In addition to the regular offerings, here are some exciting upcoming special events:

Eat! Play! Love! 2022: Water of Life

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THREE WEDNESDAYS: JUNE 22, JULY 27, and AUGUST 24, 5 P.M.–8 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and throughout the cathedral grounds. Registration requested. Fee: $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

UPDATE: On SUNDAY, JUNE 26, between the morning services at 10:10 a.m., participants in the June 22 gathering will share some of what was presented and created at the event. Meet on the front patio. (These reports will occur on the Sunday following all three evenings.)

First offered in the summer of 2019, Eat, Play Love (Not Your Average Bible Study) is an opportunity for all ages to share a meal, learn, explore, and have fun together at the cathedral. Now this offering returns for 2022!

Take a night off cooking and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our own Chef Marc Aubertin, then participate in a variety of creative and reflective activities, including the option to attend in-person Evening Prayer 6–6:30 p.m. The evenings end with a brief service of Compline in the Cathedral Nave.

This year, we will explore the theme "Water of Life" through three scripture stories (Creation, the Baptism of Christ, and The Woman at the Well) and respond to them creatively through activities such as music, art, and science. We'll also dive into justice-seeking as it relates to clean water and water access, both locally and globally.

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Monthly Neighborhood Eucharists

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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 4 P.M., at the Ermoian/Kelley residence in north Ballard

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 P.M., by Christopher Breunig in Clyde Hill, near Bellevue

SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4 P.M., by Laurel Petrik on First Hill


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 4 P.M., by Rachel & Russ Crosbie in West Seattle


Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. These are designed to be especially family-friendly, meaningful, and brief—a great way to strengthen the connections among us as well as to God's good earth.

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Saint Mark’s Returns to PrideFest

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M.–8 P.M.

Capitol Hill PrideFest is Back... and so is the Saint Mark's booth!

We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark's and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks looking for a spiritual connection.

To sign up, contact The Rev. Eliacín Rosario Cruz: erosario@saintmarks.org or Deacon Earl Grout: deaconeg@gmail.com

March in the Pride Parade!

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, meet downtown at 11 a.m. (exact location to be announced); registration required.

Join the Diocese of Olympia for the 2022 Seattle Pride Parade. Though many, we truly are one as we march for justice and dignity. By our actions we demonstrate that the Episcopal Church of Western Washington really does welcome everyone. Learn more and register here. Once you register, you will receive precise instructions about where to meet on Sunday, when the information is available. All marchers get a free tee shirt!


Update from the Salahi Family and Sahar School in Afghanistan

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UPDATE: Please note that this forum was not recorded.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only (not in person)

Join the Salahi family—Razia, Solaiman, Zobair, Rohanya and Harris—as they provide an update on their resettling in Seattle after having to flee their homeland of Afghanistan, leaving family members behind. From enrolling in school, to landing jobs, and passing driving tests, they have a remarkable story to tell. Ginna Brelsford will also be on hand to provide an update on Sahar School for Girls in Afghanistan. The photo below conveys the stark changes that have come in the wake of the Taliban’s return. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

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Climate Conversations

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FIRST TUESDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom

Looking for practical ways to reduce your impact on the environment? Saint Mark’s Creation Care Ministry is hosting Climate Conversations about everyday things in our lives. These monthly conversations will be held on environmentally-friendly Zoom on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule for the next few months.

JUNE 7: What you can do about Food (with Marc Aubertin & Richard Hartung) | UPDATE: The first Climate Conversation was not recorded, but the slides from the presentation may be seen here.

JULY 5: What you can do about Energy (with Richard Wesley & Richard Hartung)

AUGUST 2: What you can do about Water

SEPTEMBER 5: What you can do on the Carbon Tracker

OCTOBER 4: What you can do about Transportation



Register to participate using this link. You can be part of any or all of these conversations with the same Zoom link each month.

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 diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Ravished by Nature’s Beauty: Christian Mystics and the Longing for God

A two-part workshop led by theologian and best-selling author Belden C. Lane

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M.

Women’s Retreat: Desire and Holy Longing

Facilitated by Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

MAY 13–15, 2022, at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island

Men’s Retreat: In Returning and Rest We Shall Be Renewed

Facilitated by Dean Steve Thomason

FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NOON, JUNE 10–12, 2022, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center on beautiful Hood Canal

CAPSTONE: Following in Celtic Footsteps—A Pilgrimage to Iona and Ancient Missions of Britain

Led by The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason & Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

JULY 17–29, 2022