Sunday, October 16, 2022:
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in the cathedral nave

10:10 a.m. • Sunday Forum
in Bloedel Hall

10:10 a.m. • Godly Play presentation
in Thomsen Chapel

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 image by Michael Perera

Sunday morning in Bloedel Hall

For parents and children, Sunday morning in Thomsen Chapel

Prayer and bonfire at the beach

Activities and movie screening for children and youth, October 30

A Saturday legacy planning workshop, November 19
Stewardship Forum this Sunday

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 10:1010:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Between the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday, the Stewardship Committee members will host an open forum in Bloedel Hall. Committee members will be present to share their own stories about their spiritual journeys with stewardship and what gratitude, thankfulness, and stewardship means to them. An open microphone will allow any willing participants to share their own stories as well, or ask questions about how Saint Mark's practices stewardship in its many forms. Please come and be part of our month of reflection, prayer, and commitment.

Last Monday, the second in the series of video messages was released, featuring Russ Crosbie. All the video messages, as well as some of the Sunday morning reflections, will be posted here as they are released. Learn more and make your 2023 pledge online here. Pledges received before Sunday, October 30 (Ingathering Sunday), will be acknowledged in the bulletin.
Introduction to Godly Play

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Thomsen Chapel

As the children's faith formation team begins to reintroduce Godly Play, the Montessori-based program of Christian formation, parents and children ages 3 to 8 are invited to come to Thomsen Chapel this Sunday at 10:10 a.m. for the Parable of the Mustard Seed, led by Hannah Hochkeppel and Kristen Kelly.
Organ by Night After Compline this Sunday


Andrew Koch will offer this month’s Organ by Night music following Compline this Sunday, October 16. Andrew is Director of Music of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, and plays the organ for a local ACNA group. Having recently received his Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performance from UW, he is no stranger to the Flentrop organ. He will play works of Felix Mendelssohn, Dieterich Buxtehude, and J. S. Bach. On every third Sunday of the month, organists offer 20 minutes of music on the mighty Flentrop organ, and encourage listeners to join them in the gallery to see and hear the organ and organist up close. They are also happy to answer questions about the music and the organ itself. 
Intergenerational Sunday Morning Forum: How to Use and Love the Carbon Tracker

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

All are welcome to join members of the Creation Care and the Children and Family Ministries committees to learn more about using the Carbon Tracker at, an important tool in Saint Mark's goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030. There will be ways for children and youth to actively engage in this planet-saving work! Learn more here.
20s/30s Vespers at Golden Gardens

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 5:307 P.M., Golden Gardens Park

Join for a brief evening prayer at sunset followed by a bonfire on the beach. S'mores supplies provided. You are welcome to bring a musical instrument, a blanket, or a snack to share. Email Emily for meetup logistics: [email protected]
"All Hallows Eve Eve"—Activities and Movie Screening for Children and Youth

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 12:30 TO 2:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall

Hallow means holy, and Hallowe'en or All Hallows Eve is the night before All Saints' Day, a time when the veil between this world and the next is thin. All children and youth are invited to join together in Bloedel Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, for a light lunch and pumpkin painting or carving, followed by a screening of the Academy Award-nominated animated film The Secret of Kells. (All ages are welcome for lunch and pumpkin painting, although The Secret of Kells is recommended for ages 8 and up.) Read a review here. Please RSVP to Canon Barrie with the names and ages of those attending. A suggested donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated!
Where There's a Will There's a Way

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 9:302:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall, registration requested

Please join Bishop Rickel and end-of-life and legacy planners from the diocese in a workshop focused on creating a legacy of love and hope. The work of attending to the details of pre-planning is a true gift to those you love and care about. It is a gift that also ensures that your wishes are known. Regardless of your age, assets, or marital status, this foundational seminar will help you. You will learn the basics of will planning and how to be sure that your wishes govern what will happen to your remains, your property, and your most valued possessions. 

