FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2022:
The Second Sunday in Lent
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
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: The "living arrangement" of orchids and other plants, created by Flower Ministry leader Beatrix Roehmheld Hamm, will adorn the altar platform throughout Lent. Photo by Kevin Johnson.

COVID next steps

TONIGHT! from Saint Mark's Music Series

Sunday forum by Rev. Stahlecker

Hunger Offering This Sunday
The return of a special monthly collection

Video of Part 1 and material to prepare for Part 2 now available

Help our Capitol Hill neighbors

A new liturgical offering, April 5
Daylight Savings begins this Sunday, March 13.

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour!
Cathedral Mask Requirement is Lifted in Most Circumstances Starting This Sunday

Earlier this week Dean Thomason sent a message to community announcing that masks will no longer be required inside the cathedral buildings in most circumstances. There are significant caveats however. The "Distanced Section" will continued to be enforced in the cathedral nave, where all will remain masked and distanced from others. You are more than welcome to continue wearing a mask for any reason. You may always ask cathedral staff and other community members to wear masks when meeting with you. Our primary concern is that all feel welcome and safe. For more details, watch the Dean's video message above, or see the written version here.
TONIGHT!—Northwest Art Song: “Heaven and Earth”

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 7:30 P.M., cathedral nave. Tickets required for in-person or livestream attendance. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Northwest Art Song presents a program of music by Arwen Myers, soprano, and Susan McDaniel, piano, on secular themes by Herbert Howells and Ralph Vaughan Williams, both giants in the Anglican church music repertoire, and music on sacred themes by the secular composers Louis Vierne, Florence Price, Harriet Cohen, and Leonard Bernstein—culminating in Samuel Barber's transcendent Hermit Songs. Complete program may be seen here. Purchase tickets here. If you choose to watch the concert online, a video link will be including in your confirmation email.
Pandemic-related circumstances necessitated the change from the originally planned program—music by Pacific NW composers Emerson Eads and William White, among others—to this new program. Saint Mark’s Music Series hopes to offer the formerly planned program in a future season.
Tree Removal on the Cathedral Campus

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 12, professional arborists will be removing a dangerous, partially-dead tree from the cathedral property, near the entrance driveway. The tree in its current state poses a significant risk of causing injury as well as damage to property and power lines. Anyone visiting the cathedral campus on Saturday will be directed to enter through the exit driveway to the south. The Cathedral Garden Ministry work day will occur as usual.
Hunger Offering
Return of the Hunger Offering

For many years, Saint Mark's has collected a special offering on the second Sunday of every month to support several food programs in the Seattle area. This ministry is currently helping the following hunger programs: Compass Center, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Pike Market Food Bank, Immanuel Community Services, The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s, and St. Brigid’s Banquet. Throughout the pandemic, parishioners have continued to make special donations electronically, but this Sunday, March 13, the Hunger Offering in-person donation boxes will return to the cathedral nave. Electronic donations to the Hunger Offering are still gladly accepted—choose "Hunger Offering" on, or write "Hunger Offering" in the Venmo memo line. Contact Vicky Greenbaum to learn more or to get involved.
Coffee with the Curate!

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

Rev. Linzi, the newest member of Saint Mark’s clergy team, is excited for the opportunity to gather with the people of the parish for this Sunday forum - her spouse, Troy, will be here too. Linzi will share some of her surprising story, which begins as an outspoken and committed atheist living and working in London, England, and she will also introduce the Cathedral Commons she’ll be leading later this month. Learn more about Linzi here. Bring your coffee and your questions! Join using this Zoom link.
Sunday School Updates, and Intergenerational Sunday Morning Forums

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 10:10 A.M.:
We'll have another Volunteer Park outing this Sunday, rain or shine. Meet on the porch immediately following the 9 a.m. service, or meet at the park at 10:10 a.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 10:10 A.M.:
Hisako Beasley will bring her collection of singing bowls to Bloedel Hall for an intergenerational experience of silence and other simple contemplative practices. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 10:10 A.M.:
We will have an intergenerational labyrinth walk/talk with Doug and Judy Thorpe and Walter Stuteville.
Lowell Elementary Garden Volunteer Day

SATURDAY, MARCH 19; drop in any time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the playground area at Lowell Elementary on Capitol Hill.

