Sunday, October 9, 2022:
The Eighteenth 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

10:10 a.m. • Sunday Forum
in Bloedel Hall

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

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

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
Cover image: Over 75 participants attended Cathedral Yoga, led by Annabell DuMez-Matheson, on Monday, October 3, under the blue light of the Stewardship Gratitude Installation.

A video message from Dean Steve Thomason

This Sunday's morning forum in Bloedel Hall

for 2023 Vestry or convention delegate

A Wisdom School offering with Canon Daugherty

a two-night presentation from the Saint Mark's Music Series

Monday, November 7

The Most Rev. Melissa Skelton called to lead the diocese through a time of transition
Indigenous Peoples' Day


Please note that the cathedral offices will be closed on Monday October 10, in observation of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Online Evening Prayer is also cancelled. Cathedral Yoga and the evening 12-step meeting will be offered as usual.

This Sunday's services will include special prayers and music in observation of this holiday, including a choral setting of a Navaho text, A Native American Prayer—a favorite anthem of The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton, Rector of Trinity Everett and a prominent Indigenous leader in the Episcopal Church, who recommended it to Canon Kleinschmidt.
Trusting in God, Growing in Faith

Junior Warden for Stewardship Chris Rigos announced the launch of the annual stewardship campaign during Sunday services last week, and Dean Thomason sent out a video message last Monday reflecting on this year's theme. Check it out here if you missed it, and stay tuned for further Sunday morning speakers and video messages in the coming weeks. Learn more and make your 2023 pledge online here.
Intergenerational Taizé Experience

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Gather between the services on Sunday morning, October 9, for an interactive, intergenerational forum with the leaders of Saint Mark's Taizé ministry. Learn a bit about what exactly Taizé is, its origins in France, and what got the Taizé ministry started here at Saint Mark's. Then we'll discuss the unique music of Taizé, and do some singing together. It will be informative and fun for all ages, and serve as preparation to more fully participate in the upcoming Taizé service on Tuesday, November 8. Any questions, contact Sacristan Michael Seewer: [email protected]
Nominate Someone for Vestry or Convention Delegate!

Nominations for candidates for the Saint Mark’s Vestry and for Delegates to Diocesan Convention are now open for 2023. The Vestry is a group of laypeople elected by the parish who, along with the Rector, supervise and sustain the finances, facilities and grounds of the Cathedral. New members are needed both to serve on the Vestry and to act as delegates at next year's Diocesan Convention. Members of the Nominating Committee will be in the back of the nave each Sunday in October to answer questions and accept names of those interested. If you would like to nominate someone or would like more information about either of these important roles,, please send an email to [email protected] or visit the Vestry page of the cathedral website. Thank you!
Hunger Offering This Sunday

For many years, Saint Mark's has collected a special offering on the second Sunday of every month to support several food programs in the Seattle area. This ministry is currently helping the following hunger programs: Ballard Food Bank, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Pike Market Food Bank, Immanuel Community Services, The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s, and the cathedral ministry St. Brigid’s Banquet. Throughout the pandemic, parishioners have continued to make special donations electronically, but this Sunday, March 13, the Hunger Offering in-person donation boxes will return to the cathedral nave. Electronic donations to the Hunger Offering are still gladly accepted—choose "Hunger Offering" on, or write "Hunger Offering" in the Venmo memo line. Contact Vicky Greenbaum to learn more or to get involved.
The Paradoxical Friendship of Grief and Joy

TWO WEDNESDAYS: OCTOBER 19 & 26, 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).

Facilitated by Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Grief and joy can seem like opposites—experiences of sadness and loss are profoundly different from those of happiness and delight. Yet, both grief and joy reveal our vulnerability and capacity to love; they both soften our hearts and make us aware of our dependence on God. In this two-week series, Canon Jennifer King Daugherty will explore the paradoxical kinship of grief and joy and how the wisdom and grace we gain from either experience deepens our understanding of the other—and our relationship with God. The Zoom link will be posted here when it is available. This is a Cathedral Commons offering, presented as part of the current season of The Wisdom School at Saint Mark's.
The Complete Organ Works of César Franck

co-sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

The 2022/23 season of the Saint Mark's Music Series kicks off with a landmark offering in the cathedral nave. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of César Franck (1822–1890), organists Adam Pajan and Joseph Arndt will offer his complete works for organ on the mighty Flentrop over the course of two consecutive evenings. Rich in soaring melodies and soul-satisfying harmonies, Franck’s organ works are as important in the history and development of organ literature as those by Bach and Messiaen. Adam Pajan and Joseph Arndt are two of the world’s leading young organists. In addition to Seattle, their “Franck Bicentennial Tour” will take them to Houston, Dallas, New York City, Denver, and Tulsa. Pajan and Arndt will offer workshops for organists on the morning of Saturday, October 20. One ticket gives you admission to both concerts and the workshops. Tickets are now available for both in-person and livestream attendance here. For more information about this concert and others coming up this season, please visit:
United for Good: An Interfaith Prayer Vigil on the Eve of Elections

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022, 7–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via livestream

An interfaith event co-sponsored by Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, St. James Roman Catholic Cathedral, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Seattle, and The Church Council of Greater Seattle

In this time of trial and struggle, as we confront challenges to our civil society and our body politic, we are at a crossroads of conscience. And though the voices of vitriol and extremism often resound loudly, it is the judicious wisdom of resilient and courageous peacemakers who will lead us through this crisis. Prayerful reflection stands as a hopeful response to the static of cynicism. We stand in solidarity with those who seek a different way for our nation and its elected officials.

