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Intergenerational Creation Care Forum: All About Trees
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SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 10:10 A.M., in Bloedel Hall The Creation Care Ministry and the Intergenerational Council are hosting the Sunday forum on April 14. Come hear about the importance of tress for our climate and in our lives. Share your own stories of trees in your lives. We hope to spend some time outside, weather permitting.

Intro to Public Speaking
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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 6:30-7:30 P.M., online via Zoom Hosted by the Reading Ministry Join for a casual and informative public speaking training session led by Michael Perera, a public speaking and communications coach. This session will provide practical tips, guidance, and support to help you gain and refine public speaking skills in ministry settings in our community. Come and bring your questions in a welcoming and supportive environment. All are welcome to participate. Questions? Email Emily Meeks: emeeks@saintmarks.org UPDATE: A … Read More

Exploring Symbolism in Episcopal Worship
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and the cathedral nave. The first portion of the presentation also available via Zoom; optional community dinner at 6 p.m. UPDATED DESCRIPTION: The opening theological reflection and overview portion of the forum will be available online. The second half of the forum will be a hands on, interactive experience in the cathedral nave and will not be livestreamed.  This forum will explore some of the colors, gestures, and symbols we use in … Read More

Behind the Seams: Fashioning Gender with Clara Berg
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SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2–3 P.M., Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle 98109. Sign up required. UPDATE 5/5: Saint Mark’s discounted tickets are sold out but you may still be able to buy a general admissions ticket here for the 2 p.m. event. Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome  Pink for girls? Pants for boys? From color to cut, what we wear is infused with our era’s ideas about gender. Designers may emphasize “masculine” or “feminine” elements on a garment … Read More

Pastoral Care Update
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The cathedral clergy are available to parishioners in need of pastoral care, and the best way to contact a priest after hours for urgent concerns (e.g. emergency hospitalization, serious injury, etc.) is by calling or texting them on their personal cell phones. These numbers are readily available to all parishioners via the Parish Directory (accessible via a link in the upper right of the cathedral website) or the ChurchLife mobile app. If you have not yet installed this app on … Read More

Forum on Spiritual Practices for the Easter Season
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Continuing a series with began last month, join in this Sunday morning forum for a discussion and resources on different spiritual practices—yoga and music (Adrienne Hubbard), bird watching (Gordon Miller), and writings from Everyday Discipleship (Canon Wendy Claire Barrie). “Being rooted in spiritual practices” is a theme that the Strategic Planning Committee recently shared from outreach learnings. This is a great opportunity to try a new spiritual practice during the … Read More

Vigil at the Altar of Repose, 2024
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MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 9 P.M. until dawn on Good Friday The Vigil at the Altar of Repose begins upon the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday liturgy (around 8:45 p.m.) and continues through the night in McCaw chapel. This ancient practice is inspired by Jesus’ question to his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemene, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?” As in recent years, this vigil will be an online offering, with a live video available all … Read More

Restorative Justice Council Meeting, March 2024
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SUNDAY, March 17, 3–4:30 P.M., online via Zoom only All members of the community of Saint Mark’s are encouraged to attend the next gathering of the Restorative Justice Council. Guided by the Saint Mark’s Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action and prompted by the cathedral’s Mutual Ministry Goals, the Restorative Justice Council strives to lead the Saint Mark’s community to actively pursue justice through spiritual practice and action and live out our Baptismal Covenant, “to seek and serve Christ in … Read More

Easter Memorials & Thanksgivings, 2024
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Each year at this time, all are invited to make a special contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one, in order to help underwrite the beautiful flowers and music of the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection, which this year includes a full complement of brass and percussion for Peter R. Hallock’s Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, part of the observance of the 100th anniversary of Hallock’s birth. Fill out the form below, or use the … Read More

First Saturday Run Group
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Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome FIRST SATURDAYS: MARCH 2, APRIL 6, 7:30 A.M., meet on the outdoor labyrinth  All ages are welcome to meet on the outdoor labyrinth in front of the cathedral for a three-mile morning run through Volunteer Park. All paces welcome. Afterward, there will be a chance for fellowship over coffee. Email Adrienne (adriennehub@gmail.com) or Emily (emeeks@saintmarks.org) with questions.

Announcing: the “Third Acters” Retirees Group
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UPDATE! The First Hybrid Third Act-ers Potluck Brunch  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 12:30–2 P.M., in Leffler House or online via Zoom The first Third Act-ers Retirees Group Potluck Brunch will be this Sunday, February 25, 12:30–2 p.m. in Leffler House as well as on Zoom. In addition to sharing food and conversation, there will also be an invitation to share ideas about what activities and gatherings the group could plan going forward. Contact Kathy Minsch (kminsch@gmail.com) and/or Elizabeth Clark-Stern (ecstern@yahoo.com) with any questions. … Read More

Morning Prayer with Canon Linzi on Weekdays during Lent
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BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 7:30-8 A.M., via Zoom Come just as you are to Morning Prayer each weekday morning of Lent, on zoom. Join Canon Linzi for this daily 30 minute liturgy, all are welcome, whether you’re still in your pj’s, joining from your workplace, or listening on the move. We will be praying straight from the BCP, so grab your prayer book and your Bible. For those who would rather, you can also follow along on these two sites, … Read More

A Lenten Quiet Morning and Not-So-Quiet Afternoon, 2024
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SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024, 9 A.M.–3 P.M., throughout the cathedral campus The nave will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a space for prayer and contemplation. Labyrinths will be available indoors and outdoors. Art materials for all ages, including play-dough and other contemplative activities, will be available throughout the day. Note: The afternoon activities are particularly kid-friendly. The child care space will be unstaffed but available all day. Freewill donations gratefully accepted ($10–$15 suggested). No RSVP necessary. Email … Read More

A Cathedral’s Complicity in Redlining and Restrictive Covenants
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024, 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) A Cathedral’s Complicity in Redlining and Restrictive Covenants  Telling the Truth for a More Just Future As Saint Mark’s Cathedral considers redeveloping the St. Nicholas property for affordable housing, there is an opportunity to reflect on the history of North Capitol Hill in which racial redlining and restrictive covenants discriminated against people of color. Segregation suppressed homeownership … Read More

Sunday Forum on Spiritual Practices
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Join in for a discussion and resources on three different spiritual practices—photography (Michael Perera), Centering Prayer (Phil Fox Rose), and cold water swimming (Sarah Elwood). “Being rooted in spiritual practices” is a theme that the Strategic Planning Committee recently shared from outreach learnings. This is a great opportunity to try a new spiritual practice during the season of Lent. A complete video is now available below:

2024 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper with Closing of the Doors
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6–7:15 P.M., in the cathedral nave. Suggested donation: $6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family. Please gather in the cathedral nave on Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a. Mardi Gras), February 21, to end the season after Epiphany in the traditional way—by gathering in community, eating pancakes, and having fun! There will be live music, crafts, and games. Chef Marc Aubertin and the youth will be preparing our meal, and the members of the Seattle Service Corps will be decorating and assisting in the … Read More

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