Volunteers are needed to lay down mulch and cardboard in the garden at Lowell Elementary as they prepare for a new growing season. Volunteers must be vaccinated and wear masks. If you have extra cardboard, please bring to donate, removing stickers and tape. If interested, please email Cherie Bradshaw at [email protected] to get sign-up information.
Introducing: Taizé Prayer at Saint Mark’s

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed 

Experience a new worship offering at Saint Mark’s: Taizé Prayer, on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the nave, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Four members of the Saint Mark’s community have been collaborating for the last 6 months in planning this service, and are delighted to add Taizé Prayer to the cathedral's worship life. The service on April 5 will be a one-time offering, so if you are interested in Taizé Prayer, please consider joining us in person or via live-stream to show your support. (We will discern whether to have future Taizé Prayer services based on the interest for this initial service on April 5.)

What exactly is Taizé Prayer? It is named after small village in eastern France which, for over 50 years, has been the home of an ecumenical Christian monastic community. Members of the Taizé community belong to several different Christian denominations. Catholics, Anglicans, Protestants, Orthodox and others live and pray together, share a simple life and welcome thousands of visitors who come to spend time with them every year from all over the world.

Taizé Prayer services have a strong meditative quality and are comprised of silence and song, candlelight and stillness, prayer and contemplation. The singing at Saint Mark’s service will be led by four members of the Evensong Choir, and all are invited to join in as you feel moved. We invite all who attend this service, either online or in person, to stop, pray with song and silence, and listen to the “still, small voice” within. The mind calms and the soul opens up. God speaks and the heart hears.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer ([email protected]).

The 2022 Mideast Focus Film Series begins with a discussion of Blind Trust, a documentary that celebrates the life and work of psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Vamik Volkan, and his pioneering fieldwork and peace-building missions in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. The discussion on Friday, March 11, will include special guests Molly Castelloe, the director of the film, and Jonathan Kuttab, Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America

To watch the film, send a message to [email protected] — You will get a link on Wednesday, March 9 and have until 7 p.m. Friday, March 11 to watch the film. You will also be emailed a link to join the Zoom discussion on March 11.

Anyone interested in faith formation is invited to this diocesan virtual conference, featuring exciting speakers interspersed with a wide range of interactive workshops. Better Together is designed to provide inspiration, education, resources, and opportunities for collaboration so you can return to your church invigorated and hopefully challenged to try something new and out of the ordinary.

Of particular interest to members of the cathedral community are a conversation featuring Canon Wendy Claire Barrie on "Lifelong Faith for All Ages & Generations" and a workshop featuring Senior Warden Emily Meeks, community member Justin Shelley, and Service Corps member Lindsay Bell on "Adapting Our Faith for the Age of Climate Crisis: A Roundtable with Young Adults." Learn more and register to participate here.

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022, 9 A.M.–12 P.M.

Signs of spring are starting to appear, and there is lots to do at this month's regular second-Sunday meeting to get the cathedral grounds ready. All are welcome and needed, whether you have a green thumb or not! The work is fun and the group is supportive. Just bring work gloves and a water bottle.

Any questions, write to [email protected] 

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022, 1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M., in person in Room 210, and online via Zoom

We've chosen Josephine Ensign's Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City (2021) for our March 13 discussion.
How can we reconcile Seattle as a progressive city with a city where homelessness is such a large, growing, and deeply entrenched problem? Ensign traces the history of how Seattle has dealt with the homeless by focusing on mostly unknown, forgotten people in different eras in its history, starting with Angeline, Chief Seattle's daughter, made homeless by colonialism and white supremacy. It's a fact-filled, no nonsense book that explores the intersection between homelessness and ill-health and public policy. Finding solutions, Ensign shows, is not easy. Neither, she hopes, is it impossible.

