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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.


Gratitude Conversations, 2023
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During the month of September, the leaders of the Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Stewardship Ministry will present a five-week series of reflections, prayers, mediations, and short stories to prepare the way for our 2024 Stewardship Campaign, which begins on October 1, 2024. We welcome your thoughts and reflections in response, either using the comment box at the bottom of this page, or via email. If you have any questions or reactions, please write Junior Warden for Stewardship Chris Rigos at: … Read More

Sunday Morning Greenbelt Tour
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 10:10-10:50 A.M., meet at the Greenbelt sign off the lower south parking lot Urban Forest Steward Robert Hayden will lead a Greenbelt Tour for all ages on Sunday, September 17, co-sponsored by Intergenerational Ministries and Creation Care. Learn about this precious urban green space and the public-private partnership that works to maintain it, and see up close the work that needs to be done now. UPDATE: Check out a few photos from the tour … Read More

QuiC Picnic at Little Water Cantina
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UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1 P.M., at Little Water Cantina, 2865 Eastlake Ave E Celebrate the end of summer and approach of autumn with a Queer in Christ Picnic! Join co-hosts Michael Seewer and Vicky Greenbaum for an afternoon of bites and beverages at Little Water Cantina on Eastlake Ave on September at 1 p.m. Please email Michael to RSVP so we know how large of a table to get: mseewer@saintmarks.org

Pumpkin Patch Excursion and Feast of St. Francis
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 10 A.M., meet by the Saint Mark’s labyrinth   Join in for a day full of pumpkin picking, apple cider, and everything else Fall! Meet at Saint Mark’s and carpool to Swans Trail Farms. The festivities will continue with an option to attend the Composting Workshop presented by Nurturing Roots Farm at 3 p.m., and the St. Francis Day Celebration and Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 p.m. RSVP encouraged but not required. Email Julia Cooper: julia7cooper@gmail.com

20s/30s TGIF at Saint Bread, Fourth Fridays
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FOURTH FRIDAYS, 8–9 A.M.: SEPTMBER 22, 2023 OCTOBER 27, 2023 NOVEMBER 17, 2023 DECEMBER 22, 2023 JANUARY 26, 2024 FEBRUARY 23, 2024 MARCH 22, 2024 APRIL 26, 2024 MAY 24, 2024 at Saint Bread, 1421 NE Boat Street, Seattle Start the day with fellowship and reflection at Saint Bread, a bakery and community space on the Portage Bay waterfront near UW in Seattle. Seating is outside so dress accordingly for weather. Questions? Contact Hilary McLeland-Wieser: Hmcleland12@live.com

Ministry Fair & Homecoming Sunday 2023
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMEBER 10 Saint Mark’s “Homecoming Sunday” and Ministry Fair is just around the corner! On Sunday, September 10, all the ministries of the cathedral will be blessed and commissioned for the new program year during the morning liturgies. Then, following both the 9 and 11a.m. services, the Ministry Fair will take place in the cathedral nave. Come and learn from the ministry leaders and volunteers of Saint Mark’s about the many opportunities to grow in faith and relationship with … Read More

QuiC Book Discussion: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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Queer in Christ Book Discussion: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 12:30 P.M., Room 210 For the first QuiC Book Group gathering, ministry leaders have chosen Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson, a moving memoire about growing up queer in an abusive religious family in 1970s Britain. The first half of the book contains many scenes which will be familiar to readers of Winterson’s essential 1985 Lesbian novel … Read More

Sabbatical Report by Rebekah Gilmore
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, SEPTMEBER 3, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Choir School Director and Interim Director of Youth Ministry Rebekah Gilmore took a six-week sabbatical this summer, involving research and observation of choir programs at other churches, along with a trip to Ireland. Hear about what she learned at this Sunday morning forum between the 9 and 11 a.m. services on September 3. UPDATE: A complete video may be seen below:

