Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

A Saturday gathering led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

The year 2022 is already being called “the year of all things,” as the world attempts to catch up on two years of pandemic postponements. But Jesus, ever attentive to the present moment, calls us to liberation from the tyranny of being overcommitted and offers us the invitation to rest, heal, and be well. This workshop will explore the resources of our faith tradition for grounded and connected life and ministry for all of God’s people.

No fee, but advance registration required


About Bishop Baskerville-Burrows

Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows is the first black woman to be elected a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church. Before being elected bishop in 2016, she served in the Dioceses of Newark, Central New York, and Chicago.  Bishop Jennifer’s expertise includes historic preservation of religious buildings (with an M.A. in historic preservation planning from Cornell University), stewardship and development, race and class reconciliation, and spiritual direction.

A defining experience of her ministry came when she found herself near the World Trade Center the morning of September 11, 2001. In the midst of a fearful situation, her own faith and that of others who sought shelter alongside her gave her a renewed perspective of faith vanquishing fear. “The Episcopal Church teaches me that the world is filled with incredible beauty and unspeakable pain and that God is deeply in the midst of it all loving us fiercely,” she says.


[The registration form  for this offereing will appear here when it is available.]

Marriage of Natalie Marie Tapias & Timothy Jordan Willis | July 31, 2 p.m.

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Marriage of Natalie Marie Tapias & Timothy Jordan Willis | July 31, 2 p.m. 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, July 4.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Limited in-person worship has now resumed. You must register in advance to attend in person. Read more, including how to register for an upcoming service, 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.

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.

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

Interim Update from the St. Nicholas Redevelopment Exploratory Committee—July 2021

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Earlier this year the committee, with vestry approval, engaged a developer to submit a proposal for redevelopment of the St. Nicholas property. (Read more about that process here.) Following a four-month period of due diligence and building study, the proposal was received in June for redevelopment of St. Nicholas into market rate condominiums. The committee was disappointed with the valuation of the property in the proposal and was concerned with the lack of alignment between market rate housing and the cathedral’s mission.

The committee recommended to the vestry that we not proceed with this proposal at this time, but instead explore more deeply two alternative uses: 1) affordable housing and 2) preserving the building for eventual expanded parish use. The vestry unanimously concurred with that plan.

We will take the next 6–12 months to study feasibility of affordable housing potential on the property while also projecting more accurate costs to address deferred maintenance, seismic upgrades, and roof replacement and how we might finance those costs through rental income, bank loan, and/or capital fundraising. Either of these alternative uses would take several years to unfold, and there is no sense of urgency to come to a decision in the short-term.

The committee remains committed to seeking the highest and best use for the property that furthers the cathedral’s mission, either on the property or with proceeds from the property to be used in ministry elsewhere. We will continue to provide updates to the parish at key points in the process. If you have questions in the meantime, please address those to Dean Thomason or to Committee Chair John Hoerster at: stnicholas@saintmarks.org

Women’s Compline on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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Women's Compline on The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | July 25, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

Saint Mark’s Cathedral and the Compline Choir are thrilled at tonight’s return of the Women’s Compline Choir of Saint Mark’s. The choir made their debut in 2019, but was reduced to a quartet of singers in the summer of 2020. Now the full choir returns—16 of the most skilled choral musicians in the Seattle region. 

The order of service and repertoire for this evening’s office can be found here.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline will reopen for in-person attendance on August 22, 2021. Sunday morning services are now open to all without pre-registration.

NEWCOMERS

  • If you are new to Saint Mark's, wherever you may be located, please get in touch by submitting a Visitors/Newcomers Form here, to let the cathedral know how we might best serve you.
  • Once a month, on the first Sunday of the month, a special Newcomers Coffee Hour with Clergy is offered online via Zoom, immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service. Find the link to join here.

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.

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.

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

The 9th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, July 4.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Limited in-person worship has now resumed. You must register in advance to attend in person. Read more, including how to register for an upcoming service, 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.

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.

