FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022:
The Third 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

4:30 p.m.Choral Evensong
in person and livestreamed

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
Cover image of Easter flowers and the cathedral's aumbrey/tabernacle by Kevin Johnson.

Spiritual Practices as Balm for the Soul

Now a monthly offering

The return of this contemplative practice to the cathedral

the twice-postponed concert with Alexander Weimann, organist

New dates announced

the virtual gathering is now suspended
Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy: Now In Person Only

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 1, following the 11 a.m. service (meet in the back of the nave)

On the first Sunday of each month, a special coffee hour is offered especially for newcomers and guests to the livestream, near and far, or anyone who has questions about the cathedral community and liturgies. In recent years it has been offered online only, but an in-person gathering resumed in April of 2022. Beginning May 1, 2022, the Zoom meeting will no longer be offered, and the Newcomers' Coffee will be offered in person only. 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.
The Return of Organ Meditation

MONDAY, MAY 2 (and the first Monday of each month), 6–6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

On Monday, March 14, Saint Mark's Associate Organist John Stuntebeck offered 30 minutes of drone-based improvisations on the Mighty Flentrop, as an aid to reflection and meditation, and as a prelude to yoga practice. (Check out a very small sample here.) The response to this offering was enthusiastic, and Organ Meditation will be offered again this Monday, May 2, and the first Monday of each month. (But note that there will be no Organ Meditation OR Cathedral yoga on July 4.) Arrive at any time between 6 and 6:30, but note that the nave will not be open until just before 6 p.m. Cathedral Yoga led by Wendy Townsend follows immediately at 6:30. You are welcome to stay for the organ prelude without attending the yoga class.
Centering Prayer Returns to Saint Mark's

FOUR TUESDAYS: MAY 3, 10, 17, & 24, 7 P.M., (following in-person Evening Prayer) in the cathedral nave

The practice of Centering Prayer at the cathedral was suspended indefinitely during the pandemic, but for the next four Tuesday evenings, we will gather for an hour in the nave at 7 p.m. Each session we will sit together in silence for 20 minutes, followed by discussion. This time of meditative prayer is open to anyone who yearns for a time to simply sit in the presence of the Divine—whether you sit regularly and miss doing it with others, are curious, or think you can’t do it, come, sit together and talk about it. There is no doing it right or wrong; there is only doing it. 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]
All-Bach on the Flentrop Organ with Alexander Weimann, organist

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via ticketed livestream

co-sponsored by Early Music Seattle and the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

In this final offering of the 2021/22 Music Series, Alexander Weimann, Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, will finally journey from his home in Canada to play the mighty Flentrop organ in a much-anticipated performance twice delayed by the pandemic. The German-born musician will perform much-beloved works from the vast repertoire of Bach’s compositions for organ, and will also offer brief improvisations much like Bach himself. Tickets are available at this link. The program is now available here. In-person and livestream ticketing options are available. If you chose to join via livestream, a link to watch will be included in your confirmation, and also emailed out shortly before the event.
Spiritual Practices as Balm for the Soul: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only

We are living in a moment of great cultural and spiritual change. At times it can feel like there are countless factors working against us to add stress to our lives. Yet, in our spiritual traditions we have a great wellspring of practices that can ground us in the Holy Sprit if we turn to them. In this presentation, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian in Residence, will invite us to explore some of these practices—new and old—that can bring wisdom and joy to our souls. In preparation for this event, participants are invited to read this article by Willigis Jäger from his classic work, “Search for the Meaning of Life.”

Participants in the March forums with Dr. Raining said, “She is an engaging teacher, warm, and accessible” and “she shares vital information for personal healing that then translates into community healing.” We are looking forward to another impactful evening—register here. Contact Canon Daugherty at [email protected] with any questions.
Candlelit Prayer in the Style of Taizé: New Dates

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 here. The response to this offering was extremely positive, and additional Taizé services have been scheduled. Join together in the cathedral nave for this beautiful, meditative liturgy on:

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 7 P.M.
Sharing Meals with our Neighbors


Saint Mark’s will be hosting Tent City 3 again this summer, beginning on June 12. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to share God’s love with this community by helping prepare, serve, and share a weekly meal with our guests. We will be serving dinner every Sunday night during their stay on our campus, and would welcome your active participation in this effort. What is needed? People to set up, greet guests, cook and serve food, and help clean up. In addition, we hope all volunteers will also SHARE the meal with our guests, and help make them feel truly welcome. 

