FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022:
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist with
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

Guest Sermon and Forum this Sunday

This Wednesday Evening

with a blessing of the cathedral beehives

Save the date for these special community gatherings

A monthly gathering from the Creation Care Ministry

Save the Date: June 25
Welcome Guest Preacher Rabbi Daniel Weiner of Temple De Hirsch Sinai

GUEST SERMON: THIS SUNDAY, MAY 22, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services
"FRIENDS TALKING" FORUM: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Rabbi Daniel Weiner has led the congregation of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, our neighbors on Capitol Hill, since 2001. Among his many roles and accomplishments he has placed a special emphasis on interfaith and ecumenical efforts, and has collaborated with Dean Thomason on multiple occasions over the last ten years. In March, Dean Thomason preached at Temple De Hirsch, and on May 22 Rabbi Weiner will reciprocate, offering a sermon at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Also on Sunday morning he will join the Dean in a "Friends Talking" forum in Bloedel Hall. (The forum will be recorded and posted for those not able to attend in person.)

Children's Activity in the Leffler House Garden

10:10–10:50 A.M., Leffler House garden

When adults and children are having their own formation experiences between the 9 and 11 a.m. services, we can offer teaching around a theme and parallel resources to strengthen intergenerational connections and conversations. That's what we'll do this week, as Dean Thomason and Rabbi Weiner are having a conversation in Bloedel Hall, and children are invited to learn more about our Jewish friends and neighbors through a story and activity in the Leffler garden. Both offerings will begin at 10:10 a.m.
A Rogation Day Liturgy

THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person only, outdoors on the cathedral grounds

Rev. Stahlecker, Canon Rosario-Cruz, and Canon Barrie will lead this intergenerational, prayerful exploration of the tradition of Rogation days, an ancient practice, dating from the 5th century, of blessing and giving thanks for the earth which sustains us.
Birthday Cake and Blessing of the Beehives

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., in the cathedral nave

Following the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, May 29, we’ll celebrate the 100th birthday of Doreen Tudor with birthday cake and well wishes.

Then, the cathedral beekeepers will share about their ministry and the current state of the bees who live on the roof above Bloedel, and we’ll conclude with a blessing of the hives.
20s & 30s Contemplative Practice 

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., Leffler Living Room

"Be still and know that I am God." On May 29, 20s & 30s are invited to join Fraser Reach for a contemplative practice in between Sunday services. At 10:10 a.m. in Leffler, Fraser Reach will lead a Lectio Divina (sacred reading) of Psalm 46, followed by a short and simple guided meditation. The goal is to compliment the Sunday worship experience while learning a simple practice that can be used at anytime. No need to RSVP. Questions? E-mail Adam Conley at: [email protected]
Creation Care Ministry Presents: Climate Conversations

FIRST TUESDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom

Looking for practical ways to reduce your impact on the environment? Saint Mark’s Creation Care Ministry is hosting Climate Conversations about everyday things in our lives. These monthly conversations will be held on environmentally-friendly Zoom on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule for the next few months.

  • June 7: What you can do about Food (with Marc Aubertin & Richard Hartung; see below)
  • July 5: What you can do about Energy (with Richard Wesley & Richard Hartung)
  • August 2: What you can do about Water
  • September 5: What you can do on the Carbon Tracker
  • October 4: What you can do about Transportation
  • November 1: TBA
  • December 6: TBA

Register to participate using this link. You can be part of any or all of these conversations with the same Zoom link each month.
The First Climate Conversation:
Eat Great Meals, Save Money, and Save the Planet

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom

The foods we eat, at home or out, have an impact on climate change. By becoming more aware of our food choices, we can each eat more responsibly. Even better, we can save money and live healthier. In this first Climate Conversation, with Richard Hartung and Marc Aubertin, we will discuss strategies for choosing and cooking ingredients, either at home or in a restaurant, that will reduce our environmental impact. We can also discuss how we can grow vegetables in our outdoor or indoor gardens. We will include breakout sessions to share insights and we will answer questions. Please join the gathering to learn more about your food, your meals and climate change. Questions? Contact Richard Hartung at: [email protected]
Candlelit Prayer in the Style of Taizé

