Compline on the Eve of All Saints, 2021

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Compline on the Eve of the Feast of All Saints | October 31, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service here. Each week's repertoire can be found here.

October 31, 2021 • ALL HALLOWS’ EVE

ORISON: Kontakion for the Departed – Kievan Chant; adapt. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 13 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day (Tune: TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM) – Sarum Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627) [GWB ed.]

ANTHEM: Sive vigilem – William Mundy (c. 1528-c. 1591)

 

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline is open to all for in-person attendance as of August 22, 2021. Masks must be worn at all times.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

COFFEE HOUR

  • Monthly Newcomers Coffee (first Sunday of every month only): Immediately following the Sunday morning service, come meet people and ask questions at a special virtual coffee hour with clergy over Zoom. Join using this link. The next offering will be Sunday, September 5.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Support the Mission and Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral

If you watch and enjoy our live-streamed or archived services, please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministry of this cathedral.

You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, 2021 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

“We All Have the Potential to Be Activists”—A Reflection by Anna Xie

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Heather Sutkus, a youth in the community of Saint Mark's and member of cathedral's Creation Care Ministry, wanted to share this essay written by her friend and classmate Anna Xie. Heather writes, “I chose Anna’s article because I was struck by how her experience of childhood was dramatically different from my own. Whereas I grew up unaware of the toll my lifestyle had on the environment, Anna had to live with the consequences every day.”


"We all have the potential to be activists."

by Anna Xie

“Don’t run,” my teachers told me, “Play walking soccer.” Or sometimes, “We have indoor recess.” Why? Because it was unhealthy for us to breathe. I spent the first 12 years of my life in Shanghai and Beijing, where the air quality made headlines around the world. Words like “beyond index” and “red alert” were frequently used.

In first grade, I had an assignment to go outside every night and record what I saw in the sky. But almost every night, I couldn’t see anything. I would write “too [sic] pollootd”. Six-year-olds should not have polluted in their daily vocabulary.

My name is Anna, I’m 16 years old, and I am a climate activist. I used to think pollution was just the way things were. That it’s normal to have air purifiers in every room. It’s common to get lingering sore throats when adjusting to polluted air. Of course, everyone has the air quality app right next to the weather one. Some places had it bad, like Beijing, and others had it better, like Seattle, where my family lived during the summer. The clean, crisp air in Seattle was a buffer. I believed everything was under control. I knew about the increasing threat of climate change, but it couldn’t possibly affect me. Besides, adults were on it.

But they aren’t. With climate change being the single largest threat to humankind and the World Health Organization’s projected 250,000+ climate-related deaths between 2030 and 2050, why isn’t everyone freaking out?

It’s time for sweeping, nationwide change and as youth, we need to be part of it. Our home and our dreams are at stake. My generation’s future does not extend beyond 2050. Babies born today will hardly be 30. Us young people are the largest stakeholders of all.

The horrifying thing is that we have solutions to solve the climate crisis. The tools are in our hands, but we just aren’t using them.

In 2019, I finally had enough. In Seattle, where I live full-time now, pollution is clouding the view of Mount Rainier and temperatures are climbing to record highs. Worldwide, this is only the beginning. It was time to do something. Not just for myself, but for people who aren’t as fortunate as I was to be able to move away from the pollution. I ended up joining my school’s environmental club, and after having a great experience there, I decided to go a step further and join an environmental organization. Naturally, I turned to Google, and looked up “environmental organizations to join.”

That search led me on a path to join Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), a nonpartisan environmental organization advocating for national policies to combat climate change. It has been one of the most inspiring and educating decisions I have ever made. Through CCL, experienced members coached me on lobbying Congress and members of our local state legislature for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, a bipartisan, market-based solution to lower emissions. Together with youth from around the state, I have organized local community events to bring even more youth into the climate movement. Because of CCL, I’ve met so many passionate climate activists, adults and youth.

The problem for youth is that many don’t think we can create change, but we can and we have. Thousands of youth-led climate movements around the world are gaining momentum. In September 2019, millions of young people held the largest ever global climate demonstration. Seeing people accomplish something amazing like that makes me optimistic and hopeful for the future.

However, we can’t do this on our own. Youth have the power to lift a movement up, but we need everyone to create lasting positive change. Everyone brings individual talents and assets to the climate movement. 

