FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021

Sunday, July 11, 2021: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person only

11 a.m.The Holy Eucharist
in person and livestreamed

NOTE: Preregistration for worship has been discontinued. Come as you are!

Additional information about Sunday's liturgies can now be found at the bottom of this email.

Putting our commitment to restorative justice and systemic change into action

Informal outdoor gatherings in August

Thomsen Chapel Weekday Eucharist resumes

All are welcome to this youth-led service via Zoom

Family fun around Green Lake
About Sunday's Guest Preacher

Linzi Stahlecker, M.Div., is a postulant in this diocese who recently graduated with her Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology & Ministry at Seattle University. Linzi has a particular interest in the articulation, and lived expression, of a fully embodied theology—and for finding creative and meaningful ways to talk about God! Originally from England, Linzi has been living in Seattle for the past 20 years, and shares a home with her husband and their three children.
Mutual Ministry Goals Community Meeting #1: Restorative Justice & Systemic Change

SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2–3:30 P.M., via Zoom

One of the three Mutual Ministry Goals recently adopted by the Vestry reads as follows:

  • Drawing on our scriptural enjoinder to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, we will renew our commitment to seek and serve Christ in all persons, working toward restorative justice and the dignity of every human being while lamenting and working to change those systemic evils—in the church and the world—that corrupt and destroy the creatures of God.

Every member of this community is invited to the first of the Mutual Ministry Goals Community Meetings, at which we will explore how to put this particular goal into practice. Join via Zoom at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon using this link.

Subsequent meetings will explore other aspects of these shared goals. On Sunday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. (note the earlier time), we will discuss Worship and Prayer at the Cathedral, and how these ministry goals might inform and find expression in our worship experiences. The third meeting, on Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m., will explore Innovative and Intergenerational Community. The final meeting, on Monday evening, August 9 at 6:30 p.m., will address Creation Care & Carbon Reduction. Again, anyone who calls Saint Mark's a spiritual home is encouraged to participate in any and all of these meetings. Read more here.
A New Look for Sundays & Beyond

The pandemic caused a major shift in the role and importance of the cathedral's email newsletter, and the time has come to refresh the appearance and function of this primary communication channel for the cathedral. The goal is to shorten the total length and reduce repetition of content week-to-week. Please note:

  • Most square images will function as clickable links which will take you to more information.
  • Details of Sunday liturgies are now found at the bottom rather than the top of the email.
  • Gmail users, and others whose email program tends to truncate the newsletter, may wish to click the "view this email as a webpage" link at the top, just below the masthead.

Thanks to the members of the community who have already offered feedback on the new design. Please send any thoughts and questions to Gregory Bloch, [email protected].
Thursday Morning Service Returns to Thomsen Chapel

BEGINS THURSDAY, JULY 15, 7 A.M., on the first and third Thursday of each month

The Thursday 7 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel, followed by a community breakfast, has been attended by a faithful congregation for many years. Early in the pandemic, this service transitioned to an online service of Morning Prayer via Zoom. Having continually provided an opportunity for worship and fellowship during the long months of isolation, it is now time to return to Thomsen Chapel... with a new schedule. Beginning Thursday, July 15, an in-person service of Holy Eucharist will be offered at 7 a.m. in Thomsen Chapel on the first and third Thursdays of the month only. On other Thursdays (second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays), online-only Morning Prayer will continue. On those days, find the Zoom link to join at Fellowship and breakfast will follow the service as usual.

Other weekdays services of the Daily Office—Evening Prayer M–F at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.—will remain online-only at this time. Stay tuned for further updates!
Sunday Evening Community Labyrinth Walk

SUNDAYS, STARTING AUGUST 1, 7–9 P.M., on the outdoor labyrinth in front of the cathedral

The outdoor labyrinth has been a treasured resource for many in the cathedral community and the broader neighborhood, more than ever during the closure of the cathedral building. Now, while the evenings are long and warm, the organizers of Saint Mark's Labyrinth Ministry invite everyone to informal community gatherings on Sunday nights. Drop by any time between 7 and 9 p.m.—ministry members will be on hand to talk about the history, meaning, and spiritual significance of the Labyrinth. On August 1, 8, and 15, you are welcome to stay until 9:30 p.m. and listen to the radio broadcast of the Office of Compline together. Beginning August 22, you are welcome to stay and attend Compline in person! Please contact Walter Stuteville with questions, or if you'd like to help out: [email protected]
9 A.M–12 P.M.

The Cathedral Garden Ministry meets on the second Saturday of each month to maintain the cathedral's gardens. The supportive community has a lot of fun. Whether you have a green thumb or not... you are welcome and needed!
2 P.M.–5:15 P.M.

The Diocese of Olympia Young Adult Ministry presents the first in a series of Sunday Stairway Walks, exploring Madrona and Leschi, with a visit to Epiphany Parish.

Learn more and find the registration link here.
1 P.M.

The Book Group is discussing The Language of God (2006) by Francis Collins. To join the Zoom discussion, contact [email protected]
7 P.M.

On the second Monday of the month, the 20s/30s Group offers a call-in service of Night Prayer over the phone. On the fourth Monday of the month, the service is also offered in person on the outdoor labyrinth.

Learn more and find how to call in here.

The Saint Mark's Choir School's Quarantine Quire Camp for senior choristers is happening this weekend! This Wednesday, the choristers will be leading a Zoom Evensong service. The talented young people will serve as officiants and cantors.

Find the Zoom link here.
JULY 18 & 25
SUNDAYS, JULY 18 & 25, 9:30 P.M.