Since the first Book of Common Prayer, Episcopalians have been encouraged to make a will to provide for their families and/or loved ones, and to make bequests for religious and charitable purposes. At the workshop, clergy members, attorneys, and financial planners will discuss the benefits of pre-planning. Register to attend using this link.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7–8 P.M., via Zoom

Last week, the Diocesan Standing Committee is announced that The Most Reverend Melissa Skelton has been called as Bishop Provisional following the departure of The Right Reverend Greg Rickel. The Standing Committee has set up a moderated Q&A session via Zoom on Wednesday, October 19, 7–8 p.m. Questions may be submitted via a form available here. Information about how to join the Zoom meeting will probably be available here. Contact the Standing Committee at: [email protected]
The Paradoxical Friendship of Grief and Joy

TWO WEDNESDAYS: OCTOBER 19 & 26, 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).

Facilitated by Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Grief and joy can seem like opposites—experiences of sadness and loss are profoundly different from those of happiness and delight. Yet, both grief and joy reveal our vulnerability and capacity to love; they both soften our hearts and make us aware of our dependence on God. In this two-week series, Canon Jennifer King Daugherty will explore the paradoxical kinship of grief and joy and how the wisdom and grace we gain from either experience deepens our understanding of the other—and our relationship with God. The Zoom link will be posted here when it is available.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7–8:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom

BBC journalist and author Matthew Teller will present his new book, Nine Quarters of Jerusalem, in person and online via Zoom, in a special Thursday night forum. This highly original “biography” of Jerusalem's Old City features the voices of its Palestinian and Jewish communities, but also spotlights its Indian and African populations, its Greek and Armenian and Syriac cultures, its down-trodden Dom Gypsy families, and its Sufi mystics. It discusses the sources of Jerusalem’s holiness and the ideas—often startlingly secular—that have shaped lives within its walls. It is an evocation of place through story, led by the voices of Jerusalemites. More information and the link to register for Zoom may be be found here.
co-sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

The 2022/23 season of the Saint Mark's Music Series kicks off with a landmark offering in the cathedral nave. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of César Franck (1822–1890), organists Adam Pajan and Joseph Arndt will offer his complete works for organ on the mighty Flentrop over the course of two consecutive evenings. Adam Pajan and Joseph Arndt are two of the world’s leading young organists. Pajan and Arndt will offer workshops for organists on the morning of Saturday, October 20. One ticket gives you admission to both concerts and the workshops. Tickets are now available for both in-person and livestream attendance here.

For more information about this concert and others coming up this season, please visit:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 3–5:30 P.M., meet at Trinity Parish on First Hill, registration required

In the fall of 2021 the 20s/30s Group from Saint Mark's gathered for a series of Sunday urban hikes inspired by the book Seattle Stairway Walks, and incorporating tours of different Episcopal parishes in the area. On October 23 this popular offering will return, with a tour of the "mother church" of the Diocese of Olympia, Trinity Parish on First Hill. After a brief presentation and tour from Dr. Lisa Graumlich, the group will explore the rapidly-transforming Seattle waterfront and downtown, finishing up with refreshments back at Trinity. Register here. Questions? Email Emily Meeks: [email protected]
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler Living Room 

Join for a conversation focused on questions about liturgy with Sacristan Michael Seewer and Fraser Reach. Dessert will be offered. Afterward, some may choose to go together to Compline.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 5:30–6:30 P.M., via Zoom only

Don't miss the next in the series of Climate Conversations presented by the Creation Care Ministry on November 1, when Penelope Jackson and Richard Hartung will present on the topic Investing With Your Values. Register for the Zoom link here.
Choral Evensong Observing The Feast of All Saints, with a Celebration of Bishop Greg & Marti Rickel

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Join in this special liturgy for the Feast of All Saints, during which we will also celebrate and give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Greg Rickel and his wife Marti in the Diocese of Olympia. An informal reception in the nave will follow the service.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022, 7–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via livestream

Join local religious leaders and fellow citizens who will gather in Seattle’s Saint Mark’s Cathedral at this unprecedented time. All are invited to join in this brief non-partisan interfaith service of hope, either in-person or via livestream. On the cusp of the exercise of our most essential civil right, we ask you to embrace this moment of contemplation and connection, as we affirm the principles that transcend our differences, and the common cause that will bind the wounds of this great nation. Learn more here.
Creation Care Monthly Ministry Meeting

THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 6:30 P.M., via Zoom only 

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you want to join others to take action? Do you want to help the Saint Mark's community do everything it can to reduce the effects of climate change? Consider being a part of the Saint Mark's Creation Care Ministry. We meet on the third Tuesday evening of every month to plan programing for educating ourselves and the community about climate change, caring for the Earth, and the connection to our faith. The next meeting is this coming Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom; Email Marjorie Ringness for the link: [email protected] And check out the Creation Care page on the Saint Mark's website for information about the work we're involved in.
Nominate Someone for Vestry or Convention Delegate!