After starting a school bottled water ban campaign, it surprised me that discussion was taking place simply because I had an idea and said something about it. Imagine if today, we all spoke up for our home and our futures. We all have the potential to be activists. It just takes that one step. Wouldn’t it be something?


Anna Xie is a 16-year-old student at Mercer Island High School. 

Photo from the Climate Strike in London via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY 2.0

Choral Evensong in celebration of All Saints and commemoration of All Souls

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 4:30 P.M.

In person and livestreamed at: https://saintmarks.org/worship/live-stream/

Saint Mark's Cathedral invites one and all to join in prayer and praise at nightfall to celebrate All Saints, and to commemorate the lives of all those whom we love but see no longer. Saint Mark's Evensong Choir will offer a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Philip Stopford, composed in 2014 for the Evening Choir of St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Ireland, and sung here for the first time on this occasion. In addition, the choir will offer Grayston Ives' warmly resonant setting of Isaac Watts' reassuring hymn, There is a land of pure delight.

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. Learn more about the Evensong Choir here.

Kuhon Raigo-zu IV for organ -- a meditation on Paradise and The Pure Land, by Hina Sakamoto

Immediately after Choral Evensong on November 7, Canon Kleinschmidt will offer the North American premiere of a 12-minute work for pipe organ by Hina Sakamoto (born 1968), called Kuhon Raigo-zu IV. It is in three movements, each of which incorporates the Gregorian melody of the commendation anthem, In Paradisum, from the Requiem Mass. Kuhon Raigo-zu, was inspired by a famous painting in the Byodoin Temple in Kyoto in which the Buddha Amida descends on a cloud to escort a faithful disciple at the moment of death into the Pure Land, or Paradise. Hina Sakamoto resides in Yokohama, Japan. Many of her compositions for organ are based on Gregorian themes. All of them display exquisite craftsmanship.
Read more about the piece here: Kuhon Raigo-zu IV commentary
These notes by the composer were written for a performance in Yokohama given by the work's dedicatee, Hatsumi Miura, in November 2020, and are translated by Steven Dieck.

Compline on the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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Compline on the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost | October 24, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service here. Each week's repertoire can be found here.

October 24, 2021 • The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 25B)

ORISON: Help me, O Lord, thy way to keep – Shaker tune, arr. Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

PSALM 126 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered (Tune: INTERCESSOR) – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lord, it is night – Donald Skirvin (b. 1946) [premiere]

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor • Michael Kleinschmidt, organist

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline is open to all for in-person attendance as of August 22, 2021. Masks must be worn at all times.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

COFFEE HOUR

  • Monthly Newcomers Coffee (first Sunday of every month only): Immediately following the Sunday morning service, come meet people and ask questions at a special virtual coffee hour with clergy over Zoom. Join using this link. The next offering will be Sunday, September 5.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Support the Mission and Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral

If you watch and enjoy our live-streamed or archived services, please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministry of this cathedral.

You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, 2021 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Funeral Liturgy for Marge Anderson | Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Funeral Liturgy for Marge Anderson | Saturday, October 23, 2021 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Nominate a candidate for Vestry or Diocesan Convention

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Now Open: Nominations for candidates for the Saint Mark’s Vestry and for Delegates to Diocesan Convention 2022

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 for both the vestry and to act as delegates at this 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 nominations@saintmarks.org or look here.

Hymnathon!—A Fundraiser for the Evensong Choir Pilgrimage, 2022

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8-6 P.M.

Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir of children, youth and adults plan to be in England next August to sing daily Evensong services 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, the choir is hosting a Hymnathon on Saturday, October 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Evensong choir members and others will sing at least one stanza of all 720 hymns in our hymnal! You are invited to join in the fun. For more information, please visit the Hymnathon Table at coffee hour.

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Convention on Climate Change Events

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COP26 KICK-OFF: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 10 A.M. PST, Register here

COP26 WORSHIP SERVICE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 8 A.M. PST, Register here

COP26 CLOSING EVENT: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 8 A.M. PST, Register here 

UPDATE: The Episcopal Church's Creation Care office has published a piece by Dr. Lisa Graumlich titled COP26 — What to watch for? What to pray for?.

 


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.

 


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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 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.

 


Liturgy for Planetary Crisis: Episcopal Worship Service during COP26 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 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.

