Sunday, April 3, 2022:
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
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

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

This Sunday evening, April 3

Guest sermon and Sunday morning forum

For the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Prepare and serve a meal, April 8

News from the Afghan refugee family supported by Saint Mark's
An Evening Forum with Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 6:30-8 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

For over 35 years, Cecile Hansen has been the elected chair of the Duwamish Tribe. She is the great great grandniece of Chief Si’ahl. At this Sunday evening forum in the cathedral nave, Cecile Hansen will speak on the Duwamish efforts to gain federal recognition and how faith communities and citizens of Seattle can be allies with the Duwamish in support of their cause. She will also share about environmental and cultural projects the Duwamish are engaged in currently and in the coming months, while offering an historical perspective that invites us all to honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Duwamish Tribe. 

The forum will provide occasion for participants to ask questions of Chair Hansen as well. All Saint Mark’s parishioners are encouraged to attend this important forum as we seek to deepen the relationship with the Duwamish on whose ancestral land we gather. The event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.
The Visit of the Episcopal Church's Missioner for Indigenous Ministries

SERMON: THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 3, at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services

SPECIAL "FRIENDS TALKING" FORUM: 10:10 A.M.. in Bloedel Hall, or via Zoom

It is our delight to welcome The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff as Guest Preacher April 3. In 2018 he was called to serve as Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In his role, Hauff is responsible for enabling and empowering Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church while also guiding the broader Church in intercultural competencies. Learn more about Rev. Hauff here.

Please watch this video produced by the Office of Indigenous Ministries before his visit on Sunday. Join the 10 a.m. forum online using this Zoom link.
Monthly Newcomers' Coffee Resumes In-Person Gathering

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 12:30 P.M., following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave OR online (find the Zoom link here)

The Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy has been offered on the first Sunday of each month via Zoom for almost two years. Beginning on the first Sunday in April, this offering for visitors, newcomers, or anyone with questions about the cathedral community, will again be offered in person! Please gather at the coffee area in the back of the nave right after the service. Joining via Zoom will still be an option, and the link will remain the same. (The link may be found on on the livestream page or the newcomers page). As always, please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested.
Choral Evensong on the Fifth Sunday in Lent

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

All are invited to join hearts, hands, and voices in Eventide prayer and praise to God in this service of Choral Evensong on the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The Evensong Choir will sing a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis composed in 1945 by Herbert Howells for the choir of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England; and the much-loved anthem The Lord is my light, composed in 1980 by Peter Hallock, with the sound of the mighty Flentrop and the space of Saint Mark's specifically in mind. (Hallock himself particularly liked this anthem; in an interview he called it "first rate—short and super tight.") The Evensong Choir is comprised of advanced choristers with unchanged voices, and skilled teen and adult singers. This August, they will serve as choir-in-residence for one week each at Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals, England.
Taizé at Saint Mark's: Leaflet Now Available

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed 

A new service of Prayer by candlelight with music in the style of Taizé will be offered for the first time this coming Tuesday. If you are curious to know more about what this offering will be like, a service leaflet is now available. The service on April 5 will be a one-time offering, so if you are interested in Taizé Prayer, please consider joining us in person or via live-stream to show your support. We will discern whether to have future Taizé Prayer services based on the interest for this initial service on April 5. Learn more here. If you have any questions, please contact Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer ([email protected]).

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, meet at 1 p.m. in Bloedel Hall

On the second Friday of every other month, a team from Saint Mark's prepares a serves a meal for Teen Feed, a program providing hot meals and social services in the U District to youth and young people experiencing homelessness. Saint Mark's volunteers meet at 1 p.m. in Bloedel Hall, then transport the food to University Congregational Church where the meal is served. The Saint Mark's team will serve again on June 10, August 12, October 14, and December 9, 2022. If you'd like to get involved, please email Maris Olsen: [email protected]
Holy Week Liturgies


We are nearing the culminations of our Lenten journey. There are liturgical offerings every day beginning Palm Sunday, April 10, and continuing until The Feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 17. A complete schedule may be found here. A notable new offering this year is a bilingual Stations of the Cross liturgy immediately following the 11 a.m. Palm Sunday service (begins ~12:15 p.m.). This year also sees the return of many beloved liturgies in their familiar, in-person form, with full choir.
Creation Care in the Leffler Garden

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 12:15 P.M., Leffler House Gardens (enter through the gate to the left of the front door)

Do you enjoy gardening? Come join us on Sunday afternoon April 10 around 12:15 p.m. as we dig, weed, and spread compost. Keiko Maruyama has nurtured a lovely garden in the Leffler yard for the past two years, but she needs help to keep this garden thriving. Some tools are available, but bring your own favorite tools and gloves, if you have them, and join in the fun. The Leffler Garden is on the east side of Leffler House, through the gate. For more information or to get involved in other ways, contact Marjorie Ringness at [email protected].

