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Spring 2014, Vol. 71, No. 3 Seattle, Washington


aint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral

tories of ministry. Photo credit Kevin C. Johnson

One the cover: The Cathedral Choir and musicians singing Bach’s Cantata 106. Canon Musician Mel Butler conducts. More on p. 14.

Welcome  Inspire Transform  Serve

Photos in this issue were primarily taken by Kevin Johnson and Liz Sloat The Very Rev. Steve Thomason, Dean & Rector; Liz Sloat, Editor The Rubric is a publication of Saint Mark’s Cathedral that looks at who we are as a community: as a parish, as a cathedral for the Diocese of Olympia, as Episcopalians, and as Christians. We take time to look at and celebrate all aspects of who we are. Please contact Liz Sloat, at or 206.323.0300, ext. 219 if you have an idea for an article or are interested in volunteering. Subscribe by email at www.saintmarks.orgclick on the link "Join Our Email Lists". Subscribe by: US Mail: send your address by email to or contact Liz at 206.323.0300, ext. 219.

Greetings from the Dean

Sunday Service Times 8 a.m. Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel 9 a.m. Eucharist in the Nave 11 a.m. Eucharist in the Nave 5 p.m. Choral Evensong in the Nave 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel 9:30 p.m. Compline in the Nave, chanted by the Compline Choir and broadcast live on KING 98.1 FM

CONTENTS Weekday Service Times 6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer Monday through Friday in McCaw or Thomsen Chapel Mondays, 7:15 pm Centering Prayer in Thomsen Chapel Wednesdays, 12 noon Holy Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel Thursdays, 7 a.m. Holy Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel Thursdays, 12noon Contemplative Prayer in the McCaw Chapel For more information about Worship at Saint Mark's, please go to http://www.saintmarks. org/Worship/ worship.php

The Rubric The Very Rev. Steve Thomason, Dean; Liz Sloat, Editor The Rubric is published quarterly by Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral. If you are interested in writing for the Rubric, have a suggestion for an article, or just want to offer feedback, please contact the editor at To receive a printed, U.S. posted version of this electronic format, please submit your request with name and mailing address to or to The Rubric, c/o Saint Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-4398.


Building for Ministry

Saint Mark’s Prepares for Capital Campaign

— by Maria Coldwell, Junior Warden

Campaign Co-Chairs, John and Carol Hoerster

Honorary Co-Chairs, (top) The Rt. Rev. Cabby & Hyde Tennis; (bottom) Mary Coon & Mel Butler


The Design Process has Started - by Walter Stuteville, co-chair, Design Committee


Practicing Practicing Faith Faith


Flowers are a Great Gift


Working together to care for our community:




Excerpts from a Sermon preached by The Very Rev. Steve Thomason, Dean and Rector on Sunday, March 2, The Last Sunday after Epiphany, Year A



ICON: The Transfiguration (Spaso Preobrazhensky Monastery, Yaroslavl, ca 1516) transfiguration-finding-meaning-in.html

Dr. Peter Hallock remembered for bringing Compline and Flentrop to Cathedral.


Adapted from

Around the Diocese, Meet the Dean




creating conversation over beer

Mardi Gras

Saint Mark’s Musicians perform Bach’s Cantata 106


Episcopal Preaching Foundation

Charter for Compassion conference brings TED winner Karen Armstrong and the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell to campus.

Alleluia, he is risen! -


Working for Long Term Change

To our friends at Saint Marks: Thank you so much for the latest hunger offering donation. Wow! This was the largest donation from St. Marks in over 15, generous years. And we are happy to announce that for the rest of 2014, 100% of your offerings will go directly to purchase food for Food Bank clients. THANK YOU!! Mason Lowe, Downtown Food Bank 16

Celebrating the Spirit of the Diocese of Olympia


Author Barbara Brown Taylor speaks at Saint Mark’s

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