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The First Sunday of Advent, 2023

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The First Sunday of Advent | December 3, 2023 Service Leaflet If you would like to make a memorial gift (in any amount) to underwrite the special music and flowers of Christmas, you may do so at: saintmarks.org/christmasmemorials LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can … Read More

2023 Christmas Memorials & Thanksgivings

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DONATIONS RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 19 WILL BE PRINTED IN THE CHRISTMAS BULLETINS. Help underwrite the beautiful flowers and special music of the season by making a special contri­bution in honor or memory of someone. Please fill out the form here or below, or use the paper form inserted in your bulletin on Sunday. Then you can make your gift online at saintmarks.org/give, or donate by check in the offering plate, to the cathedral office, or by mail (instructions may be found … Read More

A Hygge Night In

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 4:30–7:30 P.M., Leffler House What is “hygge”? It’s hard to explain and often mispronounced, but at its most basic, this Danish word translates to “cosiness” (learn more about the word here). Molly Bosch, Julia Cooper, and Adrienne Hubbard are planning a gathering to bring light and warmth into this winter night through conversation, food and fellowship. Bring a favorite craft and snack to share. Interested in learning more? Email Julia Cooper (julia7cooper@gmail.com).

Caroling Cheer

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2 P.M., meet at 120 Broadway (at Yesler) Come join in for caroling cheer at a few local retirement communities. The vocal adventures will be followed by hot cocoa (or other chocolate-related goodness) at Rey Amargo (722 E Pike St). First, meet at 120 Broadway (Seatte 98122) at 2 p.m. to brush up on singing voices and mingle. Around 2:45, a group will walk to Skyline Retirement Community and carol through the halls from 3–3:45 p.m. Vocal … Read More

Paul’s Letters to the Early Church (and Us)—Wednesday Forum with Dean Thomason

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A Wednesday evening series with Dean Steve Thomason TWO WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 10 & 17, 2024, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family) UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Responding to broad interest expressed for a class on Paul’s letters following a sermon last summer, Dean Thomason offers this two-week series to explore major themes of Paul’s epistles, why they are so prominently esteemed in the Christian tradition, and why they … Read More

Friends Talking: Life in Palestine in This Time of War

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO Dean Thomason and Palestinian Priest Fr. Fadi Diab in Conversation SUNDAY, DECEMBER  10, 10:10 A.M.–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall and on Zoom Fr. Fadi Diab serves as rector of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Ramallah in the West Bank. He and Dean Thomason have forged a friendship since Fr. Fadi preached at Saint Mark’s last July, and their email exchanges of prayerful support and mutual affection have deepened since October 7 and the start of the war in Gaza. Fallout from the war and ongoing hardship … Read More

Compline on Christ the King Sunday, 2023

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Compline on the Last Sunday after Pentecost | November 26, 2023  UPDATE: Approximately 30 minutes before the service, the power at the cathedral went out. The Classical KING broadcast and the normal livestream were not possible, but the service was streamed live to YouTube directly from the Communications Director’s phone.  Order of Service | Each week’s repertoire is posted here The Order of Service & repertoire may be found at: complineunderground.wordpress.com/2023/11/26/compline-2023-the-last-sunday-after-pentecost-the-reign-of-christ/ November 26, 2023 • The Last Sunday after Pentecost: The … Read More

Christ the King Sunday, 2023

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Christ the King Sunday | November 26, 2023 Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

The Greening of the Cathedral, 2023

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MONDAY, 10 A.M.–2 P.M. (or until finished), in the cathedral nave The parish family of Saint Mark’s will come together on Monday, December 18 for The Greening the Cathedral, that is, helping Chris Brown clean and decorate our sacred space with evergreen garland, wreaths, and trees for the celebration of the birth of Christ. The bows won’t be added until December 23, but the space will be filled with greenery for the Pageant on December 20. Families with kids and people of … Read More

Thanksgiving Day 2023

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Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 23, 2023, 10 a.m. Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Vigil and Eucharist for Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2023

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Transgender Day of Remembrance | November 20, 2023 Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Compline on the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, 2023

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Compline on the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost | November 19, 2023  Order of Service | Each week’s repertoire is posted here The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: complineunderground.wordpress.com/2023/11/19/compline-2023-the-twenty-fifth-sunday-after-pentecost/ November 19, 2023 • The 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28A) Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680 ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) PSALMS 134 & 4 – Peter R. Hallock HYMN: I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (Tune: OLD 113TH) – Melody from … Read More