(Please note that this is in addition to the regular monthly Garden Ministry work party on the cathedral grounds, on the second Saturday of the month, April 9, 9 a.m. to noon.)
New Details for the Visit of Dr. Belden C. Lane: Ravished By Nature’s Beauty—Longing for God

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., 
Bloedel Hall or via Zoom, Registration required for either

The confluence of Earth Day, the Easter Season, and springtime delight affords a spectacular opportunity to engage in conversation with nature, and through it, with God. Dr. Lane will offer four reflections:

  1. The Great Conversation: Listening to Trees
  2. Wilderness, Storytelling, and the Power of Place
  3. Catherine and Teresa, Women of Spirit: Fire and Water (Feeding one’s Desire for God)
  4. Ignatius Loyola and the Cave as Teacher

Space and time are integrated to allow contemplative time in the urban green space, journaling, and plenary conversations. Fee is $60 which includes snacks and light breakfast and lunch Saturday for those in Bloedel Hall. More information and link to register can be found here.
Second Sunday Book Group

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1–2:30 P.M., Cathedral House Room 210 or via Zoom

Perhaps as an antidote to our last book on the history of homelessness in Seattle, Saint Mark's Book Group chose Craig Rennebohm's Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets (2008). Rennebohm, a United Church of Christ minister and director (at the time) of The Mental Health Chaplaincy, tells stories of the homeless, mentally ill, and the marginalized to whom companionship and grace, when extended, made belonging and healing possible. Of Rennebohm, one training expert wrote, "You are unlikely to find a better portrayal of what it means to truly love your neighbor as yourself." Jonathan Edwards is nowhere to be found in these pages. Kae Eaton, Saint Mark's community member and current director of the Mental Health Chaplaincy program, will join the conversation. Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deb Brown to get the Zoom link.
Made in Faith: Clothing and Sustainability 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45-8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioners Clara Berg, fashion historian and curator, and Richard Hartung, sustainable writer/blogger to discuss connections between clothing, the environment and our faith. We'll share ways to buy less, choose well and make clothes last. 
Youth Stations of the Cross with Bishop Rickel

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 5:15 P.M., in the cathedral nave

Youth of Saint Mark's are invited to attend the Evensong service at 4:30 p.m. on April 3 and then stay for snacks and a visit with Bishop Greg Rickel at 5:15 p.m. Have you noticed the sculptures hung around the nave? Have you ever before used art to help you pray? These Stations of the Cross are a visual way to pray and a great way to prepare for Holy Week. Bishop Rickel will tell us about this practice and why he dedicated his donation of these sculptures to his father. Finally, he will lead us in praying the Stations of the Cross.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 7–8:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave or livestreamed, RSVP required

Image Journal, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, and Seattle Pacific University’s Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing program are co-sponsors of this event, at which the 2022 Denise Levertov Award will be presented to The Rt. Rev. Rowan Williams. The 104th Archbishop of Canterbury (serving 2002–2012), Williams is a celebrated poet and playwright, distinguished theologian, and illuminating critic. He will be present at the event and will read selections from his poetry. This event is free, but RSVP required to attend. It may also be joined via livestream. 

The Levertov Award is given annually to an artist, musician, or writer whose work exemplifies a serious and sustained engagement with faith. Learn more here

The 2022 Mideast Focus Film Series continues with a discussion of GAZA.

This 2019 documentary brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.

The next event in the series, a discussion of both Mission: Hebron and Skies Above Hebron will be offered Friday, April 22.

To watch a film, email [email protected] — You will get a link to watch the film as well as a link to join the Zoom discussion.

Spring has sprung, and there is much to do at the next Garden Ministry Work party on Saturday, April 9! All are welcome to get your hands dirty while enjoying the sunshine and good company. Bring a water bottle and work gloves. Email [email protected]

Note that this is distinct from the Leffler House kitchen garden work party on Sunday afternoon, April 10 (see above).
Walk and Reflect: 20s/30s Stations of the Cross

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 10 A.M., cathedral nave

Experience the gift of walking the stations of the cross in community with other young adults. A collaboration with the Visual Arts Ministry, the art installation by artist Virginia Maksymowicz depicts Jesus' journey to Golgotha and the tomb with a stunning elemental and stark appearance. There will be opportunity for individual reflection and conversation about the experience. Learn more about the art here. Questions? Email Seyi Akanni: [email protected]
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 10:30–11 A.M.