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

CONSPIRE 2021 at Saint Mark’s

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UPDATE: Due to safety considerations around gathering in one space for eight hours at a time, the cathedral has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person gathering for CONSPIRE. All registrants will be invited to participate virtually. Please note that those who have registered through Saint Mark's will not be able to experience the interactive elements of the weekends events. (Previous years' CONSPIRE offerings have not had interactive elements.) For the full interactive experience, you will need to register through C.A.C. directly. Please contact Dean Thomason with questions.


CONSPIRE 2021: The Final in a Seven-Year Series

Me / Us / the World:
Living Inside God's Great Story

A livestreamed conference hosted locally at Saint Mark's Cathedral

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 THOUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Join in person in Bloedel Hall, or from home via Zoom.

PLEASE NOTE: Bloedel Hall has reached capacity and registration is now closed for in-person participate. Register at the link below to join in virtually from home.

Advance registration required. Fee: $20, includes refreshments across the three-day conference.

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Funeral Liturgy for Linda Donato | July 24, 2021

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LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, July 4.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Limited in-person worship has now resumed. You must register in advance to attend in person. Read more, including how to register for an upcoming service, 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.

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.

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

Women’s Compline on the 8th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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Women's Compline on The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost | July 18, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

Saint Mark’s Cathedral and the Compline Choir are thrilled at tonight’s return of the Women’s Compline Choir of Saint Mark’s. The choir made their debut in 2019, but was reduced to a quartet of singers in the summer of 2020. Now the full choir returns—16 of the most skilled choral musicians in the Seattle region. 

The order of service and repertoire for this evening’s office can be found here.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline will reopen for in-person attendance on August 22, 2021. Sunday morning services are now open to all without pre-registration.

NEWCOMERS

  • If you are new to Saint Mark's, wherever you may be located, please get in touch by submitting a Visitors/Newcomers Form here, to let the cathedral know how we might best serve you.
  • Once a month, on the first Sunday of the month, a special Newcomers Coffee Hour with Clergy is offered online via Zoom, immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service. Find the link to join here.

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.

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.

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

Night Prayer with the 20s & 30s Group

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NEW TIME!

SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:30 P.M.

The 20s & 30s at Saint Mark's host prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, now at a new time: 7:30 p.m. The liturgy usually ends around 7:45.

On the fourth Monday of the month only, participants are also invited to gather in person in Leffler Sun Room, in addition to the call-in option. Participants are welcome on these Mondays to participate in Cathedral Yoga at 6:30 p.m., and head over to Leffler House when yoga concludes.

When Night Prayer was launched, the service was based on the liturgy in the New Zealand Prayer Book. In July 2021, a new order of service began to be used, based on a liturgy from Corrymeela.

View or download the NEW order of service here.

Please email Adam Conley to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.

Here are the upcoming dates:

  • August 9 [call-in only]
  • August 23 [in-person, or call-in]
  • September 13 [call-in only]
  • September 27 [in-person, or call-in]
  • October 11 [call-in only]
  • October 25 [in-person, or call-in]
  • November 8 [call-in only]
  • November 22 [in-person, or call-in]
  • December 13 [call-in only]
  • December 27 [in-person, or call-in]
[* Denotes in-person gathering in Leffler Sun Room in addition to audio.]

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost | July 18, 2021, 11 a.m. 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, July 4.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Limited in-person worship has now resumed. You must register in advance to attend in person. Read more, including how to register for an upcoming service, 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.

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.

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

The Wisdom School 2021–22 Season Announcement.

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See the complete 2021–22 Season Schedule here. 

 

The Wisdom School is now entering its sixth year. The complete schedule may now be seen at saintmarks.org/wisdom, and the full season brochure can be downloaded as a pdf.

Highlights include:

Opening Plenary: A Spirituality of Desire

Facilitated by Dean Steve Thomason

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021, 6:45 P.M.


Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal

A Saturday gathering led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, the first black woman to be elected a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.


Ravished by Nature’s Beauty: Christian Mystics and the Longing for God

A two-part workshop led by theologian and best-selling author Belden C. Lane

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M.


