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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.

 

Candy Cane Lane Walk and Holiday Cheer
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 4:30 P.M. A tradition since 1949, the houses on this section of NE Park Road in Ravenna transform into Candy Cane Lane, a display of lights and decorations representing traditions and themes from around the world. We’ll meet first at the home of Natalie and Tim Willis (911 Ravenna Blvd NE) from 4:30–5 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies, and then walk together to Candy Cane Lane at 5 p.m., just a under a mile away. RSVP … Read More

Winter Solstice Poetry Reading with Creation Care
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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.

The 2021 Giving Tree
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Once again, Saint Mark’s is sharing Christmas joy with families from Casa Latina, Lowell Elementary School, and Mary’s Place. Casa Latina and Lowell Elementary School have asked for gift cards this year, and Mary’s Place has requested specific gifts for children, youth, and parents. The Giving Tree is full of tags, and will be placed in the nave for the next three Sundays. For Casa Latina and Lowell Elementary, pick a tag off the Giving Tree, or donate online at saintmarks.org/give (Choose “Casa Latina & … Read More

A Conversation about Intersectionality by Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
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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 comes and collides, where … Read More

Sunday Forum: Sabbatical Reflections with Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
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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 is meant for … Read More

Blossom Abundantly—SSC Storytelling Fundraiser
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021, 2 P.M., via Zoom, registration requested. The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. — Isaiah 35:1–2a JOIN US December 12 at 2 p.m. for a one-hour storytelling fundraiser that showcases how Corps members continue to “Blossom Abundantly” in SSC. Hear stories of growth and formation as our Corps members share their hopes and goals for … Read More

Blue Christmas Liturgy
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7 P.M. We are told that this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for many who are experiencing or have experienced loss, grief, or hardship, the festive season can in fact be particularly painful and alienating. Saint Mark’s has a long-standing tradition of holding space for prayerful care and companionship for those who find the holiday season a painful or difficult time. The “Blue Christmas” liturgy is a special service of Holy Eucharist in Thomsen … 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

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, registration required 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. … Read More

Christmas Memorials & Thanksgivings
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DONATIONS RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 12 WILL BE PRINTED IN THE CHRISTMAS BULLETINS. Help underwrite the beautiful flowers and special music of the season by making a special contri­bution in honor or memory of someone. You can make your gift online at saintmarks.org/give, or fill out the form inserted in your bulletin today and make your gift by check. Return the form with your check in the offering plate, to the cathedral office, or by mail (instructions may be found on the form.) … 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

Special Parish Forum—Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:30-8 P.M. Hybrid gathering: in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom (registration requested for either option so we can plan accordingly) Earlier this year the Vestry unanimously adopted the Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action as a guide for our important work as individuals and community as we strive for justice and peace and respect for every human being. It is a substantial document with a broad range of statements leading to actionable ways … Read More

Friends Talking: Pastor Carey Anderson
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO The conversation between Pastor Anderson and Dean Thomason may be seen below. You can watch Pastor Anderson’s sermon in the video of the service here. Audio of his sermon will be available here, as well as a printed text when it is available. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Guest Sermon: 9 A.M. &11 A.M. EUCHARISTS “Friends Talking” Forum with Pastor Anderson in Conversation with Dean Steve: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Longtime pastor of First AME Church The Rev. Dr. … Read More

Thanksgiving Day Eucharist 2021
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 10 A.M. Please join together 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for a service of Holy Eucharist, with prayers of gratitude for the abundance of the harvest and all the blessings of this life. Dean Thomason will preach and preside, with musical offerings by Canon Michael Kleinschmidt. You can put your turkey in the oven, then come to the cathedral or join the livestream to offer your thanks to God, and be finished with plenty of time to … Read More

The “O” Antiphons Advent Liturgy, 2021
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021, 7 P.M., in person in the cathedral nave, or livestreamed at saintmarks.org/livestream Please note: For the sake of safety, pre-registration is required to attend this year’s “O” Antiphons liturgy, and proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test* must be presented. More information about this policy may be read at saintmarks.org/advent   The annual “O” Antiphons Liturgy is considered by many to be a highlight of the liturgical year at Saint Mark’s. The particular form … Read More

Advent Quiet Morning 2021
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 9 A.M.–12:30 P.M., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Green Lake — 111 NE 80th St., Seattle Join Christine Sine at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church for this special Quiet Morning. Breath prayers, walking meditation, creative and contemplative activities, and unstructured time for quiet reflection will help us rekindle the wonder of Advent. Enjoy the wonderful opportunity for inner reflection and renewing silence as the season of prayerful expectation unfolds. This event is co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s Cathedral and … Read More

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