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 7–8 p.m., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

On Tuesday, April 5, in the cathedral nave, a service of prayer in the evening with music in the style of Taizé was offered at Saint Mark's for the first time. Learn more and see a video here. The second of these services will be offered on the evening of Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Join in person or via livesteam.
The Return of Eat, Play, Love!
This Year's Theme: Water of Life

THREE WEDNESDAYS: JUNE 22, JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 5 p.m.8 p.m., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds

All ages are invited to share a meal prepared by our own Chef Marc Aubertin, and then together we’ll explore scripture and the sacredness of water through a variety of creative and reflective activities, including the option to attend in-person Evening Prayer 6–6:30 p.m. The evenings end with a brief service of Compline in the cathedral nave. Fee for all three evenings: $30 per person, maximum of $90 per family. More information and registration coming soon.
Capitol Hill PrideFest is Back!


PrideFest is Back... and so is the Saint Mark's booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark's and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks looking for a spiritual connection. To sign up, contact The Rev. Eliacin Rosario Cruz: [email protected] or Deacon Earl Grout: [email protected]
MAY 20
Final Offering of the 2022 Mideast Focus Film Series: 200 Meters

DISCUSSION: TONIGHT, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 7 P.M., online via Zoom only

For its final event of the current film series, the Mideast Focus Ministry is thrilled to offer the award-winning film 200 Meters. This moving drama tells the story of Mustafa and his wife Salwa, who live in two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart, but separated by the wall. View the trailer here.

The online discussion on Friday, May 20, will feature Julia Pitner of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. To watch the film, email [email protected] — You will get a link to watch the film at your convenience, as well as a link to join the Zoom discussion.
MAY 20
PANEL/COMMUNITY DISCUSSION IMMEDIATELY AFTER, 7:45 P.M., via Zoom, registration required

Meaningful Movies Offered by The Episcopal Church in Western Washington and St. Timothy Episcopal Church, Chehalis, are proud to offer an online screening of the important and timely documentary Transhood.

This film will be screened online at 6 p.m. on Friday May 20, and the panel discussion that follows will feature The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson, a priest in the Diocese of Olympia well known to the cathedral community, along with Sharon Liese (the Director/Producer of the film), Debi Jackson (one of the parents profiled in the film), and Katrina Wulff (co-founder of Rural Youth Alliance of Lewis County). Learn more and find the link to register here.
MAY 28
FIRST OFFERING: SATURDAY, MAY 28, 4 P.M., by the Ermoian/Kelly family in north Ballard

Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. These are designed to be especially family-friendly, meaningful, and brief—a great way to strengthen the connections among us as well as to God's good earth. You are particularly encouraged to attend the Eucharist offered in your own neighborhood, but any community member may attend any event. The first will be hosted by Kristen Kelly and Ralph Ermoian in the Loyal Heights neighborhood of northwest Ballard.

To RSVP, or to sign up to host one in your neighborhood in the coming months, please email Canon Barrie: [email protected] 
MAY 21
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 10 A.M. TO NOON, Seattle Art Museum

Come explore the vast connections of water in the context of artwork at a new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.

 This exhibit closes May 30, and It’s what SAM calls “an experiment in artistic activism.” On display are the works of 74 artists from 17 countries and seven Native American tribes. Visitors are greeted with a welcome in Lushootseed, one of many Coast Salish languages, by Ken Workman, a Duwamish Tribal Member and descendant of Chief Seattle.

A group from Saint Mark's is planning to attend on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. and then discuss the art afterward at SAM's cafe, MARKET. Interested in meeting up? Email Wayne Duncan: [email protected]
or Emily Meeks: [email protected]
MAY 24
LAST OFFERING OF THIS SERIES: TUESDAY, MAY 24, 7-8 P.M., (following in-person Evening Prayer) in the cathedral nave

This Tuesday is the final offering in the current series of Centering Prayer gatherings. Gather in the nave at 7 p.m. At each session we will sit together in silence for 20 minutes, followed by discussion for the remainder of the hour.

