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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.


Inquirers’ Class for Spring 2021
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BEGINS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021, 12:30–2 P.M., via Zoom A series for newcomers and inquirers. Please visit the Inquirers Class page for complete description and additional updates. The current series will meet at 12:30 p.m. on: February 14 February 21 February 28 March 7 March 14 March 21 March 28 Some participants in the spring Inquirers’ class choose to receive the rite of Confirmation at the conclusion of the series. This year confirmations will be offered at the Easter Vigil, … Read More

Mideast Focus 2021 Film & Discussion Series—”Who’s at the CHECKPOINT?”
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The Mideast Focus Ministry’s eighth annual series of film screenings and discussion begins February 19! The theme of this Film Series is “Who’s at the Checkpoint?” Like most of the previous series, all events will be via Zoom. This year’s programming has a difference. In response to the U.S. apartheid-like parallels to Palestine in our own country, we will spend some evenings linking to Black Lives Matter and the story of Indigenous people in America. See the complete schedule with … Read More

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras 2021
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The Closing of the Doors, Shrove Tuesday 2019 Let’s COOK and EAT together by Zoom as we say farewell to our Alleluias for Lent! Pancake Making, Alleluia Scroll Burying, “Closing of the Doors” Litrugy and Palm Burning TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021, join using this Zoom link See below for suggestions about what to prepare in advance of the event. 5:30 p.m. • COOK TOGETHER Visit each other’s kitchens as we cook together virtually! Inspired by the success of the Youth … Read More

Raincoat Donation Drive
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FEBRUARY 8 – 19 Donate your new or used raincoats! Saint Mark’s will collect and deliver raincoats (men’s and women’s) to Community Lunch, a service that provides free meals and survival services to hundreds of homeless and low-income people of Seattle. To donate, come to Hoerster Annex (Saint Mark’s office entrance), Monday-Friday, 9-5. Come to the door (masks are required), ring the bell, and a staff member will come out to receive the donation. If you are unable to arrive during … Read More

Virtual Easter Hymn Project
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Once again, you—yes, YOU—are invited to be part of a video offering of “Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!”—the tune known as “Easter Hymn.” The video will resemble the virtual choir & congregation video of “O come, O come, Emmanuel” offered by this community last Advent, a video that was profoundly moving to many who saw it. No matter if you have no experience in choirs, if you think your voice isn’t good enough, if you’ve only recently connected with … Read More

Parish Annual Meeting and Elections, 2021
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DOCUMENTS Agenda Last Year’s Annual Meeting Minutes 2021 Election Rules 2020 Annual Report Please note the changes made to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting which has been adapted given the cathedral’s closure and the need to conduct our business virtually. All sessions of the Annual Meeting will take place via Zoom. The Link to cast your vote will be announced in the meeting during Session 2, January 31. ABOUT VOTING Parish Communicants in Good Standing are to vote using the … Read More

Candidates for Vestry and Diocesan Convention Delegate, 2021
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Meet the Vestry Candidates!   Sunday, January 24, 2021, in the Zoom Coffee Hour following the 11 a.m. service Vestry Members Continuing in Office Term ends January 2022: Kristen Austin Jim Buskirk Marjorie Ringness Robert Stevens Micah Kurtz (St. Columba’s Kent), Diocesan Member Term ends January 2023: Peter McClung, Junior Warden Walter Stuteville, Junior Warden Clara Berg Emily Meeks Karla Koon (St. Andrew’s, Seattle), Diocesan Member Term ends January 2024: Four members elected at the 2021 Annual Meeting All members of St. … Read More

2020 Annual Report
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Click in the lower right of the reader below to read the report full-screen. Click here to download a pdf.

Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 6:30 P.M. The Presentation of Christ in the Temple on February 2 is one of the Feasts of the Our Lord. On Tuesday evening, a brief service Holy Eucharist will be offered from Thomson Chapel, which you may join either on the livestream page in the usual way, or by joining a special Zoom meeting (with some time for chatting afterwards). Dean Thomason will preside and preach. Join using this Zoom link.

Creation Care All-Parish Survey
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The Creation Care Ministry team wants to hear from YOU! Everyone is the Saint Mark’s community is invited to complete the brief survey below to help guide our programming in 2021. There are just eight simple questions—it should take less than five minutes to complete. The deadline to submit is February 14, 2021. Thank you! CREATION CARE SURVEY 2021 “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.”  —Psalm 24:1 Saint Mark’s Cathedral … Read More

The Fritts Organ: An Introduction
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In preparation for his concert on Friday, John made this delightful video introducing the Marion Camp Oliver Organ in Thomsen Memorial Chapel—constructed and installed by Paul Fritts of Tacoma Washington in 2003. John talks about its sounds, mechanism, temperment, decorative carvings, and more, concluding with a full performance of a brief prelude by Buxtehude. It’s 25 minutes, but feel free to jump around—the Buxtehude starts around minute 21. More information and technical details about the Fritts organ may be read … Read More

Virtual Coffee Hour, Every Sunday via Zoom
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UPDATE: Virtual Coffee Hour has now come to an end. The Final Virtual Coffee Hour was: SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021, 12 P.M. Throughout the pandemic, virtual coffee hour has been a way for parishioners to connect after each Sunday’s service. In light of reopening, virtual coffee hour will end in favor of an in-person social time (details to be announced)! The final Zoom will take place following the 11 a.m. liturgy this Sunday, July 18. Many thanks to Senior Warden … Read More

The Doctrine of Discovery: The Episcopal Church, Indigenous Peoples, and the Necessity of Decolonizing Christianity
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UPDATE: Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide a recording of this presentation.   WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom A Presentation and Discussion with The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton Saint Mark’s welcomes The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton, who is Shackan First Nation, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett, and Coordinator of Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color. The Doctrine of Discovery historically informed the legal premise for justifying the forces of colonialism, including the enslavement of African and Asian peoples … Read More

The Radix Project 4: Winter 2021
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OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 7 P.M. GROUPS MEET: STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 31. In January of 2020 the cathedral launched The Radix Project: Small Groups/Deep Roots. More than 150 people in 18 small groups met weekly for six weeks to share their stories, reflect on Holy Scripture and sacred art, and pray for one another with intention. This offering lent itself perfectly to the transition to an online-only offering when the pandemic happened, and two further series were … Read More

Notice that Changes to Bylaws Have Been Adopted
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At the Vestry meeting on January 19, 2021, the Vestry amended Article I, Section 3 of the Bylaws of St. Mark’s Cathedral Parish, to add “(unless good cause prevented)” immediately after “during the previous year” in the first and the second sentences of Section 3. This change was prompted by the Cathedral’s closure due to pandemic, which has prevented parishioners from attending services in person, and to align more closely with the language in the Episcopal Church Canons and the … Read More

Illuminated Examen: A Virtual Retreat for Spirited Women
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 12:45–3 p.m. Illuminated Examen: A Virtual Retreat for Spirited Women Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the Spirited Women are having another (virtual) gathering—Sunday, February 7 from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. (virtually). The focus is the spiritual practice of the Examen, a way of prayerful reflection from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. We will be led by Lorelei Amato, cathedral clergy, and others in exploring a contemplative way of doing Examen by “illuminating” our written reflections through art. Art … Read More

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