FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022:
The Second 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 by Kevin Johnson of the pinwheels created during the 2019 Eat, Play, Love! community event. Eat, Play, Love 2022 begins this week.

Celebrated on Sunday & Monday, June 19 & 20

A few volunteer slots remain

Begins this Wednesday

A special offering for the American Guild of Organists National Conference


Juneteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of African-American slavery, falls this year on a Sunday. It will be acknowledged in all our liturgies this weekend. All are invited to attend the Juneteenth celebration at Othello Playground on Sunday (see below).

One year ago, in 2021, it was made a federal holiday, which is observed the following Monday. The cathedral offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of this holiday. (Evening Prayer is cancelled that day; Cathedral Yoga and 12-step meetings will occur as usual.)

Canon Wendy Claire Barrie has written this post on her personal blog, in which she invites us to to use the holiday as an opportunity to work with intention against racism in our communities and in ourselves. She presents numerous relevant resources for all ages, including a link to The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson's powerful Juneteenth sermon offered at Saint Mark's last year.
Meal Sharing with Tent City 3 Begins This Sunday

SUNDAY EVENINGS STARTING JUNE 19, Bloedel Hall, signup requested

On Sunday, June 19 co-coordinators Chris Rigos and Maris Olsen and several volunteers will be beginning twelve weeks of Sunday night dinners for our Tent City 3 guests! Thank you all for your understanding and patience, as we together launch what should be an exciting and transformative experience. Chris and Maris will keep you posted as to how the Sundays unfold, to celebrate our work and our volunteers. At this time almost all the volunteer slots for the first five Sundays have been filled. We will open volunteer registration for the remaining seven Sundays in the coming weeks—please watch this space! We will continue to use this SignUpGenius page to register to volunteer, so everyone gets a fair chance to participate. Thank you all for your support!
Organ by Night

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, (and the third Sunday of each month), 10 P.M. (immediately following Compline)

David Boeckh will offer this month’s Organ by Night following Compline this Sunday, June 19. A native of Seattle, David just received his Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, and is the newly appointed Associate Organist of Saint James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago. As a high school student, David took organ lessons from Mel Butler, Saint Mark's Canon Musician Emeritus. David will perform music of Rolande Falcinelli, Gerre Hancock, and Charles Tournemire. 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. 
Eat, Play, Love! — First Evening This Wednesday

THREE WEDNESDAYS: JUNE 22, JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds. Registration requested. Fee: $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

Eat, Play, Love! (Not Your Average Bible Study) is an opportunity for all ages to come together, enjoy a delicious dinner, then participate in a variety of creative and reflective activities, including the option to attend in-person Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. This year, we will explore the theme "Water of Life" through three scripture stories: Creation, the Baptism of Christ, and The Woman at the Well.

On the first evening, Wednesday, June 22, 5–8 p.m., we'll hear and reflect on a variety of translations and adaptations of the Creation story, explore why all water is holy water, take a water walk from the font through the cathedral and the grounds, make a body percussion rainstorm, and use water to play and paint and predict and pray. We will conclude together with a brief service of Compline in the cathedral nave.

Registration in advance is important so that we can plan meals and activities. An accurate count means less wasted food! To participate, complete the registration form here, then submit your payment using The fee, when paid in advance, is $10 per person/per night, maximum of $90 per family. Inability to pay should not be a barrier to participation; email Canon Barrie for a scholarship: [email protected]. Alternatively, you may pay at the door, at the rate of $12 per person, but please still register in advance if you are able, even if you plan to pay at the door.

A REQUEST: We need clean glass jars of different sizes for the activities. If you have any to donate, please drop them off at the cathedral at your convenience. Also, we would love to borrow a toddler's water table.
"O" Antiphons in July? Yes, twice, with organ concerts to follow!

TUESDAY, JULY 5, and WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave (not livestreamed)

Saint Mark's Cathedral will offer its beloved "O" Antiphons Advent Procession with Carols on two consecutive nights (July 5 & 6) for the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, hosted by the Seattle Chapter of the AGO this July 4–7. The general public is invited. In addition to the music sung in the "O" Antiphons liturgy last Advent, these offerings of the liturgy will include the world premiere of "O Clavis David," an anthem for choir and organ by local composer William White, commissioned by the AGO especially for this occasion. The prelude to the liturgy, beginning approximately 7:20 p.m., will be offered by the winner of the National Young Artist Competition in Organ. (Watch this space in future weeks for more information about this competition.)

