FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 2022:
The Third 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 by of the Episcopal Church contingent in the 2018 Seattle Pride Parade by Michael Perera.

with Dean Thomason presiding

Weekly meals continue through September

Get a sample of last Wednesday's fun

The best young organists in the nation competing on the mighty Flentrop, July 4

Help them prepare for their big move
Neighborhood Eucharist in Clyde Hill Tomorrow—Dean Thomason Presides

TOMORROW! SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 P.M., hosted by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, near Bellevue

Saint Mark's parishioners are taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. Last month's offering was both a moving liturgical experience and a fun chance to connect with others in the community. June's offering will be hosted by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, just over the 520 bridge from the Cathedral. Dean Thomason will preside. For the address and directions, RSVP to Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected] 

Other Saturday afternoon gatherings will be offered on July 30 (hosted by Laurel Petrik on First Hill), August 27 (TBA), September 24 (hosted by Rachel & Russ Crosbie in West Seattle), and October 22 (TBA).
Eat, Play, Love!—Report and Presentation on Sunday Morning

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 10:10–10:50 A.M., on the front patio

Between services this Sunday morning at 10:10 a.m., all ages are invited to the front patio to dip their toes in some of the sacred scripture and water experiences we shared last Wednesday in the first session of Eat, Play, Love! Whether you missed the evening session, or want to keep having fun and conversation, come on in — water's fine!
This page has been updated with more photos of some of the activities of night #1. Registration is still opens for nights #2 and #3, on July 27 and August 24!
National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance Finals at Saint Mark's

MONDAY, JULY 4, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M., in the cathedral nave

The final round of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance will take place on the Flentrop organ in Saint Mark's Cathedral on Monday, July 4. One of North America's most distinctive musical performance competitions, the NYACOP is held in conjunction with the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists which will be hosted by the Seattle Chapter of the AGO, July 4–7. The final round will be open to the public. The 2022 NYACOP began last fall with the initial Application Round which was conducted by recording. Nine semifinalists will compete in person on the Fritts organ of Lagerquist Concert Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, during the last week of June. From them, five finalists will be selected, who will compete for over $20,000 in prize money on the Flentrop organ at Saint Mark's on July 4. (The winner of the competition will then offer the prelude before the special "O" Antiphons liturgies on July 5 & 6, starting at 7:20 p.m—see below.)
A Holy Waste of Time

FRIDAY–SUNDAY, AUGUST 19–21, at St. Andrew's House Retreat Center. Early-bird registration: $95/person on or before July 15; $110/person after July 15

Join 20s/30s from Saint Mark's and across the Diocese of Olympia for an annual gathering to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of waterfront views, outstanding food, and new friends. St. Andrew's House offers many options for activities and relaxation: kayak, paddle board, or swim the beautiful calm waters of the Puget Sound; take a hike on the forest trails nearby; or simply read at the lodge or sun on the deck. We'll also offer some optional activities: yoga, music, and arts 'n' crafts. Each evening we'll close with prayer and song, and on Sunday morning we'll celebrate a very casual Eucharist togetherLearn more and register here. Questions? Email Valerie Reinke: [email protected]
Saint Mark's at Capitol Hill PrideFest


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. Eliacín Rosario Cruz: [email protected] or Deacon Earl Grout: [email protected]
The Diocese of Olympia at the Seattle Pride Parade

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, meet at 10:30 A.M. downtownregister ASAP for exact location!

In addition to the Capitol Hill event on Saturday, the Diocese of Olympia invites everyone to march with the Episcopal Church contingent in the Seattle Pride Parade on the following day, Sunday, June 26.

Learn more and register to participate here.
20s/30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Join with the 20s/30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26th at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). We'll talk with Father Andriy Matlak about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can be allies to the people of Ukraine in this challenging moment. RSVP to Michael Perera at [email protected]
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 7:30 P.M.

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.) Learn more and see the order of service here. Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 6:30 P.M., cathedral nave and livestreamed

God willing and the people consenting, Bishop Rickel will ordain Saint Mark's curate, The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker, to the priesthood on Wednesday evening, June 29. All are welcome to attend, in person or via livestream.

Please note: Incense will be used in this liturgy.
FINAL MEETING: JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom

How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? This summer, The 20s/30s Group will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together. The series began on June 6, but you are welcome to join even if you missed the first two meetings. If you are interested in participating, please email Adam Conley: [email protected] or Emily Meeks: [email protected]

Please join the Creation Care Ministry for July's Climate Conversation, when the topic will be What You Can Do About Energy, with Richard Hartung and Richard Wesley.

Learn more here. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions: [email protected]
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 9:30 A.M.–1 P.M., at All Pilgrims Church, Broadway E. & Republican St. (about half a mile from Saint Mark's)

The Rev. Emily Austin is looking for volunteers to prepare and serve meals at Community Lunch, a service that provides free meals and survival services to hundreds of homeless and low-income people of Seattle at the facilities of All Pilgrim's church, our neighbors on Capitol Hill.

Learn more about Community Lunch here, and contact Deacon Emily to get involved: [email protected]
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022, 12:30–2 P.M., in person in Room 210, and online via Zoom

For its July meeting, Saint Mark's Second Sunday Book Group is reading Migrations, (2020) by Australian writer Charlotte McConaghy. It's an adventure story set in the perhaps not too distant future, in a world where almost all wildlife has been destroyed by climate change and human greed. It is also the story of a personal quest for belonging, an elegiac story of personal and global disaster. Learn more here.

Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deborah Brown to get the Zoom link.
A Report from the First Shared Meal with Tent City 3

Weekly meals with the Tent City 3 residents have begun, and ministry leader Chris Rigos sends the following report:

"On June 19 the Cathedral prepared and shared a fine dinner meal with our guests in Tent City 3. Our able chefs Maris Olsen and Deborah Person served sloppy joes, fruit salad, coleslaw, and ice cream to 24 guests. Our volunteers Sandy Piscatello, Kathy Albert, and Ashley Hedeen helped with set up, serving, and clean up, and then sat down to eat with our guests. Reports from our guests were positive, and they are invited back this Sunday night for a barbeque! Dinners will continue for the next ten weeks with volunteer cooks and servers."

Check out some photos below!
For any questions, please contact Chris Rigos at [email protected] or Maris Olsen at [email protected]. We will soon be opening registration for the last weeks of the summer. They are especially eager for volunteer cooks, who might work in pairs and with plenty of support and instruction. Thank you for your support!
"O" Antiphons in July? Yes, twice, with organ concerts to follow!

TUESDAY, JULY 5, and WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave (not livestreamed)

Saint Mark's Cathedral will offer its beloved "O" Antiphons Advent Procession with Carols on two consecutive nights (July 5 & 6) for the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, hosted by the Seattle Chapter of the AGO this July 4–7. The general public is invited. In addition to the music sung in the "O" Antiphons liturgy last Advent, these offerings of the liturgy will include the world premiere of "O Clavis David," an anthem for choir and organ by local composer William White, commissioned by the AGO especially for this occasion. The prelude to the liturgy, beginning approximately 7:20 p.m., will be offered by the winner of the National Young Artist Competition in Organ. (See above)

On both nights, following the liturgy, Canadian organist Isabelle Demers will play a 45-minute concert on the Flentrop organ. Born in Québec and a graduate of Juilliard, Dr. Demers is the newly-appointed Associate Professor of Organ at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. She is admired internationally for her “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review).
The Mission to Seafarers is Moving to Harbor Island—Come to Their Yard Sale!

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. Because the new space is substantially smaller than its current space, the Mission has an opportunity to give away several items from the existing space. (Some of the items seeking a new home include BBQ grills, garden tools, a pool table, and an upright piano!) To help all those items find a new home, 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]
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Lent 2023

MARCH 3–13, 2023

Co-leaders: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason and the Rev. Katherine Sedwick

You are invited to join Dean Thomason and The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Issaquah, as they co-lead a Lenten pilgrimage. There is space for 30 pilgrims who will stay seaside in Galilee, in Bethlehem, and within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The shape of this 11-day trip is contemplative and communal, drawing on the ancient wisdom of generations of Christians who have held the rhythms of worship, prayer, and life in community in this Holy Land. We also will engage people who call this special place home while exploring the realities of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. For more information, click here or contact Dean Thomason. Limited scholarship assistance is available. 
Lynnwood Kiwanis Club Golf Fundraiser

SATURDAY, JULY 16, opens at 7 a.m., at the Nile Shrine Gold Club, Mountlake Terrace

Cathedral Bookeeper Stephen Eddy invites all golfers to the Charity Golf Classic—Golf "Fore" the Kids—on July 26, benefitting the Lynnwood Kiwanis Club. The "18 Hole Scramble" kicks off at 7:30 a.m., and the event also includes a lunch, raffle, hole-in-one contest, and more. Write to David Little with questions, and register here. Registration fees increase after July 1.
Seattle Architecture Foundation Walking Tour of the Cathedral’s Neighborhood

SATURDAYS: JULY 16, AUGUST 27, SEPTEMBER 17, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M., tour begins and ends at Saint Mark’s

The Seattle Architecture Foundation, which exists to connect the people of Seattle to the rich history of our built environment, offers a walking tour of Federal Avenue and North Capitol Hill. The tour, titled Understated Elegance on the Park, visits 21 different historic properties around Saint Mark’s, placing them in the context of Seattle's social and economic history in the early 20th century. The tour concludes with a brief presentation of the cathedral building itself. Tickets are $18, and these tours usually sell outfind the link to get tickets here.

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, June 26, 2022:
The Third 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.

2 Kings 2:12, 614
Psalm 77:12, 1120
Galatians 5:1, 1325
Luke 9:5162
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

The Church’s one foundation [Hymn #525]
Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult [Hymn #550]

Edward Elgar, Allegretto piacevole and Poco allegro from Vesper Voluntaries, Op. 14, Nos. 7 & 8
in-person only
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz 

The Church’s one foundation [Hymn #525]
Swing low, sweet chariot [LEVAS II #18]
Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult [Hymn #550]

Dieterich Buxtehude, Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208
Jean Langlais, Dialogue for the Mixtures, from Suite Brève 
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz 

Christ is made the sure foundation [Hymn #518]
Like the murmur of the dove’s song [Hymn #513]
Swing low, sweet chariot [LEVAS II #18]
Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult [Hymn #550]

Dieterich Buxtehude, Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208
Jean Langlais, Dialogue for the Mixtures, from Suite Brève 
Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

Musician: Canon 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.

arr. Claude Goudimel, O gladsome Light and The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Jason Anderson, Psalm 16
Roupen Shakarian, Nunc dimittis
arr. Brian Fairbanks, Sometimes I fell like a motherless child
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. Next offering: JULY 3

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.

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