FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022:
The Eighth 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

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

At a residence of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps

A taste of last Wednesday's Eat, Play, Love! gathering at 10 a.m. this Sunday

Welcome to The Seattle Choral Company and special organists

A report from last Sunday—and a volunteer appreciation dinner

The cathedral's Theologian-in-Residence presents an all-day workshop on a towering biblical figure
Welcome Sunday's Guest Musicians: The Seattle Choral Company

On Sunday, July 31, at the 11 a.m. service, we gratefully welcome the return of The Seattle Choral Company, Freddie Coleman, Founder and Artistic Director, now in its 40th year. The choir “is committed to being a voice of excellence in choral singing—in all its diversity—as an experience that builds and enriches community.” The Seattle Choral Company is a Choir-in-Residence of Saint Mark’s Cathedral. This Sunday, the choir will be presenting the Missa Brevis by contemporary British composer Becky McGlade.
Welcome Organists Paul Mitchell and Cara Peterson

While the Saint Mark's music staff is on pilgrimage in England with the Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir, two eminent organists will be covering the Sunday morning services from July 31 through August 14. Paul Mitchell will serve as guest organist for the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Eucharists. Cara Peterson, longtime member of Saint Mark’s and the cathedral’s musical ministries, will be the organist for the 8 a.m. Eucharist during this period.

Paul Mitchell is originally from Vancouver, Canada, where he studied music and organ at the University of British Columbia under Frederick Geoghegan, with then Cathedral Organist Patrick Wedd, and later under David Schaub at Western Washington University. After a short stint in Southern California, Paul relocated to Seattle, where he was Organist and Choir Director for 33 years at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. There, he had the opportunity to oversee the installation of a new organ by Paul Fritts in 1999. Paul also spent 30 years at Microsoft in a variety of roles, most recently focused on Internet governance. He retired last year and is now Chair of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group focused on issues of digital equity. He and his family are active at Epiphany Parish in Seattle.

Cara Peterson began attending Saint Mark's in 2003, and was confirmed here in 2007. She has been a member of the Saint Mark's Cathedral Choir for more than 10 years. Cara graduated with a degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College in New Jersey in 2012, and earned her Master's Degree in Organ Performance at the University of Washington under Carole Terry in 2015. Also in 2015, she made a research trip to Germany and the Netherlands, which included researching the creation of the cathedral's organ in the archives of the Flentrop Orgelbouw.

Welcome to Paul, and gratitude to Paul and Cara for their contributions in the coming weeks!
Eat, Play, Love!—Report and Presentation This Sunday Morning (including the Splash Mat!)

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 31, 10:10–10:50 A.M., on the front patio

Between services this Sunday morning at 10:10 a.m., all ages are invited to the front patio to dip their toes in some of the sacred scripture and water experiences we shared last Wednesday in the second session of Eat, Play, Love! which focused on Baptism. The splash mat will be set up so that kids (or adults!) can get a little wet and beat the heat—see the photo, courtesy of Neil Gavin. Whether you missed event, or want to keep having fun and conversation, come on in—the water's fine!
August's Climate Conversation: What You Can Do About Water


Please join the Creation Care Ministry for August's Climate Conversation, where the topic will be What You Can Do About Water. Learn more about how to save water and protect this vital part of God’s creation. Water is an essential part of our lives, from water for drinking and manufacturing to water as a part of our church services. With pollution in some areas and droughts in others, clean water is increasingly valuable and scarce. We’ll discuss where our water comes from, how to use less, and how to conserve this precious resource.

Climate Conversations are focused on practical things individuals can do about this global crisis. Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions: [email protected]
A New Experience at the Sunday Evening Contemplative Eucharist

Starting on Sunday, August 7, the 7 p.m. Sunday Evening Contemplative Eucharist is being refreshed with a new order or service. All are invited to try out this unique-yet-familiar worship experience, every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel, a service of candlelight, stillness, prayer, meditative music, and the holy meal of the Eucharist. The updated liturgy has been crafted with the intention to provide a moment of beauty, refreshment, and peace as evening falls.

In addition, Sacristan Michael Seewer is hoping to recruit new chalice bearers to assist at this service once a month or so. Reach out to Michael at [email protected] if you are a chalice bearer who would be interested in serving in this critical role. 
Mary Magdalene—A Tower of Lineage

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 9:30 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom; registration required.

