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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.


Saint Mark’s Community Meal Delivery
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Would you like to be part of a new endeavor to provide and/or deliver meals to parishioners with a new baby or who are recovering from illness or surgery? Canon Wendy Claire Barrie is gathering names and contact information from folks who are willing, and she will then let you know specifics (who, what, where) when the need arises. We have two families with new babies right now who would be the first to benefit from this coordinated effort! A … Read More

Service Corps Welcome Wagon
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Join the Service Corps Welcome Wagon! The 2022–23 Seattle Service Corps cohort arrives Saturday, August 27, and help is needed to make them feel welcomed and at home. If you would like to help next month as we put the finishing touches on their living space at Leffler House, or if you would like to be part of providing some homey hospitality throughout the year, especially around the holidays, please email Canon Barrie: wbarrie@saintmarks.org

Mary Magdalene: A Tower of Lineage—A Saturday Gathering with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022, 9:30 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom; registration required A Saturday gathering led by The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining Mary Magdalene has rightly been called “the Apostle to the Apostles” because of her important witness to the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus. However, few people today truly understand the sheer magnitude of her contribution to the Jesus movement itself. Recent scholarship counts her as one of the shapers of many … Read More

20s/30s Explore Bainbridge Day
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 10 A.M.–3 P.M. Let’s take a day trip to Bainbridge! We will take a tour of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with a break for coffee and conversation. Next, we’ll visit the Japanese Exclusion Memorial to reflect and remember those forced to leave their home for internment camps. We’ll enjoy lunch at the home of John Simmons and Scott Hulet with the option for exploring a trail to the Halls Hill labyrinth, Blakely Harbor, and a historic cemetery. … Read More

Intersectionality and Environmentalism: A Reflection by The Rev. Edie Weller
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The Intersection Between Environmentalism, Racism, and Privilege A Program at Town Hall Seattle on May 10, 2022 Reflections by The Rev. Edie Weller Leah Thomas, author of The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People and Planet (2022), recently spoke with Hannah Wilson, Farm Manager at Yes Farm, leader of the Black Famers Collective and co-chair of the Environmental Justice Commission of the City of Seattle, as part of a program offered by Town Hall Seattle. … Read More

“Moments in the Wilderness” by Doug Thorpe
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It’s an old game I’d often play with my students to jog them into writing, especially in Spring Quarter as we moved into May.  We all get a little restless indoors by this point in the academic year, sitting in a sterile classroom; we start to feel some warmth rising up from the earth and can imagine again a life beyond the rain and cold. So I’d ask: if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would … Read More

The Women’s Compline Choir, 2022
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SUNDAYS, JULY 17 & 24, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, broadcast, and livestreamed In the summer of 2019, the Office of Compline was chanted by an ensemble of women for the first time in the six-decade history of Compline at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. These beautifully-sung services were deeply moving to many. In the word of choir director Rebekah Gilmore, “We have many decades—generations worth of women who have wanted to sing Compline at Saint Mark’s.” And so the decision was … Read More

A Special Note of Thanks from The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
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JULY 1, 2022 Saint Mark’s Cathedral’s Curate was ordained to the priesthood in a special ordination liturgy last Wednesday, June 29. The complete liturgy may be seen here (or on youtube). She sends the following note or gratitude to the community: “I am so grateful for all who attended my ordination, and for all who offered their prayerful support from afar. I could not be more thrilled to be serving my curacy in the midst of this community at Saint … Read More

Responding to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision
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UPDATE: A NEW statement from Bishop Greg Rickel The Dean’s Sermon “Protest as a Pastoral Response” (pdf) Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s message Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Contact Legislators and urge them to guarantee reproductive freedom (via The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations) JUNE 24, 2022 Dear friends, Today our nation received the news we’ve been expecting for several weeks now—that a divided Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade and Casey decisions which had for nearly fifty years ensured … Read More

Sharing Meals with Tent City 3
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SUNDAY EVENINGS, JUNE 19 through SEPTEMBER 4, 2:30–6:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Sunday, September 11. Tent City 3 arrives in the cathedral parking lot June 4, and the cathedral’s TC3 meals team has been coordinating the details of their stay. The residents have decided that they would like to share Sunday dinners with us indoors in Bloedel Hall! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down and share dinner with them. At this time all the … Read More

Eat! Play! Love! 2022: Water of Life
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS THREE WEDNESDAYS: JUNE 22, JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 5 P.M.–8 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds. Registration requested. Fee: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. UPDATE: On the Sunday following all three evenings (JUNE 26, JULY 31, and AUGUST 28) between the morning services at 10:10 a.m., participants in the Wednesday gathering will share some of what was presented and created at the event. Meet on the front patio. The gathering on … Read More

Monthly Neighborhood Eucharists
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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 4 P.M., at the Ermoian/Kelley residence in north Ballard SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 P.M., hosted by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, near Bellevue. Dean Thomason will preside.  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., hosted by Laurel Petrik at Mercy House of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps on First Hill. Rev. Stahlecker will preside. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 4 P.M., hosted by the Gavin Family at their home in Lynnwood. Canon Rosario-Cruz will preside.  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 4 P.M., by Rachel & … Read More

Saint Mark’s Returns to PrideFest
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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M.–8 P.M. Capitol Hill PrideFest is Back… and so is the Saint Mark’s booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark’s and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks looking … Read More

Responding to Gun Violence
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Photo of the June 2, 2022, Interfaith March and Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence by photographer Mark White, via Faith Action Network. Click to enlarge. Alliance for Gun Responsibility The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) works to end the gun violence crisis in our community and to promote a culture of gun ownership that balances rights with responsibilities. Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Dean Steve Thomason collaborated with other civic leaders to create the Alliance in 2013 to support policy, … Read More

“Scripture & Empire”: A 20/30s Summer Study and Discussion Series
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THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6, JUNE 20 & JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? Reading list This summer we will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but it is not … Read More

Climate Conversations
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FIRST TUESDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom Looking for practical ways to reduce your impact on the environment? Saint Mark’s Creation Care Ministry is hosting Climate Conversations about everyday things in our lives. These monthly conversations will be held on environmentally-friendly Zoom on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule for the next few months. JUNE 7: What you can do about Food (with Marc Aubertin & Richard Hartung) | … Read More

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