The meal dates are June 12, 19, and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; August 7, 14, 21, and 28; and September 4. We would love to have you join our team! If you are interested or want more information, please send an inquiry to Chris Rigos ([email protected]) or Maris Olsen ([email protected])
Seattle Service Corps Program Year Reflections

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Join the Seattle Service Corps for reflections and Q&A about their experiences of the program year so far, impressions of Seattle, and a discussion of what's next as they look toward the end of the year on June 30. Questions? Email Adam Conley at [email protected]
THIS SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Join together to offer praise to God and prayers for the world at the service of Choral Evensong offered in a traditional Anglican cathedral style on the first Sunday of the month. May's liturgy will include the joyous Evening Service in C by Charles Villiers Stanford, well suited for Eastertide, and the anthem will be Duke Ellington's Come Sunday, sung in an arrangement for choir by Alice Parker. Come Sunday was originally composed as an instrumental piece in 1943, and later made famous sung by Mahalia Jackson. Alice Parker's arrangement elegantly transforms this sacred song into a choral work beautifully suited to the intergenerational Evensong Choir.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom ONLY; registration required

You are invited! The next Liturgical Minister Training will be on Wednesday evening, May 4. We are offering this training for the first time at a Wednesday Evening Forum, only via Zoom. The format will be abridged. All Liturgical Ministersor those interested in joining a new ministry, are invited to attend. Register using this link.

Please contact sacristan Michael Seewer if you have any questions: [email protected]
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave, registration required.

Saint Mark's is proud to be a co-sponsor of this groundbreaking worship service the the music and life of Beyoncé as a tool to cultivate an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, bodies, and voices—and create an experience of story, scripture, and song that calls for the liberation of all people.

The event is free, but registration is required, and it is likely to sell out. Register to attend through Brown Paper Tickets:

The 2022 Mideast Focus Film Series continues with a discussion of Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege.

During the Syrian civil war, the district of Yarmouk, home to thousands of Palestinians, became the scene of dramatic and ferocious fighting. Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege is a film that follows the destiny of civilians during the brutal sieges, imposed by the Syrian regime, that took place in the wake of the battles. With his camera, Abdallah Al-Khatib composes a love song to a place that proudly resists the atrocities of war

The next and final event in this season's series, a discussion of the award-winning film 200 Meters, will be offered Friday, May 20.

To watch a film, email [email protected] — You will get a link to watch the film as well as a link to join the Zoom discussion.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 10:30 A.M.–3 P.M., registration requested.

Cathedral Day is a celebration of the community of the Diocese of Olympia—a "family reunion" for Episcopalians from across western Washington. Check out Bishop Rickel's video invitation to this year's festivities!

Members of the Saint Mark's community are especially encouraged to attend, both to see the cathedral in a new light, and to help extend hospitality as we welcome hundreds of our siblings to THEIR cathedral, many for the first time.
For more information, contact Tonja May at [email protected] or Canon Wendy Claire Barrie [email protected]. Food truck lunch is free with advance registration. Register at:

Guest Preacher—Jerusalem Greer

SUNDAY, MAY 8, at the 9 & 11 a.m. services

"FRIENDS TALKING" FORUM, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall

We are delighted to have Jerusalem Greer as our guest preacher on May 8. She serves as the Presiding Bishop’s Staff Officer for Evangelism, and a member of the Way of Love leadership team for The Episcopal Church. She is a renowned preacher and teacher, and has a passion for connecting the rhythm of everyday life with timeless wisdom of scripture and our tradition. She will also participate in a "Friends Talking" forum with Dean Thomason at 10:10 a.m., between the two liturgies, in person in Bloedel Hall.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1–2:30 P.M., Cathedral House Room 210 or via Zoom

Perhaps as an antidote to our last book on the history of homelessness in Seattle, Saint Mark's Book Group chose Craig Rennebohm's Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets (2008). Rennebohm, a United Church of Christ minister and director (at the time) of The Mental Health Chaplaincy, tells stories of the homeless, mentally ill, and the marginalized to whom companionship and grace, when extended, made belonging and healing possible. Kae Eaton, Saint Mark's community member and current director of the Mental Health Chaplaincy program, will join the conversation. Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deb Brown to get the Zoom link.

MAY 11
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45–8:15 P.M.,

UPDATE: This forum will be offered online via Zoom only

Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioner Clara Berg, fashion historian and curator, and Richard Hartung, sustainable writer/blogger to discuss connections between clothing, the environment and our faith.
We'll share ways to buy less, choose well and make clothes last.

UPDATE: This event will now be offered online only. Join using this Zoom link.
MAY 14
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9 A.M. to 12 P.M., cathedral nave

Do you have a beloved psalm? Join with the Evensong Choir for PSALMATHON 2022, a fundraiser for the choir’s 2022 UK Pilgrimage. Over 3 hours, we will sing 50 of our most beloved psalms, proclaiming them in a variety of musical forms. Parishioners are encouraged to sponsor one of our singers for a dollar amount per psalm or join in the singing with a sponsor of your own! Mark your calendars now; more info is to come on how the cathedral community can support the Psalmathon and the Evensong Choir’s residencies in Bristol and Chichester Cathedrals in August. 
MAY 14
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9 A.M–12 P.M.

The next Garden Ministry Work party on Saturday, May 14! All are welcome to get your hands dirty while enjoying the sunshine and good company. Bring a water bottle and work gloves. Email [email protected] for more information
MAY 15
FOUR SUNDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 15, 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. We will meet from 12:30–2 p.m., on four Sundays: May 15, May 29, June 5, and June 19. Register to participate using this form.

