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2021 St. Francis Day Outdoor Liturgy with Blessing of the Animals
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021, 4:30 P.M., on the outdoor labyrinth and front lawn On Saturday, October 2, Saint Mark’s will once again offer its beloved Saint Francis Day tradition. A few years ago this offering was moved from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon, and the outdoor celebration has a truly festive community atmosphere. Dogs, cats, bird, bunnies, ponies, chickens, and all creatures great and small are welcome! The event will again feature contributions from acclaimed Seattle musician James Falzone, and … Read More

Code Red For Humanity: Reflections on the IPCC Report 6th Assessment Report on Climate Change
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF THE EVENT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7 P.M. via Zoom The recent IPCC report shows that heating from humans has caused irreparable damage to Earth that could worsen in the years to come. Come learn about causes, potential impacts and response options while reflecting how we may find hope in our collective efforts for change. Saint Mark’s parishioner and American Geophysical Union president-elect Lisa Graumlich will lead us in making sense of these findings and explore how … Read More

Wendy Claire Barrie Called as New Canon for Intergenerational Ministries
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A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, It is my great delight to announce that Wendy Claire Barrie has accepted the call to serve as Canon for Intergenerational Ministries at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. She will begin her work November 1, 2021. Her visionary leadership and vast experience in lifelong spiritual formation and her passion for intergenerational ministry will complement the many gifts our formation team already brings into these areas, and as a lay person herself, she has a keen … Read More

20s/30s: Art and Jazz Event
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona Join an evening of Art & Jazz with other young adults from around the Diocese (7:30–9 p.m.). View art from local artists affiliated with Vibrant Palette Art Center and listen to jazz piano from Jeremy Bacon in the Chapel at Epiphany Parish, Seattle. Artwork will be available for purchase to support Vibrant Palette’s mission to empower artists with disabilities and build a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. Light refreshments … Read More

Sunday Stairway Walks for 20s/30s
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2 P.M.–5:15 P.M., pre-registration required (PREVIOUS WALKS OCCURRED ON JULY 11, AUGUST 8 & SEPTEMBER 26) Did you know that Seattle has 650 publicly accessible stairways? In the early 1900s, property developers in hilly Seattle would construct public stairways for convenience and to improve access to trolly lines. Now, these scenic passageways provide opportunities to discover off-the-path views through Seattle neighborhoods. Join with other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn about … Read More

Jim Pannell to leave his role as Director of Operations
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A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, Cathedral Director of Operations Jim Pannell has resigned to take a new role in San Francisco which he describes in some detail below. We are sad to see him leave, but we wish him well in his new ventures. He came to Seattle from San Francisco just two years ago, and the pandemic intervened just months after he arrived, but he pressed through with grace and good will, and we are grateful for … Read More

Meet your Cathedral Yoga Instructor!
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Wendy first came to Saint Mark’s in 1996, and has been involved in Cathedral Yoga since its very beginning in 2013. For those who think that yoga teachers are all super-flexible contortionists, it may be interesting to know that Wendy has both scoliosis and spinal stenosis. In 2020, after experiencing terrible pain, she went through serious back surgery— a laminectomy in the lumbar region. After a lot of healing she is now pain-free and practicing yoga as she has been for … Read More

20s/30s Pop-up “Questioning Together” and Compline
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:30 p.m. in Leffler House Where is God When Bad Things Happen? We’ll discuss this previously discussed question in the lens of a pandemic year in a special edition of Questioning Together. Join us for a BYO dinner and conversation at 7:30 p.m. (bring your own, drinks provided) followed by an hour of Questioning Together starting at 8 p.m. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) … Read More

Seattle Service Corps “Pantry Pounding” and Porch Reception
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 12 P.M., Leffler porch Join the Seattle Service Corps on the front porch of Leffler after the 11 a.m. service for conversation and refreshments hosted by the newly-arrived 2021–2022 cohort! All are invited to bring a “Pantry Pounding” gift to help provision the service corps for the coming year. The wish list items may be seen and signed up for here. Gifts that you can sign up for include kitchen staples like flour, sugar, and oil, but … Read More

Autumnal Poetry Reading, hosted by Creation Care
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Fall is upon us with leaves changing, crisper nights, and fruits for foraging. Drawing from a selection of autumnal poems, parishioner and English professor Doug Thorpe will guide us in a time of reading and reflection to discover creation themes and connections. View a PDF of the poetry read at the event here.                      

Choral Evensong in Celebration of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 4:30 P.M., in person and livestreamed Continuing the celebration of Creation launched with the Blessing of Animals on October 2, Saint Mark’s Cathedral commemorates the lives of Saints Clare and Francis of Assisi in Choral Evensong on the Eve of the Feast of Saint Francis. The intergenerational Evensong Choir will offer H. Walford Davies’ magical setting of Psalm 121, I lift up my eyes to the hills, John Rutter’s beloved setting of For the beauty of the … Read More

The Rev. Eliacín Rosario-Cruz called as Cathedral Canon
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A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, It is my great delight to share the exciting news that The Reverend Eliacín Rosario-Cruz has accepted the call to serve as Canon and Priest Associate at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Eliacín (pronounced “ay-lee-uh-SEEN”) is no stranger to Saint Mark’s, having served as Adult Faith Formation Associate here 2005–2008, and he was ordained a priest in the cathedral in 2015. Since ordination he has served St. Luke’s~San Lucas Episcopal Church in Vancouver, WA, and, … Read More

Forum in Response to the Afghanistan Crisis: Sahar—Education for Afghanistan Girls
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Updated with new participants Response to the Afghanistan Crisis: Sahar—Education for Afghanistan Girls WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021, 7— 8:30 P.M., via Zoom, registration required. The distressing reports out of Afghanistan in recent days are horrifying. Twenty years ago Sahar was launched in northern Afghanistan as an NGO serving girls. More than 250,000 girls have been educated in 18 schools in the region, and programs to reduce early marriage and build male allies took root. Saint Mark’s member Ginna Brelsford led this project until last … Read More

Pastoral Care Hotline Update: New Number
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The phone number for the Pastoral Care Emergency line has changed. Now, instead of a special number, those in need of urgent spiritual care can simply call the cathedral main phone number, and then request extension 100. A member of the clergy will answer, or call back as soon as possible. Outside of normal office hours, this information will be included in the outgoing voicemail message. 24/7 Pastoral Care Hotline: 206-323-0300 ext. 100 Examples of a pastoral care emergency might … Read More

Radix 6 Opening Plenary: Encounters with God in Times of Transition
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom  This fall, the theme for Radix 6, Encounters with God in Times of Transition, draws inspiration from selected scripture stories and accompanying artwork to invite reflection on current events and how we live and move and have our being in this time. All are welcome to the opening Plenary Presentation, whether or not you plan to participate in the small groups. Register to receive the Zoom link for the Plenary using this link. (This is different than … Read More

Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls
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UPDATE: Check out the Creation-themed liturgy shared at the event here, and some photos below:  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021,  2 –5:30 P.M. Let’s hike together! All ages are welcome on this 3 mile roundtrip hike to Twin Falls as we take time to connect, move and pray in nature after church. We’ll meet at the trailhead at 2 p.m. and finish by 5:30 p.m. Bring your water, snacks and appropriate gear – we recommend good hiking shoes, layers, sunscreen and … Read More

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