Sunday, October 30, 2022:
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

10 a.m. • Godly Play Open House
St. Nicholas Bldg, 2nd floor

11 a.m.The Holy Eucharist
in person and livestreamed

12:30 p.m. • All Hallows Eve Eve
kids' activities & movie in Bloedel Hall

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

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
Cover image of the Senior Choristers and Schola of the Cathedral Choir School, singing during the 9 a.m. service last Sunday, October 23.

Please Submit your pledge before October 30

Investing With Your Values

A forum on All Saints and All Souls, and a discussion of the turn toward Advent

New details about the November 8 offering

In Carkeek Park

A course by Mary Crist
Ingathering of Pledges this Sunday

October 30 is Ingathering Sunday, which means that during morning services, cards representing all the annual pledges that have made this month will be gathered together, presented at the altar, and blessed. Everyone who submitted a pledge on or before October 30 will be acknowledged in the Sunday bulletin later in November.

Earlier this week Dean Thomson sent out a Message of Gratitude to the community, containing some data about the pledges received so far. Read the entire message here. Last Monday, the final Stewardship video message was released, featuring Hannah Hochkeppel (see above). All the video messages, as well as some of the Sunday morning reflections, may be seen here . Learn more and make your 2023 pledge online here.
Climate Conversations: Investing With Your Values

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 5:30–6:30 P.M., via Zoom only

Join sustainable investment profession Penelope Jackson and freelance writer and financial consultant Richard Hartung for November's Climate Conversations: Investing With Your Values. Investors have traditionally considered risk and the return on their funds when they decided where to invest their funds. Now, though, investors are increasingly considering environmental risks and sustainability when they invest. Investing with the principles of creation care enables us to use our Christian faith and support for conservation when we invest our funds, whether we have a little money or a lot. Penelope and Richard will discuss the principles behind sustainable investing and creation care along with what scripture says about investing, how to select investments in line with creation care, and the benefits of this type of investing. Learn about the previous events in the Climate Conversations series here, and register here for the Zoom link for this and all of the monthly Climate Conversations.
The Triduum of All Hallows/All Saints/All Souls

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family).

In this forum led by Canon Barrie, we’ll explore the pre-Christian, Celtic roots of these holy three days and reflect on their relevance in the present day. You are invited to bring a photograph of someone you “love and see no longer” for the prayer table we’ll set with flowers and candles in commemoration of All Souls, better known in the Anglican tradition as the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed. Zoom link will be available here when it is available.
Godly Play Return to Saint Mark's

OPEN HOUSE FOR KIDS AND PARENTS: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 10:10 A.M., in the Godly Play classroom, St Nicholas Building, 2nd floor

Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum of "listening to God with children"—a way of approaching children's faith formation that is quite different from other ways of doing Sunday School. As originally developed by theologian and educator John Berryman, it begins by taking the spiritual lives of children seriously. The teacher invites participants to wonder together about stories Holy Scripture, Christian tradition, and spirituality, and respond authentically and creatively. Learn more here.

Godly Play Open House will be offered on All Saints' Sunday, November 6, between the 9 and 11 a.m. services (at approximately 10:10 a.m.) in the classroom of the St Nicholas Building, 2nd floor. Regular Godly Play gatherings for kids age 3 and up will be offered fist and third Sundays of the month in the 10 a.m. hour, beginning Sunday, November 20. (Note that an earlier announcement of November 13 was in error.) Subsequent Godly Play gatherings will be offered on December 4 and 18.
Intergenerational Taizé Service

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 7 to 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Since their debut at Saint Mark's in April 2022, prayer services in the style of Taizé have been offered once every two or three months. These unique liturgies feature scripture, prayer, silence, and the distinctive participatory music of Taizé, with its meditative repetitions.

November's offering is structured to be particularly accessible for younger people and those who may not have participated before: just 30 minutes in length, with tactile and creative contemplative experiences available to all to use during the singing and the silence. The service will include prayers for the elections as well as for the healing of Creation. Attend in person or participate via livestream. Learn more and see materials from previous liturgies here.
Martinmas, a 40-Day Advent, and the Holy Dark

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family).

