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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Coming up

Dancing through the Decades & Silent Auction–a Night to Benefit the Seattle Service Corps
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 7 P.M., SKINNER AUDITORIUM
The Seattle Service Corps program affords the opportunity for young adults to discern where God is calling them in their vocation, and does so with the structure and support of an intentional community. Saint Mark’s participation in this program is part of a nationwide organization, Episcopal Service Corps. After a great inaugural year, the program needs financial support to offer the same opportunity to a new class of corps members.
Come join the Seattle Service Corps for a fun night of music, dancing, refreshments and a silent auction. The evening’s theme is “Dancing through the Decades.” Dust off your poodle skirt, shine your best dance shoes, warm up your Mashed Potato, Twist and disco finger! All proceeds will go to support the Service Corps program. Have a silent auction item you can donate? Fill out the donation form here and a Service Corps member will be in touch with you.

Pentecost Sunday
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, CATHEDRAL NAVE
As a community of faith, we celebrate the baptism of new members on Pentecost Sunday, June 4. Please hold in your prayers Eleanor Shordt, Eric Schuerman, Elizabeth Mills, Willow Stewart, and Lincoln Keck, who will be baptized in joyful celebration at Saint Mark’s. Note: incense will be used as part of the morning liturgy at 11 a.m.

Pentecost Celebration at Green Lake
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 3-5 P.M., GREEN LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER PLAYGROUND
All Saint Mark’s Cathedral families and Choir School families will take over Green Lake on Pentecost Sunday, to walk/run/ride the Greenlake loop…rain or shine! All are encouraged to wear red. Let’s make sure the Holy Spirit is moving at Greenlake this Pentecost!

Newcomers Coffee with Clergy
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 12:30 P.M., LEFFLER LIVING ROOM
Every month, we host a conversation with newcomers immediately following 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services to meet new visitors and attendees in our community, share stories about each others’ spiritual journeys, and introduce you to Saint Mark’s and the Episcopal Church. For more information, please contact: Deacon Earl or Olivier Santos at newcomers@saintmarks.org.

Hate Crimes/Hate Speech De-Escalation Ministry Welcomes Detective Beth Waring
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 12:30 PM, CATHEDRAL HOUSE 210
All are welcome to be in conversation with Detective Beth Waring of the Seattle Police Department. Outreach to the community is a crucial part of the Bias Crime Detectives assignment. Many victims of bias based incidents are members of demographic groups who have never interacted with law enforcement, or have had prior experiences with law enforcement. At this gathering, information will be shared to explain what bias crimes are, how to keep safe if you are targeted, how to report a bias incident, and how these incidents are investigated. For more information, please contact Bob Chapman at searnbob@aol.com.

Book Signing with Brian Sellers-Petersen for Harvesting Abundance
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 5-6:30 P.M., SKINNER AUDITORIUM
Saint Mark’s own Brian Sellers-Petersen, Senior Advisor to the President of Episcopal Relief and Development, will be signing copies of his newly published book, Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food & Faith, here at Saint Mark’s. “Sellers-Petersen whets our appetite for food, beauty and justice, and presents a cornucopia of incarnate examples”, says 26th Presiding Bishop and Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori. Join us in celebrating Brian’s accomplishment!

Renewing Our Covenant – Prison/Jail Ministry
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 10:10 A.M., BLOEDEL HALL
Sunday Forum: As part of Saint Mark’s commitment of action, the Prison/Jail Ministry group has been exploring ways of minimizing the impact of incarceration Come hear an update on our progress, that includes an update on the Northwest Community Bail Fund.

2017 Seattle Pride Parade
SUNDAY, JUNE 25
Show your pride and walk with the Saint Mark’s contingent in this year’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. We will be walking with Integrity and other parishes from the diocese, and carrying signs identifying us as representing Saint Mark’s and the Episcopal Church. The route runs from downtown along 4th Avenue to Seattle Center. Exact time and gathering spot will be announced through email to registered walkers. Please sign up today at the welcome table, and then get ready to show your pride. Questions? Contact Deacon Earl Grout at deaconeg@gmail.com.

Conspire 2017: A live webcast with Richard Rohr and friends
JULY 7-9, 2017, BLOEDEL HALL
Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters. Richard Rohr, angel Kyodo Williams, Mirabai Starr, and Ken Wilber explore our misguided attempts to overcome evil. They help us rediscover the inherent unity and belovedness of all beings. Conversion demands immense humility and honesty rather than zeal or purity. The autonomous, egocentric, and separate self must give way to our True Self. Facing our shadow is a breakthrough to grace and mercy. Embracing the parts of ourselves we’ve denied also reveals a “golden shadow”—our goodness, giftedness, and generosity. Fee is $15, which includes refreshments, light breakfast, and post-webcast access to videos. Register at saintmarks.org/wisdomschool.

Saint Mark’s welcomes Dean of General Seminary
June 11 is Trinity Sunday and we have a special guest preacher joining us–The Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle, Dean and President of General Theological Seminary. Join us on June 11 in welcoming Dean Dunkle.

Cathedral Commons Send-Off Party and Story Sharing for the Seattle Service Corps
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 7 P.M., BLOEDEL HALL
Come for the final Cathedral Commons of the season and gather as a community to celebrate our Seattle Service Corps with a festive send-off party and a chance to hear from them about how the experience here has been and what their future plans are.

Baccalaureate Sunday: Acknowledging recent graduates
Sunday, June 18, 9 AM, Cathedral Nave
We will be recognizing graduates of high school, college and other programs with a blessing in the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, June 18. Please help us include all our graduates by sending their name and graduation information to Canon Malcolm McLaurin, mmclaurin@saintmarks.org by Tuesday, June 13 at 5 p.m.

Traffic and pedestrian circulation during construction
While Saint Mark’s is under construction, there are a few directions to note as you move about the campus. Pedestrians, please pay attention to any roped or barricaded areas and traffic cones and follow all signage directions. The front doors of the cathedral will always be accessible, but you may need to take a circuitous route to get there safely, and using the new wheelchair ramp. Drivers are also asked to pay attention to signage, taking the narrow road behind the cathedral to access the south parking lot. Please do not exit through the entrance driveway! The exit driveway is still open. The driveway in front of the cathedral will generally be blocked off, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., but open on the weekends.

Cathedral Office seeks volunteer
We have an opening for a front desk volunteer in the cathedral office on Fridays, 9:00 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 Erik Donner at 206-323-0300 ×217 or edonner@saintmarks.org.

Choir School Summer Camp
JULY 10-14, 2017, WITH SUNDAY PARTICIPATION JULY 16
Saint Mark’s welcomes all boys and girls from rising 3rd grade-8th grade who are interested in singing music of the Christian faith in the striking cathedral setting, while growing as musicians and children of God. Camp activities include: joyful singing of glorious music; daily guests specializing in art, drumming, and composition; field trips and outdoor activities; visual art projects; organ demonstration and piano/organ lessons; daily sung Morning Prayer; a closing Evensong service and Sunday morning service in the Cathedral. Register at saintmarks.org/choircamp.

Health Advocacy–Fill out the survey!
Health Advocacy is a new ministry at Saint Mark’s, and we’d like to hear your feedback about what your needs may be, and how would you like to see this ministry support the community. You can fill out the short survey here. Every fourth Sunday, the Health Advocacy table is staffed by parishioners, including Registered Nurses, who are here to answer your questions. Stop by and share your ideas for this new ministry. Questions about this new ministry? Contact Mary Segall.