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Education for Ministry (EfM) classes for 2018-19
Saint Mark’s now has 3 EfM classes! Each are welcoming new students this fall, including those who wish to resume the program. EfM is a four-year program for lay people to study scripture, church history, and modern theology. Led by a mentor, classes are seminar-style and 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,

Lay Chaplains in Community Gathering
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12:30 P.M. Cathedral House 210
Today we will gather for team building, formation, and discussion about long-term planning. Lay Chaplains at Saint Mark’s provide spiritual continuity and help maintain a faith connection for those people of Saint Mark’s who, because of mobility or other limitations, are not able to regularly attend worship services. Lay Chaplains are specially trained to offer pastoral care and the ministry of presence.” For more information, please contact Sandra Smith,, or The Rev. Cristi Chapman,

Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict
SUNDAYS, JUNE 3 & JULY 8, 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 the Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty and Senior Warden Lynne Markova 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 Daugherty,, or Lynne Markova,

“The Detention Lottery” Immersive Theater Production on Immigrant Rights
This immersive theater experience written and enacted by immigration attorneys gives audiences a “first-hand” experience of what it’s like to be arrested and detained by ICE officers and sentenced to deportation by an immigration judge. During the performance, you (or your fictional family member) will be detained and have your merit for relief from deportation determined by an immigration judge, followed up by talk-backs led by experienced removal defense attorneys. Gain a greater understanding of our immigration enforcement system and be empowered to stand up for immigrant protections and rights.

International art exhibition coming to Saint Mark’s
Opening program and reception – June 10, 5 p.m.
“I AM” celebrates the rich, diverse and pivotal contribution that Middle Eastern women make to the enduring global quest for harmony and peace. The I AM exhibition is designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the “other.” A visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, I AM celebrates their strengths and contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future. The exhibition is organized by CARAVAN, an international peacebuilding arts non-profit that focuses on building bridges through the arts between the creeds and cultures of the Middle East and West. Read more at

Underhill House Listener Training
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 12 P.M.–2:30 P.M., Underhill House
Underhill House, a quiet place to pause for prayer, is offering its next Listener training on Wednesday, June 13 from 12 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Come consider whether you’d like to greet, listen and pray with our guests once or twice a month, Wednesdays or Thursdays on Capitol Hill near Broadway and Republican. Come and discern — no commitment necessary to attend training. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Susan Dean at To learn more please visit our website at

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to preach at Saint Mark’s
CHORAL EVENSONG, JUNE 14, 7 P.M., Cathedral Nave
Saint Mark’s is pleased to welcome The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, to the cathedral on Thursday, June 14 to preach at a special service of Choral Evensong at 7 p.m. A Q&A hosted by Bishop Rickel and a festive reception will follow in the Cathedral Nave. Bishop Curry will also visit the Diocese of Olympia’s Refugee Resettlement Office, the College for Congregational Development, and Chaplains on the Harbor, and will speak at public events across the diocese. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear from our Presiding Bishop and learn more about what the “Jesus Movement” means to the Episcopal Church in Western Washington! Planning to attend? Please note, we are expecting high attendance for this worship service. We encourage you to carpool where possible or take public transportation (the 49 bus stops right in front of Saint Mark’s at Galer Street.) This not a ticketed event; Saint Mark’s cannot offer reserved seating—we encourage you to arrive early!

Starting a New Conversation about Creation Care
What does it mean to be a green cathedral? How can addressing climate change be a ministry of hope and joy rather than a despairing attempt to hold back disaster? Hear a suggestion from EarthMinistry to launch a Creation Care Committee at Saint Mark’s, and learn about the Carbon Fee & Dividend Initiative on the ballot in Washington State in November. For more information, contact Andrew Himes,

Annual Pride Parade
It’s time to show your Episcopal Pride once again. Saint Mark’s will walk in the Pride Parade this year with the Diocesan contingent led by Integrity Puget Sound. Plan on gathering at our assigned spot by 1 p.m. on June 24. We will have Episcopal and Saint Mark’s placards to carry. Sign up back at the Welcome Table if you want to participate. Signing up is essential—we need your contact info to notify you of our gathering spot, which we get only a week before the parade. Join us to step out for proudly for our pride in the Episcopal Church where everyone is truly welcome. “Walk in love as Christ loved us….” Questions? Contact Deacon Earl Grout,