 


COP26 Closing Event: Report Back from the Presiding Bishop’s Delegation 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 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.

19th Annual Community Multi-Faith Summit

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2 P.M.

Faith—Science—Sacred 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.

The Rubric: Fall 2021 Issue

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The new issue of The Rubric contains stories, reports, and reflection by, from, and about the community of Saint Mark's during these extraordinary times. Read full-screen using the reader below, or download a full pdf here. Click the titles below to read individual stories.

Contents of the Fall 2021 issue include:

GREETINGS FROM THE DEAN
Looking to the future with uncertainty and excitement

ATTENDANCE SNAPSHOT
online and in-person worship, by the numbers

LITURGICAL LIVING: "EVEN AT THE GRAVE WE MAKE OUR SONG"
The Rev. Nancy Ross on the meaning of funerals

PRACTICING ABUNDANCE
The many gifts of planned giving

PHOTO ROUNDUP
Great Days in the Life of the Church

MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE
Facilities improvements and collective actions in response to climate change

GETTING TO KNOW THE NEIGHTBORS
The cathedral’s partnership with Lowell Elementary

... and more!

Anniversary Compline on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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Compline on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost | October 17, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

Compline on October 17, 2021, is a special service in celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Compline Choir, with the choir joined by Compline Choir alumni from throughout the decades. The anthem, Jubilemus omnes by Peter Hallock, is accompanied by five cellos. The cellists are Page Smith, Olga Ruvinov, Brian Wharton, Meg Brennand, and Paige Stockley

See the Order of Service here. Each week's repertoire can be found here.

October 10, 2021 • The 20th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23B)

ORISON: God be in my head – Doug Fullington (b. 1969)

PSALM 90:12-17 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: My God, how wonderful thou art (Tune: WINDSOR) – mel. William Damon (c. 1540-c. 1591), alt;. harm. Henchman & Hancock, 1754; Booke of Musicke, 1591; and The Academic Hymnal, 1899

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: I will call upon God – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline is open to all for in-person attendance as of August 22, 2021. Masks must be worn at all times.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

COFFEE HOUR

  • Monthly Newcomers Coffee (first Sunday of every month only): Immediately following the Sunday morning service, come meet people and ask questions at a special virtual coffee hour with clergy over Zoom. Join using this link. The next offering will be Sunday, September 5.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Support the Mission and Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral

If you watch and enjoy our live-streamed or archived services, please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministry of this cathedral.

You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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LEAFLETS

  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Second Sunday Book Group: “The River that Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish”

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1:30 P.M. via Zoom (note the Saturday, not Sunday time)

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.”

A World-Premiere Commission for the O Antiphons Liturgy

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PLEASE NOTE: "O"Antiphons Liturgy requires pre-registration and requires proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test* (see details below). This service will be livestreamed.

* Following King County guidelines, a negative COVID test must be a professionally-administered PCR test, with the test taken in the prior 72 hours. Rapid antigen test is not acceptable for admission. 

Pre-register here.


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.


About the composer

Dr. Zainda Robles holds a doctorate from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. She is currently a performing arts instructor at Harvard-Westlake Upper School in Studio City, CA, as well as the director of music at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, CA. Read her complete biography and learn much more at her website.

Check out a few of of her compositions here:

Linzi Stahlecker appointed as Curate in 2022

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A Message from Dean Thomason

Dear friends,

It is my delight to share the news that Bishop Rickel has appointed Linzi Stahlecker to serve a two-year curacy-in-training program at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Her first day will be January 16, 2022. She is a candidate for the priesthood in this diocese, having been raised up in the community of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lower Queen Anne. She is scheduled to be ordained a transitional deacon in December, and as a priest next June.

Linzi is a native of London, England, a 1993 graduate of the University of London. She immigrated to the U.S. in 2001 and earned her Master of Divinity earlier this year from Seattle University. Her work history affords an array of life experience—birth doula, mindfulness program leader, corporate executive for Eddie Bauer, and television researcher and producer.

In our tradition, curates are newly ordained priests serving in an internship of sorts as they continue their formation. Linzi brings many gifts to this role, and she will be a capable member of the team of clergy engaging the full array of parish priestly ministry. We are glad for the appointment, and we look forward to her ministry in our midst. One additional note: at my invitation, she was guest preacher at Saint Mark’s in July of this year, and you can listen to her sermon on a very difficult text.

