20s/30s First Tuesday Centering Prayer and Dinner

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Come share a meal with us and practice sacred stillness with the wider cathedral community. On the first Tuesday of each month, join members of the 20s/30s group for a potluck dinner at 6pm in Leffler House. We will then join the Centering Prayer group from 7–8 p.m. No prior experience with Centering Prayer or meditation is required. Dinner will be a simple potluck—please bring a dish to share, but no one will be turned away! Upcoming dates are:

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - Hosted by Molly Bosch (molly.bosch@outlook.com)
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - Hosted by Julia Cooper (julia7cooper@outlook.com)
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Hosted by Rose Hazard (pinuprose90@gmail.com)
    • *Note, on this night we will attend Taize together.
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024

RSVPs encouraged but not required. Please contact  Emily Meeks at emcmeeks@gmail.com with any questions or to RSVP.

Edible Hope Kitchen Prep

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 5:30 P.M., at St. Luke's in Ballard, 5710 22nd Ave NW, Seattle 98107 (Parking onsite available)

Each day, Edible Hope serves up to 120 meals. Come help meal prep for their meal service with other young adults from St. Luke’s Ballard. Tasks will vary by the menu that week but there will be lots of opportunities to chop, dice and season food. Sign up by emailing Emily Meeks (emeeks@saintmarks.org).



Composting Workshop with the City of Seattle and Nurturing Roots

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3–4 P.M., Leffler Garden

Hosted by the 20s/30s group and the Creation Care Ministry

Learn about composting basics at home and how to use compost in your home garden. Representatives from the City of Seattle’s Master Composter Sustainability Program and Nurturing Roots Farm will guide the interactive discussion and activities. Enjoy snacks and refreshments on the Cathedral front porch before the St. Francis Celebration and Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 that day. Questions? Email Emily: emeeks@saintmarks.org

Pumpkin Patch Excursion and Feast of St. Francis

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 10 A.M., meet by the Saint Mark’s labyrinth  

Join in for a day full of pumpkin picking, apple cider, and everything else Fall! Meet at Saint Mark’s and carpool to Swans Trail Farms. The festivities will continue with an option to attend the Composting Workshop presented by Nurturing Roots Farm at 3 p.m., and the St. Francis Day Celebration and Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 p.m. RSVP encouraged but not required. Email Julia Cooper: julia7cooper@gmail.com

20s/30s TGIF at Saint Bread, Fourth Fridays

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    • SEPTMBER 22, 2023
    • OCTOBER 27, 2023
    • NOVEMBER 17, 2023
    • DECEMBER 22, 2023
    • JANUARY 26, 2024
    • FEBRUARY 23, 2024
    • MARCH 22, 2024
    • APRIL 26, 2024
    • MAY 24, 2024

at Saint Bread, 1421 NE Boat Street, Seattle

Start the day with fellowship and reflection at Saint Bread, a bakery and community space on the Portage Bay waterfront near UW in Seattle. Seating is outside so dress accordingly for weather. Questions? Contact Hilary McLeland-Wieser: Hmcleland12@live.com

Bike Ride to Alki—Alki Beach Meetup

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Ride Resources:

Bike racks are available near the beach at Alki to lock your bike during the gathering.

SUNDAY, JULY 30, begins on the cathedral front lawn at 12:30 p.m.; meetup at Alki Beach at 2 p.m.

What better community activity in July than a gathering on the beach? Following the 11 a.m. Sunday Eucharist, meet on the labyrinth for a blessing and pre-ride snacks and connection. Then gather again at Alki Beach, meeting at the Statue of Liberty between 2—2:15 p.m. for post-ride fellowship. Alki Beach offers many choices for take out food and snacks. Bring a swimsuit for a post-ride dip. Questions? Email Emily (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

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Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Night

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 6–9 P.M., 4103 Beacon Avenue S., Free but $5 donation appreciated

Co-sponsored by the 20s/30s Group and the Intergenerational Council; all are welcome.

Enjoy the sunset, great views of the city, food and community while learning the basics of lawn bowling from parishioner Tom Sunderland. All ages welcome but no pets. All equipment needed provided. Learn about the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling club here.

