Code Red For Humanity: Reflections on the IPCC Report 6th Assessment Report on Climate Change

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7 P.M. via Zoom [link TBA]

The recent IPCC report shows that heating from humans has caused irreparable damage to Earth that could worsen in the years to come. Come learn about causes, potential impacts and response options while reflecting how we may find hope in our collective efforts for change.

Saint Mark's parishioner and American Geophysical Union president-elect Lisa Graumlich will lead us in making sense of these findings and explore how we may move forward with this information.

Join using this Zoom link.

Seattle Service Corps “Pantry Pounding” and Porch Reception

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 12 P.M., Leffler porch

Join the Seattle Service Corps on the front porch of Leffler after the 11 a.m. service for conversation and refreshments hosted by the newly-arrived 2021–2022 cohort! All are invited to bring a "Pantry Pounding" gift to help provision the service corps for the coming year. The wish list items may be seen and signed up for here. Gifts that you can sign up for include kitchen staples like flour, sugar, and oil, but also a bicycle, sleeping bags, or a guitar! Questions? E-mail Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org.

20s/30s: Art and Jazz Event

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish on First Hill

Join an evening of Art & Jazz with other young adults from around the Diocese (7:30–9 p.m.). View art from local artists affiliated with Vibrant Palette Art Center and listen to jazz piano from Jeremy Bacon in the Chapel at Epiphany Parish, Seattle. Artwork will be available for purchase to support Vibrant Palette's mission to empower artists with disabilities and build a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. Light refreshments provided. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021,  2 –5:30 P.M.

Let’s hike together! All ages are welcome on this 3 mile roundtrip hike to Twin Falls as we take time to connect, move and pray in nature after church. We’ll meet at the trailhead at 2 p.m. and finish by 5:30 p.m. Bring your water, snacks and appropriate gear - we recommend good hiking shoes, layers, sunscreen and a hat.

Register to attend here!

Questions? Contact Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com). 

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Liturgical Ministers Training

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Online Liturgical Ministers Training, September 18

On Saturday, September 18 from 9-noon is a recommended Liturgical Ministers Training on Zoom for everyone, including those who are interested in getting involved in liturgy for the first time. Every liturgical minister is asked to attend this training once every three years. (We offer this training twice a year: in Eastertide, and after Labor Day).  If you are able to attend and you haven't yet registered, please sign up here, and you will be emailed a link to attend the Zoom meeting. And please note the time(s) of the sessions you are interested in so you know when to attend. The training will be divided into three sessions:

  • 9–10 a.m. SESSION 1: For acolytes, lectors, ushers, and greeters.
  • 10–11 a.m. SESSION 2: Plenary for everyone, facilitated by Dean Thomason.
  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. SESSION 3: For Eucharistic ministers, Eucharistic visitors, Altar Guild, and vergers.
Please click here to register, and please note that correct time that you should plan on joining as noted above!

In-person Liturgy Walk-through, September 11

On Saturday, September 11 at 1 p.m. is an OPTIONAL liturgy walk through in the cathedral nave. This training is intended only for currently-serving liturgical ministers. We will meet at 1 p.m. in the nave and walk through a nave liturgy together. This is helpful for anyone who'd like to go through the steps of a service and have the opportunity to ask questions as we move along. If you'd like to attend and haven't yet signed up, please sign up here. If you are not able to attend, no need to let me know! This is optional.

Organ by Night

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STARTING SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 10:00 P.M. (after Compline)

The return of in-person Compline services also marks the return of another favorite late-night musical event: 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 approximately once a month. Stay tuned for further announcements about the schedule of upcoming organists.

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.

Holy Honey: A Cathedral Bees Update

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Honey from the cathedral beehives has been harvested! Thanks to beekeepers Rob and Penny Reid, with help from Jaime, Yoshi, and Keiko, who collected honey from the hives in the cathedral kitchen at the end of July 2021.

The honey is separated from the wax using a hand-cranked machine that spins the frames at high speeds.

