FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023:
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
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

12:30 p.m. • 40s/50s Brunch
in Leffler House

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

7:30 p.m. • 20s/30s Questioning Together
in Leffler House

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
The cover photo was taken from the water tower in Volunteer Park while the cathedral was still under construction, around 1930. (Today this view is completely obscured by trees.) Note the masts of tall sailing ships docked on Lake Union, visible just behind the cathedral, and the still-operating gasworks at Gasworks Park.

Committee forming to manage yoga ministry

Coffee Hour Snacks Return
Coffee hour treats will be offered on the last Sunday of each month

Qi Gong practice and Body Prayer led by Betsy Bell

Learn how to serve through sacred silence and prayer

Spanish/English cultural celebration
Help Support Cathedral Yoga 
Cathedral Yoga has never been more popular, we currently have over 100 students attending each week! As this ministry continues to thrive, we are looking to gather a group of supporters willing to take on the role of its oversight. We are forming a Yoga Committee to lead the planning and management of this life-filled ministry, and to be caretakers of the vision of Cathedral Yoga looking into the future. We need you! If you feel called to hospitality, and would like to support this ministry which opens the cathedral to the wider community, please email Rev. Linzi for more details. No yoga skills required, just a passion for this cathedral space and all that happens therein
Coffee Hour Snacks Return, Sponsored by Intergenerational Council

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, following the 9 and 11 a.m. services

Following both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, April 30, a festive Coffee Hour with treats returns to the cathedral nave! The refreshments will be hosted by the Intergenerational Council. Plan to stay, nibble, and chat with friends and newcomers of all ages. Stop by the Creation Care table to learn more about this ministry—they will host the Pentecost Coffee Hour on Sunday, May 28.

Going forward, there is a plan to offer treats with coffee hour on the last Sunday of each month, sponsored by a different ministry group or collection of ministry groups each month. Please contact Canon Barrie for more information, or if you'd like to get involved:
All Bach on the Flentrop Organ

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via ticketed livestream. $25 General Admission; $20 Students & Seniors.

The 22/23 Season of the Saint Mark's Music Series concludes with the cathedral's annual tradition of the All-Bach concert. Nathan Laube is a leading performer and pedagogue who is beloved around the world. He is Associate Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music, as well as International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom. Known for his brilliant playing, gracious demeanor, and creative programming, Mr. Laube has earned high praise from critics and peers alike. Saint Mark’s is delighted to welcome him for 2023’s annual all-Bach concert on the Mighty Flentrop.

A program and information about the concert repertoire will be posted here in the coming days. Get your tickets here.
Youth Group Pizza, Hang-Out, and Body Prayer with Saint Mark's Coolest Grandma Betsy Bell

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 5:30-7 P.M., Cathedral Nave

Betsy has probably hiked more mountain miles than you've walked in your life. She's fantastic. After we fill you up with pizza, Betsy will lead us in Qi Gong practice and Body Prayer. Don't know what that is? Good. Come try out a very different way to ground yourself in the Holy.
Sign up here so we order enough pizza.
For more info email Wendy Barrie at
Climate Conversation for May: Plan, Cook, and Eat Great Meals

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 6:30–7:30 P.M., (note new day!) online via Zoom only

The next in the popular series of Climate Conversations hosted by the Creation Care Ministry will address how we eat. Producing food and getting it from the farm to our table creates nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gasses. By buying local or growing our own food and then using all that we buy rather than wasting it, as well as considering composting, we can reduce the climate impact from our meals tremendously. We will discuss home vegetable gardens, options to buy local food, techniques for buying the right amount and storing it right to reduce wastage, and composting or other alternatives for scraps or other excess. We will share examples from the community and invite participants to share ideas too.

Please note that starting in May, monthly Climate Conversations will be moving to second Thursdays rather than Tuesdays. The Zoom link will stay the same!
Underhill House Listener Training

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 12–2:30 P.M., Underhill House

Looking for a new way to serve? Consider sharing your gifts with Underhill House, a quiet place to pause for prayer. Our Listeners come 1-2 times per month, on a Thursday, to sit in sacred silence and pray. Roles include greeting guests and, if desired, listening to what brings them in that day and offering a prayer. The next Listener Training is Wednesday, May 31 from 12 – 2:30 p.m. at Underhill House, on Capitol Hill near Broadway and Republican. Come and discern — no commitment necessary to attend the trainingIf you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Susan Dean at To learn more please visit our web site at
THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 12:30–2 P.M., in Leffler House

After a successful launch of the new ministry group in January, it's time to do brunch again! All community members in their 40s and 50s are invited to Leffler House following the 11 a.m. service for food and fellowship. There will be an opportunity to discuss future 40s/50s offerings as well. Contact Sacristan Michael Seewer with questions, or if you'd like to help out:
The Efficacy of Prayer

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 7:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room

Come join a 20s/30s discussion with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and Fraser Reach as we explore the efficacy of prayer. Afterwards, some may wish to go to Compline together.

