FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022:
The Fourth Sunday of Easter: "Good Shepherd Sunday"
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist with
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

A workshop with Fr. Martin Smith, June 1

Intergenerational Ministry
Cardmaking in Bloedel after the 9 am

Questioning Together + Compline

Programs for 5-year-olds through high school

July 11-15th, & Sunday 17th, click link for more information
Cover image of parish banners from Cathedral Day 2019, by Kevin Johnson.
Intergenerational Card-making Activity

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 8, after the 9 am service

This Sunday at 10:10 am, all ages are invited to Bloedel Hall to decorate a card --or several cards--with liquid watercolors or collage materials. These will be sent to Saint Mark's parishioners who are celebrating birthdays or who might want a cheery reminder of our love and prayers.

20's and 30's Pop-Up Questioning Together + Compline

SUNDAY MAY 15, 7:30-9:30 P.M. , Leffler House, Compline at 9:30 in Nave

20s & 30s are invited to explore a question connected to “surrender” with a conversation facilitated by Seyi Akanni. Gather for dessert from 7:30 P.M.-8 P.M. followed by an hour of Questioning Together. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 P.M. Questions? E-mail Seyi: [email protected]
Choir School Open House

WEDNESDAY MAY 18, 3:30-8:30 P.M., Cathedral Nave

Your child can see what it means to be a cathedral chorister by coming to the Choir School Open House in preparation for Fall 2022 enrollment.  Open house start times vary by age:

Jr. Choristers (Fall of 2022: 5yrs - 2nd grade) 3:30 - 4:15PM
Sr. Choristers (Fall of 2022: 3rd - 8th grade) 4:30 - 5:15PM
High School Schola (Fall of 2022: 9th - 12th grade) 7:30 - 8:30PM

For more information, visit
Starting Over in Prayer with Fr. Martin Smith

WEDNESDAY: JUNE 1, 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom

These difficult Covid years have left many of us in need of a “reboot” in our prayer. Join us for a time of reflection, prayer, and discussion, about being emotionally honest with God just now, and open again to more real intimacy with God. Fr. Martin L. Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his roving ministry of spiritual formation in retreats and workshops, and as the author of widely read books exploring contemporary spirituality, including The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Reconciliation, Compass and Stars, and Love Set Free. He is based in Washington DC. This workshop is free, but registration is required: click here to register.
TODAY, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave.

The Beyoncé Mass event is happening this evening. Registration is now closed

Saint Mark's is proud to be a co-sponsor of this groundbreaking worship service the the music and life of Beyoncé as a tool to cultivate an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, bodies, and voices—and create an experience of story, scripture, and song that calls for the liberation of all people.

The 2022 Mideast Focus Film Series continues with a discussion of Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege.

During the Syrian civil war, the district of Yarmouk, home to thousands of Palestinians, became the scene of dramatic and ferocious fighting. Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege is a film that follows the destiny of civilians during the brutal sieges, imposed by the Syrian regime, that took place in the wake of the battles. With his camera, Abdallah Al-Khatib composes a love song to a place that proudly resists the atrocities of war

The next and final event in this season's series, a discussion of the award-winning film 200 Meters, will be offered Friday, May 20.

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, MAY 7, 10:30 A.M.–3 P.M., registration requested.

Come rain or shine! Cathedral Day is a celebration of the community of the Diocese of Olympia—a "family reunion" for Episcopalians from across western Washington. Check out Bishop Rickel's video invitation to this year's festivities!

Members of the Saint Mark's community are especially encouraged to attend, both to see the cathedral in a new light, and to help extend hospitality as we welcome hundreds of our siblings to THEIR cathedral, many for the first time.
For more information, contact Tonja May at [email protected] or Canon Wendy Claire Barrie [email protected]. Food truck lunch is free with advance registration. Register at:

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. 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.

MAY 10
TUESDAYS: MAY 10, 17, & 24, 7 P.M., (following in-person Evening Prayer) in the cathedral nave

The practice of Centering Prayer at the cathedral was suspended indefinitely during the pandemic, but for the next four Tuesday evenings, we will gather for an hour in the nave at 7 p.m. Each session we will sit together in silence for 20 minutes, followed by discussion.