Canon Barrie will share stories of St. Martin, whose feast day on November 11 marked the beginning of Advent in the Middle Ages, as we talk about how to live into the long winter—where we find comfort and strength during the cold, dark months, and how, too, darkness can nourish and enrich us. Please plan to share a recipe, tradition, or other recommendation for the season. Zoom link will be available here when it is available.
Intergenerational Hike to Carkeek Park

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1:30–4 P.M., meet at Carkeek Park trailhead, 6th Ave. NW and NW 100th Pl., rain or shine.

The next intergeneration hike will explore Carkeek Park, near Northgate. The trailhead is accessible on public transit via the D line or #28 bus from downtown, or the #40 bus from Northgate light rail. After meeting at the trailhead, the group will follow Pipers Creek, which a group of citizen activists have restored as an active salmon run. The the trail passes one of Seattle's early farmsteads, where old apple trees still bear fruit. Some people could walk straight to the beach while others can turn up the South Ridge Trail and lengthen the hike from 1.5 to 2 miles. At the beach there is a wonderful bridge over the railroad tracks and a small but interesting beach to walk on (maybe a train will go by!). The group will find a spot on the beach to gather for singing and prayer and reflection. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. RSVP to Canon Barrie.
Pop-Up Night Prayer: Bilingual Liturgy

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7:308:30 P.M., Thomsen Chapel

Experience Night Prayer through a bilingual liturgy. 20s/30s parishioner Elizabeth Hawkins will be with us from El Salvador and will join Ross Pearson and Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz in leading us. After the liturgy, there will be an opportunity for light refreshments and conversation.
Group Viewing of The Chosen 


The first two episodes of Season 3 of The Chosen, the acclaimed television series depicting the life of Jesus, will be shown in theaters for a limited time in Seattle (November 18-22). Interested in viewing together? Email Justin Shelley ([email protected]) for meetup and ticket details by November 4. 
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 12:302:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall

Hallow means holy, and Hallowe'en or All Hallows Eve is the night before All Saints' Day, a time when the veil between this world and the next is thin. All children and youth are invited to join together in Bloedel Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, for a light lunch and pumpkin painting or carving, followed by a screening of the Academy Award-nominated animated film The Secret of Kells. (All ages are welcome for lunch and pumpkin painting, although The Secret of Kells is recommended for ages 8 and up.) Read a review here. Please RSVP to Canon Barrie with the names and ages of those attending. A suggested donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated!
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler Living Room 

Join for a conversation focused on questions about liturgy with Sacristan Michael Seewer and Fraser Reach. Dessert will be offered. Afterward, some may choose to go together to Compline.
TWO TUESDAYS: NOVEMBER 1 & 8, 7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom only

A young adult offering from the Diocese of Olympia

Join young adults (20s & 30s) from across the Diocese for a rich, guided conversation about the complicated ways relationships and faith intersect. Love * Sex * Loss: Can Faith Help? is a 2-part series for people in their 20s & 30s to explore questions about our most intimate love relationships in the context of faith. With guidance from Episcopal priest and marriage and family therapist, the Rev. Danae M. Ashley, we’ll discuss the ways that faith can be a source of wisdom, inspiration, and consolation, as we navigate these relational waters. All perspectives and gender identities are welcomed and supported. For more information and to register for free, go to:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 4:30 P.M., in person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

All are welcome to join in this special liturgy observing the Feast of All Saints at which Bishop Rickel will officiate. The occasion will also serve as opportunity for those present to bless Bishop Greg and his wife Marti as they prepare to leave our midst. A reception in their honor will follow the service. In addition to joining everyone in singing beloved All Saints-tide hymns, and Bishop Rickel’s favorite, King of glory, King of peace, Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir will also offer Charles Wood’s anthem, Hail, gladdening light, evening canticles by Philip Stopford, and C.H.H. Parry’s beloved setting of Henry Vaughan’s poem, My soul, there is a country.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022, 7–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via livestream

Join local religious leaders and fellow citizens who will gather in Seattle’s Saint Mark’s Cathedral at this unprecedented time. All are invited to join in this brief non-partisan interfaith service of hope, either in-person or via livestream. On the cusp of the exercise of our most essential civil right, we ask you to embrace this moment of contemplation and connection, as we affirm the principles that transcend our differences, and the common cause that will bind the wounds of this great nation. Learn more here.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9:30 A.M. to 3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. Registration required for either option.

