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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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PLEASE NOTE: There will be no virtual coffee hour on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. On Sundays immediately following the morning worship service, let’s join together for a Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom. Take some time to connect, catch up, reflect, and just see each other’s faces! Thanks to Peter McClung for hosting this much-needed opportunity. All are welcome! Here is the link: Saint Mark’s Virtual Coffee Hour Meeting ID: 228 280 2687 Password: 290578 On the first Sunday of … 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

Church Leaders Respond to Political Violence
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The shocking (if unsurprising) events of January 6 have occasioned countless responses from faith leaders in The Episcopal Church and beyond. A selection of those responses, including the messages from Dean Thomason and Bishop Rickel, are collected here for convenience.   Dean Thomson’s message to the community: A Crisis of Democracy. (January 6, 2021) Canon Nancy Ross’s Epiphany Sermon. (January 6, 2021) Bishop of Washington (D.C.) Mariann Edgar Budde and Dean of the Nation Cathedral Randy Hollerith Statement on Election … Read More

Prayers of Intention for our Nation in the Coming Days
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Dear friends, Many of you have expressed concern for our nation facing the threat of recurring violence in the coming days, even as we long for a peaceful transition of leaders, which is one of the most defining and distinctive elements of our democracy. As citizens we have a voice to share in the public sphere, offering words of reason and justice, and as people of faith, we have a voice of prayer to share for the common good. Both … Read More

In-Person Prayer in the Nave for Inauguration Week
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At designated times on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday leading up the Inauguration of the new president the nave will be open for personal prayer. Time slots must be reserved in advance, and masks, distancing and screening procedures must be observed. Time slots are available during the following periods: Monday, January 18, 12–2 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Click here to make your reservation. If you need assistance with making a reservation, please call … Read More

SACRED: Milestones of a Spiritual Life—Watch Party Sponsored by the 20s/30s Group
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 5–7:15 P.M. All ages are welcome to join the 20s/30s Group for a watch party viewing and discussion of SACRED via Zoom. How do others outside of our tradition, and our country, experience faith and spiritual practice? After the screening, we’ll discuss observations from the film. Watch the trailer below. Join using this Zoom link. If you wish, you can RSVP to the Facebook event here. Questions? Contact Courtney Wendel-Stevenson, courtneyw1901@gmail.com.

Pilgrimage into Celtic Spirituality: A Presentation Led by Dean Thomason
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 7-8 P.M., via Zoom Join Dean Thomason and others for an evening of reflecting on our Celtic heritage, and the ways Celtic spirituality innervates our communal life and worship even still. The pilgrimage to Iona and the Celtic missions of northern England and Scotland has been postponed till summer 2022, but pilgrimage involves prayer and preparation, and an openness to be changed by the experiences that unfold near and far from the place we call home. All are … Read More

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