FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022:
The Day of Pentecost
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

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

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

4:30 p.m. • Choral Evensong
in person and livestreamed

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

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
Cover photo from the cathedral gardens by Kevin Johnson

Wear red on Sunday for the great feast of the Holy Spirit

with a world-premiere anthem

Fun for all ages next Sunday

Next offering: June 25

Volunteers needed to greet and serve our guests

Led by Dean Thomason


This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost, marking the end of our fifty-day celebration of Easter. (Pentecost literally means "fiftieth day.") We remember the moment in the book of Acts when the Holy Spirit descended onto the apostles like tongues of flame, and they were able to speak in many languages. On this special Sunday, many in the congregation wear red, and Holy Scripture will be read in multiple languages. Pentecost is also one of the baptismal feasts of the Church year, and this year there will be Baptisms at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The 8 a.m. service will include a Renewal of Baptismal Vows. (Note: Due to the special nature of this liturgy, the birthday and anniversary blessings during the 9 a.m. service, which would normally be offered on the first Sunday of the month, will be postponed until June 12.)
Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 5, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave.

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. At this time, newcomers' coffee is offered in person only, the Zoom gathering has been suspended. 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.
Choral Evensong on the Day of Pentecost

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 4:50 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Saint Mark's Cathedral's celebration of the Day of Pentecost continues in the afternoon with Choral Evensong. On this occasion, the Evensong Choir of skilled child, youth, and adult singers will offer the world premiere of Love is the Unfamiliar Name, a new setting of T. S. Eliot's boldly truthful poem, "The Dove descending," for choir and clarinet, composed by cathedral member and acclaimed Seattle music James Falzone In addition, the choir will offer, for the first time at Saint Mark's, a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis composed in 2016 by Cecilia McDowall, one of England's leading contemporary composers. All will sing Charles Wesley's heartfelt prayer, O thou who camest from above, to a tune by his grandson, Samuel Sebastian Wesley (Hymn #704 in The Hymnal 1982.) 
Ride/Run/Roll at Seward Park on Trinity Sunday

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 3:30-5:30 P.M., Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle

Calling all bikers, scooters, walkers, rollerbladers, runners, unicycles and so forth to join in a Trinity Sunday Ride/Run/Roll around Seward Park in Southeast Seattle. We will meet on the lawn near the Seward Park Playground at 3:30. Look for a St. Mark's banner and table to find us! From there, we will head around the Seward Park 2-mile paved and flat loop. Celebrate the turn to Ordinary Time by stretching your legs and then indulging in root beer floats! Families with children should plan to chaperone their own children around the loop as needed. The park is a popular place on Sunday afternoons so allow time for parking!
Night Prayer with the 20s/30s

MONDAYS, JUNE 13 & 27, 7:30 P.M.

On the second Monday of the month, join for a brief (15 minute) liturgy over the phone. On the fourth Monday of each month we’ll also meet in-person (call-in option still available). During the summer months (June–August) the in-person liturgy will be offered outdoors on the labyrinth, with time following for conversation and refreshments. (Rain location: Leffler run room.) Learn more and see the order of service here. Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.
Greeters and Servers Needed for Tent City 3 Meals

SUNDAY EVENINGS: JUNE 19 & 26; JULY 3, 10 & 17, Bloedel Hall, signup requested.

Tent City 3 arrives in the cathedral parking lot this weekend, and the cathedral's TC3 meals team has been coordinating the details of their stay. The residents have decided that they would like to share Sunday dinners with us indoors in Bloedel Hall! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down and share dinner with them. 

Our goal is to fill up our volunteer roster list for the first five Sundays—June 19 and 26, and July 3, 10, and 17. Our initial estimate is that we will need five (5) volunteers each Sunday night to prepare food, greet our guests, serve meals, break bread with them, and clean up, serving from about 3:30 until 6:30. If you are willing to pitch in, have some fun, and help others, please ign up using this form. Contact co-coordinators Chris Rigos [email protected] or Maris Olsen [email protected] with any questions. Thanks to all!
Neighborhood Eucharists

NEXT OFFERING: SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 P.M., hosted by Christopher Bruenig in the Clyde Hill neighborhood of Bellevue

Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. The first of these, at the Ermoian/Kelly residence in Ballard, was offered last weekend, and was a fun and meaningful experience for all present (despite some rain). Kristen Kelly said, "for me, the simplicity and intimacy of the eucharist celebrated outside of the church walls was a beautiful reminder of the power of breaking bread together. And I loved singing outdoors." Penny Reid attended the offering and reported that it was "absolutely splendid... The live music and singing was over the top. Mom loved it too."