How do we pray and worship in a way that fully reflects the fullness of the Kin-dom of God while also honoring the integrity of identity? How can our liturgies be shaped with appreciation of all people vs. appropriation without true integration?

The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining is an Episcopal priest, liturgical scholar, educator, and author. She is a citizen of the Sault Ste Marie Band of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. This is her final offering as Saint Mark's 2022 Theologian-in-residence. Fee: $35, includes lunch and snacks for those in person (scholarships available). Register (for in-person or online participation) using this link.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 12:30-2 P.M., Cathedral House Room 210 and online via Zoom.

The Second Sunday Book Group is reading Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia by Anne Garrels. The author writes not about St. Petersburg or Moscow but about “Putin Country,” the heartland, where people are less educated, less sophisticated, and less wealthy than urban dwellers. She discusses the role of the Russian Orthodox Church, alcoholism, corruption, and cultural fatalism. The Saint Mark’s Book Group meets the second Sunday of odd-numbered months.

Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deborah Brown to get the Zoom link.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 9:302:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall, registration requested

Please join Bishop Rickel and end-of-life and legacy planners from the diocese in a workshop focused on creating a legacy of love and hope.

Regardless of your age, assets, or marital status, this foundational seminar will help you. At the workshop, clergy members, attorneys, and financial planners will discuss the benefits of pre-planning, you will learn the basics of will planning, and you will learn how to ensure that your wishes govern what will happen to your remains, your property, and your most valued possessions. 

Faith Action Network Annual Dinner

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 4:30 to 7:30 P.M., at the Renton Pavilion, 233 Burnnett Ave. S, Renton

Faith Action Network (FAN) is a diverse network of faith communities that advocates for a more just and sustainable world, communicates with elected officials about critical social issues, and believe wholeheartedly that justice work is intrinsic to our religious calling. Join us at the FAN annual dinner! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with our neighbors and learn how to do our work together. Saint Mark's and the Diocese of Olympia have been advocates of FAN for many years. The dinner will be at the Renton Pavilion, 233 Burnett Avenue S. in Renton. Registration is open until November 6, and this event always sells out. Learn more and find the link to register here.
Complete video of both parts of Canon Daugherty's two-week forum on grief and joy, along with accompanying slides, are now posted here.

A thrilling highlight from last weekend's two-part concert presented by the Saint Mark's Music Series, The Complete Organ Works of Cesar Franck, may be watched here.
EV Charging Station Update

The cathedral’s electric vehicle charging station was installed just over a year ago, dedicated to the memory of community member Jim Mulligan. After a year of trial use offering free access to the charging station for anyone, we are ready now to begin charging non-parishioners for their use. Parishioners may obtain a code to use the station without charge, but to do this, you must first connect to the EV station, and then call or drop by the church office for a code. Please do not share the code with others. 
World Premiere at Compline This Sunday

The anthem at Compline on the evening of November 30 will be the premiere of Love Never Ends, a new work written especially for the Compline Choir by Alice Parker (b. 1925), a towering figure in American choral music for over fifty years. Parker is best known for her arrangements of spirituals and folk songs, but her original compositions display a compelling and idiosyncratic voice. The Compline Choir has championed her work for many years, particularly her anthem The Good Shepherd, included on the choir's most recent CD, and Beloved, let us love one another, which will also be sung at Compline this Sunday. The Compline Choir previously commissioned Parker to write a work, Love One Another, which premiered in October of 2019. Love Never Ends, the new work, is a setting of the famous passage from 1 Corinthians ("Love is patient; love is kind..."), and is dedicated to the Rev. Canon Pat Taylor. This commission was made possible by the generosity of choir member Paul Johns. Attend the service in person, or join via livestream or the KING-FM radio broadcast.
Deodorant Donations for Ditty Bags—Supporting Mission to Seafarers 

From Sunday, October 30 to Sunday, November 13, Saint Mark's is collecting deodorant—a toiletry often in high demand—to help stuff "ditty" bags given to international seafarers. Full-sized men's or gender-neutral deodorants are preferred. Items can be placed in a basket in the nave. Learn more about ditty bags here. In addition, on Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m.–noon, you can join a Ditty Bag Stuffing Party at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Parish in West Seattle. Questions? Email interim director and 20s/30s member Julia Cooper: [email protected]
Resignation of Director of Operations Kathy Wickward

Saint Mark’s Director of Operations Kathy Wickward has resigned from her position to seek other opportunities. Her last day of work will be October 28, 2022. We thank her for her service at Saint Mark’s, and we wish her well in her new ventures. The wardens and staff are working closely with Dean Thomason to develop a transition plan, and we will share more details in the coming days and weeks. For now, if you have any questions, please direct those to Dean Thomason at [email protected] or 206.323.0300 ext. 222. 
Make Your Voice Heard: Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the 8th annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey to collect feedback on concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and provides an opportunity to provide neighborhood specific feedback (survey open October 15 - November 30). All inputs are anonymous and confidential. Access the survey here. You can learn more here about other opportunities to participate in community-police dialogues. 
Forward Day by Day Now Available

Forward Day by Day is a daily devotional published quarterly by Forward Movement, containing scripture, reflections, and prompts to prayer for each day of the year. For many years at Saint Mark's issues were made available (in both pocket-size and large-print version) to anyone who wanted one, in the rear of the nave. At this time there is no longer a place for them in the nave, so the new issue (covering November, December, and January), is now available just inside the office entrance, on the table beneath the community bulletin board. This resource is made available to the community through the generosity of anonymous parishioners.
Final Week to Speak to the Nominating Committee Sunday Morning

Nominations for candidates for the Saint Mark’s Vestry and for Delegates to Diocesan Convention are now open for 2023. The Vestry is a group of laypeople elected by the parish who, along with the Rector, supervise and sustain the finances, facilities and grounds of the Cathedral. New members are needed both to serve on the Vestry and to act as delegates at next year's Diocesan Convention. Members of the Nominating Committee will be in the back of the nave each Sunday in October to answer questions and accept names of those interested. If you would like to nominate someone or would like more information about either of these important roles, please send an email to [email protected] or visit the Vestry page of the cathedral website. Thank you!
Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Sale


in Bloedel Hall

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 handspun and hand-dyed yarns along with weaving and spinning tools. Tell your friends and spread the word in your guilds. More information here.
Shaken to the Core: Restoring Faith in Psychotherapy

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 6:45 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Pacific Time, online

Sallie Crotty, a Saint Mark's Parishioner and author of the award-winning book Out of the Ashes: A Story of Recovery and Hope, will be one of the featured presenters at the 31st annual Psychotherapy and Faith Conference, titled Shaken to the Core: Restoring Faith in Psychotherapy. The conference overview reads: “This is a forum for mental health professionals and faith community leaders to discuss spirituality and faith in the context of mental health and clinical practice. Our contemporary plight brings the challenges of faith to the forefront, with the loss, grief, and stress of the pandemic; social-political divisions and the erosion of trust in governmental institutions; and the looming crises of climate change. These collective challenges compound the personal shattering of faith that brings many patients to psychotherapy: such betrayal in important relationships felt as desecrations that engender spiritual struggles. This year's conference will turn the spotlight on elucidating patients’ and therapists’ struggles with faith, based on the premise that therapists are best positioned to support and guide their patients when therapists have reckoned with their own challenges with trust, hope, and faith.” CEUs available for medical and mental health professionals. Learn more and find the link to register here.
Exploring the Doctrine of Discovery:
A Course by Mary Crist

