Sunday, October 24, 2021:
The Twenty-Second 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: flowers in the nave last week, given to the glory of God and in memory of Sandra Smith. Photo by Kevin Johnson.

Reports, reflections, and stories of ministry

Northwest Interfaith on climate change

by Dr. Lisa Graumlich

Sally Senger, RN
Sunday Forum: Stewardship Ministry

THIS 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 Season of Stewardship continues, with reflections offered by community members during Sunday services, the information table in "coffee corner" in the back of the nave, and the shifting colors of the hanging installation. 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.
19th Annual Community Multi-Faith Summit


FaithScienceSacred Activism. Hear from leaders of various faiths, including First Peoples, Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian, as they share how their faith tradition calls them to act on climate change. And then join in the discussion with panelists about actions communities can take together to be part of hopeful solutions. This online-only event is co-sponsored by Saint Mark's. Register here, or contact Marjorie Ringness or Libby Carr if you have questions. View the PDF flyer here.
COP26: What to watch for? What to pray for? 

What can you be watching for in the weeks before the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow ? Read three recommendations published in the Episcopal Church's Creation Newsletter from Dr. Lisa Graumlich. Lisa is a climate scientist and an active member of Creation Care at Saint Mark's, and will be serving on the Presiding Bishop’s delegation to COP26. "Climate Change calls all of us to action," she writes. Read the full essay here.

Lisa recently presented "Code Red for Humanity: Reflections on the IPCC Report on Climate Change" at Saint Mark's. Visit this post for upcoming COP26 events.

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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 10 A.M. PST, Register here 

COP26 Kick-Off with the Presiding Bishop’s Delegation: 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 31, 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.
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. The sale showcases one-of-a-kind handcrafted items and hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns, along with weaving and spinning tools. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required for entry to the sale. For more information, email [email protected]

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. To raise funds for the journey, 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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 8 A.M. PST Register here 

Liturgy for Planetary Crisis: Please join in prayer and worship with our Episcopal Presiding Bishop’s Delegation and all who have been present in witness and advocacy at the Convention on Climate Change (COP26). 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.  

Choral Evensong is a treasure among Christian liturgies in the Anglican tradition. At Saint Mark's, this choir is composed of select Choir School Senior Choristers, the Cathedral Schola, and adults from the Cathedral Choir. 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.
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. 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 11 A.M. PST Register here 

COP26 Closing Event

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

In the short, meticulously researched book, The River that Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish, 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. It’s a story about social and environmental justice (or the lack thereof), business interests, and politics. To join Second Sunday Book Group, email Pearl.
The Rubric: Fall 2021 Issue

Each issue of The Rubric contains stories, reports, and reflection by, from, and about the community of Saint Mark's during these extraordinary times. It has been in continual publication since 1890. The latest issue should be arriving in your mailbox shortly, and you can also read the issue online, either by downloading a pdf, or using the issuu online reader interface. There are also links to individual stories on The Rubric webpage.

Contents of the Fall 2021 issue include a heartfelt reflection on the meaning of our funeral liturgy by The Rev. Nancy Ross, updates on the cathedral's Creation Care commitments, a report from the cathedral's ministry with Lowell Elementary, and more.
New Podcast Episode: Cathedral Conversations About Race

Cathedral Conversations about Race is a special podcast, highlighting voices from within our own church community. In this series, hosts Cara Peterson and Michael Perera speak with the BIPOC members of the cathedral about their respective faith journeys, and their experiences of being a BIPOC person in our community.

In the newest episode, Cara and Michael conclude their conversation about why representation of BIPOC people is so important; from the characters we see on TV, to the names being read out during the prayers of the people. (Podcast content warning: domestic violence, self-harm ideation, racial violence.) To find out more about missing Black women and missing Indigenous women, please visit here and here.

Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, or go here to listed to all the past episodes.
Cathedral Yoga Welcomes Sally Senger

THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

Cathedral Yoga is offered every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the cathedral nave. Since its re-launch in August as an in-person offering, it has grown steadily, attracting participants of all experience levels, many of whom are walking through the doors of the cathedral for the first time. This week, Saint Mark's welcomes a new teacher to lead the offering, Sally Senger.

  • Sally Senger is a Registered Nurse in the Seattle area, with over 30o hours of training in vinyasa and yin yoga. She combines expertise in both these arenas to encourage and facilitate health in her community. Sally enjoys the fascinating world of neuroscience, and the positive effects of mindfulness drive Sally’s interests and direct her daily practices. Additionally, she is currently an active Functional Nutrition Counselor. She believes we all have the capacity to heal, to grow, and to bring our own unique magic to this world. She looks forward to supporting the community of Saint Mark's.

Note that sanitized yoga mats are now available if you do not have one. Masks must be worn at all times. Learn more here.
A/V Volunteers Needed

Would you like to run the audiovisual equipment in Bloedel during Sunday morning and Wednesday evening forums on a volunteer basis? New equipment, including PTZ cameras, an A/V mixing console, projector, monitor, and computers have recently been purchased and installed to allow events in Bloedel to be fully "hybrid"—both in person and online. Responsibilities will include setting up the system, controlling and mixing the cameras, monitoring sound during the event, controlling the interface between the camera feed and the streaming software, and securing the equipment following the event. This is a chance to engage with some interesting technology and help out the community at the same time. If this sounds like something you'd like to get involved in, please contact Greg Bloch at [email protected].

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

This service will be livestreamed.
Sunday, October 24, 2021: The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Thomsen Chapel; in-person only

Presider: The Reverend Edie Weller
Preacher: The Reverend Earl Grout

Organ: Charles Wesley, Pastorale
Thomas Sanders Dupuis, Trumpet Voluntary in C Major
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 Canon Doctor Marda Steedman Sanborn
11 a.m.: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason

Preacher: The Reverend Earl Grout

Job 42:16, 1017
Hebrews 7:2328
Mark 10:4652

9 a.m.: O for a thousand tongues to sing [Hymn #493]
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven [Hymn #410]
11 a.m.: Just as I am [Hymn #693]
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath [Hymn #429]

9 a.m.: Thomas Attwood, Teach me, O Lord
arr. John Coates, Jr., Amazing Grace

11 a.m: Herbert Howells, My eyes for beauty pine
Edward C. Bairstow, Jesu, the very thought of thee

9 a.m.:
Johann Christoph Kellner, Prelude in C
Thomas Sanders Dupuis, Trumpet Voluntary in C Major

11 a.m.:
Herbert Howells, Psalm-Prelude, Op. 32, No. 1
Improvisation on Old 113th

Presider: The Reverend Canon Doctor Marda Steedman Sanborn

Musician: James Falzone, woodwinds
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.

Shaker tune, arr. Kevin Siegfried, Help me, O Lord, thy way to keep
Peter Hallock, Psalm 126
Donald Skirvin, Lord, it is night [World Premiere—text from the New Zealand Prayer Book]
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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