The neighborhood eucharist for the month of June will be hosted by Christopher Bruenig at his home in the Clyde Hill neighborhood of Bellevue—just across the 520 bridge from the cathedral. To RSVP, or to sign up to host one in your neighborhood in the coming months, please email Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected] 
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Lent 2023

MARCH 3–13, 2023

Co-leaders: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason and the Rev. Katherine Sedwick

Every Christian is encouraged to make pilgrimage to the Holy Land during their lifetime if they are able. Walking in the footsteps of our spiritual ancestors—matriarchs and patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs brings the scriptures to life in profound ways. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus is a transformative experience that affords conversion of life. You are invited to join Dean Thomason and The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Issaquah, as they co-lead a Lenten pilgrimage. There is space for 30 pilgrims who will stay seaside in Galilee, in Bethlehem, and within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The shape of this 11-day trip is contemplative and communal, drawing on the ancient wisdom of generations of Christians who have held the rhythms of worship, prayer, and life in community in this Holy Land. Those who make the trip will have a keen sense of taking their place in the long lineage of pilgrims who have traveled to the same holy sites for two thousand years. The spirits of these faithful forebears will buoy our spirits as we make our way.

We also will engage people who call this special place home while exploring the realities of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. We will worship with our sisters and brothers in Christ in Nazareth and Jerusalem at Episcopal churches, and we will celebrate the Eucharist at holy sites that bear witness to Jesus’ ministry in those same places.

To the first disciples in Galilee who were curious, or even longing for something more in their lives, Jesus says, “Come and see,” and we receive the same invitation even today, as followers of Christ. Come and see. For more information, click here or contact Dean Thomason. Limited scholarship assistance is available. 

in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom, registration required

The first two meetings of the book study of The Church Cracked Open, led by Canon Rosario-Cruz, have been provocative and nuanced.

This Sunday's meeting will begin later, at 1 p.m., due to the Pentecost baptismal liturgy. You are welcome to join even if you missed the earlier meetings. On June 5, chapters 5–6 will be discussed. The final session, on June 19, will return to its 12:30 p.m. start time, and address chapters 7–8 and the conclusion.

In the book, Canon Spellers (who presented at Saint Mark's in May of 2019) challenges us with an opportunity to discern our faithfulness toward building the Beloved Community in response to the racial reckoning and the pandemic experience of the past two years.

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 6–6:30 p.m., cathedral nave

The next Organ Meditation—30 minutes of drone-based improvisations by John Stuntebeck, offered as a prelude to Cathedral Yoga—will be Monday, June 6, at 6 p.m.

Cathedral Yoga, led by Wendy Townsend, follows immediately at 6:30 p.m.
You are welcome to come for the organ without staying for the yoga class.

This unique experience is offered on the first Monday of the month, although note that that there will no organ OR yoga on July 4. The organ meditation on August 1 will be played by a guest musician.
THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6, JUNE 20 & 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, The 20s/30s Group 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. Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but it is not required—join as you can. If you are interested in participating, please email Adam Conley: [email protected] or Emily Meeks: [email protected]
Eat Great Meals, Save Money, and Save the Planet

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom

The foods we eat, at home or out, have an impact on climate change. By becoming more aware of our food choices, we can each eat more responsibly. Even better, we can save money and live healthier. 

In this first 0f the new series of monthly Climate Conversations, Richard Hartung and Marc Aubertin will lead a discussion about your food, your meals, and climate change, including choices of ingredients both at home and at restaurants, and growing our own food.

Learn more, including the topics of upcoming Climate Conversations, here.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 7–8 p.m., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

On Tuesday, April 5, in the cathedral nave, a service of prayer in the evening with music in the style of Taizé was offered at Saint Mark's for the first time. Learn more and see a video here. The second of these services will be offered on the evening of Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Join in person or via livesteam.
Education for Ministry: Informational Forum

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 6:45–8 P.M., online via Zoom only

EfM is a four-year program for lay people to study scripture, church history, and modern theology. It is a four-year program, but students commit to one year at a time. Each class is limited to 12 people.

Three different classes meet weekly September-June at Saint Mark's: Sundays, 6:308:30 p.m.; Mondays, 10 a.m.12:30 p.m.; and Mondays, 68 p.m. Tuition is $325, plus the cost of textbooks.

There will be an informational forum plus Q&A about the EfM program on Wednesday, June 8, 6:45 p.m., via Zoom.

