UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS


Even though the cathedral building is closed at this time, the community of Saint Mark's is vibrant and active. In addition to the regular offerings (including livestreamed liturgies, online prayer services, and children's offerings), here are some exciting upcoming special events:

Parish Annual Meeting and Elections, 2021

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Annual Parish Meeting to take different shape this year due to the pandemic

TWO SUNDAYS, JANUARY 24 & 31, 2021, via Zoom

Please note the changes made to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting which has been adapted given the cathedral’s closure and the need to conduct our business virtually. All sessions of the Annual Meeting will take place via Zoom.

See the candidates for Vestry and for Diocesan Convention Delegate here.

If you have any questions, please contact Dean Thomason or Erik Donner.

PLEASE NOTE: Voting will take place via a special web link sent out during the meeting on January 31. If you cannot use Zoom, or if you plan to join the meeting over the phone, or have limited internet access, or if you have any other concerns, you may phone Erik Donner in the cathedral office at 206.323.0300 x217. Erik will record your vote anonymously and keep your vote strictly confidential. You must call between Monday, January 25 at 9 a.m. and Friday, January 29 at 4 p.m. to be counted.

Overview (see more detailed agenda below)

SESSION 1: SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021, 9:45-10:30 A.M. Join using this Zoom link.
Call to Order, Election Rules (adapted), Report of the Nominating Committee, Nominations from the Floor, then Recess until January 31 at 9:30 a.m.

At the regular coffee hour following the 11 a.m. service in January 24, candidates for Vestry will be present for an information meet-and-greet.

SESSION 2: SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021, 9:45-10:30 A.M. Join using this Zoom link.
Call to Order, Elections, Reports, then Recess for Worship via Livestream

Dean Thomason's sermon during the service on January 31 will serve as the Dean's Report to the Parish.

SESSION 3: SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021, 11:45-12:30 p.m. Join using this Zoom link.
Awards and Recognitions by Dean Thomason, Closing Prayer, Adjourn

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The Radix Project 4: Winter 2021

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OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 7 P.M.

GROUPS MEET: STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 31. Sign up using this link. 

In January of 2020 the cathedral launched The Radix Project: Small Groups/Deep Roots. More than 150 people in 18 small groups met weekly for six weeks to share their stories, reflect on Holy Scripture and sacred art, and pray for one another with intention. This offering lent itself perfectly to the transition to an online-only offering when the pandemic happened, and two further series were offered with groups meeting virtually in the Spring and the Fall of 2020. The next iteration begins in late January 2021. This season you are invited to a fourth series, centered around the scripture narratives heard each year at the Easter Vigil liturgy. New groups are formed for each series, and you are encouraged to sign up whether or not you have participated in the past.

More information is available on the Radix Project webpage, where material from previous iterations of the Radix Project are now posted, and where materials for the upcoming series will be posted as they become available.

OPENING PLENARY

What is God Up To in All “This”?

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020, 7 P.M. (note evening time!), via Zoom

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The Doctrine of Discovery: The Episcopal Church, Indigenous Peoples, and the Necessity of Decolonizing Christianity

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom

A Presentation and Discussion with The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton

The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton

Saint Mark’s welcomes The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton, who is Shackan First Nation, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett, and Coordinator of Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color. The Doctrine of Discovery historically informed the legal premise for justifying the forces of colonialism, including the enslavement of African and Asian peoples as well as the oppression and genocide of indigenous peoples. Rev. Taber-Hamilton will share the historical development of the Doctrine of Discovery, the historical role of the Church, and real-world contemporary examples of its continuing impact. The Doctrine of Discovery remains embedded in the legal policies of the U.S. and colonized nations throughout the world, policies that maintain the theological, political, and legal justification for continued neo-colonialism, including the seizure of land, genocide, oppression, and racism. The Episcopal Church National Convention in 2009 formally renounced the doctrine and urged dioceses’ reflection and action. Come learn how allies can help deconstruct the effects of the Doctrine of Discovery as a social force in our Church, in our nation, and in our world.

Register to attend here.

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Illuminated Examen: A Virtual Retreat for Spirited Women

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 12:45–3 p.m.

Illuminated Examen: A Virtual Retreat for Spirited Women

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the Spirited Women are having another (virtual) gathering—Sunday, February 7 from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. (virtually). The focus is the spiritual practice of the Examen, a way of prayerful reflection from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. We will be led by Lorelei Amato, cathedral clergy, and others in exploring a contemplative way of doing Examen by “illuminating” our written reflections through art.  Art skills are not required—you will be provided a template for ideas/designs. Registration and a fee of $11 are required, to cover a packet of materials that will be mailed to you before the event. Register by January 20 using this registration link. Contact Mary Segall (mesegall@icloud.com) or Canon Nancy Ross  (nross@saintmarks.org) with any questions or to receive a scholarship.

Saint Mark’s Music Series 2020–21 Season Announcement

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The 2020–21 Saint Mark's Music contains a variety of offerings, from beloved annual traditions to encounters with the unfamiliar. You can read the series announcement email here. This year, all the event on the Music Series will be livestreamed and viewable for free.

 

Details of the complete series may be found on the Music Series page here. 

 


Highlight include:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

Flentrop Organ Concert with Canon Kleinschmidt
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

Native American Flute Songs with Gary Stroutsos
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021, 7:30 P.M.

Fritts Organ Concert with John Stuntebeck
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021, 7:30 P.M

Concert à 3: with Jillon Dupree, Rebekah Gilmore, & Page Smith
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PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021, 4:30 P.M.

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time
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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021, 7:30 P.M.

All-Bach on the Flentrop Organ with Alex Weimann


Check out the Music Series page to learn more!