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 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 Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.

Here are the upcoming dates:

  • Monday, July 26*
  • Monday, August 9
  • Monday, August 23*

[* Denotes in-person gathering on the labyrinth in addition to audio.]

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:

  • Distance: 3 miles round trip
  • Highlights: Hike through a moss-laden forest to a 150-foot waterfall. See detailed description here
  • Rating/Difficulty: ****/2 
  • Elevation Gain/High Point: 500 feet/1,000 feet 

 

Hike Itinerary: 

  • 2-2:15 p.m. - Gather at trailhead 
  • 2:15 p.m. - Start hike (1.5 miles to falls) 
  • 3:15 p.m. - Arrive at falls 
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. - Reflect/pray/connect/play 
  • 4:15-5:30 p.m. - Hike back and send off prayer 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What pace will you be going? Our Itinerary assumes that participants can walk 40 minute/mile. 
  2. How do I get there? Twin Falls is 45 minutes from Saint Mark’s off of I-90. Learn more about the hike and trailhead location on Washington Trails Association
  3. Is carpooling available? If you would like to carpool, go for it. There is not a formal carpool arrangement. 
  4. What should I bring? We definitely recommend good hiking boots, water and snacks. It’s a good idea to check out other recommended essentials. See this list and overview from REI: What to bring Day Hiking and other essentials 
  5. Can I bring my dog? Yes, pets are allowed on this trail, but must be under physical control at all times on a leash no more than eight feet long. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets on all state park lands.
  6. Is there a pass required? Parking requires a Discover Pass. You can also purchase an annual pass ($35) or one-day pass ($11.50). Only one pass is needed per car. 

Sunday Stairway Walks for 20s/30s

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SUNDAYS, JULY 11, AUGUST 8 & SEPTEMBER 26, 2 P.M.–5:15 P.M., pre-registration required

Did you know that Seattle has 650 publicly accessible stairways? In the early 1900s, property developers in hilly Seattle would construct public stairways for convenience and to improve access to trolly lines. Now, these scenic passageways provide opportunities to discover off-the-path views through Seattle neighborhoods.

Join with other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn about different neighborhoods and Episcopal parishes within Seattle. Routes will draw inspiration from Seattle Stairway Walks and range between 2.5–4 miles at an easy pace. The walks start and end at the parish, with an opportunity to connect with clergy and other participants. We’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about the parish, meet clergy and enjoy refreshments after the walk. 

Contact Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) or Michael Perera (perera.michael@gmail.com) with questions.

Register using this link

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Creation Care Connect: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins in El Salvador

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MONDAY, MAY 24, 6 P.M., via Zoom

 

THE CREATION CARE MINISTRY & 20s/30s GROUP PRESENTS:

Creation Care Connect: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins in El Salvador

All are welcome to join in a conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins, a cathedral community member who has been living and working in San Salvador since 2019. She will share her perspectives with a Creation Care focus from her view living in El Salvador. Join using this Zoom link.

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Postal Fellowship: Letter Exchange During Lent

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There is something about writing and receiving a handwritten note that can be central to our wellbeing in connecting with others. Join the 20s/30s Group for “Postal Fellowship” as an opportunity to pause, reflect, and connect with each other in handwritten correspondence during the weeks of March 22 and March 29.

Share your letter writing, card decorating, stamp selection, envelope art or postcard style with another 20s/30s member. Suggested writing prompts will include themes of “Release” (Week 1) and “Renewal” (Week 2). If you are interested in participating, then please complete this form by March 15 to get your “match” and additional instructions.

Questions? Email Seyi Akanni (seyi.akanni@gmail.com).

 

Personal Prayer Time in the Nave for Lent

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SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 4-6 P.M.

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 6-7 P.M.

PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 12:30-1:30 P.M.

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1-2 P.M.

 

Come to the cathedral nave for a moment of quiet, prayerful reflection during Lent. Several times have been set aside to welcome parishioners to the nave for socially-distanced individual prayer. There is no need to register. Come to the Hoerster Annex entrance (southwest corner of cathedral) where you will be greeted and asked to sign a health waiver. Then you will proceed to the nave for your time of prayer. Total occupancy will be limited. Contact Canon Jennifer, jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org with any questions.

The 20s/30s Group is focusing on March 14 and March 22, but all are welcome at all scheduled times.

SACRED: Milestones of a Spiritual Life—Watch Party Sponsored by the 20s/30s Group

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 5–7:15 P.M.

All ages are welcome to join the 20s/30s Group for a watch party viewing and discussion of SACRED via Zoom. How do others outside of our tradition, and our country, experience faith and spiritual practice? After the screening, we’ll discuss observations from the film. Watch the trailer below.

Join using this Zoom link.

If you wish, you can RSVP to the Facebook event here. Questions? Contact Courtney Wendel-Stevenson, courtneyw1901@gmail.com.

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“A Life On Our Planet” Watch Party

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5–7:15 P.M.

 "A Life On Our Planet" Watch Party, Sponsored by 20s&30s and Creation Care ministry

Celebrate a greener holiday season. Join the 20s30s and Creation Care for a watch party via Zoom to view and discuss David Attenborough's documentary, "A Life On Our Planet."  We'll share observations and eco-friendly ways to keep the season festive while thinking about how these actions can become practices that open us to deeper spiritual connections. Prior to the film, we'll send participants vegetarian friendly appetizers from our own Chef Carolina. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

Register using this link.

See the trailer below:

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