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20s/30s Candy Cane Lane Walk and Holiday Cheer 2022
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 7–9 P.M. A tradition since 1949, the houses on this section of NE Park Road in Ravenna transform into Candy Cane Lane, a display of lights and decorations representing traditions and themes from around the world. We’ll meet first at the home of Penny and Rob Reid (6114 21st Ave NE) from 7–8 pm. for hot chocolate and cookies, and then walk together to Candy Cane Lane, just a under a mile away. RSVP (appreciated but not … Read More

Epiphany Supper, Eucharist, and Burning of the Greens
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 6–8 P.M., Bloedel Hall, cathedral nave, and outdoors Vegetarian chili, toppings, cornbread will be served from 6–6:45 p.m., then a simple and lovely Eucharistic liturgy will be offered in the nave, concluding with a procession with the Advent Wreath to the outdoor bonfire. Bring Christmas greens from your own home to burn as well. Cocoa and cookies will be served outside. Please RSVP or volunteer to help by emailing Canon Barrie: wbarrie@saintmarks.org

Intergenerational Cookie Swap and Holiday Fun
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Between the morning services on Sunday December 11, Bloedel Hall will host a cookie swap! Please come, with or without cookies, but if you are able, we’d love you to bring two dozen of your favorite homemade cookies and a copy of the recipe to share. We’ll also wrap gifts for Lowell Elementary School children and hear Libby Carr read her new book, How Do the Reindeer Fly?

Addiction and Love: Reclaiming Our True Identity
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). Facilitated by Killian Noe. A presentation of The Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s. Most of us suffer from mistaken identity. We identify as the trauma we have endured or the behaviors that emerge from that trauma. The spiritual journey is the life- long journey of reclaiming our truest identity, which is Love. We will reflect on the … Read More

The Giving Tree 2022
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Once again, Saint Mark’s is sharing Christmas joy with families from Casa Latina, Lowell Elementary School, and Mary’s Place. Casa Latina have asked for gift cards, Lowell Elementary School have specific gifts for some students as well as gift cards requested, and Mary’s Place has requested specific gifts for children under 10 years old. The Giving Tree is full of tags and will be placed in the nave for the next three Sundays. Pick a tag off the Giving Tree … Read More

“Autumn Returns” by Doug Thorpe
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November 13, 2022 Autumn returns with the rain and cold. This time it seemed to happen overnight. I talk with my daughter over WhatsApp and—along with the beloved and very mobile grandson Walter—she shows me the blue skies, the red and golden leaves of Buffalo New York. The flames of autumn give way to grays and ash. I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one around here who welcomed the rain with a sense of relief—more so this year … Read More

Advent Quiet Morning 2022
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 9 A.M.–12:30 P.M., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Green Lake — 111 NE 80th St., Seattle Join Amanda Findley at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in McLachlan Hall for this special Quiet Morning preparing ourselves for the Season of Advent. The focus this year will be on meditational movement practice, so wear something comfortable! Enjoy the wonderful opportunity for inner reflection and renewing silence as the season of prayerful expectation unfolds. This event is co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s … Read More

Becoming and Belonging: Embodied Spirituality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
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TWO WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 7 & 14, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). NOTE: This presentation has been rescheduled from its original date FACILITATED BY DEAN STEVE THOMASON The Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s presents this timely presentation from Dean Steve Thomason. We are in a paradigm shift of seismic proportions.  Drawing on the evolutionary theology of Teilhard de Chardin and the ground-breaking postulations by Ilia … Read More

Winter Apparel Urgently Needed for Lowell Elementary Kids
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UPDATE, November 17 The community of Saint Mark’s quickly and generously answered the appeal from Lowell Elementary for winter clothes. Lowell staff have told us, “The children are cozy and warm, and the parents and staff are so happy! We are grateful for your generosity.” November 4, 2022 As the weather becomes precipitously colder, Lowell Elementary School has alerted us to an immediate need for children’s winter coats and gloves. Low temperatures in the 30s are predicted for next week! … Read More

2022 Report from El Salvador by Elizabeth Hawkins
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). Saint Mark’s parishioner Elizabeth Hawkins has been living and working in San Salvador since 2019. A former immigration attorney, she travelled to El Salvador to research the complex factors that lead people to attempt to emigrate to the United States. She will give us an update about the current situation in El Salvador. Elizabeth … Read More

United for Good: An Interfaith Prayer Vigil on the Eve of Elections
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Click on the flyer image below to enlarge. UPDATED WITH VIDEO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022,  7–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via livestream Download the service leaflet for this event here (pdf). A complete video is now available below In this time of trial and struggle, as we confront challenges to our civil society and our body politic, we are at a crossroads of conscience. And though the voices of vitriol and extremism often resound loudly, it is the … Read More

Intergenerational Hike to Carkeek Park
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1:30–4 P.M., meet at Carkeek Park trailhead, 6th Ave. NW and NW 100th Pl., rain or shine. The next intergeneration hike will explore Carkeek Park, near Northgate. After meeting at the trailhead, the group will follow Pipers Creek, which a group of citizen activists have restored as an active salmon run. The the trail passes one of Seattle’s early farmsteads, where old apple trees still bear fruit. Some people could walk straight to the … Read More

Martinmas, a 40-Day Advent, and the Holy Dark
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). Canon Barrie will share stories of St. Martin, whose feast day on November 11 marked the beginning of Advent in the Middle Ages, as we talk about how to live into the long winter—where we find comfort and strength during the cold, dark months, and how, too, darkness can nourish and enrich us. Please plan to share a … Read More

The Triduum of All Hallows/All Saints/All Souls
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). In this forum led by Canon Barrie, we’ll explore the pre-Christian, Celtic roots of these holy three days and reflect on their relevance in the present day. You are invited to bring a photograph of someone you “love and see no longer” for the prayer table we’ll set with flowers and candles in commemoration of All Souls, better … Read More

Liturgy & Intersectionality: Appropriation or Appreciation?
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9:30 A.M. to 3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom; registration required for either option. How do we pray and worship in a way that fully reflects the fullness of the Kin-dom of God while also honoring the integrity of identity? How can our liturgies be shaped with appreciation of all people vs. appropriation without true integration? Reconciling liturgical traditions that were shaped from a primarily white viewpoint takes the … Read More

Special Choral Evensong with a Celebration of Bishop Greg & Marti Rickel
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Evensong Observing the Feast of All Saints with a Celebration of the Ministry of Bishop Greg & Marti Rickel in the Diocese of Olympia SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 4:30 P.M., in person at Saint Mark’s Cathedral and livestreamed All are welcome to join in this special liturgy observing the Feast of All Saints at which Bishop Rickel will officiate. The occasion will also serve as opportunity for those present to bless Bishop Greg and his wife Marti as they prepare to … Read More

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