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Theologian-in-Residence for 2022: The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining
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A MESSAGE FROM DEAN THOMASON Dear friends, It is my delight to share the news that The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining will serve as Saint Mark’s Theologian-in-Residence for the coming year. In this role, Dr. Raining will bring her manifold gifts and considerable experience as she engages the cathedral community at periodic intervals as theologian, priest, preacher, teacher, and ministry consultant. We look forward to her presence among us, which will be virtual initially, with travel to Seattle coming later … Read More

Annual Parish Meeting
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 12:30-3 P.M. Join in the 2022 Annual Parish Meeting, in person or by Zoom. We will elect new members to the parish vestry as well as delegates and alternates to Diocesan Convention. A brochure featuring the candidates is available in the back of the Nave. We’ll also hear ministry reports, and the 2022 budget. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our vibrant parish. Vestry candidate bios can be found here.

Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall OR online via Zoom A Saturday gathering led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows The year 2022 is already being called “the year of all things,” as the world attempts to catch up on two years of pandemic postponements. But Jesus, ever attentive to the present moment, calls us to liberation from the tyranny of being overcommitted and offers us the invitation to rest, heal, and be well. This workshop … Read More

Saint Mark’s at the 2022 Seattle MLK Jr. Day Rally & March
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UPDATED WITH TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022, 11 a.m. Rally; 12:30 p.m. March Starts At the Garfield High School Front Parking Lot on 23rd Grab your walking shoes and join us at the 2022 MLK Jr Rally and March in Seattle on Monday, January 17. This year will mark the 39th year of the event honoring Dr. King’s legacy. Due to COVID, Garfield High School is CLOSED. There will be porta-potties (including an accessible unit), so please plan accordingly. Please … Read More

The Inquirers’ Class Returns for Spring 2022
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SIX SUNDAY MEETINGS, 12:30–2 P.M., BEGINNING MARCH 6, 2022, AND CONTINUING THROUGH PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022  IN-PERSON IN BLOEDEL HALL OR ONLINE VIA ZOOM, registration required No matter where you are on your journey, consider attending this two-class series, facilitated by clergy, where we will explore together the basics of the Christian faith through the Episcopal lens. Whether you are new to Saint Mark’s, or just interested in sharing and learning, you are welcome. The current series will meet at 12:30 p.m. on: … Read More

Following the Magi: Exploring and Celebrating Dimensions of Culture
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TWO WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 19 AND 26, BOTH 6:45-8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom The season of Epiphany is a time of unveiling, light, and revelation. On Wednesdays, January 19 & 26, we will gather in the spirit of the Magi following the bright star, exploring and celebrating 9 dimensions of culture. The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will facilitate our conversation. On Wednesday, January 19, we will explore the following dimensions of culture: Power Distance Uncertainty Avoidance In-Group Collectivism … Read More

The Radix Project Returns, January 2022
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OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 6:30–8 P.M. via Zoom (Note: this link is for the presentation only. Groups will each have their own Zoom link, issued separately.) GROUPS MEET: STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 24. Register here. The seventh series in The Radix Project is titled Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and 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. The … Read More

20s/30s Bagel Bar in Leffler House
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 12:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room 20s/30s are invited to join together for a light bite and conversation following the 11 a.m. service with a bagel bar at Leffler House. We’ll have an assortment of bagels, cream cheeses, and spreads with gluten free and vegan options. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

Choral Evensong on the Ninth Evening of Christmas
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 4:30 P.M. On the eve of the first full work week of 2022, come raise your voice with the Evensong Choir in gentle prayers and songs of Christmastide. The choir will offer canticles by Healey Willan, and all will join in hymns, including Once in royal David’s city. The anthem will be the moving Appalachian carol I Wonder as I Wander, as arranged by British composer Richard Shephard, who died earlier this year.

New Year’s Eve at Saint Mark’s CANCELED
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UPDATE: Due to predicted freezing temperatures and precipitation, as well as increasing COVID infections, the NYE labyrinth event and midnight Eucharist have been CANCELED for this year.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 Since 1999, Seattle most peaceful New Year’s tradition. LABYRINTH WALK FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 6 P.M. to MIDNIGHT. Midnight Eucharist at the center of the labyrinth, observing the Feast of the Holy Name. Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test must be presented at the door for admission. For over … Read More

Twelfth Night Bonfire and Burning of the Greens
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022, 6:30 P.M. – 8 P.M. In our tradition, the celebration of the Feast of Christmas lasts twelve days, beginning December 25 and ending on January 5 (that is, the day before the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6). The evening of the last day of Christmas is known as “Twelfth Night,” and is an opportunity for festivity and reflection. Come together in the cathedral nave on January 5 for a brief rite to bid farewell to Christmastide … Read More

Winter Solstice Poetry Reading with Creation Care
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UPDATED WITH POEMS AND SLIDES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall Winter solstice brings the first day of winter and a return of more sunlight. Drawing from a selection of poems connected to light, parishioner and English professor Doug Thorpe will guide us in a time of reading and reflection to discover creation themes. A slideshow of light-inspired photos from Saint Mark’s parishioners will also be shared. Download the poems from the event here (pdf). Download the slides from … Read More

Sanctuary Update, December 2021
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLEY: MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 12 P.M. Today we were able to share the good news that Jaime’s case has been reopened, which means he will have his day in court to consider whether he might be granted a path to remain in this country with his family. This is a step toward a just outcome, and while the legal proceedings will unfold over the next several months, and may take more than a year, this … Read More

Sunday Forum: Sabbatical Reflections with Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or watch live below Canon Daugherty returns from her three-month sabbatical on December 1 and is looking forward to sharing her experiences and learning with the Saint Mark’s community. Join her on December 12 for the Sunday Forum, in which she will talk about her Celtic pilgrimage to Ireland, Iona, and the Isle of Skye, as well as time spent in other holy places in the United States. Sabbatical time … Read More

A Conversation about Intersectionality by Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021, 6:45 P.M.–8:15 P.M, Bloedel Hall and via Zoom “We will work to adopt an intersectional approach in all aspects of our common life, remembering that all forms of oppression are connected. We look to educate ourselves, and share with others, the many places where our privilege blinds us from being compassionate to others.” —from Saint Mark’s Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action “Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power … Read More

The COP26 Experience: Heathy Skepticism and Abiding Faith—A Forum with Dr Lisa Graumlich
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO AND MATERIALS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6:45–8:15 P.M, online only via Zoom For two weeks in November many of us sat on edge of chairs following updates from the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26), more commonly known as simply the climate summit. As it ended, many felt disappointed that our high hopes for an ambitious global plan of action were not fully realized. What happened? Where do we go from here? Please join us for a discussion … Read More

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