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CONSPIRE 2021 at Saint Mark’s
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UPDATE: Due to safety considerations around gathering in one space for eight hours at a time, the cathedral has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person gathering for CONSPIRE. All registrants will be invited to participate virtually. Please note that those who have registered through Saint Mark’s will not be able to experience the interactive elements of the weekends events. (Previous years’ CONSPIRE offerings have not had interactive elements.) For the full interactive experience, you will need to register … Read More

Night Prayer with the 20s & 30s Group
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NEW TIME! SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:30 P.M. The 20s & 30s at Saint Mark’s host prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, now at a new time: 7:30 p.m. The liturgy usually ends around 7:45. On the fourth Monday of the month only, participants are also invited to gather in person in Leffler Sun Room, in addition to the call-in option. Participants are welcome on these Mondays to participate … Read More

The Wisdom School 2021–22 Season Announcement.
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See the complete 2021–22 Season Schedule here.    The Wisdom School is now entering its sixth year. The complete schedule may now be seen at saintmarks.org/wisdom, and the full season brochure can be downloaded as a pdf. Highlights include: Opening Plenary: A Spirituality of Desire Facilitated by Dean Steve Thomason WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021, 6:45 P.M. Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal A Saturday gathering led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, the first black woman to be elected a … Read More

Updated Guidance on Masks—July 28, 2021
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UPDATE: Following the most recent directive from the Governor, once again masks are required for everyone while indoors, beginning Sunday, August 22. The announcement below is no longer accurate.  A Message from Dean Thomason July 28, 2021 Updated Guidance on Masks—”Recommended but Not Required” Dear friends, There is a saying in health care: “the only constant is change…” The pandemic has required much of us, but perhaps above all it has required us to be nimble and adaptive as the … Read More

Canon Walter Brownridge presents: From Prisoners of Pandemic to Prisoners of Hope
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From Prisoners of Pandemic to Prisoners of Hope: A Day of Reflection on Being Church in our Emerging Reality SATURDAY, JULY 24, 9:30 A.M.–12 P.M., in-person in Bloedel Hall or virtually via Zoom. Register here or below.  led by The Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge, Saint Mark’s Theologian-in-Residence “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”  —Desmond Tutu The past 16 months have been traumatic for many of us, and on so many levels. … Read More

Women’s Compline
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POST UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAYS, JULY 18 & 25, 9:30 P.M., broadcast/livestream only In the summer of 2019, the Office of Compline was chanted by an ensemble of women for the first time in the six-decade history of Compline at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. These beautifully-sung services were deeply moving to many. In the word of choir director Rebekah Gilmore, “We have many decades—generations worth of women who have wanted to sing Compline at Saint Mark’s.” And so the decision was made … Read More

Compline Reopens to the Public August 22
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UPDATE 8/19/21: Masks will be required for everyone while inside the cathedral building until further notice. The Compline Choir and Saint Mark’s Cathedral are overjoyed to announce that in-person attendance at the Office of Compline will resume on August 22, 2021.  There will be no preregistration or screening required. Unvaccinated attendees will be requested to wear masks, Masks will be required for everyone and a “distanced section” will allow those who wish to remain distanced from others to do so. … Read More

Mutual Ministry Goals Community Meetings
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An Invitation from Dean Thomason Dear friends, Come create our new way forward! Earlier this year the Vestry forged a key document—our Mutual Ministry Goals—which are designed to inform and guide our work as a community. These three goals center upon the work of justice, creation care, and intergenerational ministry as we plot a course of lifelong spiritual formation for every person in this cathedral community. They are intended to touch every aspect of our common life. So important are … Read More

New Podcast Series: Cathedral Conversations about Race
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Saint Mark’s is proud to present a special podcast offering co-produced by Michael Perera and Cara Peterson, Cathedral Conversations About Race. In it, Michael and Cara talk with each other and other non-white Saint Mark’s parishioners about their experiences navigating a majority-white world, at the Cathedral and beyond. The first episode will be released on Sunday, June 20, and episodes will be released every two weeks. In the first episode, released Friday, July 16, Michael and Cara themselves will discuss … Read More

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

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