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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.

 

Radix 5: Spring 2021—New Groups Now Forming
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Update: a video of the opening plenary plenary is now available. OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 7 P.M. via Zoom.  New Radix Small Groups forming in April—All are welcome to register! The theme for this six-week series is Centering Women’s Voices, and draws on the inspiring stories of six women from Scripture as they speak their wisdom into our lives today. OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 7 P.M. via Zoom.  GROUPS MEET: STARTING THE WEEK OF APRIL26. Sign up using this … Read More

Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between Our Food, Faith and Climate
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UPDATE: a video of this event is now available here or below. Click here to download a pdf of resources and references related to this event., and here for a list of recipes shared by panelists.  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 7–8:30 p.m. (program) and 8:30–9 p.m. (optional after chat), via Zoom  How can our food choices reflect our deepest values and beliefs?  Join Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral for a virtual community discussion on food justice via Zoom. Sacred Ground will explore … Read More

Altar of Repose: Night Watch via Livestream
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As we did last for the first time last year, the Night Watch at the Altar of Repose will once again be offered via livestream. (There will be no in-person attendance.) This virtual Night Watch begins on the usual livestream page as soon as the Maundy Thursday liturgy concludes, and continues until sunrise on Good Friday. As Jesus asked his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?” all are invited to spend … Read More

Vaccination Navigators for Cathedral Community Members
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Many people in the Saint Mark’s community are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, and the improving availability of the vaccines offers hope that everyone who wishes to be vaccinated soon can be. Securing an appointment, however, can sometimes be complicated and frustrating. If you are eligible but are having difficulty with the sign-up process, parishioners Beatrix and Greg Hamm have offered to help folks navigate the system to get an appointment. If you would like to seek their help, please send an … Read More

REPORT: Sanctuary Event at Saint Mark’s
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On Wednesday, March 17, Saint Mark’s was the location for a gathering of faith communities, activists, family, and friends celebrating the reuniting of Jose Robles with his family after 20 months of detention at the Northwest Detention Center. Prior to entering detention, Jose lived for a year in Sanctuary in Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle. This gathering also marked Jaime Rubio’s upcoming two-year anniversary of being in sanctuary at Saint Mark’s, as he continues to work toward a legal … Read More

“Holy Week at Home” Packets for Families with Elementary Age Children
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Sign up today! Calling all families with elementary school children! Saint Mark’s faith formation leaders are preparing packets for you to observe Holy Week at home while staying connected to the broader community. We’ll drop off your packet between April 25 and 27, or will mail it to you if you are at a longer distance. We want to be sure to include all families with younger children—please send a note to Canon Jennifer with your name, address, and names of children at jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org. We’ll … Read More

A Message from Dean Thomason—Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans
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Dean Thomason sent an email message to the community on Thursday morning, March 18, regarding hate crimes against Asian Americans—not just in Georgia, but also in our own city, our own neighborhoods, and our own community. Dear friends, The news out of Atlanta over the last 36 hours has been a swirl of tragedy, horror, and a distressing series of comments by police that seek to point anywhere but to the fact that these murders were racially motivated. Sex addiction, … Read More

Seattle Service Corps Newsletter #1
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Check out the first newsletter created by the members of the Seattle Service Corps! In their words: In this newsletter, you will find stories, musings, and lessons gained from our experiences in Seattle, introductions to a few of our corps member’s service placements, as well as one of our favorite recipes we’ve made for our community meals. We hope you enjoy it! Click in the lower right of the reader below to read the report full-screen. Click here to download a … Read More

A Video Message from Dean Thomason: In-person Worship Resumes
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In this brief video Dean Thomason talks to us about the “how” and “why” of the good news that Saint Mark’s resumes in-person worship, beginning Sunday, March 21, 2021. Details are on our Reopening Planning page: saintmarks.org/reopening. UPDATE: Beginning Sunday, April 11, the procedure for distributing Holy Communion will be modified from what is described in this video (around the 5′ mark). Priests will place the bread directly into worshippers’ hands. You will still be asked to return to your seat before … Read More

Easter Memorials & Thanksgivings, 2021
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Help underwrite the beautiful flowers and music of Easter by making a special contribution in honor or memory of someone. Simply fill out the form below, and then make a gift in any amount using the method that is most convenient for you. (Information about payment can be found at the bottom of the form.) Names submitted by Palm Sunday—March 28, 2021—will be included in the service bulletins for Easter Day.

Postal Fellowship: Letter Exchange During Lent
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There is something about writing and receiving a handwritten note that can be central to our wellbeing in connecting with others. Join the 20s/30s Group for “Postal Fellowship” as an opportunity to pause, reflect, and connect with each other in handwritten correspondence during the weeks of March 22 and March 29. Share your letter writing, card decorating, stamp selection, envelope art or postcard style with another 20s/30s member. Suggested writing prompts will include themes of “Release” (Week 1) and “Renewal” … Read More

Personal Prayer Time in the Nave for Lent
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SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 4-6 P.M. MONDAY, MARCH 22, 6-7 P.M. PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 12:30-1:30 P.M. GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1-2 P.M.   Come to the cathedral nave for a moment of quiet, prayerful reflection during Lent. Several times have been set aside to welcome parishioners to the nave for socially-distanced individual prayer. There is no need to register. Come to the Hoerster Annex entrance (southwest corner of cathedral) where you will be greeted and asked to sign a health … Read More

Special Lenten Wednesday Evensong Service, Led by Choristers of the Choir School
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WEDNESDAYS IN LENT, BEGINNING FEBRUARY 24, 4:30 P.M., via Zoom During the season of Lent, the choristers of the Choir School will host a weekly Evensong service over Zoom on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome! Take a break in your week to be led in prayer by the voices of our cathedral choristers. (Daily Evening Prayer continues at 6:30 p.m. as usual.) Join using this Zoom link. Although these services are led by the choristers of the choir … Read More

The Stations of the Cross at Saint Mark’s
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The cathedral is blessed to be able to display the stunning sculptural interpretation of the traditional fourteen Stations of the Cross by artist Virginia Maksymowicz in the nave once again this year. This beautiful video of the “Way of the Cross” liturgy from the Book of Occasional Services was directed and edited by filmmaker and community member David Wild—it is available to used as an aid to prayer at any time. The leaflet for this service may be downloaded and … Read More

Prayer Banners for Lent
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What Lenten prayers are on your heart? We may be distanced from each other in these times, but we can share our prayers, a piece of ourselves, in community. All in the Saint Mark’s cathedral community are invited to contribute to a display of prayer banners around the labyrinth—a tangible and tactile expression of our prayers, both personal and communal. UPDATE: On Maundy Thursday all the banners will be gathered together, collectively blessed at the evening liturgy, and offered up … Read More

Choral Evensong on the Third Sunday in Lent
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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m. Saint Mark’s will offer Choral Evensong via live stream with the most singers permitted since the COVID lock down began in Seattle almost one year ago to the day. Twelve members of the Evensong Choir, fully masked anat least 9′ apart in all directions, will offer a chant-based setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Canadian composer, Healey Willan; and Johannes Brahms’ ravishing setting of Paul Flemming’s prayer, “Let nothing ever grieve thee” … Read More

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