Contact Pearl McElheran with questions.
Contact Deb Brown to get the Zoom link.
SUNDAYS, MARCH 13, 20, & 27, 5:30-6:45 P.M., Leffler House (with the option to attend the 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel)
Are you drawn to contemplative reading and have a desire to reflect on content with others? Drawing from Listening for the Heartbeat of God by J. Philip Newell, this offerings for 20s/30s will weave in themes in the readings over the course of three Sundays for a time of spiritual reflection and connection. Participants are encouraged to read the book but it is not required. Co-facilitated by Victoria Szydlowski and Emily Meeks. If interested, please email Emily: [email protected]
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2021, 6–6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

On Monday, March 14, beginning at 6 p.m., Saint Mark's Associate Organist John Stuntebeck will offer 30 minutes of drone-based improvisations on the Mighty Flentrop, as an aid to reflection and mediation, and as a prelude to yoga practice. Cathedral Yoga, led by Sally Senger, will follow immediately at 6:30 p.m. Arrive at any time between 6 and 6:30, but note that the nave will not be open until just before 6 p.m. You are welcome to stay for the organ prelude without attending the yoga class.
Dean Thomason to Preach at Temple De Hirsch Sinai

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 6–7 P.M., at Temple de Hirsch Sinai, 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 the synagogue's livestream. All are welcome to join. (Rabbi Weiner will preach at Saint Mark’s on Sunday, May 22, at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Both these dates were rescheduled from January due to COVID.)
Welcome Back #KeepJaimeHome Dance Party Fundraiser!

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 6:30 P.M.–12 A.M. (Dance Social 9–12 a.m.), Bloedel Hall, registration required.

Jaime Rubio was forced to take Sanctuary in March 2019 to avoid the separation of his family. Now he is finally preparing to transition out of Sanctuary and back into his family home.They are starting their lives anew with optimism and determination in the ongoing fight to keep their family together. Please join Jaime and Keiko to celebrate this new chapter and support us in this transition at a dance fundraiser: Welcome Back #KEEPJAIMEHOME. This event is for all ages, and kids are welcome! More details to come for event activities including performances, dance lesson, and more! Learn more and register here.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022, 9 A.M.–12:30 P.M., in person only, at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

This gathering is open to all and free. The morning is designed to help us move deeply into the sacred seasons with morning prayer, centering prayer, walking meditation, and unstructured time for reflection held in shared silence. No fee, but freewill donations gratefully accepted ($10–15 suggested). No registration required. For more information, contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 7:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall. Tickets available here.

Tickets are now on sale for Choir Unvested, an evening of brilliant entertainment and a silent auction by the Evensong Choir. Enjoy delicious desserts by Chef Marc Aubertin and refreshing beverages as you listen to the choir sing favorites from The Sound of Music, Godspell, Pippin, and other Broadway hits. The Evensong Choir is comprised of advanced choristers with unchanged voices, and skilled teen and adult singers. Choir Unvested is a fundraiser for their upcoming pilgrimage to Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals, England, where they will serve as choir-in-residence for one week each in August. Tickets are $75 (plus a processing fee), $50 of which is tax deductible. Purchase tickets here.

SPECIAL FORUM SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 6:30-8 P.M. (note evening time!), in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom, registration required

The St. Nicholas Exploratory Committee has completed 18 months of study and reported its recommendations to the Vestry, which has received the report and adopted those recommendations. Next step is to report to the cathedral parish. Committee members will do so in a special forum to which all are invited. Find links to earlier updates about this ongoing process here. Register for the Zoom meeting using this link.

Missioner for Indigenous Ministries of the Episcopal Church to Preach at Saint Mark's

SERMON: SUNDAY, APRIL 3, at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services

SPECIAL "FRIENDS TALKING" FORUM: 10:10 A.M.. in Bloedel Hall, or via Zoom

It is our delight to welcome The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff as Guest Preacher April 3. In 2018 he was called to serve as Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In his role, Hauff is responsible for enabling and empowering Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church while also guiding the broader Church in intercultural competencies. Learn more about Rev. Hauff here, where you may also see a video that he has invited all to watch in advance of his visit.

Blood Memory and Spiritual Inheritance: Video and Materials from Part 1 Now Available; Part 2 This Wednesday

PART 2: WEDNESDAY MARCH 16, 2022, 6:45–8:15 P.M., via Zoom only, registration required.

PLEASE NOTE: if you registered for part 1, there is no need to register again. The March 16 forum will use the same Zoom link. If you did not attend Part 1, feel free to register now using this link.