Women’s Retreat: Desire and Holy Longing

Facilitated by Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

MAY 13–15, 2022, at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island


Men’s Retreat: “Our Shelter from the Stormy Blast”—Spiritual Reflections on 9/11, Pandemic, and Change

Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke & Dean Steve Thomason

FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NOON, JUNE 10–12, 2022, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center on beautiful Hood Canal


CAPSTONE: Following in Celtic Footsteps—A Pilgrimage to Iona and Ancient Missions of Britain

Led by The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason & Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

JULY 17–29, 2022

Compline from Saint Mark’s Seattle, for RSCM America’s 2021 National Course

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Compline from Saint Mark’s Seattle, for RSCM America’s 2021 National Course | July 17, 2021, 5:30 p.m. Pacific/8:30 Eastern

Saint Mark’s Cathedral and The Compline Choir were honored to be invited by the Royal School of Church Music – America, to contribute a pre-recorded office of Compline to be premiered during their 2021 online Summer Training Course. The service was filmed over two days in April 2021, following pandemic safety protocols and with a strictly limited number of participants: three senior choristers and four members of the Schola (or youth choir) of the Choir School, led by choir school director Rebekah Gilmore, eight adult members of the evensong choir, led by Canon for Cathedral Music Michael Kleinschmidt and eight members of the Compline Choir led by Dr. Jason Anderson.

The complete order of service and repertoire may be seen here.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline will reopen for in-person attendance on August 22, 2021. Sunday morning services are now open to all without pre-registration.

NEWCOMERS

  • If you are new to Saint Mark's, wherever you may be located, please get in touch by submitting a Visitors/Newcomers Form here, to let the cathedral know how we might best serve you.
  • Once a month, on the first Sunday of the month, a special Newcomers Coffee Hour with Clergy is offered online via Zoom, immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service. Find the link to join here.

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.

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.

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

Saturday, July 17, 2021 – A Celebration of the Life of The Rev. Diane Brelsford

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LIVE STREAMS

Saturday, July 17, 2021 - A Celebration of the Life of The Rev. Diane Brelsford 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, July 4.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Limited 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 remain masked and distanced during worship.

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.

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.

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

Updated Guidance on Masks—July 28, 2021

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UPDATE: Following the most recent directive from the Governor, once again masks are required for everyone while indoors, beginning Sunday, August 22. The announcement below is no longer accurate. 


A Message from Dean Thomason

July 28, 2021

Updated Guidance on Masks—"Recommended but Not Required"

Dear friends,

There is a saying in health care: “the only constant is change…” The pandemic has required much of us, but perhaps above all it has required us to be nimble and adaptive as the circumstances change. It is no secret that our nation has not topped this hill on COVID just yet, largely due to a confluence of factors—the arrival of new variants, many choosing to remain unvaccinated despite sound science, and increased activity including travel and public gatherings.

Last Friday King County public health officials recommended all of us resume wearing masks when gathering indoors for public events. Some of us did so last Sunday, and I will ask the liturgical ministers to model the recommendation beginning this Sunday. Tuesday the CDC made a similar recommendation for regions with high infection rates, including Seattle. It is worth noting these are recommendations, not requirements, for vaccinated persons, and I write here to communicate the same language for all public gatherings at Saint Mark’s, including worship services. We recommend all persons wear masks when together, including all who are vaccinated. We will not require it unless the directive from public health officials adopts that language, which they may very well if we do not reverse the trend in infection rates.

Please note: the distanced section on the south side of the nave has plenty of space for additional people to be seated there. All should be masked and distanced in that section regardless of vaccination status. For the rest of the nave, where vaccinated persons may sit who choose not to be distanced, we recommend you wear you mask, but that is your decision at this time.

I know this is a frustrating setback, and you may feel you are being adversely impacted for the irresponsibility of others, but we are in this together, and there is a sense of taking on this extra burden now, to avoid a heavier burden later. Be safe, please, and take care.

