Sunday, November 21, 2021:
The Last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King

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
The newly-constructed Bloedel Hall and the original west wall of the cathedral, photographed in 1960 (Diocese of Olympia archives).

The Rev. Dr. Carey Anderson

with John Stuntebeck

with Dr. Lisa Graumlich

At Saint Andrew's Green Lake

Sunday morning, December 5
Welcome Special Guest Preacher The Rev. Dr. Carey Anderson

THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, Guest Sermon at 9 & 11 A.M. Services
"Friends Talking" Forum: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Rev. Dr. Carey G. Anderson is the Senior Minister of First AME Church, Seattle, WA, where he has served since November 2004. Prior to his appointment at FAME, Pastor Anderson was Pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Wichita, KS from 2000-2004, and had been the Pastor of Bethel AME Church in Reno, Nevada from 1984 to 2000. Pastor Anderson holds a B.A. Degree from California State University, Hayward; a Master of Divinity Degree from Pacific School of Religion Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA; and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO. He serves or has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, The City of Seattle's Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force, the Communities of Concern Commission (Executive Committee Vice Chair), the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, and others. He is renowned for his preaching and leadership in the Seattle faith community and for his commitment to restorative justice. Welcome, Pastor Anderson!
Creation Care Forum with Dr. Lisa Graumlich

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6:45–8:15 P.M, online via Zoom only

Dr. Lisa Graumlich recently served as a member of the Presiding Bishop’s delegation at COP26 - the U.N. climate change conference. Join her for a forum on her experiences as a delegate. You may also click here to read her letter from the first week of the conference, and here to read her article "Loss and Damage" on the Episcopal Church website. The link to participate in the Wednesday forum will be announced soon.
20s/30s GROUP
“Spreadable Hope” Advent Event

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6 P.M., Leffler House

Drop-in to decorate and frost cookies at Leffler House for an Advent gathering to benefit Edible Hope. Frosting and decorations will be provided. Bring your own pre-baked sugar cookies either homemade or bought. We recommend trying this go-to recipe from Jade Bawcom-Randall. Decorated cookies will be delivered to Edible Hope on Friday, December 3. There will also be an opportunity for those who want to volunteer for the morning meal at Edible Hope from 7-9 a.m. on Friday, December 3. Email Emily Meeks ([email protected]) with questions or if interested in volunteering. 
An Advent Quiet Morning

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 9 A.M.12:30 P.M., at Saint Andrew's Green Lake, 111 NE 80th St., Seattle

Join Christine Sine at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church for this special Quiet Morning. Breath prayers, walking meditation, creative and contemplative activities, and unstructured time for quiet reflection will help us rekindle the wonder of Advent. Enjoy the wonderful opportunity for inner reflection and renewing silence as the season of prayerful expectation unfolds. Christine Sine is the author of many books, including Lean Towards the Light: an Advent & Christmas Devotional, and Return To Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray. This event is co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Free, with donations gratefully accepted ($10–15 suggested). Learn more here.
Intergenerational Crèche Sharing Event

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 10:10–10:50 A.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom.

Everyone is invited to bring a crèche (nativity scene) from home and share a story about it. If you don’t have a crèche, you may also make and take a simple one with materials provided. Crèches will be blessed at the conclusion of the event.
A postcard listing selected Advent and Christmastide events was sent to the parish this week—keep an eye out for it if you haven't received it already. It will also be available in the narthex. A complete schedule may be found at, along with reminders about the policies in place for in-person attendance at the five largest services.

Please note: the outdoor event listed on the postcard for the afternoon of Saturday, December 4 has been canceled.

The 20s/30s Group hosts Night Prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m. On the fourth Monday of the month only, participants are also invited to gather in person in Leffler Sun Room. You can attend Cathedral Yoga at 6:30 and then walk to Leffler after the class ends. Next offering: November 22.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 10 A.M., in person or via livestream

Please join together at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for a service of Holy Eucharist, with prayers of gratitude for the abundance of the harvest and all the blessings of this life. Dean Thomason will preach and preside, with musical offerings by Canon Michael Kleinschmidt. You can put your turkey in the oven, then come to the cathedral or join the livestream to offer your thanks to God, and be finished with plenty of time to make the stuffing. 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021, 7 P.M., in person or via livestream

Pre-registration and proof of vaccination/negative COVID test required (see details here)

Learn more about this beloved annual liturgy of music and pageantry marking the beginning of Advent here.