Nominations for candidates for the Saint Mark’s Vestry and for Delegates to Diocesan Convention are now open for 2023. The Vestry is a group of laypeople elected by the parish who, along with the Rector, supervise and sustain the finances, facilities and grounds of the Cathedral. New members are needed both to serve on the Vestry and to act as delegates at next year's Diocesan Convention. Members of the Nominating Committee will be in the back of the nave each Sunday in October to answer questions and accept names of those interested. If you would like to nominate someone or would like more information about either of these important roles, please send an email to [email protected] or visit the Vestry page of the cathedral website. Thank you!
New SSC Director Seeks Apartment in Seattle

Luke Abdow begins work as Director of our Seattle Service Corps program this month and is seeking a place in Seattle. If you know of an apartment or backyard ADU that is available, please email him at: [email protected]
Saint Mark's Second Sunday Book Group Selection for November

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 12:30-2 P.M., Cathedral House Room 210 and online via Zoom.

The Second Sunday Book Group is reading Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia by Anne Garrels. Although written in 2016, Garrels' insights still help us understand today's Russia and why its people cling to Putin. She writes not about St. Petersburg or Moscow but about Putin Country, the heartland, where people are less educated, less sophisticated, and less wealthy than urban dwellers. They are also older and religious fundamentalists. Unchanged is the tight bond Putin has shrewdly formed with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church and the scapegoating of the West, especially America, for Russia's ills. Garrels also helps us understand how the Russian gloomy sense of fatalism and its high rate of governmental corruption and general alcoholism has poisoned Russian society. Garrels was fluent in Russian, lived in Russia as a foreign correspondent for many years, and knew the people well. A very insightful book. The Saint Mark's Book Group meets the second Sunday of odd-numbered months. Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deborah Brown to get the Zoom link.
Support Episcopal Relief and Development's Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Recently, communities in the Caribbean and southern United States have suffered from damaging flooding and winds, and power outages. Apart from creating barriers to communication and transportation, there have been significant financial impacts. Episcopal Relief & Development has already been providing relief to affected communities with food and needed supplies, and will continue to work with partners to assess needs and help them transition into recovery. Please pray for the people who have been affected—and if you’re able, rush a donation to our Hurricane Relief Fund today. ERD provides emergency and long-term support for those who are impacted so they can make full and sustained recoveries—as well as resources and training to help people prepare for the next disaster. Learn more about the Hurricane Fiona response here, Hurricane Ian response here, and make a donation at
The Return of Children's Chapel


Children's Chapel has returned in its familiar form during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. All children will be 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 the Gospel story in a developmentally appropriate telling, singing, and prayer. Parents are welcome to join their children. They return to their families in the nave at the Peace. Adults are needed to volunteer to assist with Children's Chapel on a rotating basis (safeguarding training certification required). If you are interested in participating in this way, or if you have any questions, please contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected]
Saint Mark's Seeks Part-Time Employees

Saint Mark's Cathedral is seeking applicants for part-time positions. See complete descriptions including salary ranges at

On-Call Event Assistant and Sound Technician - Assists facilities staff in setting up and running eight to ten events per year (eight hours of work per event), including sound system duties for some some events.

Music Series Manager - Organizes, publicizes, and manages night-of logistics for the cathedral's guest artist concert series and smaller recital events.

