Sunday, October 2, 2022:
The Seventeenth 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

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 image depicts views of the Stewardship season "gratitude installation," once again on display in the nave beginning this Sunday.

Trusting in GodGrowing in Faith

A special offering during the 9 a.m. Sunday service

This Sunday's morning forum in Bloedel Hall

Holy Honey Available this Sunday
On sale in the cathedral nave

Announcing the 2022/23 season

October 21–22 in SeaTac
Trusting in God, Growing in Faith

Saint Mark’s Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 Stewardship Campaign on this Sunday, October 2. Packets of material about this year's campaign were sent to all parishioners this week, including a letter from Dean Steve Thomason. Beginning this Sunday and continuing through October 30, members of the community will offer reflections during the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services, on why they value Saint Mark’s and its ministries, and why they choose to share their time and treasure here.

The first speaker, on October 2, will be Chris Rigos, Junior Warden for Stewardship. He will announce the opening of the campaign, explain how you can be part of it, and share how important all our contributions are to Saint Mark’s, to the life of the parish, and to our own spiritual development. After the services, Chris and other members of the Stewardship Ministry will be available in the rear of the nave for questions and concerns.

Please visit the Stewardship page of the cathedral website to find the online pledge card and Frequently Asked Questions. Additional material will be added in future weeks. Thank you for your participation, support, and prayers.
St. Francis Day Celebration with Blessing of the Animals

TOMORROW! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 4:30 P.M., on the front lawn and outdoor labyrinth

On Saturday, October 1, Saint Mark's will once again offer its beloved Saint Francis Day tradition. A few years ago this offering was moved from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon, and the outdoor celebration has a truly festive community atmosphere. Dogs, cats, bird, bunnies, ponies, chickens, and all creatures great and small are welcome! Music will be offered by acclaimed Seattle musician James Falzone and the young choristers of Choir School. The service will include prayers for healing humanity’s relationship with the earth, and for all the creatures who share the earth with us. Following the service, animals can receive an individual blessing from a priest if desired. Check out photos and material from previous years here.
The Return of Children's Chapel


Children's Chapel will at last return in its familiar form during the 9 a.m. service this Sunday. 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 Barry: [email protected]
Meet the 22/23 Seattle Service Corps

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Join the 2022-2023 cohort of the Seattle Service Corps in Bloedel for a Q&A and an opportunity to get to know them better. Learn about their stories and what drew them to SSC and life in intentional community, and hear their impressions of Seattle so far. Check out this article introducing each of these amazing young people, recent posted by the Diocese of Olympia.
Holy Honey from the Cathedral's Honeybees Available this Sunday

This season's honey has just been extracted from the hives on the roof of Bloedel Hall. In honor of St. Francis, "Holy Honey" will be for sale after the 9 and 11 a.m. services. $10 per jar, check or cash please. One jar per family—supplies are limited! All proceeds benefit the bees.
Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy this Sunday

THIS SUNDAY, OCTBER 2 (AND FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH 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. 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!
Choral Evensong Observing the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Saint Mark’s Cathedral resumes its offering of Choral Evensong on first Sundays monthly and invites one and all to join in praise and prayer to God as the sun’s rays lengthen toward evening. Freshly returned from their residencies in England’s Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals, the Evensong Choir will sing a sparkling new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Cecilia McDowall, and a meditative setting of the Negro Spiritual, This little light of mine, by John Work III. Everyone will be invited to join in singing the stirring 8th-century hymn, Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels [Hymn #282].
20s/30s: Evensong and Tacos

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 4:30–7 P.M., cathedral nave and Leffler house

The 20s/30s Group will gather in the nave at 4:30 p.m. to join in singing evening prayers at the monthly Choral Evensong liturgy, and then move to Leffler House for conversation and tacos with the Seattle Service Corps following the conclusion of the service. RSVP (encouraged but not required) to Emily: [email protected]

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 6–6:30 P.M., cathedral nave

The popular monthly Organ Meditation is 30 minutes of drone-based improvisations on the Mighty Flentrop, as an aid to reflection and meditation, and as a prelude to yoga practice on the first Monday of each month. It was played by special guests in August and September, but on October 3 it will again be offered by Saint Mark's Associate Organist John Stuntebeck. Cathedral Yoga, led by Annabell DuMez-Mattheson, 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.
Climate Conversations: What You Can Do about Transportation


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 Transportation. Transportation causes more than a quarter of all carbon emissions in the US. How you commute to work and travel for your vacation as well as what you buy and eat are part of that massive total. Join presenters Richard Hartung and Richard Wesley as they discuss more climate-friendly transportation options to get to the office or errands, travel for leisure or business, and purchase our packages or our foods.

Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions:
TWO WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 5 & 12, 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).

