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This page was last updated on September 25, 2014.

Saint Mark's hosts a variety of programs and events. A listing of events- including Sunday music- can be found in our monthly calendar: this September at Saint Mark's. Hard copies are also available at the Cathedral. For a full schedule of Cathedral activities please see the online calendar.

Sundays and Beyond with information about the ministries and activities at Saint Mark's.

A weekly publication which announces events, new ministry opportunities, classes and more, and occasionally includes a reflection from a member of the clergy.
Sundays and Beyond also contains our prayer list.

this September - a calendar of events happening this month at the Cathedral.

Seattle Climate March

Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 pm
Westlake Center (downtown Seattle)

A rally in Seattle in support of the national Climate March occurring in NYC this Sunday, We will gather at Westlake Mall to make a statement and show our support for reducing carbon emissions, including the pending decision over mining and transporting coal through our state for shipment to Asia. Carpools or Bus #49 will leave SM at 12:30;  meet on front steps.  If you have/can make a placard, please do.

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 6 years at Rainier Vista

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 4-7 pm
Rainier Vista Construction Site

After 6 years , 3,000+ volunteers, hundreds of donors, 23 homes, over 100 family members, and the generous hearts of many more, Rainier Vista transitions from active build to active community.

For more information, contact Gordon Miller at 425-427-8172 or at

Walk with Saint Mark's at Seattle AIDS Walk

Saturday, September 27, 9 am - 12 noon
Meet on Cathedral steps

Saint Mark's walkers will meet at 9:00 am in front of the Cathedral and walk together to Volunteer Park to sign in and begin the walk.

The Walk supports Lifelong AIDS Alliance, one of the key support organizations for people living with AIDS. Their case managers and food bank alone have been a literal life line for many over the years. Please go to and register for the Saint Mark's team. You and your friends can donate online for the Saint Mark's team or you can bring donations to the walk. Contact Deacon Earl Grout for details at church or Let's all walk on Saturday, Sept. 27 in support of our brothers and sisters living with AIDS.

Arts at Saint Mark's presents: Paul Mitchell, organist, with vocal quartet

Sunday, September 28, 2 pm
Thomsen Chapel

Paul Mitchel is Organist/Choirmaster at Church of the Ascension (Magnolia). Vocal quartet: Emily Robinson, Emma Lynn, Octavia McAloon, and Alex Barnes.

The concert will include compositions Bach ("Dorian" Toccata and Fugue and "Pastorale") as well as vocal works by Handel and Mozart.

$10 suggested donation. Advance passes available at the Cathedral Shop (206.323.1040).

Volunteers needed for interfaith effort to save lives

Saturday, October 4, plus training day tbd
Temple de Hirsch Sinai

Saint Mark’s and Temple De Hirsch Sinai are joining together to recruit Bone Marrow Transplant donors.

This fall, we need ten volunteers to assist in registering potential donors at Temple De Hirsch during Yom Kippur. Members of the synagogue will conduct a drive at Saint Mark’s on the first Sunday of Lent. Commitment involves a brief training session in late September and assisting in registering potential donors at Temple De Hirsch on Saturday, October 4. Contribute time to a ministry that will save lives by increasing the world wide Bone Marrow Transplant Donor Registries.

Further information about the program at

To volunteer in this truly life-saving joint ministry, please contact Steve Moen, 206.257.0050 or Endorsed by Saint Mark’s Justice Ministries Coordinating Team and Mideast Focus Ministry.

St. Francis Sunday and the Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 5, 8 am , 9 am, 11 am services

On the first Sunday in October , we celebrate God’s gift of creation, particularly in our animal friends. Animal friends are invited to join their humans in church at the 8 am, 9 am, and 11 am liturgies. Stuffed animals are also welcome as are photos of pets who would not find coming to church a blessed experience. At the end of each liturgy, priests will be available to offer your pet a blessing.

Earth Ministry's 20th St. Francis Celebration

Tuesday, October 7, 7 - 8:30 PM
Olympic View Community Church of the Brethren - 425 NE 95th St, Seattle, WA 98115

John de Graaf, an international speaker and Executive Director of Take Back Your Time and co-author of Affluenza and What’s the Economy For, Anyway?, will be the featured presenter He will make the case that Americans work too much and consume too much, and that our passion for economic growth is a key driving force toward increasing inequality, unhappiness, stress, and poor environmental stewardship. The plea of St. Francis to slow down and become re-enchanted with the sacredness of the world has never been more relevant than it is today. Earth Ministry is a partner ministry of Saint Mark's Justice Ministries and we are a 'greening congregation' within Earth Ministry.

Bertschi School "Living Building" Tour

Tuesday, October 14, 3:30 pm
Bertschi School (2227 10th Ave E)

Saint Mark’s Sustainability Committee is sponsoring a tour of the Bertschi School Science Wing addition. This “Living Building” was designed with student input and is also the first in the world to meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge: see The tour is free. Bertschi School is a neighbor of Saint Mark's-- only 1/2 mile north on Tenth Ave. Please reserve your space by email:; spaces limited.

Faith March to the Ballot for I-594

Sunday, October 19, 2 pm
Temple de Hirsch Sinai to King County Administration Building (Capitol Hill to Downtown Seattle)

Join people from Saint Mark's and other faith groups to march in support of I-594, the initiative requiring background checks on gun sales. We will walk from Temple de Hirsch Sinai (1511 E Pike St) to the King County Administration Building (500 4th Ave) where we will deliver our ballots.

Saint Mark's Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102