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Members of the cathedral community (wherever they may be) are encouraged to join the private Facebook group Saint Mark's Cathedral Community Life during the Closure. In this group members can connect and share in a more informal way. For those who do not use Facebook, content from the group will be posted on this page regularly.

 

Creation Care Interview: Dr. Lisa Graumlich
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Dr. Lisa Graumlich, in conversation with Seattle Service Corps member Kylee Krida Dr. Lisa Graumlich is an American paleoecologist who studies the interactions between the climate, ecosystems and humans. She studied Botany at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and earned a PhD in 1985 from Forest Resources at the University of Washington. She is the inaugural dean of College of the Environment at the University of Washington.

Hymn Sing! Hosted by Dean Thomason and Canon Kleinschmidt
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 4:30-5:30 P.M. Join in an old-fashioned Hymn Sing via new-fashioned Zoom. Hymn requests from any hymnal will be welcomed. (For this occasion, please do not request Advent or Christmas hymns; opportunities to sing those are coming soon!) The Zoom link for this event is found here. Use this form to request ONE favorite hymn. This is a first-come, first-served process; act fast!

YOUR Voice is Needed—O Come O Come Emmanuel
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UPDATE: The video had its premiere at the conclusion of the “O” Antiphons liturgy, and watching it was a meaningful and moving experience for many. Huge thanks to everyone who participated, including community members from across the country and around the world! The completed video can be seen below, or with the other recent offerings on the Virtual Choir Video Collection page. You—yes, YOU—are invited to be part of a video offering of “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” the closing … Read More

Meet the 2020–21 Seattle Service Corps!
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Check out this video by and about the current Seattle Service Corps! The seven women of the 2020–21 cohort extend pandemic-safe hospitality with a virtual tour of their home. Learn who is who, where they’re from, and where they serve. Produced, directed, and edited by Stephanie and Caroline.

Stewardship Reflection and Community Discussion
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Each Tuesday during Stewardship Season, October 4–November 8, a member of the Stewardship Ministry is posting a brief reflection and invitation to discussion in the Saint Mark’s Community Life closed Facebook group. If you do not use Facebook, here is the final reflection from November 3, posted by The Rev Canon Cristi Chapman, along with highlights of the subsequent discussion. Please add your thoughts in the comments below! My coffee table was anything but pristine this morning, featuring at least … Read More

Erik Donner receives the Ky Chen Service Award
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Each year at Diocesan Convention, the Bishop recognizes a church employee in the diocese with The Ky Chen Employee Excellence “No Problem” Award, named after the staff member at Diocesan House who ran the print shop for 25 years, and famously replied “No problem!” to any request. At this year’s (virtual) diocesan convention, held last weekend, the 2020 Ky Chen award was presented to Saint Mark’s Cathedral’s own Erik Donner. As is made clear in the award citation, printed below, Erik serves … Read More

Tent City 3 at Saint Mark’s: A Report from Summer 2020
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Click the image below to see a pdf of this report as it appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of The Rubric.  Links Homeless Ministries at Saint Mark’s Justice Ministries at Saint Mark’s The following report was published in the Fall 2020 issue of The Rubric. Ministry report by The Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman. Between 2001 and 2013, Tent City 3 (TC3), a movable community of people who have experienced homelessness, took up residence at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in … Read More

United for Good: An Interfaith Election Contemplative Prayer Vigil Co-Sponsored by Saint Mark’s
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Click on the flyer image below to enlarge. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020,  6:30 P.M., watch live here or on the Saint Mark’s livestream page This event is co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s, St. James Catholic Cathedral, Temple de Hirsch Sinai, First African Methodist Episcopal, and the Church Council of Greater Seattle Please join with Dean Thomason, virtually, as Saint Mark’s cosponsors this event with Temple DeHirsch Sinai, First AME Church, St. James Cathedral, and Church Council of Greater Seattle. Amidst the … Read More

Voting, Politics, and the Church: A Message from Dean Thomason
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Thursday, October 15, 2020 Dear friends, This Friday, October 16th, marks the opening day in this state for early voting in the November 3rd general election. As I consider my own ballot, I find myself prayerfully mindful of the right and privilege I have as a voting citizen in this nation. Not everyone is afforded the right, restrained either by law or by impediments of disenfranchisement or disinterest. I am especially mindful of our nation in these turbulent days and … Read More

Virtual Choir Anthem Collection
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Inspired by the success of the “O come, O come Emmanuel” video, the next virtual choir video will again be for the entire cathedral community—a rendition of “Jesus Christ is risen today” for Easter Sunday! Click the image above for all the details.   In the Stewardship video above, Heather and Peter briefly reflect on their history at Saint Mark’s, and then explain how the Saint Mark’s virtual choir offerings came about. Like many choral and instrumental ensemble around the … Read More

Stewardship Videos
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This year’s stewardship campaign will feature videos from a number of community members, including brief messages included in Sunday morning worship, and longer videos and reflections send out via email and shared on social media. Check back on this page—more videos will be added here as they are released in the coming weeks.

Noel House Ministry Update
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Links Homeless Ministries at Saint Mark’s Justice Ministries at Saint Mark’s Our Noel House guests have found a new home! The women who formerly slept on the floor of Bloedel Hall now have a permanent home in the Central area of Seattle. The building is a former day care center and is named the Bunny Wilburn Home, in honor of a woman who worked to establish an early childhood education facility in the space a few decades ago. Each woman … Read More

Stewardship Season Begins
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OCTOBER 4 (LAUNCH) THROUGH NOVEMBER 8 (INGATHERING) Join a community Facebook discussion: THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020, 5:30 P.M. in the Community Facebook Group (highlights will be posted later in the week on the Cathedral website) To the greater Seattle community, Saint Mark’s Cathedral provides a welcoming place to come in joyous times, times of sorrow, times to pray for peace, and as a beacon on the hill for justice. For many of us, both near and far, The Holy Box on the … Read More

The Radix Project Returns, Fall 2020!
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OPENING PLENARY VIDEO NOW AVAILBLE. GROUPS MEET: ONCE A WEEK FOR SIX WEEKS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 7 In January of 2020 the cathedral launched The Radix Project: Small Groups/Deep Roots. Over 150 people met together weekly for 6 weeks to study scripture, share stories, and pray for one another. Then, when the Cathedral closed in the Spring, 80 people met in small groups via Zoom to study the Resurrection narratives in the season of Easter. This fall, you are invited to … Read More

The Wisdom School 2020–21 Season Announcement
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See the complete 2020–21 Season Schedule here.  Earlier this week, an email was sent to the community announcing the upcoming season of The Wisdom School, now entering its fifth year. The complete schedule may now be seen at saintmarks.org/wisdom, and the full season brochure can be downloaded as a pdf. The earliest special event on the schedule is the annual Advent Quiet Morning at St Andrews on December 12, 2020 (update: Quiet Morning cancelled); the main programing of the season, organized under the … Read More

Special Parish Meeting – Exploring Potential Uses of the St. Nicholas Building
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UPDATE (October 2020): In late October, it was announced that Laura Ellen and Robert Muglia had made a gift of their share of the St. Nicholas property. This is the largest single gift in the history of Saint Mark’s Cathedral! Read about it here. FORUM: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7 P.M., via Zoom On September 2, Dean Thomason sent an email to the cathedral community announcing that the Vestry has recently engaged a development consultant to assist us in exploring potential … Read More

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