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A Report from El Salvador by Elizabeth Hawkins
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 6:45–8:15 P.M, via Zoom  Community member Elizabeth Hawkins has been living and working in San Salvador since 2019. A former immigration attorney, she travelled to El Salvador to research the complex factors that lead people to attempt to emigrate to the United States. Learn more about Elizabeth below. Dean Thomason and Canon Rosario-Cruz will facilitate the discussion. Join using this Zoom link. Please note the the announcement in the printed leaflet incorrectly implied that this conversation would … Read More

Bishop’s Visitation: November 14, 2021
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, ALL SERVICES Forum with the Bishop: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Bishop Rickel to Make His Triennial Visitation Bishop Rickel will make his official visitation to Saint Mark’s Cathedral, preaching and presiding at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, and he will offer Confirmation and Reception at the latter two services. A forum in Bloedel Hall will be held at 10:15 a.m., and he will meet with the vestry in the afternoon. We welcome our bishop … Read More

Youth Bonfire & Neighborhood Trash Pickup
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 3–5:30 P.M. Youth are invited to join the 2021 youth confirmation class in picking up trash along 10th avenue. Come along to help maintain our beloved earth. When we’ve cleaned up the neighborhood, we will gather for a fall bonfire, short vespers liturgy, and snacks. Meet: 3 p.m. on the cathedral front lawn Bring: Work gloves, mask, camp chair End: 5:30 p.m.

Choral Evensong in celebration of All Saints and commemoration of All Souls
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 4:30 P.M. In person and livestreamed at: https://saintmarks.org/worship/live-stream/ Saint Mark’s Cathedral invites one and all to join in prayer and praise at nightfall to celebrate All Saints, and to commemorate the lives of all those whom we love but see no longer. Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir will offer a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Philip Stopford, composed in 2014 for the Evening Choir of St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, Ireland, and sung here for the … Read More

Nominate a candidate for Vestry or Diocesan Convention
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Now Open: Nominations for candidates for the Saint Mark’s Vestry and for Delegates to Diocesan Convention 2022 The Vestry is a group of laypeople elected by the parish who, along with the Rector, supervise and sustain the finances, facilities and grounds of the Cathedral. New members are needed for both the vestry and to act as delegates at this year’s Diocesan Convention. Members of the Nominating Committee will be in the back of the Nave each Sunday in October to answer … Read More

Hymnathon!—A Fundraiser for the Evensong Choir Pilgrimage, 2022
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8-6 P.M. Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir of children, youth and adults plan to be in England next August to sing daily Evensong services in Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals. They are dedicating as much of their own resources toward the total cost of their pilgrimage as they can. However, they need to raise some additional funds so that the trip is affordable for all. To that end, the choir is hosting a Hymnathon on Saturday, … Read More

Convention on Climate Change Events
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COP26 KICK-OFF: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 10 A.M. PST, Register here COP26 WORSHIP SERVICE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 8 A.M. PST, Register here COP26 CLOSING EVENT: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 8 A.M. PST, Register here  UPDATE: The Episcopal Church’s Creation Care office has published a piece by Dr. Lisa Graumlich titled COP26 — What to watch for? What to pray for?.   Attend Virtual COP26 Public Events From October 31 through November 12, 2021, 120 political leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for … Read More

19th Annual Community Multi-Faith Summit
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2 P.M. Faith—Science—Sacred Activism. Hear from leaders of various faiths, including First Peoples, Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian, as they share how their faith tradition calls them to act on climate change. And then join in the discussion with panelists about actions communities can take together to be part of hopeful solutions. This online-only event is co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s. Register here, or contact Marjorie Ringness or Libby Carr if you have questions. View the PDF flyer here.

The Rubric: Fall 2021 Issue
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The new issue of The Rubric contains stories, reports, and reflection by, from, and about the community of Saint Mark’s during these extraordinary times. Read full-screen using the reader below, or download a full pdf here. Click the titles below to read individual stories. Contents of the Fall 2021 issue include: GREETINGS FROM THE DEAN Looking to the future with uncertainty and excitement ATTENDANCE SNAPSHOT online and in-person worship, by the numbers LITURGICAL LIVING: “EVEN AT THE GRAVE WE MAKE … Read More

A World-Premiere Commission for the O Antiphons Liturgy
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PLEASE NOTE: “O”Antiphons Liturgy requires pre-registration and requires proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test* (see details below). This service will be livestreamed. * Following King County guidelines, a negative COVID test must be a professionally-administered PCR test, with the test taken in the prior 72 hours. Rapid antigen test is not acceptable for admission.  Pre-register here. O Antiphons is a beloved annual liturgy of music and pageantry that marks the beginning of Advent —the season of longing, vigilance, and expectation … Read More

Linzi Stahlecker appointed as Curate in 2022
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A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, It is my delight to share the news that Bishop Rickel has appointed Linzi Stahlecker to serve a two-year curacy-in-training program at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Her first day will be January 16, 2022. She is a candidate for the priesthood in this diocese, having been raised up in the community of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lower Queen Anne. She is scheduled to be ordained a transitional deacon in December, and as a … Read More

Organ by Night
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This favorite late-night musical event has now returned: post-Compline organ music! The return of in-person Compline services also marks the return of another favorite late-night musical event: post-Compline organ music! These informal mini-concerts have introduced generations of Seattleites to the power and beauty of a real pipe organ. All are welcome to listen in the nave, or join the organist in the loft to see what playing an instrument of this size is really like. (The radio program The Organ … Read More

Treasures of the Cathedral: Everett DuPen
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Have you ever noticed the wood carvings located just as you enter Bloedel Hall from the west doors of the building? For the small prayer card included in this year’s stewardship mailing, the stewardship committee selected a detail from this work, depicting Jesus telling his disciples to cast their nets on the other side of their boat, as recounted in the Gospel of John, chapter 21. (Click the photo to enlarge.) The entire work, titled Christ the Good Shepherd, is … Read More

Get to Know the Service Corps!
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10 A.M., Bloedel Hall Join the 2021-2022 cohort of Seattle Service Corps in Bloedel for a Q&A and an opportunity to get to know them better. Now that they’re almost two months into their program year, learn about their impressions of Seattle, service, and life in intentional community. Meet Lindsay!! Lindsay will be spending her service year working for Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light 🌎🌍🌏: Hi there! My name is Lindsay Bell and I’m so excited … Read More

Connections: The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:10-10:50 A.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom Hosted by the Mideast Focus Ministry, Saint Mark’s welcomes John Lent, Executive Director of American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem, for a conversation about the work of AFEDJ in the West Bank and Gaza and an up-close assessment of the current situation in Israel-Palestine and the broader region. The Cathedral and Diocese have long been supporters of AFEDJ; currently Bishop Rickel serves as chair of the board, … Read More

Wisdom School 21/22 Opening Plenary: A Spirituality of Desire
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021, 6:45 P.M.–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom. Dean Thomason introduces the theme for The Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s 21/22 program year. Desire is often understood as existing in the realm of carnal experience, and is therefore to be denied or rejected. But mystics know a deeper truth—that desire is at the core of our spiritual awareness and informs all that we do and are, in response to God’s desire for us, … Read More

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