Saint Mark’s offers a variety of Sunday forums each season on various topics relating to faith, justice, updates on parish life, and more. Forums begin at 10:10 a.m. and are held in Bloedel Hall in the Cathedral House. Exceptions noted.
1 - No Forum: Easter Day.
8 - No Forum.
15 - Practicing Resurrection. What does the good news of Easter mean for how we go about our daily lives? What does resurrection look like in our personal relationships, work commitments, and sense of self? Canon Daugherty will be drawing on modern people’s stories of faith (including our own!) to consider these questions and help us practice resurrection ourselves.
22 - The Wisdom Jesus. How does the Christian tradition imagine Jesus as Wisdom incarnate? What does that mean for our practical and spiritual lives? Canon Daugherty and Canon Ross will explore the Wisdom of Jesus in John’s gospel and tradition for clues to how Wisdom affirms and unifies creation and offers hope in uncertain times. Follow this link to download the Powerpoint slides (PDF).
29 - What is Rogation? Traditionally during Easter, the Church observes time to bless fields and other places that are set aside as gardens and for agriculture. Those days are referred to as Rogation days. The term “rogation” comes from the Latin root, rogatio, “to ask.” Join Brian Sellers-Petersen, Canon Missioner for Agricultural Ministries in the Diocese of Olympia, and The Rev. Cristi Chapman to learn about rogation and to process around the campus as we observe this ancient Eastertide practice.
6 - Seeking God: Part I. Before Dean Thomason left on sabbatical, he encouraged the congregation to embark upon a study of Esther De Waal's Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict. Please join the Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty and Senior Warden Lynne Markova at 10:15 AM on May 6, June 3rd, and July 8th to discuss and reflect on the ancient rhythms of Benedictine spirituality and the impact these rhythms have on our individual and communal lives today. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Cathedral Shop.
13 - Wardens' Update. The Cathedral Wardens offer Vestry reflections and updates from their work this spring. For more information, contact Senior Warden Lynne Markova.
20 - No Forum: Pentecost and Baptisms
27 - No Forum: Trinity Sunday & Memorial Day
3 - Seeking God: Part II. Before Dean Thomason left on sabbatical, he encouraged the congregation to embark upon a study of Esther De Waal's Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict. Please join the Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty and Senior Warden Lynne Markova at 10:15 AM on May 6, June 3rd, and July 8th to discuss and reflect on the ancient rhythms of Benedictine spirituality and the impact these rhythms have on our individual and communal lives today. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Cathedral Shop.
10 - The Power of Art in Peacebuilding. Join “I AM” curator Paul-Gordon Chandler as he helps us explore the intersection of art, spirituality, and peacemaking. For more information, contact Vi Lynk.
17 - Labyrinth Update. Join us as the Labyrinth Design Committee provides an update on the latest developments and construction schedule for the newest addition to the Saint Mark’s Cathedral campus. Questions? Contact Lynne Markova.
24 - Circle of Trust, a facilitated conversation with Marilyn Redlich. Marilyn Redlich, experienced educator, psychotherapist, and facilitator for the international Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission will provide a brief explanation of the Circle of Security, a relationship-based program for building healthy relationships that is rooted in attachment theory and research. She will then facilitate a conversation geared toward parents, grandparents and carers of young (and older) children who want to explore their own way of relating with the children in their lives. Please contact Kelly Moody with any questions.
1 - Farewell Celebration for the McLaurin’s. Join us as we give thanks for the ministry of and say goodbye to the McLaurin’s before they head off to Sewanee. At the end of the 9 a.m. service, we will gather to bless the McLaurin’s, and then, immediately following the service, join us for a festive coffee hour in the Nave. Before they leave, help us say thank you for all the ways they have contributed to the life and ministry of Saint Mark’s! Contact the Rev. Canon Jennifer Daugherty or the Rev. Cristi Chapman for more information.
5 - Sabbatical Revelations. Dean Thomason will present a report about his sabbatical experience.
12 - Report from General Convention. Dean Thomason will share his observations and a summary from the Episcopal Church’s triennial General Convention.