FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022:
The Seventh 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 Black Moon Company's Sound Bath offering on July 18, 2022.

Next offering this Wednesday

Second service this Sunday

Thanks to the support of the cathedral community

A report from last Sunday
The Women's Compline Choir of Saint Mark's Cathedral

THIS SUNDAY, JULY 24, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, broadcast, or livestreamed

The first of the 2022 Women's Compline Choir services occurred last Sunday, and commenters online have called the liturgy "superb," "remarkable," "exquisite," "lovely and moving," and "beyond beautiful." Video of that service can be seen here or here.

This coming Sunday's service will feature Abbie Betinis' haunting Lumen, a setting of a beautiful Latin aphorism—"I give you light so that you may give it to others"—as well as Peter Hallock's setting of Psalm 122 and Kim André Arneson's dramatic setting of Ubi Caritas.

Since its debut in 2019, the Office of Compline has been chanted by The Women's Compline Choir led by Rebekah Gilmore each year. However, the pandemic meant that the women's Compline services in 2020 were chanted by four solo voices, and that in 2021 the service remained closed to the public. Now at last in 2022, a full choir featuring some of the finest choral singers in the region will chant services open to one and all. Join in person, via livestream, or via the KING-FM radio broadcast. Check out video and photos from previous years here.
Eat Play Love: Evening #2

TWO MORE WEDNESDAYS: JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 58 p.m., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral gounds

The Eat Play Love gathering this coming Wednesday, July 27, will begin with a delicious dinner prepared by our own Chef Marc Aubertin, followed a reflection on Jesus's baptism by The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker, and activities such as a sound bath, crayon-resist watercolor painting, and an opportunity to remember our own baptisms and the promises we made and renew together in community. As always, you have the option of attending in-person Evening Prayer 6–6:30 p.m., and the evening will end with a brief service of Compline in the Cathedral Nave.

The first of this year's Eat, Play, Love gatherings, on June 22, was a fun evening for all involved. Each of the three gatherings stand alone, and all ages are welcome for the next installment whether or not you attended the previous. 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]

To participate, complete the registration form here, then follow the instructions to submit your payment using Alternatively, you may pay at the door, at the rate of $12 per person, but please register in advance if you can, even if you plan to pay at the door, to assist in planning.
A Grateful Evensong Choir Departs on Pilgrimage

The Evensong Choir departs on Saturday, July 30, to serve as choir in residence for a week each in Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals, England. A significant portion of the funds for this trip came from everyone in our cathedral community who participated in the Hymnathon, Cabaret, and Psalmathon fundraisers held within the past eight months. The choir holds this community gratefully in their hearts as they embark on this journey.
Thirty singers, ages 11 to 64, are going, plus four staff and eleven parents/spouses. They will sing daily Evensong and the Sunday Eucharists in each cathedral. (The complete schedule of U.K. services may be seen on the Evensong Choir page.) In addition, they will visit Guildford Cathedral (a 20th-century cathedral with a similar history to Saint Mark’s), Salisbury Cathedral, and Bath Abbey. Stonehenge and the Isle of Wight will be featured among visits to other sites of historical and cultural significance. 
MONDAY, JULY 25, 6:30 P.M.

Cathedral Yoga on Monday, July 25 will be led by returning guest instructor Andrew Ragan, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pay what you can.

Andrew, a student of regular Cathedral Yoga instructor Leah Adams will offer a "Yin yoga" practice, which is quite different from other classes you may have experienced. Yin yoga features gentle passive stretches held for up to 5 minutes at a time. These long durations create an opportunity to get in touch with the body in a new way, to release long-held tension, and to let gravity do the work of gently opening the places of resistance.

The challenge of yin yoga is not about exerting effort to hold a pose, but rather about allowing the body to let go of all exertion and effort. This is why Leah calls yin yoga "the other side of exercise." If you think yoga is not for you, consider giving this class a try. Just wear comfortable clothes. Mats are available to borrow.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 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 Sun Room.)

This gathering uses an order of service based on the New Zealand Prayer Book. Learn more and see the order of service here. Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service: [email protected]
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill

UPDATE: July's gathering will be hosted by Saint Mark's member Laurel Petrik and her housemates, who are currently serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, and will occur at "Mercy House," the Jesuit Volunteer Corps residence on First Hill. (RSVP for address and directions.) The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker will preside. All ages are welcome.

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. The first two, in May and June, were moving and meaningful experiences. Looking ahead to August 27, a 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]

MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (and the first Monday of each month), 6–6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

On the first Monday of each month, hear 30 minutes of drone-based improvisations on the mighty Flentrop as a meditative sensory experience, and as a prelude to Cathedral Yoga. August's offering will be played by frequent Saint Mark's Chapel Organist Cara Peterson.