Blessings and peace,

The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason
Dean and Rector

Canon Walter Brownridge presents: From Prisoners of Pandemic to Prisoners of Hope

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From Prisoners of Pandemic to Prisoners of Hope: A Day of Reflection on Being Church in our Emerging Reality

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 9:30 A.M.–12 P.M., in-person in Bloedel Hall or virtually via Zoom. Register here or below. 

led by The Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge, Saint Mark’s Theologian-in-Residence

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”  —Desmond Tutu

The past 16 months have been traumatic for many of us, and on so many levels. Pandemic, climate signs of foreboding, and a renewed cycle of racial reckoning. As COVID-19 recedes, in some way, we may feel divided. Some of us may feel that our energies are depleted, and others are eager to leave our isolation and enjoy the summer, and life returning to a sense of normalcy.

Yet, this may be a good time reflect and ask questions of meaning, faith, healing, and that big word: Hope. People in the midst of dark times, as the quote from Archbishop Tutu above notes, certainly need hope. I contend that we need hope when coming out of a difficult period and into the unknown. So yes, we must remain Prisoners of Hope. Together we will explore how hope is a muscle—that must be exercised as a spiritual discipline.

This program will be offered in person in Bloedel Hall OR virtually via Zoom. Register to attend using this link or the form below:

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Women’s Compline

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POST UPDATED WITH VIDEO

SUNDAYS, JULY 18 & 25, 9:30 P.M., broadcast/livestream only

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.) See photos and video from previous year's services below.

But now, in 2021, the full complement of 18 singers will return to chant the office at 9:30 p.m. on July 18 and 25.

Due to the unique nature of the Compline service and its congregation, the liturgy remains closed to public at this time. Please join the service via live radio broadcast on KING-FM 98.1 or king.org, or via livestream video at saintmarks.org/livestreamYouTube, the cathedral's Facebook page, or the Compline Choir's Facebook page.

Like the services in 2019 and 2020, these services will feature the world premiere of new works specially commissioned for the occasion from local composers. The service on July 25 will feature two new works by local composer (and former Compline Choir member) Jeff Junkinsmith.

In addition, the services will include music by contemporary Canadian composer Stephanie Martin, professor at York University in Toronto, former organist of the Church of Mary Magdalen (the position once held by Healey Willan), and founder of the noted women's choral ensemble Schola Magdalena.

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Compline Reopens to the Public August 22

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UPDATE 8/19/21: Masks will be required for everyone while inside the cathedral building until further notice.


The Compline Choir and Saint Mark's Cathedral are overjoyed to announce that in-person attendance at the Office of Compline will resume on August 22, 2021. 

There will be no preregistration or screening required. Unvaccinated attendees will be requested to wear masks, Masks will be required for everyone and a "distanced section" will allow those who wish to remain distanced from others to do so.

The Compline Choir and Saint Mark's Cathedral wish to express our deep gratitude to all those who have continued to support the institution of Compline during these long months of closure.


Compline Hospitality Ministers Needed

To support the reopening of Compline services to the public, the cathedral and the choir are seeking volunteers to serve as Compline Hospitality Ministers. These ministers will serve in teams of two, and play a crucial role in making Compline a welcoming and comfortable experience for all. Each team of two would serve about one Sunday per month. It's a wonderful opportunity for couples to volunteer together. To learn more, please contact Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer (mseewer@saintmarks.org).

Mutual Ministry Goals Community Meetings

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An Invitation from Dean Thomason


Dear friends,

Come create our new way forward!

Earlier this year the Vestry forged a key document—our Mutual Ministry Goals—which are designed to inform and guide our work as a community. These three goals center upon the work of justice, creation care, and intergenerational ministry as we plot a course of lifelong spiritual formation for every person in this cathedral community. They are intended to touch every aspect of our common life.

So important are these that the Vestry has restructured its Standing Committees to include these three scopes, and every ministry group is being asked to embrace these goals and reflect on the work in light of them. I write today to encourage each household, and each person, to embrace them in your life as well.