Questions? Email Emily Meeks:
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 6 P.M., in Leffler House

Come share a meal with us and practice sacred stillness with the wider cathedral community. Members of the 20s/30s group will gather for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. in Leffler House. We will then join the Centering Prayer group from 7–8 p.m. No prior experience with Centering Prayer or meditation is required. Dinner will be a simple potluck—please bring a dish to share if you can, but no one will be turned away! RSVPs encouraged but not required. Please contact Luke Abdow at with any questions or to RSVP.
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom; registration required for either option.

Many of us have, unknowingly, been sold the story that our minds are superior to our bodies, and that our bodies are barriers to “pure” or “true” spirituality. Together, we will examine how these ideas continue to keep us from wholeness. We’ll explore practices that help us repair the fragmentations we carry inside of us, so that we can truly remember our bodily selves. Hillary L. McBride, PhD, is a therapist, researcher, speaker and writer. Learn more about Hillary here.

Fee: $65 (for both online and in-person participants). Scholarships available. Includes a light lunch and snacks for those participating in person. Registration required; please register using the form here.
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

On the first Sunday of each month (October–June) a service of Choral Evensong is offered in a traditional Anglican cathedral style, with music sung by the Evensong Choir. The service on May 7 will include Josef Rheinberger's beloved Abendlied, a setting of the simple words spoken by the disciples to the resurrected Christ while walking on the road the Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke: "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over..."
Sabbath & Rest: A 20s/30s Conversation with St. Luke's Ballard

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 7:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room

How does keeping sabbath allow us to break a restless cycle and focus on the wholeness God intends? Join for a conversation to explore the practice of sabbath with young adults from St. Luke's and their clergy, Canon Britt Olson and Mother Hillary Kimsey. Conversation will draw on themes from Walter Brueggemann's Sabbath as Resistance but prior reading is not required. Dessert provided. At 9:15, we'll head over to Compline together. 

Questions? Email Emily Meeks:
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

The next offering of Candlelit Prayer in the Style of Taizé will be offered on the Tuesday in the fifth week of Easter. This time of year the service takes place before sunset, and in this atmosphere the liturgy's stillness and silences take on a feeling quite different than the twilight services earlier in the year. Please join in person or via livestream. Learn more here.
MAY 10 & 24
TWO WEDNESDAYS, MAY 10 & 24, 6:45–8:15 p.m., in person in Bloedel hall and online via Zoom. optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family).

The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson will lead a discussion of the book God Is a Black Woman by Dr. Christena Cleveland, as seen through the lens of pilgrimage. The book itself came out of her journey to see the Black Madonnas of France. In this two-part series we will explore the major themes of Dr. Cleveland’s latest book.

Dr. Cleveland will be visiting the Cathedral in June. This two-part book study is intended to help people prepare for the material she will present when she comes to Saint Mark’s. Attendees are asked to read the book in advance, and to listen to an interview with the author—find the links here.
MAY 13
Behind the Seams: Ugly Clothes with 20s/30s member Clara Berg

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2–3 P.M., MOHAI and White Swan Public House. Sign up required.

Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! The aesthetics of fashion are constantly changing and with it our perception of what looks good. We’ll join MOHAI Curator of Collections and 20s/30s member, Clara Berg, for an in-person, one-hour session to view the historic fashions in MOHAI’s collection which were once stylish but don’t translate well to our modern eyes. What do you think—is it fabulous or frightful? Some may choose to join early (12:30 p.m.) to visit the museum’s exhibit and/or join after (3:30 p.m.) for snacks and refreshments at White Swan Public House. Tickets are required for Behind the Seams admission, and a limited number of discounted tickets from Saint Mark’s are available ($20). Sign up here. Questions? Email Betsy Heimburger:
Forward Day by Day: New Issue Available

Forward Day by Day is a daily devotional published quarterly by Forward Movement, containing scripture, reflections, and prompts to prayer for each day of the year. The new issue (covering May, June, and July), 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.
Bake for Lowell Teachers!

DROP-OFF ON SUNDAY, MAY 7; sign up requested.

