Racial Justice Audit and Webinars

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RACIAL JUSTICE AUDIT REPORT & RESOURCES NOW PUBLIC

After two years and more than 1,300 surveys, the ground-breaking Racial Justice Audit of Episcopal Leadership is now available to the wider church and public.

Conducted by the Mission Institute in partnership with The Episcopal Church’s Racial Reconciliation and Justice Team, the audit focused on two key questions: who makes up the leadership of the church; and what are their experiences of race and racism in their leadership roles?  The Mission Institute team mined the data for key insights about race and power and offered long-term recommendations.

The audit identifies nine “patterns” of systemic racism – ranging from the historical context of church leadership to current power dynamics — that will also be highlighted in three public webinars in May and June.

You are invited to read, reflect, and share the full report available here.

Similarly, the executive summary is available here.

The new bilingual Racial Justice Audit website features report information and a host of related resources at this link.

Find other resources and announcements from the Racial Justice Team of the Episcopal Church here.


UPCOMING RACIAL JUSTICE AUDIT WEBINARS:  

The Racial Justice Team is also hosting three webinars introducing the report and diving deeper.  Register for any/all of the webinars by clicking on the dates below, or by visiting the main Racial Justice Audit website.

Spirited Women Present: Progressive Psalm Writing Together

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Participate NOW to share at a gathering on SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 1–2:30, via Zoom

The Spirited Women’s next women’s gathering is focused on writing and exploring a created psalm together. The practice is writing a “Progressive Psalm,” where each woman will write one verse (two lines) of a psalm of Praise/Gratitude prior to the gathering on June 13, and submit her verse to be put together with others’ to create a modern and personal psalm unique to Spirited Women.

At the meeting on Sunday, June 13, each will have the opportunity to talk about her verse and what inspired her. More details and suggestions/instructions on writing your verse here. Please submit your verse to Mary Segall by Sunday, June 6, or contact her with questions: mesegall@icloud.com. Register for the Zoom using this link.

Seattle Service Corps Newsletter #2

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Check out the second issue of the newsletter created by the members of the Seattle Service Corps! In their words:

In this newsletter, you will find stories, musings, and lessons gained from our experiences in Seattle, introductions to a few of our corps member’s service placements, as well as one of our favorite recipes we’ve made for our community meals. We hope you enjoy it!

Click in the lower right of the reader below to read the report full-screen.

Click here to download a pdf.

Compline on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2021

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Compline on The Fifth Sunday of Easter | May 2, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service in Eastertide here. Each week's repertoire 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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Evensong on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2021

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Choral Evensong on the Fifth Sunday of Easter | May 2, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Service Leaflet  |  Direct Vimeo link

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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Liturgical Ministers Training, Eastertide 2021

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SATURDAY, MAY 8, 9 A.M. - 12 P.M., via Zoom 

Interested in Liturgical Ministries? Liturgical Ministries include those ministries that are active in worship on Sundays and through the week, including lectors, altar guild, hospitality ministers, acolytes, etc. (Learn more here.)

Dean Thomason and Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer will host a Liturgical Ministers Training on Saturday, May 9 via Zoom. All current and aspiring liturgical ministers are invited to attend. Registration is required, and you will receive the Zoom link via email once you register.

The training will be divided into three portions:

  • First portion from 9–10 a.m.: discussion for acolytes, lectors, hospitality ministers (including former ushers and greeters).
  • Second portion from 10–11 a.m.: Plenary for everyone facilitated by Dean Thomason.
  • Third portion from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. 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!

Compline on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 2021

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Compline on The Fourth Sunday of Easter | April 25, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service in Eastertide here. Each week's repertoire 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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Dismantling Racism Training from Absalom Jones Center (UPDATED)

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Absalom Jones

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 6:30 P.M., via Zoom

UPDATE: Follow-up Conversation to Absalom Jones Center “Dismantling Racism” Training

If you participated in a session of the day-long Absalom Jones Center’s “Dismantling Racism” program, come join in a follow-up conversation via Zoom with your fellow Saint Markians. Dean Thomason, Canon Daugherty, and Canon Ross have all taken the training and look forward to talking with others who participated at any point these past three months, to share about our thoughts, feelings, and take-aways. If you would like to join the conversation, please email Canon Ross: nross@saintmarks.org.

And if you are interested in registering for the Absalom Jones Center “Dismantling Racism” training, there are still dates available in the coming months: https://www.centerforracialhealing.org/training  This great program out of Atlanta is focused on increasing racial understanding, healing, and reconciliation. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is required no later than one week in advance. (And note: it’s offered Eastern Time, so starts at 6 a.m. for us West Coasters!)


