Sunday, February 13, 2022:
The Sixth 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
Cover photo: leaders of the Saint Mark's Quilt Ministry present handmade quilts to the members of the Salahi family, refugees from Afghanistan supported by the cathedral, at the forum on Wednesday, February 9.

in person and online

a two-part forum by the 2022 Theologian-in-Residence

supporting LGBTIQ+ youth in El Salvador

Wednesday, April 20

Intergenerational Hike to Tradition Lake
Sunday, February 27

with the Closing of the Doors
Sunday Forum on Clergy Collaborations

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 10:1010:50 a.m., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

Join Dean Thomason, Canon Daugherty, Canon Rosario-Cruz, and our new curate The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker as they share how they’re collaborating in support of the multitude of ministries at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. They will share their passions and dreams inspired by those in ministry, and there will be some light-hearted fun along the way. Instructions to join online will be announced in the coming weeks. All are welcome.

Join using this Zoom link.
Sunday School Update

Sunday School at 10 a.m. for kids through 5th grade is currently meeting—on Zoom and in person—on alternate weeks!

This Sunday, February 13, families are invited to meet on the porch following the 9 a.m. service to walk over to the playground at Volunteer Park. We’ll be celebrating love of family, friends, and neighbors with some Valentine fun.

Next Sunday, February 20, we won’t meet because of the holiday weekend, but we’ll be back on February 27.

Whenever we meet on Zoom, kids in church are welcome to join us in person in the Carriage House for Building Faith Brick by Brick. Please email Canon Wendy Barrie [email protected] to receive a brief weekly email update.
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.

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

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.
Intergenerational Hike to Tradition Lake

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 Kregs Big Tree and Tradition Lake trail, about 2.5 to 3 miles with almost no elevation gain and a couple of good places to stop for prayer and song.

Check out photos and materials from the previous Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls here.
Middle East Children's Alliance: The Maia Project
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:45 p.m.–8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

Join Zeiad Shamrouch, Executive Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, as he discusses MECA’s Maia project, which is supported by Bishop Rickel and the Diocese of Olympia. The Maia Project began in 2007 when the Student Parliament at the UN Boys’ School in Bureij Refugee Camp, Gaza were given the opportunity to choose one thing they most wanted for their school: They chose to have clean drinking water. The reason: 95% of Gaza’s water is unfit for human consumption. Since then The Maia Project has completed 73 water purification and desalinization projects, bringing clean water to 90,000 children in Gaza. The Middle East Children’s Alliance is a nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well-being of children in the Middle East.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Closing of the Doors

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 6–7:15 P.M., in the cathedral nave

Please join us on Shrove Tuesday, March 2, in the cathedral nave to end the season after Epiphany in the traditional way—by eating pancakes, playing games, and decorating Alleluia banners! The evening will conclude with a brief liturgy to bury the Alleluias and close the great doors until Easter. 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.

Registration and proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test will be required to participate. Information about how to register will be announced soon.
Ash Wednesday at Saint Mark's


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.

After a hiatus for the winter, second-Saturday Garden Ministry Work parties resume on February 12! There is plenty to do to prepare our beautiful grounds for the coming spring. The ‘work’ is fun and rewarding; the community is supportive and effective. All are welcome and needed, whether you have a green thumb or not! Email [email protected]
Celtic Spirituality: Delight, Wonder, and Reverence

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. She’ll share some of what she learned while on sabbatical in Ireland and Iona, and we’ll practice rhythms of embodied prayer and openness to daily encounters with the holy.

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


February’s “Organ Plus” invites strings to accompany the Fritts Organ in Thomsen Chapel for an intimate performance. Local Pacific Northwestern musicians Una Hwang, organ, and Svend Rønning, violin, play a continental mix of Italian, French, and German music – a Vitali chaconne for violin, “Mélodie” from Gluck’s Orfeo, Bruhns’ Preludium in e minor, and chorale preludes for organ by J.S. Bach and French organist Jeanne Demessieux. The program will begin with “Winter” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Tickets are available for in-person or livestream attendance, and proof of vaccination or recent negative PCR test required for entry. Purchase tickets online here.
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 our 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, starting with Angeline, Chief Seattle's daughter, made homeless by colonialism and white supremacy. It's a fact-filled, no nonsense book that explores the intersection between homelessness and ill-health and public policy. 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 and just a few spot remain!

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.

Afghan Refugee Forum: Recording and Materials Now Available

If you missed last Wednesday's forum a complete recording, slides, and other material from the event are now available here. At the forum, the Salahi family introduced themselves, told the harrowing story of their departure from Kabul and arrival in the United States, and talked about their current needs and their hopes for the future.
Saint Mark’s has been asked to support the Salahi family in a few ways. Please prayerfully consider how you might help:

  1. Rent subsidy. We have committed funds from the Clergy Discretionary Fund to help with their rent this first year.
  2. Immigration lawyer. Parishioners have facilitated initial work with lawyers on long-term visa paperwork.
  3. Education Expenses. Two will attend Community College; one will be a grad student at UW.
  4. A car. The family has relocated to the north end, and needs to secure a vehicle. If you have one to donate, let us know.

If you’d like to know more, or to make a gift in support of Saint Mark’s Ministry with Afghan Refugees, contact Dean Thomason or Erik Donner or Ginna Brelsford.

Annual Parish Meeting and Elections: Materials Now Available

A complete video of last Sunday's Annual Meeting, along with the Annual Report, election results, and other information, is now available here.
Creation Care Ministry Meeting

THIS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 6:30–8 P.M., via Zoom

Please join us for the monthly Creation Care Ministry meeting coming up this Tuesday evening, February 15, 6:30-8 p.m. We are planning events for 2022 and would love to hear ideas from everyone!

Contact Marjorie Ringness with questions, and join using this Zoom link.
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
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 will be available at when they are available.
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.
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.

The funeral of Don Lewis will be offered

The funeral of Polly Bates will be offered

These services will be livestreamed.
Sunday, February 13, 2022:
The Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Preacher: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

Immortal, invisible, God only wise [Hymn #423]
Jesus shall reign where e'er the sun [Hymn #544]

Marcantonio Cavazzoni, Ricercar primo
Matthew Locke, Voluntary for a Double Organ
in-person only

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

Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Preacher: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5–10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12–20
Luke 6:17–26

All my hope on God is founded [Hymn #544]
Blest are the pure in heart [Hymn #656] (11 a.m. only)
Jesus shall reign where e'er the sun [Hymn #544]

Choir, 9 a.m.: 
Trad. Russian Orthodox, The Beatitudes
Thomas Tallis, Man blest no doubt
Choir, 11 a.m.:
Anton Bruckner, Os justi meditabitur

Organ, 9 a.m.:
Felix Mendelssohn, Prelude in G, Op. 37, No. 2
Matthew Locke, Voluntary for a Double Organ
Organ, 11 a.m.:
Marcantonio Cavazzoni, Ricercar primo
Nicolaus Bruhns, Präludium in E minor
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Musician: Canon Michael Kleinschmidt
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.

Thomas Tallis, If ye love me
Jason Anderson, Psalm 1
Anon. from The Lumley Books, Nunc dimittis
Erin Aas, Blessed be the Lord God (premiere)
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
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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