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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 … Read More

Back-to-School Picnic on the Cathedral Lawn with Backpack Blessing

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 6-7:30 P.M. We all know that the last year and a half has been hard for everyone, but especially for kids. Now, as the new school year looms, many challenges remain. To mark this milestone, all are welcome to a back-to-school gathering on Friday evening, September 3—to reconnect in person, to have some fun together, and to lift up and honor the amazing kids of our community. Bring a blanket and your own picnic dinner. The cathedral … Read More

Clean Cars 2030 Coalition Rally

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 12 P.M. Saint Mark’s is honored to host a Clean Cars 2030 Coalition rally sponsored by Coltura on Saturday, August 14 at 12 p.m. There will be music, art, food, speakers, and an EV parade and car show at this family-friendly outdoor event. Anyone who has an electric car is welcome to hop in the parade and you can meet in the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. to decorate. If you are able, bring your family by … Read More

Updated Guidance on Masks—July 28, 2021

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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, … Read More

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 … Read More

The 9th Sunday after Pentecost, 2021

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The Ninth 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 … Read More

Funeral Liturgy for Linda Donato | July 24, 2021

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Funeral Liturgy for Linda Donato | Saturday, July 24, 1:30 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 … Read More

9/11 Anniversary Interfaith Service

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An Interfaith Prayer Service of Healing & Hope on the 20th year commemoration of the 9/11 attacks SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 3 P.M., in the cathedral nave, and livestreamed co-sponsored by The Church Council of Greater Seattle Temple De Hirsch Sinai St. James Cathedral Saint Mark’s Cathedral As we prepare to observe the 20th commemoration of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, we reflect on what our traditions regard as the passing of a generation. The young of that moment have … Read More

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

Sunday Evening Community Labyrinth Walk

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SUNDAYS, STARTING AUGUST 1, 7–9 P.M., on the outdoor labyrinth in front of the cathedral The outdoor labyrinth has been a treasured resource for many in the cathedral community and the broader neighborhood, more than ever during the closure of the cathedral building. Now, while the evenings are long and warm, the organizers of Saint Mark’s Labyrinth Ministry invite everyone to an informal community labyrinth gathering on Sunday nights. Drop by any time between 7 and 9 p.m. Ministry members … Read More

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. 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Night Prayer with the 20s & 30s Group

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SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7 P.M. The 20s & 30s at Saint Mark’s host prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. This liturgy, which usually ends around 7:15, will be offered over the phone. Once a month, participants are invited to gather on the labyrinth in addition to the call-in option. When Night Prayer was launched, the service was based on the liturgy in the New Zealand … Read More

CONSPIRE 2021 at Saint Mark’s

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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. Advance registration required. Fee: $20, includes refreshments across the three-day conference. Featuring conference presenters James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr. In this time of great unknowing, how … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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).    About Twin Falls: … Read More

Compline Reopens to the Public August 22

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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, 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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