Sunday, January 30, 2022:
The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

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 by Kevin Johnson is of last Sunday's flowers, created by the flower ministry of Church of the Ascension, Seattle, and offered to the glory of God and in loving memory of Joy Goodenough.

hear his sermon presented last week

Registration now open

Now reading: Skid Road by Josephine Ensign

Ruth Sonawane
Curate Linzi Stahlecker to Preach Sunday

The newest member of the cathedral clergy, The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker, began in her new position at Saint Mark's on January 16, and this Sunday she will preach for the first time as Curate. This is not her first sermon at the cathedral, having offered a particularly memorable and challenging sermon last July, which can be heard and read here. We are thrilled to welcome her back to the pulpit as she enters into her new role here. Learn more about Linzi here.
Last Call for Annual Report Submissions

Many thanks to all who have already submitted their ministry reports for the 2021 Annual Report. Each submission, even those of just a few sentences, helps to tell the big story of what happened in this place in 2021, both to the cathedral community of today, and to those in the future. If you have not yet submitted, there is still time—but the deadline is the end of the day today, Friday, January 28. Email your report directly to Gregory Bloch at [email protected], or email him with any questions or concerns. Submissions of photographs are also welcome and encouraged!
Excursion to Volunteer Park

THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, following the 9 a.m. service

Families with children who would normally be participating in Sunday School are invited to walk together to the Volunteer Park playground after the 9 a.m. service this Sunday for some outdoor fun and conversation. Gather on the patio following the liturgy. Contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie with questions: [email protected]
Sunday Forum on Clergy Collaborations

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 10:1010:50 a.m., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

Join Dean Thomason, Canon Daugherty, Canon Rosario-Cruz, and our new curate The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker as they share how they’re collaborating in support of the multitude of ministries at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. They will share their passions and dreams inspired by those in ministry, and there will be some light-hearted fun along the way. Instructions to join online will be announced in the coming weeks. All are welcome.
Upcoming Wisdom School Offerings

All people hunger for spiritual meaning in their lives, whether they affiliate religiously or not. The Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s, now in its sixth year, was created with a broad vision to invite people on diverse spiritual journeys to listen to and learn from each other in a vital practice of collaborative engagement.
Celtic Spirituality: Delight, Wonder, and Reverence

Facilitated by Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

TWO WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 16 & 23, 6:45 p.m.–8:15 p.m., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

Join Canon Daugherty over the course of two Wednesday evenings to explore the riches of creation-based spirituality in the Celtic tradition. She’ll share some of what she learned while on sabbatical in Ireland and Iona, and we’ll practice rhythms of embodied prayer and openness to daily encounters with the holy. 

No registration required. Join using this Zoom link.
Spirituality of the Meal

Facilitated by Chef Marc Aubertin & Dean Steve Thomason

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, 9:30 A.M.–12 P.M., in person only

Food is a profound portal into spiritual growth even as it often carries trappings of stress and shame for many. It doesn’t have to. Sharing a meal is a holy experience, if we avail ourselves of to the opportunity to practice presence and see the bounty before us as opportunity to practice gratitude. Brief reflections across the day will include history of the meal, reflecting on food as spiritual metaphor, and participants will engage in sensate tasting and will share a meal prepared by all present.

Fee: $25, includes resources and food. Registration required and total capacity is limited. A link to register will be posted here when it is available.
Ravished by Nature’s Beauty: The Mystics and Their Longing for God

A two-part workshop led by Belden C. Lane

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. Fee: $60. Registration required.

The Christian mystical tradition can be deeply earthy and sensual in its yearning for union with the Divine. Hildegard of Bingen and Teresa of Avila found a wondrous God in trees and flowing water. Catherine of Siena and Ignatius Loyola were drawn by the wild energy of fire and the darkness of the cave. These mystics call us back to a “Great Conversation” with the natural world, reconnecting our spiritual lives with the earth. Renowned theologian and best-selling author Belden Lane will guide this wholesome exploration through images, storytelling, poetry, and guided meditation.