Read more here. These sessions will be led by Phil Fox Rose, who was introduced to centering prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault in the early 90s and has been practicing and sharing it ever since. Email Phil with questions: [email protected]
MAY 29
NEXT DISCUSSION, MAY 29, 12:30–2 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom, registration required

Join Canon Rosario-Cruz for a book study of The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for the Beloved Community by The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers. This book looks in an honest and hopeful way at the history of Christianity and, more importantly, at the life of the Episcopal Church today. Canon Spellers (who presented at Saint Mark's in May of 2019) challenges us with an opportunity to discern our faithfulness toward building the Beloved Community in response to the racial reckoning and the pandemic experience of the past two years.

You are welcome to join even if you missed the first meeting. On May 29, chapters 3–4 will be discussed. Subsequent meeting will be on June 5 (chapters 5–6), and June 19 (chapters 7–8 and the conclusion)

WEDNESDAY: JUNE 1, 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom, registration required

These difficult COVID years have left many of us in need of a “reboot” in our prayer. Join us for a time of reflection, prayer, and discussion, about being emotionally honest with God just now, and open again to more real intimacy with God.

Fr. Martin L. Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his roving ministry of spiritual formation in retreats and workshops, and as the author of widely read books exploring contemporary spirituality, including The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Reconciliation, Compass and Stars, and Love Set Free. He is based in Washington DC.

This workshop is free, but registration is required: click here to register.
Education for Ministry: Informational Forum

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 6:45–8 P.M., online via Zoom only

EfM is a four-year program for lay people to study scripture, church history, and modern theology. It is a four-year program, but students commit to one year at a time. Each class is limited to 12 people.

Three different classes meet weekly September-June at Saint Mark's: Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Mondays, 10am-12:30 p.m.; and Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuition is $325, plus the cost of textbooks.

There will be an informational forum plus Q&A about the EfM program on Wednesday, June 8, 6:45 p.m., via Zoom. For more information, contact class mentors: Sunday evening: Penelope Jackson; Monday morning: Maria Coldwell; Monday evening: Tom Hayton.
20s/30s GROUP
Behind the Scenes with The Mighty Flentrop!

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, meet in Leffler House at 12:15 p.m., with tour in the Organ Loft to follow at about 1 p.m.

All 20s/30s are invited to join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation after the service at Leffler House. At 1 p.m., we’ll head back to the cathedral where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of the instrument, including a brief singalong with favorite hymns. Email your favorite hymn title from The Hymnal 1982 to Adam Conley: [email protected]
Congratulations 2022 Graduates!

We will recognize and bless 2022 graduates this Sunday during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Congratulations to Mei Li Babuca, Cadence Cole, and Thom Stahlecker will graduate from high school in the Seattle area. We celebrate Sydney Grayson who graduates from Columbia University, Jeffrey Wiedrich graduating from Grand Canyon University, Elizabeth King Daugherty graduating from Villanova University, Andrea Gradinaru graduating from Seattle University. We wish them the very best in the next steps on their journey!
A Forum Video Playlist Available

Many of Saint Mark's cathedral's forums and presentations have now been gathered in a YouTube playlist here.
Prayers for an End to Violence and Restoration of Civil Rights in El Salvador

The people of El Salvador are currently living through a time of extraordinary violence and disruption. In late March, violence related to criminal gangs spiked, with 87 people murdered in a single weekend. In response, the government of President Bukele instituted a "state of exception," which suspends the right to due process, as well as freedom of association, assembly, and privacy. It was supposed to be limited to 30 days, but has now been extended. Since the "state of exception" began, over 30,500 people have been arrested, without charge or legal recourse, and several have died while in custody. The Anglican-Episcopal Church of El Salvador publicly denounced these measures, along with the gang violence, from the beginning. On May 13 they announced that a lay minister and missionary of the church, Nelson Mauricio Ruiz Hernández (pictured), had been arbitrarily arrested while traveling and remains detained without charge. (In recent years, Ruiz Hernández had been assisting at the Santa Marta Center, a refuge for LGBTQ+ youth supported by Saint Mark's.) Here is their recent statement on these events; see an English version here.

