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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.

 

Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies President issue statement on Indigenous boarding schools
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The Episcopal Church and Indigenous Residential Schools In the 19th and 20th centuries, Indigenous children across North America were stolen from their families and forced into institutions whose explicit goal was the complete eradication of Native culture, language, and identity—that is, cultural genocide. The Episcopal Church has been complicit in the creation and operation of some of these institutions. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings have released this statement on this shameful … Read More

Choir Camp Evensong
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WEDENSDAY, JULY 14, 4:30 P.M., via Zoom Join the choristers for a Choir Camp Evensong over Zoom! The Saint Mark’s Choir School’s Quarantine Quire Camp for senior choristers is happening July 11–14! On Wednesday, July 14, at 4:30 p.m., the participants will be leading a Zoom Evensong service. These talented young people will lead our prayer as officiants and cantors. Join using this Zoom link.

Mid-summer Family Ride/Run/Roll around Greenlake
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SUNDAY, JULY 18, 3:30–5 P.M. Grab your bikes, rollerblades, or walking shoes and do the 2.7-mile loop around Greenlake with other cathedral families. Parents must accompany their children or have a designated adult chaperone. Social distancing will be observed. Parking isn’t awesome on a beautiful summer Sunday but in addition to the on-site parking lot, free Sunday street parking in available in the area.   3:30 P.M. Gather at the outdoor stage area, east side of the Greenlake Community Center. Address: 7201 … Read More

Thursday Morning Eucharist Returns to Thomsen Chapel
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The Thursday 7 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel, followed by a community breakfast, has been attended by a faithful congregation for many years. Early in the pandemic, this service transitioned to an online service of Morning Prayer via Zoom. Having continually provided an opportunity for worship and fellowship during the long months of isolation, it is now time to return to Thomsen Chapel… but with a new schedule. Beginning Thursday, July 15, an in-person service of Holy … Read More

The Rubric: Spring 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 Spring 2021 issue include: VACCINES & MUSIC: A HEALTHY AND UPLIFTING COMBINATION A COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the cathedral nave  IS THE PANDEMIC PROMPTING NEW CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOLY COMMUNION? Dean Thomason on the … Read More

Saint Mark’s Seeks Candidates for Two New Positions
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UPDATE: These positions are now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. The Cathedral is now accepting applications for two new positions a Canon for Intergenerational Ministries (full time) and a Program Coordinator for Intergeneration Ministries (part time). Following on from the Mutual Ministry Goals recently adopted by the Vestry, these two positions will have responsibility for a comprehensive program for the formation of disciples of all ages, including intergenerational experiences of worship, formation, fellowship, and justice work. See the complete job … Read More

Cathedral Worship UPDATE, June 28, 2021
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UPDATE: Beginning August 22, 2021, masks are again required for everyone while inside the cathedral building.  WELCOME HOME, EVERYONE! STARTING JULY 4, 2021 JOIN SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP WITHOUT PRE-REGISTRATION Check out this brief (4-minute) video to hear Dean Steve explain these long-awaited changes: Many of the restrictions on in-person worship at Saint Mark’s have been lifted! Pre-registration, screening upon arrival, and limits on number of worshippers is ending. Fully vaccinated worshippers may discontinue masks and distancing indoors, if you wish … Read More

A Creation Care Reflection by Doug Thorpe
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by Doug Thorpe June 21, 2021 In late May, an article in The  New York Review of Books tells me that “a national poll showed that 28 percent of Republicans agreed that ‘things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country.”  And what’s driving this fear and anger?  According to political scientist Robert A. Pape, the answer is “fear of the Great Replacement”—meaning, of course, that “minorities … Read More

DEEPER DIVE: A New Series, Third Sunday of the Month
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DEEPER DIVE A New Saint Mark’s program exploring the Church, faith, and spirituality THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH VIA ZOOM: APRIL 18, MAY 16, JUNE 20, 12:30–2 P.M. Mark your calendars and join Cathedral clergy via Zoom for a DEEPER DIVE into the ways the Episcopal Church worships, the way we practice and grow in faith, and the ways we experience and evolve in Spirit – with time for learning, questions, and discussion together JUNE 20: Who Do You Say … Read More

Dedication of the Cathedral’s new Electric Vehicle Charging Station
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SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 10:15 A.M. Gather on the upper south parking lot and around the Peace Pole as we dedicate the new EV Charging Station in memory of long-time member Jim Mulligan, who was a pioneer in creation care and environmental justice efforts. The brief ceremony of about ten minutes falls between the two Eucharists that morning. Here is an article from the Most recent issue of The Rubric about this wonderful gift to the community: “Building a Charge: The … Read More

“Is EfM for Me?”—An Introduction to Education for Ministry
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UPDATE: View video of this event below WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 7 P.M., via Zoom If you have attended Saint Mark’s for some time, you have probably heard about Education for Ministry many times—especially this time of year when registration for the upcoming session is open. If you are new to Saint Mark’s, you might be hearing about EfM for the first time. But what it is really like to participate in an EfM class? What sort of work is required? … Read More

An Introduction to Saint Mark’s Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action
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On May 25, 2021, the cathedral Vestry unanimously adopted a Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action, a revised and expanded statement of principals for this community. This document has been in the works for many months, and builds on the cathedral’s 2016 Statement, titled Renewing Our Covenant—which for many years has been posted on the church’s front doors—and A Covenant to Root Out Racism, created in Diocese of Missouri and adopted by the Diocese of Olympia at the 2020 … Read More

The Pentecost Evangelist Banner
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In the season after Pentecost each year, a stunning quilted banner is displayed on the reredos. First displayed at Saint Mark’s in 2017, this striking banner depicts the symbols of the four evangelists (the Four Living Creatures from the book of Ezekiel). It was made in the 1980s by Northwest textile artist and sculptor Margaret Hays. Margaret Hays was born into a  family of women artists in 1931. She received her MFA in 1975 from the University of Washington. Her … Read More

Dean’s Message on Land Acknowledgment
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Dean Thomason sent the following message to the community regarding the creation and intention behind the cathedral’s Land Acknowledgment. Much more information can be found at Saint Mark’s Land Acknowledgment page. A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, You may have noticed in recent months more occasions when we have begun our worship or meetings with a Land Acknowledgment: Saint Mark’s Cathedral acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, who … Read More

Seattle Service Corps Year-End Conversation
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 7 P.M., via Zoom Join this year’s SSC cohort for an evening of conversation and Q&A to learn more about their service year experience, learnings, impressions of Seattle in a pandemic, and what they’re doing next. Please pre-register using this Zoom link. Blessing and Sending SUNDAY, JUNE 27, during the 11 A.M. service The seven women of this year’s SSC cohort—Caroline, Kylee, Taylor, Amanda, April, Grace, and Stephanie—will mark the conclusion of their service year with a … Read More

Tent City Returns to Campus
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Share / Wheel’s Tent City 3 was last located on the cathedral campus during the summer of 2020. On June 15, Tent City will return to the cathedral campus to house up to 100 homeless men and women. The portable, self-managed Tent Cities are democratically organized. They operate with a strict Code of Conduct which requires sobriety, nonviolence, cooperation and participation. Saint Mark’s parishioners are encouraged to provide support to residents through a variety of ways. Stay tuned for more … Read More

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