A Saturday gathering led by The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

Mary Magdalene has rightly been called “the Apostle to the Apostles” because of her important witness to the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus. However, few people today truly understand the sheer magnitude of her contribution to the Jesus movement itself. Recent scholarship counts her as one of the shapers of many of the rites and rituals of Christianity thanks to her deep firsthand knowledge of Jesus’ healing ministry. Indeed, she is often called “The Magdala” or “The Tower” by those who understand her to be the lineage-bearer of some of Jesus’s most important teachings on healing, anointing, exorcism, and giving witness.

Join this engaging workshop, in which The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian-in-Residence will share some of the latest research on Mary Magdalene’s lasting impact and engage in spiritual healing practices based on her towering lineage.

Fee $35, includes light lunch and snacks (scholarships available). Pre-registration required.

NOTE: Dr. Raining will also offer a guest sermon at the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, August 21. Her final offering will be a workshop on "Liturgy and Intersectionality" on Saturday, November 12—see to learn more.
TOMORROW! SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill

UPDATE: July's gathering will be hosted by Saint Mark's member Laurel Petrik and her housemates, who are currently serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, and will occur at "Mercy House," the Jesuit Volunteer Corps residence on First Hill. (RSVP for address and directions.) The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker will preside. All ages are welcome.

Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners are taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. The first two, in May and June, were moving and meaningful experiences. Looking ahead to August 27, a gathering will be hosted by the Gavin family—Neil, Sonjia, Alex, and Eli—at their home in Lynnwood. Canon Rosario-Cruz will preside.

RSVP by emailing Canon Barrie: [email protected]

MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (and the first Monday of each month), 6–6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

On the first Monday of each month, hear 30 minutes of drone-based improvisations on the mighty Flentrop as a meditative sensory experience, and as a prelude to Cathedral Yoga. August's offering will be played by Saint Mark's Chapel Organist Cara Peterson.

Arrive at any time between 6 and 6:30, but note that the nave will not be open until just before 6 p.m. Cathedral Yoga led by Wendy Townsend follows immediately at 6:30. Check out a very small sample of a previous organ meditation here. You are welcome to stay for the organ prelude without attending the yoga class.

Saint Mark's 20s/30s Group, let’s take a day trip to Bainbridge Island! We will take a tour of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with a break for coffee and conversation. Next, we’ll visit the Japanese Exclusion Memorial to reflect and remember those forced to leave their homes for incarceration 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]
Update from Meals with Tent City 3—Announcing a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner


We had another fine dinner for our tent City guests on July 24 due to the great work of our volunteers Erin Beary-Andersen, Casey Beary-Andersen, Debra Waddell, Kristine Ekman, Molly Tennis, Allison Narver, and Mark Stumpf. The menu was delicious—meat lasagna, fresh green beans, green salad, fruit salad, and ice cream sundaes!

Co-coordinators Maris Olsen and Chris Rigos are thrilled that we have completed six of our 12 Sunday night dinners with positive feedback from cooks, volunteers, and guests. Thank you all for your help and support. And, the winner is… Actually, we are all winners, and the photos below show the fun! See many of you next week on July 31! Check out reports and photos from previous weeks here.

The Ministry Steering Committee is pleased to announce a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on September 11 (following the departure of Tent City) for the volunteers who have served or will serve at the upcoming six dinners. No Saint Mark’s funds will be used for this “Thank You” to our volunteers. More information will be provided as we get closer to September 11. For any questions, please contact Chris Rigos at [email protected] or Maris Olsen at [email protected]
Join the Service Corps Welcome Wagon!

The 2022–23 Seattle Service Corps cohort arrives Saturday, August 27, and help is needed to make them feel welcomed and at home. If you would like to help next month as we put the finishing touches on their living space at Leffler House, or if you would like to be part of providing some homey hospitality throughout the year, especially around the holidays, please email Canon Barrie: [email protected]
Saint Mark’s Community Meal Delivery

Would you like to be part of a new endeavor to provide and/or deliver meals to parishioners with a new baby or who are recovering from illness or surgery? Canon Wendy Claire Barrie is gathering names and contact information from folks who are willing, and she will then let you know specifics (who, what, where) when the need arises. We have two families with new babies right now who would be the first to benefit from this coordinated effort!