In these sessions, Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will explore how culture shapes our ability to listen and impacts our work of justice. We will learn and practice various ways to cultivate listening as an act of solidarity and how to create spaces that honor complex stories and foster transformative relationships. Program is free; no registration required. A Zoom link will be posted here when it is available.
Sunday Forum on Taizé Prayer at Saint Mark's

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Gather between the services on Sunday morning, October 9, for an interactive, intergenerational forum with the leaders of Saint Mark's Taizé ministry. Learn a bit about what exactly Taizé is, its origins in France, and what got the Taizé ministry started here at Saint Mark's. Then we'll discuss the unique music of Taizé, and do some singing together. It will be informative and fun for all ages, and serve as preparation to more fully participate in the upcoming Taizé service on Tuesday, November 8. Any questions, contact Sacristan Michael Seewer: [email protected]
Jerusalem’s Old City: A Holy Story with Matthew Teller

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.

For the last several months, Saint Mark's parishioners have been hosting monthly Neighborhood Eucharists in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. In the words of one participant, "the simplicity and intimacy of the eucharist celebrated outside of the church walls was a beautiful reminder of the power of breaking bread together." October's offering will be the last in the current series.
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]
The Saint Mark's 2022/23 Music Series

A core aspect of the Saint Mark’s Cathedral music program is to offer its musical riches to the wider community, and one way this is expressed is through the cathedral's Music Series. The 2022/23 season, which has just been announced, affords opportunities to hear an oud, a lirone, a clarinet, over four thousand organ pipes, and a violin in scordatura tuning, all played brilliantly by guest artists from the Seattle area and beyond, in the inspiring space and unique acoustic of the cathedral. Tickets will be available for both in-person and livestream attendance. For more information about the concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit:
Support Hurricane Recovery Efforts by Episcopal Relief & Development

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday as a Category 1 storm and dropped almost 30 inches of rain. The deadly storm left over 1000 people in need of rescue in addition to leaving the entire island without power and made significant financial impact in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas. Episcopal Relief & Development is mobilizing with local partners to provide assistance to those affected by hurricanes. Dean Thomason has sent money from the Clergy Discretionary Fund to ERD to support the victims. If you’d like to make an additional gift directly, please go to:
Stewardship Gratitude Installation

The return of Stewardship season this year means the return of the striking installation in the nave, a visual representation of gratitude which made its debut last year. It is the work of fabric artist and longtime community leader Jo Ann Bailey and Facilities Manager David Wagner, and consists not only of the strips of fabric and ribbon, but also specially-installed LED lights, will change color from week to week. People have interpreted the work in various ways—some see a cascading waterfall, an overflowing of abundance; others see rays of light; still others see manna from heaven, or "showers of blessings" raining from above. An important element of the piece is that each individual strip of fabric is insubstantial, almost transparent when on its own, and the full effect is only created when all the pieces are joined together and illuminated from a common source. Please write to [email protected] with any thoughts. 
Saint Mark's Seeks Part-Time Employees

Saint Mark's Cathedral is seeking applicants for three 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.

Music Librarian - Maintains, distributes, files, and catalogs sheet music for the cathedral's multiple choirs. This job requires about four hours per week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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:
St. Luke's Edible Hope Kitchen Fundraiser, October 13 at Lagunitas Brewery

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 5:30 P.M., at Lagunitas Brewery, 1550 NW 49th St. in Ballard, registration required

Edible Hope Kitchen is a ministry of St. Luke's, Ballard. We have been feeding those who are hungry and vulnerable for over 30 years, five days/week. During COVID our ministry continued without interruption as we cared for hundreds of people who had no other resources or access to a hot meal. This year marks the return to our popular fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery. Tickets are priced reasonably so that all may attend. There will be food, live music and a "raise the paddle" auction along with raffle prizes, beer, cider and non-alcoholic drinks. Come and bring your friends. Your support makes all the difference! Register to attend here.

The funeral of J.J. Henke will be offered
Sunday, October 2, 2022:
The Seventeenth 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.

Lamentations 1:1–6
Lamentations 3:19–26
2 Timothy 1:1–14
Luke 17:5–10
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Awake, my soul, and with the sun [Hymn #11]
Rise up, ye saints of God [Hymn #551]

C. Hubert H. Parry, Tranquilly
John Rutter, Toccata in Seven
in-person only
Presider:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Awake, my soul, and with the sun [Hymn #11]
Let us, with a gladsome mind [Hymn #389]
Rise up, ye saints of God [Hymn #551]

Anthony J. Showalter, What a fellowship, what a joy divine

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Arietta and Melody
John Rutter, Toccata in Seven
in-person & livestreamed
Presider:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosari0-Cruz
Preacher:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Lord, whose love through humble service [Hymn #610]
Let us, with a gladsome mind [Hymn #389]
Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim [Hymn #535]

attr. Orlando Gibbons, O Lord, increase my faith

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Arietta and Melody
John Rutter, Toccata in Seven
Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

Musician: Michael Kleinschmidt
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.

Service observing the Feast St. Francis of Assisi

Alfred Morton Smith, Most high, omnipotent Good Lord
David Evans, For the beauty of the Earth
Francis Poulenc, "Salut, Dame Sainte," from Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise
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, 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 Coast Salish tribes. [Learn more]
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