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The Inquirers’ Class Returns for Spring 2022
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SIX SUNDAY MEETINGS, 12:30–2 P.M., BEGINNING MARCH 6, 2022, AND CONTINUING THROUGH PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022  IN-PERSON IN BLOEDEL HALL OR ONLINE VIA ZOOM, registration required No matter where you are on your journey, consider attending this two-class series, facilitated by clergy, where we will explore together the basics of the Christian faith through the Episcopal lens. Whether you are new to Saint Mark’s, or just interested in sharing and learning, you are welcome. The current series will meet at 12:30 p.m. on: … Read More

Sledding & Snowballs & Snow Angels
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2:30–4:30 P.M. Middle School and High School youth (and families) are invited to a sledding, snowball fight, snow angel extravaganza up in the mountains after church at the end of the month. When: Sunday, January 30th, 2:30PM-4:30PM (We will meet at the Easton Reload Parking area). Where: Easton Reload Sno-Park *subject to change based on conditions so RSVP! About 75-90min from Seattle RSVP here (Even a “maybe” is helpful so we can communicate changing plans as needed with weather/Covid) How to get there: At this … Read More

Following the Magi: Exploring and Celebrating Dimensions of Culture
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO TWO WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 19 AND 26, BOTH 6:45-8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom The season of Epiphany is a time of unveiling, light, and revelation. On Wednesdays, January 19 & 26, we will gather in the spirit of the Magi following the bright star, exploring and celebrating 9 dimensions of culture. The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will facilitate our conversation. On Wednesday, January 19, we will explore the following dimensions of culture: Power Distance Uncertainty … Read More

The Radix Project Returns, January 2022
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 6:30–8 P.M. via Zoom (Note: this link is for the presentation only. Groups will each have their own Zoom link, issued separately.) GROUPS MEET: STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 24. The seventh series in The Radix Project is titled Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and 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. … Read More

20s/30s Bagel Bar in Leffler House
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 12:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room 20s/30s are invited to join together for a light bite and conversation following the 11 a.m. service with a bagel bar at Leffler House. We’ll have an assortment of bagels, cream cheeses, and spreads with gluten free and vegan options. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

Choral Evensong on the Ninth Evening of Christmas
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 4:30 P.M. On the eve of the first full work week of 2022, come raise your voice with the Evensong Choir in gentle prayers and songs of Christmastide. The choir will offer canticles by Healey Willan, and all will join in hymns, including Once in royal David’s city. The anthem will be the moving Appalachian carol I Wonder as I Wander, as arranged by British composer Richard Shephard, who died earlier this year.

New Year’s Eve at Saint Mark’s CANCELED
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UPDATE: Due to predicted freezing temperatures and precipitation, as well as increasing COVID infections, the NYE labyrinth event and midnight Eucharist have been CANCELED for this year.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 Since 1999, Seattle most peaceful New Year’s tradition. LABYRINTH WALK FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 6 P.M. to MIDNIGHT. Midnight Eucharist at the center of the labyrinth, observing the Feast of the Holy Name. Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test must be presented at the door for admission. For over … Read More

Twelfth Night Bonfire and Burning of the Greens
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022, 6:30 P.M. – 8 P.M. In our tradition, the celebration of the Feast of Christmas lasts twelve days, beginning December 25 and ending on January 5 (that is, the day before the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6). The evening of the last day of Christmas is known as “Twelfth Night,” and is an opportunity for festivity and reflection. Come together in the cathedral nave on January 5 for a brief rite to bid farewell to Christmastide … Read More

Winter Solstice Poetry Reading with Creation Care
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UPDATED WITH POEMS AND SLIDES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall Winter solstice brings the first day of winter and a return of more sunlight. Drawing from a selection of poems connected to light, parishioner and English professor Doug Thorpe will guide us in a time of reading and reflection to discover creation themes. A slideshow of light-inspired photos from Saint Mark’s parishioners will also be shared. Download the poems from the event here (pdf). Download the slides from … Read More

Sanctuary Update, December 2021
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLEY: MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 12 P.M. Today we were able to share the good news that Jaime’s case has been reopened, which means he will have his day in court to consider whether he might be granted a path to remain in this country with his family. This is a step toward a just outcome, and while the legal proceedings will unfold over the next several months, and may take more than a year, this … Read More

Sunday Forum: Sabbatical Reflections with Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or watch live below Canon Daugherty returns from her three-month sabbatical on December 1 and is looking forward to sharing her experiences and learning with the Saint Mark’s community. Join her on December 12 for the Sunday Forum, in which she will talk about her Celtic pilgrimage to Ireland, Iona, and the Isle of Skye, as well as time spent in other holy places in the United States. Sabbatical time … Read More

A Conversation about Intersectionality by Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021, 6:45 P.M.–8:15 P.M, Bloedel Hall and via Zoom “We will work to adopt an intersectional approach in all aspects of our common life, remembering that all forms of oppression are connected. We look to educate ourselves, and share with others, the many places where our privilege blinds us from being compassionate to others.” —from Saint Mark’s Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action “Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power … Read More

The COP26 Experience: Heathy Skepticism and Abiding Faith—A Forum with Dr Lisa Graumlich
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO AND MATERIALS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6:45–8:15 P.M, online only via Zoom For two weeks in November many of us sat on edge of chairs following updates from the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26), more commonly known as simply the climate summit. As it ended, many felt disappointed that our high hopes for an ambitious global plan of action were not fully realized. What happened? Where do we go from here? Please join us for a discussion … Read More

Christmas Memorials & Thanksgivings
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DONATIONS RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 12 WILL BE PRINTED IN THE CHRISTMAS BULLETINS. Help underwrite the beautiful flowers and special music of the season by making a special contri­bution in honor or memory of someone. You can make your gift online at saintmarks.org/give, or fill out the form inserted in your bulletin today and make your gift by check. Return the form with your check in the offering plate, to the cathedral office, or by mail (instructions may be found on the form.) … Read More

The 2021 Giving Tree
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GIVING UPDATE: From online donations to the Giving Tree for Casa Latina and Lowell Elementary,  $5,180 was raised to purchase Target gift cards in $50 or $25 increments. In combination with gift tags that were purchased directly by parishioners, we reached the requests of 100 gift cards for Casa Latina and 75 gift cards for Lowell Elementary. Additionally, Mary’s Place received about 100 gifts from Saint Mark’s parishioners.   Once again, Saint Mark’s is sharing Christmas joy with families from Casa … Read More

Blue Christmas Liturgy
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7 P.M. We are told that this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for many who are experiencing or have experienced loss, grief, or hardship, the festive season can in fact be particularly painful and alienating. Saint Mark’s has a long-standing tradition of holding space for prayerful care and companionship for those who find the holiday season a painful or difficult time. The “Blue Christmas” liturgy is a special service of Holy Eucharist in Thomsen … Read More

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