Help us honor teachers at Lowell Elementary School during Teacher Appreciation Week! The teachers of Lowell Elementary, where a disproportionate number of students face challenging family circumstances, work extremely hard all year, and the cathedral is thrilled to be able to express our appreciation in this way. A neighboring PTA has gifted a coffee cart to Lowell on Monday, May 8, so the cathedral community has been asked to provide baked goods (muffins, cookies, bars) to be dropped off at Saint Mark’s on Sunday, May 7, to be delivered by the cathedral staff the next day. Sign up to contribute using this link. Email Canon Barrie with questions:
Meal Train for Deborah Brown

The cathedral Community Meal Delivery Ministry seeks to provide food and comfort to parishioners recovering from illness, surgery, or a new baby. There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?"... and the answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends all want to provide support in this way, MealTrain keeps everyone organized. Deborah Brown, a beloved and active member of the cathedral community, has recently come home from the hospital. A fellow Cathedral Choir member set up the following MealTrain for Deborah:

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to make meals. We are currently looking for a volunteer to coordinate future meal delivery efforts. Please contact our Curate, Linzi Stahlecker, if you'd like to take on this simple task:
Amistad Spring Community Carnival

THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 11 A.M.–3 P.M., Amistad School

Join us

Our annual Kermés/Carnival is coming up on April 29. We’ll have games, we’ll have prizes, we’ll have food, we’ll have music, we will have all the fun you need! This is a community event, so bring your neighbors and your cousins and your abuelitas. You will also have the opportunity you’ve all been waiting for… a chance to throw a whipped cream pie in Maestra Farin’s face!

This is a fundraiser event and tickets will be a suggested donation of $5. The Kermés or Carnival is outdoor event celebrating community, culture and joy.
Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light 30th Anniversary Gala

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 4–6 P.M., Bloedel Hall

On Sunday, April 30, Earth Ministry/WAIPL will celebrate three decades of faithful advocacy across Washington State by hosting a Silent Auction/Game Night Fundraiser at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, the community where we started. In addition to the silent auction, we will have stories from Earth Ministry/WAIPL's co-founders (former Saint Mark's clergy) The Rev. Carla Pryne and (cathedral member) Ruth Mulligan, fun family-centered games, and plenty of party food, including cake! There will also be several classic skill game tournaments. Learn more and buy your tickets at
2023 Choir Camp—New Details

This summer, the Saint Mark's Cathedral Choir School will offer week-long day camps for two age brackets: Senior Chorister Camp (for children in 3rd–8th grade), and Schola Camp (for high school singers and changed-voice boys). Learn more here. And please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested!
Senior Chorister Camp

JULY 10–14, 9 A.M.–4 P.M., (concluding Evensong Friday, July 14, 4:30 p.m), plus Sunday morning participation on July 16. Deadline to register: JULY 5. Register for Senior Chorister Camp using this link.

Senior Chorister Camp will include a daily sung service of Morning Prayer and a concluding Evensong service on Friday. In addition to work on vocal production and musicianship, the week will include encounters with the Flentrop organ, handbells, drumming, and more.
Schola Camp

AUGUST 14–18, 3 P.M.–9 P.M., plus Sunday morning participation on August 20. Deadline to register: AUGUST 7, 2023. Register for Schola Camp using this link.

Schola Camp will meet in the afternoon and evening, and conclude with a sung service of Compline each night. The camp will have a special focus on providing guidance for the changing and maturing voices of teenagers.

A funeral for Ginger Minugh will be offered
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

A funeral for Stephen Bayne will be offered
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave
Sunday, April 30, 2023:
The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

Read the Scriptures appointed for this Sunday here.

Acts 2:42–47
Psalm 23
1 Peter 2:19–25
John 10:1–10
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

The King of love my shepherd is [Hymn #645]
Savior, like a shepherd lead us [Hymn #708]

Percy Whitlock, Pastorale (Psalm 23:1)
Florence B. Price, Festal March
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker 
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

All people that on earth do dwell [Hymn #377]
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless [Hymn #343]
Savior, like a shepherd lead us [Hymn #708]

Marty Haugen, Shepherd me, O God

Gottfried August Homilius, prelude on Straf mich nicht 
Florence B. Price, Festal March
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Come, ye faithful, raise the strain [#199]
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless [Hymn #343]
Jesus, our mighty Lord [Hymn #478]

J.S. Bach, I am content!
Benjamin Britten, Jubilate Deo in C

Gottfried August Homilius, prelude on Straf mich nicht 
Florence B. Price, Festal March
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

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.

Bobby McFerrin, The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)
Peter R. Hallock, Psalm 23
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Nunc dimittis, Tone VI
Alice Parker, The Good Shepherd
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.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE 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 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.

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:
Canon Barrie has shared this collection of suggestions for observing Eastertide, the season of Resurrection, in your home:
Weekday Prayer Services

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

Daily Morning Prayer hosted by St. Paul's, Seattle, is offered via Zoom only, 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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.
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