FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022:
The First Sunday after Pentecost—Trinity Sunday
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

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

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
Cover photo by Kevin Johnson

Protests this weekend, resources, and recommendations

Fun for all ages this Sunday

New details and registration information

A few volunteer slots remain

Next meeting: July 5

New dates and locations announced
Gun Violence Protest in Seattle Saturday, June 11, is Cancelled

Late on Wednesday this week, Dean Thomason sent a message to the community announcing that the protest that was expected to take place in downtown Seattle this Saturday would NOT be occurring. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) is encouraging folks to attend one of the many other demonstrations that are occurring this weekend, particular in Redmond or Olympia. Find other options and sign up here. The cathedral community will regroup for the next event in Seattle, which may occur in the next few weeks. We will share more as things develop. Please continue to pray for all who are victims of gun violence, and for our nation. 
Resources for Responding to Gun Violence

A collection of links, references, and recommendations have been gathered on the cathedral website here, including a voter guide and instructions for contacting elected officials, advice for talking with children, and more. This page will be updated with additional resources in the coming weeks.
Ride/Run/Roll at Seward Park

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 3:30-5:30 P.M., Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle

Calling all bikers, scooters, walkers, rollerbladers, runners, unicycles and so forth to join in a Trinity Sunday Ride/Run/Roll around Seward Park in Southeast Seattle. We will meet on the lawn near the Seward Park Playground at 3:30 p.m.. Look for a Saint Mark's banner and table to find us! From there, we will head around the Seward Park 2-mile paved and flat loop. Celebrate the turn to Ordinary Time by stretching your legs and then indulging in root beer floats! Families with children should plan to chaperone their own children around the loop as needed. The park is a popular place on Sunday afternoons so allow time for parking!
Eat, Play, Love! — New Details and Registration

THREE WEDNESDAYS: JUNE 22, JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds. Registration requested. Fee: $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

Eat, Play, Love! (Not Your Average Bible Study) is an opportunity for all ages to come together, enjoy a delicious dinner, then participate in a variety of creative and reflective activities, including the option to attend in-person Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. This year, we will explore the theme "Water of Life" through three scripture stories: Creation, the Baptism of Christ, and The Woman at the Well.

On the first evening, Wednesday, June 22, 5–8 p.m., we'll hear and reflect on a variety of translations and adaptations of the Creation story, explore why all water is holy water, take a water walk from the font through the cathedral and the grounds, make a body percussion rainstorm, and use water to play and paint and predict and pray. We will conclude together with a brief service of Compline in the cathedral nave.

Registration in advance is important so that we can plan meals and activities. An accurate count means less wasted food! To participate, complete the registration form here, then submit your payment using The fee, when paid in advance, is $10 per person/per night, maximum of $90 per family. Inability to pay should not be a barrier to participation; email Canon Barrie for a scholarship: [email protected]. Alternatively, you may pay at the door, at the rate of $12 per person, but please still register in advance if you are able, even if you plan to pay at the door.

A REQUEST: We need clean glass jars of different sizes for the activities. If you have any to donate, please drop them off at the cathedral at your convenience. Also, we would love to borrow a toddler's water table.
March in the Pride Parade!

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, meet downtown at 11 a.m. (exact location to be announced); registration required.

Join the Diocese of Olympia for the 2022 Seattle Pride Parade. Though many, we truly are one as we march for justice and dignity. By our actions we demonstrate that the Episcopal Church of Western Washington really does welcome everyone. Learn more and register here. Once you register, you will receive precise instructions about where to meet on Sunday, when the information is available. All marchers get a free tee shirt!
Meal Sharing with Tent City 3: UPDATE

SUNDAY EVENINGS STARTING JUNE 19, Bloedel Hall, signup requested

Tent City 3 has now arrived on the cathedral property, and the organizers of the meals have been delighted with the response to last week's call for volunteers. At this time just a few open spots remain. The total number of volunteer slots for each dinner was limited, because if too many volunteers are present, there may not be enough work for each volunteer to do. However, as this is a new experience for everyone in the context of the pandemic, the limits may be revised according to the lessons learned in the first few dinners. Please stay tuned! Contact co-coordinators Chris Rigos [email protected] or Maris Olsen [email protected] with any questions.
Climate Conversations: Materials Now Available


Did you miss the first Climate Conversation this past Tuesday? This first gathering was not recorded, but the slides from the presentation are available here.