Please join me in welcoming Linzi, her husband Troy, and their teenaged children to the cathedral community. I am,

Yours, in Christ,

The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Dean and Rector

 


A Message from Linzi Stahlecker

Dear people of Saint Mark’s,

I have followed a somewhat circuitous path into ordained ministry, yet it is a path on which I have lived a lot and learned even more. I look forward to sharing stories from my journey and to hearing yours, to serving and learning together in community, worshipping alongside you, and proclaiming the gospel amongst you. January can’t come soon enough!

I am grateful to Bishop Rickel for this appointment, and to the Dean for his welcome—I could not be more thrilled to be joining the cathedral community. Thanks be to God!

With love,

Linzi Stahlecker


In addition to the audio recording and printed text available here, Linzi's sermon begins at 25:30 in the following video.

Organ by Night

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This favorite late-night musical event has now returned: post-Compline organ music!

These informal mini-concerts have introduced generations of Seattleites to the power and beauty of a real pipe organ. All are welcome to listen in the nave, or join the organist in the loft to see what playing an instrument of this size is really like. (The radio program, "The Organ Loft," which airs on KING-FM immediately following Compline each week, was inspired by this tradition.)

The new iteration of this offering, called Organ by Night, will be offered on the third Sunday each month. Stay tuned for further announcements about the schedule of upcoming organists.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 10 P.M. (after Compline)

Compline Choir Director Jason Anderson will offer this Advent Organ by Night, featuring works by Near, Rippen, Walcha, Pachelbel, and Deimer.

 

PAST EVENTS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 10 P.M. (after Compline)

Organ by Night -- a twenty-minute organ concert after Compline on the third Sunday night of the month -- will be offered by Saint Mark's Associate Organist, John Stuntebeck. In anticipation of the season, he will improvise and play compositions on Advent themes by Marcel Dupré, Rebecca Groom te Velde, and Dieterich Buxtehude. As is the Organ by Night custom, John will be happy to answer listeners' questions after the last piece in the program. Typically the questions are about the mighty Flentrop organ, the music played, and the player's own journey as an organist.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:00 P.M. (after Compline) On October 17 Canon Kleinschmidt will join in celebrating the 65th anniversary of The Compline Choir by offering Messiaen's Vision of the Eternal Church. Then, in anticipation of Halloween, he will play two brief pieces associated with phantoms: Alain's Fantasmagorie, and Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 10:00 P.M. (after Compline). For the first Organ by Night on Sunday, August 22, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt will offer music on the Flentrop organ from Suites by G. H. Handel, Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, and Florence Price.

Compline on the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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Compline on the 20th Sunday after Pentecost | October 10, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service here. Each week's repertoire can be found here.

October 10, 2021 • The 20th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23B)

ORISON: God be in my head – Doug Fullington (b. 1969)

PSALM 90:12-17 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: My God, how wonderful thou art (Tune: WINDSOR) – mel. William Damon (c. 1540-c. 1591), alt;. harm. Henchman & Hancock, 1754; Booke of Musicke, 1591; and The Academic Hymnal, 1899

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: I will call upon God – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline is open to all for in-person attendance as of August 22, 2021. Masks must be worn at all times.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

COFFEE HOUR

  • Monthly Newcomers Coffee (first Sunday of every month only): Immediately following the Sunday morning service, come meet people and ask questions at a special virtual coffee hour with clergy over Zoom. Join using this link. The next offering will be Sunday, September 5.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Support the Mission and Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral

If you watch and enjoy our live-streamed or archived services, please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministry of this cathedral.

You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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The 20th Sunday after Pentecost, 20201 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

The Marriage of John Simmons & Scott Hulet | October 9, 3 p.m.

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The Marriage of John Simmons & Scott Hulet | Saturday October 9, 3 p.m. 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.

COFFEE HOUR

  • Due to updated masking requirements coffee will be served on the front patio, weather permitting.
  • Monthly Newcomers Coffee (first Sunday of every month only): Immediately following the Sunday morning service, come meet people and ask questions at a special virtual coffee hour with clergy over Zoom. Join using this link. The next offering will be Sunday, October 3.
  • Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom has now come to an end.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • In-person worship has now resumed for all without pre-registration. Just come as you are! There is a "distanced section" for the unvaccinated or for anyone who wishes to distanced during worship.
  • Beginning August 22, masks are REQUIRED for everyone while inside the cathedral building. Learn more here.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Looking for the livestream video archive? It now has its own page here


Support the Mission and Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral

If you watch and enjoy our live-streamed or archived services, please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministry of this cathedral.