Join local religious leaders and fellow citizens who will gather in Seattle’s Saint Mark’s Cathedral at this unprecedented time. All are invited to join in this brief non-partisan interfaith service of hope, either in-person or via livestream. On the cusp of the exercise of our most essential civil right, we ask you to embrace this moment of contemplation and connection, as we affirm the principles that transcend our differences, and the common cause that will bind the wounds of this great nation.
Saint Mark's Second Sunday Book Group Selection for November

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 12:30-2 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. Although written in 2016, Garrels' insights still help us understand today's Russia and why its people cling to Putin. She 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. They are also older and religious fundamentalists. Unchanged is the tight bond Putin has shrewdly formed with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church and the scapegoating of the West, especially America, for Russia's ills. Garrels also helps us understand how the Russian gloomy sense of fatalism and its high rate of governmental corruption and general alcoholism has poisoned Russian society. Garrels was fluent in Russian, lived in Russia as a foreign correspondent for many years, and knew the people well. A very insightful book. 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.
TWO WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 12, 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).

In these sessions, Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will explore how culture shapes our ability to listen and impacts our work of justice. We will learn and practice various ways to cultivate listening as an act of solidarity and how to create spaces that honor complex stories and foster transformative relationships. Program is free; no registration required. A Zoom link will be posted here when it is available.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7–8:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom

BBC journalist and author Matthew Teller will present his new book, Nine Quarters of Jerusalem, in person and online via Zoom, in a special Thursday night forum. This highly original “biography” of Jerusalem's Old City features the voices of its Palestinian and Jewish communities, but also spotlights its Indian and African populations, its Greek and Armenian and Syriac cultures, its down-trodden Dom Gypsy families, and its Sufi mystics. It discusses the sources of Jerusalem’s holiness and the ideas—often startlingly secular—that have shaped lives within its walls. It is an evocation of place through story, led by the voices of Jerusalemites. More information and the link to register for Zoom may be be found here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 3–5:30 P.M., meet at Trinity Parish on First Hill (registration required)

In the fall of 2021 the 20s/30s Group from Saint Mark's gathered for a series of Sunday urban hikes inspired by the book Seattle Stairway Walks, and incorporating tours of different Episcopal parishes in the area. On October 23 this popular offering will return, with a tour of the "mother church" of the Diocese of Olympia, Trinity Parish on First Hill. After a brief presentation and tour from Dr. Lisa Graumlich, the group will explore the rapidly-transforming Seattle waterfront and downtown, finishing up with refreshments back at Trinity. Register here. Questions? Email Emily Meeks: [email protected]
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler Living Room 

Join for a conversation focused on questions about liturgy with Sacristan Michael Seewer and Fraser Reach. Dessert will be offered. Afterward, some may choose to go together to Compline.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 5:30–6:30 P.M., via Zoom only

Don't miss the next in the series of Climate Conversations presented by the Creation Care Ministry on November 1, when Penelope Jackson and Richard Hartung will present on the topic Investing With Your Values. Register for the Zoom link here. (And if you missed October's conversation about cliamte change and transportation, a video and the presentation slides can be found here.)
Choral Evensong Observing The Feast of All Saints, with a Celebration of Bishop Greg & Marti Rickel

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Join in this special liturgy for the Feast of All Saints, during which we will also celebrate and give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Greg Rickel and his wife Marti in the Diocese of Olympia. An informal reception in the nave will follow the service.
If you missed last Tuesday's Climate Conversation, "What You Can Do About Transportation," a video is now available here.

A video of the first part of the two-part Cathedral Commons forum on Listening and Solidarity is now available here.

A video of the recent Mideast Focus symposium The Holy Land: What's Next? is now available here.

A video the Cathedral Commons forum Reflections on the Pilgrimage to Iona and the Celtic Missions, as well as the slideshow of images from the pilgrimage shown before the presentation and the video of Phil Cousineau presented during Dean Steve's remarks, may be be seen here.

