The Women’s Compline Choir, 2022

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SUNDAYS, JULY 17 & 24, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, broadcast, and livestreamed

In the summer of 2019, the Office of Compline was chanted by an ensemble of women for the first time in the six-decade history of Compline at Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle.

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These beautifully-sung services were deeply moving to many. In the word of choir director Rebekah Gilmore, "We have many decades—generations worth of women who have wanted to sing Compline at Saint Mark's." And so the decision was made to make the Women's Compline Choir an annual tradition at Saint Mark's each summer. In the summer of 2020, of course, a gathering of the full choir was not possible, and the Women's Compline Choir was represented by just four solo voices. In the summer of 2021, a full complement of singers chanted the office, but the service remained closed to the public. See photos and video from previous year's services below.

Now at last in 2022, a full choir featuring some of the finest choral singers in the region will chant a service open to one and all. As in the past, the services will feature special repertoire for women's voices, including world-premiere compositions. Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks.


UPDATE: Video from the service of July 24, 2022:


UPDATE: Video from the service of July 17, 2022:

 


Video and photos from the Women's Compline services in 2019, 2020, and 2021 (click to enlarge):

A Special Note of Thanks from The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

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JULY 1, 2022

Saint Mark's Cathedral's Curate was ordained to the priesthood in a special ordination liturgy last Wednesday, June 29. The complete liturgy may be seen here (or on youtube). She sends the following note or gratitude to the community:

"I am so grateful for all who attended my ordination, and for all who offered their prayerful support from afar. I could not be more thrilled to be serving my curacy in the midst of this community at Saint Mark’s, and for the Gospel-rooted, life-giving reality I continue to experience here. Thank you!"

Rev. Stahlecker will preside at the 8, 9, and 11 a.m. services this Sunday, July 3. Photos below from Wednesday's service by Kevin Johnson and Troy Stahlecker. Click to enlarge.

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests on the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

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Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests 

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Compline on the Third Sunday after Pentecost, 2022

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Compline on the Third Sunday after Pentecost | June 26, 2022 

The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at:  complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/06/26/compline-2022-the-third-sunday-after-pentecost/

June 26, 2022 • The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8C)

ORISON (H 36): O gladsome Light (Tune: LE CANTIQUE DE SIMÉON) – mel. Loys Bourgeois (c. 1510-1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

PSALM 16 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: COMMANDMENTS) – Loys Bourgeois (c. 1510-1559)

NUNC DIMITTIS –Plainsong, Mode III.6

ANTHEM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child – African-American Spiritual, arr. Brian Fairbanks (b. 1968)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

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The Third Sunday after Pentecost, 2022

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The Third Sunday After Pentecost, 2022 

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Responding to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision

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JUNE 24, 2022

Dear friends,

Today our nation received the news we’ve been expecting for several weeks now—that a divided Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade and Casey decisions which had for nearly fifty years ensured the constitutional right to reach an informed decision about termination of pregnancy and safe access to act upon those decisions.

As I said in a recent sermon [pdf] addressing the topic of reproductive rights, this is a matter of human dignity, and as such it is a first and foremost pastoral issue, even as it has been politicized. Since preaching that sermon on May 8, 2022, I have heard from several who have shared very tenderly of their life experiences and the difficult decisions they faced as crucial moments. I stand by what I said that day, and I share here once more that the Episcopal Church has, since 1976, unequivocally and repeatedly adopted formal position statements affirming full and equal access to health care for all genders, and that access to decisions surrounding reproductive rights must be reserved to the individual in consultation with their health care providers. [source]

Here is the statement from the Episcopal Church shared today:

Since 1976, The Episcopal Church has maintained its “unequivocal opposition to any legislation on the part of the national or state governments which would abridge or deny the right of individuals to reach informed decisions [about the termination of pregnancy] and to act upon them.” We uphold the conscience rights of pregnant women and other pregnant persons to determine whether they want to continue a pregnancy. The Episcopal Church views reproductive rights as “an integral part of a woman’s struggle to assert her dignity and worth as a human being.”

