FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023:
The First Sunday after Pentecost—Trinity Sunday
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. • Beekeeper Forum & Blessing of the Hives
begins in Bloedel Hall

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

12:30 p.m. • Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy
meet in the back of the nave

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
The cover photos shows a details of the Evangelist banner, hung in the nave each year in the weeks after Pentecost. The banner is the work of textile artist Margaret Hays (1931–2016), Learn more about the artist and her work here.

Tomorrow's workshop with Dr. Christena Cleveland

plus a Beekeeper Forum and honey tasting!

A monthly offering this Sunday

A 20s/30s gathering in Volunteer Park

Reflections, reports and announcements
Tomorrow: Exploring the Feminine Face of God with Dr. Christena Cleveland

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 9 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom; registration required for either option. 

Registration is still open for tomorrow's important exploration of the feminine face of God, with Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the Center for Social Justice and Renewal as well as its sister organization, Sacred Folk. She is the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart (2013), and God is a Black Woman (2022). Learn more here.

The Divine is not limited to one gender or race, but for many people the dominant image of God they’ve experienced is that of a white male. Such a poverty of metaphor limits not only our understanding of the Holy One who overflows all human categories but also reinforces white supremacy and patriarchy. Join Dr. Christena Cleveland as she explores the Divine Feminine, especially in the context of her 400-mile walking pilgrimage across central France in search of ancient Black Madonna statues. Dr. Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist—learn more here.

Cost: $65 (for both online and in-person participants). Scholarships available. Includes a light lunch and snacks for those participating in person. Registration required; please submit the form here.
Wear Orange Weekend


Wear Orange Weekend began in 2015. The website of the organization Everytown for Gun Safety tells the story of its creation:

On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student from the south side of Chicago, marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s childhood friends decided to commemorate her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Wear Orange originated on June 2, 2015—what would have been Hadiya’s 18th birthday. Now, it is observed nationally on the first Friday in June and the following weekend each year.

Please check out this page for suggestions about how to participate today, and you are invited wear orange to church this Sunday as well. Wearing Orange will signify your support for action addressing the availability, regulation, and safety of firearms in legislatures, in the legal system, and in out culture. Saint Mark's Cathedral has been participating in such efforts for many years, and Dean Thomason called for a ban on private ownership of assault-style weapons in a powerful sermon preached one year ago, following the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Links to that sermon and other resources can be found here. The cathedral will continue participating in A Season for Gun Violence Prevention organized by Episcopal Peace Fellowship in the coming weeks.
Newcomer's Coffee with Clergy this Sunday

FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, 12:30 P.M., meet in the rear of the nave following the 11 a.m. service.

newcomers' coffee with clergy is offered on the first Sunday of each month immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday service. This 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. Email [email protected] if you cannot attend in person, or with any other questions. And as always, please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested.
20s/30s Picnic and Yard Games

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 6–8 P.M., meet at Volunteer Park by the amphitheater  

Gather for a picnic and games in the park. Bring a hearty side to share. Plates, napkins and utensils will be provided. We’ll have yard game options, but you are welcome to bring your favorite. Questions? Email Julia: [email protected]
Summer Hiatus

A number of regular cathedral offerings will be taking a break for the summer months. This Sunday, June 4, will be the final 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist for the season. It will resume as a weekly offering on Ministry Fair/Homecoming Sunday, September 10. Tuesday evening Centering Prayer is suspended until September. Wednesday evening Cathedral Commons community dinner is suspended until Wednesday, September 13, although there may be occasional Wednesday evening programming, without dinner, during the summer (such as the Pauli Murray forum on July 12.
TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 9 A.M.–1 P.M., registration required

Taking Pride in Capitol Hill, formerly "Clean Sweep," is back! This is an opportunity to launch Pride month by cleaning the streets and parks of the neighborhood. Registered participants receive free lunch and a tee-shirt (supplies are limited). Learn more here. Group registration through Saint Mark's is now closed, but all are invited to register as an individual using this link.
THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 10:10-10:50 A.M., meet in Bloedel Hall 

