Sunday, October 17, 2021:
The Twenty-First 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 blessing and commissioning of the 2021/22 Seattle Service Corps on September 26, 2021, by Kevin Johnson.

Sunday Morning Forum

Post-Compline organ music in anticipation of Halloween

Support the Evensong Choir pilgrimage

Virtual events around the United Nations Convention on Climate Change

Now reading: The River That Made Seattle
The Rev. Canon Pat Taylor, a.k.a. Mother Pat, has prepared this brief (3-minute) video message, from the reception desk of the cathedral offices, in which she tells the story of her experiences in the last year, and expresses gratitude for the community of Saint Mark's. 

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.
Jubilee Weekend 2021


For many years, Saint Mark's has worked with the Jubilee USA Network, which works for global debt relief, responsible lending and borrowing on in the international stage, and an end to predatory financial behavior in our domestic economy. October 14–16 is their Annual Jubilee Weekend, which this year puts special focus on two issues in the United States: predatory "payday" loans, and responsible student lending and borrowing. They are encouraging all of us, through prayer and action, to engage in the work of building an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee weekend will be acknowledged in the concluding prayer following the Prayers of the Assembly in this Sunday's morning services. Please visit the Jubilee Sunday website to learn much more.
Get to Know the Service Corps!

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Service Corps members Lindsay, Talley, Emily, Julia, Sophia, and Laura are almost two months into their program year! Join the 2021-2022 cohort of Seattle Service Corps in Bloedel for a Q&A and an opportunity to get to know them better. Learn about their impressions of Seattle, service, and life in intentional community. There will be some fun surprises, too!

The 2021/22 cohort is:

  • Lindsay Bell, from northern Virginia, working at Earth Ministry
  • Talley Breedlove, from western North Carolina, working for both Edible Hope and Seeds of Peace
  • Emily Morgan, from Arizona, working at Mercy Housing Northwest
  • Julia Cooper, from Providence, Rhode Island, working at Mission to Seafarers
  • Sophia Greenberg, from Rockland County, New York, working at Northwest Immigrants Rights Project
  • Laura Muther , from Illinois, working at Real Change News

Read more about each of the members here.
Organ by Night: Michael Kleinschmidt

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10 P.M., in the cathedral nave (following Compline)

Organ by Night is a twenty-minute performance on the Flentrop organ after Compline on the third Sunday of every month. On October 17 Canon Kleinschmidt will join in celebrating the 65th anniversary of The Compline Choir by offering Olivier Messiaen's Vision of the Eternal Church. Then, in anticipation of Halloween, he will play two brief pieces associated with phantoms: Jehan Alain's Fantasmagorie, and J.S. Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
Hymnathon!A Message from Canon Kleinschmidt


Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir of children, youth and adults plan to be in England next August to sing daily Evensongs in Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals. They are dedicating as much of their own resources toward the total cost of their pilgrimage as they can. However, they need to raise some additional funds so that the trip is affordable for all. To that end, they are singing a Hymnathon on Saturday, October 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will sing at least one stanza of all 720 hymns in our hymnal! You are invited to join in the fun. Get three friends to sponsor you for a dollar per hymn and sing a hundred of them. At our pace, it will take you less than an hour and you will have brought us $300! For more information, please visit the Hymnathon Table at coffee hour.
United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP26)

(1) Attend Virtual COP26 Public Events

From October 31 through November 12, 2021, 120 political leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for the United Nations 26th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), which feels to many like the last chance for coordinated global action to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of human-caused climate change. Saint Mark's Parishioner and American Geophysical Union president-elect Dr. Lisa Graumlich has been invited to be part of The Episcopal Church delegation to this potentially historic meeting.

You are invited to register and attend the public events below. 

(2) Episcopal Climate Advocacy at the UN: 
COP26 Kick-Off with the Presiding Bishop’s Delegation  

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1 P.M. EDT (10 A.M. PST), Register here 
Join the Episcopal Presiding Bishop’s Delegates to the United Nations 26th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) and our partners for this public launch event! Participants will meet our delegates and get an introduction to global climate advocacy through a faith lens, just in time for the start of COP26 on October 31st, 2021. We will share Episcopal policy priorities and advocacy strategies, and invite the whole Episcopal Church to join in prayer and witness for this critical global conference. 

