FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022:
The Sixth 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 Choir School Director Rebekah Gilmore leading the Senior Choristers and Schola members in a rehearsal during Choir Camp 2022.

This year's campers will offer music at 11 a.m. this Sunday

Registration now open for the Fall term

First service this Sunday night!

All registration spots now full
Welcome Choir Campers!

Music at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, July 17, will be offered by the participants in the 2022 Choir Camp. Over 20 Junior and Senior Choristers have been meeting every day this week at the cathedral to sing, learn, and have fun. Members of the Schola (youth choir) have been present every day as well, to sing with the younger kids and to assist as camp counsellors. Activities have included encounters with organ, percussion, and hand chimes, in addition to daily morning prayer, and even an morning spent deep-cleaning the nave and chapel! (See photos below.) The participants are excited to present music on Sunday that they have been working hard on all week, including Will Todd's The Call of Wisdom and Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Call.
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 Women's Compline Choir of Saint Mark's Cathedral: New Details

THIS SUNDAY, JULY 17 & NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 24, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, broadcast, or livestreamed

Since its debut in 2019, the Office of Compline has 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 a service 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.

As in the past, the services will feature special repertoire for women's voices, including world-premiere compositions. The service on July 17 will open with music from the 12th-century Codex Calixtinus, include the premiere of a setting of an American hymn by Kevin Siegfried. written especially for this choir, and conclude with an Ave Maria by up-and-coming composer B.E. Boykin (whose setting of John 3:16 was offered by the Cathedral Choir and Schola last Good Friday.)
Organ by Night after Compline

THIS SUNDAY, JULY 17, 10 P.M. (following Compline)

What might a 20th-century Nigerian, a 19th-century New Englander, an 18th-century Frenchman, and a 17th-century Dane have in common? They all composed music that Associate Organist John Stuntebeck will perform on the Flentrop Organ after Compline this Sunday, July 17, as part of Saint Mark’s monthly Organ by Night concerts. 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.
A Liturgy of Welcome for The Rev. Carla Robinson

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JULY 16, 12 P.M., in person at St. Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church, 123 L Street NE, Auburn; registration requested (see below); or join via Facebook livestream.

Diocese of Olympia Circles of Color is hosting a Welcome Liturgy to welcome our new Canon for Multicultural Ministries and Community Transformation, the Rev. Canon Carla Robinson, and to honor and celebrate the leadership of folks who have gotten us here. Bring the whole family down to celebrate. Wear Pentecost red or, break out your rainbow! The Eucharist will be followed by a multi-cultural potluck—you're welcome to represent your cultural cuisine by crock-pot, casserole, cookie sheet, or carafe! RSVP is requested for in-person attendance: email [email protected]
JULY 17 & 19
SUNDAY, JULY 17, and TUESDAY, JULY 19, at the Searfarers' Center on West Marginal Way

Later this summer, the Mission to Seafarers, a service organization with longstanding ties to Saint Mark's Cathedral, will move into new space on Harbor Island. As part of the move, the staff invite you to a "yard sale fundraiser" on Sunday, July 17 (1–4 p.m.) and Tuesday, July 19 (3–6 p.m.).

The Mission is currently located at 3568 W Marginal Way SW on the west bank of the Duwamish River and just north of the Spokane Street and West Seattle bridges. See our Facebook page for more details. Come by on either day to check out our available items.

Donations are encouraged! Questions? Email: [email protected]

MONDAY, JULY 18, 7:30-8 P.M. (immediately following cathedral yoga), cathedral nave

On the third Monday of each month, Cathedral Yoga will host a 30-minute sound bath/aural meditation by Black Moon Company, a Seattle musician and Reiki practitioner, immediately following the yoga class from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

You are welcome to attend the Sound Bath without participating in the yoga class. Check out samples of Black Moon Company's work here.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 7:30 P.M.

Update: After one year of praying together using a liturgy from the Corrymeela community, this gathering will now use an order of service based on the New Zealand Prayer Book. Learn more and see the order of service here.

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.)

Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service: [email protected]
TWO MORE WEDNESDAYS, JULY 27 and AUGUST 24, 5 P.M.–8 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds.

The first evening of Eat Play Love 2022, on June 22, was an evening of great food, poetry, art, games, singing, prayer, and community. Check out some photos here!

There are two more evenings that everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. On July 27, the exploration of the theme "Water of Life" will continue, with activities organized around the story of The Baptism of Jesus.

To participate, complete the registration form here, then submit your payment according to the instructions on the form. Alternatively, you may pay at the door, but please register in advance if you are able, even if you plan to pay at the door.

