FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

Sunday, March 27, 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

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed

New DetailsSunday, April 3

A hybrid offering, first Sunday of the month

Video of Part 1 is now available

Support the special flowers and music of the season.

Statements on Ukraine, trans rights, and more

Opening reception: April 24
An Evening Forum with Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen

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.
Vestry Forum on Mutual Ministry Goals

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

Mutual Ministry Goals are designed to inform and guide our work as a community. This year the vestry unanimously approved to carry forward the mutual ministry goals first set in April, 2021—Creation Care & Carbon Reduction, Innovative & Intergenerational Community, and Restorative Justice & Systemic Change. You can learn about these goals in more detail here. In this Sunday morning forum, vestry wardens will host a conversation on the work of creation care, intergenerational and justice ministries in the year to come. We invite you to attend, bring your questions and consider how you intend to embrace these goals in your life as well. Attend via Zoom (link to come) or in person in Bloedel Hall. Join using this Zoom link.
St. Nicholas Exploratory Committee Report

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022, 6:30-8 P.M. (note evening time!), in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom (registration required)

The St. Nicholas Exploratory Committee has completed 18 months of study and reported its recommendations to the Vestry, which has received the report and adopted those recommendations. The committee’s final report can be viewed here. Next step is to report to the cathedral parish. Committee members will do so in a special forum to which all are invited. See Dean Thomason's message to the community regarding this important meeting here. Register for the Zoom meeting using this link.
Knowing God Through the Body: Justice, Liberation, and Fullness of Life—Video and Materials from Part 1 Now Available

PART 2: MARCH 30, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom

If you missed last Wednesday's forum with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker, a complete recording and resources are now available here. You are invited to attend Part 2 this Wednesday even if you missed Part 1. Rev. Linzi encourages you to attend in Bloedel Hall if you can, but you are welcome to join online as well. If you already registered via Zoom for part 1, there is no need to register again—this week's forum will use the same link. If you missed last Wednesday's session, you can still register for the Zoom meeting here.
Monthly Newcomers' Coffee Resumes In-Person Gathering

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, newcomer's, 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.
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]
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.
Welcome Back #KeepJaimeHome Dance Party Fundraiser!

TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 6:30 P.M.–12 A.M. (Dance Social 9–12 a.m.), Bloedel Hall, registration required.

Jaime Rubio was forced to take Sanctuary in March 2019 to avoid the separation of his family. Now he is finally preparing to transition out of Sanctuary and back into his family home.They are starting their lives anew with optimism and determination in the ongoing fight to keep their family together. Please join Jaime and Keiko to celebrate this new chapter and support us in this transition at a dance fundraiser: Welcome Back #KEEPJAIMEHOME. This event is for all ages, and kids are welcome!

See a completely schedule for the evening and register here.

The 2022 Mideast Focus Film Series continues with a discussion of Objector, a documentary about Atalya, a young Israeli woman who refuses her mandatory military service and is imprisoned for her dissent. The film follows Atalya to prison and beyond, offering a unique window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This evening's discussion will include special guests Molly Stuart, director of the film, and Assaf Oron, a refuser.

The next film in the series, Gaza, will be discussed Friday, April 8.

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.
TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022, 9 A.M.–12:30 P.M., in person only, at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

This gathering is open to all and free. The morning is designed to help us move deeply into the sacred seasons with morning prayer, centering prayer, walking meditation, and unstructured time for reflection held in shared silence. No fee, but freewill donations gratefully accepted ($10–15 suggested). No registration required. For more information, contact The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker.
TOMORROW SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 7:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall. Tickets available here.

Tickets will also be available at the door, but advance registration is appreciated.

Join the adults, teens, and kids of the Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir for CHOIR UNVESTED, an evening of brilliant cabaret entertainment, gourmet desserts by Chef Marc Aubertin, and a silent auction, all to raise funds for the choir’s upcoming pilgrimage to the U.K.

Learn more and see a teaser video in the email sent to the parish earlier this week, here.

Tickets are $75 (plus a processing fee), $50 of which is tax deductible. Proof of vaccination/recent negative COVID test will be checked at the door. Purchase tickets here. 

