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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

Coming up

Eucharists during Easter Week
Monday, April 17, 7 p.m. Eucharist, Thomsen Chapel
Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. Eucharist, Thomsen Chapel
Wednesday, April 19, 12 noon Eucharist, Chapel of the Resurrection
Thursday, April 20, 7 a.m., Eucharist, Thomsen Chapel
Saturday, April 22, 12 noon, Special Eucharist, Chapel of the Resurrection

Liturgical Minister Training
Saint Mark’s will offer workshops for those interested or already participating in liturgical ministries: acolytes, altar guild, Eucharistic ministers (chalice bearers), greeters, readers/intercessors, vergers, and ushers at any of the Sunday eucharists. Come explore a new ministry or come be refreshed in a ministry you are already doing. Features a plenary led by Dean Thomason as well as breakout sessions with the individual ministries. To sign up please contact Chris McPeak, Please let us know which ministry you are interested in as this will impact which portions of the training you need to attend.

Exploring dedicated space on Saint Mark’s campus – Tiny House Village
The next meeting of the group who are exploring Dedicated Space on SMC campus for those experiencing Homelessness is meeting April 22 from 10:30 am til noon, in Leffler Living room. We will be providing an update on progress to date, planning for next steps, brainstorming around ways to involve other ministries in this effort, and planning for Advocacy 101 training workshop to learn how to best serve our community needing housing. Representatives from Low Income Housing Institute will join this meeting. All are welcome. For more information, contact David Wagner,

Growing into Resilience: A workshop in self-care for service volunteers and those involved in social justice work
In challenging times, intentionally engaging in activities that create harmony and wholeness in our lives is a critical act of resilience. Join us on Sunday, April 23rd from 3-5:30 p.m., for an interactive workshop on self-care. Together, we will share stories, explore multi-sensory ways of practicing self-care, and set intentions for committing to care well for ourselves. The world needs your voice and continued engagement, and we hope this will be a space of rest and care. Presented by The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship.

Have you been confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church?
Bishop Rickel will be at Cathedral Day, Saturday May 13, and will confirm and receive those who have become part of the Episcopal Church. This ancient prayer rite is an outward and visible way of saying you belong to this community, and it gives this community a chance to celebrate and give thanks for you. If you are interested in being confirmed or received, or would like to know more about this, please contact one of the members of the clergy as soon as possible.

Cathedral Day
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
Come one, come all! It’s the annual celebration of the community of the Diocese of Olympia. People from Bellevue to Bellingham, Puyallup to Port Orchard will come to Saint Mark’s Cathedral on this special day. Grand procession, beautiful banners and diocesan confirmations. There will be a ceremonial ground-breaking for the Capital Campaign construction. Carnival games, cathedral tours, food trucks-and much more! Fun for all ages, whatever the weather! The fun starts at 10 a.m. and goes til 3 p.m.

Choral Evensong on the Fourth Sunday of Easter
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 4:30 P.M.
Saint Mark’s intergenerational Evensong Choir will offer a much beloved setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis: Charles Villiers Stanford’s setting in C major. Stately, tuneful, and radiating optimism, this was Stanford’s own favorite among his seven settings. In addition, the choir will sing Christina Rossetti’s poem, Love is the Key, in a haunting setting by the American composer, Anthony Piccolo. Come lift your praises and prayers in the slanting rays of an early May afternoon, and in the glorious assurances of Eastertide.

All-Bach Concert on the Flentrop Organ: Balint Karosi, Organist
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 7:30 P.M.
Mr. Karosi is First Prize Winner of the Leipzig International J. S. Bach Competition. Active as a composer and clarinetist, in addition to serving as Cantor and Organist of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York City, Mr. Karosi brings unusually well-rounded musicianship to his Bach playing. Advance passes are $20 adults/$15 students. They may be obtained online at or at the door on the night of the performance.

Saint Mark’s is now live streaming worship services
Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, marked the first official Sunday that Saint Mark’s live streamed video of the 11 a.m. worship service. This service is offered for anyone who cannot attend Sunday worship, for newcomers who wish to “check out” what worship is like at Saint Mark’s, as well as for anyone around the Diocese and beyond who wish to tune in. In addition to the regular 11 a.m. service on Sunday mornings, Saint Mark’s will also stream Evensong services once per month, along with select special events. This production was made possible in part by a Congregational Development grant awarded by the Diocese of Olympia. You can view the livestream at We will soon offer an archive of previously streamed services.

Earth Ministry Upcoming Events
Interfaith Earth Day Fair, Thursday, April 20, 11:30 a.m. Join Earth Ministry for an afternoon of interfaith environmental action in preparation for Earth Day. The theme is “Compassion and Resistance”, and events include: Interfaith Earth Justice Conversations; Meditation, Music and an Action Center. More at March for Science, Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. Step out to March for Science as one way to observe Earth Day 2017! “Science is the best method we have for understanding the world.” March begins at Cal Anderson Park at 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.

Choir School Summer Camp
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