And plan to join us for July's Climate Conversation when the topic will be What You Can Do About Energy, with Richard Hartung and Richard Wesley. Register to join using this link. Contact Richard Hartung with questions: [email protected]
Volunteer at Community Lunch on Capitol Hill

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 9:30 A.M.–1 P.M., at All Pilgrims Church, Broadway E. & Republican St. (about half a mile from Saint Mark's)

The Rev. Emily Austin is looking for volunteers to prepare and serve meals at Community Lunch, a service that provides free meals and survival services to hundreds of homeless and low-income people of Seattle at the facilities of All Pilgrim's church, our neighbors on Capitol Hill. Learn more about Community Lunch here, and contact Deacon Emily to get involved: [email protected]
Second Sunday Book Group Selection for July: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022, 12:30–2 P.M., in person in Room 210, and online via Zoom

For its July meeting, Saint Mark's Second Sunday Book Group is reading Migrations, (2020) by Australian writer Charlotte McConaghy. It's an adventure story, a personal quest for belonging, and perhaps climate fiction... or maybe not.

Set in the perhaps not too distant future, Migrations imagines a world when almost all birds, fish, and wildlife are extinct, destroyed by climate change, human indifference and human greed. An unsettling protagonist, with a natural affinity for the sea and for birds, sets out to follow the world's last flock of Arctic terns from Greenland to Antarctica. It's an elegiac story of personal and global disaster, a kind of modern version of Moby Dick—obsessed characters and powerful prose but also a story that offers a little bit of hope. Contact Pearl McElheran with questions. Contact Deborah Brown to get the Zoom link.
The next work party of the Cathedral Garden Ministry will be tomorrow, June 11, 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome and needed! Get your hands dirty and have some fun with a friendly and supportive group. Just bring work gloves and a water bottle. Questions? Email [email protected].
20s/30s GROUP
Behind the Scenes with The Mighty Flentrop!

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 12, meet in Leffler House at 12:15 p.m.

All 20s/30s are invited to join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation after the service at Leffler House. At 1 p.m., we’ll head back to the cathedral where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of the instrument, including a brief singalong with favorite hymns. Email your favorite hymn title from The Hymnal 1982 to Adam Conley: [email protected]

JUNE 13 & 29
MONDAY, JUNE 13, and WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 6:30 P.M., cathedral nave and livestreamed

God willing and the people consenting, Bishop Rickel will ordain candidates to the priesthood in two liturgies in the cathedral nave: Monday June 13, and Wednesday June 29. Saint Mark's curate, The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker, will be ordained at the latter service. All are welcome to attend, in person or via livestream.
MONDAYS, JUNE 13 & 27, 7:30 P.M.

On the second Monday of the month, join for a brief (15 minute) liturgy over the phone. On the fourth Monday of each month we’ll also meet in-person (call-in option still available). During the summer months (June–August) the in-person liturgy will be offered outdoors on the labyrinth, with time following for conversation and refreshments. (Rain location: Leffler run room.) Learn more and see the order of service here. Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only (not in person)

Join the Salahi family—Razia, Solaiman, Zobair, Rohanya and Harris—as they provide an update on their resettling in Seattle after having to flee their homeland of Afghanistan, leaving family members behind. From enrolling in school, to landing jobs, and passing driving tests, they have a remarkable story to tell. Ginna Brelsford will also be on hand to provide an update on Sahar School for Girls in Afghanistan. See nmore here.

Register here to receive the Zoom link. 
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 11 A.M.–6 P.M., Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle; registration requested

This Juneteenth celebration will have community organizations and resources, as well as a vendor marketplace, free activities, youth-led activities, food, music, COVID vaccines, and much more, Click here to learn more and register to attend.
FINAL DISCUSSION, JUNE 19, 12:30–2 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom, registration required

The series of discussions of The Church Cracked Open, led by Canon Rosario-Cruz, have been provocative and nuanced. You are welcome to join even if you missed the earlier meetings. The final session, on June 19, will return to its 12:30 p.m. start time, and address chapters 7–8 and the conclusion.

In the book, 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.