(3) Liturgy for Planetary Crisis: Episcopal Worship Service during COP26 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 11 A.M. EDT (8 A.M. PST) Register here 
Please join in prayer and worship with our Episcopal Presiding Bishop’s Delegation and all who have been present in witness and advocacy at this global climate conference. This service is open to all and will focus on the need for swift, just action to bring us back into right relationships across the human family and with all of God’s creation. The liturgy will draw on our Episcopal tradition and beyond and will offer strength to the community at COP26.  
(4) COP26 Closing Event: Report Back from the Presiding Bishop’s Delegation 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2 P.M. EDT (11 A.M. PST) Register here 
As the 26th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change draws to an end on November 12th, gather with Episcopal advocates and ecumenical partners for this closing event. Our Presiding Bishop’s Delegation will offer reports from their witness at the conference, as well as top line summaries from the negotiations. We will finish with a faith-led vision of the future for Episcopal advocacy around climate change. 
The River that Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1:30 P.M. via Zoom and in person in Room 210

In this short, meticulously researched book, B.J. Cummings recounts the story of the Duwamish River—beginning with the diverse 1000s-year-old Indigenous populations who lived along the river that sustained them to the arrival of the first White settlers and then to the diverse newly arrived immigrants that today have settled near or along this river in South Park. It’s a story about social and environmental justice (or the lack thereof), business interests, and politics. As Cummings writes, “The choices we have made about how we use our rivers reflect the values of the governing bodies of our cities . . . at the moments when those choices were made.” For more information and for the link to join, please email Pearl: [email protected]
THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16–17, registration requested

The first-ever Peter R. Hallock Institute Symposium will include both online and in-person events, observing the 65th anniversary of the Compline Choir.


10:30 a.m.: Online Lecture/Demonstration with Dr. Jason Anderson

11:30 a.m.: in-person Curated Exhibits and Q&A in the cathedral nave

1 p.m.: Online Panel Discussion with with Jason Anderson, Mel Butler, Jonathan Dimmock, George Emblom, Jeremy Filsell, David Ouzts, and Kevin Siegfried

11 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist with music by Peter Hallock prominently featured (in-person and livestream)

2 p.m.: Choral Music Reading Session
featuring newly-edited editions of music especially well-suited for smaller church and parish choirs (in-person and livestream)

4 p.m.: in-person Curated Exhibits and Q&A in the cathedral nave

9:30 p.m.: Compline 65th Alumni + Compline Service
with music by Peter Hallock prominently featured, including Jubilemus omnes, accompanied by an ensemble of five cellos.

Visit the event site for full schedule and to register.
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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

The Sunday Forum on October 24 with feature a discussion, facilitated by members of the Stewardship Ministry, on how Saint Mark's became our spiritual home, our journey into stewardship, and what it means for us to be a Beloved Community. Come to Bloedel Hall between the 9 and 11 a.m. services to share and discuss these questions together.

The 20s & 30s at Saint Mark’s host Night Prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The liturgy usually ends around 7:45. On the fourth Monday of the month only, participants are also invited to gather in person in Leffler Sun Room, in addition to the call-in option. Participants are welcome on these Mondays to participate in Cathedral Yoga at 6:30 p.m., and head over to Leffler House when yoga concludes. Email Adam Conley to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.

Choral Evensong is a treasure among Christian liturgies in the Anglican tradition. On November 7, the Evensong choir will be observing the Festival of All Saints, in a service including Grayston Ives' beautiful anthem There is a land of pure delight. Learn more about the Evensong Choir here.
Linzi Stahlecker Appointed as Curate in 2022

Earlier this week, Dean Thomason send a message to the parish announcing that Linzi Stahlecker will serve her curacy (a sort of internship for newly-ordained clergy) at Saint Mark's, beginning January 22, 2022. Linzi brings a wide array of life experience to her ministry, having worked as a birth doula, mindfulness program leader, corporate executive for Eddie Bauer, and television researcher and producer. She was invited to preach at Saint Mark's in July of 2021, and gave a memorable sermon on John the Baptist and Salome. Read the full announcement, plus a message from Linzi, here. Welcome!
A World-Premiere Commission for the "O" Antiphons Liturgy

O Antiphons is a beloved annual liturgy of music and pageantry that marks the beginning of Advent —the season of longing, vigilance, and expectation in preparation for Christmas—which this year is offered Sunday, November 28, at 7 p.m.. The form of this liturgy that was invented here is now used in churches around the world.