25th Sunday after Pentecost, 2023

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The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost | November 19, 2023 Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Funeral Liturgy for The Rev. Canon Jerry Shigaki

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Funeral Liturgy for The Rev. Canon Jerry Shigaki | Saturday, November 18, 2023, 1 p.m. Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Alternative Gift Market, 2023

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, following the 9 and 11 a.m. services, in person only in Bloedel Hall. Bring, Buy, Enjoy! We hope everyone will consider being a part of this year’s Alternative Gift Market. BRING a Christmas gift for one of the local organizations we’re supporting, BUY a Christmas gift for a loved one, ENJOY delicious treats and hot drinks available for purchase. We’re excited for this fun morning of community and connection. Check back often as this page is being … Read More

QuiC Advent Devotional Writing Series—Making Manifest

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Join the Queer in Christ ministry for an Advent devotional writing series using the book Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand by Dave Harrity. All are invited, you do not have to identify as queer or be a part of the Queer in Christ ministry to join this series! All you need is a desire to write and reflect, and share the experience with others. The book we are using, Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom … Read More

Isaiah, the Prophet of Advent

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THREE WEDNESDAYS: NOVEMBER 29, DECEMBER 6 & 13, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., Presenters on Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family).  led by The Rev. Hillary Raining, Ph.D., The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty, and Canon Wendy Barrie Join former Saint Mark’s Theologian-in-residence, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, for this three-session series centering on the wisdom of the Prophet Isaiah. Each section will focus on an essential and living affirming theme from this book of prophecy. We will … Read More

An Advent Quiet Morning, 2023

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 9 A.M. TO NOON, Leffler House UPDATE (12/5): This event is now at capacity. Saint Mark’s annual Advent Quiet Morning will be offered this year on Saturday, December 16. This morning of Spiritual Retreat, in the comfortable Living Room at Leffler House, will include Centering Prayer, a meditative Breathwork session (lead by guest teacher Andrew Ragan), and a Contemplative Eucharist. There will be ample spaciousness for rest in the sacred stillness, for journaling, and for personal prayer. … Read More

The “O” Antiphons Advent Liturgy, 2023

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2023, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed The annual “O” Antiphons Liturgy is considered by many to be a highlight of the liturgical year at Saint Mark’s. The particular form of this liturgy that we use was invented here, first presented in 1986, and is today used by churches around the world. It is similar to a “Lessons & Carols” service, but rather than presenting a linear narrative from scripture, it is structured around seven … Read More

The Giving Tree 2023

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This year’s Giving Tree will be in the nave beginning on Thanksgiving Day! As we have in years past, the cathedral will be supporting the children and families of Lowell Elementary, Casa Latina, and Mary’s Place. Choose a tag from the tree, buy a gift, and bring it back to Saint Mark’s to be blessed at the altar on Sunday, December 10. (The gifts need to be delivered to Lowell School  before classes end.) You can also order directly from … Read More

Prayer in the Style of Taizé, November 14, 2023

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Prayer in the Style of Taizé | November 14, 2023 Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

The World is About to Turn

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2023, 9 AM – 3 PM, Office of the Bishop (D-House) Join in for an exploration of Advent to consider the meaning and relevance of this season in today’s context. Advent is a time of focused preparation and waiting that readies us for a deeper experience of both the birth of Christ and the “Second Advent” or return of Christ. During this holy and often busy season, you are invited to take part in this day of … Read More

Compline on the 24th Sunday after Pentecost

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Compline on the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost | November 12, 2023  Order of Service | Each week’s repertoire is posted here The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: complineunderground.wordpress.com/2023/11/12/compline-2023-the-twenty-fourth-sunday-after-pentecost/ November 12, 2023 • The 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27A) ORISON (H 601): O day of God, draw nigh (Tune: SAINT MICHAEL) – Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510-c. 1561); harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889) PSALM 70 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Rejoice, rejoice, believers and let your lights … Read More

The 24th Sunday after Pentecost, 2023

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The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost | November 12, 2023 Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Restorative Justice Council Meeting

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 3-4:30 P.M., on Zoom only The next meeting of Saint Mark’s Restorative Justice Council will be held on Zoom Sunday, November 26, 3-4:30 p.m. Focus areas will include: immigrants/refugees, Duwamish relations, homelessness and hunger ministries, racial justice, and election support/voter registration. All are welcome to join and participate as we plot our course for justice ministries at Saint Mark’s in this new era. Join using this Zoom link.

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