As of Thursday, November 18, approximately 100 spots remain available.

Please note: when you register, you will receive information in the confirmation email about how to submit your proof of vaccination in advance. This is not required, but doing so will speed up entry for everyone. Learn about King County guidelines for verification here.
Music Series: Tapestry presents Starry Night

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 4:30 P.M., ticketed livestream or in person

The Saint Mark’s Music Series returns with the first concert of the 2021–22 season! Tapestry, a Boston-based ensemble of women’s voices, programs a unique blend of medieval traditions and contemporary idioms. Starry Night—a program that resonates deeply in the season of Advent—weaves together meditations on the star-lit sky and human longing into a rich tapestry of poetry and music. Local clarinetist and Saint Mark's community member James Falzone joins Tapestry as a guest artist for this performance.

Learn more about Tapestry here, the Music Series here, and purchase livestream or in person tickets here.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021, 2 P.M., via Zoom, registration requested.

Join the members of the Seattle Service Corps online on December 12 at 2 p.m. for a one-hour storytelling fundraiser that showcases how Corps members continue to “Blossom Abundantly” in SSC. Hear stories of growth and formation as our Corps members share their hopes and goals for this year. Hear how they are following the Way of Jesus and discerning their own ministry in the world.

Learn more and find the link to register here.
Parish Forum on Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action: Video and Materials Now Available

Thanks to the over 80 members who gathered in person and online for the important community conversation about the future of cathedral ministries related to restorative justice and systemic change. If you missed the event, a complete archive video, along with the presentation slides and the brief litany that participants prayed together, is now available here.
Creation Care Tip: Sustainable Advent Calendars
Advent calendars can help guide us in the waiting, expectation, and preparation of the coming of Christ. Here are 5 sustainable options to consider from Creation Care members.

  1. Fragile Earth Advent Calendar from Ellie Singer
  2. Pebble Magazine's Top 10 Sustainable Advent Calendars
  3. Kitchen Counter Chronicles' Best Eco-Friendly Advent Calendars (note: for some items, the seller gets some money from Amazon.)
  4. Printable Advent Calendarinspirational words rather than items.
  5. Williams Sonoma Advent Calendars (Note: a company representative said all are sustainably sourced)
Hymnathon Fundraiser Updates

Cheers of thanks from the Hymnathon Finish Line
Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir says THANK YOU to everyone for the enthusiasm, singing, prayers, and money poured out in support of the choir’s Hymnathon on October 30. Starting at 8 a.m., the choir sang at least one stanza of every hymn in The Hymnal 1982, crossing the finish line—the final bar of Hymn #720—at 5:37 p.m. This marathon of hymn-singing raised over $14,200 for the choir’s pilgrimage to England in August, 2022, where they will serve as choir -in-residence for a week each at Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals. 

The votes are in! Saint Mark’s favorite hymn (currently) is #382, “King of glory, King of peace.”  
Alongside the Hymnathon, parishioners were invited to vote for their favorite hymn by placing money in one of a dozen jars labeled with the first line of hymns often sung at Saint Mark’s. Thanks to a well-placed $100 bill in the “King of glory” jar, that hymn is the 2021 winner and we will all sing it this Sunday in the 9 and 11 a.m. Eucharists. Fortuitously, it is among the most appropriate hymns for this Sunday, the last of the passing church year, often called “Reign of Christ,” or “Christ the King” Sunday.
Organ by Night with John Stuntebeck

THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 10 P.M. (after Compline)

Organ by Nighta twenty-minute organ concert after Compline on the third Sunday night of the monthwill be offered by Saint Mark's Associate Organist, John Stuntebeck. In anticipation of the season, he will improvise and play compositions on Advent themes by Marcel Dupré, Rebecca Groom te Velde, and Dieterich Buxtehude. As is the Organ by Night custom, John will be happy to answer listeners' questions after the last piece in the program. Typically the questions are about the mighty Flentrop organ, the music played, and the player's own journey as an organist.
Striving for Justice & Peace:
The 111th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Cathedral Convention Report: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 10:10–10:50 a.m., Bloedel Hall

