WA 98424, on Saturday, November 19 at 1 p.m. Russ grew up at Saint Mark’s, and is remembered by many here. All are welcome to attend this public memorial service.
Sunday, November 13, 2022:
The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Download the service leaflets in advance here.
Join the 11 a.m. service via livestream here.

Read the Scriptures appointed for this Sunday here.

Isaiah 65:17–25
Canticle 9 (First Song of Isaiah)
2 Thessalonians 3:6–13
Luke 21:5–19
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

Christ whose glory fills the skies [Hymn #7]
O God of every nation [Hymn #607 ]

TBA (Sweelinck and Buxtehude)
in-person only
Presider:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher:  The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

Lord Christ when first thou cam'st to earth [Hymn #598 ]
O God of every nation [Hymn #607 ]

Early American, arr. Aaron Copland, Zion’s Walls
Craig Courtney, The Time for Turning

J.S. Bach, Prelude on Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642
J.S. Bach, Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
in-person & livestreamed
Presider:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher:  The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

Lord Christ when first thou cam'st to earth [Hymn #598 ]
“Thy kingdom come!” on bended knee [Hymn #615]
O God of every nation [Hymn #607 ]

Georg Neumark, If thou but trust in God to guide thee
Stephen Paulus, Pilgrims’ Hymn

J.S. Bach, Prelude on Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642
J.S. Bach, Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

Musician: Rebekah Gilmore
A beloved Seattle tradition since 1956. Broadcast live on KING 98.1 FM, and; livestreamed on and Facebook and YouTube; and available as a podcast. Learn more here.

Claude Goudimel, New songs of celebration render
Peter R. Hallock, Psalm 98
Erin Aas, Nunc dimittis
African-American Spiritual; arr. Dale Adelman, Steal awat to Jesus
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.

Children's Chapel has returned in its familiar form during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. All children are invited to join the Gospel procession and gather around the Deacon as the Gospel is proclaimed. Then children pre-school through 2nd grade will process to Thomsen Chapel for storytelling, singing, and prayer. Parents are welcome to join their children. They return to their families in the nave at the Peace. If you have any questions or would like to help out, please contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie at: [email protected]
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. NEXT OFFERING: DECEMBER 4

On the first Sunday of each month, a special coffee hour is offered especially for newcomers, guests, or anyone who has questions about the cathedral community and liturgies. Gather in the back of the nave immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Email [email protected] if you cannot attend in person, or with any other questions. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!
Each week, those for whom the community has been asked to pray are published each Friday afternoon in the Cathedral Prayer List, found as a PDF at

On that same page, find information about joining the cathedral's Prayer Chain, to receive emails about individual prayer requests as they are submitted.

The prayer list is now also available in printed form in the back of the nave.
Weekday Prayer Services

Daily Evening Prayer meets in person at 6 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel on Wednesday only, and is offered online via zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday.

Morning Prayer is offered on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. This service will be hybrid—in person in Leffler House AND online via Zoom—on the first Wednesday of the month only, Sept–Dec. 2022. Next in-person service: DECEMBER 7. The service remains Zoom-only on other Wednesdays.

Thursday Morning: At 7 a.m. on on the first and third Thursdays of the month only, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel. On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered at 7 a.m. instead.
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 all the Coast Salish tribes. [Learn more]
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