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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.

 

Friends Talking—Dean Thomason and Buddhist Monk Tan Nisabho
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall The first Sunday Forum of the fall will feature a conversation with Buddhist monk Venerable Nisabho who is seeking to establish a Thai Forest Monastery in the Seattle area and is gathering people at Saint Mark’s for meditation, teachings and breathing practices. Tan Nisabho and Dean Steve are exploring together cross-cultural and interfaith expressions of contemplative practices, including Christian centering prayer. There will be time for those present to engage Nisabho with your … Read More

Radix 6 Opening Plenary: Encounters with God in Times of Transition
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom  This fall, the theme for Radix 6, Encounters with God in Times of Transition, draws inspiration from selected scripture stories and accompanying artwork to invite reflection on current events and how we live and move and have our being in this time. All are welcome to the opening Plenary Presentation, whether or not you plan to participate in the small groups. Register to receive the Zoom link for the Plenary using this link. (This is different than … Read More

Jim Pannell to leave his role as Director of Operations
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A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, Cathedral Director of Operations Jim Pannell has resigned to take a new role in San Francisco which he describes in some detail below. We are sad to see him leave, but we wish him well in his new ventures. He came to Seattle from San Francisco just two years ago, and the pandemic intervened just months after he arrived, but he pressed through with grace and good will, and we are grateful for … Read More

Code Red For Humanity: Reflections on the IPCC Report 6th Assessment Report on Climate Change
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7 P.M. via Zoom [link TBA] The recent IPCC report shows that heating from humans has caused irreparable damage to Earth that could worsen in the years to come. Come learn about causes, potential impacts and response options while reflecting how we may find hope in our collective efforts for change. Saint Mark’s parishioner and American Geophysical Union president-elect Lisa Graumlich will lead us in making sense of these findings and explore how we may move forward … Read More

Meet your Cathedral Yoga Instructor!
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Wendy first came to Saint Mark’s in 1996, and has been involved in Cathedral Yoga since its very beginning in 2013. For those who think that yoga teachers are all super-flexible contortionists, it may be interesting to know that Wendy has both scoliosis and spinal stenosis. In 2020, after experiencing terrible pain, she went through serious back surgery— a laminectomy in the lumbar region. After a lot of healing she is now pain-free and practicing yoga as she has been for … Read More

20s/30s Pop-up “Questioning Together” and Compline
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:30 p.m. in Leffler House Where is God When Bad Things Happen? We’ll discuss this previously discussed question in the lens of a pandemic year in a special edition of Questioning Together. Join us for a BYO dinner and conversation at 7:30 p.m. (bring your own, drinks provided) followed by an hour of Questioning Together starting at 8 p.m. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) … Read More

Seattle Service Corps “Pantry Pounding” and Porch Reception
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 12 P.M., Leffler porch Join the Seattle Service Corps on the front porch of Leffler after the 11 a.m. service for conversation and refreshments hosted by the newly-arrived 2021–2022 cohort! All are invited to bring a “Pantry Pounding” gift to help provision the service corps for the coming year. The wish list items may be seen and signed up for here. Gifts that you can sign up for include kitchen staples like flour, sugar, and oil, but … Read More

20s/30s: Art and Jazz Event
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish on First Hill Join an evening of Art & Jazz with other young adults from around the Diocese (7:30–9 p.m.). View art from local artists affiliated with Vibrant Palette Art Center and listen to jazz piano from Jeremy Bacon in the Chapel at Epiphany Parish, Seattle. Artwork will be available for purchase to support Vibrant Palette’s mission to empower artists with disabilities and build a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. Light … Read More

The Rev. Eliacín Rosario-Cruz called as Cathedral Canon
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A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, It is my great delight to share the exciting news that The Reverend Eliacín Rosario-Cruz has accepted the call to serve as Canon and Priest Associate at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Eliacín (pronounced “ay-lee-uh-SEEN”) is no stranger to Saint Mark’s, having served as Adult Faith Formation Associate here 2005–2008, and he was ordained a priest in the cathedral in 2015. Since ordination he has served St. Luke’s~San Lucas Episcopal Church in Vancouver, WA, and, … Read More

Forum in Response to the Afghanistan Crisis: Sahar—Education for Afghanistan Girls
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Updated with new participants Response to the Afghanistan Crisis: Sahar—Education for Afghanistan Girls WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021, 7— 8:30 P.M., via Zoom, registration required. The distressing reports out of Afghanistan in recent days are horrifying. Twenty years ago Sahar was launched in northern Afghanistan as an NGO serving girls. More than 250,000 girls have been educated in 18 schools in the region, and programs to reduce early marriage and build male allies took root. Saint Mark’s member Ginna Brelsford led this project until last … Read More

Pastoral Care Hotline Update: New Number
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The phone number for the Pastoral Care Emergency line has changed. Now, instead of a special number, those in need of urgent spiritual care can simply call the cathedral main phone number, and then request extension 100. A member of the clergy will answer, or call back as soon as possible. Outside of normal office hours, this information will be included in the outgoing voicemail message. 24/7 Pastoral Care Hotline: 206-323-0300 ext. 100 Examples of a pastoral care emergency might … Read More

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: … Read More

Liturgical Ministers Training
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Online Liturgical Ministers Training, September 18 On Saturday, September 18 from 9-noon is a recommended Liturgical Ministers Training on Zoom for everyone, including those who are interested in getting involved in liturgy for the first time. Every liturgical minister is asked to attend this training once every three years. (We offer this training twice a year: in Eastertide, and after Labor Day).  If you are able to attend and you haven’t yet registered, please sign up here, and you will … Read More

Community Conversation on the Formation Consultant’s Report
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UPDATE: Community Forum on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 6:30–8 p.m., via Zoom Community Conversation on the Formation Consultant’s Report In May and early June of this year, we held several Listening Groups with our Formation Consultant, Jamie Martin Currie, who captured a great deal of information and insights from these groups and the parish survey (which had more than 200 providing input). Thanks to all who participated. The report delivered in late June has a great deal of information and several … Read More

Back-to-School Picnic on the Cathedral Lawn with Backpack Blessing
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 6-7:30 P.M. We all know that the last year and a half has been hard for everyone, but especially for kids. Now, as the new school year looms, many challenges remain. To mark this milestone, all are welcome to a back-to-school gathering on Friday evening, September 3—to reconnect in person, to have some fun together, and to lift up and honor the amazing kids of our community. Bring a blanket and your own picnic dinner. The cathedral … Read More

Special Parish Forum on the Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action
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UPDATE: This event has been postponed, and will be offered later in the Fall on a date TBA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, 6:30–8 p.m. Hybrid gathering: in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom (registration requested for either option so we can plan accordingly) Earlier this year the Vestry unanimously adopted the Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action as a guide for our important work as individuals and community as we strive for justice and peace and respect for every human … Read More

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