The Cathedral Breadbakers Guild are now using our bees' honey in their loaves prepared for communion every Sunday. "Bee prepared" for honey to be sold in the nave, coming soon!

 

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Baptisms on August 8, Feast of the Transfiguration

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Join the community of Saint Mark’s in blessing and welcoming several new members of the Body of Christ when they are baptized on Sunday morning, August 8. This year, we will observe the Feast of the Transfiguration and have a special baptismal feast day to accommodate those whose baptisms were delayed by COVID. This is in addition to the four baptismal feast days designated by the Book of Common Prayer: Easter Vigil, Pentecost, All Saint’s Day, and the Baptism of Our Lord.

Please note that incense will be used at the 11 a.m. service. The 9 a.m. service will be incense-free.

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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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 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

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!

Dean’s Message on Land Acknowledgment

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Dean Thomason sent the following message to the community regarding the creation and intention behind the cathedral's Land Acknowledgment. Much more information can be found at Saint Mark's Land Acknowledgment page.


A Message from Dean Thomason

Dear friends,
You may have noticed in recent months more occasions when we have begun our worship or meetings with a Land Acknowledgment:

Saint Mark’s Cathedral acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Duwamish Tribe. 

Over the last year a Vestry-appointed ad hoc group has worked to develop the Land Acknowledgment we are now using. It was adopted unanimously by the cathedral Vestry in April of this year, and every group at Saint Mark’s—every ministry, every gathering, every committee—is encouraged to begin your time together with this Land Acknowledgment. The Vestry is committed to this action and many more as we seek to deepen our relationship with and support for the Duwamish People. You can read more about that, and the process that led to this action, on the website, but I hope and expect you will embrace this work as well, with intention.

Words matter, and this is the work of justice to which we are called as a community of faith, and as individuals. If it feels awkward at first to say the words, as I suspect it might for some, I beseech you to press on, keep saying them, and remain open to the conversion that can happen when the words help form you into a new awareness.

In my conversation with Duwamish tribal chair (and descendent of Chief Seattle) Cecile Hansen as part of this process, she spoke of the tribe’s desire to gain federal recognition; the desire to see the economic, ecological, and social harms perpetrated against her people be corrected; the desire to be in relationship with groups like Saint Mark’s Cathedral who are willing to recognize and respect the first peoples of the land on which we gather. I assured her of our commitment to that relationship and that respect for her and the Duwamish people. I made that commitment on behalf of this wonderful community, and I hope you will stand with me and the Vestry in this cause. There is much more to come.

Your Brother in Christ,

The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason
Dean and Rector


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Seattle Service Corps Year-End Conversation

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 7 P.M., via Zoom

Join this year’s SSC cohort for an evening of conversation and Q&A to learn more about their service year experience, learnings, impressions of Seattle in a pandemic, and what they’re doing next. Please pre-register using this Zoom link.


Blessing and Sending

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, during the 11 A.M. service

The seven women of this year's SSC cohort—Caroline, Kylee, Taylor, Amanda, April, Grace, and Stephanie—will mark the conclusion of their service year with a blessing and sending during the 11 a.m. service on June 27. Whether watching via livestream or in person, your prayerful witness will help lift and send our service corps members as they move into the next chapter of God’s call for their lives.

Tent City Returns to Campus

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Share / Wheel's Tent City 3 was last located on the cathedral campus during the summer of 2020. On June 15, Tent City will return to the cathedral campus to house up to 100 homeless men and women. The portable, self-managed Tent Cities are democratically organized. They operate with a strict Code of Conduct which requires sobriety, nonviolence, cooperation and participation. Saint Mark's parishioners are encouraged to provide support to residents through a variety of ways. Stay tuned for more about how you can help these unhoused members of our community.

Tent City 3 will be in residence here for 12 weeks. Move-out will be September 8.

Read more about Tent City from 2020 here.


UPDATE (June 18, 2021)

Tent City 3 arrived in the cathedral parking lot last Tuesday. The site is currently housing approximately 35 people, substantially less than in previous years. Interestingly, only four of the current residents were living in the community when it was at Saint Mark's last year. Here are some views of this year's move-in process:

A Cathedral Cookbook for Covidtide

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RECIPES DUE BY JUNE 15, 2021
As we inch forward into a post-pandemic existence, we all had experiences that involved preparing food at home. To memorialize this piece of the pandemic experience, every household is invited to send one (only one please) recipe that you found especially meaningful for you. You are welcome to include a brief comment (not to exceed 50 words) that offers some context if you like. We will organize this and make the cookbook available in digital format for free. Please send your one recipe to cookbook@saintmarks.org no later than June 15, 2021. (If you’d like to be part of a small group to work on this project, let Dean Thomason know).

Ordination Liturgy for Malcolm McLaurin

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Ordination Liturgy

TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 6:30 P.M., via livestream
God willing and the people consenting, Bishop Rickel will preside at the ordination of new priests, including Saint Mark’s own Malcolm McLaurin, Charissa Bradstreet (Epiphany, Seattle) and Gerry Brennan (St. James, Cathlamet).

Former Cathedral Canon Malcolm McLaurin is sponsored for ordination to the priesthood by Saint Mark’s Cathedral and the Diocese of Olympia.

Youth Watch Party: 2040

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Youth Watch Party: 2040
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 7 – 9 P.M., via Zoom.
How old will you be in 2040? What will this world look like for you then? Youth, let's watch this entertaining and engaging documentary together and talk about it. We are God's hands in this world. How will we respond with hope to the climate crisis? Check out this YouTube trailer, and then email Rebekah Gilmore to receive the Zoom link to watch!

Updated Music Series Concert: All-Bach on the Flentrop Organ

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Hannah Byun, Wyatt Smith, and Susanna Valleau, organists

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021, 7:30 P.M.

For the second year in a row, COVID will prevent Alex Weimann from traveling across the Canadian border from his home in Vancouver to come and play the Flentrop. As a result, Alex Weimann’s All-Bach performance is now postponed to May 13, 2022 - a performance we will all greatly anticipate.

This year, three of Seattle’s finest young organists will take turns performing in this annual concert of appreciation for Capellmeister Bach. For the final concert of the 2020-21 Music Series -- and the second All-Bach Concert of the pandemic -- join Hannah, Wyatt, Susanna, and Johann Sebastian for a livestreamed concert of organ favorites from the mighty Flentrop organ of Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

Special Cathedral Worship: April 25, 9 a.m.

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Special Cathedral Worship at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. on April 25
REGISTRATION OPENS 9 A.M. MONDAY, APRIL 19 Registration links found here.
In order that all may participate in the One Service for Turtle Island: A Liturgy for the Diocese of Olympia on April 25 at 11 a.m., the cathedral will offer its Sunday morning liturgy at 9 a.m. on that day, instead of 11 a.m. as usual. This liturgy will be available via livestream at 9 a.m. (with a video recording available soon after the service concludes), or you may register to attend in person. A link to join One Service for Turtle Island at 11 a.m. will be posted on the cathedral's usual livestream page.
NOTE: In lieu of the regular Saint Mark's 11 a.m. liturgy on Sunday, plan to join One Service for Turtle Island, led by the Diocese of Olympia Circles of Color.
  • 10:00am - Musical Prelude
  • 11:00am - Liturgy Begins
  • 12:30pm - Town Hall

One Service for Turtle Island: A Liturgy for the Diocese of Olympia

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One Service for Turtle Island: A Liturgy for the Diocese of Olympia
SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 11 A.M.
10:00 A.M. - Musical Prelude
11:00 A.M. - Liturgy Begins
12:30 A.M. - Town Hall
Connect here.

