Sunday, August 7, 2022:
The Ninth 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

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 photo of last Sunday's altar flowers by Kevin Johnson.

New Contemplative Eucharist
7 p.m. Sunday in Thomsen Chapel

available in print and online

My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song

Save the date: September 9

The cathedral's Theologian-in-Residence presents an all-day workshop on a towering biblical figure
Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy This Sunday

THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 (AND THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave.

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. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!
A New 7 p.m. Sunday Evening Liturgy

Beginning this Sunday evening, August 7, the 7 p.m. Sunday Evening Contemplative Eucharist is being refreshed with a new order of service. All are invited to try out this unique-yet-familiar worship experience, every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel, a service of candlelight, stillness, prayer, meditative music, and the holy meal of the Eucharist. The updated liturgy has been crafted with the intention to provide a moment of beauty, refreshment, and peace as evening falls.

In addition, Sacristan Michael Seewer is hoping to recruit new chalice bearers to assist at this service once a month or so. Reach out to Michael at [email protected] if you are a chalice bearer who would be interested in serving in this critical role. 
Mary Magdalene—A Tower of Lineage

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 9:30 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom; registration required.

A Saturday gathering led by The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

Mary Magdalene has rightly been called “the Apostle to the Apostles” because of her important witness to the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus. However, few people today truly understand the sheer magnitude of her contribution to the Jesus movement itself. Recent scholarship counts her as one of the shapers of many of the rites and rituals of Christianity thanks to her deep firsthand knowledge of Jesus’ healing ministry. Indeed, she is often called “The Magdala” or “The Tower” by those who understand her to be the lineage-bearer of some of Jesus’s most important teachings on healing, anointing, exorcism, and giving witness.

Join this engaging workshop, in which The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian-in-Residence will share some of the latest research on Mary Magdalene’s lasting impact and engage in spiritual healing practices based on her towering lineage.

Fee $35, includes light lunch and snacks (scholarships available). Pre-registration required.

NOTE: Dr. Raining will also offer a guest sermon at the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, August 21. Her final offering will be a workshop on "Liturgy and Intersectionality" on Saturday, November 12—see to learn more.
2os/30s Group Mariners Game Outing


Save the date to join a group of 20s/30s for Friday night baseball, as the Seattle Mariners play the Atlanta Braves. More details to come. Ticket price: $10. For more information, or to reserve your ticket, email Emily: [email protected]
Saint Mark's Book Group Selection for September: My Old Kentucky Home


Saint Mark's Book Group is reading My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song (2022) Emily Bingham. From its enormous success in 1853, Bingham traces this song about a slave being sold downriver to a cruel future to its transformation into a celebration of happy plantation life. The reception and interpretation reveals a nation's disconnect between history and warped illusion. "Stephen Foster," writes Bingham, "gave its victim a voice that sings pain into nostalgia. Millions and millions of people have sung along." Bingham describes herself as a "privileged white Kentuckian" descended from people who owned people." Her family name in Kentucky was a synonym for "liberal," yet she had her own awakening about her state's home song. She says this book is her attempt to scrub the song of decades of nostalgia and confront what is underneath. Because the annual homecoming event at Saint Mark's is held on the second Sunday in September, the group has moved its event to one week later for this month only. Contact Pearl McElheran at [email protected].
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 7:30-8 P.M. (immediately following cathedral yoga), cathedral nave

On the third Monday of each month, Cathedral Yoga will host a 30-minute sound bath/aural meditation by Black Moon Company, a Seattle musician and Reiki practitioner, immediately following the yoga class from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

You are welcome to attend the Sound Bath without participating in the yoga class. Check out samples of Black Moon Company's work here.
The Creation Care Ministry will have its monthly ministry meeting on August 16 when we will have a rare in-person gathering to celebrate the work of this ministry and have a chance to get to know each other better outside of our Zoom screens!
FINAL WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 24, 5 P.M.–8 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds.

August 24 is your last chance to experience Eat Play Love 2022 —an evening of great food, poetry, art, games, singing, prayer, and community, around the theme of "Water of Life." This final meeting will have an abundance of activities focused of the bible story of Jesus and the Woman at the Well.

