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The Rev. Erin Jean Warde—Heal Thyself: Spiritual Practices that Lead Us into Joy
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THE WISDOM SCHOOL AT SAINT MARKS PRESENTS The Rev. Erin Jean Warde—Heal Thyself: Spiritual Practices that Lead Us into Joy SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024, 9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom. Registration required.  Author of Sober Spirituality, spiritual director and life coach, the Rev. Erin Jean Warde will guide this day retreat exploring spiritual healing in mind, body, and soul. She offers: “Together we will learn how community, creativity, rest, and joy can care for us when we … Read More

Urban Birding Day
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SATURDAY, MAY 24, 8 A.M.–12 P.M., Leffler garden, the Greenbelt, and around the cathedral campus Join Creation Care and Intergenerational Ministries for a morning of exploring nature and learning about birds on the campus of Saint Mark’s. Activities will include learning about local birds and making a simple bird feeder or birdhouse. There will two guided bird walks in the Saint Mark’s Greenbelt: at 8 a.m., Gordon and Jacquelyn Miller will lead a bird walk designed for adults and older … Read More

Affordable Housing Update – April 2024
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Since the Annual Parish Meeting update in February, the Affordable Housing Committee and Vestry have continued to make progress in taking the next steps in the predevelopment process to explore affordable housing on campus. On March 14, Saint Mark’s received an additional grant from Trinity Church Wall Street in the amount of $150,000 to complete pre-development studies and support the process of identifying a development partner. On March 19, the Vestry approved moving to the stage of selecting a development partner. … Read More

Interfaith Taizé Preview Forum
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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Come to Bloedel Hall between the 9 and 11 a.m. liturgies on April 28 for an informational forum in preparation for the Interfaith Taizé liturgy to be offered in the cathedral nave on the evening of Tuesday, May 21, a collaboration between the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Taizé Ministry and Clear Mountain Monastery Buddhist Community (the faith community which currently meets on the Saint Mark’s property on Saturday mornings). At this Sunday morning forum, the organizers of this … Read More

Pride Night 2024 at Seattle Storm
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SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 6 P.M. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 27 Join others from Saint Mark’s for Seattle Storm’s Pride Night at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday, June 29, hosted by the Queer in Christ ministry. All are welcome! Reserve your tickets by completing this web form. The cost per ticket is $37. Deadline to reserve your tickets is end of day, Saturday, April 27. ( You will be asked to pay for your ticket if you submit a reservation, even if you are not … Read More

Being Intergenerational: A Morning of Education & Conversation
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Led by: Chris Barnett Canon Wendy Claire Barrie Dr. Valerie Grissom THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2024, 9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom; registration required for either option. (If you choose to participate online, a Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.) Resourced and facilitated by Chris Barnett, Canon Wendy Claire Barrie, and Dr. Valerie Grissom, this is a unique opportunity to engage and explore the growing field of intergenerational ministry with others passionate about … Read More

Greenbelt Work Parties, Spring 2024
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FIRST AND THIRD SATURDAY IN APRIL, MAY, & JUNE, 10 A.M.–2 P.M., meet in the lower parking lot; registration required Spring work parties in the Greenbelt are starting up again! Come commune with the forest while helping weed and maybe plant. Get your hands/gloves dirty as you remove non-native plants and create native habitat in the middle of Seattle’s urban environment. Wear sturdy, close toed shoes that can get wet, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and hat. Bring water, a snack, and … Read More

Intergenerational Creation Care Forum: All About Trees
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SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 10:10 A.M., in Bloedel Hall The Creation Care Ministry and the Intergenerational Council are hosting the Sunday forum on April 14. Come hear about the importance of tress for our climate and in our lives. Share your own stories of trees in your lives. We hope to spend some time outside, weather permitting.

Intro to Public Speaking
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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 6:30-7:30 P.M., online via Zoom Hosted by the Reading Ministry Join for a casual and informative public speaking training session led by Michael Perera, a public speaking and communications coach. This session will provide practical tips, guidance, and support to help you gain and refine public speaking skills in ministry settings in our community. Come and bring your questions in a welcoming and supportive environment. All are welcome to participate. Join using this Zoom link. Questions? Email … Read More

Exploring Symbolism in Episcopal Worship
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and the cathedral nave. The first portion of the presentation also available via Zoom; optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family) UPDATED DESCRIPTION: The opening theological reflection and overview portion of the forum will be available online—join using this Zoom link. The second half of the forum will be a hands on, interactive experience in the cathedral nave and will not be livestreamed.  This forum will explore some of … Read More

Pastoral Care Update
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The cathedral clergy are available to parishioners in need of pastoral care, and the best way to contact a priest after hours for urgent concerns (e.g. emergency hospitalization, serious injury, etc.) is by calling or texting them on their personal cell phones. These numbers are readily available to all parishioners via the Parish Directory (accessible via a link in the upper right of the cathedral website) or the ChurchLife mobile app. If you have not yet installed this app on … Read More

Forum on Spiritual Practices for the Easter Season
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Continuing a series with began last month, join in this Sunday morning forum for a discussion and resources on different spiritual practices—yoga and music (Adrienne Hubbard), bird watching (Gordon Miller), and writings from Everyday Discipleship (Canon Wendy Claire Barrie). “Being rooted in spiritual practices” is a theme that the Strategic Planning Committee recently shared from outreach learnings. This is a great opportunity to try a new spiritual practice during the … Read More

Vigil at the Altar of Repose, 2024
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MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 9 P.M. until dawn on Good Friday The Vigil at the Altar of Repose begins upon the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday liturgy (around 8:45 p.m.) and continues through the night in McCaw chapel. This ancient practice is inspired by Jesus’ question to his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemene, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?” As in recent years, this vigil will be an online offering, with a live video available all … Read More

Restorative Justice Council Meeting, March 2024
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SUNDAY, March 17, 3–4:30 P.M., online via Zoom only All members of the community of Saint Mark’s are encouraged to attend the next gathering of the Restorative Justice Council. Guided by the Saint Mark’s Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action and prompted by the cathedral’s Mutual Ministry Goals, the Restorative Justice Council strives to lead the Saint Mark’s community to actively pursue justice through spiritual practice and action and live out our Baptismal Covenant, “to seek and serve Christ in … Read More

Easter Memorials & Thanksgivings, 2024
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Each year at this time, all are invited to make a special contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one, in order to help underwrite the beautiful flowers and music of the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection, which this year includes a full complement of brass and percussion for Peter R. Hallock’s Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, part of the observance of the 100th anniversary of Hallock’s birth. Fill out the form below, or use the … Read More

First Saturday Run Group
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Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome FIRST SATURDAYS: MARCH 2, APRIL 6, 7:30 A.M., meet on the outdoor labyrinth  All ages are welcome to meet on the outdoor labyrinth in front of the cathedral for a three-mile morning run through Volunteer Park. All paces welcome. Afterward, there will be a chance for fellowship over coffee. Email Adrienne (adriennehub@gmail.com) or Emily (emeeks@saintmarks.org) with questions.

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