You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Treasures of the Cathedral: Everett DuPen

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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. (Click the photo to enlarge.) The entire work, titled Christ the Good Shepherd, is the work of 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 throughout the Seattle area, notably the Fountain of Creation, located at Seattle Center between the Arena and the Northwest Rooms (now the KEXP studios), the carved walnut screens at the entrance of Seattle Municipal Tower, and the fountain at the Pritchard Building at the state capital in Olympia.

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 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 below.

Christ the Good Shepherd was commissioned when Cathedral House was constructed in the late 1950s and is dedicated to the memory of Julius Harold Bloedel and Mina Prentice Bloedel, whose generosity made the construction of Cathedral House possible. While Mina Prentice Bloedel had been a devoted member of Saint Mark's Parish for many years, her husband Julius was not an Episcopalian. He reached out to the then-Dean Saint Mark's, The Rev. John C. Leffler, after Mina's death in 1951, and in gratitude for that relationship he made a gift to the cathedral of $50,000.

There are two interesting facts about this gift recounted in Dean Leffler's writings. First, the gift was designated specifically for stained glass windows in the cathedral. Following Julius' death in 1957, Dean Leffler asked his son Prentice Bloedel to allow the gift to be used on the construction of Cathedral House instead. He agreed, on the condition that a work of art in be commissioned in his parents' memory—resulting in the DuPen carvings, and in the naming of "Bloedel Hall." The second fact about the gift is that it was given in the form of IBM stock, which the cathedral sold almost immediately. IBM's historical stock price information only goes back to 1972, but an extremely rough estimate would be that that $50,000 worth of IBM stock in 1957 would be worth well over $20 million today.

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Get to Know the Service Corps!

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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.


Meet Lindsay!! Lindsay will be spending her service year working for Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light 🌎🌍🌏:

Hi there! My name is Lindsay Bell and I’m so excited for my year in Seattle Service Corps! A little bit about me...

I was born in England, but spent pretty much my whole life in Northern Virginia, just outside DC. I am from a family of 5; I’m the middle child with one older sister and one younger brother.

I went to school in San Diego at UCSD and studied public health (after changing majors 4 times— I’d have 5 majors if I could!). I enjoy playing volleyball, reading, eating good food, hiking, and hanging out with my dog Goose.

Some random things I love: moss, mountains, English breakfast tea, goats, the smell of fall, and a good used bookstore. I’ve been on a bit of an adventure for the past five months, working on organic farms in Ireland and Maine, and visiting as many national parks as possible on a road trip across the country. It’s been a lot of fun, but I’m excited to get back to work and start learning and building fellowship here in Seattle!


Meet Talley! Talley will be spending her year working for both Edible Hope and Seeds of Peace:

Hi y’all, my name is Talley. I’ve lived all over the southeast and Midwest but consider myself an Appalachian woman and call western NC home.

I’m a cradle Episcopalian and a priest’s kid, having been an acolyte, choir member, helped in the nursery, been to happening, and many other youth events and camps.

In 2017,  I graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Global Studies, concentration in Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights Studies, and minors in Chinese (Mandarin) and German.

Pre-COVID, I was participating in the Episcopal Church’s international young adult service corps program (YASC) stationed in the Northern Philippines. I was evacuated in March 2020 and have been working as a parish administrator along with 3 other jobs during COVID. I’m excited to get to Seattle and experience city life again- i.e. food options!


Meet Emily! Emily is spending her year working at Mercy Housing Northwest:

Hello, I'm Emily! I was born and raised in the southwest as a third generation Arizonan. I recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.A. in English and Comparative Religion and with a minor in Museum Studies.

My time in college was spent developing a passion for cultural heritage work through jobs at my university’s library and archives, as well as an internship at its art museum. I was also an active member at LCM | Canterbury, NAU’s Episcopal and Lutheran Campus Ministry, where I was received into the church just this past May, and discovered the Episcopal Service Corps for the first time.

In my free time, I can always be found with a book in hand or perusing local thrift shops looking for yet another new jacket. I'm looking forward to developing community with my fellow corps members and adjusting to the Seattle weather!


