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Young adults at Saint Mark’s gather regularly to connect, share their spiritual journeys and build community. We consider issues of faith, justice, ethics, and meaning—as we enjoy each other’s company and share a meal or social time together. Many of our members are new to the Episcopal church, so it is a comfortable and light-hearted way to explore what we believe, how we worship, and how we create joyful and resilient lives.

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Night Prayer with the 20s & 30s Group

2ND AND 4TH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:30 P.M. (note new time)

On the second Monday of the month, join a call-in service over the phone.

On the fourth Monday of each month, call in over the phone OR join together in-person in the Leffler Sun Room.

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The current order of service for this offering may be downloaded here.

A Holy Waste of Time

FRIDAY–SUNDAY, AUGUST 19–21, at St. Andrew's House Retreat Center. Early-bird registration: $95/person on or before July 15 . $110/person after July 15

Join 20s/30s from Saint Mark's and across  the Diocese of Olympia for an annual gathering to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of waterfront views, outstanding food, and new friends. Learn more and register here. Questions? Email Valerie Reinke: VReinke@ecww.org

20s/30s Mariners Game Outing
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 6:40 P.M. Save the date to join a group for Friday night baseball as the Seattle Mariners play the Atlanta Braves. More details to come. Ticket price: $10. For more information, or to reserve your ticket, email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com

20s/30s Explore Bainbridge Day
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 10 A.M.–3 P.M. Let’s take a day trip to Bainbridge! We will take a tour of St. Barnabas Episcopal with a break for coffee and conversation. Next, we’ll visit the Japanese Exclusion Memorial to reflect and remember those forced to leave their home for internment camps. We’ll enjoy lunch at the home of John Simmons and Scott Hulet with the option for exploring a trail to the Halls Hill labyrinth, Blakely Harbor, and a historic cemetery. For … Read More

20s/30s Dinner at Nurturing Roots Farm
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 5–8 P.M. Gather around the table at Nurturing Roots for an evening of conversation, food and liturgy with other young adults. Located in Beacon Hill, Nurturing Roots is an urban farm committed to community, self-sufficiency, food empowerment, social justice and education. Registration details to come. For questions or more information, email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com

“Scripture & Empire”: A 20/30s Summer Study and Discussion Series
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THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6, JUNE 20 & JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? This summer we will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but it is not required—join as … Read More

20s & 30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission
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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle Join with the 20s30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). Father Andriy Matlak has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinate relief efforts with the support of Epiphany Seattle. We’ll talk with him about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can … Read More

Made in Faith: Forum on Clothing and Sustainability
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO AND SLIDES WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioner Clara Berg, fashion historian and curator, and Richard Hartung, sustainable writer/blogger to discuss connections between clothing, the environment and our faith. We’ll share ways to buy less, choose well and make clothes last. UPDATE: The slides form this presentation may now be seen here. A video can be seen below:

20s/30s Behind the Scenes with The Mighty Flentrop
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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, meet in Leffler House at 12:15 p.m., with tour in the Organ Loft to follow at about 1 p.m. All 20s/30s are invited to join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation after the service at Leffler House. At 1 p.m., we’ll head back to the cathedral where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of … Read More

20s & 30s Contemplative Practice
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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., Leffler Living Room “Be still and know that I am God.” On May 29, 20s & 30s are invited to join Fraser Reach for a contemplative practice in between Sunday services. At 10:10 a.m. in Leffler, Fraser Reach will lead a Lectio Divina (sacred reading) of Psalm 46, followed by a short and simple guided meditation. The goal is to compliment the Sunday worship experience while learning a simple practice that can be used at … Read More

Seattle Service Corps 21/22 Program Year Reflections
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Join the Seattle Service Corps for reflections and Q&A about their experiences of the program year so far, impressions of Seattle, and a discussion of what’s next as they look toward the end of the year on June 30. Questions? Email Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org A video may be seen below:

20s/30s Pop-Up Questioning Together + Compline
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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022, 7:30 P.M.–10 P.M., Leffler House We’ll explore a question connected to “surrender” with a conversation facilitated by Seyi Akanni. Gather for dessert from 7:30–8 p.m. followed by an hour of Questioning Together. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Seyi: seyi.akanni@gmail.com

A Holy Thread: Lenten Reflection & Connection for 20s/30s
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SUNDAYS, MARCH 13, 20, & 27, 5:30–6:45 P.M., Leffler House (with the option to attend the 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel) Are you drawn to contemplative reading and have a desire to reflect on content with others? Drawing from Listening for the Heartbeat of God by J. Philip Newell, we’ll weave in themes in the readings over the course of three Sundays for a time of spiritual reflection and connection. Participants are encouraged to read the book but … Read More

20s/30s Bird Walk in Magnuson Park
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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M. We’ll take a guided walk led by David Poortinga through grasslands, wooded hillsides, wetlands and shoreline to discover the many waterbirds and more at Magnuson. No birding experience required. Meet at the parking lot near the Magnuson Park Boat Launch off of 65th/Lake Shore Drive. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

January Pop-Up “Questioning Together” & Compline
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 7:30 P.M., Leffler House Kick off 2022 with a new year Questioning Together & Compline on Sunday, January 9, the first Sunday after the Epiphany. We will explore the question “How do you experience God in darkness and in light?” Gather for dessert and refreshments at 7:30 pm followed by an hour of Questioning Together starting at 8 p.m. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) … Read More

Candy Cane Lane Walk and Holiday Cheer
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 4:30 P.M. A tradition since 1949, the houses on this section of NE Park Road in Ravenna transform into Candy Cane Lane, a display of lights and decorations representing traditions and themes from around the world. We’ll meet first at the home of Natalie and Tim Willis (911 Ravenna Blvd NE) from 4:30–5 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies, and then walk together to Candy Cane Lane at 5 p.m., just a under a mile away. RSVP … Read More

“Spreadable Hope” 20s/30s Advent Event
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6 P.M., Leffler House Drop-in to decorate and frost cookies at Leffler House for an Advent gathering to benefit Edible Hope. Frosting and decorations will be provided. Bring your own pre-baked sugar cookies either homemade or bought. We recommend trying this go-to recipe from Jade Bawcom-Randall. Decorated cookies will be delivered to Edible Hope on Friday, December 3. There will also be an opportunity for those who want to volunteer for the morning meal at Edible Hope from … Read More

20s/30s: Art and Jazz Event
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona Join an evening of Art & Jazz with other young adults from around the Diocese (7:30–9 p.m.). View art from local artists affiliated with Vibrant Palette Art Center and listen to jazz piano from Jeremy Bacon in the Chapel at Epiphany Parish, Seattle. Artwork will be available for purchase to support Vibrant Palette’s mission to empower artists with disabilities and build a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. Light refreshments … Read More

Sunday Stairway Walks for 20s/30s
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2 P.M.–5:15 P.M., pre-registration required (PREVIOUS WALKS OCCURRED ON JULY 11, AUGUST 8 & SEPTEMBER 26) Did you know that Seattle has 650 publicly accessible stairways? In the early 1900s, property developers in hilly Seattle would construct public stairways for convenience and to improve access to trolly lines. Now, these scenic passageways provide opportunities to discover off-the-path views through Seattle neighborhoods. Join with other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn about … Read More

20s/30s Pop-up “Questioning Together” and Compline
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:30 p.m. in Leffler House Where is God When Bad Things Happen? We’ll discuss this previously discussed question in the lens of a pandemic year in a special edition of Questioning Together. Join us for a BYO dinner and conversation at 7:30 p.m. (bring your own, drinks provided) followed by an hour of Questioning Together starting at 8 p.m. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) … Read More

Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls
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UPDATE: Check out the Creation-themed liturgy shared at the event here, and some photos below:  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021,  2 –5:30 P.M. Let’s hike together! All ages are welcome on this 3 mile roundtrip hike to Twin Falls as we take time to connect, move and pray in nature after church. We’ll meet at the trailhead at 2 p.m. and finish by 5:30 p.m. Bring your water, snacks and appropriate gear – we recommend good hiking shoes, layers, sunscreen and … Read More

Night Prayer with the 20s & 30s Group
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SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:30 P.M. The 20s & 30s at Saint Mark’s host prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, now at a new time: 7:30 p.m. The liturgy usually ends around 7:45. On the fourth Monday of the month only, participants are also invited to gather in person, in addition to the call-in option. Participants are welcome on these Mondays to participate in Cathedral Yoga at 6:30 p.m., … Read More

Creation Care Connect: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins in El Salvador
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MONDAY, MAY 24, 6 P.M., via Zoom   THE CREATION CARE MINISTRY & 20s/30s GROUP PRESENTS: Creation Care Connect: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins in El Salvador All are welcome to join in a conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins, a cathedral community member who has been living and working in San Salvador since 2019. She will share her perspectives with a Creation Care focus from her view living in El Salvador. Join using this Zoom link. Check out this article about … Read More

20s/30s Yoga in the Park
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MONDAY, MAY 10, 6 P.M. Gasworks Park    Bend and flow at Gasworks Park with a “transition” themed practice and meditation led by Ruth Sonawane. At 7 p.m., we will call into Night Prayer together. All levels welcome. Bring your mask and your mat. Email Kate for meet up details: katecausey@gmail.com

Postal Fellowship: Letter Exchange During Lent
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There is something about writing and receiving a handwritten note that can be central to our wellbeing in connecting with others. Join the 20s/30s Group for “Postal Fellowship” as an opportunity to pause, reflect, and connect with each other in handwritten correspondence during the weeks of March 22 and March 29. Share your letter writing, card decorating, stamp selection, envelope art or postcard style with another 20s/30s member. Suggested writing prompts will include themes of “Release” (Week 1) and “Renewal” … Read More

Personal Prayer Time in the Nave for Lent
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SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 4-6 P.M. MONDAY, MARCH 22, 6-7 P.M. PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 12:30-1:30 P.M. GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1-2 P.M.   Come to the cathedral nave for a moment of quiet, prayerful reflection during Lent. Several times have been set aside to welcome parishioners to the nave for socially-distanced individual prayer. There is no need to register. Come to the Hoerster Annex entrance (southwest corner of cathedral) where you will be greeted and asked to sign a health … Read More

Saturday Night Shakespeare Live! with the 20s/30s
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 4-7 P.M., via Zoom Join the 20s/30s Group for a virtual group reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Contact Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) for more information, or join via Zoom here.

SACRED: Milestones of a Spiritual Life—Watch Party Sponsored by the 20s/30s Group
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 5–7:15 P.M. All ages are welcome to join the 20s/30s Group for a watch party viewing and discussion of SACRED via Zoom. How do others outside of our tradition, and our country, experience faith and spiritual practice? After the screening, we’ll discuss observations from the film. Watch the trailer below. Join using this Zoom link. If you wish, you can RSVP to the Facebook event here. Questions? Contact Courtney Wendel-Stevenson, courtneyw1901@gmail.com.

“A Life On Our Planet” Watch Party
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5–7:15 P.M.  “A Life On Our Planet” Watch Party, Sponsored by 20s&30s and Creation Care ministry Celebrate a greener holiday season. Join the 20s30s and Creation Care for a watch party via Zoom to view and discuss David Attenborough’s documentary, “A Life On Our Planet.”  We’ll share observations and eco-friendly ways to keep the season festive while thinking about how these actions can become practices that open us to deeper spiritual connections. Prior to the film, we’ll … Read More