TWO MORE MONDAYS: JUNE 20 & JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom

How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? This summer, The 20s/30s Group will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together. The series began on June 6, but you are welcome to join even if you missed the first meeting. If you are interested in participating, please email Adam Conley: [email protected] or Emily Meeks: [email protected]
Sound Bath/Aural Meditation after Cathedral Yoga

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 7:30-8 P.M. (immediately following cathedral yoga), cathedral nave

In April, Cathedral Yoga hosted a 30-minute sound bath/aural meditation by Black Moon Company, a Seattle musician and Reiki practitioner, immediately following the yoga class from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The response from participants was overwhelming, with many finding the intense quality of the experience difficult to put into words.

We are delighted to announce that this will now be a regular monthly offering, on the third Monday of each month, beginning on June 20. You are welcome to attend the Sound Bath without participating in the yoga class. Check out samples of Black Moon Company's work here.
Saint Mark's at Capitol Hill PrideFest

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M.–8 P.M.

PrideFest is Back... and so is the Saint Mark's booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark's and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks looking for a spiritual connection. To sign up, contact The Rev. Eliacín Rosario Cruz: [email protected] or Deacon Earl Grout: [email protected]

20s/30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Join with the 20s/30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26th at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). Father Andriy Matlak has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinate relief efforts with the support of Epiphany Seattle. We'll talk with him about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can be allies to the people of Ukraine in this challenging moment. If you'd like to join us, or for more questions, email Michael Perera at [email protected]
Choir Camp 2022: Registration Now Open

JULY 11–15, with Sunday morning participation on July 17

Choir Camp is a week-long experience of learning, singing, and a lot of fun. Junior Chorister Camp (for rising kindergarteners through rising 2nd graders) is offered on July 11–15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Senior Chorister Camp (for rising 3rd graders through rising 8th graders) meets on the same dates, but lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details, including tuition, and the links to register may be found at:
Forum Videos

A complete video of Starting Over in Prayer with Fr. Martin L. Smith may now be seen here.

A complete video of last Wednesday's informational forum about Education for Ministry can now been seen here or here.

As mentioned above, the first in the series of Climate Conversations, about our food choices, was not recorded, but the slides from the presentation can be seen here.
Hunger Offering
Hunger Offering this Sunday

Saint Mark's collects a special offering on the second Sunday of every month to support several food programs in the Seattle area, and the opportunity to donate by cash or check in the cathedral nave resumed last month. Electronic donations to the Hunger Offering are still gladly accepted—choose "Hunger Offering" on, or write "Hunger Offering" in the Venmo memo line. This ministry is currently helping the following hunger programs: Compass Center, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Pike Market Food Bank, Immanuel Community Services, The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s, and St. Brigid’s Banquet. Contact Vicky Greenbaum to learn more or to get involved.
Neighborhood Eucharists: New Dates and Locations

NEXT OFFERING: SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 P.M., hosted by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, near Bellevue

Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. The first of these, at the Ermoian/Kelly residence in Ballard, was offered last weekend, and was a fun and meaningful experience for all present (despite some rain). Kristen Kelly said, "for me, the simplicity and intimacy of the eucharist celebrated outside of the church walls was a beautiful reminder of the power of breaking bread together. And I loved singing outdoors." Penny Reid attended the offering and reported that it was "absolutely splendid... The live music and singing was over the top. Mom loved it too."

Other gatherings will be offered on:

  • SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., by Laurel Petrik on First Hill
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 4 P.M., by Rachel & Russ Crosbie in West Seattle

To RSVP, or to sign up to host one in your neighborhood in the coming months, please email Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: [email protected] 
Coast Salish Art by Peter Boome: Extended through July 10 

The Visual Arts Ministry exhibition in the nave, Coast Salish Art By Peter Boome, will remain on view through July 10. A small group of parishioners is interested in purchasing “Birds of a Feather”—the largest canvas in the show, pictured here—as a gift to Saint Mark’s. If you’d like to learn more and/or contribute to this gift, please contact Deborah Brown at [email protected]
Weekday Evening Prayer Changes

There has been a change to the schedule of Daily Evening Prayer. The in-person Evening Prayer offering has moves to Wednesday rather than Tuesday, and all Evening Prayer services, in person or online, have moved to 6 p.m. rather than 6:30. The Zoom link remains the same (find it here). These changes are being made to better integrate with Wednesday Cathedral Commons and other weekday offerings. Please contact Michael Seewer with questions. (Please note that Evening Prayer is cancelled on June 20 for the Juneteenth holiday, as well as on June 13 and 29 due to the ordination liturgies.)
The Evangelist Banner