To participate, complete the registration form here, then submit your payment according to the instructions on the form. Alternatively, you may pay at the door, but please register in advance if you are able, even if you plan to pay at the door.

Fee, when paid in advance: $10 per person/per night, maximum of $90 per family. Inability to pay should not be a barrier to participation; email Canon Barrie with questions: [email protected]

Saint Mark's 20s/30s Group, let’s take a day trip to Bainbridge Island! We will take a tour of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with a break for coffee and conversation. Next, we’ll visit the Japanese Exclusion Memorial to reflect and remember those forced to leave their homes for incarceration camps. We’ll enjoy lunch at the home of John Simmons and Scott Hulet with the option for exploring a trail to the Halls Hill labyrinth, Blakely Harbor, and a historic cemetery.

For those wanting to carpool, we will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Saint Mark’s. RSVP (encouraged but not required) to Emily: [email protected]
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 4 P.M., hosted by the Gavin Family in Lynnwood

Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners are taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. August's gathering will be hosted by the Gavin family—Neil, Sonjia, Alex, and Eli—at their home in Lynnwood. Canon Rosario-Cruz will preside.

RSVP by emailing Canon Barrie: [email protected]

Please join the Creation Care Ministry for the next in the series of Climate Conversations, when the topic will be What You Can Do About Carbon Tracking, a discussion around the resource, which the the whole community of Saint Mark's is encouraged to use. These conversations are focused on practical things individuals can do about this global crises.

Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions: [email protected]

Education for Ministry (EfM) Registration Now Open

Information table in the back of the nave: THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 7, following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services

Education for Ministry (EfM) registration is now open for 2022-23! Are you interested in a deeper study of scripture, reflecting on its meaning for your life? This four-year program has been active at Saint Mark’s for decades and has enriched the lives of many in this community. This year classes will be offered on Monday morning and evening. An information table will be available after both the 9:00 and 11:00 services on July 17 and August 7. Email communication with mentors is fine too: contact Julia Logan for the morning class at [email protected] or Tom Hayton at [email protected] or Wayne Duncan at [email protected] for the evening class.
Update from Meals with Tent City 3—Expanding Opportunities and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner


On Sunday night, July 31, the Tent City Meals ministry enjoyed sharing their 7th Sunday night dinner with our Tent City guests. Our fine chefs and volunteers Christopher Breunig, Courtney Van Stolk, Janelle Walhout, Keiko Maruyama, and Mark Stumpf made the evening a hit by serving chicken teriyaki stir fry with rice, braised vegetables, and (as always) ice cream sundaes. Check out more photos and reports from previous weeks here! 

Meanwhile, in a new outreach initiative, the Meals Ministry agreed to provide four on-site lunches in August to 30–40 of our homeless friends at Immanuel Lutheran Church until their new cook arrives. Immanuel is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, one block from the REI main store and perhaps two miles from Saint Marks. It offers holistic help to homeless folks through providing meals, a food bank, hygiene services (showers), and addiction counseling. Its logo, appropriately, is: "Building Relationships, Nurturing Community.” Co-coordinators Chris Rigos and Maris Olsen note that Immanuel seeks volunteers for its Grocery Rescue operation and Food Bank. They will report back to Saint Marks about possibilities for helping out at Immanuel.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The Ministry Steering Committee is pleased to announce a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on September 11 (following the departure of Tent City) for the volunteers who have served or will serve at the upcoming six dinners. No Saint Mark’s funds will be used for this “Thank You” to our volunteers. More information will be provided as we get closer to September 11. For any questions, please contact Chris Rigos at [email protected] or Maris Olsen at [email protected]
The Rubric: New Issue

The most recent issue of The Rubric was recently mailed out. In continual publication since 1890, each issue of The Rubric tells the story of who we are as a community. The new issue contains a reflection on the Ordination by a professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, a reflection by Canon Daugherty on sacred travel, voices of members of the 20s/30s community, stories of joining the cathedral community during the pandemic closure, and more. Pick up a copy in the narthex or in the office entryway, or read online here.
Join the Service Corps Welcome Wagon!