Advance registration required for in person or online participation. Fee: $60 (includes a catered lunch on Saturday for those attending in person). Register using this link. When you register, instructions for submitting payment will be included in the confirmation email.
Second Sunday Book Group: Skid Road

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 1 P.M., Cathedral House 210 or via Zoom

The participants in the Cathedral Book Group have chosen Josephine Ensign's Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City (2021) for our March 13 discussion. Ensign, a professor in the School of Nursing of the University of Washington, informs us that Seattle has the third highest homeless population in the United States and, per capita, probably the highest.

How can we reconcile Seattle as a progressive city with a city where homelessness is such a large, growing, and deeply entrenched problem? Ensign traces the history of how Seattle has dealt with the homeless by focusing on mostly unknown, forgotten people in different eras in its history, starting with Angeline, Chief Seattle's daughter, made homeless by colonialism and white supremacy. It's a fact-filled, no nonsense book that explores the intersection between homelessness and ill-health and public policy. Finding solutions, Ensign shows, is not easy. Neither, she hopes, is it impossible.

Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deb Brown to get the Zoom link.
20s/30s GROUP
Bagel Bar in Leffler House

THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 12:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room

20s/30s are invited to join together for a light bite and conversation following the 11 a.m. service with a bagel bar at Leffler House. We’ll have an assortment of bagels, cream cheeses, and spreads with gluten free and vegan options. Questions? Email Emily Meeks: [email protected]
Sledding & Snowballs & Snow Angels

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2:304:30 P.M., RSVP required

Middle School and High School youth (and families) are invited to a sledding, snowball fight, snow angel extravaganza up in the mountains after church at the end of the month. Mark your calendars for the snowball fight of the decade... or snow angels if that's your speed. RSVP here. (Even a "maybe" is helpful so we can communicate changing plans as needed with weather/COVID)

For more information including a liability release form, what to bring, and transportation details, visit or contact Rebekah Gilmore.
The Book of Common Prayer


The Book of Common Prayer (a.k.a. the BCP) shapes how we worship, what we believe, and how we see the world and ourselves in the Episcopal tradition. It is designed to shape our very lives in rich ways. Join us for a community discussion as we explore its content and discuss how we incorporate it into our spiritual lives. A physical copy of the BCP or a free online version are not needed to attend but could be helpful to have available. Join in person at Bloedel Hall or via Zoom.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 12:30 - 3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

Join in the 2022 Annual Parish Meeting, in person or by Zoom. We will elect new members to the parish vestry as well as delegates and alternates to Diocesan Convention. We’ll also hear ministry reports, and the 2022 budget. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our vibrant parish. Vestry candidate bios, the meeting agenda, and Zoom information can be found here.

A new version of the candidate information sheet including photos will be available at the back of the nave this Sunday.
Choral Evensong on the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany


For the second Evensong of the year, the youth and adults of the Evensong Choir will sing the Herbert Sumison's Magnificat in G, as well as an arrangement of the familiar tune "This Little Light of Mine" by John W. Work III.

Learn more about the Evensong Choir here.
Organ Plus: Featuring Una Hwang, organ, and Svend Rønning, violin


February’s “Organ Plus” invites strings to accompany the Fritts Organ in Thomsen Chapel for an intimate performance. Local Pacific Northwestern musicians Una Hwang, organ, and Svend Rønning, violin, play a continental mix of Italian, French, and German music – a Vitali chaconne for violin, “Mélodie” from Gluck’s Orfeo, Bruhns’ Preludium in e minor, and chorale preludes for organ by J.S. Bach and French organist Jeanne Demessieux. The program will begin with “Winter” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Tickets are available for in-person or livestream attendance, and proof of vaccination or recent negative PCR test required for entry. Purchase tickets online here.
Dean Thomason at First A.M.E.

Last Sunday, January 23, Dean Thomason was guest preacher at First A.M.E. Church of Seattle, our Capitol Hill neighbors, for their virtual worship service. The complete service, which also included a recorded anthem from the Saint Mark's Evensong Choir, can be viewed on their YouTube channel or on their Facebook page. (Comments from the community can be seen on the Facebook version only).