NOTE: The Diocesan Resource Center has some copies of the book available to borrow. If you are interested in borrowing a copy, contact Sue Tait at [email protected].

Forum on the Psalms with Canons Barrie and Kleinschmidt: Video Now Available

If you missed Canons Barrie and Kleinschmidt's online forum on the what, why, and how of the Book of Psalms and their place in our worship, a complete video is now available here.
Treasures of the Cathedral: The Cathedral Windows

Previous installments in the occasional series Treasures of the Cathedral have focused on works of art in the cathedral's collection (see here, here and here). But recently Director of Communications Greg Bloch has been thinking about a different type of treasure—the giant windows in the cathedral nave. The current windows have quite a backstory, involving slingshots, WWII blackout drills, ultraviolet radiation, and asbestos. Read Greg's essay here... featuring a surprise cameo by Jimmy Kimmel.
Now on Exhibit in the Cathedral Nave: Coast Salish Art by Peter Boome

APRIL 24–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, large-scale works on canvas, and smaller prints and paintings. Works are available to be purchased from the artist. Visit this page for more information and additional links, including two video interviews: one from the National Museum of the American Indian, and the other (which includes a studio tour) from the Washington State Historical Society
Calling Class of 2022 Graduates!

We will recognize and bless high school, college, and other post-secondary program graduates on Sunday, May 22nd during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. If you or someone you know is graduating this summer and would like to be recognized, please send their names, graduation information, and preferred Sunday service to Rebekah Gilmore, [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 16.
Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of WaterGroup Viewing

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. 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]).
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.
The Rubric: New Issue

The most recent issue of The Rubric was mailed out recently. In continual publication since 1890, each issue of The Rubric tells the story of who we are as a community. The new issue contains a reflection on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a report from El Salvador, a reflection on the U.N. Climate Change conference, and more. Pick up a copy in the narthex or in the office entryway, or read online here.
The National Lutheran Choir, Streaming Online Only

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2 P.M. PACIFIC TIME, streaming online at

The Earth Sings Beauty, a concert by the National Lutheran Choir, was originally to be performed in person on Earth Day in the cathedral nave, as part of the Saint Mark's Music Series and the choir's national tour. Conditions last winter caused the choir to cancel the entire tour, but the same program will now be offered online instead. The concert will feature the premiere of Lament of the Earth by composer Steve Heitzeg and poet Susan Palo Cherwien along with other pieces centered around the idea of the Earth. Selections include i thank you God for this most amazing day by Eric Whitacre, Creation Suite by NLC founder Larry Fleming, and O Colored Earth, composed by Steve Heitzeg and performed by the Minnesota Boychoir. Watch the concert live online here.
The Alaska Suite Concert, Benefitting Green Buildings Now

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 3 P.M., Seattle First Baptist Church, tickets $20$40 

The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett. But this is not just a concert. The performance engages the power of artistic expression—live music, spoken words, images and poetry—to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change. Ultimately a story of hope, the performance leaves audiences inspired to take action. Learn more and see a preview here. All proceeds benefit Green Buildings Now, a Seattle-based coalition promoting social justice and climate resilience by working with frontline community leaders to remove fossil fuels from buildings in a just way. The Saint Mark's Creation Care Ministry encourages cathedral community members to attend this event, as they discuss partnering with Green Buildings Now in the months/years ahead to address the injustices relating to climate change 

 Click here for tickets and more information.

The funeral of former U.S. Senator The Hon. Slade Gorton will be offered
This service will be livestreamed

The Funeral of Fred Pneumanwho worked with the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia in several roles and has many connections to the cathedral communitywill be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina (8398 NE 12th St, Medina)
SUNDAY, MAY 15, at 2 P.M.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
The Third 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 9:1–6
Psalm 30
Revelation 5:11–14
John 21:1–19
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

He is risen, he is risen! [Hymn #180]
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing [Hymn #182]

Nikolai Tcherepnin, Cherubimic Hymn
Peeter Laja, Prelude on a Latvian folksong
in-person only
Presider: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing [Hymn #182]
Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest [Hymn #306]
Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness [Hymn #492]

Karen Marrolli, Let us come to the table of God

Stuntebeck, Improvisation on St. Agnes
Denis Bédard, Prelude & Toccata on Victimae Paschali Laudes
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing [Hymn #182]
Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest [Hymn #306]
Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness [Hymn #492]

arr. Charles Wood, This joyful Eastertide
Palestrina, Exultate Deo

Stuntebeck, Improvisation on St. Agnes
Denis Bédard, Prelude & Toccata on Victimae Paschali Laudes
Officiant: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason

C.V. Stanford, Evening Service in C
Duke Ellington, arr. Alice Parker, Come Sunday
Presider: The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Musician: Charles Coldwell, recorder
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.

Matteo Palotta, Nunc dimittis Tone II
Jean Richafort, Christus resurgens
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.

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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