Children and families are invited to hear the stories of Holy Week and make a Resurrection Garden to take home. We are collecting terra cotta planter trays and small pots for this activity—please email Canon Barrie if you have some to donate: [email protected]
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30 P.M. (immediately following Cathedral Yoga)

On the Monday after Easter, Cathedral Yoga will host a 30-minute sound bath/aural meditation by Black Moon Company, a Seattle musician and Reiki practitioner. The yoga class is offered as usual from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the sounds will begin shortly afterwards. You are welcome to attend the sound bath without participating in the class. Check out samples of Black Moon Company's work here.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:45 p.m.8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

Join Zeiad Shamrouch, Executive Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, as he discusses MECA’s Maia project, which is supported by Bishop Rickel and the Diocese of Olympia.

The Maia Project began in 2007 when the Student Parliament at the UN Boys’ School in Bureij Refugee Camp, Gaza were given the opportunity to choose one thing they most wanted for their school: They chose to have clean drinking water. The reason: 95% of Gaza’s water is unfit for human consumption. Since then The Maia Project has completed 73 water purification and desalinization projects, bringing clean water to 90,000 children in Gaza.

The Middle East Children’s Alliance is a nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well-being of children in the Middle East. Learn more about the forum here
Art by Coast Salish Artist Peter Boome to be Exhibited in the Cathedral Nave

APRIL 24–JUNE 5, in the cathedral nave

SUNDAY MORNING FORUM WITH THE ARTIST: APRIL 24, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall and via Zoom


Saint Mark’s Visual Arts Ministry is delighted to host an exhibition of works by Peter Boome, Coast Salish Artist and member of the Upper Skagit Tribe, April 24–June 5 in the cathedral nave. He works in a variety of media but is best known for his graphic work and hand-pulled serigraphs. Each of his works tells a story, and his exhibition at Saint Mark’s will explore, among other themes, the idea of creation and its connection to spirituality. Works on display will include a new eight-foot canvas he is painting especially for this exhibition, a template for a mural on the Settle waterfront, along with smaller works. Learn more about Peter Boome here.
Update from the Salahi Family

In February 2022, the Saint Mark's community met the Salahi family at a moving Wednesday forum—video of that forum may be seen here. They are a family from Afghanistan that this cathedral is assisting as they begin their new life in the U.S. The Salahi family has sent an update. The message begins:

Dear St. Mark's community,

We are writing to provide you with an update on our refugee resettlement process and to again, thank you so much for your wonderful support. As our mother, Razia Salahi says, "the love from our friends at St. Mark’s is much appreciated and is the source of joy and peace for the family." Our hearts go out to our fellow Afghans and to those struggling in Ukraine. We understand their pain and the significant challenges involved in leaving everything you love and know behind to seek safety....

Read the rest of the update here.
Forum Videos Available
Three important forums were offered in the last week, and video of all three, along with slides and other material, are now available online:

Women's Retreat: A Few Spots Have Opened Up

APRIL 29–MAY 1, at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. Facilitated by Canon Jennifer King Daugherty and The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

UPDATE: The Women's Retreat was previously at full capacity, but a few spots have now opened up. Contact Canon Daugherty with questions, and contact Erik Donner to register.

Description: What is God’s desire for you and how might you live more fully into God’s holy longing for you? Spend a weekend away with Saint Mark’s clergy women to connect with each other and listen for the movement of the Spirit in our lives. Time will be set aside for prayer, reflection, creative expression, worship, and enjoying each other’s company. Learn more here. Fee: $250; includes two nights lodging (single rooms in the conference center) and all meals. Partial scholarships are available. Space is limited to 25 and is first-come, first-serve. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Payment in full is due April 15, 2022.
New Podcast Episode!

Saint Mark's special podcast series, Cathedral Conversations about Race, returns after a few months' hiatus with a new episode featuring Olivier Santos, who tells us about his journey from Grace Cathedral to Saint Mark’s, and about his work and his own journey in helping people find where they belong. Download the new episode wherever you get your podcasts, or listen to all the past episodes here.
Easter Memorial and Thanksgiving Gifts

Each year at this time, all are invited to make a special contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one, in order to help underwrite the beautiful flowers and music of the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection, which this year includes a full complement of brass and percussion for Peter Hallock's Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, a thrilling anthem written in 1983 especially for this space and this choir. To make a gift, fill out the form in the Sunday service leaflet, or use the online form here. Then make a gift in any amount, using the method that is most convenient for you—by check,, or Venmo. Contributions received by next Sunday, April 10, will be acknowledged in the Easter service bulletin. Contact Erik Donner in the cathedral office with questions: [email protected]
Lenten Ingathering for Mary's Place—Last Chance

