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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.

 

Noel House Ministry Update
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Links Homeless Ministries at Saint Mark’s Justice Ministries at Saint Mark’s Our Noel House guests have found a new home! The women who formerly slept on the floor of Bloedel Hall now have a permanent home in the Central area of Seattle. The building is a former day care center and is named the Bunny Wilburn Home, in honor of a woman who worked to establish an early childhood education facility in the space a few decades ago. Each woman … Read More

Stewardship Season Begins
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OCTOBER 4 (LAUNCH) THROUGH NOVEMBER 8 (INGATHERING) Join a community Facebook discussion: THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020, 5:30 P.M. in the Community Facebook Group (highlights will be posted later in the week on the Cathedral website) To the greater Seattle community, Saint Mark’s Cathedral provides a welcoming place to come in joyous times, times of sorrow, times to pray for peace, and as a beacon on the hill for justice. For many of us, both near and far, The Holy Box on the … Read More

The Radix Project Returns, Fall 2020!
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OPENING PLENARY VIDEO NOW AVAILBLE. GROUPS MEET: ONCE A WEEK FOR SIX WEEKS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 7 In January of 2020 the cathedral launched The Radix Project: Small Groups/Deep Roots. Over 150 people met together weekly for 6 weeks to study scripture, share stories, and pray for one another. Then, when the Cathedral closed in the Spring, 80 people met in small groups via Zoom to study the Resurrection narratives in the season of Easter. This fall, you are invited to … Read More

The Wisdom School 2020–21 Season Announcement
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See the complete 2020–21 Season Schedule here.  Earlier this week, an email was sent to the community announcing the upcoming season of The Wisdom School, now entering its fifth year. The complete schedule may now be seen at saintmarks.org/wisdom, and the full season brochure can be downloaded as a pdf. The earliest special event on the schedule is the annual Advent Quiet Morning at St Andrews on December 12, 2020 (update: Quiet Morning cancelled); the main programing of the season, organized under the … Read More

Special Parish Meeting – Exploring Potential Uses of the St. Nicholas Building
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UPDATE (October 2020): In late October, it was announced that Laura Ellen and Robert Muglia had made a gift of their share of the St. Nicholas property. This is the largest single gift in the history of Saint Mark’s Cathedral! Read about it here. FORUM: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7 P.M., via Zoom On September 2, Dean Thomason sent an email to the cathedral community announcing that the Vestry has recently engaged a development consultant to assist us in exploring potential … Read More

“Wonder in Creation”: Two Wednesday Forums
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TWO WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 & 23, 7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom Wonder in Creation: A Two-Week Series of Spiritual Practices in Creation How do you experience God in everyday life? How might your daily living itself be and become a spiritual practice? The Creation Care and Faith Formation ministries will jointly host a two-week series in September to explore how spiritual practices outside bring opportunities to encounter presence, connection and reflection. Each evening, a panel from Saint Mark’s will reflect on their own … Read More

Saint Mark’s Music Series 2020–21 Season Announcement
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The 2020–21 Saint Mark’s Music contains a variety of offerings, from beloved annual traditions to encounters with the unfamiliar. You can read the series announcement email here. This year, all the event on the Music Series will be livestreamed and viewable for free.   Details of the complete series may be found on the Music Series page here.    Highlights include: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020, 7:30 P.M., Flentrop Organ Concert with Canon Kleinschmidt FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020, 7:30 P.M., Native … Read More

Ministry Blessing Sunday and Ministry Fair (Online)
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, before, during, and after the morning worship service.   Check out the Ministry Guide page here, including video introductions by ministry leaders!   Here is the slideshow of cathedral ministries presented before the service on Sunday morning, including live organ accompaniment by Canon Michael Kleinschmidt: The building may be closed, but the ministries of Saint Mark’s are as vibrant in heart as ever. They are integral to our community—those fully in action during the pandemic and those … Read More

Reopening Plan is now available
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On Wednesday, September 8, an email message was sent to the cathedral community with information concerning the eventual reopening of the cathedral building and resumption of in-person worship. Dean Thomason announced over four months ago, in May, that “we will not be among the first churches to reopen.” As of now, there is no date set to reopen. But a committee of staff and volunteers has worked hard to think through what it will look like when the cathedral’s doors … Read More

Tuesday Bible Study Returns
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EVERY TUESDAY, 11:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M., currently meeting via Zoom  Tuesday Bible Study provides a weekly conversation around the scripture readings for the following Sunday. It has recently re-launched using the Zoom platform. Each week a discussion is facilitated and lively conversation ensues as people share their thoughts about the lessons. The group meets from 11:30-12 pm for social time and 12–1:30 pm for study and prayer over the lectionary. For more information and to get the link to join, contact The … Read More

Feeding Ministry Update Summer 2020
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Saint Brigid’s Banquet/Saint Martin de Porres Ministry Report Saint Marks Episcopal Cathedral, August 2020 Hello to all the supporters of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral’s ministry to the Saint Martin de Porres shelter on Alaskan Way in Seattle! I hope that you are enjoying your summer. I wanted to report to our wider group of supporters and volunteers as to what has been happening during July and August for our ministry. We have had a very busy two months! We are as … Read More

A Season of Creation
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SEPTEMBER 1–OCTOBER 4, 2020 Saint Mark’s and the greater Episcopal Church joins Christian churches across the world in celebrating the Season of Creation September 1 – October 4. From the Season of Creation website: “The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.” Be inspired by watching Presiding Bishop … Read More

Statement on Hiroshima Anniversary
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SAINT MARK’S CATHEDRAL CALLS FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT AT 75th ANNIVERSARY OF BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI This August marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima, on August 6, and Nagasaki, on August 9, 1945. As the world community remembers and addresses the ongoing threat of nuclear aggression, the Vestry of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Parish in Seattle has released a resolution “calling upon U.S. policymakers to determine a timely process for the dismantling of existing U.S. nuclear … Read More

Dedication Liturgy of Memorial Benches
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 5:30 P.M. On the first Sunday in August, at 5:30 p.m., you are invited to attend (via livestream or in person) a brief service of dedication and blessing of four benches that have been placed around the perimeter of the labyrinth on the front lawn of Saint Mark’s Cathedral. These benches are given in loving memory of four long-time members of the cathedral who have recently died—The Rev. Canon Mike Jackson, Randy Revelle, Kathie Moen, and The … Read More

Cathedral Bees Updates—Summer 2020
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The cathedral building has two beehives on the roof of Bloedel Hall. Thanks to beekeeper Rob Reid, our bees are thriving! Scroll down to view pictures. Your prayers for the health of our hives are welcome. For more information about protecting pollinators, visit this link. If you are interested in helping out with the bees, contact the cathedral and we will put you in touch with Rob. Sundays & Beyond Update August 30, 2020 The bees and beekeepers have been … Read More

Flentrop Organ Workshop Open House
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The Flentrop Orgelbouw, founded in Zaandam in the Netherlands in 1903, created the organ for Saint Mark’s Seattle in 1965, and is still producing world-class instruments in 2020. On Saturday, July 18, 2020, the firm presented a virtual open house via YouTube livestream, during which they presented a tour of their workshop, presented videos and sound recordings illustrating their work, answered live questions from viewers, and revealed their current project, a large instrument for the Royal Birmingham (U.K.) Conservatoire. View … Read More

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