Say hello to Julia! Julia is spending her year working with Mission to Seafarers:

Hello! My name is Julia, and I grew up mostly in Providence, Rhode Island, although I spent a couple years in Vancouver, BC as a kid.

I attended Tufts University and studied English and Computer Science, and for the last few years I have been working at a software company in the Boston area. After discerning a career change, I am excited to move back to the beautiful northwest and spend the year with the Seattle Service Corps!

In my free time, you can often find me outdoors, or in the kitchen; I am looking forward this year to exploring Seattle via bike and finding some good hiking spots, and also sharing the results of my various cooking and baking experiments with new housemates. I also love making music, and I hope to find an outlet to play music with other people in Seattle, whether a worship band or a bluegrass jam group.

I look forward to connecting with the Saint Mark's community soon and getting involved in the life of the church!


Meet Sophia! This year Sophia will be working with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project:

Hi all! My name is Sophia Greenberg and I use she/her pronouns. I’m coming to Seattle by way of unceded Munsee Lenape land in Rockland County, NY.

I just finished my bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Psychology from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and I hope to end up in law school after my year with SSC with the ultimate goal of a career in public interest law.

In my free time I enjoy playing lots and lots of board games, making playlists for my loved ones on Spotify, listening to all kinds of podcasts, and walking/hiking/meandering. I also love spending time with young people, which keeps me up to date with the latest news in important subjects like Cocomelon, Fortnite, and Tiktok trends.

One of the best things I’ve done recently is teaching a Lego-based Sunday School class! I’m most looking forward to being so close to the mountains and the coast at the same time, enjoying the PNW weather, drinking lots of coffee, becoming a Kraken and Sounders fan, and sharing in worship and fellowship with everyone at Saint Mark's.


Say hello to Laura! She is spending her year working at Real Change News:

I am excited to go from the shores of Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River to the Pacific Northwest.

I am joining Seattle Service Corps after graduating from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. I grew up in the land of Lincoln and lived in Rockford, Illinois and Edwardsville, Illinois (near St. Louis).

As a person who majored in history and minored in sociology and communication, I am looking forward to having my time in Seattle be a part of my personal context. When not being surrounded by cornfields, I enjoy hiking, photography, and coffee shops.

Compline observing the Feast of St Michael & All Angels | October 3, 2021 | Saint Mark’s Seattle

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Compline observing the Feast of St Michael & All Angels | October 3, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service here. Each week's repertoire can be found here.

ORISON: Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels (Tune: CHRISTE SANCTORUM) – Sarum plainsong, Mode I (see HYMNS)

PSALM 103 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Hark! hark, my soul! (Tune: VOX ANGELICA) – John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876); adapt. Gregory Bloch

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone IV; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627) [GWB ed.]

ANTHEM: Salvator mundi – Giovanni Bassano (c. 1558-1617)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline is open to all for in-person attendance as of August 22, 2021. Masks must be worn at all times.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

COFFEE HOUR

  • Monthly Newcomers Coffee (first Sunday of every month only): Immediately following the Sunday morning service, come meet people and ask questions at a special virtual coffee hour with clergy over Zoom. Join using this link. The next offering will be Sunday, September 5.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Support the Mission and Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral

If you watch and enjoy our live-streamed or archived services, please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministry of this cathedral.

You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Choral Evensong on the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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Choral Evensong on the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021 

Service Leaflet  | 

LEAFLETS

  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.

COFFEE HOUR

  • Due to updated masking requirements coffee will be served on the front patio, weather permitting.
  • Monthly Newcomers Coffee (first Sunday of every month only): Immediately following the Sunday morning service, come meet people and ask questions at a special virtual coffee hour with clergy over Zoom. Join using this link. The next offering will be Sunday, October 3.
  • Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom has now come to an end.

NEWSLETTER

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • In-person worship has now resumed for all without pre-registration. Just come as you are! There is a "distanced section" for the unvaccinated or for anyone who wishes to distanced during worship.
  • Beginning August 22, masks are REQUIRED for everyone while inside the cathedral building. Learn more here.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook or YouTube instead.

ARCHIVES 

  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Looking for the livestream video archive? It now has its own page here


Support the Mission and Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral

If you watch and enjoy our live-streamed or archived services, please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministry of this cathedral.

You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

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