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, we reiterate our opposition to any legislative, executive, or judicial action at all levels of government that would restrict or limit a woman’s right to choose, or that would limit the rights of women and other pregnant people to access a safe abortion procedure. For us as Episcopalians, this is a matter of faith. Respecting the dignity of every human being means respecting the rights and freedoms of women to control their own bodies, destinies, and future.

 

I would refer you to the resource page of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations for additional information about how to respond in light of this judicial ruling. I would also say I am grateful to live in a state where reproductive rights are ensured by legislative action.

As I said in the sermon on May 8, we will make our way together, even when we won’t agree on every detail of such complicated matters. We do so as people of faith who hold dear the human dignity for all people; we do so as people committed to a way of life that is at its core a pastoral way of being with one another; we do so as people who cast a vision for a more just world, bringing hope into a world which is parched and thirsts for good news. I am willing to work for that, and I trust you are too.

Blessings and peace,

The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason
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Compline on the Second Sunday after Pentecost, 2022

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Compline on the Second Sunday after Pentecost/Juneteenth | June 19, 2022 

The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: https://complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/06/19/compline-2022-the-second-sunday-after-pentecost/

 

June 19, 2022 • The Second Sunday after Pentecost/Juneteenth/Father's Day (Proper 7C)

ORISON: ‘Phos hilaron’ from Music for Compline – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

PSALM 22:22-30 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: ‘Te lucis ante terminum’ from Music for Compline – Kevin Siegfried

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

Jeremy Matheis, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

POST COMPLINE ORGAN MUSIC:

"Au Saint-Esprit" and "Au coeur sacré de Jésus" from Petit Livre de Prières – Rolande Falcinelli (1920–2006)

"Improvisation on Ar hyd y nos" – Gerre Hancock (1934–2012)

"Meditation on Union Seminary" – Gerre Hancock

David Boeckh, guest organist

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The Second Sunday After Pentecost, 2022

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The First Sunday After Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, 2022 

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Ordinations to the Sacred Order Of Priests

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Ordinations to the Sacred order of Priests 

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Compline on Trinity Sunday, 2022

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Compline on Trinity Sunday—The First Sunday after Pentecost | June 12, 2022 

The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: https://complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/06/12/compline-2022-the-first-sunday-after-pentecost-trinity-sunday/

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

ORISON: O Trinity of blessed Light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

PSALM 113 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Tune: GROSSER GOTT) – mel. from Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1686; harm. Charles Winfred Douglas (1867-1944), after Conrad Kocher (1786-1872); vs. 4 harm. Rejoice in the Lord, 1985

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Let us now laud and magnify with music – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

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The First Sunday After Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, 2022

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The First Sunday After Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, 2022 

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Eat! Play! Love! 2022: Water of Life

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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS

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.


UPDATE: On the Sunday following all three evenings (JUNE 26, JULY 31, and AUGUST 28) between the morning services at 10:10 a.m., participants in the Wednesday gathering will share some of what was presented and created at the event. Meet on the front patio. The gathering on July 31 will include the splash mat!  


First offered in the summer of 2019, Eat, Play Love (Not Your Average Bible Study) is an opportunity for all ages to share a meal, learn, explore, and have fun together at the cathedral. Now this offering returns for 2022!

Take a night off cooking and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our own Chef Marc Aubertin, then participate in a variety of creative and reflective activities, including the option to attend in-person Evening Prayer 6–6:30 p.m. The evenings end with a brief service of Compline in the Cathedral Nave.

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) and respond to them creatively through activities such as music, art, and science. We'll also dive into justice-seeking as it relates to clean water and water access, both locally and globally.

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Monthly Neighborhood Eucharists

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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 4 P.M., at the Ermoian/Kelley residence in north Ballard

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 P.M., hosted by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, near Bellevue. Dean Thomason will preside. 

SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., hosted by Laurel Petrik at Mercy House of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps on First Hill. Rev. Stahlecker will preside.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 4 P.M., hosted by the Gavin Family at their home in Lynnwood. Canon Rosario-Cruz will preside. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 4 P.M., by Rachel & Russ Crosbie in West Seattle

THERE WILL BE NO NEIGHBORHOOD EUCHARIST IN OCTOBER. SEPTEMBER WAS THE FINAL OFFERING IN THE CURRENT SERIES.

Each month from May to October September, Saint Mark's parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. These are designed to be especially family-friendly, meaningful, and brief—a great way to strengthen the connections among us as well as to God's good earth.

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Saint Mark’s Returns to PrideFest

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M.–8 P.M.

Capitol Hill 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: erosario@saintmarks.org or Deacon Earl Grout: deaconeg@gmail.com


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!

 

Taizé Prayer, June 6, 2022

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Compline on the Day of Pentecost, 2022

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Compline on the Day of Pentecost | June 5, 2022 

The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: https://complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/06/04/compline-2022-day-of-pentecost-whitsunday/

 

June 5, 2022 • Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost

ORISON: Veni Sancte Spiritus – Plainsong, Mode I

PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: O thou who camest from above (Tune: HEREFORD) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-c. 1573)

ANTHEM: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

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Choral Evensong on the Day of Pentecost, 2022

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Choral Evensong on the Day of Pentecost, 2022 

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Responding to Gun Violence

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Photo of the June 2, 2022, Interfaith March and Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence by photographer Mark White, via Faith Action Network. Click to enlarge.

Alliance for Gun Responsibility

The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) works to end the gun violence crisis in our community and to promote a culture of gun ownership that balances rights with responsibilities. Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Dean Steve Thomason collaborated with other civic leaders to create the Alliance in 2013 to support policy, education and engagement that focuses on reducing gun violence.

NOTE: Late on Wednesday, June 8, Dean Thomason sent a message to the community announcing that the protest that was expected to take place in downtown Seattle on Saturday, June 11, 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.


How you can help


How to talk to children about mass shootings and gun violence


Additional Resources

 

The Day of Pentecost, 2022

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The Day of Pentecost, 2022 

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“Scripture & Empire”: A 20/30s Summer Study and Discussion Series

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THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6, 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?

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This summer we 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.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but it is not required—join as you can.

If you are interested in participating, please email Adam Conley (aconley@saintmarks.org) or Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

Climate Conversations

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FIRST TUESDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom

Looking for practical ways to reduce your impact on the environment? Saint Mark’s Creation Care Ministry is hosting Climate Conversations about everyday things in our lives. These monthly conversations will be held on environmentally-friendly Zoom on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule for the next few months.

June 7What you can do about Food (with Marc Aubertin & Richard Hartung)

The slides from the presentation may be seen here.

July 5What you can do about Energy (with Richard Wesley & Richard Hartung)

The slides from this presentation may be seen here

August 2What you can do about Water

The slides from the presentation may be seen here.

September 5What you can do on the Carbon Tracker

The slides from the presentation may be seen here.
Video of this conversation may be seen here and below.

October 4What you can do about Transportation

The slides from the presentation may be seen here.
Video of this conversation may be seen here and below.

November 1: Investing with Your Values ( with Penelope Jackson & Richard Hartung)

The slides from this presentation may be seen here.
In addition, Penelope Jackson shared the following resources:
ESG (Environmental/Social/Governance criteria) FAQ
Responsible Investing Glossary
How to find an Investment Advisor
The Carbon Almanac
Video of this conversation may be seen here and below.

December 6: Creation Care Perspectives on Shopping at Christmas Time

As we head towards Christmas, it’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of decorating our homes and buying presents for family or friends with little concern for the environment. Taking a Creation Care perspective enables us to consider conservation and climate when we shop and give gifts or decorate in eco-friendly ways that help rather than harm the planet. We’ll discuss the impact of traditional shopping trends, the importance of giving eco-friendly gifts, how to select the right presents or experiences as gifts, and how a creation care perspective makes gifting more purposeful and meaningful.

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Ride/Run/Roll at Seward Park on Trinity Sunday

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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. Look for a St. 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!