The 111th Convention of the Diocese of Olympia may be over, but you can still revisit highlightsincluding Bishop Rickel's Convention Address, the 2021 Convention Awards, Convention Liturgies, Reports and Presentations, and more! Workshop recordings have been added as well, so you can catch up on anything you missed. Learn more here. A report from the cathedral's delegation to the convention is scheduled between the morning services on Sunday, November 28.
Chaplains on the Harbor Fall Appeal

Chaplains on the Harbor stands alongside the poor of Grays Harbor who have lost resources, land, and spirit. They provide spiritual and material support to people in jail and on the streets, create wrap around support toward healing, support the leadership and expertise of poor people, and build regenerative community ownership through community-led social enterprise and job creation.
Learn more about this past year at Chaplains on the Harbor, and help them provide shelter, dignity, and survival this fall. Read their message here, and donate here.
Seeking housing for St. Olaf College student in January
A 2nd year, male student of organ and church music at Saint Olaf College plans to spend his January term in Seattle, observing and participating in Saint Mark's Cathedral's music ministries. Canon Kleinschmidt seeks housing for him near public transportation lines serving north Capitol Hill. If you have a spare, private dwelling place, or need a house sitter for the month of January, please contact Canon Kleinschmidt to discuss the possibility.
Faith Action Network Annual Dinner

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 5:30 P.M., via zoom

You’re invited to the Faith Action Network’s (FAN) virtual Annual Dinner Celebration! If you are unfamiliar with FAN, it is an interfaith partnership striving for a just, compassionate, and sustainable world through community building, education, and courageous public action. It represents over 160 faith communities across Washington State by supporting legislation that supports working families, equitable medical access, our homeless population, prison reform, renter’s rights, fair taxation, gun control, and other issues at the heart of compassionate living.

You can learn more about FAN at The event registration link is live here. Tickets are by donation. Please contact Tom Sunderland at [email protected] for more information.

The funeral of Gerrit "Buz" Moore will be offered

This service will be livestreamed.
Sunday, November 21, 2021:
The Last Sunday after Pentecost:
Christ the King

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only

Presider and Preacher: The Reverend Canon Doctor Marda Steedman Sanborn

Organ: C. Hubert H. Parry, Tranquilly
Improvisation on the African-American spiritual He is King of kings
in-person only

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

Presider: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Reverend Doctor Carey G. Anderson
Senior Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Seattle

2 Samuel 23:17
Revelation 1:4b8
John 18:3337

9 & 11 a.m.:
King of glory, King of peace [Hymn #382]
Crown him with many crowns [Hymn #494]
11 a.m.: All hail the power of Jesus’ Name [Hymn #450]

9 a.m.: Anon. Medieval French, Christo Psallat
African American Spiritual, arr. Hezekiah Brinson, Jr., Ride on, King Jesus
M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, arr. Paul Stevens, Bless the Lord, O my soul
11 a.m.: African American Spiritual, arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw, Ride on, King Jesus

9 & 11 a.m.: Improvisation on the African-American spiritual He is King of kings
11 a.m.: J. S. Bach, Trio on Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664

Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario Cruz

Musician: Charles Coldwell, recorder
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.

Alice Parker, ‘Psalm 95’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts
Jeff Junkinsmith, Nunc dimittis
Charles Wood, Great Lord of lords

"Organ by Night"—3rd Sunday of the Month Post-Compline Organ Recital by John Stuntebeck (see above).
Newcomer's Coffee with Clergy

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 12 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month

A special virtual coffee hour just for newcomers, or anyone with questions about Saint Mark's. Find the link to join here. Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested!
SUNDAYS, 10–10:50 A.M., St. Nicholas Building, 2nd Floor

Please note: Sunday School will meet this week, November 21, in person and on Zoom, but there will not be Sunday School on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 28. Then on December 5 we hope you'll join us at 10 a.m. for the Intergenerational Creche Sharing Event in Bloedel Hall or on Zoom. Sunday School will also not meet on December 26 or January 2.

Look for more information about our special plans for Sundays in the New Year soon!
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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