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We're glad you're here!

Welcome to our virtual home during the COVID-19 Cathedral Closure!  Whether you have attended Saint Mark's in person before or are joining us now for the first time, we're glad you're here.

Parenting during a pandemic is full of unexpected joys and struggles. The days are full, our kids' feelings are big, and our roles as parent and professional, educator and coach, partner and friend are now blended together in messy, unexpected ways.  We believe there is beauty and promise emerging in the midst of the mess. That belief is rooted in the life of Jesus, who blended humanity and divinity together in his own life, death, and resurrection.

Our Christian faith proclaims God is in the midst of messes, and marks each moment of our daily work and play as holy.  Below, you'll find some ways we are banding together at Saint Mark's to remember and reflect God's love in our daily lives at home. Engage in the ways that best support you and your children, and know that we are praying for you!

For more information about Children & Family ministries and programming, please contact The Rev Canon Jennifer King Daugherty, jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org.

 

Weekly Offerings

Sunday school classes are currently on summer break. 

 

GODLY PLAY

9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings via zoom

Children in preschool- 2nd grade tell bible stories with objects from home, make art together, and share their prayers and praises. Led by Alicia Goodwin.

To get on the weekly preparation email list  and receive the zoom link, contact Alicia.

 

PRACTICING OUR FAITH: EXPLORING SAINTS AND SACRAMENTS

10 a.m. on Sunday Mornings via zoom

Children in 3rd–5th grades study scripture together and make connections to our life in quarantine, plan projects for the community, and more! Led by Kristen Kelly and Sonjia Gavin.

To get on the weekly preparation email list and receive the zoom link, contact Kristen.

 

SPECIAL WEDNESDAY LENTEN EVENSONG VIA ZOOM

4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lent: February 24,–March 24

During the season of Lent, the choristers of the Choir School will host a weekly Evensong service for the whole congregation over Zoom on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Join using this Zoom link.


Monthly CFM Newsletter

Each month the CFM team shares short, simple ways to connect faith with everyday life at home.  Sign up to receive the newsletter here (just be sure to check the "Children and Families" box), or view a recent example here.


Monthly Encouragement for Parents

Gathering and Growing through a Quarantine

So much has changed so quickly! As parents and caregivers, we are continually adapting to these unusual times. Many of us report that juggling competing responsibilities and dealing with ongoing change is trying and overwhelming. It can also reveal a capacity for resilience we didn't know we had. Join cathedral staff and fellow parents for connection and reflection each month.  Contact the Rev. Canon Nancy Ross at nross@saintmarks.org.


 

Video Resources for Children & Parents

These videos were made with love by Saint Mark's clergy and staff.  Below, Deacon Earl reads a story that undergirds all of Children's Spiritual Formation at Saint Mark's.

Godly Play as a Spiritual Practice: An Interview with Alicia

The Saint Mark's Prayer Podcast for Children and Families is currently in flux. Listen to past episodes here.

Events and Offerings for Children and Families

Being Intergenerational: A Morning of Education & Conversation
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Led by: Chris Barnett Canon Wendy Claire Barrie Dr. Valerie Grissom THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2024, 9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom; registration required for either option. (If you choose to participate online, a Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.) Resourced and facilitated by Chris Barnett, Canon Wendy Claire Barrie, and Dr. Valerie Grissom, this is a unique opportunity to engage and explore the growing field of intergenerational ministry with others passionate about … Read More

Compline in Collaboration with the Choristers of the Choir School, 2024
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed Since 2015, the men of the Compline Choir have occasionally been joined by trebles from the Senior Choristers and Schola of the Cathedral Choir School to chant the Office of Compline at its usual time at 9:30 p.m. Sunday—creating an enriching intergenerational experience for all the singers involved, and a unique sound for the congregation. These collaborations are intended to occur every two years, but the last one was … Read More

Twelfth Night Eucharist & Burning of the Greens, 2024
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and parking lot 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. All ages are invited to celebrate the end of the Christmas season on … Read More

The Greening of the Cathedral, 2023
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MONDAY, 10 A.M.–2 P.M. (or until finished), in the cathedral nave The parish family of Saint Mark’s will come together on Monday, December 18 for The Greening the Cathedral, that is, helping Chris Brown clean and decorate our sacred space with evergreen garland, wreaths, and trees for the celebration of the birth of Christ. The bows won’t be added until December 23, but the space will be filled with greenery for the Pageant on December 20. Families with kids and people of … Read More

Bainbridge Troll Hike!
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, meet at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal at 12:10 p.m. OR at Saint Mark’s at 10 a.m. Bring a sack lunch. If you have this Friday off from school/work, join together for this outdoor adventure for all ages! Updated directions: Meet at the parking lot entrance to the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal in Winslow at 12:10 p.m. (which is the scheduled time for the ferry from Seattle to dock) OR meet at Saint Mark’s at 10 a.m. The … Read More

Behind the Scenes with the Flower Ministry
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 10:10–10:50 A.M., meet at the flower arrangement in the nave All ages are invited to learn about what the flower ministry does each week and how they do it! Meet at the flower arrangement in the nave following the 9 a.m. service. Beatrix Hamm will talk briefly about the process of creating an arrangement and about the spiritual practice of flower arranging. She will then lead the group on a tour through flower room, and the program … Read More

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