Sunday, February 20, 2022:
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

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

Registration now available

Bring Your Palms to Church!
In preparation for Ash Wednesday

Vestry Update
Wardens elected

20s/30s Bird Walk
In Magnuson Park, March 5

New details announced
Office Closure

The Cathedral Offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday, and then remain closed on Tuesday, February 22 for a staff retreat. Daily Evening prayer will not be offered (online or in person) on both of those days. Cathedral Yoga and 12-step meetings will occur as usual.
Palms for Ash Wednesday - Elly Fine
Bring Your Palms to Church

With the disruptions of recent years, many of have palm fronds in our homes that were blessed at the Palm Sunday liturgies of 2021, 2020, or even 2019! No matter when you got them, please bring them all to church either this Sunday, February 20, or next Sunday, February 27. Place palms in the baskets located in the rear of the nave. The palms will be burned at the conclusion of the Shrove Tuesday celebration on March 1, and the ashes used in the Ash Wednesday liturgy. Contact Sacristan Michael Seewer with questions, [email protected]
Intergenerational Hike to Tradition Lake: New Details Available

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2 P.M., meet at the Tradition Lake trailhead

For the second intergenerational hike, intrepid hiker Betsy Bell has chosen a route that’s friendly to seniors and preschoolers. We’ll meet at the Tradition Lake trailhead at the end of the road at High Point exit off I-90. This includes the Swamp Trail which has a fun series of story boards about Zoe and the creatures in the area, the Ruth Kees Big Tree and Tradition Lake trails, about 2.5 to 3 miles with almost no elevation gain and a couple of good places to stop for prayer and song.

More information, frequently asked questions, and a map of the trail route can be found here.

Check out photos and materials from the previous Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls here.

Questions or RSVP to Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected] Please note: If you are interested in going, please email Canon Wendy Barrie in advance, and she will reply with her cell phone number.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Closing of the Doors: Registration Now Available

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 6–7:15 P.M., in the cathedral nave. Register here. Suggested donation: $5/person, $20/family.

Please join us on Shrove Tuesday, March 2, in the cathedral nave to end the season after Epiphany in the traditional way—by gathering in community, eating pancakes, and having fun! There will be live music, crafts, and games. Chef Marc Aubertin and the youth will be preparing our meal, and the members of the Seattle Service Corps will be decorating and assisting in the celebration. The evening will conclude with a brief liturgy to bury the Alleluias and close the great doors until Easter.

Please register in advance here. When you register, you will be encouraged to provide your proof of vaccination in advance, simply by emailing an image to Canon Barrie at [email protected]. (Registration will also be available at the door, but advance registration will aid in planning, and providing proof of vaccination in advance will speed up check-in.)
20s/30s Bird Walk at Magnuson Park


We'll take a guided walk led by David Poortinga through grasslands, wooded hillsides, wetlands and shoreline to discover the many waterbirds and more at Magnuson. No birding experience required. Meet at the parking lot near the Magnuson Park Boat Launch off of 65th/Lake Shore Drive. Questions? Email Emily Meeks ([email protected]).
Celtic Spirituality: Delight, Wonder, and Reverence, Part 2

TWO WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 16 & 23, 6:45 p.m.–8:15 p.m., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

Join Canon Daugherty over the course of two Wednesday evenings to explore the riches of creation-based spirituality in the Celtic tradition.

No registration required. Join using this Zoom link.
Organ Plus: Featuring Una Hwang, organ, and Svend Rønning, violin

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 4:30 P.M., in Thomsen Chapel, in person or online.

Purchase tickets for in-person or livestream attendance here.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door, as available.

Proof of vaccination or recent negative PCR test required for entry.

Local musicians Una Hwang, organ, and Svend Rønning, violin, will play a continental mix of Italian, French, and German music featuring the exquisite Fritts organ in Thomsen Chapel. The program for this concert can now be seen here.

A service of Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes will be offered:

7 A.M., Thomsen Chapel

NOON, cathedral nave

7 P.M., cathedral nave

More information about liturgies and offerings at the cathedral during Lent will be announced in the coming weeks.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 1 P.M., Cathedral House 210 or via Zoom

The participants in the Cathedral Book Group have chosen Josephine Ensign's Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City (2021) for the March 13 discussion. 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. 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.
WISDOM SCHOOL Spirituality of the Meal

Facilitated by Chef Marc Aubertin & Dean Steve Thomason

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, 9:30 A.M.–12 P.M., in person only. Registration required. Fee: $25.

Registration required. Attendance is limited, but a few spot remain available!

Food is a profound portal into spiritual growth even as it often carries trappings of stress and shame for many. It doesn’t have to. Sharing a meal is a holy experience, if we avail ourselves of the opportunity to practice presence and to see the bounty before us as opportunity to practice gratitude. Brief reflections across the day will include history of the meal, reflecting on food as spiritual metaphor, and participants will engage in sensate tasting and will share a meal prepared by all present. Register here.

Ravished by Nature’s Beauty: The Mystics and Their Longing for God

A two-part workshop led by Belden C. Lane

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. Fee: $60. Registration required.

The Christian mystical tradition can be deeply earthy and sensual in its yearning for union with the Divine. Hildegard of Bingen and Teresa of Avila found a wondrous God in trees and flowing water. Catherine of Siena and Ignatius Loyola were drawn by the wild energy of fire and the darkness of the cave. These mystics call us back to a “Great Conversation” with the natural world, reconnecting our spiritual lives with the earth. Renowned theologian and best-selling author Belden Lane will guide this wholesome exploration through images, storytelling, poetry, and guided meditation.

