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Construction Corner
What’s happening on the construction site?

Cathedral window installation is now about 75% complete on the north wall, and next week, windows will be installed on the east wall. We are still waiting for the top “arch” sections to arrive, but the glass is in North America (it arrived from Europe this past week). In the near future, additional shrink wrap will cover the window openings on the south side, until we can get those windows installed. We’ve had an “open air cathedral” experience all summer, and these next few weeks will offer us our “Northern European cathedral” experience. We continue our worship of God in this place, even while wearing layers like the hardy Pacific Northwesterners we are. Limestone continues to go up on the north and east sides. Work on the front patio is somewhat delayed at this point; we are waiting for a revised permit to be approved by the City of Seattle. Also, the gas line needs to be moved out in front, and only Puget Sound Energy can do that, so we are subject to their time scheduling. But we expect patio work to resume shortly.
Have questions about the project? For background information about the project, visit For weekly updates, follow along on Saint Mark’s Facebook page,, or email Turner Construction Company’s project email

The Wisdom of Attachment, with Marilyn Redlich
Community Dinner from 6–6:30 p.m. (Adults $7, Children $5, Max Family $20); Program 6:45–8:15 p.m. No fee
Learn about attachment in human relationships, and how this knowledge can help you form healthy relationships. In the late 80s, three therapists/researchers from Spokane— Cooper, Hoffman and Powell—developed “Circle of Security,” a unique model for understanding human attachment, and for putting this understanding into practice in our lives. They collected and synthesized attachment theory and research since the 1940s to devise their unique and remarkably clear model of attachment that has become a world-renowned program. Marilyn Redlich is a registered Circle of Security facilitator and brings this powerful program to Saint Mark’s, for anyone who wants to know themselves better and have tools for better relationships. All are welcome; registration not required.

Listening for Life Series – Discerning the Spirit’s Movement in Times of Change
SATURDAYS, OCT. 14 & 21 AND NOV. 4 & 11, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. IN BLOEDEL HALL (No fee, registration required)
How do we know our calling in life? How do we find meaning in times of change and growth and even difficulty? These questions are at the heart of our spiritual journey and relate to our core identity. Life is always in flux—how do we discern God’s call in the midst of it? In this four Saturday-morning workshop series we’ll explore practices for discerning God’s presence and call in our individual lives, ways to listen and notice where the Spirit is beckoning. To register, contact Mother Nancy Ross at, 206.323.0300 x255.

Meet the New Seattle Service Corps

Six young people are here living in intentional community and joining the St. Mark’s community. Come welcome and hear from Bailey, Paige, Karen, Carrie, Andy, and Patrick as they tell us about themselves and their assignments with the Seattle Service Corps.

Listening for the Holy Spirit
This holy listening group is saturated with silences and reflection on one’s sharing, holding space for the compassionate stream of God’s love. All are welcome. For more information, contact Phillip Lienau,

Nomination Period Opening
Nominations for the Vestry and Representative to the Diocesan Convention will be accepted in the month of October. Each Sunday from October 1 to 29 there will be a table in the Nave with information about these important roles. The nomination form will also be available and members of the Nominating Committee will be there to answer your questions. You can also contact John Selberg, or Lynne Markova,, for more information

Interpretation of Dreams as a Spiritual Exercise
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, OCT. 25, NOV. 1, 8, & 15, 6:45-8:15 P.M., BLOEDEL HALL
Optional Community Dinner, 6-6:30 (Adults $7, Children $5, Max Family $20). Program 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. (no fee; no registration required)
Facilitated by The Rev. Steve Garratt
Does the psychology of C.G. Jung have something to say to Christians? What role does the unconscious play in the Christian life? Can listening to our dreams help us to realize Jesus’ words? These and other questions will be explored in a four-week series on the relationship Jung might play in the Christian faith journey. An examination of the role of dreams in the Bible and the Christian tradition will be included in our study. Particular attention will be given to the works of Morton Kelsey, John Sanford, and Ann Ulanov (all Episcopalians!). Participants are encouraged to purchase and read John Sanford’s book, The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus’ Sayings, available in the Cathedral

Sahmatah: A Memory of Stones
Palestine Up-Close and Saint Mark’s Mideast Foucs Ministry invite you to join us for a live performance of Sahmatah. In this play, a Palestinian grandfather struggles to overcome his grandson’s resistance to learning about his own roots in the ruins of one of the 500 Palestinian villages destroyed during the founding of Israel, in 1948. The performance runs about 50 minutes and will be followed by an opportunity to discuss ideas in the play. Seating is limited so please reserve at (206) 774-6438 or Entrance is complimentary; free will offerings are welcomed. More information at:

Saint Mark’s seeks Cathedral Sexton
The Sexton supports the Cathedral Facilities & Events Manager in ensuring the campus of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral reflects our mission. We strive to maintain a clean, hospitable and safe environment in service to that mission. The Sexton plays a vital role in the maintenance and security of the Cathedral buildings and grounds as well as providing hospitality and support for a variety of services and events. This position is scheduled at 30 hours/week and receives fulltime benefits. Read more at, and send your letter of interest and resume to Facilities and Events Manager Glenn Sands,

A Veterans Pilgrimage—to Remember and Honor
Are you a veteran or friend or relative of a veteran, or someone who cares about vets? Please join us on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral Nave to honor those who have served our country for a journey of remembrance, reflection and prayer. A light lunch will follow. Please contact Deacon Brian Wright at or 206-325-4200, ext. 3507, if you plan to attend.

Parking Decals for Saint Mark’s Community
The vestry recently engaged a parking and traffic flow engineering firm to assist us with the growing challenges of parking on our campus. Part of that involves asking Saint Mark’s community to place a window decal in their lower right front windshield for use of the cathedral lot outside of Sunday mornings. Decals are free, and available at the Cathedral Office on weekdays (M-F 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) We need your license plate number to register.