Fee, when paid in advance: $10 per person/per night, maximum of $90 per family. Inability to pay should not be a barrier to participation; email Canon Barrie with questions: [email protected]
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill

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 offerings have each been both a moving liturgical experience and a chance to connect with others in the community. July's offering will be hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill. For the address and directions, RSVP to Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected] 

Other Saturday afternoon gatherings will be offered on August 27 (TBA), September 24 (hosted by Rachel & Russ Crosbie in West Seattle), and October 22 (TBA).

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 crises.

Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions: [email protected]
Meals with Tent City 3: All Volunteer Slots Now Filled


Coordinators Chris Rigos and Maris Olsen are happy to announce that all the volunteer slots for the remaining Tent City 3 meals have now been filled. You can email Chris at [email protected] and he will reach out in the case of additional needs or last-minute cancellations.

The meals have been a great experience for all involved. Check out the most recent updates and new photos from last Sunday here. Here are a few views from July 10:
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!
Episcopal Church Condemns Israel's Oppression of Palestinians on Eve of Biden's Visit 

The Bishop's Committee on Justice and Peace in the Holy Land , a ministry of the Diocese of Olympia, has released the following announcement about developments at the just-concluded General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Baltimore. The first resolution mentioned in the statement is based on one that was adopted by the Diocese of Olympia at last fall's Diocesan Convention, authored by Bishop's Committee member Stacy Andersen. Read the complete text of the resolution here.

"The Episcopal Church voted July 10, 2022 at its triennial General Convention to endorse a resolution condemning Israel's occupation and oppression of Palestinians and urging the United States to take action to oppose Israeli laws and practices that result in unequal rights for two peoples. 

"The Church also passed a resolution opposing the criminalization and penalization of boycott, divestment and sanctions movements as infringements of First Amendment rights. Approximately thirty states currently have laws limiting the ability of citizens to boycott Israel in protest of its practices.

"Growing concern among faith institutions mirrors the same in the secular world as human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (and the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem) have recently concluded that Israel's treatment of Palestinians constitutes apartheid under international law. "

For more information, please visit or contact [email protected]
Peter Boome Exhibition: Final Updates

Due to the scheduling of the de-installation, Coast Salish Art by Peter Boome will be on display in the cathedral nave for one more Sunday. The group of parishioners that is hoping to pool their resources to purchase Birds of a Feather (pictured) as a gift to the cathedral is now just a little bit shy of the goal. Contact Deborah Brown at [email protected] if you would like to be the one to take the total past the finish line!

Members of the cathedral community will be interested to read this interesting article from UW Law School regarding the artist's recent appointment as a judge in the Tulalip tribal court system.
UPDATED: A Holy Waste of Time

FRIDAY–SUNDAY, AUGUST 19–21, at St. Andrew's House Retreat Center.

Early-bird registration has been extended to July 31! $95/person on or before July 31; $110/person after

Young adults in their 20s & 30s from across the Diocese of Olympia are invited to the Holy Waste of Time Retreat, an annual weekend of fun, rest and friendship. Held at St. Andrew’s House in Union, a lodge with a breathtaking view of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains beyond, the retreat will take place August 19–21. In the spirit of time-wasting, participants can choose their own activities: kayak, paddleboard and swim the beautiful waters of the canal; take a hike on the forest trails nearby; or simply read in the lodge or sun on the deck. We’ll also offer options like yoga, music, and art. Each evening we’ll gather to share and celebrate evening prayer and our time together will culminate with a Sunday Eucharist.

Register now through July 31 for $95 — which includes all food, lodging and activities. After July 31, registration is $110. Scholarships are available. Questions? Email Valerie Reinke: [email protected]

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 17, 2022:
The Sixth 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.

Amos 8:112
Psalm 52
Colossians 1:1528
Luke 10:3842
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Immortal, invisible, God only wise [Hymn # 423]
Be thou my vision [Hymn #488]

Stuntebeck, Improvisation on Adoro devote
Louis Vierne, Carillon de Longpont
in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Immortal, invisible, God only wise [Hymn # 423]
Humbly I adore thee [Hymn #314]
Be thou my vision [Hymn #488]

J.S. Bach, Trio on Lobe den Herren, BWV 650
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Elegy
Louis Vierne, Carillon de Longpont
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

When morning gilds the skies [Hymn #427]
Humbly I adore thee [Hymn #314]
Be thou my vision [Hymn #488]

Choir (Choir Camp Participants):
Traditional Tanzanian, Listen, listen, God is calling
Will Todd, The Call of Wisdom
Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Call from Five Mystical Songs

J.S. Bach, Trio on Lobe den Herren, BWV 650
Louis Vierne, Carillon de Longpont
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

Musician: James Falzone
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

B.E. Boykin, Ave Maria

Organ by Night follows Compline this Sunday (see above).
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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