Please pass along this information and the webpage at to anyone you think may be interested.
2022 Diocesan Convention


The Diocesan Convention is held annually for clergy and lay delegates to conduct diocesan business. This includes electing individuals to offices and deputations, admitting worshiping communities as missions or parishes, and voting on resolutions. The bishop also gives an annual address. the 112th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, will occur October 21–22, 2022, in-person at the Hilton Seattle Airport (for those able to attend physically) and online via our virtual event platform (for those with medical vulnerabilities, disabilities, or other limitations that prevent them from attending in-person). The theme of this year's convention is Encountering Jesus in the Garden. Information and documents will be posted on the convention website:
Seattle Choral Company's 2022/23 Concert Season

The Seattle Choral Company (an Artist-in-Residence Choir of Saint Mark's*), led by their founding director, Freddie Coleman, is proud to announce their 41st concert season, which includes three choral events, two of which will be performed in the Saint Mark's Cathedral nave. The season opens with Follow the Star: The Ballad of the Brown King, on Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m. in the cathedral nave. This concert features the Seattle premiere of the Christmas cantata The Ballad of the Brown King by Margaret Bonds (19131972) with lyrics by Langston Hughes (19011967). Seasonal works by African-American composers Undine Smith Moore, Rosephanye Powell, Adolphus Hailstork, Nathaniel Dett, Florence Price, and Moses Hogan will round out this family holiday tradition. As always, a candlelit rendition of Silent Night concludes the concert.

The second concert in the season, titled The Fruit of Silence, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. at Saint Mark's, will feature John Rutter's Requiem, along with works by Bob Chilcott and Pēteris Vasks. The final offering of the season, This Shining Night: Music and Poetry for a Summer Evening, will be on Saturday, June 6, 2023, 8 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church, with works by Morten Lauridsen, Donald Skirvin, John Corigliano, and Philip Glass. For more information and ticket links, visit (*Saint Mark's Artist-in-Residence Choirs use the cathedral for their concerts and also provide music at one or two Sunday worship services during the summer.)
Seattle Weaver's Guild Annual Sale

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: 10 A.M.–8 P.M.

in Bloedel Hall

The sale showcases one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, including towels, rugs, blankets, tapestries, wall hangings, sculptural baskets, handmade cards, accessories for pets, children’s items, hats, bags, jackets, scarves, wraps, exquisite jewelry, liturgical weaving, and handspun and hand-dyed yarns along with weaving and spinning tools. Tell your friends and spread the word in your guilds. More information here.

The funeral of J.J. Henke will be offered
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, at 2 P.M., in Thomsen Chapel

The funeral of Alice Jean Lewis will be offered
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, time TBA, in the cathedral nave
Sunday, October 16, 2022:
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

Read the Scriptures appointed for this Sunday here.

Jeremiah 31:27–34
Psalm 119:97–104
2 Timothy 3:14–4:5
Luke 18:1–8
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

O God of Bethel, by whose hand  [Hymn #709]
Jesus, our mighty Lord [Hymn #478]

Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, Prelude in E-flat Major
Vincent Lübeck, Präludium in E Major, LubWV 7
in-person only
Presider:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

O God of Bethel, by whose hand  [Hymn #709]
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God [Hymn #711]
Jesus, our mighty Lord [Hymn #478]

Arr. Carlton Young, Be thou my vision

Felix Mendelssohn, Adagio, from Sonata No. 1
Vincent Lübeck, Präludium in E Major, LubWV 7
in-person & livestreamed
Presider:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

O God of Bethel, by whose hand  [Hymn #709]
By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered [Hymn #695]
Jesus, our mighty Lord [Hymn #478]

Arthur Henry Biggs, Day by day
Herbert Howells, Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus from the Communion Service for King's College Cambridge (Collegium Regale)
Anton Bruckner, Os justi

C.M. Widor, Adagio from Symphony No. 4
Vincent Lübeck, Präludium in E Major, LubWV 7
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Musician: Charles Coldwell
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.

Thomas Tallis, Maker of all things, God most high
Peter R. Hallock, Psalm 121
Philip Moore, Nunc dimittis from First Fauxbourdon Service
Ernest Walker, I will lift up mine eyes
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. Next offering: NOVEMBER 6

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. 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. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may 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.

The prayer list is now also available in printed form in the back of the nave.
Weekday Prayer Services

Daily Evening Prayer meets in person at 6 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel on Wednesday only, and is offered online via zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday.

Morning Prayer is offered on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. This service will be hybrid—in person in Leffler House AND online via Zoom—on the first Wednesday of the month only, Sept–Dec. 2022. Next in-person service: OCTOBER 5. The service remains Zoom-only on other Wednesdays.

Thursday Morning: At 7 a.m. on on the first and third Thursdays of the month only, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel. On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered at 7 a.m. instead.
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 all the Coast Salish tribes. [Learn more]
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