Sunday, October 10, 2021:
The Twentieth 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 the Stewardship Season gratitude installation.

A Message from Dean Thomason

Meet the amazing young people of the 21/22 cohort

A webinar with Indigenous Ministries
Dean Thomason has prepared this brief (3-minute) video message, from the Cathedral roof, reflecting on the coming of autumn and the launch of this year's Stewardship season.

Please watch, and email the Dean at [email protected] with any questions.

Visit to make a pledge for the coming year, and contact Erik Donner in the cathedral office with any questions about the details of your pledge: [email protected] or 206.323.0300 x217.
Connections: The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:10-10:50 A.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

Hosted by the Mideast Focus Ministry, Saint Mark's welcomes John Lent, Executive Director of American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem, for a conversation about the work of AFEDJ in the West Bank and Gaza and an up-close assessment of the current situation in Israel-Palestine and the broader region. The Cathedral and Diocese have long been supporters of AFEDJ; currently Bishop Rickel serves as chair of the board, so we are particularly grateful for this opportunity to reconnect with this important partner. More information may be found here. Watch a brief video with John Lent here.

AFEDJ is a nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to transforming lives of the vulnerable and displaced in the Middle East through support of the schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities that are owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Syria and Lebanon. Since 1988, AFEDJ donors have contributed more than $30 million to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s humanitarian institutions. Learn more at

Come to Bloedel Hall between the 9 and 11 a.m. services to watch the discussion, or join using this Zoom link.

NOTE: There will be a meeting of the Mideast Focus Ministry on this coming Tuesday, October 12, 7 p.m., via Zoom. Anyone who wishes to get more involved in this work is welcome to attend. Contact Steve Moen for more information, or for the link to join: [email protected]
Get to Know the Service Corps!

NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Join the 2021-2022 cohort of Seattle Service Corps in Bloedel for a Q&A and an opportunity to get to know them better. Now that they're almost two months into their program year, learn about their impressions of Seattle, service, and life in intentional community. More information about this years cohort can be found here.

There is plenty to do in the Saint Mark’s gardens and the next Garden Ministry Work party is this upcoming Saturday. The ‘work’ is fun and rewarding; the community is supportive and effective. Bring garden gloves if you have them and any favorite tools, along with a bottle of water. We have tools to share. All are welcome and needed, whether you have a green thumb or not!

Questions? Email [email protected].
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 12:453 P.M., 6218 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle
Middle School and High School youth will offer their elbow grease to assist with the fall chores on this thriving urban farm and community farming program that values community, self-sufficiency, food empowerment, social justice, and education. We will meet onsite at the farm at 12:45 p.m. on October 10 after church.

Check out this inspiring new 6-minute video about the activities at Nurturing Roots, including their "focus on sharing the truth about systematic oppression with an emphasis on food and environmental justice."
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona

Join an evening of Art & Jazz with other young adults from around the Diocese (7:30–9 p.m.). View art from local artists affiliated with Vibrant Palette Art Center and listen to jazz piano from Jeremy Bacon in the Chapel at Epiphany Parish, Seattle. Artwork will be available for purchase to support Vibrant Palette’s mission to empower artists with disabilities and build a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. Light refreshments provided. Questions? Email Emily Meeks [email protected].
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2–5:15 P.M., pre-registration required

Cobblestone lanes, historic landmark homes, and expansive views mark this 4.1 mile walk starting from St. Paul’s. Join other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn more about Southwest Queen Anne with stops at the Wilcox Wall, Parsons Garden and Kerry Park. We’ll also get a brief background and tour of St. Paul’s from Rev. Nat Johnson. Learn more and register here.
Contact Emily Meeks or Michael Perera with questions.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16–17, registration requested

The Peter R. Hallock Symposium includes an online key-note address from Dr. Jason Anderson, reflecting on Peter Hallock’s timeless music and lasting contributions to the Church; an in-person exhibit of visual arts; a service of Holy Communion with Peter’s music prominently featured, followed by a (livestreamed) reading session of newly published works; and a special office for the Compline Choir’s 65th anniversary, presented by the choir joined by alumni from across the decades. Visit the event site for full schedule and to register.


A Report from El Salvador by Elizabeth Hawkins

Community member Elizabeth Hawkins has been living and working in San Salvador since 2019. A former immigration attorney, she travelled to El Salvador to research the complex factors that lead people to attempt to emigrate to the United States. Learn more about Elizabeth here. Dean Thomason and Canon Rosario-Cruz will facilitate the discussion.
In observance of Indigenous People's Day, the Cathedral Offices will be closed on Monday, October 11.
Native Voices: A Response to The Episcopal Church’s History with Indian Boarding Schools

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2-3:30 P.M. Pacific Time, webinar, registration required

On Indigenous People's Day, join this panel discussion with Indigenous Episcopalians as they respond to a statement on Indigenous boarding schools issued by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Jennings. A moderated Q&A will follow the panel. The webinar will be live-streamed for those who want to watch and offer questions for the panelists. It will also be recorded and posted on the Indigenous Ministries Facebook page for later viewing.

