FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022

Sunday, July 10, 2022:
The Fifth 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
Cover photo shows the very full congregation at the first of two special offerings of the cathedral's "O" Antiphons liturgy, presented in conjunction with the 2022 Biennial National Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Volunteer slots for remaining weeks now open

Guest Musicians this Sunday
Welcoming the Mägi Ensemble

Discussing Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy this Sunday

"What You Can Do About Water" on Tuesday, August 2
Hunger Offering
Hunger Offering this Sunday

On the second Sunday of every month, Saint Mark's parishioners are invited to support our multiple institutions in Seattle which help those facing food insecurity. Please place a check or cash in the boxes by the doors in the nave, or in the glass jar on the Hunger Ministry Table. You may also make an offering via Venmo using the QR code in the service leaflet (type "Hunger Offering" in the memo line), or using (choose the "Hunger Offering" line). Thank you.
Welcome this Sunday's Guest Musicians: The Mägi ensemble

At the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday, anthems will be offered by The Mägi Ensemble, a profession choir with a longstanding relationship to Saint Mark's. The choir is directed by Dr. Heather McLaughlin Garbes, who, with her husband Peter, has been a treasured member of the Cathedral Choir for over 20 years. Heather writes,

"The Mägi ensemble is a professional SA vocal ensemble that performs and records music from the Baltic region of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This ensemble’s mission is to perform and record music from the Baltic region and to promote new choral works from that area, especially those by women-identifying composers. Alongside our mission, our vision is to use the power of music to connect with the community and continue to celebrate cultural heritage through the arts. We strongly empower the values of cultural understanding, community, quality and commitment. Our philosophy as both a niche repertoire ensemble and a treble ensemble is to show people the effect that music can have for empowerment, both in social responsibility and gender identity."

Learn more about this Seattle institution with an international reputation at:
Meals with Tent City 3: Volunteer Slots Now Open

SUNDAY EVENINGS: JUNE 19 & 26; JULY 3, 10 & 17, 2:30–6:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall, registration requested; see below.

For the last three weeks, Saint Marks Tent City Dinners have shared successful Sunday night dinners with our guests from Tent City 3. Check out the most recent updates and new photos from last Sunday here.

Chris Rigos and Maris Olsen are seeking additional volunteers for the remaining seven Sundays, beginning on July 24 and ending September 4. Our scheduling system is currently having a glitch, so we are asking that you email Chris Rigos to indicate your desire to serve as a volunteer. Both our volunteers and guests are enjoying our food and meeting each other, so please join us. 

We have the following openings for volunteers during our remaining weeks. Please email Chris at [email protected] to indicate (a). if you can volunteer, and (b.) whether you would be willing to help as a cook’s assistant. We will honor volunteer requests as they come in, but we would ask that those who have already served wait three days before volunteering again so that newcomers might enroll. July 24: (5) openings; July 31: (3) openings; August 7: (3) openings; August 14: (5) openings; August 21: (3) openings; August 28: (4) openings; September 4: (Full). Thanks to all who have or are willing to volunteer!
SATRUDAY, JULY 9, 9 A.M.–12 P.M.

The next work party of the Cathedral Garden Ministry will be Saturday, July 9. There's lots of midsummer work to be done, so why not get your hands dirty while enjoying the sunshine and good company? Just bring work gloves and a water bottle.

Write to Norva Osborn at: [email protected] with any questions.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 12:30–2 P.M., in person in Room 210, and online via Zoom

For its July meeting, Saint Mark's Second Sunday Book Group is reading Migrations, (2020) by Australian writer Charlotte McConaghy. It's an adventure story set in the perhaps not too distant future, in a world where almost all wildlife has been destroyed by climate change and human greed. It is also the story of a personal quest for belonging, an elegiac story of personal and global disaster. Learn more here.

Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deborah Brown to get the Zoom link.
MONDAYS, JULY 11 & 25, 7:30 P.M.

Update: After one year of praying together using a liturgy from the Corrymeela community, this gathering will now use an order of service based on the New Zealand Prayer Book. Learn more and see the order of service here.

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 Sun Room.)

Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service: [email protected]
JULY 17 & 19
SUNDAY, JULY 17, and TUESDAY, JULY 19, at the Searfarers' Center on West Marginal Way

Later this summer, the Mission to Seafarers, a service organization with longstanding ties to Saint Mark's Cathedral, will move into new space on Harbor Island. As part of the move, the staff invite you to a "yard sale fundraiser" on Sunday, July 17 (1–4 p.m.) and Tuesday, July 19 (3–6 p.m.).

The Mission is currently located at 3568 W Marginal Way SW on the west bank of the Duwamish River and just north of the Spokane Street and West Seattle bridges. See our Facebook page for more details. Come by on either day to check out our available items.

Donations are encouraged! Questions? Email: [email protected]

JULY 17 & 24
SUNDAYS, JULY 17 & 24, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, broadcast, or livestreamed

Since its debut in 2019, the Office of Compline has chanted by The Women;'s Compline Choir led by Rebekah Gilmore each year. However, the pandemic meant that the women's Compline services in 2020 were chanted by four solo voices, and that in 2021 the service remained closed to the public.

Now at last in 2022, a full choir featuring some of the finest choral singers in the region will chant a service open to one and all. As in the past, the services will feature special repertoire for women's voices, including world-premiere compositions.

Join in person, via livestream, or via the KING-FM radio broadcast. Check out video and photos from previous years here.
MONDAY, JULY 18, 7:30-8 P.M. (immediately following cathedral yoga), cathedral nave

On the third Monday of each month, Cathedral Yoga will host 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.

You are welcome to attend the Sound Bath without participating in the yoga class. Check out samples of Black Moon Company's work here.
TWO MORE WEDNESDAYS, JULY 27 and AUGUST 24, 5 P.M.–8 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds.

The first evening of Eat Play Love 2022, on June 22, was an evening of great food, poetry, art, games, singing, prayer, and community. Check out some photos here!

There are two more evenings that everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. On July 27, the exploration of the theme "Water of Life" will continue, with activities organized around the story of The Baptism of Jesus.

To participate, complete the registration form here, then submit your payment according to the instructions on the form. Alternatively, you may pay at the door, but please register in advance if you are able, even if you plan to pay at the door.

Fee, when paid in advance: $10 per person/per night, maximum of $90 per family. Inability to pay should not be a barrier to participation; email Canon Barrie with questions: [email protected]
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill

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 offerings have each been both a moving liturgical experience and a chance to connect with others in the community. July's offering will be hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill. For the address and directions, RSVP to Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected] 

Other Saturday afternoon gatherings will be offered on August 27 (TBA), September 24 (hosted by Rachel & Russ Crosbie in West Seattle), and October 22 (TBA).

Please join the Creation Care Ministry for July's Climate Conversation, when the topic will be What You Can Do About Water. These conversations are focused on practical things individuals can do about this global crises.

Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions: [email protected]
Peter Boome Exhibition: Final Weeks

The group of parishioners that is hoping to pool their resources to purchase Birds of a Feather (pictured) as a gift to the cathedral is a little more than halfway to its goal. Contact Deborah Brown at [email protected] if you would like to get involved. Artist Peter Boome (Upper Skagit) writes, "The design of Birds of a Feather consists of an eagle, raven, hawk, and hummingbird, as well as the sun and moon. [...] The idea is that we are interwoven and intertwined. Our lives depend on other people whether we like it or not. Our actions affect others, and our interactions have innumerable unknown effects." More information can be found in a handout near the painting.
A Call for Nominations for 2022 Diocesan Convention

The newsletter of the Diocese of Olympia recently included the following request:

"To prepare for elections at diocesan convention (October 21-22, 2022), the Nominations Committee is now calling for candidates to represent our diocese in four areas: Diocesan Council (4 regional positions clergy or lay and 1 Lay at-large), Standing Committee (1 lay, 1 clergy, and 1 clergy unexpired term), the Commission on Ministry, and at General Convention 2024 (4 clergy and 4 lay, plus 4 alternates in each order). If you’d like to propose someone for consideration to serve on any of these groups, we encourage you to email the Committee Chair, The Rev. Nic Mather at [email protected] by Friday, August 5. Our committee will identify and confirm the slate of candidates for election that we have received by Tuesday, September 6 (45 days prior to the proposed date of convention). By canon, additional nominees may be recognized at convention. If you have questions about this process, please contact The Rev. Nic Mather at [email protected]. Thank you very much for your help in this effort on behalf of our diocese!"
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Lent 2023