TRAININGS VIA ZOOM RUN FROM 6 A.M. TO 1 P.M. PACIFIC TIME
SELECTION OF DATES AVAILABLE, BEGINNING IN AUGUST

CATHEDRAL DISCUSSION GATHERING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

While the world is meeting via Zoom, the Saint Mark’s community has an opportunity to participate in Dismantling Racism Trainings with The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, Georgia, focused on increasing racial understanding, healing, and reconciliation. Let’s take advantage of this significant resource – and then share our learning and reflections in an upcoming Zoom gathering on the evening of Wednesday, May 12 at the cathedral! The Absalom Jones Center provides tools and experiences that allow faith communities to engage in dismantling racism through education, prayer, dialogue, pilgrimage, and spiritual formation.

Six people per date from one community are permitted to sign up for a seven-hour training, which is scheduled on many upcoming weekdays and Saturdays. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is required no later than one week in advance. Register here. (Note that Zoom classes are offered only until it is safe to meet in person again, as classes are filling up quickly, so sooner is better!) Questions? Contact: Canon Nancy Ross: nross@saintmarks.org.

Quarantine Quire Camps, 2021

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SENIOR CHORISTER CAMP

REGISTERSenior Chorister Camp registration here.

AGES: rising 3rd grade–8th grade

CAMP DATES: July 11-14, 2021

  • Sunday, July 11, 3–4:30 p.m.: Camp kickoff (masked/distanced at the cathedral)
  • Monday, July 12–Wednesday, July 14, 10–11:40 a.m. daily: Camp via Zoom
  • Wednesday, July 14, 4:30 p.m.: Final Zoom Choral Evensong

TUITION: No tuition fees will be charged for camp 2021.

 


SCHOLA HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

REGISTER: Schola Camp registration here.

AGES: rising 9th-12th grade, and younger newly changed-voice tenors/basses

CAMP DATES: August 2-6, 2021

  • 7–8:30 p.m. daily
  • This camp may be a hybrid in-person/Zoom if state and cathedral guidelines allow. Stay tuned!

TUITION: No tuition fees will be charged for camp 2021.

 

Questions? Email the Choir School at choirschool@saintmarks.org

Compline on the Third Sunday of Easter, 2021

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Compline on The Third Sunday of Easter | April 18, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service in Eastertide here. Each week's repertoire 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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Compline on the Second Sunday of Easter, 2021

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Compline on The Second Sunday of Easter | April 11, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service in Eastertide here. Each week's repertoire 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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

UPDATED! Jesus and the Disinherited—Community Lenten Book Study

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Canon Walter Brownridge leads Q&A and concluding reflections 

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 12:30-2 P.M., via Zoom. Register at this link

 


Introductory presentation by Canon Brownridge occurred SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1-2 P.M., via Zoom. See video below. 

Community discussion with small breakout groups occurred WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 6:30-8 P.M.

Gather via Zoom on February 28 at 1 p.m. with Saint Mark’s Theologian-in-Residence, The Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge, for an introduction to acclaimed African-American religious leader and theologian Howard Thurman’s legacy (watch here or above). Canon Brownridge’s presentation leads off an invitation to read for Lent Thurman’s foundational work Jesus and the Disinherited, exploring the Gospel as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. (You may recall that Canon Brownridge discussed Thurman in his sermon of January 17.) We will follow up on March 24 for an online discussion of the book together with Saint Mark’s clergy at 6:30–8 p.m.

Howard Thurman was a pastor, teacher, preacher, writer, and mystic. He played a guiding role in many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth century. His writings formed the spiritual foundation for the modern, nonviolent civil rights movement and he was a key mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Jesus and the Disinherited, Thurman interprets the teachings of Jesus through the experience of the oppressed and discusses nonviolent responses to oppression.

Register for the concluding discussion on March 24 at this link. Questions? Contact Canon Jennifer Daugherty at jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org.

Radix 5: Spring 2021—New Groups Now Forming

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Update: a video of the opening plenary plenary is now available.

OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 7 P.M. via Zoom. 

New Radix Small Groups forming in April—All are welcome to register!

The theme for this six-week series is Centering Women’s Voices, and draws on the inspiring stories of six women from Scripture as they speak their wisdom into our lives today.


OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 7 P.M. via Zoom. 

GROUPS MEET: STARTING THE WEEK OF APRIL26. Sign up using this link. Deadline to register: April 20.

In January of 2020 the cathedral launched The Radix Project: Small Groups/Deep Roots. Since then more than 250 people have participated in small groups, meeting weekly for six weeks to share their stories, reflect on Holy Scripture and sacred art, and pray for one another with intention. This offering lent itself perfectly to the transition to an online-only offering when the pandemic happened, and this next six-week iteration will also take place via Zoom. New groups are formed for each series, and you are encouraged to sign up whether or not you have participated in the past.

