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Queer in Christ Coffee & Art Walk
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 12:30 P.M., meet on the front patio Join members of Queer in Christ on October 8 at 12:30 p.m. for a visit to Lower Queen Anne to grab some coffee and then visit The Fishbowl, one of Seattle’s newest art galleries designed specifically for QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists, creatives, and community members. We will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the cathedral’s front porch, and then travel together to Lower Queen Anne.

Rethinking Poverty: Faith, Place, and Relationality
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TWO WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 11 & 18, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or Online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family) Led by The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and Sarah Elwood Poverty is perhaps one of the most pressing issues of our time. Across two weeks, we will explore impoverishment with Saint Mark’s parishioner Sarah Elwood, one of the co-authors of Abolishing Poverty: Toward Pluriverse Futures and Politics, a book published in August. Sarah will share … Read More

A Spirituality of Place: The Pilgrim’s Journey and Finding Home
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO TWO WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 20 & 27, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or Online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family) The Wisdom School 2023/24 Program Year Opening Plenary Presentation, Led by Dean Steve Thomason Place matters. It is the locus of spiritual purpose, whether at home, on the pilgrim’s way, or in the wilderness. It is the locus of belonging, of grounding, of meaning. The mystics remind us to “look deeply … Read More

40s/50s Fall Walk Through Capitol Hill Parks
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 12 P.M. (following the conclusion of the the 11 a.m. service), meet in the cathedral nave Following the 11 a.m. service on October 8, the 40s/50s Group will meet in the nave to have a quick snack before walking up and over Volunteer Park to Interlaken Park. Part city park, part city neighborhood, part urban greenway and forest, we’ll walk 2.5 miles through the north Capitol Hill area. Hopefully, the fall colors will be glowing by then! … Read More

Finding Hope in a World of Climate Change
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall The Creation Care Ministry will host a Sunday morning forum that asks the question: How do we cultivate a deepening, evolving relationship with God that gives us the strength, vision, and courage to face climate changes in our world? Presenters will explore practices of the Spirit, and actions we can all take to nourish the planet. Be prepared to touch the roots of hope, community, and joy.

Queer Conversations
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FOLLOWING EVENSONG ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 5:30 P.M., Leffler House Living Room Join the Queer in Christ ministry after Choral Evensong for “Queer Conversations”. We will meet following the conclusion of Evensong in Leffler Living Room, for refreshment, fellowship, and a discussion on a variety of topics. OCTOBER 1, 2023: We will be joined by Communications Director Gregory Bloch, who will lead us in a fascinating conversation about the queer history of Saint Mark’s. NOVEMBER 5, 2023: … Read More

Greenbelt Work Parties
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FOUR SATURDAYS: SEPTEMBER 30, OCTOBER 14, OCTOBER 28, AND NOVEMBER 18, 2023, 10 A.M.–2 P.M. Parishioner Robert Hayden, longtime forest steward for the Saint Mark’s Greenbelt, led a wonderful tour through the Greenbelt last Sunday. Now it’s time to get our hands dirty! Work parties are scheduled every 2 weeks beginning Saturday, September 30, then October 14, October 28, and November 18. Each work party is limited to 18 people, and you MUST SIGN UP BEFOREHAND for each date. More details … Read More

A Reflection on Justice Work as Spiritual Practice
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  Justice Work as Spiritual Practice: Remarks on the Connection between Spiritual Life, Restorative Justice, and Hope Presented by The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty at the Restorative Justice Retreat, Saturday, September 9, 2023 As we begin our retreat today, let’s explore the context of our justice work – the water we swim in. The suffering and injustice active in the world is on full display. Climate change, weather refugees, and the impact on all of creation is real and … Read More

A Visit by The Rt. Rev. Ernie Moral, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Southern Philippines
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GUEST SERMON: SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services SPECIAL FORUM: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 7–8 P.M., Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom We are honored to welcome back Bishop Ernie Moral of the Episcopal Diocese of the Southern Philippines (EDSP). He will be our guest preacher at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, September 24. (The Diocese of Olympia partnered over 10 years ago with the EDSP to create the Carbon Offset Cooperative Mission, … Read More

2023 St. Francis Day Celebration & Blessing of the Animals
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 4:30 P.M., on the front lawn and labyrinth On Saturday, October 7, Saint Mark’s will once again offer its beloved Saint Francis Day tradition. A few years ago this offering was moved from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon, and the outdoor celebration has a truly festive community atmosphere. Dogs, cats, bird, bunnies, ponies, chickens, and all creatures great and small are welcome! Music will be offered by the young choristers of Choir School, and The Rev. Linzi … Read More

Radix 11—Courageous Ancestors of Faith: Ruth & Esther
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OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7–8 P.M., online via Zoom only SMALL GROUPS MEET: ONCE A WEEK STARTING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, THROUGH NOVEMBER 26. Groups will meet online via Zoom OR in person. Registration required; deadline to register October 4. Sunday groups begin October 22 and conclude on November 26. Thursday groups will not meet on Thanksgiving, and will have their final meeting on November 30. The Radix Project is an opportunity to gather in small groups, share their … Read More

Fall 2023 Liturgical Ministers Training
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 10 A.M.-12 P.M., Bloedel Hall All current and aspiring liturgical ministers are invited to join a day of conversations and training on Saturday, September 23 in Bloedel Hall (note: not the Cathedral Nave). Dean Steve Thomason, Sacristan Michael Seewer, and others have redesigned the training from years past, so be prepared to have some fun, good conversation, and conclude with a simple lunch of soup and salad (vegan options available). All liturgical ministers are asked to attend one … Read More

Dementia and Spirituality: Hope on the Journey
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or Online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). This forum is in collaboration with St. James Cathedral. Join online or in person at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral for a conversation titled Dementia and Spirituality: Hope on the Journey. The evening will include a presentation from Dr. Thomas Grabowski from the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center followed by a panel conversation reflecting on dementia and … Read More

Composting Workshop with the City of Seattle and Nurturing Roots
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3–4 P.M., Leffler Garden Hosted by the 20s/30s group and the Creation Care Ministry Learn about composting basics at home and how to use compost in your home garden. Representatives from the City of Seattle’s Master Composter Sustainability Program and Nurturing Roots Farm will guide the interactive discussion and activities. Enjoy snacks and refreshments on the Cathedral front porch before the St. Francis Celebration and Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 that day. Questions? Email Emily: emeeks@saintmarks.org

Visual Arts Ministry Call for Submissions—Pilgrimage Photo Exhibition
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The Visual Arts Ministry of Saint Mark’s is planning a community photography exhibition for the “Hallway Gallery”—the semicircular office hallway on the floor above Bloedel Hall. Inspired by the multiple pilgrimage opportunities offered by Saint Mark’s in the coming season, the theme for the exhibit will be We Walk Together: Reflections on Pilgrimage. Have you been on spiritual pilgrimage, either through Saint Mark’s or with another community? Is there one photograph from your journey that especially resonates with you? Please … Read More

2023 Parish Picnic with Backpack Blessing
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 6–7:30 P.M. on the front lawn, patio, and labyrinth. No registration; RSVP welcome but not required—email Canon Barrie.  Everyone is welcome to an end-of-summer, back-to-school gathering on Friday evening, September 8—to reconnect in person, have some fun together, and celebrate the amazing kids of our community. Bring a blanket and your own picnic dinner. The cathedral will provide ice water and lemonade for everyone, plus cupcakes for dessert! Activities will include: Live string band music! (banjo, fiddle, … Read More

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