The Anglican Church of El Salvador is calling for the release of Ruiz Hernández and all who are unjustly detained, the restoration of civil rights, and justice for those who have died while detained. They condemn all violence, whether gang-related or state-sponsored, stating that "violence cannot be fought by creating more violence, injustice, and impunity," and are calling on the government to address the systemic causes of violence.

They have made specific requests of their siblings in the Anglican Communion: first, to pray for the Salvadoran people, especially the most vulnerable, and second, simply to remain aware and informed about the situation in their country, so easily overlooked amid the flood of international crises.
Face Masks Again Required for Worship

A message was sent to the parish before last Sunday announcing that, due to the current state of the pandemic, face masks will again be required for everyone while inside the catehdral building. Dean Thomason wrote:

"To that end, and with some grief at the need for it, it is time for us to resume the mask mandate for worship, until further notice, guided by the public health statistics. I hope it won’t be a lengthy imposition, but this is an important measure for us to take at this time. Effective this Sunday, May 15, 2022, all persons attending worship services in-person are requested to wear a mask of optimal protection—N95, KF94, KN95 types masks are highly encouraged, for your sake and for the benefit of others. Other forms of masks offer a much lower protective benefit."

Please read the complete announcement here. Thank you for your flexibility as we negotiate this continually changing situation.
Saint Mark's Seeks Applicants for Director of the Seattle Service Corps/Collaborator for Cathedral Spiritual Formation Ministries

Saint Mark's is currently accepting applications for a full-time position encompassing the role of Service Corps Director as well as responsibilities for formation programming. This staff member will administer the Seattle Service Corps program, fostering the spiritual and professional development of a cohort of young adult service interns living in intentional community on the cathedral campus, as well as coordinating and supporting the cathedral’s comprehensive spiritual formation in collaboration with the Dean and Canons.

Please see a complete position description, other details, and instructions of how to apply at, and share this information with anyone you think may be interested.
Choir Camp 2022: Registration Now Open

JULY 11–15, with Sunday morning participation on July 17

Choir Camp is a week-long experience of learning, singing, and a lot of fun. Examples of camp activities include: joyful singing of glorious music; training in musicianship, theory, and ear-training; coaching in vocal production; special guests; field trips & outdoor activities; organ demonstration & piano/organ lessons; daily sung Morning Prayer; a closing Evensong service; and Sunday morning Eucharist in the Cathedral.

Junior Chorister Camp (for rising kindergarteners through rising 2nd graders) is offered on July 11–15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Senior Chorister Camp (for rising 3rd graders through rising 8th graders) meets on the same dates, but lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details, including tuition, and the links to register may be found at:
Choir of Gustavus Adolphus College from Minnesota to Perform in the Cathedral Nave

MONDAY, MAY 23, 8 P.M., in the cathedral nave. Free (donations accepted)

The Gustavus Choir, conducted by Dr. Brandon Dean is thrilled to present a concert at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral on Monday, May 23 at 8 p.m. Established in 1932, the nationally renowned Gustavus Choir is the flagship choir in an active and highly integrated choral program that is comprised of nearly 300 students. Members of the choir are selected by audition and represent a broad spectrum of academic and life interests. The choir maintains an extensive annual touring schedule throughout the United States and travels abroad every four years. The Gustavus Choir is frequently invited to perform at professional conferences and performed for the King and Queen of Sweden in 2012. This year the choir will tour along the west coast over a nine day period, starting in Seattle and ending in Los Angeles.
Ascension Day Evensong with the Vergers' Guild of the Diocese of Olympia

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 5:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Please join the Vergers of the Diocese of Olympia for an Ascension Day Evensong at Epiphany Parish in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle. The new Vergers Guild of the Diocese of Olympia will be recognized during the service. This will be the first ever in-person gathering of the diocesan guild, and they are inviting everyone to join them in celebration. The service will also be livestreamed on the Epiphany Parish YouTube channel:
Coast Salish Art by Peter Boome