JUNE 10-12
Men’s Retreat: In Returning and Rest We Shall Be Renewed 

FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NOON, JUNE 10–12, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center on beautiful Hood Canal. Facilitated Dean Steve Thomason. Registration required.

Capacity is limited to 25just a few spots remain!

This weekend retreat is designed to create the space for quiet reflection, time away from the burdens of daily life, spacious time in nature, conversations with other men of faith, and worship. It will be a time of spiritual reflection and renewal. Dean Thomason will facilitate the weekend, drawing on wisdom set forth by Fr. Richard Rohr and others. Men of all ages are welcome. Learn more about the weekend, including fees, here.
20s/30s GROUP
Behind the Scenes with The Mighty Flentrop!

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, meet in Leffler House at 12:15 p.m., with tour in the Organ Loft to follow at about 1 p.m.

All 20s/30s are invited to 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. Email your favorite hymn title from The Hymnal 1982 to Adam Conley: [email protected]
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only (not in person)

Join the Salahi family—Razia, Solaiman, Zobair, Rohanya and Harris—as they provide an update on their resettling in Seattle after having to flee their homeland of Afghanistan, leaving family members behind. From enrolling in school, to landing jobs, and passing driving tests, they have a remarkable story to tell. Ginna Brelsford will also be on hand to provide an update on Sahar School for Girls in Afghanistan. See nmore here.

Register here to receive the Zoom link. 
Sound Bath/Aural Meditation after Cathedral Yoga

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 7:30-8 P.M. (immediately following cathedral yoga), cathedral nave

In April, Cathedral Yoga hosted a 30-minute sound bath/aural meditation by Black Moon Company, a Seattle musician and Reiki practitioner, immediately following the yoga class from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The response from participants was overwhelming, with many finding the intense quality of the experience difficult to put into words.

We are delighted to announce that this will now be a regular monthly offering, on the third Monday of each month, beginning on June 20. You are welcome to attend the Sound Bath without participating in the yoga class. Check out samples of Black Moon Company's work here.
Capitol Hill PrideFest is Back!


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. PrideFest 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, contact The Rev. Eliacín Rosario Cruz: [email protected] or Deacon Earl Grout: [email protected]

20s/30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Join with the 20s/30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26th at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). Father Andriy Matlak 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]
Views of the Interfaith Prayer Vigil and March Against Gun Violence—Thursday, June 2, 2022

Top: Saint Mark's members process down E. Madison Street. Bottom: Dean Thomason addresses the gathering at St James Cathedral.
Photos by Michael Perera.
Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Saint Mark's Cathedral and Dean Thomson were involved in the effort that led to the creation of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility in 2013. The website of the Alliance contains an abundance of resources and announcements, including many upcoming events, information about this weekend's #WearOrange action, a voter guide, instructions for contacting elected officials, and much more—please spend some time exploring the many ways to get involved. They recommend the following links to donate to families of victims in Buffalo and Uvalde. Finally, the WAGR recommends resources for talking to children about mass shootings and gun violence from The NY Times and NPR.
Weekday Evening Prayer Changes Begin This Week

Starting Tomorrow, Monday June 6, there will be a change to the schedule of Daily Evening Prayer. The in-person Evening Prayer offering will move to Wednesday rather than Tuesday, and all Evening Prayer services, in person or online, will move to 6 p.m. rather than 6:30. The Zoom link will remain the same (find it here). These changes are being made to better integrate with Wednesday Cathedral Commons and other weekday offerings. Please contact Michael Seewer with questions. (Please note that Evening Prayer is cancelled on June 20 for the Juneteenth holiday, as well as on June 13 and 29 due to the ordination liturgies.)
Ordination Liturgies

MONDAY, JUNE 13, and WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 6:30 P.M., cathedral nave and livestreamed

God willing and the people consenting, Bishop Rickel will ordain candidates to the priesthood in two liturgies in the cathedral nave: Monday June 13, and Wednesday June 29. Saint Mark's curate, The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker, will be ordained at the latter service. All are welcome to attend, in person or via livestream.
Eat, Play, Love! (Not Your Average Bible Study)

THREE WEDNESDAYS: JUNE 22, JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 5–8 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds

First offered in the summer of 2019, Eat, Play Love (Not Your Average Bible Study) was intended as an opportunity for all ages to share a meal, learn, explore, and have fun together at the cathedral. Now this offering returns for 2022! Take a night off cooking and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our own Chef Marc Aubertin, then participate in a variety of creative and reflective activities, including the option to attend in-person Evening Prayer 6–6:30 p.m. The evenings end with a brief service of Compline in the Cathedral Nave.

