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News @ Saint Mark’s

Sundays and Beyond is a weekly newsletter with updates, events and activities happening on Saint Mark's campus and in the broader community.
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News & Announcements

Newcomers Coffee with Clergy
Sunday, July 1, after 9 & 11 a.m. services, Leffler Living Room
Each month, Saint Mark’s hosts a conversation with newcomers after both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services to help us get to know each other, share our stories, and introduce newcomers to Saint Mark’s and the Episcopal Church. Contact Deacon Earl Grout.
 
Memorial Service for Randy Revelle
The Memorial Service for longtime Saint Mark’s parishioner and former King County Executive Randy Revelle will be held on July 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Nave at Saint Mark’s.
 
New and restocked books in the Cathedral Shop
The Cathedral Shop now carries the official catalog for the I AM exhibit! We’ve also got more copies in stock of Crazy Christians by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, The Prophet by Khalil Gibran and Seeking God by Esther de Waal. Stop in today and pick up your next summer read!
 
Creative Dramatics: Exploring the I AM exhibit through Drama
Sunday, July 8, 10 a.m., Cathedral Nave/McCaw Chapel
Join this interactive workshop to explore the art of the “I AM” exhibition, currently on view. In small groups and as a whole group, we will use creative dramatics to enter the worlds of these pieces and discover how we are connected to the stranger in our midst. This offering will be particularly suitable for children and families, and no prior drama experience is needed. We will move a bit (tailored to our different ability levels) and will share our discoveries with each other as time allows. Questions? Contact Kelly Moody.
 
Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict
Sunday July 8, (and previously May 8 & June 3), 10:10 a.m, Bloedel Hall
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. Join Senior Warden Lynne Markova, Canon Jennifer Daugherty and Canon Nancy Ross to discuss 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. All are welcome, whether you are reading the book or not; the leaders will summarize some of the themes for discussion. Questions? Contact Canon Jennifer, or Lynne Markova.
 
Memorial service for Laura Poston
Laura Poston, former member of Saint Mark’s Cathedral who moved to Colorado to be closer to her children, died on June 14. She was a faithful regular at the 7 a.m. Thursdayliturgy. A memorial service will be held at Saint Mark’s on Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in Bloedel Hall. 
 
Choral Evensong—sending off our England-bound choir
Thursday, July 12, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Nave
Saint Mark’s choristers, teen and adult singers bound for England give thanks for the support of this community as they prepare for their residencies at Ely Cathedral, and at Saint Paul’s, London, July 15-29. They invite all to join them in offering eventide prayers and praise to God two nights before they depart. Come, hear a sampling of what our musical ambassadors will offer everyday in England. Questions? Contact Canon Michael Kleinschmidt.
 

Saint Mark’s is Hiring! Do you know of a great candidate?
The Child Care Center at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral seeks new members for their children’s ministry team. Child care team members are an integral part of the Cathedral’s vision for Children’s and Family Ministries, and are responsible for welcoming young children and their parents to Cathedral events, orienting parents to the policies and procedures of the childcare center, and providing warm and engaging care for children during worship services, community events, and parish education. For more information or to apply, go to saintmarks.org/employment.

Episcopal chaplain seeks housing
An Episcopal woman in chaplain training is seeking a studio or small apartment for the next year while she completes a chaplain residency program at the VA. If you have a small, separate unit in your home or know of one that she can affordably occupy, please contact Carrie Littauer, 347-545-9244.

Ministry Opportunity: Cathedral Office Volunteer
have an opening for a front desk volunteer in the cathedral office on Fridays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This ministry provides the initial contact to many people who come to Saint Mark’s. It primarily entails greeting visitors and answering the phone, and assisting with office projects as needed. Interested in joining this friendly and dedicated team? Contact Irene Beausoleil at 206-323-0300 x227.

Saint Mark’s Kitchen Guild Seeks New Members
The NEW Saint Mark’s Kitchen Guild was founded by leaders in the food ministries that share Bloedel Kitchen, and is open to all who wish to help steward our shared resources. The Guild met for their second kitchen workday (and festive breakfast) on May 27. Come join in the fun, and be part of cleaning, polishing, learning about food safety and solving storage and maintenance challenges in Bloedel Kitchen. For more information, contact Marc Aubertin.

Altar flowers to commemorate a special day or individual
Flowers give beauty, hope and solace and enhance the fabric of the church. They can also be a meaningful way to celebrate or commemorate a special person in your life, or an occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Sign up to honor or remember your special someone or date on the new Altar Flowers Calendar on the Welcome Table. You may pick a specific Sunday and donate an amount that is comfortable for you and the Flower Ministry will handle the rest! Questions? Contact the Flower Ministry.

Summer programming for children, youth, and their families
Godly Play, Jesus and His Kingdom of Equals, and regular Youth group programming has concluded for the summer. Children's Chapel will continue until June 24. Stay tuned for occasional offerings throughout the summer for children, youth and families, and contact Kelly, Cristi, or Jennifer (children@saintmarks.org) with any questions.

Education for Ministry (EfM) classes for 2018-19
Saint Mark’s now has 3 EfM classes! Each class is welcoming new students this fall, as well as those who wish to resume the program. EfM is a four-year program for lay people to study scripture, church history, and modern theology. Classes connect the material with church tradition, personal experiences, individual beliefs and current events. Three different classes meet weekly September to June at Saint Mark’s: Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Each class is limited to 12 people; enrollment starts now and ends in early August or when classes are full. Tuition, including books, is $375. Please inquire by contacting clergy or class mentors: Sunday evening: Penelope Jackson. Monday morning: Maria Coldwell, Monday evening: Tom Hayton.