In the cosmology of North and South American peoples, Turtle Island is the geographic region covering Canada, United States, Central America, and South America. Join together online Sunday, April 25, at 11:00am to worship Jesus with Episcopalians from all over the Diocese of Olympia led by our Circles of Color and focused on the languages, cultures, and experiences of the First Peoples of Turtle Island, with a specific focus on communities from within Province 8. This online service is a chance for diocesan-wide worship, learning, connection, and conversation, as well as an opportunity to give our working clergy a Sunday off from preaching and presiding.

The One Service will include a Town Hall webinar after worship with Bishop Rickel and members of Circles of Color to process the worship experience and go deeper into dialogue around issues of race and culture in our diocese, with special attention to the experiences of Indo-Hispanic/Indigenous peoples and a specific focus on communities from within Province 8. And join us beginning at 10:00am for a musical prelude featuring music from churches across the diocese! All are welcome, and congregations are encouraged to “attend” together in whatever ways you can – viewing parties, online watch parties, or whatever means are safe and responsible given the state of the pandemic at that time.

Follow the link below for the full schedule and links to access the service and the Town Hall.

FULL SCHEDULE AND LINKS

 

NOTE: Special Saint Mark's Cathedral Worship at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. on April 25
REGISTRATION OPENS 9 A.M. MONDAY, APRIL 19 Registration links found here.
In order that all may participate in the One Service for Turtle Island: A Liturgy for the Diocese of Olympia on April 25 at 11 a.m., the cathedral will offer its Sunday morning liturgy at 9 a.m. on that day, instead of 11 a.m. as usual. This liturgy will be available via livestream at 9 a.m. (with a video recording available soon after the service concludes), or you may register to attend in person. A link to join One Service for Turtle Island at 11 a.m. will be posted on the cathedral's usual livestream page.

Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between Our Food, Faith and Climate

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UPDATE: a video of this event is now available here or below. Click here to download a pdf of resources and references related to this event., and here for a list of recipes shared by panelists. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 7–8:30 p.m. (program) and 8:30–9 p.m. (optional after chat), via Zoom 

How can our food choices reflect our deepest values and beliefs?  Join Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral for a virtual community discussion on food justice via Zoom. Sacred Ground will explore how the ways we grow, harvest, share and repurpose food can forge deeper spiritual connections and invite new opportunities to participate in our community. Panelists will include: Nyema Clark (Nurturing Roots), Stephen Dorsch (The Common Acre), Hannah Cavendish-Palmer (Oxbow Farm), and Aaron Scott (Chaplains on the Harbor). Sacred Ground is hosted by Creation Care and Faith Formation ministries in connection to Earth Day and Faith Climate Action Week.

Register here.

Choral Evensong on the Third Sunday in Lent

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Saint Mark's will offer Choral Evensong via live stream with the most singers permitted since the COVID lock down began in Seattle almost one year ago to the day. Twelve members of the Evensong Choir, fully masked anat least 9' apart in all directions, will offer a chant-based setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Canadian composer, Healey Willan; and Johannes Brahms' ravishing setting of Paul Flemming's prayer, "Let nothing ever grieve thee" (Geistliches Lied, Opus 30.) Join with the choir in raising your eventide prayers and praises to God on the eve of the third full work week in Lent.

Second Sunday Book Group

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SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021, 1:00 P.M.

We’re reading “The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why” and “Emergence Christianity,” two short books by Phyllis Tickle. I

In a sweeping overview of church history, Tickle shows that about every 500 years the Church feels compelled to hold a giant rummage sale of ideas once held inviolable. The birth of Christianity from Judaism and the 16th-century Reformation are just two examples. But what emerges from these upheavals, although alarming then, has been a new, vital and more widespread form of Christianity, this book argues. We're at such a point now, Tickle writes, then goes on to discuss the multiple social and cultural changes that have led us to this point. What might the new emergent Church look like, and where might it be headed?

To join the Zoom discussion, contact pmcelheran@comcast.net or deborahbrown2559@me.com.

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