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Mothered by God: Divine Feminine and the Black Madonna
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A Saturday Workshop with Christena Cleveland, Ph.D. SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2023, 9 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom; registration required for either option.  The Divine is not limited to one gender or race, but for many people the dominant image of God they’ve experienced is that of a white male. Such a poverty of metaphor limits not only our understanding of the Holy One who overflows all human categories but also reinforces white supremacy and … Read More

Share Your Creation Care Story!
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May 2023 The Creation Care Ministry is creating a Storytelling Project to allow parishioners to share actions they are taking related to Creation Care, as a way for parishioners to share their good work and to encourage others to help reduce climate change. Stories can be about any action you are taking, large or small, to care for creation and mitigate climate change. Stories can take the form of a brief written essay, a video, a photo album, an infographic, … Read More

Seattle Service Corps Celebration
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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 7–8:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave You’re invited! Please join Service Corps members past and present to celebrate the life of the Seattle Service Corps ministry at Saint Mark’s. It will be an evening of memories, photographs, stories and gratitude. There will also be a short liturgy to commemorate the closing of the program. We will have desserts and beverages to share. All are welcome! Please RSVP to Luke Abdow using the form found here. Questions? Reach out to … Read More

Juneteenth 2023 Liturgy & Potluck BBQ
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SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 12 P.M. The Black/African American Circle of the Diocese of Olympia invites you to a special Juneteenth liturgy and potluck BBQ! The worship service will feature poetry, music, and dance by local African American artists with The Rev. Malcolm McLaurin preaching and The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson presiding. Big thanks for the vision and ministry of the Rev. Beverly Tasy, liturgist. A special offering will be taken up in support of the Richard Younge Curacy fund. After … Read More

Celebrating Pauli Murray, the First Queer Saint in The Episcopal Church
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TAIZÉ PRAYER LITURGY: SUNDAY, JULY 2, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed. (QuiC Meet & Greet to follow in the cathedral nave) FORUM: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 6 P.M., Bloedel Hall and via Zoom The Saint Mark’s Queer in Christ Ministry has planned two events in July honoring The Rev. Pauli Murray, the first Black person perceived as a woman in the U.S. to become an Episcopal priest, and the first queer person added to The Episcopal Church’s “Calendar … Read More

Neighborhood Eucharist 2023
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SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 4–5 P.M., at the home of Betsy Bell (RSVP for address) All are invited for a Neighborhood Eucharist in West Seattle at the home of Betsy Bell. These neighborhood liturgies services were presented in various locations last summer, and 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. RSVP to Canon Barrie and you’ll receive the address, parking, and other information: wbarrie@saintmarks.org

Beekeeper Forum & Blessing of the Hives, 2023
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SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 10:10-10:50 A.M., meet in Bloedel Hall  Don’t miss this Sunday forum between the 9 and 11 a.m. services on June 4. All are invited to taste the honey made by the bees that live on the Saint Mark’s property, meet the beekeepers, learn about pollinators, and try a bee craft. At the conclusion of the forum, everyone will head outside, and The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker will bless the hives for the new season. See a video introduction … Read More

Hymn Sing, July 2023
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SUNDAY, JULY 16, 12:30–2 P.M., in the organ loft  Hosted by the 20s/30s Group; All are welcome Back by popular request! Join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. We’ll gather for snacks and fellowship in the nave at 12:30 p.m. and then head up to the organ loft at 1 p.m. for a brief tour followed by a hymn sing along. Email Bryan (bpansing@gmail.com) for questions or to request your favorite … Read More

20s/30s Picnic and Yard Games
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TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 6–8 P.M., meet at Volunteer Park by the amphitheater   Gather for a picnic and games in the park. Bring a hearty side to share. Plates, napkins and utensils will be provided. We’ll have yard game options, but you are welcome to bring your favorite. Questions? Email Julia (julia7cooper@gmail.com).

Saint Mark’s at Pride Night of the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Storm
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Mariners: TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 6:40 P.M., T-Mobile Park (or meet at the cathedral at 5:15 p.m.) Storm: THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 7 p.m., Climate Pledge Arena Deadline to register: SUNDAY, JUNE 4. Join Queer in Christ ministry group members and friends for the Mariner’s Pride Night at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday, June 13! The game starts at 6:40 p.m., and those who wish to travel together are invited to meet at Saint Mark’s at 5:15 to walk together to the Capitol … Read More

A Season for Gun Violence Prevention—May/June 2023
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Links: Episcopal Peace Fellowship homepage EPF’s list of links and resources EPF’s Call for A Season of Pentecost for Gun Violence Prevention Resources and ways to help shared with the cathedral community May 2022 Resources to Respond to Gun Violence from the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility Courageous Hope in the Wake of More Gun Violence, a sermon preached by Dean Thomason in May 2022 Another version of the same sermon published in The … Read More

Oxbow Farm CSA Pickup at the Cathedral
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Saint Mark’s is excited to be offering Saturday pickups for Oxbow’s Farm Share program. Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization located on 240 acres of forest and farmland bordering the Snoqualmie River in Carnation, Washington. Invest in Oxbow’s Farm Share (formally called a CSA) and they will bring fresh organic veggies from their farm in Carnation, Washington to be picked up at Saint Mark’s on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and noon. (Pickup is also available on Mercer … Read More

Guest Preacher Preacher on May 21: The Rev. Canon Britt Olson
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SUNDAY, MAY 21, at all morning services Special “Friends Talking” Forum with Dean Thomason: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall We are delighted to welcome The Rev. Canon Britt Olson, vicar of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ballard, as guest preacher Sunday May 21 at all three morning services. She has guided the church replant and St. Luke’s redevelopment project which will soon include church space, retail, and affordable housing spanning the entire city block. She is recognized as a leader in … Read More

Pentecost Polar Plunge!
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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 7 A.M., meet at Madison Park Beach Let’s gather for an early morning dip in Lake Washington that promises to wake up the senses and have us feeling fully alive and ready to celebrate Pentecost! We’ll meet at the Bathhouse, at Madison Park Beach at 7 a.m., pray then plunge, then head over to Leffler House for a shared breakfast. We’ll be dried-off and well-fed in plenty of time for the 9 a.m. liturgy! Dip in whatever … Read More

Pentecost Ride/Run/Roll at Seward Park
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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 3-4:30 P.M., Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle Calling all bikers, scooters, walkers, rollerbladers, runners, unicycles and so forth to join in a Pentecost Sunday Ride/Run/Roll around Seward Park in Southeast Seattle. We will meet on the lawn near the Seward Park Playground at 3 p.m. From there, we will head around the Seward Park 2-mile paved and flat loop. The day ends with the traditional root beer floats! All ages and generations are encouraged to … Read More

Dr. Christena Cleveland and the Black Madonnas: The Pilgrimage of a Womanist Theologian
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF PART 1 TWO WEDNESDAYS, MAY 10 & 24, 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). The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson will lead a discussion of the book God Is a Black Woman by Dr. Christena Cleveland, as seen through the lens of pilgrimage. The book itself came out of her journey to see the Black Madonnas of France. In this series we will … Read More

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