In this two part series, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian-in-Residence, is exploring the role of our ancestors—bnoth "blood" ancestors and spiritual ancestors—in shaping our lives as well as how we might help heal ourselves and others. A video of Part 1 is now available here, along with the materials to help you do the "homework" of creating your personal genogram before next Wednesday's session.
Lost and Found Items at the Cathedral

Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer has recently tightened up the procedures relating to lost and found items at the cathedral. Items left behind in the nave or elsewhere are now kept in a bin near the women's restroom in the narthex, and the date and location they were found is recorded. Items may be discarded or donated after 90 days. Please contact Michael at [email protected] with any questions, or if you are looking for an item.
Canon Kleinschmidt at Epiphany Parish

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 5 P.M., at Epiphany Parish, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Come early for Choral Evensong and enjoy a 30-minute organ recital on the beautiful Noack organ of Epiphany Parish in Madrona, featuring Saint Mark's own Canon Michael Kleinschmidt. This recital will lead directly into Choral Evensong at 5:30 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow Evensong in the Fireside Room.
The Men's Retreat: Registration Now Open

JUNE 10–12, 2022, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center on beautiful Hood Canal. Registration required. Capacity is limited to 25, first-come, first-served.

In June, Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke and Dean Thomason will lead a men's retreat titled "Our Shelter from the Stormy Blast": Spiritual Reflections on 9/11, Pandemic, and Change. As a priest on staff at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City, Rev. Hoke happened to be standing under the North Tower of the World Trade Center when it was attacked on September 11, 2001. For his talks at our retreat, Stuart will narrate his eyewitness accounts of the day’s events and the recovery efforts that followed in his parish church and neighborhood in the ensuing months. He will also reflect on the many spiritual awakenings that emerged from the ashes—learnings that touch all of us as we navigate life in the 21st century, especially in the wake of a global pandemic. Join Dr. Hoke and Dean Steve Thomason for this weekend of spiritual reflection and renewal.

Fee: $250; includes two nights lodging (single rooms in the conference center) and all meals. Partial scholarships are available. Space is limited to 25 and is first-come, first-served. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Payment in full is due May 1, 2022. Register at this link.

NOTE: The Women's Retreat, April 29–May 1, is now at capacity. Please contact Canon Jennifer King Daugherty to put your name on a wait list.
Meaningful Movies Project is Hiring a New Manager

The Meaningful Movies Project , a non-profit that frequently collaborates with the Diocese of Olympia, is recruiting a Manager who shares its values and aspirations to support our network of volunteer-run groups. For 19 years, in some 30 venues, volunteers across Washington State (and beyond) have organized screenings and facilitated discussions using hundreds of social justice films to inform and inspire social advocacy. The Manager will work with the MMP Board, volunteer committees, and interns on these areas: film recommendations, social media, technology, partnerships, and fundraising. The Manager will work with other nonprofits, filmmakers, activists, issue experts and donors who share our vision for a more just and peaceful world. This is a part-time position for now, with the hope that it can become full-time in the future, pending additional fundraising. See the complete announcement and how to apply here.
Help Ukrainian Refugees

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with Anglican agencies and other ecumenical partners to provide humanitarian aid in response to the refugee crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. Partner with Episcopal Relief & Development by donating to the International Disaster Response Fund. Your support will help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence including food, cash, blankets and hygiene supplies. Read more about the response here. Visit here to help today.

The funeral of Polly Bates will be offered

This service will be livestreamed.
Sunday, March 13, 2022:
The Second Sunday in Lent

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Now let us all with one accord [Hymn #147]
The God of Abraham praise [Hymn #401]

J.S. Bach, O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622
J.S. Bach, Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 620
in-person only

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

Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Genesis 15:1–12,17–18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3:17–4:1
Luke 13:31–35

The God of Abraham praise [Hymn #401]
Mothering God, you gave me birth [Voices Found #71]
O love, how deep, how broad, how high [Hymn #448] (9 a,m. only)
O love of God, how strong and true [Hymn #456] (11 a,m. only)
O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising [Hymn #590] (11 a,m. only)

Choir, 9 a.m.: 
arr. Carlton R. Young, Be thou my vision
David T. Childs, Search me out, O God, and know my heart
Choir, 11 a.m.:
Herbert Howells, O pray for the peace of Jerusalem

J.S. Bach, O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622
J.S. Bach, Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 620 (9 a,m. only)
Marcel Dupré, Gloria Patri, Op. 18, No. 15 (11 a,m. only)
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Musician: Rebekah Gilmore
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.

Gregorian chant, Reminiscere miserationum tuarum
Jacob Handl, Lamentations of Jeremiah
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 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!
The 20s/30s Group recently sent out a new issue of their email newsletter. Check it out here.
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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