This Sunday, April 3, is your last chance to donate needed supplies for Mary's Place in the cathedral nave. Please bring your donations of disposable diapers (any size), baby wipes, travel-sized toiletries, or deodorant and place them in the large wicker baskets in the Coffee Corner, and they will be delivered to families at Mary's Place. 
The Rev. Carla Robinson Named the Diocese of Olympia's New Canon for Multicultural Ministries & Community Transformation

The Office of the Bishop of Olympia recently announced that The Rev. Carla Robinson will be joining diocesan staff as our new Canon for Multicultural Ministries & Community Transformation, beginning April 1, 2022. In this role, she will work to make the diocese a more inclusive community, supporting ethnic congregations and engaging the larger communities on issues of racial justice and reconciliation. Rev. Robinson was a Priest Associate at Saint Mark's for a time, and has given a number of unforgettable sermons at the cathedral. See the complete announcement, including a statement from Rev. Robinson, here.
The Story of Plastic

WATCH THE FILM: APRIL 16–23, free, but registration required


In observance of Earth Day, the Meaningful Movies Project of the Diocese of Olympia presents The Story of Plastic—a searing exposé revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. From the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back, The Story of Plastic is a life-changing, Emmy-winning film depicting one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. Learn more and find the link to register here.

Save the date for May's Meaningful Movies screening, Transhood, which chronicles the lives of four transgender youths, screening on Friday, May 20, at 6 p.m.
ERD Supports ACT Alliance Response to Crisis in Ukraine

Episcopal Relief & Development continues to work with Anglican and ecumenical partners to provide aid to people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. International Program staff are in close contact with church and ecumenical partners including the ACT Alliance, The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, the Diocese of Europe, the Anglican Alliance and United Society of Partners in the Gospel. These organizations are coordinating immediate and long-term humanitarian responses through their local partners in Romania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Learn more about the three phases of a disaster and how you can help at Donations to the Ukraine Crisis Response fund will help meet critical needs created by this crisis. 
Seattle Choral Company presents: Rachmaninoff's Divine Liturgy at Saint Mark's

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 8–10 P.M., in the cathedral nave

The Seattle Choral Company, led by their founding director, Freddie Coleman, is proud to announce their return to live choral performances during their 40th concert season with Rachmaninoff’s Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom—a masterpiece of Russian sacred music. Additionally, two other related works will be on the program: Rachmaninoff's Concerto for Choir: Mother of God, Vigilantly Praying, and Alfred Schnittke's Three Sacred Hymns. The Divine Liturgy is one of Rachmaninoff's two major choral works, yet was long suppressed by Soviet authorities. It may have been lost if not for the discovery of the choral part books in an Orthodox monastery in New York State. To purchase single tickets to Seattle Choral Company concerts this season, please visit

The funeral of Polly Bates will be offered
This liturgy will be offered in person only.

The funeral of Dr. Christopher Bryson will be offered
This service will be livestreamed.

The funeral of Gordon Stuart Peek will be offered
This liturgy will be offered in Thomsen Chapel, in person only.
Sunday, April 3, 2022:
The Fifth Sunday in Lent

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 43:1621
Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4b14
John 12:18
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Reverend Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

I sing the almighty power of God [Hymn #398]
When I survey the wondrous cross [Hymn #474]

Christopher Tambling, Meditation on Rockingham
Johann Ludwig Krebs, Jesu, meine Freude
in-person only
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff

King of glory, King of peace [Hymn #382]
When I survey the wondrous cross [Hymn #474]

Nolan E. Schmit, A Native American Prayer
W.A. Mozart, Ave verum corpus  

C.C.H. Parry, Meditation on Rockingham
Johann Ludwig Krebs, Jesu, meine Freude
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff

New songs of celebration render [Hymn #413]
King of glory, King of peace [Hymn #382]
When I survey the wondrous cross [Hymn #474]
Jesus, all my gladness [Hymn #701]

William Walton, A Litany

C.C.H. Parry, Meditation on Rockingham
Johann Ludwig Krebs, Jesu, meine Freude
Officiant: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Richard Ayleward, Preces & Responses
Herbert Howells, Evening Service for King's College ("Collegium Regale")
Peter Hallock, The Lord is My Light
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Musician: James Falzone
Now open to in-person attendance. Broadcast live on KING 98.1 FM, and; livestreamed on and Facebook and YouTube; and available as a podcast. Learn more here.

Gregorian chant, Judica me Deus
Osbert Parsley, Lamentations of Jeremiah
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.
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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