A four-week Zoom-based course sponsored by Bexley-Seabury Seminary

SUNDAYS, JANUARY 15 through FEBRUARY 12, 2023, 45:30 P.M. PST. Fee: $50 per person (Saint Mark’s can offer financial assistance to those for whom the fee is a hardship)

Everyone is welcome in this course. Through your journey in a multi-media web quest, you will find out the thinking behind the Doctrine of Discovery, how it was justified by Christian church leaders, what happened to the people it touched, how it continues to affect Indigenous people worldwide today, and what hope there is for Indigenous people in the future. You will hear Indigenous voices again and again, something that is unusual in Doctrine of Discovery courses. You will learn how the connection with the land and with Creator has given Indigenous people the spiritual resilience we have today as survivors of the Doctrine of Discovery. Several Saint Mark's members participated in the previous iteration of this course and recommend it highly. Deadline to register is January 7, 2023. See a detailed syllabus and register here.

The funeral of Alice Jean Lewis will be offered
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2 P.M., in the cathedral nave

A funeral of The Rev. Dr. Pete Strimer will be offered
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 10 A.M., in the cathedral nave

Note: The funeral service for Russell Blount, Carolyn Blount’s son, who died this month, will be held at Fife Elementary School Gymnasium, 5804 20th St. E, Fife, WA 98424, on Saturday, November 19 at 1 p.m. Russ grew up at Saint Mark’s, and is remembered by many here. All are welcome to attend this public memorial service.
Sunday, October 30, 2022:
The Twenty-first 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.

Habakkuk 1:1–4; 2:1–4
Psalm 119:137–144
2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, 11–12
Luke 19:1–10
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

O love, how deep, how broad, how high [Hymn #448]
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy [Hymn #470]

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Toccata in A Minor
Dietrich Buxtehude, Toccata in F, BuxWV 157
in-person only
Presider:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

O love, how deep, how broad, how high [Hymn #448]
O bless the Lord, my soul! [Hymn #411]
King of glory, King of peace [Hymn #382 ]

Herbert Howells, My eyes for beauty pine

J.S. Bach, Fantasie in C Minor, BWV 562
Dietrich Buxtehude, Toccata in F, BuxWV 157
in-person & livestreamed
Presider:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

O love, how deep, how broad, how high [Hymn #449]
The great Creator of the worlds [Hymn #489]
Lo! what a cloud of witnesses [Hymn #545 ]

Peter R. Hallock, My soul, sing the praise of the Lord
Charles Villiers Stanford, Beati quorum via 

J.S. Bach, Fantasie in C Minor, BWV 562
Dietrich Buxtehude, Toccata in F, BuxWV 157
Presider: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

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.

Alice Parker, Beloved, Let us love one another
Peter R. Hallock, Psalm 32
Alice Parker, Love Never Ends (premiere)
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.

Children's Chapel has returned in its familiar form during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. All children will be invited to join the Gospel procession and gather around the Deacon as the Gospel is proclaimed. Then children pre-school through 2nd grade will process to Thomsen Chapel for the Gospel story in a developmentally appropriate telling, singing, and prayer. Parents are welcome to join their children. They return to their families in the nave at the Peace.

Adults are needed to volunteer to assist with Children's Chapel on a rotating basis (safeguarding training certification required). If you are interested in participating in this way, or if you have any questions, please contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected]
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. Next offering: NOVEMBER 6

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. 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. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!
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 Prayer Services

Daily Evening Prayer meets in person at 6 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel on Wednesday only, and is offered online via zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday.

Morning Prayer is offered on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. This service will be hybrid—in person in Leffler House AND online via Zoom—on the first Wednesday of the month only, Sept–Dec. 2022. Next in-person service: NOVEMBER 2. The service remains Zoom-only on other Wednesdays.

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 all the Coast Salish tribes. [Learn more]
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