Scheduled Panelists:

  • The Rev. Dr. Bradley Hauff, Indigenous missioner of The Episcopal Church, moderator, Lakota
  • The Rev. Isaiah (Shaneequa) Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church Office of Justice, Reconciliation and Creation Care, Lakota
  • Buzz McDonald, Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, Caddo
  • Pearl Chanar, Episcopal Diocese of Alaska, Athabascan
  • The Ven. Paul Sneve, Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota, Lakota
  • Ms. Christine McCleave, CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Turtle Mountain Ojibwe
  • Forrest Cuch, Episcopal Diocese of Utah, Ute Tribe
  • The Rev. Bude VanDyke, Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, Eastern Band of Cherokee, musician

Register here.
New Episode of Cathedral Conversations about Race
"Representations: Music"

The newest episode of the Cathedral Conversations about Race podcast episode is a conversation about music. Representation is a big issue for BIPOC people, and representation in church music? Even more so. This is the first episode on our theme of representation: why it is important, and what is overlooked when equal representation is missing. Cara and Michael chat about some observations Cara's picked up in her capacity as a music student and professional musician, and why "merit-based hiring" is a good way to shut out entire demographics of professionals. If you have any questions, please contact Michael or Cara directly.

Cathedral Conversations about Race is a special series of the long-running Cathedral Conversations podcast, highlighting voices from within our own church community. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, or go here to listed to all the past episodes.
Treasures of the Cathedral: Everett DuPen

Have you ever noticed the wood carvings located just as you enter Bloedel Hall from the west doors of the building? For the small prayer card included in this year's stewardship mailing, the Stewardship Committee selected a detail from this work, depicting Jesus telling his disciples to cast their nets on the other side of their boat, as recounted in the Gospel of John, chapter 21. The entire work, titled Christ the Good Shepherd is the work of the Seattle sculptor Everett DuPen (1912–2005).

DuPen taught for many years at the University of Washington, and his work can be be seen in public installations on the UW campus and throughout the Seattle area, notably the Fountain of Creation, located at Seattle Center between the Arena and the Northwest Rooms (now the KEXP studios), and the carved walnut screens at the entrance of Seattle Municipal Tower. Throughout his career, however, he had a special affinity for creating art for churches, and his work includes the stunning 30-foot by 20-foot carved plaster relief altarpiece and 10-foot copper image of Christ at St John the Baptist in West Seattle, the baptismal font at Emmanuel Mercer Island, a crucifix for St Stephen's in Laurelhurst, and over a dozen others. An interesting, brief documentary on the life and work of DuPen may be seen here. Christ the Good Shepherd was commissioned in the late 1950s, when Cathedral House was constructed, and it is dedicated to the memory of Julius H. Bloedel and Mina Prentice Bloedel, whose generosity made the construction of Cathedral House possible. More information and images may be found here.
Film Screening
HARVEST OF EMPIRE: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

6 P.M., Online group screening via Zoom
7:30-9 P.M., Panel discussion and community conversation via Zoom

Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color and Meaningful Movies Project at Diocese of Olympia is proud to present an online screening of this film, a powerful documentary from Onyx Films that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, “Harvest of Empire” provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the U.S. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S., but must become part of our national conversation about immigration. Register to participate here.
Sunday, October 10, 2021: The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only

The Rev. Canon Dr. Marda Steedman Sandborn

The Rev. Emily Austin

Craig Phillips, Prelude on Caithness
J.G. Walther, Lobe den Herren
in-person only

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

The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

The Rev. Emily Austin

Job 23:1–9, 16–17
Hebrews 4:12–16
Mark 10:17–31

9 a.m.: O for a thousand tongues to sing [Hymn #684]
Take my life and let it be consecrated [Hymn #707]
11 a.m.: Gracious Spirit, give your servants joy [WLP #782]
Jesus all my gladness [Hymn #701]
O Jesus, I have promised [Hymn #655]

9 a.m.:
arr. Carlton Young, Be thou my vision
L.J. White, A Prayer of St. Richard of Chicester
11 a.m: Benjamin Britten, Jubilate Deo in C

9 a.m.: Gerre Hancock, Prelude on Slane
J.G. Walther, Lobe den Herren
11 a.m.: Craig Phillips, Prelude on Caithness
Fela Sowande, Jubilate

Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

Musician: 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.

Doug Fullington, God be in my head
Charles Wood, I will call upon God
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 12 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month

A special virtual coffee hour just for newcomers, or anyone with questions about Saint Mark's. Find the link to join here.
Children, Youth, and Family Ministries has released a new issue of their newsletter. Read it here.
SUNDAYS, 10–10:50 A.M., St. Nicholas Building, 2nd Floor

Sunday Morning Church School has resumed!
Learn more at
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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