Update: You can learn the basic rules of lawn bowling in advance with this brief video.

Please wear soft-soled shoes without a heel (flip flops are just fine). Bring a snack or side dish to share for a potluck picnic (tables, chairs and utensils/plates will be provided). If you are interested in carpooling, please email Kristen Kelly: klk87@hotmail.com

There is no cost parking at the club and at the nearby golf course if that lot is full.

Here is the link to the club address and map:


Driving directions:

Turn west off of Beacon Avenue at 4103 Beacon Avenue S. (There is a sign for the Club on the street.) This is just south of the golf driving range. As you drive in you pass the putting greens on your right and as you keep going you see the bowling greens and clubhouse on your right. Follow the road to the right again past the greens and you will arrive at the club parking lot.

Check out some photos from the event! (Click to enlarge.)

20s/30s Serve Breakfast at Edible Hope

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MONDAY, JULY 3, 8–10 A.M., at St. Luke's in Ballard, 5710 22nd Ave NW, Seattle 98107 (Parking onsite available)

We’re teaming up with young adults from St. Luke’s and Mother Hillary Kimsey to serve breakfast to our unsheltered neighbors in Ballard. Email Emily (emcmeeks@gmail.com) if interested in volunteering for a shift. Learn more about Edible Hope here and consider purchasing an item from their Amazon Wish List.

Behind the Scenes with the Mighty Flentrop and Your Favorite Hymns

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SUNDAY, JULY 16, 12:30–2 P.M., in the organ loft 

Hosted by the 20s/30s Group; All are welcome

Join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ.

First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation in the nave. At 12:30 pm, we’ll head up to the organ loft where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of the instrument with opportunity for questions. At 1 p.m. we’ll join in a singalong of our favorite hymns. Email Bryan Pansing (bpansing@gmail.com) with your favorite title from The Hymnal 1982.

20s/30s Parent Connect

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SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2–3:30 P.M., cathedral lawn 

What's it like to be a young adult and parent of faith? Join for a gathering to connect and share in fellowship together. Snacks, juice and lawn activities for children of all ages will be available. Bring a snack and/or camp chair if you would like. Drop in or out as your schedule allows. Questions? Email Emily (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

Pentecost Polar Plunge!

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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 7 A.M., meet at Madison Park Beach

Let's gather for an early morning dip in Lake Washington that promises to wake up the senses and have us feeling fully alive and ready to celebrate Pentecost! We'll meet at the Bathhouse, at Madison Park Beach at 7 a.m., pray then plunge, then head over to Leffler House for a shared breakfast. We'll be dried-off and well-fed in plenty of time for the 9 a.m. liturgy! Dip in whatever you're happy getting wet (doesn't have to be a swimsuit) and bring a towel! Be in touch with Rev. Linzi if you have questions or would like to bring something to share for breakfast.

20s/30s TGIF Coffee Break

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  • FRIDAY, MAY 26, 8 A.M.



at Saint Bread, 1421 NE Boat Street, Seattle

Start the day with fellowship and reflection at Saint Bread, a bakery and community space on the Portage Bay waterfront near UW in Seattle. Dress warm—we'll sit outside on a heated patio. Questions? Email: emcmeeks@gmail.com

A Mobile Feast

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 12:30–5 P.M., meet on the labyrinth

Join other 20s/30s for an afternoon of festivity to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Barnabas. We’ll begin at Saint Mark’s on the labyrinth with a brief liturgy and then start our mobile feast with stops at several Capitol Hill restaurants for refreshment. At each stop, we’ll learn more about the life of Barnabas—an early Christian who was one of the first to welcome Paul and accompanied him on his missionary journeys. Interested in attending? Sign up here. Questions? Email Bryan Pansing (bpansing@gmail.com) or Rose Hazard (pinuprose90@gmail.com).

Check out some photos from the event below. (Click to enlarge):

Behind the Seams: Ugly Clothes with 20s/30s member Clara Berg

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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2–3 P.M., MOHAI and White Swan Public House. Sign up required.

Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! The aesthetics of fashion are constantly changing and with it our perception of what looks good. We’ll join MOHAI Curator of Collections and 20s/30s member, Clara Berg, for an in-person, one-hour session to view the historic fashions in MOHAI’s collection which were once stylish but don’t translate well to our modern eyes. What do you think—is it fabulous or frightful?

Some may choose to join early (12:30 p.m.) to visit the museum’s exhibit and/or join after (3:30 p.m.) for snacks and refreshments at White Swan Public House.

Tickets are required for Behind the Seams admission. A limited number of discounted tickets from Saint Mark’s are available ($20). Sign up here. Questions? Email Betsy Heimburger: betsy.heimburger@gmail.com


20s/30s Questioning Together with St. Luke’s Ballard: Sabbath & Rest

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SUNDAY, MAY 7, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler House

How does keeping sabbath allow us to break a restless cycle and focus on the wholeness God intends? Join for a conversation to explore the practice of sabbath with young adults from St. Luke's and their clergy, Canon Britt Olson and Mother Hillary Kimsey. Conversation will draw on themes from Walter Brueggemann's Sabbath as Resistance but prior reading is not required.

Dessert provided. At 9:15, we'll head over to Compline together. Questions? Email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com





20s/30s Explore West Seattle Day

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SATURDAY, APRIL 15, meet at the catehdral at 9:30 a.m. to carpool

All 20s/30s are invited to join in this exploration of distant and exotic West Seattle. The group will visit the Duwamish Longhouse, eat lunch, and spend some time helping with cleanup along the West Duwamish Greenbelt by removing invasive plants in Pigeon Point Park. The day will end in the afternoon with a visit to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church to walk their labyrinth.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Meet at Saint Mark’s for those who want to carpool
  • 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. - *Update* Instead of exploring Puget Park later in the day, we will explore Pigeon Point Park and help with cleanup along the West Duwamish Greenbelt by removing invasive plants in the urban forest led by the DNDA-Nature Consortium.
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lunch. If the weather is nice, we'll have a picnic outside.
  • 1 p.m. - Visit the Longhouse (close by to Pigeon Point) as we contemplate the work we have just done in helping restore land and the ongoing work of the Duwamish to honor sacred spaces of their tribal heritage.

Optional: for those who would like, we will have the opportunity to end our day with reflection on the labyrinth at St. John the Baptist Episcopal.

What to bring:

  • Long pants and close toed shoes are required for the service activity
  • Water - We will bring some granola bars and fruit for snacks

To participate, submit the sign up form here: https://forms.gle/FkveMHfq5Lfdu3vx8

20s/30s Questioning Together: Efficacy of Prayer

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SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 7:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room

Come join a discussion with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and Fraser Reach as we explore the efficacy of prayer. Afterwards, some may wish to go to Compline together. Questions? Email Emily Meeks: emcmeeks@gmail.com


Lenten Lake Plunge with the 20s/30s and 40s/50s

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SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 5–6 P.M., Madison Park Beach, 1900 43rd Ave E, Seattle

Saint Mark’s 20s/30s and 40s/50s groups invite you to an unusual gathering on the shore of Lake Washington at Madison Beach.

Come experience the enlivening power of a cold water dip and its possible invitation as we enter into Holy Week. We'll gather below the boathouse by the beach area.

You may want to check out some of the possible benefits of cold water dips here! Warm refreshments provided. Bring your own towel and warm clothes. We will meet at the Madison Beach Bathhouse at Madison Park Beach. There are restrooms to change in, if you’d like.

Questions? Email Rev. Linzi Stahlecker: lstahlecker@saintmarks.org

UPDATE: Check out some photos below! (click to enlarge) 

Midnight Breakfast following the Easter Vigil

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8, after the Easter Vigil Liturgy (approx. 11:30 p.m.) at Lost Lake Cafe (on Capitol Hill—10th Ave between Pike and Pine)

All are welcome to join members of the 20s/30s group for a late-night breakfast following the Easter Vigil! After the service concludes, and Easter has been proclaimed, we will celebrate at Lost Lake Cafe in Capitol Hill. It will be a joyous feast. Questions or more information? Contact Luke Abdow at: labdow@saintmarks.org

Find Lost Lake Cafe on Google Maps here.

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