The 2022–23 Seattle Service Corps cohort arrives Saturday, August 27, and help is needed to make them feel welcomed and at home. If you would like to help next month as we put the finishing touches on their living space at Leffler House, or if you would like to be part of providing some homey hospitality throughout the year, especially around the holidays, please email Canon Barrie: [email protected]
Saint Mark’s Community Meal Delivery

Would you like to be part of a new endeavor to provide and/or deliver meals to parishioners with a new baby or who are recovering from illness or surgery? Canon Wendy Claire Barrie is gathering names and contact information from folks who are willing, and she will then let you know specifics (who, what, where) when the need arises. We have two families with new babies right now who would be the first to benefit from this coordinated effort!

A homemade meal is wonderful, but so is a Trader Joe's run or a GrubHub gift card. If this is something you can help organize, or if you'd like to sign up to provide food now or in the future, please contact Canon Barrie at [email protected]
Forward Day by Day Now Available

Forward Day by Day is a daily devotional published quarterly by Forward Movement, containing scripture, refelcti0ns, and prompts to prayer for each day of the year. For many years at Saint Mark's issues were made available (in both pocket-size and large-print version) to anyone who wanted one, in the rear of the nave. At this time there is no longer a place for them in the nave, so the new issue (covering August, September, and October 2022), 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.
Welcome Organists Paul Mitchell and Cara Peterson

While the Saint Mark's music staff is on pilgrimage in England with the Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir, two eminent organists will be covering the Sunday morning services from July 31 through August 14. Paul Mitchell will serve as guest organist for the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Eucharists. Cara Peterson, longtime member of Saint Mark’s and the cathedral’s musical ministries, will be the organist for the 8 a.m. Eucharist during this period.

Paul Mitchell is originally from Vancouver, Canada, where he studied music and organ at the University of British Columbia under Frederick Geoghegan, with then Cathedral Organist Patrick Wedd, and later under David Schaub at Western Washington University. After a short stint in Southern California, Paul relocated to Seattle, where he was Organist and Choir Director for 33 years at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. There, he had the opportunity to oversee the installation of a new organ by Paul Fritts in 1999. Paul also spent 30 years at Microsoft in a variety of roles, most recently focused on Internet governance. He retired last year and is now Chair of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group focused on issues of digital equity. He and his family are active at Epiphany Parish in Seattle.

Cara Peterson began attending Saint Mark's in 2003, and was confirmed here in 2007. She has been a member of the Saint Mark's Cathedral Choir for more than 10 years. Cara graduated with a degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College in New Jersey in 2012, and earned her Master's Degree in Organ Performance at the University of Washington under Carole Terry in 2015. Also in 2015, she made a research trip to Germany and the Netherlands, which included researching the creation of the cathedral's organ in the archives of the Flentrop Orgelbouw.

Welcome to Paul, and gratitude to Paul and Cara for their contributions in the coming weeks!

The funeral of Philip Bayne will be offered

The funeral of Sue Yunker-Jones will be offered

The funeral of J.J. Henke will be offered
Sunday, August 7, 2022:
The Ninth 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.

Isaiah 1:1, 10–20
Psalm 50:1-8, 23–24
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8–16
Luke 12:32–40
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee [Hymn #376]
How firm a foundation [Hymn #637]

Felix Mendelssohn. Prelude in G major
François Couperin, Dialogue sur la Trompette, from Mass for the Convents
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee [Hymn #376]
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove [Hymn #510]
What does the Lord require? [Hymn #605]

Healey Willan, Chorale Prelude on a melody by Orlando Gibbons
Healey Willan, Finale Jubilante
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty 

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee [Hymn #376]
How wondrous and great thy works, God of praise! [Hymn #533]
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove [Hymn #510]
What does the Lord require? [Hymn #605]

Healey Willan, Chorale Prelude on a melody by Orlando Gibbons
Healey Willan, Finale Jubilante
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

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.

Peter Hallock, Psalm 33
William Mundy, Sive vigilam
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 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 (note the new day and new time!), and is offered online via zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday.

Morning Prayer on is offered online via Zoom Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.

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.
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