Sunday, January 2, 2022:
The Second Sunday of Christmas

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

4:30 p.m.Choral Evensong
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 the outdoor labyrinth in the snow by Greg Bloch.

Labyrinth Walk and Midnight Eucharist will not be offered

This Sunday, January 2

Radix 7 launches on January 23

At the Shabbat service, Friday, January 7
New Year's Eve Labyrinth Event CANCELED

Due to the current state of both the weather and the pandemic, the New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk with Midnight Eucharist, originally scheduled for this evening, has been canceled. Please use caution and stay safe tonight!

As a reminder, it is the cathedral's policy that Sunday worship services (including morning Eucharist and Compline) and cathedral liturgies on major feast days are never canceled—those who can make it to the cathedral safely form the in-person congregation, and the services are livestreamed (subject to staff availability). Other cathedral offerings besides Sunday liturgies may be canceled. Watch for updates.
Newcomer's Coffee with Clergy

THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 12 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month

A special virtual coffee hour for newcomers, visitors, or anyone with questions about Saint Mark's is offered over Zoom each month. Find the link to join here. Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested!
Choral Evensong on the Ninth Evening of Christmas

THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 4:30 P.M., in person and livestreamed

On the eve of the first full work week of 2022, come raise your voice with the Evensong Choir in gentle prayers and songs of Christmastide. The choir will offer canticles by Healey Willan, and all will join in hymns including Once in royal David's city. The anthem will be the moving Appalachian carol I Wonder as I Wander, as arranged by British composer Richard Shephard, who died earlier this year.
Dean Thomason to preach at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Friday, January 7

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 6–7 P.M., 1441 16th Ave. on Capitol Hill

Rabbi Daniel Weiner has invited Dean Thomason to be guest preacher at Temple De Hirsch Sinai's Friday Shabbat service, which is open to in-person attendance as well as available via livestream. All are welcome to join. (Rabbi Weiner will preach at Saint Mark's on Sunday, January 30, at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.)
Baptisms on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, January 9

NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022, at the 9 & 11 a.m. services

Our next baptismal feast is January 9, and Baptism will be offered that day at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. If you are interested in learning more, please email the Canon for Intergenerational Ministries, Wendy Claire Barrie, at [email protected], or speak to one of the clergy as soon as possible. Other baptismal dates for 2022 include: April 16 (Easter Vigil), June 5 (Pentecost), and November 6 (All Saints’ Sunday).
THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022, 6:30–8 P.M.

Come together in the cathedral nave on January 5 for a brief rite to bid farewell to Christmastide and to usher in the Season of Epiphany. Then, we’ll have a bonfire of the Christmas greens in the lower parking lot, followed by hot drinks and festive snacks for all. Portions of this event will be livestreamed.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 1 P.M., Cathedral House 210 or via Zoom

 The Second Sunday Book Group's selection for January is See No Stranger by Sikh activist, attorney, feminist, film maker, and author Valarie Kaur, which is a practical guide for healing ourselves and changing the world—a synthesis of the wisdom of sages and faith traditions, as well as a personal and communal story.

To join by Zoom, email Deborah.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022, 7:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room

“How do you experience God in darkness and in light?” We’ll start off 2022 exploring this question with a conversation facilitated by Seyi Akanni. Gather for dessert from 7:30–8 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? Email Seyi Akanni ([email protected]).
Flentrop Organ Concert

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 7:30 P.M., tickets required for both in-person and livestream attendance

The next offering on the Saint Mark's Music Series will be a recital on the Flentrop by our own Canon Kleinschmidt and John Stuntebeck, presenting works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Nicolas de Grigny, Rachel Laurin, David Hurd, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Oklahoma-based composer, Rebecca Groom Te Velde.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall OR online via Zoom, 
registration required

The visit to Saint Mark's of the Bishop of Indianapolis, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, will include a workshop for clergy, a Saturday gathering to which all are invited, Sunday morning preaching, and a "Friends Talking" forum with Dean Thomason.

The all-day workshop on Saturday, January 15, titled Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal, will explore the resources of our faith tradition for grounded and connected life and ministry for all of God’s people. Registration is required for both in-person and online participation; find the registration form at this link.