Dean Thomason will preach at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Friday March 18 (rescheduled from this month due to COVID). Rabbi Wiener of Temple De Hirsch Sinai will preach at Saint Mark’s on May 22 (also rescheduled from January 30).
Forum Videos Now Available

A complete video of last Sunday's opening plenary presentation for the current iteration of The Radix Project, titled "Doing Justice, Loving Mercy," is now available here.

Last Wednesday's presentation by Canon Rosario-Cruz, the second of two evenings on "Following the Magi: Exploring and Celebrating Dimensions of Culture" may now be seen here. (Part 1 of this series was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.)
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 February through April), 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.
Guest Instructor at Cathedral Yoga Ruth Sonawane

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

This coming Monday Cathedral Yoga will led by Ruth Sonawane. Ruth led the yoga class in Gasworks Park offered by the Saint Mark's 20s/30s Group last May, but this will be her first time teaching in the nave. Ruth has taught Vinyasa yoga for the past five years, having been certified as a RYT-200 Vinyasa teacher with Yoga Alliance in 2017. She is currently working towards additional certifications to teach Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Adaptive Yoga. Her yoga journey started out with a curiosity of the asanas from an exercise perspective. As she evolved, the "big Y Yoga"—the spiritual aspects, philosophy and cultural/historical context of yoga—are what propel her to seek to honor and perpetuate this precious body of wisdom and practice. She explores these issues on her blog, which may be found at her website, Surya Sojourn Yoga.

Cathedral Yoga is a gentle, restorative practice offered each Monday in the darkened cathedral nave at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome! Learn more here.
The Inquirers' Class


No matter where you are on your journey, this spring consider attending The Inquirers' Class, a six-session class facilitated by clergy where we will explore together the basics of the Christian faith through the Episcopal lens. After completing the series, many people often decide to receive the sacrament of baptism, or to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend all six sessions. Learn more and register to participate here. Email Emily Meeks at [email protected] with questions.
Compline Premiere

The anthem for the Compline service this coming Sunday, January 30, will be the premiere of a new work by Compline Choir member and Cathedral staff member Gregory Bloch. Titled "A Hymn of Faith," it is a setting of a poem by Emily Brontë—the final lines she wrote before her tragically early death at age 30. The musical setting is somewhat minimalist and austere, but composed with the special strengths and colors of the Compline Choir in mind.

Researchers at the University of Washington are currently recruiting adults aged 65+ with arthritis in their knees for a research study. If interested, learn more and submit the online form available here.

The funeral of Mac Brown will be offered

The funeral of Don Lewis will be offered

The funeral of Polly Bates will be offered

These services will be livestreamed.
Sunday, January 30, 2022:
The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason 
Preacher: The Reverend Linzi Stahlecker 

Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to earth [Hymn #598]
O love, how deep, how broad, how high [Hymn #448]

Organ: Georg Philipp Telemann, Fughetta in F
William Mathias, Processional
in-person only

in-person & livestreamed
Download the service leaflets in advance here.
Join the 11 a.m. service via livestream here.

Presider, 9 a.m.:
The Reverend Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Presider, 11 a.m.:
The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason

Preacher: The Reverend Linzi Stahlecker

Jeremiah 1:410
1 Corinthians 13:113
Luke 4:2130

Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to earth [Hymn #598]
Blessed Jesus, at thy word [Hymn #440]
O love, how deep, how broad, how high [Hymn #448]

Choir, 9 a.m.: 
Frederick C. Atkinson, Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Choir, 11 a.m.:
William Walton, Set me as a seal upon thine heart
César Franck, Adagio from Chorale No. 3 in A minor
J. S. Bach, Concerto in A minor, BWV 593, mov. 1: Allegro
Presider: The Reverend Edie Weller

Musician: Rebekah Gilmore
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.

M. Searle Wright, Now as the troubled day departs
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams & Ernest Bullock, God, that madest earth and heaven
Gregory W. Bloch, A Hymn of Faith
Newcomer's Coffee with Clergy

NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 12 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month

A special virtual coffee hour for newcomers, visitors, or anyone with questions about Saint Mark's is offered over Zoom each month. Find the link to join here. Please share this information with anyone you know who might 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.
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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