Advance registration required for in person or online participation. Fee: $60 (includes a catered lunch on Saturday for those attending in person). Register using this link. When you register, instructions for submitting payment will be included in the confirmation email.
Vestry Update

At its February strategic retreat the Vestry of Saint Mark’s elected three Junior Wardens: Clara Berg (Finance), Walter Stuteville (Facilities) and Chris Rigos (Stewardship). Dean Thomason appointed Emily Meeks as Senior Warden at the Annual Parish earlier this month. The Wardens and the Dean constitute the Executive Committee of the Vestry. We give thanks for these wardens and their leadership. 
John Lewis: Good Trouble



Meaningful Movies (offered by the Episcopal Church in Western Washington), the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color, and PNW Union of Black Episcopalians are proud to present JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (Trapped, Gideon's Army), which chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. The Panel Discussion on February 18 will include former Saint Mark's staff member The Rev. Malcolm McLaurin, in addition to State Senator T'wina Nobles, and Director of the Absalom Jones Center Dr. Catherine Meeks. Learn more here. This event is free, but please register by using this Eventbrite link.
Organ by Night

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 10 P.M. (following Compline)

Canon Kleinschmidt will offer this month’s Organ by Night music following Compline this Sunday, February 20. He will play music by Bach and Bruhns and, in honor of Black History Month, will feature music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and a rousing Toccata on Lift every voice and sing by Mark A. Miller.

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. 
The Santa Marta Anglican Center: Supporting LGBTIQ+ youth in El Salvador

NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall, in person and via Zoom

The Santa Marta Anglican Center supports LGBTIQ+ youth in El Salvador who are facing homelessness. It is a ministry of the Diocese of El Salvador, part of the Anglican Church in Central America. Attend this Sunday morning form in person or online to learn more about Diocese of El Salvador's work to advance LGBTIQ+ rights, celebrate LGBTIQ+ stories, and support LGBTIQ+ youth and young adults who have been kicked out of their homes. Check out an article about the work of the Center here.

Their fundraising official, Joseph Russ, is visiting from El Salvador to share the story of founding the Center, the faith that grounds this work, and how this faith becomes action by accompanying queer Salvadoran youth and young adults. The Zoom link for this event will be posted here when it is available.
Blood Memory and Spiritual Inheritance: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

TWO WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 9 & 16, 2022, 6:45–8:15 P.M., via Zoom only, registration required. 

In the last few years, scientists have discovered what indigenous communities have known for countless generations: that the emotional and physical lives of our ancestors will fundamentally affect our emotional and physical lives as well. Yet, this concept of generational spirituality is underexplored in our faith communities. In this two part series, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian-in-Residence, will explore the role of our ancestors in shaping our lives as well as how we might help heal ourselves and others. Join us for a combination of scholarship and experience in community! Participants are invited to read Rev. Raining’s article on spiritual inheritance and gratitude here. Learn more about Rev. Raining here.

Bishop Rickel's 2022 Lenten Book Selections

Each year, Bishop Rickel chooses a book to be read during Lent. This year, he has selected three books: Apeirogon by Colum McCann, Facing the Mountain by Danial James Brown, and We Cry Justice edited by Liz Theoharis. Hear the bishop discuss all three selections in this brief video.
Youth Confirmation Informational Meeting for Parents and Youth
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27, 10–10:30 A.M., Cathedral House Room 210, in person or via Zoom
Are you a teenager (1318) or parent of a youth interested in confirming their faith? Do you have questions and a desire to dig deeper into the church and your own beliefs? The year-long process of preparation for youth confirmation, beginning mid-March, will be taught by Rebekah Gilmore, interim youth minister, and other adult instructors in a mix of on-site and virtual classes using the Confirm not Conform curriculum. An informational meeting will be held on February 27 with Rebekah to answer questions. You don't need to be sure that you want to be confirmed to take this class. Asking those questions is the work we do together. Cathedral Day, April 22, 2023 will mark the confirmation liturgy for this class. Additional details and a link to register is now available at . Join the informational meeting online using this Zoom link.
The Inquirers' Class


No matter where you are on your journey, this spring consider attending The Inquirers' Class, a six-session class facilitated by clergy where we will explore together the basics of the Christian faith through the Episcopal lens. After completing the series, many people often decide to receive the sacrament of baptism, or to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend all six sessions. Learn more and register to participate here. Email Emily Meeks at [email protected] with questions.

The funeral of Don Lewis will be offered

The funeral of Polly Bates will be offered

These services will be livestreamed.
Sunday, February 20, 2022:
The Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Love divine, all loves excelling [Hymn #657]
Lord, make us servants of your peace [Hymn #593]

Ruth Norman, Reflections
J.S. Bach, Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
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 45:311, 15
Psalm 37:112, 4142
1 Corinthians 15:3538, 4250
Luke 6:2738

Love divine, all loves excelling [Hymn #657]
Where charity and love prevail [Hymn #581] (11 a.m. only)
Lord, make us servants of your peace [Hymn #593]

Choir, 9 a.m.: 
Benjamin Harlan, Prayer for Peace
arr. Michael Burkhardt, How can I keep from singing?
Choir, 11 a.m.:
W.A. Mozart, Laudate dominum from Solemn Vespers, K. 339b (with Emily Riesser, soprano soloist)

Organ, 9 a.m.:
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Elegy and Melody
Organ, 11 a.m.:
J.S. Bach, Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

Musician: Page Smith
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.

Alice Parker, Beloved, Let Us Love One Another
Peter Hallock, Psalm 33
Tomás Luis de Victoria, Resplenduit facies

Organ by Night follows Compline this Sunday, this month presented by Canon Michael Kleinschmidt
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
Sunday School Update

There is no Sunday School gathering this Sunday, but it will return February 27.
Newcomer's Coffee with Clergy

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 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!
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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