This year, we will explore the theme "Water of Life" through three scripture stories (Creation, the Baptism of Christ, and The Woman at the Well) and respond to them creatively through activities such as music, art, and science. We'll also dive into justice-seeking as it relates to clean water and water access, both locally and globally.

Eat, Play, Love will be offered over three non-consecutive Wednesday evenings (June 22, July 27, and August 24) from 5 to 8 p.m. Fee for all three evenings: $30 per person, maximum of $90 per family. Watch your email for registration coming soon.
Coast Salish Art by Peter Boome: Last Day 

This Sunday will be the final day for the Visual Arts Ministry exhibition in the nave, Coast Salish Art By Peter Boome.

A small group of parishioners is interested in purchasing “Birds of a Feather”—the largest canvas in the show, pictured here—as a gift to Saint Mark’s. If you’d like to learn more and/or contribute to this gift, please contact Deborah Brown at [email protected]
It Takes A Village—AMSA Presents its 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 11 A.M.–6 P.M., Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle; registration requested

This Juneteenth celebration will have community organizations and resources, as well as a vendor marketplace, free activities, youth-led activities, food, music, COVID vaccines, and much more, Click here to learn more and register to attend.
Saint Mark's Seeks Applicants for Director of the Seattle Service Corps/Collaborator for Cathedral Spiritual Formation Ministries

Saint Mark's is currently accepting applications for a full-time position encompassing the role of Service Corps Director as well as responsibilities for formation programming. This staff member will administer the Seattle Service Corps program, fostering the spiritual and professional development of a cohort of young adult service interns living in intentional community on the cathedral campus, as well as coordinating and supporting the cathedral’s comprehensive spiritual formation in collaboration with the Dean and Canons.

Please see a complete position description, other details, and instructions of how to apply at, and share this information with anyone you think may be interested.
Choir Camp 2022: Registration Now Open

JULY 11–15, with Sunday morning participation on July 17

Choir Camp is a week-long experience of learning, singing, and a lot of fun. Junior Chorister Camp (for rising kindergarteners through rising 2nd graders) is offered on July 11–15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Senior Chorister Camp (for rising 3rd graders through rising 8th graders) meets on the same dates, but lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details, including tuition, and the links to register may be found at:
Earl Palmer Ministries presents: TOGETHER

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 3 P.M., in the cathedral nave. Free.

Earl Palmer Ministries invites all members of the community of Saint Mark's to this mid-afternoon eventa time to breathe deeply, with an interlude of Sacred Music and Scripture. Featuring Walt Wagner, pianist, Sue Nixon, vocalist, and Kay Broweleit, reader. This event is free of charge. Click here to learn more about the event and about Earl Palmer Ministries.
Sunday, June 5, 2022
The Day of 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.

Acts 16:9–15
Psalm 104
Romans 8:14–17
John 14:8–17, 25–27
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason

Hail thee, festival day! [Hymn #225]
Holy Spirit, ever living [Hymn #511]

Dietrich Buxtehude, Komm, Heiliger Geist Herre Gott, BuxWV 200
Denis Bédard, Fantaisie on Veni Creator Spiritus
in-person only
Presider: The Reverend Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Preacher: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason 

Hail thee, festival day! [Hymn #225]
We know that Christ is raised [Hymn #296]
Holy Spirit, ever living [Hymn #511]

arr. William Dawson, Every time I feel the Spirit
K. Lee Scott, Gracious Spirit, dwell with me

Nicolas de Grigny, Three versets from Hymn d’Orgue: Veni Creator Spiritus
Denis Bédard, Fantaisie on Veni Creator Spiritus
in-person & livestreamed
Presider & Preacher: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason 

Hail thee, festival day! [Hymn #225]
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire [Hymn #504]
We know that Christ is raised [Hymn #296]
O thou who camest from above [Hymn #704]
Praise the Spirit in creation [Hymn #506]

Thomas Tallis, If ye love me
Kevin Siegfried, Vidi aquam
William H. Harris, Come down, O Love divine

Nicolas de Grigny, Three versets from Hymn d’Orgue: Veni Creator Spiritus
Denis Bédard, Fantaisie on Veni Creator Spiritus
Officiant: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason

Ayleward, Preces and Responses
Cecilia McDowall, St. Alban's Service
James Falzone, Love is the Unfamiliar Name [premiere]
Presider: The Reverend Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Musician: Charles Coldwell
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.

Peter R. Hallock, Psalm 104
Christopher Tye, Nunc dimittis
Thomason Tallis, O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
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.
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]
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