Prayers of Intention for our Nation in the Coming Days

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Dear friends,

Many of you have expressed concern for our nation facing the threat of recurring violence in the coming days, even as we long for a peaceful transition of leaders, which is one of the most defining and distinctive elements of our democracy. As citizens we have a voice to share in the public sphere, offering words of reason and justice, and as people of faith, we have a voice of prayer to share for the common good. Both are important, and I bid you strike the balance in your rhythms in the coming days. Resist the temptation to consume so much news and social media that you end up being consumed by their anxious energy. Ground yourself in prayer, too, and carve out times for quiet so that you might find a perspective that offers you some peace—a peace which can then be shared with others, and with our nation.To that end, I would like to highlight a few things in the coming days, and encourage you to consider how you might choose to engage these practices. They are by no means exhaustive, but they are meant to help.

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In-Person Prayer in the Nave for Inauguration Week

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At designated times on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday leading up the Inauguration of the new president the nave will be open for personal prayer. Time slots must be reserved in advance, and masks, distancing and screening procedures must be observed. Time slots are available during the following periods:

  • Monday, January 18, 12–2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 4–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Click here to make your reservation.

If you need assistance with making a reservation, please call Erik Donner in the cathedral office: 206.323.0300 x 217. Email or any of the clergy with any questions.

SACRED: Milestones of a Spiritual Life—Watch Party Sponsored by the 20s/30s Group

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 5–7:15 P.M.

All ages are welcome to join the 20s/30s Group for a watch party viewing and discussion of SACRED via Zoom. How do others outside of our tradition, and our country, experience faith and spiritual practice? After the screening, we’ll discuss observations from the film. Watch the trailer below.

Join using this Zoom link.

If you wish, you can RSVP to the Facebook event here. Questions? Contact Courtney Wendel-Stevenson,

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