MARCH 3–13, 2023

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

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. We also will engage people who call this special place home while exploring the realities of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. For more information, click here or contact Dean Thomason. Limited scholarship assistance is available. 
Lynnwood Kiwanis Club Golf Fundraiser

SATURDAY, JULY 16, opens at 7 a.m., at the Nile Shrine Golf Club, Mountlake Terrace

Cathedral Bookeeper Stephen Eddy invites all golfers to the Charity Golf Classic—Golf "Fore" the Kids—on July 16, benefitting the Lynnwood Kiwanis Club. The "18 Hole Scramble" kicks off at 7:30 a.m., and the event also includes a lunch, raffle, hole-in-one contest, and more. Write to David Little with questions, and register here. Registration fees increase after July 1.
Seattle Architecture Foundation Walking Tour of the Cathedral’s Neighborhood

SATURDAYS: JULY 16, AUGUST 27, SEPTEMBER 17, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M., tour begins and ends at Saint Mark’s

The Seattle Architecture Foundation, which exists to connect the people of Seattle to the rich history of our built environment, offers a walking tour of Federal Avenue and North Capitol Hill. The tour, titled Understated Elegance on the Park, visits 21 different historic properties around Saint Mark’s, placing them in the context of Seattle's social and economic history in the early 20th century. The tour concludes with a brief presentation of the cathedral building itself. Tickets are $18, and these tours usually sell outfind the link to get tickets here.
A Holy Waste of Time

FRIDAY–SUNDAY, AUGUST 19–21, at St. Andrew's House Retreat Center. Early-bird registration: $95/person on or before July 15; $110/person after July 15

Join 20s/30s from Saint Mark's and across the Diocese of Olympia for an annual gathering to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of waterfront views, outstanding food, and new friends. St. Andrew's House offers many options for activities and relaxation: kayak, paddle board, or swim the beautiful calm waters of the Puget Sound; take a hike on the forest trails nearby; or simply read at the lodge or sun on the deck. We'll also offer some optional activities: yoga, music, and arts 'n' crafts. Each evening we'll close with prayer and song, and on Sunday morning we'll celebrate a very casual Eucharist togetherLearn more and register here. Questions? Email Valerie Reinke: [email protected]

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 10, 2022:
The Fifth 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.

Amos 7:7–17
Psalm 82
Colossians 1:1–14
Luke 10:25–37
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker 

Love divine, all loves excelling [Hymn #657]
When Christ was lifted from the earth [Hymn #603]

Johann Georg Herzog, Tonstück in E-flat, Op. 65, Nr. 9
Gustav Merkel, Präludium in E-flat, Op. 160, Nr. 6
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz;
Preacher: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker 

Love divine, all loves excelling [Hymn #657]
When Christ was lifted from the earth [Hymn #603]

Guest Choir:
The Mägi Ensemble, Heather MacLaughlin Garbes, director
Susan Brumfield, No Time
Howard Goodall, Love Divine

Herbert Howells, Psalm-Prelude, Op. 32, No. 2
Carson Cooman, Prelude on Hyfrydol
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker 

Love divine, all loves excelling [Hymn #657]
When Christ was lifted from the earth [Hymn #603]

Guest Choir:
The Mägi Ensemble, Heather MacLaughlin Garbes, director
Susan Brumfield, No Time
Howard Goodall, Love Divine

Herbert Howells, Psalm-Prelude, Op. 32, No. 2
Carson Cooman, Prelude on Hyfrydol
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.

Doug Fullington, God be in my head
Peter Hallock, Psalm 25
Charles Wood, Nunc dimittis in G
Francis Poulenc, "O mes très chers frères" from Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise
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 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]
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