On both nights, following the liturgy, Canadian organist Isabelle Demers will play a 45-minute concert on the Flentrop organ. Born in Québec and a graduate of Juilliard, Dr. Demers is the newly-appointed Associate Professor of Organ at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. She is admired internationally for her “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review).
FINAL DISCUSSION, THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 12:30–2 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom, registration required

The series of discussions of The Church Cracked Open, led by Canon Rosario-Cruz, have been provocative and nuanced. You are welcome to join even if you missed the earlier meetings. The final session, on June 19, will return to its 12:30 p.m. start time, and address chapters 7–8 and the conclusion.

In the book, 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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 11 A.M.–6 P.M., Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle; registration requested

This Juneteenth celebration will have community organizations and resources, as well as a vendor marketplace, free activities, youth-led activities, food, music, COVID vaccines, and much more, Click here to learn more and register to attend.
TWO MORE MONDAYS: JUNE 20 & JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom

How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? This summer, The 20s/30s Group will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together. The series began on June 6, but you are welcome to join even if you missed the first meeting. If you are interested in participating, please email Adam Conley: [email protected] or Emily Meeks: [email protected]
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 7:30-8 P.M. (right after Cathedral Yoga), nave

In April, Cathedral Yoga hosted 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. The response from participants was overwhelming, with many finding the intense quality of the experience difficult to put into words.

We are delighted to announce that this will now be a regular monthly offering, on the third Monday of each month, beginning on June 20. You are welcome to attend the Sound Bath without participating in the yoga class. Check out samples of Black Moon Company's work here.
NEXT OFFERING: SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 P.M., hosted by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, near Bellevue

Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. June's offering will be hosted by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, just over the 520 bridge from the Cathedral.

Other Saturday afternoon gatherings will be offered on July 30 (hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill), August 27 (TBA), September 24 (hosted by Rachel & Russ Crosbie in West Seattle), and October 22 (TBA).

To RSVP, or to sign up to host one in your neighborhood in the coming months, please email Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected] 
Saint Mark's at Capitol Hill PrideFest

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M.–8 P.M.

PrideFest is Back... and so is the Saint Mark's booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark's and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks looking for a spiritual connection. To sign up, contact The Rev. Eliacín Rosario Cruz: [email protected] or Deacon Earl Grout: [email protected]

(In addition, the Diocese of Olympia invites everyone to march with the Episcopal Church contingent in the Seattle Pride Parade on the following day, Sunday, June 26. Learn more and register to particpate here.)
20s/30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Join with the 20s/30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26th at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). We'll talk with Father Andriy Matlak about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can be allies to the people of Ukraine in this challenging moment. RSVP to Michael Perera at [email protected]
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 7:30 P.M.

On the second Monday of the month, join for a brief (15 minute) liturgy over the phone. On the fourth Monday of each month we’ll also meet in-person (call-in option still available). During the summer months (June–August) the in-person liturgy will be offered outdoors on the labyrinth, with time following for conversation and refreshments. (Rain location: Leffler run room.) Learn more and see the order of service here. Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 6:30 P.M., cathedral nave and livestreamed

God willing and the people consenting, Bishop Rickel will ordain Saint Mark's curate, The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker, to the priesthood on Wednesday evening, June 29. All are welcome to attend, in person or via livestream.

Please join the Creation Care Ministry for July's Climate Conversation, when the topic will be What You Can Do About Energy, with Richard Hartung and Richard Wesley.

Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions: [email protected]
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 9:30 A.M.–1 P.M., at All Pilgrims Church, Broadway E. & Republican St. (about half a mile from Saint Mark's)

The Rev. Emily Austin is looking for volunteers to prepare and serve meals at Community Lunch, a service that provides free meals and survival services to hundreds of homeless and low-income people of Seattle at the facilities of All Pilgrim's church, our neighbors on Capitol Hill.

Learn more about Community Lunch here, and contact Deacon Emily to get involved: [email protected]
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022, 12:30–2 P.M., in person in Room 210, and online via Zoom

For its July meeting, Saint Mark's Second Sunday Book Group is reading Migrations, (2020) by Australian writer Charlotte McConaghy. It's an adventure story set in the perhaps not too distant future, in a world where almost all wildlife has been destroyed by climate change and human greed. It is also the story of a personal quest for belonging, an elegiac story of personal and global disaster. Learn more here.

Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deborah Brown to get the Zoom link.
Views from the Men's Retreat

Last weekend's Men's Retreat at St Andrew's House, led by Dean Thomason, was a meaningful and restorative experience for all involved. Dean Steve provided this photo of the participants, as well as a glimpse of the stunning setting on Hood Canal.
A Newsletter from the Seattle Service Corps

As their year at Saint Mark's nears its end, the members of the 2021/22 cohort of the Seattle Service Corps produced a newsletter to report on what they've been up to. Check it out here.
Coast Salish Art by Peter Boome: Extended through July 10 

The Visual Arts Ministry exhibition in the nave, Coast Salish Art By Peter Boome, will remain on view through July 10. A small group of parishioners is interested in purchasing “Birds of a Feather”—the largest canvas in the show, pictured here—as a gift to Saint Mark’s. If you’d like to learn more and/or contribute to this gift, please contact Deborah Brown at [email protected]
Resources for Responding to Gun Violence

A collection of links, references, and recommendations have been gathered on the cathedral website here, including a voter guide and instructions for contacting elected officials, advice for talking with children, and more. This page will be updated with additional resources in the coming weeks.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Lent 2023

MARCH 3–13, 2023

Co-leaders: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason and the Rev. Katherine Sedwick

You are invited to join Dean Thomason and The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Issaquah, as they co-lead a Lenten pilgrimage. There is space for 30 pilgrims who will stay seaside in Galilee, in Bethlehem, and within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The shape of this 11-day trip is contemplative and communal, drawing on the ancient wisdom of generations of Christians who have held the rhythms of worship, prayer, and life in community in this Holy Land. We also will engage people who call this special place home while exploring the realities of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. For more information, click here or contact Dean Thomason. Limited scholarship assistance is available. 
Gathering Ground Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 7–9 p.m., on the outdoor labyrinth and front lawn

Saint Mark's hosts this outdoor Solstice offering from Gathering Ground, a diverse spiritual community based in University Heights. There will be multiple labyrinths available in addition to the cathedral's permanent one. Show up any time between 7 and 9 p.m. You may RSVP if you wish, or simply show up.  Please plan to mask while walking labyrinths or waiting in line. Learn more and find the link to register here.
Rise Up: A Solstice Liturgy from St Luke's, Renton

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 5–6:15 p.m., at St. Luke's, 99 Wells Ave S, Renton

St Luke's, Renton, presents unique seasonal liturgies each solstice and equinox. The upcoming liturgy for the Summer Solstice & Juneteenth will featuring award-winning gospel singer Elnah Jordan, and a local, star-studded band including former Saint Mark's Cathedral Canon Precentor Mel Butler. After the liturgy of poetry and song, the gathering will spill outdoors for a regular hootenanny, with beverages, live bluegrass, and collective effervescence. Bring your dad for Father’s Day! Learn more here.

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, June 19, 2022:
The Second 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.

1 Kings 19:1–15a
Psalm 43
Galatians 3:23–29
Luke 8:26–39
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

O for a thousand tongues to sing [Hymn #493]
In Christ there is no East or West [Hymn #529]

C. Hubert H. Parry, Meditation on "Martyrdom"
Fela Sowande, Jubilate
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty 

In Christ there is no East or West [Hymn #529]
Let us break bread together [Hymn #325]
As longs the deer for cooling streams [Hymn #658]
There is a balm in Gilead [Hymn #676]
Battle Hymn of the Republic [LEVAS II #226]

C. Hubert H. Parry, Meditation on "Martyrdom"
Florence Price, Offertory
Fela Sowande, Jubilate
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty 

In Christ there is no East or West [Hymn #529]
Let us break bread together [Hymn #325]
As longs the deer for cooling streams [Hymn #658]
There is a balm in Gilead [Hymn #676]
Battle Hymn of the Republic [LEVAS II #226]

C. Hubert H. Parry, Meditation on "Martyrdom"
Florence Price, Offertory
Fela Sowande, Jubilate
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Musician: Rebekah Gilmore
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.

Kevin Siegfried, Phos hilaron
Peter R. Hallock, Psalm 22:22-30
Kevin Siegfried, Te lucis ante terminum
Dana Marsh, Nunc dimittis
arr. Jeff Junkinsmith, There is a balm in Gilead

Organ by Night follows compline this Sunday, presented by David Boekh (see above).
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: JULY 3

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.

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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