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Sunday Forum: Sabbatical Reflections with Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO 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 … Read More

A Conversation about Intersectionality by Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO 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 … 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

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 2021 Giving Tree
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GIVING UPDATE: From online donations to the Giving Tree for Casa Latina and Lowell Elementary,  $5,180 was raised to purchase Target gift cards in $50 or $25 increments. In combination with gift tags that were purchased directly by parishioners, we reached the requests of 100 gift cards for Casa Latina and 75 gift cards for Lowell Elementary. Additionally, Mary’s Place received about 100 gifts from Saint Mark’s parishioners.   Once again, Saint Mark’s is sharing Christmas joy with families from Casa … 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

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

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

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

Intergenerational Crèche Sharing Event
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 10:10–10:50 A.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. You are invited to bring a crèche (nativity scene) from home and share a story about it. Everyone is welcome—”intergenerational” simply means the presence and participation of two or more generations and really isn’t code for “children and families”—though children and families are warmly encouraged to participate! For those participating in person, don’t forget to bring your nativity scene with you when you come to church … Read More

“Spreadable Hope” 20s/30s Advent Event
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6 P.M., Leffler House Drop-in to decorate and frost cookies at Leffler House for an Advent gathering to benefit Edible Hope. Frosting and decorations will be provided. Bring your own pre-baked sugar cookies either homemade or bought. We recommend trying this go-to recipe from Jade Bawcom-Randall. Decorated cookies will be delivered to Edible Hope on Friday, December 3. There will also be an opportunity for those who want to volunteer for the morning meal at Edible Hope from … Read More

Advent/Christmas Worship Update—November 8, 2021
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Dean Thomason has prepared this brief (3-minute) video message below with important updates regarding the large Advent and Christmas liturgies. In summary: five services—”O” Antiphons, The Pageant of the Nativity, and the Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.—will require that worshippers register online in advance, have total attendance capped, and require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (PCR test administered less than 72 hours before the event) for those 12 and older. Other … Read More

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