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Mothered by God: Divine Feminine and the Black Madonna
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Book Study with The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson In preparation for Dr. Cleveland’s workshop, The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson offered a two-part discussion about Cleveland’s book God is a Black Woman  on Wednesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 24. Free event, offered in person and online via Zoom. Complete video of Parts 1 & 2 are now available here. UPDATED WITH VIDEO A Saturday Workshop with Christena Cleveland, Ph.D. SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2023, 9 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel … Read More

Seattle Service Corps Celebration
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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 7–8:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave You’re invited! Please join Service Corps members past and present to celebrate the life of the Seattle Service Corps ministry at Saint Mark’s. It will be an evening of memories, photographs, stories and gratitude. There will also be a short liturgy to commemorate the closing of the program. We will have desserts and beverages to share. All are welcome! Please RSVP to Luke Abdow using the form found here. Questions? Reach out to … Read More

Neighborhood Eucharist 2023
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SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 4–5 P.M., at the home of Betsy Bell (RSVP for address) All are invited for a Neighborhood Eucharist in West Seattle at the home of Betsy Bell. This simple liturgy is family-friendly, meaningful, and brief—a great way to strengthen the connections among us as well as to God’s good earth. (Similar services were presented in various locations last summer,) RSVP to Canon Barrie and you’ll receive the address, parking instructions, and other information: wbarrie@saintmarks.org

Beekeeper Forum & Blessing of the Hives, 2023
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SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 10:10-10:50 A.M., meet in Bloedel Hall  Don’t miss this Sunday forum between the 9 and 11 a.m. services on June 4. All are invited to taste the honey made by the bees that live on the Saint Mark’s property, meet the beekeepers, learn about pollinators, and try a bee craft. At the conclusion of the forum, everyone will head outside, and The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker will bless the hives for the new season. See a video introduction … Read More

Behind the Scenes with the Mighty Flentrop and Your Favorite Hymns
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SUNDAY, JULY 16, 12:30–2 P.M., in the organ loft  Hosted by the 20s/30s Group; All are welcome Join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation in the nave. At 12:30 pm, we’ll head up to the organ loft where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of the instrument with opportunity for questions. At 1 p.m. we’ll join in … Read More

20s/30s Picnic and Yard Games
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TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 6–8 P.M., meet at Volunteer Park by the amphitheater   Gather for a picnic and games in the park. Bring a hearty side to share. Plates, napkins and utensils will be provided. We’ll have yard game options, but you are welcome to bring your favorite. Questions? Email Julia (julia7cooper@gmail.com).

Saint Mark’s at Pride Night of the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Storm
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UPDATE: The deadline to sign up for Pride Night with the Mariners and the Seattle Storm has passed, and neither event had a sufficient number of registrations for a group admission. If you have ideas for similar events in the future, or if you plan to attend either game as an individual, please contact ministry leaders Rose Hazard (for the Mariners) and Michael Seewer (for the Storm). Mariners: TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 6:40 P.M., T-Mobile Park (or meet at the cathedral … Read More

A Season for Gun Violence Prevention—May/June 2023
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Links: Episcopal Peace Fellowship homepage EPF’s list of links and resources EPF’s Call for A Season of Pentecost for Gun Violence Prevention Resources and ways to help shared with the cathedral community May 2022 Resources to Respond to Gun Violence from the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility Courageous Hope in the Wake of More Gun Violence, a sermon preached by Dean Thomason in May 2022 Another version of the same sermon published in The … Read More

Guest Preacher Preacher on May 21: The Rev. Canon Britt Olson
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SUNDAY, MAY 21, at all morning services Special “Friends Talking” Forum with Dean Thomason: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall We are delighted to welcome The Rev. Canon Britt Olson, vicar of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ballard, as guest preacher Sunday May 21 at all three morning services. She has guided the church replant and St. Luke’s redevelopment project which will soon include church space, retail, and affordable housing spanning the entire city block. She is recognized as a leader in … Read More

Pentecost Polar Plunge!
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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 7 A.M., meet at Madison Park Beach Let’s gather for an early morning dip in Lake Washington that promises to wake up the senses and have us feeling fully alive and ready to celebrate Pentecost! We’ll meet at the Bathhouse, at Madison Park Beach at 7 a.m., pray then plunge, then head over to Leffler House for a shared breakfast. We’ll be dried-off and well-fed in plenty of time for the 9 a.m. liturgy! Dip in whatever … Read More

Pentecost Ride/Run/Roll at Seward Park
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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 3-4:30 P.M., Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle Calling all bikers, scooters, walkers, rollerbladers, runners, unicycles and so forth to join in a Pentecost Sunday Ride/Run/Roll around Seward Park in Southeast Seattle. We will meet on the lawn near the Seward Park Playground at 3 p.m. From there, we will head around the Seward Park 2-mile paved and flat loop. The day ends with the traditional root beer floats! All ages and generations are encouraged to … Read More

Dr. Christena Cleveland and the Black Madonnas: The Pilgrimage of a Womanist Theologian
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF PARTS 1 & 2 TWO WEDNESDAYS, MAY 10 & 24, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson will lead a discussion of the book God Is a Black Woman by Dr. Christena Cleveland, as seen through the lens of pilgrimage. The book itself came out of her journey to see the Black Madonnas of France. In this series … Read More

A Rogation Day Liturgy, 2023
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person only in Bloedel Hall (and throughout the cathedral grounds). Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). Join Rev. Stahlecker, Canon Rosario-Cruz, and Canon Barrie as we celebrate and give thanks for the gifts of Creation with an outdoor liturgy for Rogation Day, an observance that dates to the 5th century. For 1,500 years, the weekdays preceding Ascension Day have been marked by outdoor prayers and thanksgiving for the fruitful … Read More

Palestine on the Edge: Where Do We Go From Here?
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom Hosted by Amnesty International: Campaign for Palestinian Human Rights [Pacific NW]; co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s Mideast Focus Ministry, The Bishop’s Committee for Justice & Peace in the Holy Land of the Diocese of Olympia, and Kairos Puget Sound Coalition Please join this Saturday afternoon conversation with Miko Peled, Israeli-American activist for justice and author of The General’s Son: Journal of an Israeli in … Read More

Youth Group Pizza, Hang-Out, and Body Prayer
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Youth Group Pizza, Hang-Out, and Body Prayer with Saint Mark’s Coolest Grandma Betsy Bell SUNDAY, MAY 7, 5:30–7 P.M., cathedral nave Betsy has probably hiked more mountain miles than you’ve walked in your life. She’s fantastic. After we fill you up with pizza, Betsy will lead us in Qi Gong practice and Body Prayer. Don’t know what that is? Good. Come try out a very different way to ground yourself in the Holy. Sign up here so we order enough … Read More

Transitions in COVID Precautions—May 2023
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A MESSAGE FROM DEAN THOMASON MAY 3, 2023 Dear Friends, As you likely know, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declared by the federal government in 2020 will be expiring on May 11. It has been a long, arduous journey, and we are keenly aware that more than 1.1 million Americans have died from the disease. Sensible precautions will remain in place—stay home if sick, consider testing and follow protocols for isolation, get vaccinated, etc. But the broad public health guidelines … Read More

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