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“Is Christianity Worth Saving?” A One-Day Interactive Event with Brian McLaren
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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023, 9:30 A.M.–4 P.M., in cathedral nave; registration required Cost: Regular, $39 | “Bring a Friend,” $69 | “Team” (up to five people), $139. Join renowned leader Brian McLaren for a dynamic interactive event exploring the future of Christian faith in the 21st century. Is Christianity Worth Saving? is a six-and-a-half hour interactive experience featuring author Brian McLaren. Throughout the three-part event McLaren will be joined by a circle of Seattle-area practitioners, experts, advocates, critics, and audience members … Read More

Gareth Higgins: How Not to Be Afraid
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See a the book trailer and a preview of the reading in the brief videos below: UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 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). Join us for an evening of storytelling and conversation with Irish writer Gareth Higgins, author of How Not to Be Afraid.  Brian McLaren says Gareth’s new book How Not to be Afraid is “a beautiful book,” Kathleen Norris says it’s … Read More

20s/30s Questioning Together: Theodicy and Suffering
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UPDATED SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7:30–9 p.m., Leffler House How do we justify God when there is so much suffering in the world? Come explore these themes at the beginning of Lent with Curate Linzi Stahlecker and 20s/30s member Fraser Reach as we consider transformation and the journey of deeper union with God. Dessert and light snacks provided. Questions? Email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com UPDATE: “Notes and Quotes” from this discussion can be downloaded here.  See images from the presentation below (click to … Read More

New Ministry Launch: Queer in Chirst
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall Queer in Christ, a new ministry forming at Saint Mark’s, welcomes all whether you identify as part of the queer community, you are an ally, or you just want to find out more. We gather together in fellow-ship and friendship while learning more about being queer in the church. Join us on Sunday, February 19 for a forum in Bloedel Hall between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services to … Read More

Concert for the Human Family
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SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 7:30 P.M., cathedral nave. Reserve tickets here ($20–35). Co-sponsored by Abbey Arts, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, and the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. “What movement could begin, what conversation could take the stage, if everything else got out of the way? This Concert for the Human Family event is an inspiring collaborative between award-winning musicians and church leaders who believe in the power of music and storytelling to foster Beloved Community. Experience genre-bending original music that … Read More

Queer Theology Workshop with Hugo Alas
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023, 9-11 A.M., online via Zoom In this workshop, we will understand what queer theology is, analyze the relationship between theology, sexuality, gender and sexual orientation, and critique the assumptions institutional religions have about gender and sexuality.” En este taller, buscamos comprender qué es la teología queer, analizar la relación entre teología, sexualidad, género y orientación sexual, y criticar los presupuestos de las religiones institucionales sobre el género y la sexualidad. UPDATE: A complete … Read More

Notice that the Second Restated Bylaws were adopted on February 5, 2023
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In 2022, the Washington legislature revised the Non-Profit Corporations Act (RCW 24.03A) which applies to St. Mark’s. The Vestry undertook to revise the St. Mark’s Bylaws to comply with the new statute. The most significant revisions relate to rights of transparency and participation by members in a non-profit. While The Vestry usually votes on any Bylaws revisions, because the revisions under the new statute impact member rights they were voted on by Parish Communicants in Good Standing at the Annual … Read More

2022 Annual Report
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Distributed at the 2023 Annual Meeting. Click in the lower right of the reader below to read the report full-screen. Or click here to download a pdf if you prefer.

2023 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper with Closing of the Doors
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6–7:15 P.M., in the cathedral nave. Suggested donation: $6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family. Please join us on Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a. Mardi Gras), February 21, in the cathedral nave, to end the season after Epiphany in the traditional way—by gathering in community, eating pancakes, and having fun! There will be live music, crafts, and games. Chef Marc Aubertin and the youth will be preparing our meal, and the members of the Seattle Service Corps will be decorating … Read More

2023 Women’s Retreat
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UPDATE: The 2023 Women’s Retreat is already at capacity. Email Canon Daugherty to join a waiting list. (No deposit is required for the waitlist.) FRIDAY–SUNDAY, APRIL 21–23, 2023, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center, Union, WA Registration is now open for this year’s Women’s Retreat! The theme for our time together will be: Our Lives as Sacred Stories. This two-night retreat will take place at St. Andrew’s House, a lodge-like setting, with warm and comfortable accommodations, on the beautiful Hood … Read More

Annual Parish Meeting 2023
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UPDATED SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 12:30–2 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. The following were distributed at the meeting: 2023 Meeting Agenda Proposed revisions to bylaws Last year’s Annual Meeting minutes Vestry Candidate statements 2022 Annual Report The slate of candidates for diocesan convention delegate and the bylaws revision were approved by acclamation. The new Vestry members elected were: Greg Hamm, Peter Snyder, Doug Thorpe, and Alexandra Thompson The Dean appointed Scott Hulet as Senior Warden. Pro … Read More

The Hero’s Journey and the Liturgy
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., presenter on Zoom. Optional community dinner in Bloedel Hall at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). Led by Jeremy Crawford In fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons, groups of players weave a story together about a fellowship of heroes. Those heroes vanquish horrors, experience unspeakable wonders, and transform the world. We’ll explore what we can learn from such group storytelling and how it relates to the story we immerse ourselves in … Read More

A Not-So-Quiet Day
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UPDATED WITH NEW DETAILS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 9:30 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person only, in the cathedral nave and outdoors. Registration requested. Facilitated by Wendy Claire Barrie, Cathedral Canon for Intergenerational Ministries This offering for children, youth, and adults is an intentionally intergenerational exploration of embodied spiritual practices. The doors will open at 9 a.m., and we’ll begin at 9:30 a.m. with prayer, song, and an introduction to the day’s activities. Feel free to come and go as you desire; we’ll … Read More

A Sunday Forum with Casa Latina
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 10:10 A.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom Saint Mark’s welcomes back Casa Latina! Come and hear the inspiring personal stories of challenges, transformation, and their work in affirming rights for Latinx workers. Saint Mark’s is so grateful to be in relationship with Casa Latina, and to hear first-hand how our Latinx neighbors are making a difference in the community. Join in person OR participate online.

Dean’s Message on Police Violence and Our Response, January 28, 2023
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Read Saint Mark’s Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action. Read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Statement on the Death of Tyre Nichols. A Message from Dean Thomason Police Violence in Memphis and Our Response Dear friends, “On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and … Read More

Instructed Eucharist at 9 a.m., January 29, 2023
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, at the 9 a.m. liturgy only Saint Mark’s will have another Instructed Eucharist on Sunday, January 29 as part of the 9 a.m. liturgy that day. This service will include additional explanation, both printed in the bulletin and spoken aloud, about why elements of the liturgy are the way they are, where they come from, and what they mean. Community members of all ages and all levels of familiarity with the Episcopal tradition will learn something new … Read More

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