To that end, and to learn more about the goals and action items arising from them, we have community meetings planned in the coming weeks via Zoom. You are welcome to attend any or all; I encourage each person who claims Saint Mark’s as your spiritual home to attend at least one of these. Here is the schedule:

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New Podcast Series: Cathedral Conversations about Race

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Saint Mark’s is proud to present a special podcast offering co-produced by Michael Perera and Cara Peterson, Cathedral Conversations About Race. In it, Michael and Cara talk with each other and other non-white Saint Mark’s parishioners about their experiences navigating a majority-white world, at the Cathedral and beyond. The first episode will be released on Sunday, June 20, and episodes will be released every two weeks.

In the first episode, released Friday, July 16, Michael and Cara themselves will discuss the plans and goals for this podcast project. Future episodes will feature community members of color from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The entire congregation of Saint Mark's is encouraged to listen to these conversations with an open heart. The participants have shared their stories with the entire cathedral community not to shame or embarrass, but so that we all might learn and grow together in love. Later in the summer, once a number of episodes have been released, a community forum is planned to process and learn from what we have heard.

Search for "Cathedral Conversations" wherever you get your podcasts to listen, or find all released episodes on this page below, or on the podcast page of the website. If you have any questions, please contact Michael or Cara directly.


 

Episode 6: Microaggressions

In our first themed episode, Cara and Michael attempt to unpack microaggressions: what they are and why they’re so frustrating to experience, and how to have better interactions.

Episode 5: Vinh Do (Part 2)

The second (concluding) part of our conversation with Vinh Do, longtime cathedral member and former vestry member, about his story at Saint Mark’s, and his reaction to the anti-Asian violence.

Episode 5: Vinh Do (Part 1)

The first part of our conversation with Vinh Do, longtime cathedral member and former vestry member, about his story at Saint Mark’s, and his reaction to the anti-Asian violence that preceded and followed the 2021 Atlanta shootings.

Episode 4: Vinnu Komanapalli (Follow-up)

In this second interview with Vinnu, we check in with her after the Atlanta shootings and the anti-Asian hate seen across the country.

Episode 3: Vinnu Komanapalli

Vinnu Komanapalli tells her story about how she came to Saint Mark’s, and what it’s like being one of the few South Asian people at Saint Mark’s.

Episode 2: About Us (Part 2)

In the second part of this episode, Cara and Michael continue their talk about each other; their own respective journeys to Saint Mark’s, and how they find ourselves being people of color in a mostly white church.

Episode 2: About Us (Part 1)

In the first part of this episode, Cara and Michael talk about each other; their respective journeys to Saint Mark’s, and how they find ourselves being people of color in a mostly white church.

Episode 1: About This (Part 2)

In the second part of the first episode of the “About Race” podcast, Cara Peterson and Michael Perera explain how and why this conversation about race at Saint Mark’s came about.

Episode 1: About This (Part 1)

In the first episode of the “About Race” podcast, Cara Peterson and Michael Perera explain how and why this conversation about race at Saint Mark’s came about.

“About Race” Release Announcement

A short message from Michael and Cara to address the delay in releasing the interviews of this podcast.

Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies President issue statement on Indigenous boarding schools

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The Episcopal Church and Indigenous Residential Schools

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Indigenous children across North America were stolen from their families and forced into institutions whose explicit goal was the complete eradication of Native culture, language, and identity—that is, cultural genocide. The Episcopal Church has been complicit in the creation and operation of some of these institutions. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings have released this statement on this shameful history, calling for the creation of "a comprehensive proposal for addressing the legacy of Indigenous schools" within the Episcopal Church, and supporting a process of truth-telling and healing on the national level.

 


Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings issued the following statement regarding Indigenous boarding schools on July 12, 2021.

(Coverage of Executive Council’s June 25–27 meeting where council discussed Indigenous boarding schools is here.)

In Genesis, God conferred dignity on all people by creating them in God’s own image—a belief that is shared by all Abrahamic faiths. We are grieved by recent discoveries of mass graves of Indigenous children on the grounds of former boarding schools, where Indigenous children experienced forced removal from their homes, assimilation and abuse. These acts of cultural genocide sought to erase these children’s identities as God’s beloved children.