Don't miss this Sunday forum between the 9 and 11 a.m. services on June 4. All will be invited to taste the honey made by the bees that live on the Saint Mark’s property, meet the beekeepers, learn about pollinators, and try a bee craft. At the conclusion of the forum, everyone will head outside, and Rev. Linzi Stahlecker will bless the hives for the new season.
THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Saint Mark's Cathedral invites everyone to enter into the mystery of the Holy Trinity at Evensong in the brilliant light of a late afternoon in June. The Evensong Choir will offer a boisterously joyful setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Herbert Murrill; the serene motet, Libera nos, salva nos by the English Renaissance composer, John Sheppard; and John Rutter's beloved anthem, For the beauty of the earth. This will be the final offering of Choral Evensong in this season. Monthly Evensongs will resume on October 1.
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 6:30 P.M., online via Zoom only

The topic for June's Climate Conversation is Practical Ideas to Use Renewable Energy, discussing practical solutions for solar panels in homes, accessing community solar, installing heat pumps, driving EVs and more. These Climate Conversations happen on the third Thursday of each month and include various topics. Learn about past and upcoming topics here. The Zoom link stays the same each month.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 9 A.M.–12 P.M.

The next second-Saturday Garden Ministry work party will be June 10. All ages, kids included, are welcome to participate. There is much to do at the height of summer! Wear clothes you can get dirty in, sunscreen, and a hat; bring gardening gloves and a water bottle.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 12:30–5 P.M., meet on the labyrinth

Join other 20s/30s for an afternoon of festivity to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Barnabas. We’ll begin at Saint Mark’s on the labyrinth with a brief liturgy and then start our mobile feast with stops at several Capitol Hill restaurants for refreshment. At each stop, we’ll learn more about the life of Barnabas—an early Christian who was one of the first to welcome Paul and accompanied him on his missionary journeys. Interested in attending? Sign up here. Questions? Email Bryan Pansing ([email protected]) or Rose Hazard ([email protected]).
JUNE 13 & 22
Saint Mark's at Pride Night of the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Storm

Deadline to register for either game: this THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 4!

MARINERS: TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 6:40 P.M., T-Mobile Park (or meet at the cathedral at 5:15 p.m.)

The Mariners game starts at 6:40 p.m., and those who wish to travel together are invited to meet at Saint Mark's at 5:15 to walk together to the Capitol Hill light rail station. Reserve your Mariners tickets by completing this form. Tickets cost $19.

STORM: THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 7 p.m., Climate Pledge Arena

Seattle Storm's Pride Night at Climate Pledge Arena. Reserve your Seattle Storm tickets by completing this form. For the Storm event, the ticket cost is contingent upon us getting a minimum of 20 reservations, and then each ticket will cost $45.

Juneteenth Liturgy and Potluck BBQ 

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 12 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

The Black/African American Circle of the Diocese of Olympia invites you to a special Juneteenth liturgy and potluck BBQ! The worship service will feature poetry, music, and dance by local African American artists with The Rev. Malcolm McLaurin preaching and The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson presiding. Learn more here.
After the service, all are welcome to enjoy a potluck BBQ on the cathedral lawn. Come learn more about Circles of Colorthe PNW Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, and our friends at Nurturing Roots Farm. Please RSVP here to let us know what you plan on bringing for the potluck. Protein will be provided.

Learn more about the history of Juneteenth here and Juneteenth resources for families can be found on Canon Barrie’s blog. 
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 7–8:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

You’re invited! Please join Service Corps members past and present to celebrate the life of the Seattle Service Corps ministry at Saint Mark’s. It will be an evening of memories, photographs, stories and gratitude. There will also be a short liturgy to commemorate the closing of the program. We will have desserts and beverages to share. All are welcome! Please RSVP to Luke Abdow using the form found here. Questions? Reach out to Luke at: [email protected]

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

By the Grace of God and the People Consenting, The Most Rev. Melissa M. Skelton, Bishop Provisional of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, will ordain
Michael Shane Carlson, Charles Richard Huff II, Elizabeth Booton Walker, and Jana Lynn Whitworth to the Order of Priests on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed. Your Prayers and Presence are Requested.
JULY 2 & 12
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 4–5 P.M., at the home of Betsy Bell (RSVP for address) 