Read more here. These sessions will be led by Phil Fox Rose, who was introduced to centering prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault in the early 90s and has been practicing and sharing it ever since. Email Phil with questions: [email protected]
MAY 11
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only

Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioner 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. This forum will be online only. Join using this Zoom link.
MAY 13
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via ticketed livestream

co-sponsored by Early Music Seattle and the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

In this final offering of the 2021/22 Music Series, Alexander Weimann, Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, will finally journey from his home in Canada to play the mighty Flentrop organ in a much-anticipated performance twice delayed by the pandemic. Tickets are available at this link. The program is now available here. In-person and livestream ticketing options are available. If you chose to join via livestream, a link to watch will be included in your confirmation, and also emailed out shortly before the event.
MAY 14
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9 A.M. to 12 P.M., cathedral nave

Do you have a beloved psalm? Join with the Evensong Choir for PSALMATHON 2022, a fundraiser for the choir’s 2022 UK Pilgrimage. Over 3 hours, we will sing 50 of our most beloved psalms, proclaiming them in a variety of musical forms. Parishioners are encouraged to sponsor one of our singers for a dollar amount per psalm or join in the singing with a sponsor of your own! Mark your calendars now; more info is to come on how the cathedral community can support the Psalmathon and the Evensong Choir’s residencies in Bristol and Chichester Cathedrals in August. Learn more here.
MAY 14
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9 A.M–12 P.M.

The next Garden Ministry Work party on Saturday, May 14! 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] for more information
MAY 15
FOUR SUNDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 15, 12:30–2 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom, registration required

Join Canon Rosario-Cruz for a book study of The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for the Beloved Community by The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers. This book looks in an honest and hopeful way at the history of Christianity and, more importantly, at the life of the Episcopal Church today. Canon Spellers (who presented at Saint Mark's in May of 2019) challenges us with an opportunity to discern our faithfulness toward building the Beloved Community in response to the racial reckoning and the pandemic experience of the past two years. We will meet from 12:30–2 p.m., on four Sundays: May 15, May 29, June 5, and June 19. Register to participate using this form.

NOTE: The Diocesan Resource Center has some copies of the book available to borrow. If you are interested in borrowing a copy, contact Sue Tait at [email protected].

MAY 18
Spiritual Practices as Balm for the Soul: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only

We are living in a moment of great cultural and spiritual change. At times it can feel like there are countless factors working against us to add stress to our lives. Yet, in our spiritual traditions we have a great wellspring of practices that can ground us in the Holy Sprit if we turn to them. In this presentation, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian in Residence, will invite us to explore some of these practices—new and old—that can bring wisdom and joy to our souls. In preparation for this event, participants are invited to read this article by Willigis Jäger from his classic work, “Search for the Meaning of Life.” Register here. Contact Canon Daugherty at [email protected] with any questions.
MAY 21
Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of WaterGroup Viewing

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 10 A.M. TO NOON, Seattle Art Museum

Come explore the vast connections of water in the context of artwork at a new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. A group from Saint Mark's is planning to attend on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. and then discuss the art afterward at SAM's cafe, MARKET. Interested in meeting up? Email Wayne Duncan: [email protected]
or Emily Meeks: [email protected]
Second Sunday Hunger Ministry Offering

St. Mark's Hunger Ministry will have a table at services in the nave this Sunday May 8th. Funds donated in our boxes in the rear of the nave or via Venmo will benefit local food banks and entities serving the hungry in Seattle, including Compass Center, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, the Food Bank @ St. Mary's, and St. Brigid's Banquet. Contact Vicky Greenbaum to learn more or to get involved: [email protected]

Forum Recordings Now Available

If you missed the two-day workshop with Belden Lane on April 22 and 23 titled Ravished by Natures Beauty: Longing for God, video of the entire event is now available here. . The event is divided over four videos corresponding to the four parts of Dr. Lane's presentation.

If you missed last Sunday's morning forum with the Seattle Service Corps, in which they reflect on their experiences here as their year here draws to a close, a video may be seen here.
A Video for Good Shepherd Sunday
This Sunday is known as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because each year on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Gospel is on the theme of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, and Psalm 23—The Lord is my shepherd—is always appointed as the psalm for the day. Saint Mark's and our amazing videographer Chris Brown have now been livestreaming cathedral liturgies for over 5 years, and in that time the choirs of the cathedral have sung Psalm 23 in many different guises: Anglican chant, Hallock settings, hymn paraphrases, and more. Greg Bloch has gathered a selection of these settings into a compilation video as an offering to the community. (The wide variety of settings serves as another reminder of the variety that can be expected at the Psalmathon on May 14!)
Now on Exhibit in the Cathedral Nave: Coast Salish Art by Peter Boome

APRIL 24–JUNE 5, in the cathedral nave

The Visual Arts Ministry and the Creation Care Ministry are co-sponsors of this exhibition of paintings and prints by Coast Salish artist Peter Boome, in the cathedral nave from now until June 5. Works on display include new works created especially for this exhibition, a template for a mural on the Seattle waterfront displayed here publicly for the first time, large-scale works on canvas, and smaller prints and paintings. Works are available to be purchased from the artist. Video of the April 24 forum with the artist in Bloedel Hall provides crucial context for understanding the art, and may be watched on this page. That page also includes more information and additional links, including two video interviews: one from the National Museum of the American Indian, and the other (which includes a studio tour) from the Washington State Historical Society
Sharing Meals with our Neighbors


Saint Mark’s will be hosting Tent City 3 again this summer, beginning on June 12. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to share God’s love with this community by helping prepare, serve, and share a weekly meal with our guests. We will be serving dinner every Sunday night during their stay on our campus, and would welcome your active participation in this effort. What is needed? People to set up, greet guests, cook and serve food, and help clean up. In addition, we hope all volunteers will also SHARE the meal with our guests, and help make them feel truly welcome. 