More information is available on the Radix Project webpage, where material from previous iterations of the Radix Project are now posted, and where materials for the upcoming series will be posted as they become available. There is no fee to participate, but pre-registration is required.

Compline on Easter Sunday, 2021

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Compline on Easter Sunday | April 4, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

See the Order of Service in Eastertide here. Each week's repertoire 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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Holy Eucharist with Prayer for Healing | Tuesday in Holy Week, March 30, 2021

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Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing • Tuesday in Holy Week, March 30, 7 p.m.

Service Leaflet

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.

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.
  • 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. Please note: There will be no newcomers' coffee on Palm Sunday, March 28, OR Easter Sunday, April 4. The next offering will be Sunday, May 2. 
  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook instead.

Contemplative Eucharist for Monday in Holy Week | March 29, 2021, 7 p.m.

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Contemplative Eucharist for Monday in Holy Week • March 29, 7 p.m.

Service Leaflet

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.

  • The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists.
  • 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. Please note: There will be no newcomers' coffee on Palm Sunday, March 28, OR Easter Sunday, April 4. The next offering will be Sunday, May 2. 
  • If you experience any problems with the video player on this page, you may wish to try joining the simultaneous stream on Facebook instead.

Compline on Palm Sunday, 2021

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Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, 9:30 p.m. • The Office of Compline

See the Order of Service in Lent here. Each week's repertoire 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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Music Series: Quartet for the End of Time | March 28, 2021

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Altar of Repose: Night Watch via Livestream

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As we did last for the first time last year, the Night Watch at the Altar of Repose will once again be offered via livestream. (There will be no in-person attendance.) This virtual Night Watch begins on the usual livestream page as soon as the Maundy Thursday liturgy concludes, and continues until sunrise on Good Friday. As Jesus asked his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane, "Could you not stay awake with me one hour?" all are invited to spend some time in prayer and stillness at home before the consecrated bread and wine of the Eucharist, streaming live from the nave all night. Spend the time in whatever way feels meaningful to you: meditating, reading scripture or poetry, journaling, knitting or just sitting in silence.

If you wish, you can sign up so we know who will be keeping watch online, but this is not required. Sign up using this form.

Questions? Email Sacristan Michael Seewer, mseewer@saintmarks.org.

Introduction to Hymns of the Triduum, April 1, 2, & 3, 2021

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On Thursday, March 25, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt presented this week's Hymn introduction. Rather than repeat the presentation about Palm Sunday's hymns, which were covered last year, Canon Kleinschmidt discusses four hymns from the liturgies of the Triduum. This introduction was presented live on Facebook. The hymns discussed are:

  • "Three holy days enfold us now" [WLP #733, but sung to the tune Rockingham]
  • "Now, my tongue the mystery telling" [Hymn #329]
  • "O sacred Head, sore wounded," sung to David Hurd's exquisite tune Redding [WLP #735].
  • "Now the green blade riseth" [Hymn #204]

There will be no hymn introduction next week (Holy Thursday). Tune in again on April 8 at 4 p.m. on the cathedral's Facebook page for the next installment.

Compline on the Fifth Sunday in Lent, 2021

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Sunday, March 21, 2021, 9:30 p.m. • The Office of Compline

See the Order of Service in Lent here. Each week's repertoire 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 make a contribution online at saintmarks.org/give (link opens in new tab). You may also donate using the Venmo mobile app from your smartphone (search for @SaintMarksCathedralSeattle ) Thank you for your generosity.

Vaccination Navigators for Cathedral Community Members

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Many people in the Saint Mark’s community are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, and the improving availability of the vaccines offers hope that everyone who wishes to be vaccinated soon can be. Securing an appointment, however, can sometimes be complicated and frustrating. If you are eligible but are having difficulty with the sign-up process, parishioners Beatrix and Greg Hamm have offered to help folks navigate the system to get an appointment. If you would like to seek their help, please send an email to Erik Donner, edonner@saintmarks.org, or one of the clergy, and the connection will be made. Thanks.

REPORT: Sanctuary Event at Saint Mark’s

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On Wednesday, March 17, Saint Mark's was the location for a gathering of faith communities, activists, family, and friends celebrating the reuniting of Jose Robles with his family after 20 months of detention at the Northwest Detention Center. Prior to entering detention, Jose lived for a year in Sanctuary in Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle. This gathering also marked Jaime Rubio’s upcoming two-year anniversary of being in sanctuary at Saint Mark’s, as he continues to work toward a legal remedy.

This event was covered by local media, including KIRO-7 (story includes video) and KUOW (audio available).

Wednesday's event was co-hosted by Saint Mark's, Gethsemane Lutheran, and the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Some photographs from the event, and a complete video may be seen below.

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