Arrive at any time between 6 and 6:30, but note that the nave will not be open until just before 6 p.m. Cathedral Yoga led by Wendy Townsend follows immediately at 6:30. Check out a very small sample of a previous organ meditation here. You are welcome to stay for the organ prelude without attending the yoga class.

Please join the Creation Care Ministry for August's Climate Conversation, when the topic will be What You Can Do About Water. These conversations are focused on practical things individuals can do about this global crisis.

Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung 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 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]
Update from Meals with Tent City 3


Thanks to the volunteers on July 17 for another fine Sunday night for our Tent City guests. Volunteers Keiko Maruyama, Morgan Bawcom-Randall, Adam Oberstadt, Kate Causey, Kathy Albert, Nancy and Andy Valaas, Pamela Bradburn, and Heather Millar all pitched in for a smoothly-run fine dinner. Our menu was chicken Alfredo casserole, green salad, fruit salad, and brownies with ice cream. Yum!

As reported recently, the remaining 7 weeks of Sunday night dinners are full of volunteers. Because of illness or last-minute conflicts, we may have some room for fill-ins. Co-coordinators Chris Rigos and Maris Olsen will keep those who have expressed interest informed. Email Chris or Maris with any questions. One volunteer wrote, "Thank you for organizing this opportunity to serve people in need." The organizers add their own "Thank You" to all who are making this ministry sustainable, including our dedicated church staff, clergy, and faithful volunteers who have offered endless help! Check out reports and photos from previous weeks here.
Follow Along the Saint Mark's Iona Pilgrimage with Penny Reid

A week ago, a group from Saint Mark's led by Dean Thomason and Canon Daugherty departed for the U.K. on a two-week pilgrimage to Iona and other ancient sacred sites of Britain. Community member Penny Reid is documenting and reflecting upon her journey on her personal blog, with a new post each day. Follow along with her here.
Creation Care Ministry Meeting Update

The Creation Care Ministry will NOT have its monthly ministry meeting in July. But plan to join us 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!
Bishop Rickel To Retire 

On Friday, July 15, Bishop Greg Rickel announced that he will be stepping down as Bishop of Olympia, effective at the end of this calendar year. He made this announcement in the form of a brief video, containing many details of how he made this decision and what the next steps, for him and for the Diocese of Olympia, will look like. That video, along with links to a transcript and a statement by the diocesan Standing Committee, may be all found on the diocesan web page here.

Bishop Rickel’s statement concludes: “I urge you to start your prayers for a smooth transition and for your next Bishop—who’s out there somewhere, even now. I’m convinced they are praying about, and for, you, and I hope you will do the same for them. If you have space in there, pray for us too as we will for you. This is a new adventure for Marti and me. We are sad and nervous and excited. You and I will share those feelings together in the months to come. I look forward to it. Thank you all and bless each and every one of you.”
The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton Elected Vice President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church

The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton is a priest in the Diocese of Olympia, the Rector of Trinity Church, Everett, and familiar to the community of Saint Mark's from a memorable forum in 2021 on the Doctrine of Discovery and the decolonization of Christianity. At the recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Baltimore, The House of Deputies elected her as its vice president. She is the first ordained woman, and only the third woman, to serve in this capacity. The Rev. Taber-Hamilton, who is a citizen of the Shackan First Nation, will serve alongside President-elect Julia Ayala Harris, a Latina lay woman from the Diocese of Oklahoma—their elections mark the first time two women, or two people of color, will lead the house. Read Bishop Rickel's statement celebrating this exciting news here.
Education for Ministry (EfM) Registration Now Open

Information table in the back of the nave: SUNDAYS, JULY 17 & 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.

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, July 24, 2022:
The Seventh 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.

Hosea 1:2–10
Psalm 85
Colossians 2:6–15
Luke 11:1–13
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven [Hymn #410]
O God of Bethel, by whose hand [Hymn #709]

Arthur Foote, Cantilena in G, Op. 71, No. 1
Percy Whitlock, Exultemus, from Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

I sing th'almighty power of God [Hymn #210]
If thou but trust in God to guide thee [Hymn #635]
O God of Bethel, by whose hand [Hymn #709]

Arthur Foote, Cantilena in G, Op. 71, No. 1
Percy Whitlock, Exultemus, from Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven [Hymn #410]
If thou but trust in God to guide thee [Hymn #635]
Eternal Spirit of the living Christ [Hymn #698 ]
O God of Bethel, by whose hand [Hymn #709]

Arthur Foote, Cantilena in G, Op. 71, No. 1
Percy Whitlock, Exultemus, from Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms
Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

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.

Special service offered by the Women's Compline Choir of Saint Mark's Cathedral

Abbie Betinis, Lumen
Peter Hallock, Psalm 122
Kim André Arneson, Ubi Caritas
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.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. Next offering: AUGUST 7

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!
Weekday 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.
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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