A homemade meal is wonderful, but so is a Trader Joe's run or a GrubHub gift card. If this is something you can help organize, or if you'd like to sign up to provide food now or in the future, please contact Canon Barrie at [email protected]
Forward Day by Day Now Available

Forward Day by Day is a daily devotional published quarterly by Forward Movement, containing scripture, refelcti0ns, and prompts to prayer for each day of the year. For many years at Saint Mark's issues were made available (in both pocket-size and large-print version) to anyone who wanted one, in the rear of the nave. At this time there is no longer a place for them in the nave, so the new issue (covering August, September, and October 2022), is now available just inside the office entrance, on the table beneath the community bulletin board. This resource is made available to the community through the generosity of anonymous parishioners.
Women's Compline Choir—Video Now Available

This season's extraordinary services offered by the Women's Compline Choir were a moving, prayerful experience for all involved, from those in the nave, to the livestream and radio participants, to the singers, and to the director herself. Complete video of the services can now be found here. But for a small sample of what was offered in the liturgies, take just two minutes to listen to the exquisite, nuanced singing of the hymn from the service of July 24, Now the day is over:
Creation Care Ministry Meeting Update

The Creation Care Ministry will have its monthly ministry meeting on August 16 when we will have a rare in-person gathering to celebrate the work of this ministry and have a chance to get to know each other better outside of our Zoom screens!
A Grateful Evensong Choir Departs on Pilgrimage

The Evensong Choir departs tomorrow, Saturday, July 30, to serve as choir in residence for a week each in Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals, England. A significant portion of the funds for this trip came from everyone in our cathedral community who participated in the Hymnathon, Cabaret, and Psalmathon fundraisers held within the past eight months. The choir holds this community gratefully in their hearts as they embark on this journey.
Thirty singers, ages 11 to 64, are going, plus four staff and eleven parents/spouses. They will sing daily Evensong and the Sunday Eucharists in each cathedral. (The complete schedule of U.K. services may be seen on the Evensong Choir page.) In addition, they will visit Guildford Cathedral (a 20th-century cathedral with a similar history to Saint Mark’s), Salisbury Cathedral, and Bath Abbey. Stonehenge and the Isle of Wight will be featured among visits to other sites of historical and cultural significance. 
Education for Ministry (EfM) Registration Now Open

Information table in the back of the nave: SUNDAYS, JULY 17 & AUGUST 7, following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services

Education for Ministry (EfM) registration is now open for 2022-23! Are you interested in a deeper study of scripture, reflecting on its meaning for your life? This four-year program has been active at Saint Mark’s for decades and has enriched the lives of many in this community. This year classes will be offered on Monday morning and evening. An information table will be available after both the 9:00 and 11:00 services on July 17 and August 7. Email communication with mentors is fine too: contact Julia Logan for the morning class at [email protected] or Tom Hayton at [email protected] or Wayne Duncan at [email protected] for the evening class.

The funeral of Philip Bayne will be offered

The funeral of Sue Yunker-Jones will be offered

The funeral of J.J. Henke will be offered
Sunday, July 31, 2022:
The Eighth 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.

Hosea 11:1–11
Psalm 107:1–9, 43
Colossians 3:1–11
Luke 12:13–21
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

All my hope on God is founded [Hymn #665]
God of grace and God of glory [Hymn #594]

W.A. Mozart, Andante in F, K.616
J.S. Bach, Kyrie Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Preacher:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

All my hope on God is founded [Hymn #665]
In Christ there is no East or West [Hymn #709]
God of grace and God of glory [Hymn #594]

François Couperin, Reçit de Chromhorne and Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux from Mass for the Convents
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Preacher:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

All my hope on God is founded [Hymn #665]
In Christ there is no East or West [Hymn #709]
Jesus, all my gladness [Hymn #701]
God of grace and God of glory [Hymn #594]

Guest musicians: The Seattle Choral Company, Freddie Coleman, artistic director
Becky McGlade, Missa Brevis

François Couperin, Reçit de Chromhorne and Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux from Mass for the Convents
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Musician: Page Smith
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.

Arthur Wills, Nunc dimittis
John Sheppard, In pace in idipsum
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.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. Next offering: AUGUST 7

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. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!
Weekday Prayer Services

Daily Evening Prayer meets in person at 6 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel on Wednesday only (note the new day and new time!), and is offered online via zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday.

Morning Prayer on is offered online via Zoom Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.

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 of the Duwamish Tribe. [Learn more]
Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

Pastoral Care Emergency Line: 206.323.0300 x100
Connect with us