All are invited for a Neighborhood Eucharist in West Seattle at the home of Betsy Bell. These services were presented in various locations last summer, and are designed to be especially family-friendly, meaningful, and brief—a great way to strengthen the connections among us as well as to God's good earth. RSVP to Canon Barrie and you’ll receive the address, parking, and other information: [email protected]
A Celebration of Pauli Murray: The First Queer Saint in The Episcopal Church

TAIZÉ PRAYER LITURGY: SUNDAY, JULY 2, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed. (QuiC Meet & Greet to follow in the cathedral nave)

FORUM: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 6 P.M., Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

The Saint Mark's Queer in Christ Ministry has planned two events in July honoring The Rev. Pauli Murray, the first Black person perceived as a woman in the U.S. to become an Episcopal priest, and the first queer person added to The Episcopal Church's "Calendar of Saints" (called Lesser Feasts & Fasts). Murray's feast day is July 1.

1. A special Taizé Prayer liturgy will be offered Sunday, July 2, including readings and prayers by Pauli Murray and specially chosen music. (This service is offered in the first-Sunday, 4:30 p.m. time usually taken by Choral Evensong, which will be on summer hiatus.) A Queer in Christ Meet & Greet will follow the liturgy in the southeast corner of the nave. Contact Michael Seewer to learn more: [email protected]

2. On Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m., noted author (and creator of the Brave Sis Project) Rozella Kennedy will present an evening hybrid forum in Bloedel Hall and on Zoom, exploring who Pauli Murray was, their life as a priest, activist, scholar, and poet, and why their story is important to us today. Stay tuned for more details about this event.
Graduate Recognition and Blessing

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services

We will recognize and bless high school, college, and other post-secondary program graduates on Sunday, June 11 during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. If you or someone you know is graduating this summer and would like to be recognized, please send their names, graduation information, and preferred Sunday service to Canon Wendy Claire Barrie before Thursday, June 8: [email protected]
New Community Meal Delivery Coordinator

We are thrilled to announce that Tajarii Gray (who was confirmed at Saint Mark’s on Cathedral Day last month) has stepped up to become the coordinator of Saint Mark's community Meal Trains. If you have questions or know of someone in need, she can be reached at [email protected] 

NOTE: Opportunities are still available to help out Deborah Brown as she recovers from her recent serious illness. If you can provide a meal, sign up at this Meal Train link.
New Ministry Opportunity: AV Ministry Team

From sound to livestreaming, there are many ways to support audio/video needs for cathedral services and forums. This ministry will include opportunities for sound technician and livestream training. It's helpful to have an attention to detail and enjoy working with technology but no formal experience is required. If you feel called to serve in a ministry that supports the worship and formation experiences for many, email Chris Brown ([email protected]) or Michael Seewer ([email protected]).
Saint Marks Farm Share Opportunity—
Oxbow Farm Pickup at the Cathedral
Saint Mark's is excited to be offering Saturday pickups for Oxbow’s Farm Share program. Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization located on 240 acres of forest and farmland bordering the Snoqualmie River in Carnation, Washington. Invest in Oxbow’s Farm Share (formally called a CSA) and they will bring fresh organic veggies from their farm in Carnation, Washington to be picked up at Saint Mark's on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and noon. (Pickup is also available on Mercer Island on Sundays.) You can sign up for one season, or bundle up to save some money and get access to more goodies all year long. For more information and to sign up, go here. (Select "Main Season")
Tent City 3 Returns to Saint Mark’s Cathedral for Summer 2023—Volunteers Needed 

Tent City 3 is returning to the Cathedral Parking lot from June 17 through September 9, 2023! Our Meal Coordinating Committee welcomes people to help us cook and serve Sunday night dinners each of these 12 weeks at 6 p.m. Our friends will come inside Bloedel Hall, and we will join them for a sit-down meal. No special skills are needed for those who greet and serve, and our able kitchen team can train kitchen volunteers. Families are welcome, and there will be meaningful tasks for all ages. The shift hours depend on the volunteer task, but they range from 3 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 
We are also asking for your generosity in donating move-in supplies: tents, tarps, cots, sleeping mats and bags, and blankets. Tent City has its own website which lists other needs at Donations may be brought to the Cathedral office Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m., or to Chris Rigos after the 11 a.m. service each Sunday.  
Please participate in this fun and important work! For further information, please contact Chris Rigos at [email protected], Maris Olsen at [email protected], or Deborah Person at [email protected]. Deborah is our schedule coordinator and will add your name to our volunteer list for scheduling. 
The Sound of the Northwest presents: History, Her-story, Their Story: Music from Different Perspectives