The meal dates are June 12, 19, and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; August 7, 14, 21, and 28; and September 4. We would love to have you join our team! If you are interested or want more information, please send an inquiry to Chris Rigos ([email protected]) or Maris Olsen ([email protected])
Calling Class of 2022 Graduates!

We will recognize and bless high school, college, and other post-secondary program graduates on Sunday, May 22nd 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 Rebekah Gilmore, [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 16.

PANEL/COMMUNITY DISCUSSION IMMEDIATELY AFTER, 7:45 P.M., via Zoom, registration required

Meaningful Movies Offered by The Episcopal Church in Western Washington and St. Timothy Episcopal Church, Chehalis, are proud to offer an online screening of the important and timely documentary Transhood. Filmed over five years in Kansas City, Transhood chronicles the lives of four young people (aged 4, 7, 12, and 15 at the start of filming) and their families as they navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland. By sharing personal realities of how gender expression is reshaping their lives, the film explores how these families struggle and stumble through parenting, and how the kids are challenged and transformed as they experience the complexity of their identities. This film will be screened oat 6 p.m. Friday May 20, and the panel discussion that follows will feature The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson, a priest in the Diocese of Olympia well known to the cathedral community, along with the Director/Producer of the film, Sharon Liese, one of the parents profiled in the film, Debi Jackson, and Katrina Wulff co-founder of Rural Youth Alliance of Lewis County. Learn more and find the link to register here.
Men’s Retreat: In Returning and Rest We Shall Be Renewed 

FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NOON, JUNE 10–12, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center on beautiful Hood Canal. Facilitated Dean Steve Thomason. Registration required.

Capacity is limited to 25just a few spots remain!

This weekend retreat is designed to create the space for quiet reflection, time away from the burdens of daily life, spacious time in nature, conversations with other men of faith, and worship. It will be a time of spiritual reflection and renewal. Dean Thomason will facilitate the weekend, drawing on wisdom set forth by Fr. Richard Rohr and others. Men of all ages are welcome. Learn more about the weekend, including fees, here.
The Alaska Suite Concert, Benefitting Green Buildings Now

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 3 P.M., Seattle First Baptist Church, tickets $20$40 

The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett. But this is not just a concert. The performance engages the power of artistic expression—live music, spoken words, images and poetry—to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change. Ultimately a story of hope, the performance leaves audiences inspired to take action. Learn more and see a preview here. All proceeds benefit Green Buildings Now, a Seattle-based coalition promoting social justice and climate resilience by working with frontline community leaders to remove fossil fuels from buildings in a just way.  Click here for tickets and more information.

The Saint Mark's Creation Care Ministry encourages cathedral community members to attend this event, as they discuss partnering with Green Buildings Now in the months/years ahead to address the injustices relating to climate change. Members of Green Buildings now will also be on hand at the Creation Care Ministry table at Cathedral Day to discuss the organization and their work.

The Funeral of Fred Pneumanwho worked with the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia in several roles and has many connections to the cathedral communitywill be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina (8398 NE 12th St, Medina)
SUNDAY, MAY 15, at 2 P.M.
Sunday, May 8, 2022
The Fourth Sunday of Easter—"Good Shepherd Sunday"

Jerusalem Greer is unable to preach this weekend due to illness. She will be rescheduled for a later date.

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 9:36–43
Psalm 23
Revelation 7:9–17
John 10:22–30
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L Thomason

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

J.S. Bach, Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627
J.S. Bach, Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller
Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L Thomason

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]

Gerald Near, Christ hath a garden

Florence Price, Pastorale
J.S. Bach, Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630
in-person & livestreamed
Presider & Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L Thomason

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

Jane Marshall, Eternal light, shine in my heart
arr. Virgil Thomson, My shepherd will supply my need

J.S. Bach, Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627
David N. Johnson, Trumpet Tune in D
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L Thomason.

Musician: James Falzone, woodwinds
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.

Peter R Hallock, Psalm 23
Vicente Ripollés, Nunc dimittis Tone V
Alice Parker, The Good Shepherd
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service (meet in the back of the nave). Next offering: JUNE 5

On the first Sunday of each month, a special coffee hour is offered especially for newcomers, guests, or anyone who has questions about the cathedral community and liturgies. At this time, newcomers' coffee is offered in-person only, the Zoom gathering has been suspended. Gather in the back of the nave immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Email [email protected] if you cannot attend in person, or with any other questions.
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.

UPDATE: The prayer list is now also available in printed form in the back of the nave.
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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