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Members of the cathedral community (wherever they may be) are encouraged to join the private Facebook group Saint Mark's Cathedral Community Life during the Closure. In this group members can connect and share in a more informal way. For those who do not use Facebook, content from the group will be posted on this page regularly.

 

Saint Mark’s Returns to PrideFest
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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M. ‘TIL EVENING Capitol Hill PrideFest is Back… and so is the Saint Mark’s booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark’s and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks … Read More

Rabbi Daniel Weiner of Temple De Hirsch Sinai
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GUEST SERMON: SUNDAY, MAY 22, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services “FRIENDS TALKING” FORUM: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Rabbi Daniel Weiner has led the congregation of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, our neighbors on Capitol Hill, since 2001. Among his many roles and accomplishments he has placed a special emphasis on interfaith and ecumenical efforts, and has collaborated with Dean Thomason on multiple occasions over the last ten years. In March, Dean Thomason preached at Temple De Hirsch, and on … Read More

Eat! Play! Love! 2022: Water of Life
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THREE WEDNESDAYS: JUNE 22, JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds All ages are invited to share a meal prepared by our own Chef Marc Aubertin, and then together we’ll explore scripture and the sacredness of water through a variety of creative and reflective activities, including the option to attend in-person Evening Prayer 6–6:30 p.m. The evenings end with a brief service of Compline in the Cathedral Nave. Fee for all three … Read More

Climate Conversations
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FIRST TUESDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom Looking for practical ways to reduce your impact on the environment? Saint Mark’s Creation Care Ministry is hosting Climate Conversations about everyday things in our lives. These monthly conversations will be held on environmentally-friendly Zoom on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule for the next few months. June 7: What you can do about Food (with Marc Aubertin & Richard Hartung; see … Read More

Beekeeper Forum & Blessing of the Hives
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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., in the cathedral nave Following the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, May 29, we’ll celebrate the 100th birthday of Doreen Tudor with birthday cake and well wishes. Then, the cathedral beekeepers will share about their ministry and the current state of the bees who live on the roof above Bloedel, and we’ll conclude with a blessing of the hives.

A Rogation Day Liturgy
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person only, outdoors on the cathedral grounds Rev. Stahlecker, Canon Rosario-Cruz, and Canon Barrie will lead this intergenerational, prayerful exploration of the tradition of Rogation days, an ancient practice, dating from the 5th century, of blessing and giving thanks for the earth which sustains us.

Spiritual Practices as Balm for the Soul: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only We are living in a moment of great cultural and spiritual change. At times it can feel like there are countless factors working against us to add stress to our lives. Yet, in our spiritual traditions we have a great wellspring of practices that can ground us in the Holy Sprit if we turn to them. In this presentation, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian in Residence, will invite us to … Read More

Face Masks Again Required for Worship (May 12, 2022)
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A MESSAGE FROM DEAN THOMASON MAY 12, 2022 As you have likely observed in recent days, the number of people we know contracting COVID has increased substantially. Since April 12 (just one month ago) the King County daily infection rate has more than doubled! The good news—those who are fully vaccinated experience a relatively mild illness for the most part, and hospitalization rates have not risen in commensurate ways. The bad news—vaccinations and booster shots do not seem to carry … Read More

Starting Over in Prayer with Fr. Martin L. Smith
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom, registration required These difficult COVID years have left many of us in need of a “reboot” in our prayer. Join us for a time of reflection, prayer, and discussion, about being emotionally honest with God just now, and open again to more real intimacy with God. Fr. Martin L. Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his roving ministry of spiritual formation … Read More

Book Study—The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for the Beloved Community
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FOUR SUNDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 15, 12:30–2 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom, registration required Join Canon Rosario-Cruz for a book study of The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for the Beloved Community by The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers. This book looks in an honest and hopeful way at the history of Christianity and, more importantly, at the life of the Episcopal Church today. Canon Spellers (who presented at Saint Mark’s in May of 2019) challenges us … Read More

Monthly Neighborhood Eucharists
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FIRST OFFERING: SATURDAY, MAY 28, 4 P.M., at the Ermoian/Kelley residence in north Ballard Each month from May to October, Saint Mark’s parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. These are designed to be especially family-friendly, meaningful, and brief—a great way to strengthen the connections among us as well as to God’s good earth. While you are particularly encouraged to attend the Eucharist offered in your own … Read More

Adam Conley to Depart Staff to Enter Seminary
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MAY 12, 2022 A MESAGE FROM DEAN THOMASON I write to share the news that Adam Conley will be leaving his position in early July to enroll in seminary this fall, having been named a postulant for the priesthood by Bishop Rickel earlier this year. We are sad to see him depart from his role on the cathedral staff, but we bless him wholeheartedly in this turn to the next phase of his spiritual journey. He is and will be … Read More

Welcoming New Archivists to the Cathedral and the Diocese
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MAY 12, 2022 The cathedral extends a warm welcome to our archives intern for the spring quarter, Eve Kausch, and to the new Diocesan Archivist, Erik Bauer. Together they are taking up the formidable task of organizing over a century’s worth of files documenting the cathedral’s history. Eve Kausch is a graduate student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Washington. They are primarily interested in working in archives, especially those which engage with … Read More

Made in Faith: Forum on Clothing and Sustainability
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioner Clara Berg, fashion historian and curator, and Richard Hartung, sustainable writer/blogger to discuss connections between clothing, the environment and our faith. We’ll share ways to buy less, choose well and make clothes last. UPDATE: The slides form this presentation may now be seen here. A video will be posted on this page when it is available

A Video for Good Shepherd Sunday
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The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as “Good Shepherd Sunday” because each year the Gospel selection is on the theme of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, and Psalm 23 (“The Lord is my shepherd”) is always appointed as the psalm for the day. Saint Mark’s and our amazing videographer Chris Brown have now been livestreaming cathedral liturgies for over 5 years, and in that time the choirs of the cathedral have sung Psalm 23 in many different guises: Anglican … Read More

Seattle Service Corps 21/22 Program Year Reflections
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Join the Seattle Service Corps for reflections and Q&A about their experiences of the program year so far, impressions of Seattle, and a discussion of what’s next as they look toward the end of the year on June 30. Questions? Email Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org A video may be seen below:

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