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 7 P.M., Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144  

Seattle-based choir The Sound of the Northwest presents concert of Spirituals, Freedom Songs, and Gospel Music by Black composers and arrangers, highlighting the songs of women who convey their perspectives. In America, we need to listen more to the women who lift their voices to change society. Freedom is a tenet of our democratic nations. When freedom is at stake, we need more songs, more poetry, more art, and more discourse to protect our life and liberty. Listen to her voice, his voice, their voices. Learn more here.

Admission is by donation (pay what you can). Suggested donations: $20 Adult, $15 Youth/Seniors. FREE under age 5.
Elizabeth Clark-Stern Reading from Her New Novel at Third Place Books

THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 7–8 P.M., at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park

Saint Mark's member Elizabeth Clark-Stern will read from her climate fiction novel, The Language of Water, a story that takes place in 2100 when the Middle East is struggling from permanent drought. Kurdish and Turkish women find hope in a new technology, if only the patriarchal power structures of the world, and the foibles of humanity, will get out of the way. Copies of the book may be pre-ordered now on Amazon or May 1 at Aqueduct Press. (On Amazon, don't click on the review stars, an entirely different book comes up! Just click on the cover.) 
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 7–9 P.M., on the front lawn

Saint Mark's will partner with Gathering Ground to celebrate the longest day of the year with an ancient practice to reflect and center. Six labyrinths & family friendly activities will be offered. More information and RSVP online here or just drop by that evening.

A funeral for Derek Dohn will be offered
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

A funeral Liturgy for Enrique “Ricky” Klausmeyer-Garcia
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed
Sunday, June 4, 2023:
The First Sunday after Pentecost—Trinity Sunday

Download the service leaflets in advance here.
Join the 11 a.m. service via livestream here.

Read the Scriptures appointed for this Sunday here.

Genesis 1:1–2:4a
Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13:11–13
Matthew 28:16–20
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Holy, holy, holy [Hymn #362]
I bind unto myself today [Hymn #370]

Paul Manz, Prelude on Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Christopher Tambling, Fanfare and Trumpet Tune on Nicaea
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty 
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Holy, holy, holy [Hymn #362]
Come down, O Love divine [Hymn #516]
I bind unto myself today [Hymn #370]

Eric H. F. Law, Praise the God of all creation
Herbert Howells, My eyes for beauty pine

J. S. Bach, Trio on Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend, BWV 655
Christopher Tambling, Fanfare and Trumpet Tune on Nicaea
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

I bind unto myself today [Hymn #370]
Gracious Spirit, give your servants joy [WLP #782]
Holy, holy, holy [Hymn #362]

Melchior Vulpius, Sing praise to our Creator
Heinrich Schütz, Cantate Domino

J. S. Bach, Trio on Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend, BWV 655
Christopher Tambling, Fanfare and Trumpet Tune on Nicaea
in-person & livestreamed
Officiant: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

John Sheppard, Libera nos, salva nos
Richard Ayleward, Preces & Responses
Herbert Murrill, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in E
John Rutter, For the Beauty of the Earth
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

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.

Ronald Arnatt, O lux beata Trinitas
Gerre Hancock, Psalm 8
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Nunc dimittis Tone VI
William Byrd, O lux beata Trinitas
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 also available in printed form in the back of the nave.

Children's Chapel is offered each Sunday during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. All children are 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 storytelling, singing, and prayer. Parents are welcome to join their children. They return to their families in the nave at the Peace. If you have any questions or would like to help out, please contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie at: [email protected]
Weekday Prayer Services

Daily Evening Prayer is offered Monday–Friday at 6 p.m., online via Zoom only.

Thursday Morning: At 7 a.m. on on the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of the month only, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel. On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered via Zoom 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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