Each year since 2017, during the season after Pentecost, the cathedral displays a stunning banner depicting the "four living creatures" that represent the four evangelists. It was made in the 1970s by Northwest textile artist Margaret Hays (1931–2016). This short post about the banner and its creator was posted last year at this time; it has now been updated with images of an emotional visit by the daughters of the artist.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Lent 2023

MARCH 3–13, 2023

Co-leaders: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason and the Rev. Katherine Sedwick

You are invited to join Dean Thomason and The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Issaquah, as they co-lead a Lenten pilgrimage. There is space for 30 pilgrims who will stay seaside in Galilee, in Bethlehem, and within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The shape of this 11-day trip is contemplative and communal, drawing on the ancient wisdom of generations of Christians who have held the rhythms of worship, prayer, and life in community in this Holy Land. We also will engage people who call this special place home while exploring the realities of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. For more information, click here or contact Dean Thomason. Limited scholarship assistance is available. 
Chisholm ’72—Unbought and Unbossed

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 6 P.M., via Zoom only, registration required

In observation of Juneteenth, Meaningful Movies Offered by the Episcopal Church in Western Washington and the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color are proud to present an online screening of Chisholm ’72—Unbought and Unbossed. A panel/community conversation featuring Bishop Edward Donalson III, DMin. and Retired Washington State Senator Rosa Franklin will follow the screening.

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land. Period footage and music, interviews with supporters, opponents, observers, and Chisholm’s own commentary all illuminate her groundbreaking initiative, as well as political and social currents still very much alive today. This event is free, but please register by using the Eventbrite link here.

Donations to this event will be distributed to the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color for the Richard Younge Curacy Fund.
Rise Up: A Solstice Liturgy from St Luke's, Renton

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 5–6:15 p.m., at St. Luke's, 99 Wells Ave S, Renton

St Luke's, Renton, presents unique seasonal liturgies each solstice and equinox. The upcoming liturgy for the Summer Solstice & Juneteenth will featuring award-winning gospel singer Elnah Jordan, and a local, star-studded band including former Saint Mark's Cathedral Canon Precentor Mel Butler. After the liturgy of poetry and song, the gathering will spill outdoors for a regular hootenanny, with beverages, live bluegrass, and collective effervescence. Bring your dad for Father’s Day! Learn more here.

The funeral of Sue Yunker-Jones will be offered
Sunday, June 12, 2022:
The First Sunday after Pentecost—Trinity Sunday

Download the service leaflets in advance here.
Join the 11 a.m. service via livestream here.

Read the Scriptures appointed for this Sunday here.

Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31
Psalm 8
Romans 5:1–5
John 16:12–15
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider: The Reverend Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher: The Reverend Linzi Stahlecker

Holy, holy, holy! [Hymn #362]
I bind unto myself today [Hymn #370]

Nicolas de Grigny, Three versets from Hymn d’Orgue: Veni Creator Spiritus
J.S. Bach, Trio Sonata in E-flat, mvt. 3, BWV 525/3
in-person only
Presider: The Reverend Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher: The Reverend Linzi Stahlecker 

Holy, holy, holy! [Hymn #362]
Come, gracious Spirit [Hymn #512]
I bind unto myself today [Hymn #370]

H.F. Law, Praise the God of all creation

J.S. Bach, Trio Sonata in E-flat, mvt. 1 & 3, BWV 525
in-person & livestreamed
Presider: The Reverend Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
Preacher: The Reverend Linzi Stahlecker

I bind unto myself today [Hymn #370]
If you believe and I believe [WLP #806: ]
Come down, O love divine [Hymn #516]
Holy, holy, holy! [Hymn #362]

Gerre Hancock, Psalm 8
William Mathias, As truly as God is our Father

J.S. Bach, Trio Sonata in E-flat, BWV 525
J.S. Bach, Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552/2
Presider: The Reverend Edie Weller

Musician: James Falzone
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.

Jeff Junkinsmith, O Trinity of blessed Light
Jason A. Anderson, Psalm 113
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Nunc dimittis, Tone VII
William Mundy, Let us now laud and magnify
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave. Next offering: JULY 3

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. At this time, newcomers' coffee is offered in person only, the Zoom gathering has been suspended. 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.
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.
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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