ON EXHIBIT THROUGH JUNE 5 in the cathedral nave

The Visual Arts Ministry and the Creation Care Ministry are co-sponsors of this exhibition of paintings and prints by Coast Salish artist Peter Boome, in the cathedral nave from now until June 5. Works on display include new works created especially for this exhibition, a template for a mural on the Seattle waterfront displayed here publicly for the first time, and more. Works are available to be purchased from the artist. Video of the April 24 forum with the artist in Bloedel Hall provides crucial context for understanding the art, and may be watched on this page. That page also includes more information and additional links.
Men’s Retreat: In Returning and Rest We Shall Be Renewed 

FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NOON, JUNE 10–12, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center on beautiful Hood Canal. Facilitated Dean Steve Thomason. Registration required.

Capacity is limited to 25just a few spots remain!

This weekend retreat is designed to create the space for quiet reflection, time away from the burdens of daily life, spacious time in nature, conversations with other men of faith, and worship. It will be a time of spiritual reflection and renewal. Dean Thomason will facilitate the weekend, drawing on wisdom set forth by Fr. Richard Rohr and others. Men of all ages are welcome. Learn more about the weekend, including fees, here.
Organ Recital at St Dunstan's, Shoreline

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 22, 3 P.M., at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 722 N. 145th St., Shoreline

Susanna Valleau, Music Director of St. Dunstan's Church (and one of the organists of the memorable 2021 All-Bach concert on the Flentrop at Saint Mark's), will present an hour of music that explores the many colors and expressions of the newly installed Ortloff Organ. The varied program features music by Women and African American composers—composers whose voices have been traditionally overlooked in the classical music canon. Come immerse yourself in a serene and welcoming setting, where you can feel the organ's vibrations through your body as you look through the windows to old growth evergreens. This concert is appropriate for music lovers of all ages. Donations welcome! Masks required for all in attendance.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Download the service leaflets in advance here.
Join the 11 a.m. service via livestream here.

Read the Scriptures appointed for this Sunday here.

Acts 16:915
Psalm 67
Revelation 21:10, 2222:5
John 5:19
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

O Jesus, crowned with all renown [Hymn #292]
Now the green blade riseth [Hymn #204]

Mary Beth Bennett, Prelude on Royal Oak
Dieterich Buxtehude, Präludium in G Major, BuxWV 147
in-person only
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner, Senior Rabbi, Temple De Hirsch Sinai

O Jesus, crowned with all renown [Hymn #292]
Shall we gather at river [LEVAS II #141]
Now the green blade riseth [Hymn #204]

John Rutter, Thy perfect love
Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Song of the Tree of Life

Marcel Dupré, Variations on Noël nouvelet
Dieterich Buxtehude, Präludium in G Major, BuxWV 147
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner, Senior Rabbi, Temple De Hirsch Sinai

I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath [Hymn #429
Shall we gather at river [LEVAS II #141]
Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old [Hymn #567]
Now the green blade riseth [Hymn #204]

Elizabeth Poston, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
arr. William Dawson, There is a balm in Gilead

Jean Langlais, Chant de Paix from Neuf Pièces
Marcel Dupré, Fugue and Toccata on Noël nouvelet
Presider: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Musician: Michael Kleinschmidt
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.

Peter R. Hallock, Psalm 97
Thomas Foster, Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary [specially arranged by the composer for the Compline Choir]
Thomas Tallis, Nunc dimittis, Tone VII
Robert White, Regina caeli
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
Upcoming Changes to Daily Evening Prayer

Starting June 6, 2022 (the week following Pentecost) there will be a change to the schedule of Daily Evening Prayer. The in-person Evening Prayer offering will move to Wednesday rather than Tuesday, and all Evening Prayer services, in person or online, will move to 6 p.m. rather than 6:30. The Zoom link will remain the same (find it here).

These changes are being made to better integrate with Wednesday Cathedral Commons and other weekday offerings. Please contact Michael Seewer with questions.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service (meet in the back of the nave). Next offering: JUNE 5

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.
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.

UPDATE: The prayer list is now also available in printed form in the back of the nave.
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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