The Women's Compline Choir returns—now with its full complement of 16 of the finest female choral musicians in the region! The music will include multiple world premieres.

These services will still be closed to the public, join in via live radio on KING 98.1 FM, or via livestream.

Learn more and find photos and video here.
SUNDAY, JULY 18, 3:30–5 P.M.

Grab your bikes, rollerblades, or walking shoes and do the 2.7-mile Mid-summer Family Ride/Run/Roll around Greenlake with other cathedral families! Parents must accompany their children or have a designated adult chaperone. Social distancing will be observed. Gather at the outdoor stage area, east side of the Greenlake Community Center.

Learn more here.
9:30 A.M.–12 P.M.

Meet Canon Walter Brownridge in person!

Registration is now available for From Prisoners of Pandemic to Prisoners of Hope: A Day of Reflection on Being Church in our Emerging Reality led by our Theologian-in-Residence.

Register to participate in person in Bloedel Hall OR online.
BEGINS MONDAY, JULY 26, 6:30 P.M., and every Monday thereafter

Cathedral Yoga offers a gentle, restorative, spiritual practice in the sacred space of the cathedral nave, now re-launching on MONDAY evenings at 6:30 p.m. Classes will be led by beloved cathedral community members—and certified professional yoga instructors—Irene Beausoleil and Wendy Townsend.
Diocesan Vergers form Guild Chapter and seek nominations for leadership

The Vergers of the Diocese of Olympia have officially formed a Guild Chapter, part of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church. This new Guild Chapter seeks to be of service to the diocese, specifically to support rectors and congregations by connecting them with resources; to educate and be a resource to anyone seeking support with liturgy or worship; and to exhibit and promote a spirit of Christian hospitality through fellowship, prayer, friendship, and community. You don’t have to be a verger to join us!

If you would find it of interest to join in conversation with others who are passionate about liturgy, worship, and service to the church, consider joining us. Our first official Guild Chapter meeting is on August 22 at 2:30pm (Pacific). Register here to join us via Zoom. We are also seeking nominations to fill three leadership roles (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Communications). If you, or someone you know, might be interested in a leadership position, submit the nomination here. If you have any questions about the new Guild Chapter, or about nominations, please reach out to Michael Seewer ([email protected]).
Travel with Bishop Rickel to the Holy Land


Our Christian tradition holds dear the practice of making pilgrimages as holy experiences of learning, conversion, and transformation, and none is more significant than walking the paths of Jesus.

Join Bishop Rickel for this exciting opportunity to journey with Christ on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, engaging with our sacred Scriptures contextually, exploring the realities of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, and worshiping in local Episcopal Churches. The cost is $5,395.
Additionally, there is an optional four-day extension into Jordan (January 25–27). This trip is open to all, clergy and lay alike. Just as Jesus extended his invitation to the first disciples, you’re also invited to journey with us and “Come and see.” Get more information and find the link to register here.
20s/30s GROUP
Summer in the Diocese of Olympia

The Diocese of Olympia invites those in their 20s and 30s to two diocese-wide summer events:

The Young Adult Wilderness Pilgrimage is a three-day trek into the Central Cascades, Friday, July 30 through Monday, August 2.

The Holy Waste of Time retreat is Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22, at St. Andrew's House on the Hood Canal. All young people in the Diocese are welcome!
Compline Hospitality Ministers Needed Starting August 22

To support the reopening of Compline services to the public, the cathedral and the choir are seeking volunteers to serve as Compline Hospitality Ministers. These ministers serve in teams of two, and play a crucial role in making Compline a welcoming and comfortable experience for all. Each team of two would serve about one Sunday per month. To learn more, please contact Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer ([email protected]).
Weekly Conservation Tip: Get Creative with Leftovers - What's in Your Fridge?

Use this tool from Ends and Stems to help find recipes with items you have on hand and reduce food waste. There are also resources on plant-based meals and how to conduct a food waste audit. 370,000 tons of edible food are thrown away each year in Washington state. Wasted food rots and produces methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is pound for pound 28 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.
Interested in getting more involved? The regular monthly meeting of the Creation Care ministry is cancelled for July. The next meeting, on the evening of Monday, August 8, will serve as the Mutual Ministry Goals Community Meeting for Creation Care, led by Dean Thomason. All are encouraged to attend!

NOTE: Pre-registration is no longer required to attend funerals.

The funeral of Kathryn Barnhouse will be offered

The funeral of The Rev. Diane Brelsford will be offered
SATURDAY, JULY 17, at 11 P.M.

The funeral of Linda Donato will be offered
SATURDAY, JULY 24, at 1:30 P.M.

These services will be livestreamed.
Sunday, July 11

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

in-person only

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

The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason

Linzi Stahlecker, M.Div.

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

Come thou fount of every blessing [Hymn #686]
Loving Spirit [WLP Hymn #742]
Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness [Hymn #492]

Thomas H. Kerr, Arietta
John Stuntebeck, Improvisation
Herbert Sumsion, Procession from Trio, Berceuse, & Procession
Broadcast on KING 98.1 FM, and; livestreamed on and Facebook and YouTube; and available as a podcast. Learn more here.

Claude Goudimel, The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Jeff Junkinsmith, Nunc Dimittis
Iain Quinn, Jesu, dulcis memoria
Every Sunday, immediately following the morning liturgy. Find the link here.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 12 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month

A special virtual coffee hour just for newcomers, or anyone with questions about Saint Mark's. Find the link to join here.
Note: Sunday morning church School is currently on summer hiatus. It will resume in September.
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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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