We condemn these practices and we mourn the intergenerational trauma that cascades from them. We have heard with sorrow stories of how this history has harmed the families of many Indigenous Episcopalians.

While complete records are unavailable, we know that The Episcopal Church was associated with Indigenous schools during the 19th and 20th centuries. We must come to a full understanding of the legacies of these schools.

As chair and vice-chair of Executive Council, and in consultation with our church’s Indigenous leaders, we pledge to make right relationships with our Indigenous siblings an important focus of the work of Executive Council and the 80th General Convention.

To that end, we commit to the work of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous communities in our church. We pledge to spend time with our Indigenous siblings, listening to their stories and history, and seeking their wisdom about how we can together come to terms with this part of our history. We call upon Executive Council to deliver a comprehensive proposal for addressing the legacy of Indigenous schools at the 80th General Convention, including earmarking resources for independent research in the archives of The Episcopal Church, options for developing culturally appropriate liturgical materials and plans for educating Episcopalians across the church about this history, among other initiatives.

We also commend Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on her establishment of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative and the effort to “shed light on the traumas of the past.” The Episcopal Church is also working to support legislation that will establish a truth and healing commission on Indian boarding school policy, which would complement the Department of the Interior’s new initiative.

As followers of Jesus, we must pursue truth and reconciliation in every corner of our lives, embracing God’s call to recognition of wrongdoing, genuine lamentation, authentic apology, true repentance, amendment of life and the nurture of right relationships. This is the Gospel path to becoming beloved community.

—Office of Public Affairs of the Episcopal Church, July 12, 2021

 

Above: Girls at St. Mary's Episcopal Mission School, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, MRL 10: G.E.E. Lindquist Papers, 60, 1483, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) at Union Theological Seminary, New York. Can be viewed at http://lindquist.cul.columbia.edu:443/catalog/burke_lindq_060_1483

Compline on the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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Compline on The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost | July 11, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

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

LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, June 6.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Compline will reopen for in-person attendance on August 22, 2021. Sunday morning services are now open to all without pre-registration.

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.

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.

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

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost | July 11, 2021, 11 a.m. 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, July 4.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Limited in-person worship has now resumed. You must register in advance to attend in person. Read more, including how to register for an upcoming service, 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.

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.

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

Funeral Liturgy for Kathryn Barnhouse | Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Funeral Liturgy for Kathryn Barnhouse | Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2 p.m. 

Service Leaflet

LEAFLETS

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

COFFEE HOUR

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: Immediately following the Sunday morning service, everyone is welcome to gather in a Virtual Coffee Hour over Zoom. Join using this link.
  • 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, July 4.

NEWSLETTER

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

  • Limited in-person worship has now resumed. You must register in advance to attend in person. Read more, including how to register for an upcoming service, 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.

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.

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

Choir Camp Evensong

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WEDENSDAY, JULY 14, 4:30 P.M., via Zoom

Join the choristers for a Choir Camp Evensong over Zoom!

The Saint Mark's Choir School's Quarantine Quire Camp for senior choristers is happening July 11–14!

On Wednesday, July 14, at 4:30 p.m., the participants will be leading a Zoom Evensong service. These talented young people will lead our prayer as officiants and cantors.

Join using this Zoom link.

Mid-summer Family Ride/Run/Roll around Greenlake

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SUNDAY, JULY 18, 3:30–5 P.M.

Grab your bikes, rollerblades, or walking shoes and do the 2.7-mile loop around Greenlake with other cathedral families. Parents must accompany their children or have a designated adult chaperone. Social distancing will be observed. Parking isn't awesome on a beautiful summer Sunday but in addition to the on-site parking lot, free Sunday street parking in available in the area.

 

3:30 P.M. Gather at the outdoor stage area, east side of the Greenlake Community Center.

Address: 7201 East Green Lake Dr. N

Food: Due to Covid precautions, we won't be serving our usual rootbeer floats for this event but feel free to bring your own treat to eat after we do our loop!

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