An exciting element of this year's service will be the world premiere of a newly commissioned anthem, conceived and written expressly for the Saint Mark's Cathedral Choir, for the O Antiphons liturgy, and for our space. The work has been composed by Dr. Zanaida Robles of Los Angeles, a renowned vocalist, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music. The anthem, titled Ecstatic Expectancy, responds in both content and feeling to the O Antiphons liturgy, while offering a meditation on the evocative verse from Psalm 85: Mercy and Truth have met together; Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other.

This project was supported by the Saint Mark's Vestry, and was not funded by a particular donor—the commission came from the cathedral music program's own resources. More information and other works by Dr. Robles can be found here.
Stewardship Gratitude Installation
In her Annual Appeal Kickoff presented from the ambo during services on October 3, Stewardship Committee convener Lynne Markova called attention to the striking installation in the nave, the visual representation of gratitude that will remain on display throughout this season. It is the work of fabric artist and longtime community leader Jo Ann Bailey and Facilities Manager David Wagner, and consists not only of the strips of fabric and ribbon, but also specially-installed colored LED lights, which will change from week to week.

People have interpreted the work in various ways—some see a cascading waterfall, an overflowing of abundance; others see rays of light; still others see manna from heaven, or "showers of blessings" raining from above. An important element of the piece is that each individual strip of fabric is insubstantial, almost transparent when on its own, and the full effect is only created when all the pieces are joined together and illuminated from a common source. Please write to [email protected] with any thoughts. 
Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Show and Sale

In Bloedel Hall:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28: 5–8 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Our neighbors the Seattle Weavers' Guild are thrilled to once again offer their annual sale in person in Bloedel Hall. They write, "The Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Sale is more than just a sale. It gives you a chance to find that exceptional, one-of-a-kind item for your home, your office, your wardrobe, or that someone special in your life. You can see the process of weaving fabric and baskets, spinning yarn, and doing other fiber arts. You can talk to many of the artists whose work you admire. The sale showcases one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, including towels, rugs, blankets, tapestries, wall hangings, sculptural baskets, handmade cards, accessories for pets, children's items, hats, bags, jackets, scarves, wraps, exquisite jewelry, liturgical weaving, and hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns along with weaving and spinning tools. Tell your friends and spread the word in your guilds. We invite you to join us at our Annual Show and Sale to see the work of our hands and hearts. You may also visit our Gallery page. A number of our accomplished weavers and fiber artists feature their online shops and blogs there".

Masks and proof of vaccination will be required for entry to the sale. For more information about the Seattle Weavers' Guild's annual sale, email [email protected]

The funeral of longtime member and former Senior Warden Marge Anderson will be offered

This service will be livestreamed
Sunday, October 17, 2021: The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only

Presider & Preacher: The Reverend Canon Doctor Marda Steedman Sanborn

Organ: Cara Peterson, organist
Florence B. Price, Adoration
J.S. Bach, Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 632
in-person only

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

9 a.m.: The Reverend Doctor Dennis Tierney
11 a.m.: The Reverend Mark Miller

The Reverend Canon Doctor Marda Steedman Sanborn

Job 38:1–7, 34–41
Hebrews 5:1–10
Mark 10:35–45

9 a.m.: O love of God, how strong and true [Hymn #455]
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.: All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine [Hymn #477]
11 a.m.: O Master, let me walk with thee [Hymn #659]
The head that once was crowned with thorns [Hymn #483]

9 a.m.: Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, arr. Paul Stevens, Bless the Lord, O my soul
Ghanaian folk song; adapt. T.S. Colvin, arr. M. Kleinschmidt, Jesu, Jesu
11 a.m: Peter R. Hallock, Commit your way to the Lord

J.S. Bach, Trio Sonata in C, BWV 529, First Movement: Allegro, and the Third Movement, Allegro

Presider: The Rev. Edie Weller

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.

A special service offered by the Compline Choir joined by alumni of the choir from throughout the decades, in celebration of the 65th anniversary of the choir

Peter R. Hallock, Bring us, O Lord God
Hallock, Psalm 91
Hallock, arr., I'll praise my maker while I've breath
Hallock, Nunc dimittis
Hallock, ​Jubilemus omnes (accompanied by five cellos!)

Organ by Night
A brief recital of organ music played by Canon Michael Kleinschmidt will follow the office. (See details above.)
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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