Restorative Justice at Saint Mark’s: Next Steps in a New Era
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Photo by Billy Joe Miller, billyjoemiller.com, used with permission. UPDATED WITH PHOTOS AND LINKS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 9 A.M.–2:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall (note changed location!), registration required All are welcome to join in this important conversation as we plot a course for the cathedral community’s efforts in restorative justice. Guided by an abiding commitment to be in relationship with…—rather than simply supplying needs for…—we seek to heal what is broken, restore what is lost, and foster the possibility of transformation … Read More

Questioning Together + Compline
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SECOND SUNDAYS*, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler House Questioning Together and Compline is held on the second Sunday of each month. Join in for a conversation exploring a question of faith with a facilitator providing background on the topic. At 9:15, there is an option to head over to Compline together. Questions? Email Emily: emeeks@saintmarks.org Upcoming Topics & Facilitators: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023: Gratitude and the Saints Facilitator: The Rev. Danae Ashley In the weeks approaching All Saints’ Day and a season … Read More

Sacred Ground: Fall 2023/Spring 2024
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UPDATE 8/17: Registration for this first iteration of Sacred Ground at Saint Mark’s is now at capacity, and the waiting list is now also closed. There will be additional Sacred Ground circles forming in 2024. Contact Canon Barrie with questions: wbarrie@saintmarks.org GROUP MEETS TUESDAYS, 6:30–8:30 P.M.., BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 12, 2023, AND ENDING JUNE 4, 2024, in Leffler House or online via Zoom. Capacity is limited; registration is required. A Film- and Readings-Based Dialogue Series on Race and Faith Everyone in … Read More

Bike Ride to Alki—Alki Beach Meetup
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS Ride Resources: SMC to Alki Bike Ride Tips SMC to Alki Ride Map and Directions SMC to Alki Enlarged Maps for Orientation Bike racks are available near the beach at Alki to lock your bike during the gathering. SUNDAY, JULY 30, begins on the cathedral front lawn at 12:30 p.m.; meetup at Alki Beach at 2 p.m. What better community activity in July than a gathering on the beach? Following the 11 a.m. Sunday Eucharist, meet on … Read More

Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Night
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS! FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 6–9 P.M., 4103 Beacon Avenue S., Free but $5 donation appreciated Co-sponsored by the 20s/30s Group and the Intergenerational Council; all are welcome. Enjoy the sunset, great views of the city, food and community while learning the basics of lawn bowling from parishioner Tom Sunderland. All ages welcome but no pets. All equipment needed provided. Learn about the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling club here. Update: You can learn the basic rules of lawn bowling in … Read More

Tent City 3 Meal Sharing 2023
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SUNDAY EVENINGS, JUNE 18 through SEPTEMBER 3, 2:30–6:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall. Tent City 3 returned to the cathedral’s lower parking lot on June 17, and will be in residence for twelve weeks. While they are here, volunteers from Saint Mark’s prepare, serve, and eat a meal with the residents each Sunday evening. Volunteer shifts vary according to task—the earliest volunteers arrive at 3 p.m.; others arrive later. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and concludes around 7 p.m. New this … Read More

School Supplies Requested for Lowell Elementary
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The administrators and staff of Lowell Elementary School, our neighbor on Capitol Hill, have begun preparing for their students to return to class, and could use our help! (The Lowell Student body includes a large proportion of children from families experiencing homelessness or in transitional housing, as well as a disproportionate number of medically fragile students.) Their principal writes: Hello, and Happy Summer, Wonderful Lowell Community Partners! We have started a Lowell 2023-24 school supply list using this Amazon Wish … Read More

Creation Care Stories, Volume 2
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The Creation Care Ministry has created a Story Sharing Project to allow parishioners to share actions they are taking related to Creation Care, as a way for parishioners to share their good work and to encourage others to help reduce climate change. Stories can be about any action you are taking, large or small, to care for creation and mitigate climate change. Stories can take the form of a brief written essay, a video, a photo album, an infographic, or a … Read More

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