News @ Saint Mark’s

Sundays and Beyond is a weekly publication of updates, events and activities happening on campus. It is available by electronic subscription and in print in the nave. An archive of issues can be found here. To submit announcements for these publications, visit saintmarks.org/announce.

Coming up

Mideast Focus Film Series–last chance!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7 P.M., SKINNER HALL
This Wednesday is your last chance to check out this year’s Mideast Focus Ministry Film Series, which raises the question “Who Counts?” In this time of doubt about who does count, we consider: Who counts when it comes to the news? In a Refugee Camp? In West Bank Settlements? Who counts among marginalized groups in America? Can we create a world where everyone counts? The next film is entitled  “Two Blue Lines.” Tom Hayes brilliant new documentary explores many passionate questions about how Israelis and Palestinians might resolve the issues that divide them. This film deftly splices together these dueling issues. The result is electrifying-and rarely considered in the United States.

Spirituality and Leadership: Leading from Within
WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 15 – APRIL 5, 7-8:15 P.M., BLOEDEL HALL
6-7 p.m. Catered dinner in Bloedel Hall (dinner served from 6-6:30 p.m. Adults $7, Children $5, Max Family $20)
7 p.m. Adult Faith Formation
Facilitated by Dean Steve Thomason
How do we exercise leadership as spiritually-centered people? This seven-week series draws on selected resources from a variety of authors including Parker Palmer, Walter Brueggemann, Killian Noe, Bennett Sims, Margaret Wheatley, Richard Rohr, and Gerald May. We participate in paradigm shifts through a threefold process of recovery: 1) by confronting our pain; 2) waking to our true selves; and 3) reclaiming our innate creative powers. It is a move from “bondage into freedom” to be ourselves, unfolding into the discovery of our truest identity, as beloved of God, good and generous of spirit. Free and open to all. Miss last week’s talk? You can catch up by watching the video online at saintmarks.org/videoresources.

Concert on the Flentrop Organ with Janette Fishell
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:30 P.M.
Dr. Fishell is a performer of international stature whose playing is widely admired for its virtuosity and rhythmic vitality. She is Professor of Music and Chair of the Organ Department of the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Her program will showcase a variety of composers and style periods. Advance passes are $20 adults/$15 students. They may be obtained online or at the door on the night of the performance.

Faith at Home: A Special Session with Wendy Claire Barrie
SUNDAY, FEB 26, ST. NICHOLAS BUILDING – 10 A.M.-12 P.M. *LIGHT LUNCH AT 12 P.M.
Supervision and activities for children ages 2-10 provided
How can I talk about faith with my children when I don’t have it figured out myself? How do I read the Bible with my kids when there are so many difficult bits? If these questions resonate with you, know that you’re not alone! Come gather with other parents on February 26, where together we will learn from Wendy Claire Barrie, program manager for children and youth faith formation at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, and author of the book, Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents. Wendy will take our questions, doubts and fears about modeling faith to our children and create a learning experience tailor-made for us here at Saint Mark’s. It’s sure to be an inspiring morning! Hope to see you there. Questions? Contact The Rev. Jennifer King Daugherty.

Read with the Seattle Service Corps
The Seattle Service Corps will be reading “And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation” by Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna during the month of February, with plans to discuss the book on March 9 at 7 p.m. at Roy Street Cafe. All are welcome (and encouraged) to join us! For more information, please email the Service Corps at escseattle@gmail.com.

The Cathedral Shop new hours
The Cathedral Shop has new hours! The shop will be open on Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Closed on Mondays; and open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Kneeling at the Cross: A Protestant Looks at the Crucifixion
M ARCH 18-19, CATHEDRAL NAVE
“If you were left alone with Jesus on the cross, what would you say?” This Lenten season, Saint Mark’s Drama Ministry presents a dramatic reading of “Kneeling at the Cross: A Protestant Looks at the Crucifixion” by Deborah H. Anderson. This is a contemplative collection of narrative poems describing one person’s conversations with Jesus about life, loss, and love, as he hangs on the Cross. The offering will incorporate the entire worship space and the book’s iconic illustrations. After a brief time of silence at the end of each presentation, a talk-back session will be held. Offered twice in the Nave: Saturday, March 18 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m.

Next Steps on the Statement of Commitment and Action
Saint Mark’s held two wonderful forums in January to launch into our work of translating the Statement of Commitment and Action into action, and we have an initial path laid out. Whether you were part of the forums or not, all are welcome to join the effort by contacting the convener(s) listed below. They will then communicate next steps for the focus group (and a lot is already happening!). This is our time, this is our Church, and this is our work to engage together, renewing our covenant, and we hope you take part. Ready to take action? Visit saintmarks.org/takeaction for a list of opportunities and contacts.

Inquirer’s Class Series
SUNDAYS, FEB. 26-APR. 2, 12:30 P.M., BLOEDEL HALL
Saint Mark’s next Inquirer’s Class series starts in February. This series is an opportunity to ‘inquire’ about the Episcopal Church. The instruction includes information concerning beliefs, history, worship, sacraments, and practices of the Episcopal Church, providing preparation for those desiring to be baptized at the Easter Vigil or received or confirmed into the Episcopal Church on Cathedral Day in the spring. All are welcome! A light lunch is served and childcare is available upon advance request. For more information or to sign up contact Canon Nancee Martin, nmartin@saintmarks.org.

The Wisdom School: Embracing the Enneagram as a Map for Spiritual Unfolding
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 7-9 P.M. & SATURDAY MARCH 11, 9 A.M.-3 P.M., BLOEDEL HALL
The inner observer knows the difference between when we are thinking, feeling and acting out of patterned responses and when we are living in grounded presence. But we become discouraged when we find ourselves reacting in our same old patterned ways in love, work and family life. The Enneagram provides a map for understanding the dynamics of the human condition and the barriers to living our spiritual freedom. This narrative tradition class is introductory in nature, relying on group participation in the panel method and introducing practices for working with the Enneagram in daily life. Fee is $50 which includes refreshments and Saturday lunch. A book purchase (available at the Cathedral Shop) and pre-reading are required. Read more and register at saintmarks.org/wisdomschool.