To join online, purchase a ticket and a URL will be sent to you with your confirmation.

UPDATE: In response to several requests, an archive video will be made available after the event, to donors only, by special arrangement. The video will not be made public. Contact Canon Kleinschmidt to discuss this option: [email protected]
Missioner for Indigenous Ministries of the Episcopal Church to Preach at Saint Mark's

SERMON: 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, where you may also see a video that he has invited all to watch in advance of his visit.

Youth Stations of the Cross with Bishop Rickel

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

Experience a new worship offering at Saint Mark’s: Taizé Prayer, on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the nave, lasting approximately 45 minutes.

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.)

Taizé Prayer services have a strong meditative quality and are comprised of silence and song, candlelight and stillness, prayer and contemplation. The singing at Saint Mark’s service will be led by four members of the Evensong Choir, and all are invited to join in as you feel moved.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer ([email protected]).
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
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., Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

 Registration is 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. Fee: $60. Register at this link
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 using 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 Palm Sunday, April 10, will be acknowledged in the Easter service bulletin. Contact Erik Donner in the cathedral office with questions: [email protected]
Update on Sunday Offerings for Children & Families

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 10:10 A.M.:
Gather on the front patio for fun with sidewalk chalk outside (or story and snack under the tent if it rains).

Save the date!
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]
Lenten Ingathering for Mary's Place

Over the next three Sundays (March 20–April 3), Saint Mark's is gathering needed supplies for Mary's Place. 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 House of Bishops Issues Statements on Ukraine, Anti-Trans Legislation, and Jerusalem

The House of Bishops constitutes one half of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. (The other half, The House of Deputies, is comprised of lay representatives from each diocese.) Last week, the Bishops met in person for the first time since the fall of 2019; you may read a report of that meeting here. Of particular interest from the meeting are: the Statement on the Conflict in Ukraine, a Pastoral Letter on the status of Jerusalem, and a Resolution in Opposition to Anti-Transgender Legislation.
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.
20s/30s Invited to Contemplative Eucharist in lieu of Night Prayer on Holy Monday

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 7 P.M., cathedral nave

The 20s/30s will not meet for Night Prayer on Monday, April 11, to allow attendance at the Contemplative Eucharist that evening at 7 p.m. The next Night Prayer gathering will be Monday, April 25 (Leffler and call-in options). Email Emily Meeks ([email protected]) for questions or if interested in attending the Contemplative Eucharist together.
Organ Duet Concert at St Dunstan's, Shoreline

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 3 P.M., at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 722 N 145th St., Shoreline

Jonathan Wohlers and Naomi Shiga will present an hour of organ duets—yes, four hands and four feet!—on the newly installed Ortloff pipe organ of St. Dunstan's Church. Come immerse yourself in an hour of music in a serene and welcoming setting, where you can feel the organ's vibrations through your body as you look through the windows to old growth evergreens. This concert is appropriate for music lovers of all ages. Masks will be required for everyone in attendance. Suggested Donations: $5 for Students, $15 for Adults, $30 for Families
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. 

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

The Funeral of Christopher Bryson will be offered
This service will be livestreamed.
Sunday, March 27, 2022:
The Fourth 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.

Joshua 5:9–12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16–21
Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy [Hymn #470]
Come thou fount of every blessing [Hymn #686]

J.S. Bach, Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 537a
Orlando Gibbons, Fantasia of Four Parts
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy [Hymn #470]
Just as I am, without one plea [Hymn #693]
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah [Hymn #690]

C.V. Stanford, arr., O for a closer walk with God

Charles-Marie Widor, II. Andante sostenuto from Symphonie gothique
Orlando Gibbons, Fantasia of Four Parts
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

We sing the praise of him who died [Hymn #471]
Come thou fount of every blessing [Hymn #686]
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah [Hymn #690]

 Micah Hayes, Hear us

J.S. Bach, O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656
Dieterich Buxtehude, Ciacona in E Minor, BuxWV 160
Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

Musician: Page Smith
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, Laetare Jerusalem
Peter Hallock, Psalm 32
Pierre de Manchicourt, Media vita in morte sumus
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
The 20s/30s Group recently sent out a new issue of their email newsletter. Check it out here.
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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