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We're Glad You're Here!

A Message From Kelly Moody, Associate for Spiritual Formation

kmoody@saintmarks.org

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, I'm 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!

 

Peace,


Daily Prayer Podcast for Children and Families

A 5-6 minute daily prayer, led by Kelly Moody and Choir School Director Rebekah Gilmore, with contributions from Saint Mark's parishioners.  Content changes weekly and seasonally, and is offered as a simple way to connect us to God and one another through scripture, prayer, and spiritual practice. Find it here, or listen below.


Weekly CFM Newsletter

Each week 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.


Church School Via Zoom

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 Associate for Spiritual Formation Kelly Moody at kmoody@saintmarks.org

JESUS AND HIS KINGDOM OF EQUALS

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 Kelly Moody at kmoody@saintmarks.org

 

YOUTH RADIX GROUP

6 p.m. on Sunday Evenings. The Eastertide series has now concluded. A new Youth Radix Group will meet in the fall

Youth ages 5th–12th grades are invited to study the Resurrection Narratives using the Eastertide Radix Project Curriculum.  Find more information about The Radix Project here, or contact youth@saintmarks.org


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 The Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman and fellow parents for connection and reflection each month.  To receive the link, contact the Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman for more details at cchapman@saintmarks.org

 

Video Resources for Children and 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

Worship at Home: Making Your Home Altar

For Children: Making an Altar at Home in Holy Week

Maundy Thursday at Home with Children

Good Friday at Home with Children

Celebrating the Easter Vigil at Home with Children

Trying Times: Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Grief—How to Tell the Difference

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A Webinar with Shelley Mackaman, PhD, and Wayne Duncan, PhD SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020, 3 P.M., via Zoom  Documents for this event: List of Resources (pdf) Complete Powerpoint presentation (pdf) A complete video of the webinar is available below: Do you find yourself fretting or anxious about reopening? Are your … Read More

A Special Video for Choir Members

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The music program at Saint Mark’s Seattle, somewhat famously, involves seven different choirs (Saint Mark’s Singers, Cathedral Choir, Evensong Choir, Compline Choir, Junior Choristers, Senior Choristers, and Schola). During this time when choirs are neither singing for liturgies nor meeting weekly to rehearse, choir members are feeling separation and absence … Read More