A YouTube playlist of many forums and workshops can be found here.
New SSC Director Seeks Apartment in Seattle

Luke Abdow begins work as Director of our Seattle Service Corps program this month and is seeking a place in Seattle. If you know of an apartment or backyard ADU that is available, please email him at: [email protected]
Archbishop Melissa Skelton Called to be Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Olympia

The Diocesan Standing Committee is thrilled to announce that The Most Reverend Melissa Skelton—current Assisting Bishop in Olympia and the former Archbishop of The Anglican Church of Canada for British Columbia and Yukon—has been called as Bishop Provisional following the departure of The Right Reverend Greg Rickel. Pending ratification by Diocesan Convention later this month, she will lead the Diocese of Olympia during the search for a new Bishop Diocesan. Archbishop Skelton has deep ties to this diocese, having served as the Canon for Congregational Development and Leadership and as the rector for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. During her previous tenure in Olympia she created the College for Congregational Development. The Standing Committee has set up a moderated Q&A session via Zoom on Wednesday, October 19, 7–8 p.m. Questions may be submitted via a form available here. We are truly fortunate to have Archbishop Skelton willing to step forward and serve the Diocese of Olympia during this time of transition. Learn more about the Bishop transition process here. Contact the Standing Committee at: [email protected]
Support Episcopal Relief and Development's Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Recently, communities in the Caribbean and southern United States have suffered from damaging flooding and winds, and power outages. Apart from creating barriers to communication and transportation, there have been significant financial impacts. Episcopal Relief & Development has already been providing relief to affected communities with food and needed supplies, and will continue to work with partners to assess needs and help them transition into recovery. Please pray for the people who have been affected—and if you’re able, rush a donation to our Hurricane Relief Fund today. ERD provides emergency and long-term support for those who are impacted so they can make full and sustained recoveries—as well as resources and training to help people prepare for the next disaster. Learn more about the Hurricane Fiona response here, Hurricane Ian response here, and make a donation at
The Return of Children's Chapel


Children's Chapel has returned in its familiar form during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. All children will be 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 the Gospel story in a developmentally appropriate telling, singing, and prayer. Parents are welcome to join their children. They return to their families in the nave at the Peace. Adults are needed to volunteer to assist with Children's Chapel on a rotating basis (safeguarding training certification required). If you are interested in participating in this way, or if you have any questions, please contact Canon Wendy Claire Barry: [email protected]
Saint Mark's Seeks Part-Time Employees

Saint Mark's Cathedral is seeking applicants for three part-time positions. See complete descriptions including salary ranges at

On-Call Event Assistant and Sound Technician - Assists facilities staff in setting up and running eight to ten events per year (eight hours of work per event), including sound system duties for some some events.

Music Series Manager - Organizes, publicizes, and manages night-of logistics for the cathedral's guest artist concert series and smaller recital events.

Music Librarian - Maintains, distributes, files, and catalogs sheet music for the cathedral's multiple choirs. This job requires about four hours per week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please pass along this information and the webpage at to anyone you think may be interested.
2022 Diocesan Convention


The Diocesan Convention is held annually for clergy and lay delegates to conduct diocesan business. This includes electing individuals to offices and deputations, admitting worshiping communities as missions or parishes, and voting on resolutions. The bishop also gives an annual address. the 112th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, will occur October 21–22, 2022, in-person at the Hilton Seattle Airport (for those able to attend physically) and online via our virtual event platform (for those with medical vulnerabilities, disabilities, or other limitations that prevent them from attending in-person). The theme of this year's convention is Encountering Jesus in the Garden. Information and documents will be posted on the convention website:
St. Luke's Edible Hope Kitchen Fundraiser, October 13 at Lagunitas Brewery

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 5:30 P.M., at Lagunitas Brewery, 1550 NW 49th St. in Ballard, registration required

Edible Hope Kitchen is a ministry of St. Luke's, Ballard. We have been feeding those who are hungry and vulnerable for over 30 years, five days/week. During COVID our ministry continued without interruption as we cared for hundreds of people who had no other resources or access to a hot meal. This year marks the return to our popular fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery. Tickets are priced reasonably so that all may attend. There will be food, live music and a "raise the paddle" auction along with raffle prizes, beer, cider and non-alcoholic drinks. Come and bring your friends. Your support makes all the difference! Register to attend here.

The funeral of J.J. Henke will be offered
Sunday, October 9, 2022:
The Eighteenth 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.

Jeremiah 29:1, 47
Psalm 66:111
2 Timothy 2:815
Luke 17:1119
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

I sing the almighty power of God [Hymn #398]
Now thank we all our God [Hymn #397]

Orlando Gibbons, Fantasia of Four Parts
Anon. 14th cen., Estampie from The Robertsbridge Codex
in-person only
Presider:  The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

I sing the almighty power of God [Hymn #398]
Peace before us [WLP #791]
Now thank we all our God [Hymn #397]

Nolan E. Schmit, A Native American Prayer
Huge Distler, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Georg Friedrich Kaufmann, prelude on Nun danket alle Gott
Anon. 14th cen., Estampie from The Robertsbridge Codex
in-person & livestreamed
Presider:  The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

All creatures of our God and King [Hymn #400]
Peace before us [WLP #791]
Now thank we all our God [Hymn #397]

Nolan E. Schmit, A Native American Prayer

Orlando Gibbons, Fantasia of Four Parts
Paul Manz, Prelude on Now thank we all our God
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Musician: James Falzone
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.

Erin Aas, Nunc dimittis
William Byrd, Be unto me, O Lord, a tower of strength
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. Next offering: NOVEMBER 6

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: OCTOBER 5. 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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