PLEASE NOTE:  For this all-day event, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test (professionally-administered PCR test in the previous 72 hours) will be checked at the entrance. Those without proof of vaccination or negative test will not be admitted. Masks must be worn at all times while indoors.
Seattle MLK Jr. Rally & March


Grab your walking shoes and join us at the 2022 MLK Jr Rally and March in Seattle on Monday, January 17. 2022 will mark the 39th year of the event honoring Dr. King's legacy. Stay tuned for more information soon. Contact Eliacín at [email protected] if you are interested in this event.
Small Group Ministry Returns!
Radix 7: Doing Justice, Loving Mercy


SMALL GROUPS BEGIN TO MEET: WEEK OF JANUARY 24, and meet once a week for six weeks. All groups will meet online via Zoom only. Submit the online form to join a small group. Deadline to register: Monday, January 17.

The Radix Project: Small Groups/Deep Roots, an opportunity to gather in small groups to study, pray, and share together, has now been offered three times a year—in the winter, spring, and fall—since January of 2020. The offering is returning to an online-only format for its seventh iteration, starting in late January. New groups are formed for each series, so if you have not participated in the past, please consider signing up! Many community members have found it to be a profound and life-giving experience.

The theme for this series is Doing Justice, Loving Mercy—stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. The series launches with an opening plenary presentation on Sunday evening, January 23, to which all are invited whether or not they intend to participate in group meetings. To join a small group, please submit the online form here before the deadline of Monday, January 17.
Women's Retreat at Camp Casey: New Dates

UPDATE! NEW DATES: APRIL 29–MAY 1, 2022, at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island

After being postponed in both 2020 and 2021, the Women's Retreat is, at this time, still going ahead in Spring 2022. However, the dates have moved slightly earlier than originally announced—it will now occur Friday evening, April 29 through Sunday afternoon, May 1. Learn more, including cost, deadlines, and how to register, here. (Note: at this time, the Men's Retreat is still planned for its original dates, June 10–12, 2022.)
Seattle Service Corps Now Recruiting for 2022/23

Do you know a young person who might be interested in spending a year living in intentional Christian community and working in a community non-profit? Are YOU such a young person? If so, consider a service year with the Seattle Service Corps. Applications for the 2022/23 SSC program are now open. Click here to learn more and see the application.

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. Don't hesitate to contact Seattle Service Corps Director Adam Conley with any questions you may have, as you discern whether a year with the Service Corps is right for you: [email protected]
Mission: JOY


Join Meaningful Movies Project offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia for deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY, an online screening of the documentary featuring dear friends, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. Learn more here.
Sunday, January 2, 2022:
The Second Sunday of Christmas

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Hymns: Angels from the realms of Glory [Hymn #93]
The first Nowell [Hymn #109]

Organ: Philip Moore, Prelude on Irby
Louis-Claude Daquin, Noël XII: Grand Jeu et Duo
in-person only

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

Presider, 9 a.m.: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Presider, 11 a.m.: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King-Daugherty
Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:7–14
Psalm 84
Ephesians 1:3–6, 15–19a
Matthew 2:13–15, 19–23

9 a.m. & 11 a.m.: What star is this, with beams so bright [Hymn #124]
Angels we have heard on high [Hymn #96]
The first Nowell [Hymn #109]
9 a.m.: Angels from the realms of glory [Hymn #93]
Away in a manger [Hymn #101]
11 a.m.: Duérmete, Niño lindo [Hymn #113]
Come with us, O blessed Jesus [Hymn #336]

9 a.m.: Benjamin Britten, A New Year Carol from Friday Afternoons (solo by Rebekah Gilmore)
11 a.m.: Hans Leo Hassler, Verbum caro factum est

9 a.m.: David Hurd, Meditation on Divinum mysterium
11 a.m.: David Hurd, Meditation on Te Deum, verse 8
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.: Louis-Claude Daquin, Noël XII: Grand Jeu et Duo
Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

Musician: Charles Coldwell
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.

Highlights: arr. Peter Hallock, Puer nobis nascitur
Hallock, Psalm 84
Holst, arr. Mack Wilberg, In the bleak midwinter
Sunday School Reminder

Please note that Sunday School will not meet on Sunday, January 2. Stay tuned for updates next week!
Click here to read the most recent issue of the 20s/30s Group newsletter.
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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