In normal times, a forum on a wide variety of topics would be offered in the hour between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday morning Eucharist services.

After a pause in these offerings, Sunday Forums are now being planned as Zoom meetings and webinars preceding the Sunday morning livestream liturgy. Watch this space for upcoming offerings! 


UPCOMING SUNDAY ONLINE FORUMS

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 12:30–2 P.M.

DEEPER DIVE: The Breath of God with Canon Nancy Ross

Canon Ross will present on the gift of the Holy Spirit.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 12:30–2 P.M.

DEEPER DIVE: Jesus through the Centuries with Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Canon King-Daugherty's presentation will draw on the book by Jaroslav Pelikan.


RECENT SUNDAY ONLINE FORUMS

SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 7 P.M. via Zoom. 

The Radix Project 5: Centering Women's Voices Opening Plenary

The theme for this six-week series is Centering Women’s Voices, and draws on the inspiring stories of six women from Scripture as they speak their wisdom into our lives today. The opening plenary features six different voices from the community introducing the subjects and themes of the small group meetings.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 12:30–2 P.M.

DEEPER DIVE: The Meaning of Sacrifice with Dean Steve Thomason

Dean Steve Thomason began the series with a discussion on April 18 exploring the meaning of sacrifice, both historically and in our own lives. The Dean recommends these two articles: God Does Not Demand Blood: the Cross and Divine Charity by Daniel M. Bell, Jr. and Scapegoating and the Cross by Richard Rohr (click the titles to download a pdf).

Plenary prior to community book reading for Lent: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1-2 P.M., via Zoom
follow-up book discussion: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 6:30 P.M.
concluding questions with Canon Brownridge: SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 12:30-2 p.m., via Zoom

Jesus and the Disinherited

Gather (via Zoom) on February 28 at 1 p.m. with Saint Mark’s Theologian-in-Residence, The Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge, for an introduction to acclaimed African-American religious leader and theologian Howard Thurman’s legacy. Canon Brownridge’s presentation leads off an invitation to read for Lent Thurman’s foundational work Jesus and the Disinherited, exploring the Gospel as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. (You may recall that Canon Brownridge discussed Thurman in his sermon of January 17.) We will follow up on March 24 for an online discussion of the book together with Saint Mark’s clergy at 6:30–8 p.m.

Howard Thurman was a pastor, teacher, preacher, writer, and mystic. He played a guiding role in many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth century. His writings formed the spiritual foundation for the modern, nonviolent civil rights movement and he was a key mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Jesus and the Disinherited, Thurman interprets the teachings of Jesus through the experience of the oppressed and discusses nonviolent responses to oppression. Join the Zoom with Canon Brownridge here. Questions? Contact Canon Jennifer Daugherty at jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020, 10 A.M. (note: before the morning liturgy), via Zoom

2020 Annual Parish Meeting, Part 2

View the full post about Annual Parish Meeting here.

SESSION 2: SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021, 9:45-10:30 A.M.
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.
Awards and Recognitions by Dean Thomason, Closing Prayer, Adjourn

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

What is God Up To in All “This”?

Dean Thomason hosts the Opening Plenary of The Radix Project’s next series

The Easter Vigil is the apical liturgy of the entire year, weaving a rich tapestry of scriptural stories, the ritualized confluence of grace found in Baptism and Eucharist celebrated on this most holy night, and a textured choreography of music and movement meant to inspire us for the journey. Radix 4 groups are forming now, with a focus drawing on select scriptures from the Easter Vigil that tell the story of God’s engagement with humanity and all creation. We need these stories now as ever—what is God up to in all “this?” What does scripture have to say about our experiences and the meaning we make as we turn into a new year. All are welcome. Join using this Zoom link.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020, 10 A.M. (note: before the morning liturgy), via Zoom

2020 Annual Parish Meeting, Part 1

View the full Annual Parish Meeting post here.

SESSION 1: SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021, 9:45-10:30 A.M. 
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 informal meet-and-greet.

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 7 P.M. (note evening time!) 

Special Parish Meeting
Exploring Potential Uses of the St. Nicholas Building

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 uses of the St. Nicholas building with a goal of advancing the cathedral’s mission and ministries. John Hoerster serves as the chair of a committee guiding this process. A summary report is available on the cathedral website.

On Sunday, September 20 at 7 p.m., Mr. Hoerster and Dean Thomason will share details of the process, plans for parish input along the way, and address questions folks may have at this early stage. The Zoom link will be shared here and in an all-parish email closer to the event.

May 24, 2020

Women Clergy at Saint Mark's

On Sunday, May 24, The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty moderated a panel discussion with three women priests who served at Saint Mark's, Seattle, in three different decades: The Rev. Carla Berkedal Pryne, the first woman priest at Saint Mark's, who served in the 1980s, The Rev. Kate Kinney, who served in the 1990s, and The Rev. Sue Reid, who served in the 2000s. A complete video of their discussion is below: